Danvers couple Arlene Sherman and Harvey Goldman wanted to do something untraditional for their wedding, the second for both of them.
They wanted a party that would appeal to their seven grandkids — something fun for their extended families.
That’s why more than 100 guests gathered at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly on Sunday for Sherman and Goldman’s “Beauty and the Beast’’-themed nuptials. The bride and her maids wore dresses inspired by Belle’s golden gown. Goldman, of the Goldman Funeral Chapel in Malden, wore a getup fit for the Beast.
The theater’s general manager, Karen Nascembeni, said the venue has hosted weddings before, but that this was the first affair to align itself with a production. After the ceremony, which was held in one of the theater’s rehearsal spaces, guests watched North Shore’s final performance of “Beauty and the Beast.’’
“Fortunately, they booked early enough,’’ Nascembeni said, adding that 115 guests were able to watch the production sitting together as a pack.
Nascembeni said the bride can be credited with all of the “Beauty and the Beast’’ bells and whistles at the wedding. Sherman designed the table centerpieces to look like “Beauty and the Beast’’’s enchanted rose under glass, and men were given yellow yarmulkes to match the dresses and decor. The soundtrack to the recent “Beauty’’ movie, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Dan Stevens, played as guests took their seats. The couple entered the ceremony to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s version of the theme song.
The vows were standard — no “Beauty’’ quotes were used — but Rabbi Robert Goldstein, who’s known the couple for years, did tell Goldman, “when you’re with [Arlene], you’re . . . calm.’’ The line got a laugh from the crowd.