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Nantucket Wedding from Soiree Floral and Zofia & Co. Photography

Do you know the exact moment I knew I was going to love this wedding?  It was the very second I spotted this gorgeous bride’s bouquet.  A bouquet, mind you, that was expertly crafted by Soiree Floral (oh, do they know beautiful blooms) and is bursting with peonies and a coral hue that is all kinds of crazy amazing.  (It’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous, people.)  And the bride and groom’s sweet Nantucket wedding captured by Zofia & Co. Photography?  Just as stunning, with classic meets nautical stylings dotting every inch of space.  Don’t miss a minute in the full gallery.

From Soiree FloralWho doesn’t love coral charm peonies??? This wedding is chock-full of them and glittery gold bridal shoes! OOh – la – la! The couple could grace the cover of a magazine and the bride’s second dress change shows a fun, sassy side. Enjoy all the eye candy!

From the Bride… Peter and I met in 2006 — we worked together on a Wall Street trading desk in New York City. About 3 months after our first official date, Peter took me to his favorite place in the world — Nantucket. He had been spending summers on Nantucket for about 10 years, and after my first day there I was completely smitten with the island myself. Fast forward five years to October 2011, and Peter was down on one knee at sunset on Madaket beach. By that time we had a home of our own on Nantucket, and we quickly decided there was nowhere else in the world we would rather be married. We immediately began planning a Nantucket wedding for June 2012.

We wanted our wedding to have a more modern, streamlined feel than the typical Nantucket wedding. This made flowers and decor much more important than I originally anticipated. By working with Dawn at Soiree Floral, I quickly learned that an awesome florist can tie all of the details together, creating exactly the vibe a bride wants for the entire day. We favored mostly whites and grays with bold pops of a monochromatic accent color (coral). By doing this, we were able to keep the understated chic we love about Nantucket while still making the day feel like us.

I always knew that an excellent photographer was at the top of my vendor priority list; when I found out Zofia was available I booked her immediately and never looked back. The engagement session we did a month before the wedding was critical — it helped Zofia get to know us and it helped us get comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. We now have a gorgeous wedding album full of images we absolutely love and will cherish forever.

At the end of the day, we just wanted the party to rock. Boston-based First Class Band had everyone on their feet for five straight hours with an impeccable mix of jazzy r&b, Motown and contemporary music. Stephen Creese and his staff at Great Harbor Yacht Club were flawless — completely professional and remarkably accommodating.

Thanks to the hard work of our wonderful vendors, our wedding day was absolutely perfect in every way we hoped it would be.

Wedding Photography: Zofia & Co. Photography | Floral Design: Soiree Floral | Ceremony Location: St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church | Reception Location: Great Harbor Yacht Club | Band — First Class Band (Boston) | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Wedding Cake: Jodi’s Cakes | Hair: Melissa at Darya Salon | Makeup: Meagan Sullivan of Darya Salon

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DIY Nantucket Wedding from Henry + Mac

An intimate Nantucket wedding at The Chanticleer basically sounds like heaven to me, and one peek at the pretty captured by Henry + Mac and it’s safe to say it looked like heaven too. With sweet DIY touches to make the wedding personal, a candlelit dinner and florals so beautiful they’ll leave you breathless – this Nantucket wedding is a one for the books, and you can see all the reasons why right here.

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From the Bride… Eric and I wanted to have a small wedding, to be surrounded by the people we love and care about the most. We got engaged in Nantucket and knew right away that it was the perfect place for us to be married. And as soon as we walked into the courtyard of the Chanticleer, we both knew that was it. It just felt right. It’s absolutely beautiful but felt relaxed and comfortable. It was a bonus was that the food is spectacular. When I started planning the decor for the wedding, my goal was for it to feel comfortable and not too fussy and for the color palette to be soft – pinks, peaches, creams, seafoam greens, gold. Most of our wedding was DIY – we created our invitations, menus, centerpieces (we spray painted the candlesticks gold and all the flowers were done by my very talented aunt). We were lucky because the restaurant is already so gorgeous that we didn’t feel the need to go overboard with flowers and decor. I loved the idea of everything being illuminated with a lot of candlelight, so there were lots of candles everywhere.

