Heartfelt Cape Cod Backyard Wedding: Dev + Ryan

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Today’s stunning wedding is more than just a handful of pretty images. While we promise there’s plenty of that to go around too – thanks to the talented photo duo behind Henry + Mac – the sweet, homespun vibe behind the entire day is what’s currently tugging at our sentimental heartstrings. Dev is a wedding planner herself, so she definitely knew how to infuse the Cape Cod backyard setting with lots of love + personality. Let’s hear a bit more about her + Ryan’s beautiful day:

Ryan and I have always had very clear visions about what our life together should be like – full of family, friends, fun and food…it just made sense that our wedding would mirror those ideals. The Cape has always been my version of Disneyworld – a magical place full of cheer, salty air, everlasting beaches, and amazing fried seafood. Even being located across the country, we knew our big day would be back East where we belonged.

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cymbeline of Paris Wedding Dress

fall inspired bouquet

Dev’s fall bouquet, by Foret Design Studio, is one of our most favorite to date!

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

boutonniere

bridesmaids with astillbe bouquets

tie wearing ring bearer puppy

Dev shares, We knew that our four legged furry son was bravely battling a very aggressive cancer and so we did everything we could to incorporate him into our day and our stunning photographs that we’ll have forever. He donned his tie handsomely as our “Ring Bear” and strutted down the aisle with my bridesman. This was the best decision we made. We lost him a few short months later.

groomsmen

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

pup ring bearer

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Dev: This is so hard. #1 Sealing the deal with a kiss, with Bogey by our feet, and all the love and cheers from our onlookers. #2 While everyone was inside dancing, I walked out and of the Inn and into the gorgeous sailcloth tent and took in how magnificent everything had turned out. I wanted to move into that tent. I loved everything. I was so damn happy. #3 The look of horror on the Dennis Inn staff's face when I ate some of the communal apple crisp directly out of the serving bowl with her serving spoon...WHAT?! IT'S MY DAY!!!!

Ryan: It was while dancing; I took in the room and realized that all these people that I loved, and that Dev loved were having a blast in celebration of us. That made me really happy.

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

lawn games

grilled cheese apps

lawn games

photo booth

tent

seating chart

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

The tent was decked out with the most beautiful + stylish fall feel. We love the gorgeous florals, pennant table numbers, cozy lanterns + pretty paper goods.

flag table numbers

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Fall dahlia centerpieces

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

sweets

Our wedding was seriously all about the details. We skewed the traditional cake and had an amazing fall inspired dessert bar with apple crisp, blueberry cobbler, apple cider doughnuts, pumpkin bread pudding with caramel drizzle, red velvet whoopie pies, carrot cake cupcakes and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Guests could load up takeaway boxes with our stickered logo on them and shovel this into their faces or take it to go.

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

Cape Cod Backyard Wedding

See even more in the super creative + beautifully shot film below by Brighter Lights Media!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Keep reminding yourselves what they day is about when you start to get bogged down by minute decisions, frustrating relatives, picky parents, and whatever else seems to be in the way between now and the big day. I also very much recommend having someone (be it an amazing bridal party or hired professional) to coordinate the actual day. So much planning, thought and money goes into this ONE DAY that is over in the blink of an eye and you truly want to be PRESENT for as much of it as you can. It's very hard to do that if you are the point person.

photography: Henry + Mac // planning + design: Freckles, Wit, & Co // venue: The Dennis Inn Dennis, Massachusetts // florals: Foret Design Studio // videography: Brighter Lights Media // wedding dress: Cymbeline of Paris // desserts: Artisan Bake Shop // hair + makeup: Kacie Corbelle // band: Mixtape: A Cover Band for Hipsters

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