Family Plays Central Role in Elegant Massachusetts Wedding

Mary & Scott

June 10, 2017 • Mashpee, Massachusetts

By Rachael Devaney | Wedding photography by Carly Michelle Photography

For Mary Morris and Scott Cusack, family always comes first—even on their wedding day. For this reason, guests from all around the world traveled to Cape Cod to be with the couple as they made their vows in June 2017.

“Scott and I are fortunate to have grown up in strong, loving and supportive families,” says Mary. “It was our greatest wish to have them there on our special day.”

It was a wish come true as 220 guests appeared at the couple’s ceremony at The Parish of Christ the King in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Several of the couple’s family members participated in the traditional Catholic blessing, including their grandparents, who walked down the aisle before the bride and her stepfather. To pay tribute to another special man in Mary’s life, Scott wore her late father’s wedding ring during the ceremony.

“The ring is engraved with the date my parents started dating (October 26),” Mary says. “That date is also Scott’s parents’ wedding anniversary, so the ring continues to evolve in meaning.”

Personal touches were woven throughout Mary and Scott’s reception at Willowbend, including a table of photographs from both of their parents’ and grandparents’ weddings.

After a sit-down dinner, several emotional moments and the couple’s first dance to Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey,” the wedding party danced the night away. “The celebratory energy was running high,” Mary says.

As the evening came to a close, the newlyweds gathered all of their loved ones for a giant group photo. “We are lucky to have amazing people in our lives,” Mary says. “And that’s what this entire union was about—our family, our friends and those we love.”

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CEREMONY VENUE The Parish of Christ the King
RECEPTION VENUE + CATERING Willowbend
PHOTOGRAPHER Carly Michelle Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER Colby Thompson / NuImage Entertainment
CAKE Montilio’s Baking Company
FLORIST J. Doyle Florals
BRIDAL GOWN Vows Bridal Outlet
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Veil: Bridal Alterations by Anahit
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Flair Boston
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GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Richard Lewis Formal Wear
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RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT Guy Nicotra / NuImage Entertainment
TRANSPORTATION White Tie Limousine
REHEARSAL DINNER Sea Crest Beach Hotel


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