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’sÂ 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, Sheâ€™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. â€śWe knew we loved each other, and that was what mattered,â€ť says Becca. But she didnâ€™t want to get married simply because she was pregnant. â€śWe wanted to be sure.â€ť
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 (whoâ€™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 hereâ€™s the happy ending: Becca and Josh married last fall. Watching the couple with wide eyes was their nine-month-old daughter, Quinn.
â€śThe best part of our wedding was standing outside, looking over Plimoth Plantationâ€™s pond and out to sea, and realizing how far my relationship with Josh had come,â€ť says Becca. â€śWe had a pretty crazy beginning, but our love and commitment to each other saw us through.â€ť
The flower girlâ€™s headpiece included ivy and roses.
â€śI didnâ€™t care what flowers my florist usedâ€”it was all about color,â€ť says the bride of her bouquet. â€śI told her to use her artistic vision and go to town.â€ť
The coupleâ€™s first dance was to the Mamas and the Papasâ€™ â€śDream a Little Dream of Me.â€ť
(From left, top to bottom)Â Sugar calla lilies topped the mocha cake.
White hydrangeas provided a nice contrast to the cranberry color scheme. â€śTheyâ€™re the quintessential New England flower,â€ť says Becca. â€śYou donâ€™t have to dress them up to make them shine.â€ť
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 Montilioâ€™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
VideographyÂ T-Stop Pictures, Russ Anderson
Choreography Nikki Sell
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2011/06/real-new-england-weddings-rebecca-joshua/