I think my dress fit the decor and space perfectly – it was flowy and breezy and super comfortable. It actually isn’t a wedding dress and I’m excited for when I can wear it again! The day and the entire weekend was beautiful and full of so much love. There were definitley some hiccups and and it wasn’t perfect, but the thing I remember most is how happy and loved I felt and that will stay with me forever.

 Wedding Photography: Henry + Mac | Wedding Venue: The Chanticleer, Nantucket, MA | Officiant: Lisa Ann Donegan | Floral Design: DIY by the Bride’s Aunt | Flowers via  Flowers on Chestnut | Beer + Wine: Cisco Brewery, Nantucket | DJ: Phil Taylor of ACK DJ Services | Hair + Makeup : Joey Rose of Rinse in Philadelphia | Wedding Dress: Chloe | Shoes: Miu Miu | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | DIY Details: Bride, Owner of  Home, a furnishings boutique in Philadelphia

Nantucket Wedding from Soiree Floral + LifeFusion Studios

As you know, we always rave about the personal touches that our couples infuse into their weddings… and today’s feature has some really unique touches. When choosing a wedding venue, they fell in love with Nantucket – and all the details ended up in a day filled with love and laughter and a party-all-night vibe. The invites from East Six coordinated beautifully with the floral design from Soirée Floral. The bridesmaids’ Jenny Yoo dresses set the stage for the bride’s elegant Lhuillier wedding gown. The sand ceremony, the on-site artist, the personalized-custom ceremony (written completely by the bride and groom) and the river rocks collected lovingly by the bride’s mom – all set the tone for this love-til-you-drop celebration at The Galley. Captured brilliantly by LifeFusion Studios, this outdoor-beachside wedding will inspire and delight! See more in the full gallery right here.


From the Bride…We knew we wanted to pick a location that would bring our friends and family together for a weekend. After looking at a few options on the Cape and Vineyard, we took a ferry ride to Nantucket with my parents on a crisp day in January. Words can hardly describe the feeling that instantly hits you when you arrive on Nantucket – it is the coolest combination of calm, fun and freedom. When we stepped off the ferry and onto the cobblestones that day, Stephen and I both instantly knew without a doubt that Nantucket was where we were going to get married. The same feeling fell over us when we visited the Galley. Although the restaurant was boarded up, the furniture was covered and the sand was piled halfway up the outside of the building, we knew it was the perfect setting for our wedding – classy but laid back, privately situated on the beach and known to have really, really excellent food. The Galley, with its chic outdoor lounge furniture, cool inside décor, open airy feel, amazing staff, tasty signature beverages and superb food far exceeded our very high expectations.

Many people choose to get married on Nantucket because they grew up on the island. Even though we had spent some time on Nantucket together, relatively speaking we made this choice as “Nantucket newbies” but that was one of the incredible bonuses – as part of planning our wedding, we had the chance to really get to know and fall in love with Nantucket for its beauty, beaches, people, food and so much more. We feel so connected to Nantucket now and know it will always be a part of our lives.

Planning our wedding was much harder than I thought it would be, mostly because it became quickly apparent that I have a very, very hard time making decisions. But as the planning process went on, I slowly started to learn (thanks to the incredible support of my fiancé, my parents, my sister/matron of honor and my incredible bridesmaids) to trust my gut, believe in our vision, and keep focused on what was most important: planning an intimate and fun event to celebrate our marriage with our family and closest friends. I cannot say enough about how much our wedding planner Maureen Maher did for us. She made the process unbelievably simple and stress free – she kept us on track with decisions, gave us honest feedback, coordinated meetings with hard-to-nail down vendors and seamlessly planned the flow and sequence of our event.

We wanted our wedding to evoke simple, romantic elegance and compliment the gorgeous natural backdrop of Nantucket. Our color palette was blush, ivory, and a “not quite navy” blue. Our wedding planner Maureen Maher and florist Dawn Kelly helped us bring this vision to life. Our invitations from East Six helped set the tone for our vision – a pocket fold invitation with tone-on-tone ivory flowers accented with a beautiful silver satin ribbon. They were so beautiful and we received many compliments on them. My bouquet and my bridesmaids’ bouquets were soft and beautiful with blush garden roses, calla lilies and hydrangea – a perfect compliment to the setting and the bridesmaids’ “capri” colored Jenny Yoo dresses.

