Alyson & John
May 20, 2016 • Plymouth, MassachusettsBy Stacey Marcus | Wedding photography by Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
It seems apropos that Alyson Bishop and John Costello chose jars of honey as the centerpieces for their wedding reception, given that their first official date was at a local farmers market.
From their first date blossomed a sweet romance. Fast forward to John’s proposal to Alyson while she was on break from her job as a veterinarian in the Midwest. “I am really close to my family so it was really heartwarming that he asked me to marry him with family surrounding me,” says Alyson. Having grown up in Massachusetts, she knew that she wanted a wedding in New England by the water. “I work in the Midwest, so it’s all fields of corn and soybeans.”
It was sheer happenstance that she learned about the Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club, the venue where she and John ultimately wed: While attending a wedding, she was seated next to a couple who had married there and they suggested she check it out. When Alyson researched the venue, she immediately thought, “This is it!”
She selected Arkansas photographer Miles Witt Boyer, who was able to perfectly capture the essence of their rustic New England nuptials. “I found him while leafing through Southern New England Weddings magazine,” she says.
Alyson’s bridesmaids wore purple gowns while John’s groomsmen donned black tuxedos, bow ties and suspenders. Purple was also reflected in other parts of the reception décor, including the bouquets and floral arrangements, which brimmed with lilacs, tulips and lavender. One of the most meaningful decorations, however, was the message displayed on their jars of honey—”Life is the flower for which love is the honey”—a deliciously sweet sentiment to honor the couple’s love story.
CEREMONY VENUE Pilgrim Church of Duxbury
RECEPTION VENUE + CATERING The Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club
CAKE / DESSERT Piece of Cake
FLORIST Flair! Floral Event and Design
PHOTOGRAPHER Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
VIDEOGRAPHER Films by Andy
BRIDAL SHOES Badgley Mischka
MAKEUP STYLIST Transcendent Makeup Artistry
RINGS DeScenza Diamonds
INVITATIONS + PAPER PRODUCTS Wedding Paper Divas
FAVORS Stonewall Apiary
ENTERTAINMENT Keros Entertainment
PHOTOBOOTH New England Photobooth
TRANSPORTATION Pro Limo