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A Wedding That Pulls Off Classic With a Touch of Nautical

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.

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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.

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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

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Classic New England Nantucket Greenhouse Wedding

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, couples like this prove that the element of surprise is still very much alive in the wonderful world of weddings. Giving true meaning to a green wedding, this elegant greenhouse celebration is bursting with organic details and one seriously chic nursery reception. It’s homegrown meets high class and thanks to Christine Doneé, we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault

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From Christine Doneé… I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Addie and Andrew for a couple of years now, so when asked to photograph their wedding, I was beyond honored to be a part of this special moment in their relationship. The two of them are down to earth, genuine, warm and extremely kind – they’re just the kind of people that leave a positive mark on your life. And their wedding was no exception.

The ceremony was beautiful and simple, with guests seated at the old Quaker Meeting House and a violinist playing melodies that filled the room with joy and anticipation. Andrew’s dad officiated the ceremony, which made the intimate setting feel even more special. There were tears and laughter, applause and prayers, and Addie’s infectious smile set the tone for the rest of the day.

Having lived on Nantucket for years, the bride and groom wanted their guests to see the Nantucket that the two of them cherish so much. So while we ran off for the formal portraits, the guests were shuttled to Bartlett’s Farm for cocktails and local craft beer in the nursery. The flowers and plants from the farm made up the decor and brought a sense of life and color to the evening. With the sun filtering in through the pergola, a golden warmth filled the room that I can still feel today.

Just off of the nursery was the greenhouse where the reception took place. Paper lanterns, potted plants and cafe lights adorned the room. And while everyone sat at round tables, the meal was served “family style” for a communal and intimate feel. As with everything else, Addie and Andrew created a menu that was intentional and organic, with most of the produce coming from the farm itself. Guests passed around serving dishes and joined in a festive meal together, making you feel like you were at a good friend’s house for dinner.

As the sun was setting, I took the bride and groom out to an open field for portraits were they could have a moment to themselves and take in the day. Once the sun dipped below the horizon and we made our way back towards the greenhouse, we could hear the laughter and chatter from across the farm. It was an incredible celebration of these two people, surrounded by friends and family who truly loved them, and a wedding day that represented exactly who they were.

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Photography: Christine Doneé | Floral Design: Florabundant | Wedding Dress: Essence Of Australia | Cake: Nantucket Bake Shop | Ceremony Venue: Quaker Meeting House | Reception Venue: Bartlett's Farm | Hair + Makeup: RJ Miller Salon | Calligraphy: Dear Ondine | Paper : Parchment

Colorful + Romantic Nautical Nantucket Wedding

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

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