Although their offices were literally across the street from one another, it wasn’t until they attended the same sermon that these NYC cuties crossed paths. What soon followed was a nautical affair bursting with bright blooms and beauty around every corner. From the Ceci New York paper goods to the gorg gallery from the lens of Mark & Wendy/ Zofia & Co., it’s all waiting for you in The Vault!
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From White Elephant… Betsy and Colin met through Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Shortly after, they discovered their offices were across the street from one another; their life together began from then on.
Betsy and Colin became engaged at The Wauwinet, ten months after their first date. After spending ten months as an engaged couple, they were married at White Elephant on June 20, 2015. Betsy professed, “Getting married at the White Elephant has been a dream of mine since I started visiting Nantucket about 15 years ago.”
The wedding was brimming with handmade signs, custom corn hole boards, marquees, lights, custom sunglasses, sparklers, and oodles of flowers. From roses, to hydrangeas, to peonies, the sweet smell of florals wafted throughout the ceremony.
Betsy wore a Reem Acra gown and brought in a bit of southern flair with her parasol (Betsy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas).
The reception was illuminated by musicians that were both family friends and guests. The handmade cake was adorned with individual sugar flowers that looked so authentic, guests thought they might be real. After a lively reception, the newlyweds sailed off into the Nantucket Harbor abyss.
The couple took their honeymoon to Maui and Bora Bora; they now life in New York City’s Chelsea.
Photography: Mark & Wendy/ Zofia & Co. | Cinematography: September Productions | Event Design: Dawn Kelly Designs | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Stationery: Ceci New York | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy After 6 Collection In African Violet | Catering: White Elephant | Hair & Makeup: RJ Miller | Band: Legit | Groom's Attire: Alton Lane | Venue: White Elephant | Boat Getaway: Barton And Gray | Bride's Cake: Maggie Austin Cakes | Ceremony Vocalist: Chris Magiera Music– Tenor, NYC | Escort Cards: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Floral Design & Fairy Dust: Soiree Floral | Groom's Cake: Petticoat Row Bakery | Marquee Lights: Scott Coppersmith Designs | Public Relations: Alice Marshall Public Relations | Rentals: Nantucket Tents & New England Country Rentals | Shoes For Bride And Bridesmaids: Jimmy Choo | Signature Cocktail: Veuve Clicquot Rose | Signs: Twinkle And Toast | Ties For Groomsmen Ushers: Hermes
Nantucket is a truly magical place – the endless coastlines, shingled cottages, and breathtaking views – it’s hard not to love every inch of that sweet little island. So when a team of talented vendors join forces to create inspiration that beautifully compliments the Grey Lady, we just know it’s going to be good. Styled and shot by Melissa Jill with florals from The Local Bouquet, stationery by Foil & Ink and one gorgeous Sarah Seven gown from The Dress Theory – this gallery is just everything.
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From Melissa Jill Photography
…Nantucket Island is such a dreamy location, and I really wanted to highlight the beauty of it with this romantic wedding inspiration shoot. I drew all of my inspiration from the setting, which you can see in the colors we included – the muted neutrals of sand and stone, weathered grays and blues of the sea and the local homes, and pinks to echo the cherry blossoms that adorn the island. Our florist, Mary Kate with The Local Bouquet, created a lavish bouquet that reflects those colors and feels very organic. It is tied with a pale gray ribbon from FrouFrou Chic, with trailing ends that drift beautifully in the wind.
Speaking of the breeze, the Sarah Seven dress has a chiffon skirt that provides amazing movement in the sea air. The gentle flow of it makes our model Annamarie look absolutely ethereal.
The invitation suite, created by Jacki Miller with Foil & Ink, harmonizes perfectly with the historic lighthouse setting and with the color palette.
When I think of Nantucket, I always think of this lighthouse, Great Point Light. It sits at the very tip of the island, right where Nantucket Sound meets the ocean. There’s a loneliness and beauty about this remote lighthouse that makes it feel like the very soul of New England.
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Styling: Melissa Jill Photography | Floral Design: The Local Bouquet | Stationery: Foil & Ink | Venue: Nantucket Island | Dress Provider: The Dress Theory | Models: Annamarie & Ryan Akins | Ribbon: FrouFrou Chic | Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Seven
Within seconds upon stepping foot on Nantucket, you feel its special charm and that energy is radiating from these Clayton Austin photos. Capturing the love between these two and their rustic yet elegant affair at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, we get to soak up everything from the pretty petals to the island views – not to mention one fabulous Oscar De La Renta gown. Our day just got off on a really good foot.
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From The Bride… Nantucket is a really special place; I’ve been going there with my family since I was a little girl, and it just holds so many happy, fun memories for me. It seemed fitting to have our wedding there and share a place that we love with all the people we love. In terms of the style we chose, we shied away from doing a nautical theme and instead tried to incorporate the more natural elements of Nantucket – the gorgeous colors, sunsets, water, cobblestone streets – by having our ceremony at the old South Church in town and then our reception right on the harbor at Great Harbor Yacht Club.
My husband and I met at graduate school on the border of New Hampshire and Vermont, so our design inspiration came more from our time spent up there in the woods. Our florist coined the term “Vermont cabin chic” to describe the look, which included loose floral arrangements of whites, creams, sage greens, and ink berries housed in various glass vases, jars, wooden boxes, and silver teapots paired with flickering votive candles and tall, lighted branches throughout the room. The venue was perfect for this theme with its high wooden posts and beams and wrought iron chandeliers. To contrast the romantic, rustic feel, my dress was very tailored and structured, something I loved because it just made the wedding feel more like a special, formal event or evening soiree as opposed to just a party in a cabin, although those are always fun too.
Our band, Richard James and The Name Changers, took the party to a different level – they totally rocked and kept people on the dance floor to the end, one of our biggest priorities going into our planning process.
Photography: Clayton Austin | Videography: Meg Simone | Event Design: Nantucket Island Events | Event Planning: Nantucket Island Events | Floral Design: Flowers on Chestnut | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Ceremony Venue: Nantucket Old South Church | Reception Venue: Great Harbor Yacht Club | Catering: Great Harbor Yacht Club | Makeup: Yolanda Grant | Transportation: Highland Drivers | Tent: Nantucket Party Rentals | Dessert Bar: Petticoat Row Bakery