Aimee Johnson & Erik Uustal

July 21st, 2012. Their junior prom was just a rehearsal for the day when Aimee and Erik Uustal would formally unite as a couple. From an early friendship freshman year in high school, through nine years of dating, Aimee and Erik were building toward July 21, 2012.

“I was just so happy, so relaxed and so thrilled,” says Aimee. “I’d been waiting for my wedding for so long.” And the wait was so worth it. Aimee and Erik exchanged vows in a picture-perfect  non-denominational chapel surrounded by loved ones. They celebrated afterward beneath a tent on the lawn of Erik’s parents’ home overlooking the bay.

“We were hoping for an outdoor romantic garden wedding and it worked out fabulously, just how I’d hoped,” says Aimee.

A pink and grey color scheme wove through Erik and his groomsmen’s plaid ties to Aimee and the bridesmaids’ bouquets, to pink and grey lanterns lighting the tent. Aimee found her gown at Christina’s Bridal and complemented it with a flowing fourteen-foot veil. “I knew I wanted something classic and light and airy because of the setting,” she says.

“Their wedding was zero stress,” says photographer Alexandra Cordts.  “It was just carefree and full of family and good friends, a meaningful happy day with no pretension. And the setting was beautiful; it’s rare that we get to shoot in natural light like that all day.”

“The highlight for me was when Erik and I locked eyes as I walked down the aisle with my Dad,” says Aimee. “I knew ‘this is perfect and he’s meant to be my husband forever.’”

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Written by: Lenore Cullen Barnes
Photography: Alexandra Cordts
Catering: Plantation Catering of Newport
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

 *This real wedding was featured in Southern New England Wedding magazine’s 2013 issue.


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