Editor’s Note: Re-sharing this wedding from the 2016 archives.
Katie and Tucker both belong to and sail out of the Boston Yacht Club and because it’s a favorite shared place, they decided to tie the knot in nautical fashion at the club. Every detail was thoughtfully planned out to be in accordance with their coastal theme and Katie even gifted her “bridesmates” beautiful sailing cord bracelets. / Images by Sarah Jayne Photography.
Says Katie, “Tucker and I both belong to and sail out of the Boston Yacht Club. It is our favorite place to grab a bite to eat and sit out on the deck to enjoy drinks. The yacht club beautifully mixes the old classic yacht club feel with modern architecture. Tucker grew up in Marblehead and his Mom lives across the street from the Yacht Club so it is somewhere that we go often. We had a nautical theme to our wedding because of our common love of sailing that originally brought us together and still is something we both enjoy doing. The nautical theme is also fitting because most of our ‘bridesmates’ and ‘groomsmates’ are shared sailing competitors and teammates from different sailing teams around New England. Sailing is also how my parents met (at the age of 13) in Rhode Island so it is something that is important to both of our families as well. Both of our grandparents and parents have sailed since they were young. We also “tied the knot” literally at our ceremony tying a sailors wedding knot to secure our vows.
The Proposal | Tucker proposed in New Hampshire at his Dad’s farmhouse. It happened in mid February 2015 on a beautiful sunny snowy morning. We were at the top of his Dad’s massive sledding hill when his dad asked us to take a photo on one of the tubes as we were about to slide down. From behind me Tucker pulled the ring out of his pocket as I was smiling for the camera. I was so surprised that I barely got a yes out before he pushed off and slid all the way down the hill. At the bottom of the hill he got onto one knee and sweetly proposed. Right after I said yes his little half brother and sister who were anxiously waiting at the bottom on the hill piled on us yelling “Yay! We have a new sister!!!!”. It was perfect, romantic, and totally adorable. It was also amazing that his Dad and Step-mom got every second of the proposal in video and pictures, which I watch all the time tearing up just as I did that amazing February morning.