Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending one of my favorite weddings to date. My childhood friend, Naomi, married the sweetest boy named Shaun. It wasn’t my favorite wedding due to glitz and glam or over-the-top decor or anything crazy. This is a couple who didn’t need all of that. They could have gotten married anywhere, in any setting. Because I’ve never seen a couple so in love. The simplicity of the day allowed their love stand out without a single distraction.
The ceremony, which was held outside overlooking the water, and reception were held at Emerson Inn by the Sea in picturesque Rockport, Massachusetts, on what happened to be one of the most beautiful fall days we’ve see this season in New England.
The reception and dining area were simple yet stunning and filled with an intimate amount of close family and friends.
And the cocktail hour was tasty with a cheese and meat spread to die for (including heart shaped cheese!), mimosas, champagne, and wine.
When Naomi and Shaun were announced they came down a beautiful staircase at the inn and had their first dance to Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together, performed by a live jazz band.
And he so adoringly dipped her
For dinner I had the perfectly prepared salmon with a Sauvignon foam and couscous. I’d never been to Emerson Inn before but between the food and the stunning views of the water, I definitely feel like I have to pay another visit when the weather warms up next year!
Naomi and I have always had a special friendship, meeting in 7th grade science class and bonding over our love of Jonathan Taylor Thomas (yup!). We’ve laughed at everything imaginable and have the weirdest personal jokes together but, like a lot of friends, have had ups and downs. It’s one of those friendships that no matter where it took us, we picked up right where we were before and dusted ourselves off; like nothing had ever changed.
I’ve only met Shaun a handful of times but for some reason I’ve always felt like I’ve known him forever! The best thing about these two is you can so effortlessly see that they’re both themselves. When you want love for your friend and they meet not only someone who loves them back, but someone who absolutely adores them, respects them, and allows them to stay the same, it’s stunning to see them tie the knot. Thankfully the ceremony was outside and I could wear my sunglasses, because my, oh my, did I shed some happy tears
When your friend gets married and you think that her cheeks probably hurt from smiling so much, you go home smiling, too. Rested assured that she is in good hands with her darling man
What was the best wedding you’ve ever attended?