Real New England Weddings: Kelly Stecker & Quentin Reeve
Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.
September 25, 2010
The Singing Beach Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea
Kelly Stecker, who flew inÂ from her home in Australia with fiancĂ© Quentin Reeve to tie the knot in Manchester-by-the-Sea, left most of the wedding planning to her mom and sister. And â€śit turned out better than I could have ever dreamed,â€ť she says. â€śThey have amazing taste, and I trusted them.â€ť Phew.
Though they now live down under, Kelly, who is an assistant manager at Lululemon Athletica, and Quentin, who works in private wealth management, met in New England, and always knew theyâ€™d get married here.
The two were teammates on the Manchester sailing team in 2001. Quentin, attracted to the free-spirited girl with the ponytail and braces, schemed to recruit Kelly to sail with him on his 420-Class dinghy. â€śAt the time, I didnâ€™t know about the plot,â€ť says Kelly. â€śAs far as I knew, Quentin just needed to fill the void left by his former crew member.â€ť She agreed, and they spent the summer driving to regattas and racing his 420.
â€śIt was a fun way to get to know each other on a competitive level,â€ť says Kelly. It wasnâ€™t until they started dating in 2006 that â€śwe learned of our mutual long-lived crushes.â€ť Four years later, Quentin made her his cocaptain â€” this time for life.
Save-the-dates from Shreve, Crump & Low added a classic element to the event.
The bridal party took photographs at Lobster Cove, just down the street from Quentinâ€™s childhood home.
Guests danced beneath whimsical paper lanterns.
Kellyâ€™s mother surprised the couple with an ice luge and â€śDinky Dooâ€ť cocktails. â€śMy mother made up the name,â€ť explains Kelly.
The vanilla cake with buttercream frosting was cut with Kellyâ€™s grand fatherâ€™s saber, which was awarded to him at West Point in 1932. Kellyâ€™s grandparents used it to cut their own wedding cake.
(From left)Â The pair departed the reception through a tunnel of sparklers.
A 1957 Porsche Speedster convertible was the coupleâ€™s getaway car at the end of the evening.
Gown Priscilla of Boston
Music Freestyle, Wilson Stevens Productions
Makeup Katrina Hess
Hair Dellaria Salons
Bridesmaids Flair Bridesmaids
Menswear Classic Tuxedo
Cake Cakes for Occasions
Catering Ralph Poness, the Singing Beach Club
Flowers Chapmanâ€™s Greenhouses and Garden
Stationery Shreve, Crump & Low
TentÂ Seacoast Tent rentals
LightingÂ Brian Nolan, Port Lighting Systems
Transportation Classic Cars and Byways
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2011/06/real-new-england-weddings-kelly-quentin/