We had our ceremony on the beach with the waves crashing just feet away from us. We wanted a very soft and intimate feel for the ceremony. The aisle was lined with white orchids in galvanized buckets and flowing white curtains on bamboo framed the altar. Smaller galvanized buckets with petals for tossing hung from aisle chairs. We added a pop of color to the setting with baskets placed at the start of the aisles filled with turquoise blue throw blankets rolled up with twine for guests to use in case they were chilly.

Our reception was held in a tent on the beach outside of Galley Beach, the most spectacular place in the world. We were inspired by a “Grey Lady” tablescape photo shoot that floral designer Dawn Kelly had collaborated on last year and we pulled several elements from that for our décor – including light grey table cloths, crisp white plates, beautiful orchids and a splash of blue on the tables.

Dawn complimented this with absolutely stunning floral arrangements… three different “looks” graced the tops of the square and round guest tables including different combinations of white orchids and calla lilies accented by candles, twine and river rocks. The long head table had a gorgeous collection of flowing pink orchids and candles. The tent was accented with playful string lights, white paper hanging stars and vintage marquee rusted “LOVE” letters that we bought from a vendor on ETSY to hang in the tent (and later served as a focal point for our afterparty).

Stephen and I are huge foodies and didn’t want the typical surf and turf wedding fare, which is one of the reasons we selected the Galley. During the cocktail hour, freshly shucked oysters at a raw bar and delicious passed apps including escargot in puffed pastry and lamb chops. Our dinner menu included a warm crab cake starter and a choice of scallops with a vanilla bean sauce or the Galley’s signature veal chop for the main course. The entire room’s plates were clean at the end of the meal! Our cake by Jodi’s Cakes was not only delicious (not one slice remained!) but beautifully tied into our overall feel with simple silver ribbons tied around each tier.

Making sure our friends and family had fun was really important to us and our choices for music reflected that. We had an excellent laid-back artist from the Cape, John Beninghoff, playing acoustic guitar on the beach for the ceremony and through the cocktail hour. And our band, Joe Bachman & the Crew, who I would describe as not your average wedding band, absolutely rocked the house. A highlight of the night was a full-house sing/scream/jump along to Nirvana’s Teen Spirit. (Everyone including our fathers were hopping three feet off the dance floor.)

It was really important to have sentimental and personal touches throughout our day. To name a few…

We wrote and selected our entire wedding ceremony ourselves and my life long friend Avery, who was also one of my bridesmaids, officiated and married us so it was extremely personal. Putting the ceremony together took a lot of time and hard work but it was absolutely worth it as every word had incredible meaning – from the heartfelt personal introduction by Avery to our vows. The readings also had significance with one being a passage called “Time with You” from a newspaper clipping that we found in an anniversary card that my grandfather had given to my grandmother on their first wedding anniversary.

We incorporated a Sand Ceremony to represent the joining of our families. For this, we collected sand from beaches in different geographies that had meaning including where we live now, where I grew up, where Stephen’s parents fell in love and, of course, Nantucket. During the ceremony our families combined the various containers of sand into a large glass globe that we had made by the Sandwich Glass Studio on Cape Cod. A “Stephen & Ryan’s Wedding” welcome sign was made by our Jr. bridesmaid and Ring Bearer (with help from their mom and dad) and was placed outside the Galley to greet our guests.

For something old and new, I had a custom bridal cuff made by genius jewelry designer Courtney Prince of Doloris Petunia. I sent her pieces of my grandmothers’ jewelry and she incorporated them into the design with the clasp being from a bracelet that was my paternal grandmothers and a deconstructed brooch from my maternal grandmother accenting the overall cuff. It looked spectacular and was incredibly special as neither of my grandmothers were at our wedding. I also had a cuff made for my mother that featured a large green stone from a pendant of her mothers. My bridesmaids’ gifts, jeweled Nantucket rope bracelets, and my headpiece were also designed and made by Doloris Petunia.

For our table seating cards, we tied twine around river rocks that were collected one-by-one with much love by my mother on the beaches of Cape Cod. For our guestbook, we really wanted something that would always remind us of Nantucket and so we had guests sign a poster-sized, vintage map of Nantucket that we now have framed and hung on our wall at home.

For some fun, we had temporary star tattoos made up (that matched the matching permanent tattoos Stephen and I have on our wrists) and handed them out to guests at the rehearsal dinner so nearly every guest donned a star on their wrist at the wedding the next day!

