Dapper grooms tie the knot with swagger and style

When a tattoo artist and a tech startup co-founder plan a party, there's bound to be a guest list of wildly vibrant cast of characters. Stephen and Paul's Provincetown wedding did not disappoint. I caught up with the grooms as they were just finishing up getting ready. Their custom blue suits were perfectly accented by their floral pink and orange neckties. As we strolled along Commercial Street for their portrait session, tourists and passers-by applauded and congratulated the beaming gentlemen. At one point, Stephen exclaimed in his British accent, "I mean look at us, we're literally peacocking!"

We made many pitstops during their extended couple's portrait session. We went to MacMillan Wharf, the Breakwater Jetty and then simply walked through town and eventually landed at the legendary Old Colony Tap, one of the oldest dive bars in New England. Between the crooked floorboards and names scratched into the walls, there's endless possibilities for creative portraits in this watering hole chock full of shipwreck nostalgia. The grooms pretty much had the place to themselves so they sat in front of the window enjoyed a quick pint before heading up to the Pilgrim Monument.

Guests were greeted with flutes of champagne upon their arrival and then gathered in front of the monument for the ceremony. The grooms walked down the aisle to their pianist's arrangement of "Thank You for Being a Friend," the theme song from the Golden Girls, which drew out belly laughs from their guests. There were tears and smiles from almost everyone in attendance. And then Paul flipped off the guests when they teased him for his watery eyes.

The party continued with a fabulous spread from Cosmos Catering. There were oysters and tasty passed hors d'oeuvres galore. The dinner spread was New England picnic-themed featuring lobster rolls, hotdogs and salads. Due to the Covid-era's travel challenges, many loved ones from across the pond could not attend in person, but a tech savvy guest virtually conferenced them in for some hilarious toasts. The formalities closed with an all hands on deck pickle back shot and then the dance floor madness ensued. It was a proper party for two lovely lads with a fantastic array of friends.

Pilgrim Monument Wedding Vendors

Planner: Cape Cod Celebrations Erin Soderstrom| Venue: Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum | Suits: Paul Smith | Florist: Designer's Touch | Caterer: Cosmos | Pianist: Mark Borgmann | Rings: Tiffany & Chris Habana | Desserts: Milk Bar & Blue Monkey