For this couple who fell in love on the island of Nantucket, it only felt right to return to where it all began. They planned a classic-as-can-be celebration infused with subtle nautical details as a nod to their beachside setting. The result? This insanely gorgeous gallery from the lens of Lacie Hansen that you can stare at All. Afternoon. Long.
From The Bride… Both of us grew up traveling to Nantucket for family vacations. Joe’s grandparents had a family vacation home there and now his mom lives there year round. My parents started going to Nantucket in college and they would camp out on the beaches with my aunt and uncle. They loved it so much that they started taking us there when we were young and eventually purchased a vacation home in Madaket. Joe and I probably played on the same beaches growing up, but did not meet until summer of 2011.
Joe was living on the island year round when we met. I was just visiting for a few summer weeks. He asked me out on a date to American Seasons (a very quaint and romantic restaurant). We ended really falling for one another and spending as much time together as possible for the rest of my vacation. Things went so well that we started dating long distance (Chicago-Nantucket). We did that for a year and a half until Joe decided to move to Chicago to be with me. Even though we live in Chicago full-time, Nantucket will always be a very special place for us. It is where we first met, had our first date, and where we got married. We plan to make sure we are there for every anniversary to come.
From David M. Handy Events… A collection of round and rectangle dinner tables filled the grand ballroom at the Nantucket Hotel & Resorts. The room was enhanced with gold ballroom chairs, gorgeous gold and blush table linens, vintage chargers, table numbers and lots of romantic candlelit. To complete the look the room was washed in a warm amber color.
Photography: Lacie Hansen | Floral Design: Soiree Floral | Cake: Petticoat Row Bakery | Stationery: Feast Fine Art & Calligraphy | Ceremony Venue: First Congregational Church | Reception Venue: The Nantucket Hotel & Resorts | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Engagement Ring: Graff | Catering: The Nantucket Hotel & Resorts | Hair + Makeup: Laura B Salon | Band: Joey Scott & The Connections | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Earrings + Rings: Therese Crowe Design | Event Planning, Lighting + Design: David M. Handy Events | Linen Rentals + Chargers: BBJ Linens | Tables, Flatware + Chair Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Wedding Dress + Veil: Vera Wang