Real New England Weddings: Rebecca Lloyd Garrison & Joshua Grubman
Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.
October 9, 2010
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth
Josh Grubman and Becca Lloyd Garrison’s love story has a happy beginning: After being matched with Becca by the dating website eHarmony, Josh, an attorney living in Somerville, saw her photo and thought, She’s beautiful.
Becca, the owner of Boston Pilates in Jamaica Plain, met Josh for dinner, and the pair discovered they had a lot in common. Soon after, they were dating exclusively. But then the romance hit a snag: Becca discovered she was pregnant just four months into their relationship. “We knew we loved each other, and that was what mattered,” says Becca. But she didn’t want to get married simply because she was pregnant. “We wanted to be sure.”
Five months later, Becca was sure enough to buy a ring and propose to Josh at their home in Quincy. He said yes. And then two weeks later, Josh (who’d been planning to propose all along) got down on one knee in an apple orchard and proposed. To which she said yes. Fast-forward one year, and here’s the happy ending: Becca and Josh married last fall. Watching the couple with wide eyes was their nine-month-old daughter, Quinn.
“The best part of our wedding was standing outside, looking over Plimoth Plantation’s pond and out to sea, and realizing how far my relationship with Josh had come,” says Becca. “We had a pretty crazy beginning, but our love and commitment to each other saw us through.”
The flower girl’s headpiece included ivy and roses.
“I didn’t care what flowers my florist used—it was all about color,” says the bride of her bouquet. “I told her to use her artistic vision and go to town.”
The couple’s first dance was to the Mamas and the Papas’ “Dream a Little Dream of Me.”
(From left, top to bottom) Sugar calla lilies topped the mocha cake.
White hydrangeas provided a nice contrast to the cranberry color scheme. “They’re the quintessential New England flower,” says Becca. “You don’t have to dress them up to make them shine.”
The maple-syrup favors added a local twist to the table settings.
Gown Paloma Blanca, Country Weddings
Headpiece Country Weddings
Bridesmaids JLM Couture, Country Weddings
Cake Montilio’s Baking Company
Catering Creative Gourmet at Plimoth Plantation
Flowers Petals and Pearls
Menswear Brooks Brothers
Music DJ Scott Arrington
Hair and Makeup Beach Plum Spa
Videography T-Stop Pictures, Russ Anderson
Choreography Nikki Sell