Bethany & Jeff married in the most lovely tented micro wedding at a private home on Cape Cod this past summer. They originally planned a larger soiree at The Dennis Inn, but their plans changed when Covid forced them to think smaller in order to get married last year. Bethany & Jeff completely reimagined their wedding and ended up with a picture perfect day set in the sweetest tiny tent that brimmed with beautiful florals. The thoughtful details came together in a perfect mix of nautical touches and elegant design. And the best part, their families and closest friends were there to celebrate with them!
Getting Ready For Their Tented Micro Wedding
With hair and makeup done, Bethany had her best friend and her mom there to help her into her dress. It was a quiet few minutes as she first helped her mom get ready and then her mom turned to help Bethany complete her bridal look. Bethany was absolutely stunning in her Romona Keveza gown. The thin belt she wore provided the perfect hint of sparkle to complete her look. As she finished putting on the final touches – putting on her earrings and buckling her shoes, storm clouds rolled in and a quick fierce thunderclap sounded. The ceremony start was paused while the rain swept through and created some lovely portraits under the covered trellised walkway in the front of the home.
Cape Cod Micro Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony took place in Bethany’s aunt and uncle’s back yard, as did the tented reception. They have an absolutely lovely home that abuts marshlands in Yarmouth Port. The ceremony setup was simple and elegant, set against the views of the marshlands framed by two modern white pillars holding large arrangements of crisp white flowers and lush greens. The ceremony was so much fun and brimming with joy and emotion and personal touches. It started with Jeff practically dancing down the aisle with his parents by his side to the song “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge. Then the tears began as Bethany was escorted down the aisle by her Dad. Jeff and Bethany took turns exchanging hand-written vows, making each other laugh and cry, and had an epic first kiss. And Bethany’s uncle officiated the ceremony, sharing lighthearted memories and well-wishes with the couple.
Tented Micro Wedding Reception
A lovely little Sperry Tent was set up for the wedding reception, adjacent to a patio that was strung with bistro lights. The details and design were absolutely stunning and again, boasted personal details. The blue and white WilloWare china was the central design inspiration for the celebration. The plates remind Bethany of her grandmother and so they are not only beautiful, but hold a special sentimental value as well. With that pattern in mind the rest of the design highlighted by subtle nautical accents – like personalized seating assignments on blue sea glass, white floral arrangements, and candles – fell into place with the help and vision of Stephanie from Cape Cod Celebrations.
We did couple’s portraits on the lawn as guests mingled and watched the sun setting during cocktail hour. Then Bethany and Jeff had their first dance on the patio under the bistro lights at dusk. Next, they shared a parent dance before everyone sat down to dinner. Many toasts were made and memories shared over dinner. One of the many lovely things about a micro wedding is that it leaves space and time for loved ones to share stories and memories. I left as dinner continued under the tent and the candles glow brightened in the twilight.
Planner: Cape Cod Celebrations
Florist: Leslie Lee Floral Designs
Videographers: Harborview Studios
Catering: Cape Cod Private Dinners
Tent: Sperry Tents
Rentals: True North Event Rentals
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman