Smaller, more intimate weddings have been slowly becoming my new favorite and Katie & Dickie’s Rye Harbor Beach wedding was no exception. I arrived to their beach house which was still being updated out front and despite the craziness of beach life out on the streets, I was welcomed into one of the most peaceful and calming atmospheres I have ever been in.
After getting ready in their home, we ventured just down the road to Rye Harbor Beach for their heartfelt ceremony – complete with a airplane flyby that the couple arranged to take an aerial photo of the wedding (so awesome) followed by a message that their blended family lives by: “Live, Laugh, Lam Fam.” Dickie’s boys couldn’t have been more thrilled to announce to the world that Katie was now officially their family!
The feeling of being finally “home” was the best way to describe how this day felt for everyone present, and the reception was like kicking back and relaxing with family on the best summer day in your backyard. There was lobster and various other seafood items for dinner, cornhole and yard games overlooking the beach, soccer balls to serve as both a guestbook and a source of entertainment later, and some quiet spaces to steal away to in order to walk on the beach with your partner in all things life and adventure and everything in between.
This, my friends, is what weddings and marriages and families and LOVE should be. This was a good, good day. <3
Venue: Rye Harbor Beach // Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal // Wedding Dress: Katie May // Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Boss // Hair & Makeup Artist: Bella Vita Salon & Spa // Rings: David Yurman // Catering: Petey’s // Favors: Cardigan Mountain Soapworks // Fireworks: Patriot Fireworks // Videographer: Oxford Media Films // Photographer: Hilary Colleen Photography