Says Jordann, “[John and I] visited several locations on the Cape but Wychmere Beach Club was the perfect combination of glam, classic New England charm and elegance. As the majority of our guests would be traveling from a far way, we wanted to plan a full weekend of events. The weekend kicked off with casual cocktails at the Ocean House’s Beach Bar, followed by a super fun Lobster Bake at Swan River Seafoods and finally the main event on Sunday. I was hesitant at first about having our wedding on a Sunday but it could not have worked out any better and I highly recommend it if you’re looking to make the weekend a true getaway for your guests!
When it came to the overall vision for the wedding, we wanted to keep it simple and leave the natural beauty of the venue at the forefront. We let it shine while accessorizing with a palette inspired by the ocean and neutral flowers accented by mercury glass vases and votives. My mom did all of the calligraphy which was a huge help and added such a nice personal touch. One of my most favorite things of our wedding, however, was the funfetti sprinkle cake my mom made, as well. She has baked all of the special cakes in my life – and my wedding was no exception!
After the venue was booked, next up was the dress. I work in the fashion and retail industry so finding the perfect dress has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. A special weekend was spent in NYC with my parents and sister where I found ‘the one’ at Vera Wang. I was the first person to purchase the ‘Jocelyn’ gown as it had just come from the Spring ’16 ad campaign. It was a true fashion dream moment! It captured the simplicity I always dreamed of having with a bit of a wow on the train. For my shoes, my sister gifted me the most beautiful (5 inch tall!) blush Salvatore Ferragamo shoes at my bridal shower. I wore them for her wedding this past October, as well, and they are definitely my favorite shoes in my closet! For John, he opted for a classic tux but with a little twist in navy. He looked incredibly handsome along with all of his groomsmen by his side in black. One personal touch that tied both wedding looks together were two hearts made out of lace from my mom’s wedding dress. She had them made in Portsmouth, N.H., and featured both of our initials and our wedding date. I had mine sewn into the bottom of my dress and John kept his in his pocket.
As everyone says, your wedding day goes by very quickly. However, I tried very hard to be in the moment and enjoy every second. Before our ceremony, John and I had a first look which was incredibly special and helped to calm both of our nerves. I very much recommend doing a first look to have that alone time with your husband or wife to be! Though we did a first look, I didn’t want to spend too much time with John before our I do’s. So instead of taking the trolley to pictures – my Dad drove my sister, my mom and me to our picture taking spot and then onto the church. We sang and danced in the car – even though I couldn’t sit in my dress for fear of wrinkling it so I laid in the front seat! It was very special and meaningful to spend those last minutes of just the four of us together.
Jordann & John’s Love Story | John and I were married on June 25, 2017 on Cape Cod a little over seven years after we met at the University of Delaware. After being set up as dates to our respective fraternity and sorority formals, we spent the last month of our senior year basically inseparable. Though I was headed to New York City and he back home to work in Boston, we knew that the long distance which would last almost three years was worth it. John eventually joined me in New York City where we both grew within our careers and our life together.
On December 30th, 2015, while on vacation with John’s family in the Dominican Republic, John proposed! It was the perfect day in a place that has always been special to John’s family and now myself, as well. That morning, we hiked to the top of Mount Isabelle with his younger brother and a guide. A little stray dog named ‘Master’ joined us on the journey which I thought at the time was going to be the highlight of my day. Once we reached the top, we were surprised to find a cutout of a bride and groom which you could put your face into for pictures. After walking around for a little while John suggested we go take a picture with the bride and groom as a joke. Little did I know that once we put our faces into the cutout John had the ring box held to the side. Once we were done and walked to the front he got down on one knee and asked if I wanted to marry him for real! We went back to John’s families’ house where we surprised them with ‘the rock’ I picked on the hike and facetimed my family to share the wonderful news. It was a magical day!
The band was very important to John and I as we wanted our reception to be a great dance party. We hired the same band that played at my family friend’s wedding and they did not disappoint! We splurged a bit on this expense as we felt that it was worth it to add to the overall experience of our day for our guests. While planning, I quickly learned how expensive flowers can be. We ended up going with a local florist who did a beautiful job and was not as pricey as vendors who do beautiful jobs but charge more for styling, etc. I spent a lot of time planning out how I wanted the flowers to look but it was definitely worth it in the end to save a bit there! Even though the speeches, our first dance, cutting the cake and dancing the night away were all the highlights of our reception – one of our most favorite moments was taking a golf cart down to the beach to snap some pictures with our photographer. Meg from Rodeo and Co. is incredible and she made that moment especially fun as I got to take off my shoes and run through the sand in my wedding dress. Having a little alone time with John was perfect and allowed us to take a deep breath and take it all in as the sun was setting on our perfect day. Credits: Photography: Rodeo & Co. | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Church | Reception Venue: Wychmere beach club | Floral: Bee and Blossom | Entertainment: Honey Train | Wedding Cake: Mother of the Bride | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Stationery: Mospens Studio | Hair: Lisa George | Linens: Wychmere Beach Club | Makeup: Lisa George | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Groom’s Attire: Bonobos | Bride’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Veil: Vera Wang