An Intimate Coastal Elopement in Gloucester

The sunken beach and the rocky coast enclosure of Half Moon Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts was the perfect backdrop for creating a secluded, yet dramatically styled elopement. The stone steps built right into the rock-side made for the perfect alternative backdrop to inspire to think beyond just the beachfront.

When it came to styling the details, there was a twist to the classic New England navy and white. Lynne Reznick Photography and by halie intentionally decided on a tropical print that incorporated that quintessential New England color palette, playing off large florals. The oversized bouquet and dramatic florals above the tablescape were designed to create movement and give a nod to the neighboring ocean view. The tablescape included the modern use of plexiglass for the table number, mixed with rustic coastal elements like the farm table and shells as place cards. The carefully selected bubble-like glass charger plates and curved flatware each also contributed to the coastal elements incorporated into the tablescape. Stylistic choices made in everything from the stationery suite to the dress design all played into the simplistic coastal theme.

Vintage door frames created a simple, rustic coastal scene for our ceremony. Similarly, the use of the vintage chair tied the old into this modern take on a beachfront wedding. And with a theme so much built on love and romance, the inclusion of vow books was important because the couple would most definitely write their own vows and be excited to share their love for each other in such an intimate environment.



Photographers: by halie. and Lynne Reznick Photography | Floral Designer: Beach Plum Flower Shop | Linens and Coverings: BBJ Linen | Ceremony Location: Half Moon Beach | Equipment Rentals: Peak Event Services | Hair Stylist: Styled By Stephanie Kim | Makeup Artist: Creative Contour by Carla | Equipment Rentals: Simply Vintage Rentals | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Hive & Colony | Dress Store: Lyra Vega Bridal | Jewelry: e. scott originals | Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel by Amy Lynn | Paper Props: Quinn Luu | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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