Oceanview of Nahant Summer Wedding | Jessalyn + David

Venue: Oceanview of Nahant
Hair: Alecia Romero at Blue Bella Salon
Makeup: Lisa Dethomaso
Cake: D'Amici's Bakery
Cake Topper: Uniquecaketoppers Etsy
Entertainment: Soundz Unique
Assistant Photographer: Catherine Threlkeld

One snowy afternoon, Jessalyn walked into a local gym called Strength Discovery to learn more about personal training and met the man of her dreams. David, who owns this gym located in Revere, Massachusetts can describe the day like it just happened. Their eyes meeting for the first time, how they both started to stutter over their own words, and how they talked for over an hour like they had been best friends forever.


David and Jessalyn live a very active lifestyle, and enjoy working out together. They love to make people smile with their matching gym outfits and leggings, which is what inspired their guest book (a 15 lb weighted plate from their gym)


When sitting down with the staff at The Oceanview of Nahant, wedding cake flavors came up during their planning. Jessalyn mentioned how her favorite cake is one with a cannoli filling, and  The Oceanview recommended D’Amici’s Bakery in Lynn. They were able to stack delicious cannoli’s using four different fillings to create their non-traditional wedding cake. Wonder Woman and Captain America are two of their favorite characters, and they were able to find a company named Uniquecaketopper on Etsy that custom made their cake topper the focal point of their cake, and made their inner superheroes come to life.

David and Jessalyn described their experience with The Oceanview as a Nautical 20th century fairytale come to life. These newlyweds knew they picked the right place to be married the moment they arrived for their first look of the venue, and saw their personalized welcome sign hanging on the door. The Oceanview offered a breathtaking nautical backdrop when they exchanged vows outside on the newly designed Beach Stone Terrace.

The Oceanview also went above and beyond to help this romantic couple surprise each other on their wedding day. David is a Marine Veteran, so they both decided it would only be fitting to fly the Marine Corps Flag and the American Flag during their July 2ndwedding, but what Jessalyn didn't know was that David also custom made a flag for her. This flag contained their new initials on top of their gym colors and he presented it to her during their ceremony, and raised it next to his Marine flags at the end of the ceremony and they all flew high together during the reception.

When this couple moved in together, he bought her an orchid plant to symbolize the start of their life together. Since then, it has become their flower. They decided to order their bouquets and corsages from Balloonatics in Saugus, but what Jessalyn didn't know was that after ordering their flowers together, David went back to order additional orchids to be spread across all of their guest’s tables. The Nahant Oceanview kept this secret from Jessalyn and when she walked into her venue on her wedding day she saw a room adorned with orchids and realized how special the man she just married really was.

Jessalyn also had a surprise of her own. Even the fittest couple has their kryptonite, and David’s was chocolate frosted and glazed donuts from Kane’s Donuts in Saugus. With the help of her 7th grade math students and the staff at The Oceanview, she was able to design a groomsman cake out of these donuts. Knowing that David would love an American Flag touch, she was able to find a large American Flag wooden pallet to display them on. You can imagine the smile that swept across David’s face when he saw his favorite doughnuts at his wedding presented to him by his bride.

With the help of The Oceanview staff and carefully picked vendors, this couple planned a detailed wedding in less than 68 days. The Oceanview provided them with a Beach Stone Terrace for their ceremony, a venue with a gorgeous view, and amazing backdrops scenery for outdoor wedding pictures. The Oceanview also offered them a wide menu of delicious food options, a signature cocktail, personalized lighting displays, and so much more!

David and Jessalyn’s pictures speak for themselves and truly represent the amazing time they had at The Oceanview. Their vendors helped them design a small intimate, yet personalized, wedding for them and their guests. The camera loved this couple, and it was impossible not to capture the love they share for one another in the hundreds of pictures that were taken.