July 21, 2012. Chatham played an important part in the relationship of Kyle Voniderstein and Casey Haight, and the pair knew from the start they wanted it to be the backdrop for their special day; some of their best memories came from the summer they lived at Casey’s family’s house in Chatham, which was just down the street from Chatham Bars Inn.
“We spent many afternoons at CBI soaking in the scenery and sipping cocktails,” says Casey. “We have lots of happy memories there.” It was the perfect venue to celebrate their wedding and embodied the theme of the day: “the best things in life are meant to be shared.” Guests sat at long tables and were served dinner family-style to encourage closeness and conversation.
“It was a really modern palette with the grey and yellow,” says Clarissa Davis, director of catering at Chatham Bars Inn. “It was a tented wedding and it was striking and unique. The flowers were done so tastefully and paired with grey linens; I hadn’t seen that before.”
The couple didn’t want to have too “beachy” of a wedding regardless of their surroundings. “The overall feel that we were going for was classic, crisp and modern with organic details,” adds Casey. “We definitely shied away from many ‘traditional’ wedding elements and really tried to make it our own and reflect our personal style.” Casey and Kyle had their parents pick the songs for their father/daughter and mother/son dances so it would be a surprise to the new couple. They also asked one of their close friends who they met during the summer they lived in Chatham to be ordained for the day to marry them. Guests were sent away with a special gift that kept them thinking about the joyful celebration long after the reception: Limoncello that was made and bottled by Kyle and Casey themselves.
*This real wedding was first featured in Southern New England Wedding magazine’s 2013 issue.
For more real weddings held at Chatham Bars Inn, check out Adare Lindsay & Patrick Kiely’s wedding.