Jenni & Josh

August 29, 2015 | Private Estate in Cape Elizabeth

Jenni grew up in Cape Elizabeth on the ocean. She first met Josh as a sophomore in high school. He was a senior and picked her up for their first date at her parents’ house. Although the couple now live in New York City, they decided to get married in her parents’ front yard, twelve years after their first date. “Some people grow up and grow apart,” says Jenni. “But we grew up and grew together.” Josh proposed at the couple’s favorite New York restaurant and, unbeknownst to Jenni, he had also booked flights to Maine so that they could celebrate the engagement with their families the following day. After a garden ceremony, guests danced in an outdoor room built by Leavitt and Parris that overlooked the ocean. Through the structure’s open sides and clear ceiling, “We could see the sun shining during the afternoon and the stars glowing at night,” says Jenni. Afterward, the group gathered for a bonfire at the beach, where they made s’mores and relaxed late into the night.


ATTIRE: Together Jenni and her friends created the “sisterhood of the traveling veil,” meaning that they each wear the same veil on their wedding days. Jenni was the fourth to don the veil, and as it was placed in her hair, it conjured up memories of each of her friends’ prior weddings. Attos Antique and Estate Jewelry in Portland crafted the custom rings and jewelry.

CAKE: For dessert, the pair chose a naked cake, a style that features minimal frosting, baked and decorated by Cake Elizabeth. Sitting on a silver stand in front of the ocean view, the tiered champagne cake was topped with fresh raspberry coulis, cream cheese buttercream, assorted fruits, and fresh apricot glaze, while powdered sugar added color.

DECOR: Reflecting the rocky Cape Elizabeth shore, Jenni and her mother worked with Meghan Torrieri at B Merry Events to create a coastal theme with a modern twist. Blue and white hues grounded the look, while geometric prints and toile designs, along with highlights of metallic silver and pops of pink,
kept the look contemporary. The Event Light Pros created a wave pattern of light across the outdoor room’s floors that replicated the motif on the wedding invitations.