There is something wonderfully elemental about a beach wedding – the vast expanse of sea and sky, the fresh breeze, and fresh seafood. Aleah grew up spending summers in Falmouth ever since she was little. When she started dating Adam, they went to the Cape each summer, so when they began planning their September wedding, Cape Cod was a natural choice. Aleah and Adam are so cute together, and I just love their gorgeous seashell cake, the mason jars filled with ivory and green blossoms, and the bridesmaids’ vibrant violet dresses. They had a beautiful day filled with sun, sand and so much joy! Read below for more about Aleah and Adam’s sweet story!
How They Met/The Proposal (from the Bride):
Adam and I met our freshman year of college at UNH through my roommate at the time and immediately hit it off. Our first date was a Red Sox game and I remember it was a chilly night so Adam signed up for a credit card under a fake name so that he could get a free fleece blanket for me to keep warm.
We ended up making things “official” on April 8, 2005 and each year on April 8th, we have celebrated with a Red Sox game and a bottle of champagne, keeping the cork & writing the date and a message on it as a keepsake. On April 8, 2011, our 6th year anniversary, Adam popped open a bottle of champagne and wrote the message “Will You Marry Me?” on it. Of course I said, YES! We celebrated with a surprise dinner he set up with our closest friends/family that night and with a Sox game a few days later!
When we began wedding planning, our immediate thought was to get married on Cape Cod. I grew up spending summers in Falmouth ever since I was little. The Sea Crest has always been special to me because I used to go each year for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my birthday. When we started dating, Adam would always come down the Cape each summer and we came to love spending days on the water, collecting sea glass at the Knob in Woods Hole, and eating as much seafood as we could. Nothing beats the Cape and it reminds us of my Mom who passed away from cancer in 2010. She loved an ocean breeze, sailing, and the nature of Cape Cod. We knew we wanted to be by the water, by the beach, and we had the perfect setting. We wanted to go a little nautical with a rustic-beachy look and everything came together perfectly.