Our wedding was amazing! Mystic Seaport is the perfect place to get married in the summer, especially if you love the water and boating. It was expensive, but no more so than any other local place on the shoreline that time of year. I arrived to the ceremony with my parents and bridesmaids on my mother's friend's wooden schooner, which was the perfect way to get there.
I did most of the wedding decorating myself, along with my mother, who made my dress and veil, the flower girl's dress and basket, the centerpieces, the flowers, and all paper except invitations.
All in all, it was a fantastic day, and our guests had a wonderful time.
Thomas was incredibly professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. He was wonderful to work with through our entire planning process, and his online form for song requests and do-not-play lists made things easy for us. Also, he put his own touch on the music - instead of just playing a list of songs, he actually DJed, and mixed songs according to the crowd and what would go well together. we could not have been happier with him and his work.
We HAD to use Coastal Gourmet, because they are the only caterers authorized to work on the Mystic Seaport grounds. They have a tasting party a few times a year, for all couples getting married within a specific amount of time, where you can taste all the different types of menus you can have. Since we got married at the boatshed, we only had a choice of three different menus, and really, only one worked for us. However, the one that worked for us was perfect, as it was filet mignon and salmon, which is what we would have chosen anyway. They were also accommodating of our vegetarian guests. The food was delicious, and working with the catering team and the cake team was incredibly easy and fun.
Rick and Virginia are amazing! We loved working with them every step of the way, and they were extremely professional, kind, and talented. We liked their photography style, and we enjoyed meeting with them and working with them.
Pat is a wonderful person who made our ceremony totally personal and intimate. Many of our guests commented on her presence and how moving she made the ceremony. She was absolutely wonderful.
My mom's friend who brought us into the ceremony on his boat also gifted us with a bagpiper! Glenn was hilariously funny in addition to being incredibly talented.
The stylist I got assigned to was angry that I chose my own hairstyle for the day, and that she didn't get to design one. I brought in a picture for her of what I wanted, but at the trial, she insisted on doing what SHE wanted, not what I had asked for. The day of, I let her know ahead of time that if I didn't leave the salon with the exact hairstyle I requested, I would have my stepmother cancel the payment for it. She did do what I asked after that, but I should not have had to say that to her, and I should not have been then physically tormented by her pulling, stabbing, and yanking my hair. The salon itself was also unprofessional, refusing to call me back when I tried to make the appointments for the wedding day. I would never go back, and will tell everyone I know to not patronize this salon.
Alissa was amazing! She created an invitation that perfectly fit our wedding style, and was extremely easy to contact and work with. Everyone loved our invitations, and we felt they really represented the overall feel of our wedding day.
We got married right next to the lighthouse at Mystic Seaport, which fit our style perfectly. We have different religious backgrounds, so getting married outside, by the water, was a natural choice for us. The staff at Mystic Seaport and Coastal Gourmet was very helpful making sure everything was taken care of for our ceremony. We did have an issue with Coastal Gourmet switching our wedding planners on us three times, but the changes were mostly handled professionally. They were great with communication, and made sure our requests were met quickly.
Coastal Gourmet really did a great job with our reception. The venue fits our style, and they listened to our requests and needs as far as table sizes, setup, and layout without hesitation or any problems. Our guests had a fantastic time, which was the most important thing to us.
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