Ariana Dimona + Dylan White

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September 11, 2021

Rye, NH

A love for the New Hampshire Seacoast led Ariana and Dylan to choose Odiorne Point and the Seacoast Science Center as their wedding venue. The couple met in 2010 as freshmen at Bentley University. “Our roommates were an item, and we got dragged along on their dates,” says Ariana. “They eventually broke up, and we’re still together after a decade.”

Ariana was going for a “Seacoast organic look, like we had walked along the beach and gathered the flowers.” Other coastal touches included some of the groomsmen’s custom jellyfish-print jacket linings and a tabletop boat holding the raw bar with shrimp cocktail, oysters and lobster tails. The couple’s signature cocktails were a big hit. “We each chose one,” says Ariana. “Mine was a mint lemonade spritzer with vodka, called Seacoast Science Spritz, and Dylan’s was an espresso martini named Espressin’ Our Love. I have to say, the food was delicious, but the caterer’s presentation was next level.”

The couple had a first look “to diffuse some of the emotion of the day,” according to Ariana. “But we still were tearing up during the ceremony and holding each other’s hands trying to get control of ourselves.” Perhaps most gratifying was when her dad said he’d never been to a wedding where no one stayed in their seat. She adds, “Everyone was on the dance floor enjoying themselves. There was a palpable feeling of warmth, and everyone was just so glad to be able to hug each other without masks on.”

Written by Pat Chaudoin

{Wedding Recipe}

Photography:
Maxine Cadman Photography

Planner:
Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH

Planner:
Nicole Mower Weddings & Events, Kittery, ME

Caterer & Cake:
The White Apron, Dover, NH

Flowers:
Lotus Floral Designs, Pembroke, NH

Dress:
Vows, Watertown, MA

Groom’s Attire:
Indochino

Rings:
Barmakian Jewelers, Boston, MA

Hair & Makeup:
Jo Louise Beauty, Nashua, NH

Tent:
Sperry Tents, Exeter, NH

Lighting:
Event Lighting Concepts, Kittery, ME

Band:
Vincent King Live, Boston, MA