Alexandra Otway & Ted Norberg

June 16, 2012. It wasn’t a tough decision for this couple, who met in Boston and were engaged at the end of the dock of the Hyannis Port Yacht Club, to be married near the water. “I wanted to steer away from the typical Cape Cod wedding of hydrangeas, sand, shells, and Nantucket Baskets,” says Alexandra. “I aimed for a romantic palette of soft pinks and peaches with subtle green accents. I wanted our flowers, which were tall and short arrangements of peonies, Juliet roses, hydrangea, orchids, and succulents, to be lush and full with a romantic feel.” For her floral arrangements and bouquets, Alexandra turned to Karen Taddei from Lilacs Florals.

“Alexandra was inspired by the Juliet rose that has taken over the floral scene,” says Karen “It is a hard-to-get garden rose, but the whole wedding was planned with it in mind.” The florist adds that the feel of the wedding as referenced by the flowers was classic with a little bit of an edge.

Alexandra added color by dressing her bridesmaids in different French Blue Amsale gowns. The couple chose the Oyster Harbors Club to host their big day. During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed mini-lobster rolls, a steel drum musician, hand-rolled cigars and pashminas for the ladies. A specialty cocktail, pink lemonade and vodka, was served with straws that said “Norberg est. 6-16-12.”  The couple’s memories of their big day are warm and unique. “My favorite moment of my wedding day was when my husband and I slipped away before our introduction as husband and wife to a room overlooking all of our guests at the Oyster Harbors Club,” says Alexandra. “It was so nice to be alone for just a few minutes and appreciate everyone traveling to the Cape to celebrate our marriage.”

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Written by: Jessica Laniewski
Photography by: Nancy Gould
Flowers: Lilacs

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

Want to see more Cape Cod Weddings, check out the post on Cait Miller & Justin Murphy’s wedding at Nauticus Marina in Osterville, MA.

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