Misquamicut Club Wedding | Maclean & Clemmie | Lefebvre Photography
Maclean and I met in college when a dear friend set us up on a blind date. When both of us got home from our eight-hour long first date, roommates and best friends remember describing us with one word— smitten. I was coming out of a long term relationship, and Maclean was coming out of a string of short term ones, and all we both really wanted was to find the one person who made us laugh the most, challenged us to ask the hard questions, and constantly pushed us to look more like Jesus. It was clear early on that each other might be that one person.
After dating in college, moving to a new city together, and figuring out what this relationship looked like in “real life”, September 2017 rolled around and Maclean Martin asked me to be his wife. His proposal was perfect in every way possible. It was equal parts representative of him, me, and us, and every person we loved was there to celebrate with us afterward. I will cherish that day for the rest of my life.
The wedding planning after that was a whirlwind. Our vision was simple. First, we wanted to our wedding day to display our love for Jesus, our love for each other, and our love for the people in our lives. Then, wanted a day that encompassed all the other things we loved and had been meaningful to us in life. The first decision was the location and we decided on Watch Hill the night we got engaged. It has always been a special place to my family and me, and since being in my life, had earned a special place in Maclean’s heart, too. We knew it would be the perfect place to welcome all of the people we loved most to celebrate our covenant. Music was next, and the band was the only decision my dad had any interest in being a part of. We chose together, and I must say he chose well. We’ve never had more fun. When it came to the decor, it would be simple and elegant. We wanted the wedding to feel romantic and dreamy when people walked in. Whites, greens, and golds would dominate the color palette and allow the smiles and sounds of the evening to shine through.
What truly made our wedding unique and memorable to us, though, were the many touching personal details woven into the evening. It started with a gift from my mother, a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring originally given to my Mimi by my Grandpa the day my mom was born. I walked down the aisle in the same chapel where I was baptized nearly 23 years prior. My father walked me down to the sounds of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”— the same song he danced with my mother to the name they got married for their first dance. Maclean greeted us wearing a matching monogrammed cummerbund to my dad, and matching engraved suspenders to his own father. After the ceremony when guests arrived at the Misquamicut Club, a Texas flag, once flown over the Texas Capital in Austin and given to my dad as a gift, proudly flew below the United States flag. Guests nibbled on southern bites and sipped on a signature cocktail that found it’s roots in Austin, too— the “Texas Tea,” a favorite of Maclean and mine for many years. When they entered the tent, they were greeted by two beautifully lit birch trees hand chosen by my mom and now planted in the backyard of my childhood home to forever commemorate the beautiful memories of this night. Upon sitting for dinner, each guest’s place was set with uniquely patterned gold china, custom embroidered napkins, and bread and butter plates hand made in decoupage by my mom. Guests sipped on special craft beer driven all he way from Texas by Maclean’s father himself, and enjoyed the room’s cake which was shaped after one of Maclean’s favorite Texas breweries. After dinner, the guests enjoyed custom ice cream flavors creates by Watch HIll’s famous St.Clair Annex’s owners, George and Joann Nicholas, who were wedding guests, as a gift especially for the bride and groom. As the night wound down, guest snacked on late night mini breakfast tacos and honey butter chicken biscuits as the band played one last tribute to our Texas heritage and finished with a final song— “Texas Fight.” Guests were handed jars of East Beach sea salt and homemade honey, both made by mom, as they exited the tent for a sparkler send off.
It wasn’t the decor, the music, the food, or anything else that made our wedding the most memorable of our lives. It was having all of the people who had shared our lives and brought our paths together in one place, celebrating together and enjoyed all of the things we love. We wouldn’t change a thing. - Clemmie
Ceremony | Watch Hill Chapel
Reception | The Misquamicut Club
Photographer | Lefebvre Photography
Cake | Confectionary Designs
Officiant | Rev. Anthony Ceder
Florist | Sayles Livingston Designs
Caterer | Misquamicut Club
Wedding Planner | Erica Trombetti, Infinite Events
Transportation | Rockstar Limo
Entertainment | Suit & Tie, Elan Artists
Lighting | Exquisite Events
Videography | Jeff McQuitty
Makeup and Hair | Ali Lomazzo Beauty
Wedding Gown Shop | Nardos Design
Wedding Gown Brand | Custom Made Design by Nardos
Suit/tux Shop | R.Rose Clothier
Suit/tux Brand | Custom Made by Bob Rose
Bridesmaid Dress Shop | BHLDN
Bridesmaids Attire Brand | BHLDN
Dinner plates | Borrowed Blu