Ashley and Nathan wanted the perfect summer wedding, and The Villa in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts did not disappoint! From the graceful parasols and adorable purse bouquets carried by the bridesmaids to the sparkling reception in The Tent, every moment of Ashley and Nathan’s wedding dripped with elegant romance.
From the Bride and Groom:
“Nate and I met at the gym in September 2019; in February 2020, we eloped at the East Bridgewater town hall with $10 rings a week after I said I love you. I still wanted to have a dream proposal and a big white wedding, and Nate made that happen. In December 2021, we went to South Africa, my home country, to visit my family, and while in Cape Town he booked a private tour along the Cape Polynesia. At the very last stop at the Cape of Good Hope on the beach Nate went down on one knee and asked ‘Will you marry me again?’ with my dream ring! Our story is unlike any other and when you know you know!
The color scheme was always going to be white. I just felt like it was elegant & timeless and a color I won’t regret 10 years from now. I would say our wedding was the “norm”, but our love story is unique. Both our videographers and photographers flew out from South Africa to shoot our wedding day and I would gladly choose them over and over again!
I wanted a venue where I could dress it up and express myself, make it my own. I really wanted an outdoor wedding; I just wanted to enjoy a beautiful summer day. We chose The Villa because of the outdoor space and The Tent as a blank canvas where I could bring my vision to life. I absolutely loved the firepit and the fact that there were outdoor games! All the things that make it a true summer day wedding. Saphire Event Group is without a doubt amazing! They were so willing to work with any idea I had to see if they could make it happen, or if they could bring my vision to life some other way! It was all smooth sailing and I did not worry or stress that anything would go wrong on the wedding day!”
If you had to give a piece of wedding planning advice to a newly engaged couple, what would it be?
“Don’t listen too much to what other people say you should do on your wedding day. Advice is good, but don’t let it be the be-all and end-all. I was told that as the bride and groom, we should be on the dance floor all night, otherwise our guests won’t dance, and if there is one thing I regret from the wedding night it’s that I barely spoke to our guests or hung out with them! Just do you and be you and it will all be perfect. It can get stressful, so just try to remember why you are getting married in the first place: not just to have this dreamy big day, but because you love each other and want to spend the rest of your lives together.”
Ashley & Nathan’s best marriage advice:
Communication is key. Love each other every day, show appreciation, and never go to bed or leave the house angry, because the days, hours, and minutes are not promised! Marriage is a beautiful, wonderful roller coaster of so many emotions and memories. Soak it all up!