Elizabeth Schurgin and Sam Lindo

A candid moment from a wedding on the North shore of Massachusetts in Rockport HarborThe couple, surrounded by their guests, dance the hora, a traditional circle dance.silk wedding gown by AmsaleThe happy couple enjoys the sun in picturesque Rockport Harbor, behind the Shalin Liu Performance CenterWedding bouquet including white garden roes, eucalyptus and succulents.The groom chose these brown shoes by FlorsheimWedding day slow dancing their Rockport Golf Club receptionCouple takes a moment in front of lobster buoys for a true seacoast style weddingThe Shalin Liu Performance Center set the stage for a beautiful ceremonyThe elegant and simple wedding cake topped with roses and eucalyptusThe couple's wedding bands and engagement rings are from James Allen

September 26th, 2015
Rockpork, MA

Music played a starring role at Elizabeth and Sam’s wedding ceremony at the stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA. Elizabeth, a pianist, is executive director of the DC Youth Orchestra Program in Washington, DC; music is an integral part of the couple’s lives.

Rather than extensive readings during their ceremony, the couple planned three musical pieces, performed by friends and set against a picture-perfect view of Rockport Harbor. Elizabeth surprised Sam with a pop-up musical performance of his favorite classical piece, “Danzón No. 2” by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, performed by a small orchestra. “It was a huge surprise,” Sam says. The music continued during the reception at the Rockport Golf Club, where the couple (who met on Match.com) and their guests spent most of the evening on the dance floor. “My favorite part of the day was having everyone we love there to witness our commitment,” says Elizabeth. “There’s nothing we’d change.”

-Written by Debbie Kane

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Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA

Rockport Golf Club
Rockport, MA

Hitched Salon
Washington, DC

Celia’s Flower Studio
Gloucester, MA

Couture Salon and Spa
Gloucester, MA

Vinwood Caterers
Ipswich, MA

Eric McCallister