Sara & Jordan
August 5, 2016 • Harwichport, MassachusettsBy Lenore Cullen Barnes | Wedding Photography by Melissa Robotti Photography
Jordan Thompson and Sara McCarthy were both new to the neighborhood, and living five houses apart, when they met on the school bus on the first day of fourth grade. Little did their parents envision as they sent them off to school that day that they would be dancing at the pair’s wedding. The summer before high school, Jordan asked Sara out. “We’ve been together ever since!” says Sara.
After 12 years of dating, the couple got engaged in October 2015. They were enjoying a picnic at Nelson Beach in Plymouth when Jordan asked if Sara wanted to dance.
“Jordan has a DeWalt radio that he brings everywhere,” notes Sara. “He put on ‘my song,’ ‘Sara Smile,’ by Hall and Oates and we got up and danced. At the end of the song he got down on one knee. Suddenly, there’s a group of about 15 to 20 people standing around us cheering, and people from the parking lot beeping their horns for us. It was the best moment of my entire life. After the proposal, Jordan suggested getting champagne at a nearby restaurant and there were all our friends and family waiting there for us! Jordan exceeded every dream I ever had about this day.”
With their mutual love of the beach and Sara’s memories of summers spent at her grandmother’s cottage in Dennis, the couple knew they wanted to be married on Cape Cod.
“When we saw Wychmere (Beach Club), we just knew,” Sara says. “We loved the location with the ocean right there, the cocktail space with the rooftop deck overlooking the water, and the reception space with floor-to-ceiling windows.”
To achieve the “beachy and romantic” ambience they wanted, Sara used soft up-lighting as well as candles and rose petals. White seashells and starfish enhanced the beach theme alongside blush and ivory-toned flowers.
“I loved our ceremony,” Sara says. “Our officiant did a great job incorporating our 13-year love story into a 30-minute ceremony. Another moment that stands out was during the last song, our friends picked both of us up on their shoulders and everyone chanted ‘Sara…Jordan!’”
MAKEUP STYLING Ali Lomazzo Beauty
HAIR STYLING Stacey Kuehn Hair
VENUE Wychmere Beach Club
RENTALS Rentals Unlimited
FLORIST Judy Fligg – All About Flowers
CATERER Longwood Events
CAKE/DESSERT Casual Gourmet
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