I hope you all had a great weekend and a spectacular 4th. Today’s featured wedding was sent my way via Candace Jeffery Photography and took place at the historical Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. And although it may have been a bit rainy, Chelsea & Bill’s nautical “tying the knot” themed wedding weathered the storm beautifully. And how fun is their wedding palette? Navy and grey with a touch of whimsical rainbow.
From the Bride, Chelsea:
What were your Wedding Planning, Inspiration and Style?
Above all, we wanted a personalized and fun feel for our wedding. We wanted to do a lot of things ourselves in order to make it our own. Our themes/inspiration were tying the knot and nautical with a rustic twist. We used knots in many of our details, including save-the-dates, invitations, favors, and in the ceremony we did a handfasting (literally tied the knot). The nautical theme was evident by the venue (a historic seaport) and color scheme of navy and gray.
How did you meet?
We met in high school, but we’re not exactly quintessential high school sweethearts. I was a senior and Bill was a sophomore, and he and I had a mutual friend that tried really hard to set us up. For almost a year I refused to even spend time with Bill because he was 2 years younger than me, but eventually our friend got us together. We started dating a month before I graduated high school, and have been together ever since, over 11 years now.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
The whole day was so much fun, it’s hard to pick certain things as my favorites! I absolutely loved our ceremony. It was very personal and interesting, unlike any ceremony I have seen. I also loved dancing with my family and friends and seeing how packed the dance floor was most of the night which showed that our guests were having a great time.
Do you have any advice for other brides?
Make it personal. Find things that make your wedding more than the status quo, so that it is unique and reflects you as a couple and your personalities. That makes the whole planning process fun. We did a lot of DIY projects which took significant time and we overcame our nerves to read letters to each other during the ceremony. These things made our wedding special and unique, and I think our friends and family were surprised at how much they learned about us on our wedding day.
Photographer: Candace Jeffery Photography
Floral Designer: KM Designs
Reception Venue: Mystic Seaport
Dress Designer: Casablanca
DJ: Entertainment Unlimited of New England
Makeup Artist: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Mens Warehouse
Officiant: Zita Christian