And last but not least, Stephen surprised me by bringing artist and friend Odin Smith to Nantucket to paint two canvases that captured the beautiful beach setting where we were married. Odin took actual sand from the exact spot where we were married and pressed it into the paintings.


Photographer: LifeFusion Studios | Wedding Venue: Galley Beach | Wedding Coordination: Maureen Maher of Nantucket Island Events | Floral Design + Decor by Dawn Kelly of Soirée Floral | Wedding Invitations: East Six | LOVE Letters: VintageMarqueeLights | Wedding Cake: Jodi’s Cakes | Hair: Timothy Johnson of Red Carpet Hair | Makeup: Kerri Herlihy Boston Makeup Artist | Jewelry: Doloris Petunia | On Site Artist: Odin K Smith | Band: Joe Bachman & The Crew | Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: John Beninghof | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo |Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Ties: Hugo Boss

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Nantucket Wedding from Bruce Plotkin Photography

If I could, I would hop on the next boat to Nantucket and never leave. Because I completely agree with this couple when they say that a bad day on Nantucket still beats the best day off the island. It’s beyond true, and hosting their best day ever there was complete genius.  One look at the pictures from Bruce Plotkin Photography and you’ll see exactly what I mean. I can almost smell that gorgeous sea air as the sun sets over the Grey Lady after looking through the gallery, and I must admit I’m just a tad bit jealous of all the people on this gorgeous couple’s guest list. See the gorgeous day they enjoyed here.

When Brian proposed we both immediately knew we would get married on Nantucket. I had spent my summers growing up there and Brian and I had been coming down on weekends during the summer months since the beginning of our relationship. We both love everything about the island and agree that a bad day on Nantucket still beats the best day off the island. It’s such a magical place that holds our favorite memories and we wanted to share it with our family and friends at our wedding. We love the casual feel of a typical Nantucket late summer afternoon at my family’s house and we wanted to replicate this for our guests (with the cooperation of Mother Nature). When we started planning our wedding, we focused on keeping it casual, fun and classy to help create for our guests the Nantucket vibe that we have grown to know and love.

We selected the historic and beautiful Sconset Union Chapel for the ceremony. The chapel is quintessential Nantucket, it is light and airy, replete with white wooden benches for pews and kneelers made out of needle point blocks depicting Nantucket scenes. As a shower present, my mother painted an oil painting of the chapel’s front entrance, which became the wedding day program’s front cover. We decided to create a ceremony that was both personal and inclusive: the celebrant was the Chaplain from Georgetown Law, who Brian got to know well as a student, and he opened the ceremony with a Hebrew prayer; my Godmother was the soloist and our mutual friend who introduced us to each other gave a reading. Finally, no family event would be complete without my family’s yellow lab, Casey, who sat at the back of the chapel. Following the ceremony, Brian and I departed in an antique car with our wedding party following us. Before heading to the reception in Cisco, we stopped for photos at the iconic Sankaty Lighthouse. The ride from Sconset to my parents’ house was along a winding road along the coast, which gave us some time to reflect upon the ceremony and get ready for a fun night of non-stop dancing.

We opted for a longer than usual cocktail hour to kick-off our reception (held at my family’s home at Cisco Beach) because nothing beats a Nantucket late summer day when the sun is setting and the cool breeze is blowing in off the Atlantic.  When not hanging out on the beach, the cocktail hour was held out on the back lawn of the house with the ocean as a backdrop.  As the sun began to set, Brian and I sneaked down to the beach with our amazing photographer, Bruce Plotkin.  It was hard to leave the party, but we were glad that we did because the lighting was perfect and made for some incredible portraits.

Guests were escorted into the Sperry tent that had been set up on the side lawn.  I opted for a blue and teal color scheme, which reminded me of the ocean and also gave the wedding a Nantucket-preppy feel.  We outfitted the tent with blue and teal Chinese lanterns which were tied in with the color scheme in the linens and menus. Since the house is surrounded by hydrangeas, we carried this through to the centerpieces which were decorated with greenery and roses. Instead of assigning table numbers, we named the tables after Nantucket beaches and The Parchment store on Nantucket designed beautiful table signs and escort cards in the style of the beach signs seen around the island. As a guest book, we had friends and family sign a nautical map of Nantucket that is now framed in our home. The desert table was fun and whimsical, depicting a beachy scene displaying our cake top and delicious cupcakes from our caterer Kendra Lockley from “Simply with Style”. 

