Romantic Nautical Wedding Inspiration
Not only is this romantic nautical wedding absolutely swoon-worthy, but this couple is just the sweetest, y'all! The only thing that makes me happier than working with kind souls is becoming friends with them in the process, and I'm so happy to now call Sarah a friend. Sarah also "introduced" me to one of my favorite people in the world, Alex of Magnolia Letter Arts (that's a story for another day!), so I feel like I owe Sarah a puppy or something. So, get yourself situated and settle in to read Sarah and Andrew's sweet love story and get inspired by their romantic nautical dream wedding!
Wedding Date: July 13, 2014
Wedding Location: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
All the Fun Details
How did you and your significant other meet?
We were introduced by our mutual friend, Kara. I was out at a bar with Kara one night when we ran into Andrew and his friend, Sean. Kara had been friends with Andrew in college so she introduced us. He got my number and called me the next day for a date! Kara ended up being the maid of honor at our wedding and Sean was Andrew’s best man.
How did your proposal happen?
My parents throw a New Year's Eve party every year. All my friends, my brother’s friends, and our family are always there. Immediately after the ball dropped ringing in 2013, Andrew proposed in front of all my friends and family. It was perfect to be able to celebrate with all of them around.
What tradition(s) were important for you to include in your wedding ceremony? Why?
We had a very simple ceremony. It was more important to us for the ceremony to be about the vows we wrote for each other and not anything else. Also, it was July and outside so we didn’t want to be standing in the heat for too long!
What was the inspiration for your wedding style?
Our venue. The Inn itself is beautiful, airy, romantic and nautical. With the marina they have on site, it was the perfect setting for us.
What were the top 3 most important aspects of your wedding?
- Doing a first look.
- Having it at a venue that took care of everything for us so we had no worries on our wedding day.
- Having a fun wedding!
What was your color palette?
Mint, bellini, dove gray, blush and accents of navy and gold.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
Working with Amanda on all the fun print products and incorporating lots of fun details into the whole wedding!
What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?
Oh my gosh, there are so many, but if I had to pick one it would be walking down the aisle with my dad. We walked in to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles, it was one of the most special moments I’ve ever had with my dad. (Even though he walked entirely too fast!)
What was your favorite piece of advice you received about marriage?
To never stop dating your spouse! (Someone really smart gave that to me...it’s definitely my favorite!) (Aww, thanks, Sarah! I'm blushing!)