Cape Cod Backyard Wedding – Britain and Emily

Britain and Emily’s Cape Cod wedding was so fun and filled with love you couldn’t help but smile all day. Their wedding was in Falmouth on Cape Cod at Emily’s family’s home. The couple created a relaxed atmosphere with vendors they loved, fun lawn games, and decor that was beautiful and tied to being by the water. I asked them to talk about some of the decisions they made and advice they would share with other couples planning their wedding day. Check out some of my favorite photo moments and how some of their advice comes from the movie Frozen. Cheers!

1. Why did you decide to celebrate your wedding on the Cape at Emily’s family’s home?
When we first started thinking about where to celebrate our wedding, we went straight to the internet. We googled “outdoor wedding venues” and “backyard weddings” and looked at a bunch of places. We wanted something that wasn’t stuffy and had a laid back backyard party feel to it. Nothing felt exactly right. We wanted a place that felt like home.
Being outdoors is core to who we are as a couple and we wanted our wedding day to represent that. With the beautiful marsh behind us as the backdrop and plenty of open grassy space for everyone to dance, play, and eat, Emily’s family’s Cape house felt like the perfect fit. While it was a lot of work to curate each part of the day (with an empty backyard, there were a lot of details that needed careful consideration), it was a great location to celebrate (and eat pizza) with our family and friends. We love being able to return to the Cape House and relive the memories of our wedding.
2. What was your favorite part of the day and why?
Dancing…peeking out through the second floor window to see our guests arrive…pizza truck…playing corn hole with our nieces and nephews… sibling speeches that brought us to tears…stuffing our faces with dark chocolate caramel sea salt cupcakes!
The list really could go on and on. One of the best parts of the day was enjoying quiet (and loud) moments with the people we love most. We were so fortunate to be surrounded by so many of our friends and family to share in our joy.
3. What advice would you give to future couples planning their wedding day?
Plan, plan, plan… and then, let go.
It’s important to think about details, decorations, timing, etc. in the weeks and months leading up to wedding day. On your wedding day, let the small stuff go. The most important thing is to enjoy the day and the people around you and not worry about whether or not there are too many peonies on the tables (you should know that there is no such thing as too many peonies). The details you planned for will look beautiful and represent who you are as a couple. You and your partner are the only ones who will notice what didn’t go as planned – so as Elsa from Frozen says, “Let it go.”
Vendors that made the day awesome:
Pizza & Cocktail Truck – Pizza Barbone
Bride’s bouquets – Silver and Sage Floral Design
Brides’ Dresses – BHLDN
  Hair & Makeup – Headlines Salon
Tent & rentals – Party Cape Cod
DJ – Erik Joseph
Cupcakes – South End Buttery
Cake – Sugar Bakery

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