We kicked-off a night of dinner and dancing with a choreographed first dance to Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing”. From that point on until the party ended, the dance floor was never once empty thanks to the talented band, “Downtown Fever”. We had the time of our lives on the dance floor with all of our guests. At one point we were both down on the floor doing push-ups! At the end of the night we left to a sparkler send off from our guests and departed in the antique car. It turned out to be more perfect than we could have ever imagined and our guests really got to know the Nantucket that we love.

 

Wedding Photography: Bruce Plotkin Photography / Ceremony Location: Sconset Union Chapel in Siasconset, Massachusetts / Reception Location: Bride’s Parents’ Home in Cisco Beach, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Joyce Jaskula/ Caterer: Kendra Lockley of Simply with Style / Band: Downtown Fever / Antique Car: Highland Drivers / Tent Rentals: Nantucket Tents / Wedding Invitations: Parchment Nantucket / Wedding Dress: Liancarol from L’elite Boston / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lula Kate via Bella Bridesmaid / Hair + Makeup: Darya Salon

Nantucket Wedding at Sankaty Head Golf Club from Soiree Floral

There’s tulle and then there’s Vera Wang tulle. The whisper of a fabric so romantic and delicate that I have to stop everything and admire its many layers of wonderfulness. And when that tulle happens to live in a wedding on the beautiful island of Nantucket filled with Soiree Floral’s most gorgeous of flowers and twobirds Bridesmaid dresses? Oh, it’s just too much pretty to handle and you can see it all from Katie Kaizer Photography in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… Jordan and I met in June five summers ago when I visited New York City to look for an apartment. We were introduced to each other by mutual friends, however our time together was short lived, as I was due to leave for my summer position as a music camp counselor, while Jordan had an internship in Los Angeles at a talent agency. Despite our immediate distance, we began to cultivate a close friendship through the pay phone in my camp’s barn. In many ways, the distance helped us get to know each other even better. There was no pressure that summer, and there was a certain romanticism involved in getting to know Jordan with an entire country between us. The months quickly passed, and that fall, we both moved to New York City and formally began dating.

Five years later, I came home from a late afternoon lunch with my best friend and manager. Being a violinist, it’s a rare occasion that I’m not working on a Friday or Saturday evening, but that night Jordan and I had decided to go out for a night on the town! However, when I arrived home Jordan seemed cranky and out of touch. It was on the fifth time that I asked him what was wrong when he asked me to sit down on the couch. My heart started to beat really fast, and I, of course, was thinking the worst. All of a sudden, he took out a brown leather box, and inside was a beautiful ring. Right there, he asked me to marry him. I was shocked to say the least. I couldn’t even respond before I called my parents who happened to be way out on Great Point, the furthest point out on Nantucket Island. Cell service was less than ideal but I did manage to get across that I was engaged.

When we decided to get married, many of our friends and family asked, “Why Nantucket?! It’s notoriously difficult to get to and while having a wedding on an island is certainly beautiful, it brings a whole new set of complications to the table.” Despite all of the rationale that Nantucket is no place for a large wedding, the island has always held a special place in my heart and retained a certain magic. My family has been summer residents for four generations, and I have a distinct memory of myself when I was seven years old as the flower girl in a family friend’s wedding. The ceremony was held at the Siasconset Chapel and the reception was at Sankaty Head Golf Club. It was no surprise that at a young age, I declared to family and friends that I would eventually get married on Nantucket. A year after dating Jordan, I brought him to Nantucket for the first time. He instantly fell in love with the island and agreed that despite certain reservations, we absolutely had to get married there. We have countless memories of wonderful beach days, nights out and about in town and a million delicious meals at Le Languedoc and Claudettes.

Our wedding weekend arrived quickly. What you can’t tell from the pictures was that a serious storm threatened our wedding, causing many flight cancellations and forcing countless guests to get in their cars and drive from New York to Hyannis before embarking on the two hour slow ferry ride from Hyannis to Nantucket. However, at about noon on our wedding day, the weather finally cleared and the sun came out. The day turned out to be absolutely beautiful! Our wedding theme was nautical chic, with pink and navy as our color scheme. Of course we incorporated the pink, as that is the color of my violin. Nautical stripes adorned the stationery to bring that little bit of preppiness that is so iconic of the island.

