Finding that perfect venue for the most important day in a couple’s life is perhaps one of the most difficult and exhausting of tasks. Living on Cape Cod presents nearly infinite possibilities, so when the bride and groom eventually chose a simple ceremony at Dowses Beach in Osterville, followed by a reception at the bride’s home, the only concern was the weather. Because the home is so spacious, Plan B, having it indoors should there be rain, was a viable alternative. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, the caterers set up, the lanterns were strung, votives were attached to trees in the wooded area, the tent for dancing was raised, the flowers arranged, and the party went seamlessly. The transformation of the backyard was magical when all of the lanterns and candles were lit, the dancing began, the high top tables were scattered throughout the yard, the various buffets laid, the bar set up on the spacious deck, and the wedding cake installed inside the gazebo. For the bride, groom, friends, and family it was a night no one will ever forget. Because of the back yard’s size, the caterers were able to scatter both buffet tables and high tops throughout, allowing guests to move and mingle freely without having the restrictions of assigned tables or seating. It was the perfect setting for a small, casual yet gracious event.
A fountain was put together on the deck, utilizing the bride’s grandmother’s sculpture, seashells, hydrangeas, votives, cobblestones, greenery, and sand.