Says Ann, “Chatham is not only where we met each other but where we both grew up spending our summers with family. It is our favorite place to spend time so there was no question we would get married in Chatham. Matt and I are both homebodies so wanted the wedding to feel like we were right at home so my dad’s backyard was the perfect location.
Favorite memories? I don’t like being in the spotlight so I was very nervous to walk down the aisle, but seeing Matt at first look calmed my nerves and got me excited! Being married by a close family friend in our backyard, being surrounded by our closest friends and family, the meaningful speeches, first dances, dancing, I could go on and on.
Ann and Matt’s Love Story | We were introduced by the head bouncer at a local bar where we both worked, The Chatham Squire. A few weeks later, we bumped into each other and the rest is history. We spent every day together after that. We made it an annual tradition to have a sunset dinner date on the Outer Beach, our favorite spot. 8 years later, Matt proposed to Ann during their annual dinner on the Outer. Favorite special touches? We wanted a nautical wedding logo that was not the standard shell, compass or anchor. My husband had the idea of creating a boat cleat and we fell in love with it. The cleat appeared on the name cards, menus, and we had a real cleat as our cake topper. A close family friend married us, making the ceremony very personal and special. Also, the backdrop of our wedding ceremony was the Outer Beach, our favorite spot in Chatham and where Matt proposed.
The couple honeymooned in South Africa & Mozambique.
Credits: Photography: Katie Noble Photography | Ceremony & Reception venue: Private family residence | Event Design: Cape Cod Celebrations | Florals: Patrice R. Milley Floral Design | Wedding gown: Liv Harris | Groom’s attire: 9tailors (suit), Vineyard Vines (tie & belt) | Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ attire: J. Crew (dress) & Jack Rogers (shoes | Wedding stationery: Dulce Press | Cake: Casual Gourmet | Transportation: Cape Destinations | Hair & make-up: Lisa George | Groomsmen needlepoint belts: Harding- Lane | Groomsmen duffle bags: Hudson Sutler | Babysitting: Summer Sitters | Tent: Sperry Tents | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Ceremony Guitarist: Gene Bourque | Band: Soul Sound Revue | Videographer: Artistic Wedding Films