Wedding on Boston's South Shore
Angela and her groom planned a romantic, sand and sea-
themed wedding on Boston’s South Shore. Growing up on the
coast, the couple has always had the beach in their hearts!  
These sweethearts since high school decided to tie the knot
close to home.  They were united in a traditional ceremony at
their local church, Holy Family and held their reception at the
Pinehills Golf Course in Plymouth.  The selected wedding date,
Memorial Day weekend, allowed guests to kick off their summer
and take advantage of the extra time a three-day weekend
offers!  Handmade touches and unique family traditions were
skillfully layered into this memorable event.  

Angela has studied interior design and her keen sense of style
quickly drew her to her wedding selections without second
guessing.  Her choices included a strapless sheath bridal gown
with lace overlay and satin sash.   Her long and simple veil was
a perfect contrast to the embellished lace dress.  Colors of terra,
sand and sea glass inspired the bridesmaids’ short strapless
dresses.  The varied shades were united with ivory sashes tied
in back.  Ideal for a walk down the aisle!  The Maid of Honor’s
dress had a modern floral print encompassing all of the dress
colors and Mom selected her favorite color- purple.  The bride
took time to craft individual necklaces of shells and beach glass
for her attendants’ gift.    The bride’s hair was styled by Stacie
Cummings and makeup by Elizabeth Nightingale.   Angela wore
her long hair down and back off her face.  Her makeup let her
natural beauty shine through and was applied lightly for the sun’
s exposure in outdoor pictures!  

Family traditions inspired Angela as she began her planning.  
Her unique and original ideas created long lasting memories and
mementos, too.  She began collecting family recipes to give as
wedding favors.   She also collected and copied family wedding
pictures to use in the table arrangements.   Upward reaching
branches delicately held the individual names.   The tables were
set with hand-sewn linens including over 125 napkins and table
runners in sand colored linen.  A unique bonus is that they will
both be used for dinner parties for years to come.   Coincidently,
ladies named Kate played important roles during the planning -
Kate Farrington designed the flowers and Katy Valentine,
Wedding Coordinator at the Pinehills, offered invaluable help!  
Photographer, Eric Barry, captured each important moment
throughout the entire event along with many candid shots.  The
couple previously scouted a few photo locations selecting
spectacular backdrops for their wedding pictures.  An unplanned
surprise was the gentle sea breeze lifting Angela’s veil as if it
were dancing.  Another natural detail was that the local beach
plums were in bloom, adding nature’s hint of color.    Please see
the vendor listing for contact information for these talented

Weather report:  the day followed as predicted - high humidity
and thunder showers.  With luck from Mother Nature the newly
married couple was already kicking up their heels during the
reception when the rain poured down!!   White paper lanterns
hung above the dance floor setting the stage for action!  At the
end of the evening, guests lit sparklers to send the couple off in
a romantic glow.   

Important side note:  Angela enjoyed planning her wedding
details so much she is now running her own wedding and party
consulting business, Raciti Event Design.  For more of Angela’s
charming touches, visit her website at