Marley and Kevin’s sophisticated and romantic summer wedding in The Tent at The Villa was both touching and beautiful. Featuring sweet personal touches in their wedding looks, professional-level DIY work on their seating chart, and a stunning checkerboard dance floor, we couldn’t help but be inspired by this dreamy wedding in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
From the Bride and Groom:
“We met through mutual friends, who unbeknownst to us, were setting us up! They invited us along with a group of Kevin’s friends to Mohegan Sun for the night, and when Marley won Kevin 300 dollars on a roulette spin, she asked, “Now when are you going to spend it on me?”…and 4 years later Kevin was down on one knee at the beach in Falmouth, surrounded by the same group of friends, proposing. Though he was only able to spit out the words “Will you maarr…m..eee”, Marley was immediately drawn to tears and overwhelmed with joy.
We really loved our decision to have non-traditional white bridesmaid dresses and green suits for the groom and groomsmen! Though people were apprehensive about our decision it was one of the few things that we knew we wanted from the get-go and we would not have changed a thing about it. The same goes for our welcome sign and seating chart; a labor of love, we enlisted five friends to help us DIY the pillars, master the circuit, and assemble the acrylic. Marley’s favorite thing about her wedding day look was her sleeves, which were made from her mother’s veil from her parent’s wedding over 35 years ago!
We decided to stick to neutrals (whites, beiges) with a hint of black throughout the day. When discussing with our florist, she showed us inspirational photos from a recent wedding and despite Marley’s indecisiveness, we immediately knew we’d made the right choice. Incorporating just a hint of blush and peach tones within the flowers allowed us to embrace the natural greens of The Villa, which seamlessly accented Kevin’s suit.”
Marley wore a Maggie Sottero gown in the shade ivory, and her bridesmaids stunned in dresses from Revelry in the shade White Pearl. Kevin and his groomsmen wore Indochino suits in the shade of Johnby Twill Olive.
“From the get-go, we knew we wanted to have as much of the wedding outdoors as possible, and with New England weather, we knew we’d be looking for a tented venue. We wanted a venue that felt modern, romantic, secluded, and allowed for the party of a lifetime! As soon as we saw The Villa’s outdoor ceremony space with the most beautiful landscaping, and the drapery/chandeliers within the tent, our search was over. The Saphire Event Group was nothing short of amazing. Our Event Coordinator, Elizabeth, was extremely helpful throughout the entirety of the process, always transparent, and went above and beyond to meet our asks. She helped make our checkered dance floor dreams come true, and did not bat an eye when we told her we had three 6-foot pillars as our seating chart!
If you had to give a piece of wedding planning advice to a newly engaged couple, what would it be?
“Your wedding is the biggest day of your life, but it’s your day to do what you want to. Your friends and family will remember the time they had, not every small detail. Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy your planning with each other; after all, this is the entry day into forever! The flowers themselves may not matter, but sharing the full experience of creating and executing your wedding day is the true joy of it all.”
Marley & Kevin’s best marriage advice:
“As cliché as it is, communication! Your partner can’t read your mind so speak how you feel and work through the planning, the ideas, and life together; always listen to understand and not just to respond.”