Laura and Greg had a beautiful New England nautical themed wedding at The Barker Tavern.

Love Story

Our 2019 wedding season kicked off with Laura and Greg. We were so excited to head to Newport RI, for their engagement session. While planning the perfect engagement session, Laura and I talked about how meaningful Newport was to them. Early in their relationship they spent a long weekend away together in Newport. It was early November, it was chilly but they enjoyed exploring the coastal city and visiting popular attractions like the Breakers. Somewhere between Bellevue Ave and Bannister’s Wharf Laura and Greg began to fall in love. The day of their session, it was a brisk winter day, we decided to capture some fun candid style photos along the picturesque Newport Cliff Walk. We later made our way to downtown where we finished their session with a gorgeous sunset photo.

Greg proposed to Laura where their story began at the location of their first date… Tony Cs at Assembly Row in Somerville MA. Laura had a feeling something was going to happen because Greg was acting a little differently. Greg asked Laura to go for a walk down by the river, where he popped the question. Greg was so nervous that he actually forgot to get down on his knee… that didn’t stop Laura from excitedly saying “yes!”. 

Wedding Day

There is an old saying here in New England, that says… “if you don’t like the weather wait a minute.” That saying couldn’t have rang more true, than on the day of Laura and Greg’s wedding. The morning of the wedding, a blanket of clouds spanned the horizon, the air was thick and there seemed to be a chance of rain. As we arrived to Scituate the the sun began to burn through the clouds, and by the time we headed to the Scituate Light House for their first look, it was a bright and sunny afternoon. It was a perfect day for a coast wedding.

We arrived to The Inn at Scituate Harbor where Laura was getting ready with her mother, sister and a few close friends. Their bridal suite had a nice view of the Harbor. The girls enjoyed a few minutes of relaxation, sipped on mimosas, and had their final touches made to their hair and makeup. Laura’s wedding dress was a beautiful Maggie Sottero, a-line lace gown. Her look was completed with a pair of sparkly Kate Spade slip on sneakers. Laura’s mother and sister Mary (her Maid of Honor) helped her into her fully buttoned back dress. 

Lauras’ father Bill could not wait to see his little girl in her dress for the first time. As she walked into the room his reaction did not disappoint, Laura was beaming. 

After having a fun morning with his seven groomsmen, Greg headed down to the Scituate Lighthouse to prepare for his First Look with Laura.

First Look

As Laura pulled up to the Lighthouse, she quickly changed into her rose gold Kate Spade sneakers. She made her way up the rocky coast to see her future husband, who was eagerly waiting her arrival.  Laura took Greg’s breathe away. We love this portion of the day… there is something magical about a private First Look. Seeing Laura melt into Greg’s arms and watching his expression as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time was the best! At one point they even began to dance.

The Ceremony

The happy couple decided to have their ceremony and reception at the historic Barker Tavern in Scituate. The ceremony took place in the Williams Room in front of an impressive 8′ stone fireplace. Light pored in from both sides of the room that featured floor to ceiling windows that overlook the gardens.

As guests began finding their seats, there was a buzz of excitement in the air. Laura walked down the aisle beside her father, as she took Greg’s hand she kissed her dad on the cheek. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Laura and Greg exchanged their heartfelt vows.

The Reception

The couple spared no expense when it came to bringing the ocean to their guest for their nautical themed wedding. The raw oyster bar, and chucking was the perfect touch.

Can we talk about Laura and Greg’s amazing wedding cake. This multi-layer cake was created by Konditor Meister. The cake featured a sea foam green ombre buttercream frosting, and was topped with starfish to tie their nautical theme together.

Is it really even a party if the Groom doesn’t grab the mic and rap a Will Smith song? Greg sang Will Smith’s “Welcome to Miami,” to Laura and their guests went wild. He was pretty awesome! From that moment on there dance floor was packed.

We were so thankful to have shared in Laura and Greg’s day. Being able to get to know our couples on such a personal level and witness their love story first hand is such a blessing! We wish Laura and Greg many happy years to come… congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs.

Photo of rose gold bridal jewelry and wedding bands.
Nautical bridal lay flat featuring rose gold bridal jewelry and wedding rings.
Kate spade wedding shoes and diamond wedding ring
Bridal bouquet and bridal wedding details.
Bride and Bridal Suite Ocean View at the Inn at Scituate Harbor.
Champagne Bridal Flutes.
Bride and Mother of the Bride getting ready
Flower Girl
Bridal Party getting ready with flower girls.
Lace wedding dress details.
Bride getting ready, slipping wedding shoes on.
Bride and Father of the Bride First Look.
Bride and Father of the Bride First Look.
Grooms wedding day lay flat with grooms shoes and boutonniere.
White rose boutonniere.
Groom and groomsmen getting ready for the wedding at the Barker Tavern.
Grooms getting ready portraits.
Old Scituate Lighthouse and bell, in Scituate Massachusetts.
New England coastal decor.
Groom and groomsmen portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Groom and groomsmen portraits at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
First look portraits of a Bride and Groom at the Scituate Light House.
Flower girl details and bouquet.
Family portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Family portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Bridal portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Bridal portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Bridal portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Bridal portraits at the Scituate Light House.
Bridal portraits at the Scituate Light House.
The exterior of the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
The exterior of the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Wedding portraits in the garden at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Wedding portraits in the garden at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Groom toasting a glass on his wedding day.
The wedding ceremony space at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
The wedding ceremony space at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Flower girls carrying pink and white bouquet's.
Bride is walked down the aisle at the Barker Tavern.
Indoor Ceremony space for wedding in Scituate MA. South shore wedding venue.
wedding ceremony.
Wedding ceremony.
Wedding ceremony at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Wedding ceremony at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Nautical wedding decor, featured at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Nautical sea foam green wedding decor, featured at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Nautical sea foam green wedding decor, featured at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Nautical sea foam green wedding decor, featured at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Nautical sea foam green wedding decor, featured at the Barker Tavern in Scituate MA.
Oyster Bar for wedding.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.
Wedding reception at the Barker Tavern in Scituate Massachusetts.

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The dream team:

Venue:  The Barker Tavern

Photographer: Shannon Matos Photography

Florist: Flowers by Maryellen

Cake Artist: Konditor Meister

DJ: DJ Mike Janedy

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by May Chin

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Mens Suites: Michael Kors

Minister: Honorable Reverend Donna M. Cunio

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