Pieter and Paige sought out a mix of classic, natural, elegant, and romantic for their May wedding at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Paige's great great grandfather was a whaling captain, and Pieter’s family is from the seaside in Belgium, so this nautical venue was the perfect spot to bring together their two families, in a celebration that was uniquely them.
The couple held their ceremony at the Seamen's Bethel chapel on a beautiful 70-degree, blue skied day. Farm-fresh florals decorated their celebration, and food that held special meaning was served to guests: avocado toast, because the couple met and live in California; poke, as a tribute to their favorite trip to Hawaii; clam chowder, Paige’s favorite and a nod to her family’s New England roots; and fries to celebrate Pieter’s Belgian heritage.
Pieter and Paige planned their beautiful wedding from California, and according to the couple, “Everything was a breeze! Thanks to the strong relationship between Russell Morin and The Whaling Museum, the details came together so smoothly. We had wonderful partners, Alison & Shannon, who helped us out every step of the way. Not to mention, the food was fantastic — we had many guests come up to us to share how much they loved the food!”
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is one of our exclusive venues, and the largest whaling museum in the world! The historic seaside venue offers couples a number of unique spaces to celebrate in — one of the many reasons why we love it. Pieter and Paige chose The Bourne Building for cocktail hour, which allows guests to sip and snack amongst a huge 59-foot model ship, and The Harbor View Gallery for dinner, which boasts floor to ceiling windows and a deck that overlooks the New Bedford Harbor.
Enjoy a snapshot of this special wedding below, courtesy of Lauren Hawkins Photography, and check out the menu our chefs put together for Pieter and Paige.