Nantucket Wedding by Soiree Floral + Brea McDonald Photography
August 8, 2011
New England

It's another lovely Monday morning here on Style Me Pretty Massachusetts and I can already tell it's going to be a pretty fantastic week.  How could it not be when we are starting it all off with these charming Nantucket nuptials?  This beautiful wedding is about as fabulous as they come, beginning with those amazing flowers by Soiree Floral (Galvanized pails and hydrangeas!) and ending with a tented reception filled with paper lanterns.  All planned to perfection by Unique Nantucket and captured in stunning images by Brea McDonald Photography, it's insanely gorgeous soirees like this one that have me more than smitten with all things Style Me Pretty Massachusetts.  Join me in the gallery for all of the pretty!












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From the Bride... Dan wanted to do a destination wedding from the start so we looked at the Cape, Martha's Vineyard, Newport RI, and Nantucket.  After the trip, Nantucket was it, hands down. We just loved the quaint old feel of the island.  During our trip we met with Nicole Wheldon of Unique Nantucket, who I could tell from the first meeting knew Nantucket inside and out and would make a great wedding planner, as she did.  She brought us to the Heidi Ho Cottage which we agreed would make a fabulous private wedding location.

After the location was chosen I started on my color palette.  I fell in love with the natural elements and colors of the island, so I decided to do a robin's egg blue (hydrangeas of the island), sea green (the natural sea grass and brush all around the island), with hints of light pink (the rose covered cottages on 'Sconset).  We even ended up choosing a color to represent the beach sand when my mother and I chose her Mother of The Bride dress.  I wanted all the flowers to represent the natural flora of the island so of course I chose hydrangeas, roses, stock, lady's mantle, bells or Ireland, and other cottage garden flowers.  I even had little sea anemones wired into my bouquet.  To help me with ideas I actually used  Home and Garden Nantucket summer 2009.  I would carry it around with me and show it to all my vendors, dress stores etc so they could see the feel and colors was going for.  I just found the pictures to be so inspiring.

My background is horticulture so it was important to me to be married outside in the islands natural beauty. I think I succeeded and we even had some wonderful Nantucket fog during the ceremony. Although we wanted an elegant wedding we also wanted it to be relaxed and comfortable for the guests. We made our dress code resort casual and I made the wedding party's dress a little more casual as well.  The maid of honor, JB's, Flower girl, and MOB dresses were all from Alfred Angelo and I had them wear cute ballet flats from J Crew or flips flops.  The junior groomsmen and ring bearers wore little green gingham shirts, cargo shorts, boat shoes, and pink boutonnieres. And finally the little flower boy wore a pink polo. So sad he never made it down the aisle (he got sleepy!), he was so cute!

Wedding Planner: Nicole Wheldon of Unique Nantucket / Wedding Photography: Brea McDonald Photography / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier-Ulla Maija Couture / Bride's Shoes: Hitched / Bride's Veil: Erin Cole / Brooch: Homa Jewelry / Floral Design: Soiree Floral / Tent + Rentals: Nantucket Party Rentals / Save the Dates: Dauphine Press / Wedding Invitations: DIY with supplies from Paper Source / Hair: Darya Salon / Wedding Cake: Pam Goddard / Caterer: Island Creations / Transportation: A-1 Taxi / Venue: The Heidi Ho Cottage