With the words “yacht and country club” right in its name, one could easily assume that the Chequessett Yacht & Country Club has a buttoned-up, formal feel. So not case with the Cape Cod waterfront wedding venue where Nicole and Michael were married on a sultry summer Saturday.
Located on the bay side of Wellfleet, the venue is the postcard-perfect place for a destination wedding on Cape Cod, with a wide white-sand beach with more than enough room for a sand-in-the-toes ceremony. With a wrap-around porch overlooking the water, the adjacent boathouse is the beachiest Cape Cod beach wedding venue ever.
With the ceremony set for 5:00 pm, Nicole had the entire day for primping and pampering and enjoying a bit of bubbly with her maids at a nearby summer home.
Once Mom had helped her into a stunning sheath-style dress with a lace overlay, Nicole spent a few minutes with the “other man in her life,” her dear father.
Dad walked his beautiful girl down the beach where her groom awaited. The big moment had finally arrived!
Michael and Nicole pledged their love for each other and exchanged “I do’s” as their loved ones look on, with the gorgeous beach offering the ultimate seaside backdrop.
As guests made their way into the boathouse for the cocktail hour, Nicole and Michael gathered their wedding party and families together on the beach for a few quick photos, with photographer Lane Caroline capturing each moment.
It was party time!
From their invitation suite to the white-on-white floral arrangements and white flowers adorning the three-tier wedding cake, and driftwood accents, Nicole and Michael’s décor had a decidedly cohesive feel that beautifully complemented the wedding venue and their own personal style. They opted for a vibe that was fresh and modern, yet at the same time felt classic and traditional.
After the first dances, Nicole and Michael together then Nicole with her father and Michael with his mother, the couple took their seats at the sweetheart table. Heartfelt speeches were followed by a sumptuous dinner and the cake cutting.
And after that? The evening was all about dancing. And love. Lots of love.
The Dream Team
Catering, Event Planning, Wedding Cake: The Casual Gourmet
Photographer: Lane Caroline
Flowers: J. Smith Florals
Rentals: Peak Event Services