Wedding Photography: Katie Kaizer Photography / Wedding Venue: Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts / Event Design: Dawn Kelly Designs / Floral Design: Soirée Floral / Wedding Cinematography: Sean Caughey of Harborview Studios / Wedding Stationery: Amber Moon of Pitbulls and Posies / Band: Rock and Soul / Table Runners: Placesetters, Inc. / Head Table Plates: Casa de Perrin / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Hair: Tawana Perry / Makeup: Naama Lindenberg / Bridesmaids’ Attire: twobirds Bridesmaid / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen’s Attire: Brooks Brothers

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Nantucket Wedding from Austin Gros Wedding Photography

There’s no question about it…Nantucket is the most picture perfect place to hold your destination wedding. Our first case in point is this super pretty, casually chic with a touch of rustic flair wedding from Austin Gros Wedding Photography. I dare you not to want to print these gorgeous images out and hang them on your wall. Yes, they’re that good. And if you’re into handmade lovelies, you’ll find so much more to love in the form of pretty, little details. Click here for the full story!

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From the Bride… Blake and I met when we were 15 years old, and after 12 years together, we got engaged on Surfside Beach in Nantucket. I am from Massachusetts and Blake was born and raised in Atlanta, so we knew we wanted to incorporate both our New England and Southern styles. We also knew that we wanted a small, intimate wedding with only our family and close friends. My best friend and her husband live on Nantucket, and they introduced us to this amazing place a few years ago. After getting engaged there, we knew that it was the perfect location for our destination celebration. I am the youngest of five children and Blake is the older of four, so there was no question that we wanted to spend our wedding week on Nantucket with our families. We rented houses in Surfside and were able to make it a true vacation for everyone! Blake’s father was our officiant, which was incredibly special for both of us. Our wedding party was only our family, so we held an intimate rehearsal dinner a few nights before the big day to celebrate. The night before our wedding, Blake’s parents hosted a wonderful cocktail party for all of our guests who were on the island. 

Throughout the planning we decided it was really important to incorporate our own personal touch on the day. We love the beach but also love the country and being in the mountains. Our colors were very neutral — white, black and khaki — and we tried to use natural elements such as twine and burlap. The flowers were organic arrangements of white peonies and hydrangeas. My sister (matron of honor) was nine months pregnant for our wedding, and luckily the baby was born the week after! Blake’s two sisters were my maids of honor and with my sisters pregnancy, they were all able to find the “perfect black dress.”  I handmade the invitations and thanks to my mom, my sister Kelly, and a few close friends, we tied several pieces of twine and stuffed envelopes together. I also created our ceremony programs and stamped monogrammed welcome bags filled with wine and snacks for all of our guests. Our centerpiece table names were simple fun. I used wooden frames with photographs of all the places Blake and I have visited together. I was able to put together simple table name holders with wine corks that we collected. Blake loves cupcakes, so it was obvious that a dessert table was perfect for us. We used rustic wine crates to hold cookies and cupcakes, which Blake’s aunt assembled for us. And The White Elephant was a perfect venue with its simple elegance and traditional setting on the water. The chef was able to incorporate both Southern and New England tastes in our menu with items such as pulled pork sliders on corn cakes and an arugula salad with goat cheese, bacon and potatoes. Our photographer Austin Gros flew to Nantucket from Nashville, and he was able to spend a few days with us to capture photos of us and our families from the week (including casual pictures in town and our dog Oskar).

Blake and I are both laid-back and there are a few other small “touches” that I personally loved. These included my sandals, the pockets on my wedding dress, the rustic lantern that our moms lit for our unity candle, a vintage handkerchief passed down from Blake’s grandmother, and my sister’s veil that was my something borrowed. The day was perfect for everyone. 

Wedding Photography: Austin Gros Wedding Photography / Wedding Venue: White Elephant in Nantucket, Massachusetts / Floral Design: Jacqi of Marine Home Center / Ceremony Music: Mollie Glazer + Andy Bullington / Reception Music: Brian Delac of Murray Hill Talent / Wedding Dress: Liv Harris / Bride’s Shoes: Ralph Lauren / Bride’s Veil: Borrowed from the Bride’s Sister, Handmade by Anahit of Bridal Alterations by Anahit (617-795-1940) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Juicy Couture + White House Black Market / Rehearsal Dinner + Cupcakes: American Seasons