I am a planner at heart and once we set our date (June 1, 2013), I took off running. We've gone back and forth between some ideas but have settled on the best one yet...that is, the one that is most reflective of us as a couple. By chance I stumbled upon the fact that you can rent the Squantum Yacht Club, located right on Wollaston Beach. It is in our budget and has a great view of the Boston skyline. We decided that we will do a Catholic wedding at St. Ann's up the street from our house, and have the reception at the Yacht Club. We will do catering from Redbones BBQ, a restaurant that we frequent in the city. We are still deciding on where we will be getting our cupcakes from and I think we will have a chocolate mousse cake to cut.
We want the day to be fun and casual and well, us. Being on the beach is key as we are both beach people. The only thing missing will be Coda (our dog), but I found the perfect cake topper that incorporates him into the celebration. The theme of the wedding is somewhat nautical (anchors and lighthouses) combined with some whimsical touches (like polka dots).