September 29th, 2012. An adolescent first kiss led to the ceremonial first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Murphy on September 29, 2012. Cait Miller and Justin Murphy both grew up in Centerville, MA, were friends since age 12 and dated on and off before getting serious senior year in college. Currently residing in Worcester, the couple returned to Cape Cod to exchange vows.
Cait, the anti-Bridezilla, was low-key and unfussy throughout the pre-wedding prep. “Planning the wedding was a pretty simple process,” says Cait. “My dad called me and said, ‘You know that place we keep the boat? They have a date available in September.’ It was as simple as that. I was thrilled to get married at a marina!”
That perfect venue was Nauticus Marina in Osterville. After her bridesmaids chose red, Cait chose coordinating red Converse sneakers to wear with her bridal gown. “My shoes had to be flat because I didn’t want to be taller than my husband,” she says. “I have this beat-up pair of grey Converse and people associate them with me.”
Cait gives huge credit to all the vendors who made the day “the best party of my life,” including Mary Lyons and Olive Chase from Casual Gourmet, photographer Lara Kimmerer and David Johnson and Michael Wyman of East Sandwich Flower and Gifts.
After an indulgent tasting at Cupcake Charlie’s, Cait and Justin settled on five cake flavors.
“We love working with wedding couples,” says Johanna DeNapoli, marketing director of Cupcake Charlie’s. “Cupcakes are a fun alternative to the traditional cake and give couples the chance to appease everyone’s taste buds with a variety of flavors.”
Two more people played pivotal roles in making the day perfect. “I don’t know if I can fully explain the awesomeness that is my parents,” says Cait.
*This real wedding was featured in Southern New England Wedding magazine’s 2013 issue.