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Scot & Mary: Love On The Shore

Scott and Mary’s wedding is like a breath of fresh air. Their whimsical celebration was held at Scot’s mother’s country home on the shore of Lake Erie overlooking the quaint Point Abino lighthouse. We love the feeling of the couple’s entire day that was captured in these magical images by A Brit & A Blonde and the video by Ioan Films. From the first look portraits shot in the scenic setting during a light rainfall to the heartfelt vows exchanged during the outdoor ceremony with the picturesque backdrop of the lighthouse, Scot and Mary’s celebration was simply beautiful.

“It did drizzle here and there, but Scot and Mary embraced it wholeheartedly,” describes photographer Jessica Hill. “At one point Mary just goes for it, hikes up her dress and dances in the rain impromptu. It made for one of our favorite images ever since it was such a free-spirited moment captured.” The image (shown above) was featured in Pop Sugar’s Best Wedding Photos of 2015.

The reception was held under a tent furnished with tables and chairs dressed in white and the yard was decorated with strings of Edison lights. We love the unique escort cards that were inspired by Scot’s profession as a pilot—colorful wooden toy airplanes that were strung between the trees. Other DIY details included painted driftwood table numbers and signage, and the floral headpiece and arrangements made by Mary and her bridesmaids with local wildflowers at a nearby flower farm.

We also have to share this couple’s remarkable backstory as told on the photographer’s blogWe hear tons of incredible “How we met” stories from our couples, but I think Scot and Mary’s story is fit for a rom-com. It is the classic tale of Boy meets Girl. Boy tries to find Girl on Facebook. Boy sends a Facebook message to the wrong Girl with the same name by mistake. New Girl writes back to explain the error and they start chatting. Boy and Girl go on about their lives. Boy and Girl both meet other people and get engaged. Boy and Girl’s engagements both fall through. Girl messages Boy out of the blue many months later to ask a question about turbulence since Boy is a pilot. Boy and Girl start chatting again, love blossoms and I do’s follow. It would be a box office smash hit. I just love that there is a Mary out there that has no idea that she was the catalyst for such a match!

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The Wedding Makers
Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Cinematography: Ioan Films | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers | Catering: Robin Howe Catering | Floral Design: Maple Meadows Florist

Whimsical Registry Picks
Inspired by the quaint lighthouse and colorful decor details, here are some of our fave items from Zola Wedding Registry’s Georgetown Collection that effortlessly blends traditional and contemporary style. White foundations, timeless heirloom-ready pieces, and fun pops of color make for a vibrant, happy home. Create your Zola wedding registry, then start building a registry that reflects your couple style.

Shown here: Kate Spade Charlotte Street 4-Piece Place Setting; Jansen My Cake Stand, Mini; Kate Spade Greenwich Grove Teapot; and B By Brandie Truman Linen Dinner Napkin.

Shown here: Joseph Joseph Nest 9-Piece Prep Set; Staub Mini Round Cocotte; Kitchenaid Artisan Design Series 5 Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Glass Bowl; and Cuisinart 6-Piece Knife Set with Blade Guards.

Shown here: Kate Spade Deco Dot 3-Piece Duvet Set

Shown here: Thomas Paul Sailor Shirt Pillow; Gohome Jesters Jar; Kate Spade Portland Place Frame; and, Safavieh Storage Bench.

Shown here: Michael Aram Rope barware collection including cocktail shakermuddler, ice scoop, bottle opener, ice bucket, and cheese board with knife.

Shown here: Picnic at Ascot Overland Basket; Matouk Marlowe Bath Towel; ThomasPaul Signal Flag Cocktail Napkin, Set of 12; and, Areaware Rope Coil Bowl.

Zola Wedding Registry is a one-stop solution for the modern couple, and your guests will love it too! Gifts, experiences, cash funds, and anything from any store: it all fits on your Zola Registry. Sign up now to discover the smarter wedding registry.


Image(s): A Brit & A Blonde