I could waste a good chunk of the day gazing over every pretty image from this Nantucket wedding by Zofia Photography. The romantic seaside affair has worked its way into my heart and has settled in for the long haul. There is just so much to love from the beaming bride and groom to her sensational Oscar De La Renta gown to the oh-so pretty arrangements by Soiree Floral. There is so much to love so head on over to the full gallery to soak it all in!
From the bride... My and James' love story began on Robert Moses Beach on Long Island, NY while I was home from college one summer afternoon. Our love flourished in a small seaside town in Rhode Island. James spent countless weekends traveling between New York and Rhode Island visiting me at college. We have a deep love for travel, upon completion of college we moved to Southern California where we resided for 2 years. Upon our return from San Diego, I enrolled as a global volunteer in Bahia, Brazil and worked in an orphanage for several months. That didn't stop James, who came and spent a month with me working with all the adorable children.
On a sunny July morning when we were on their way to visit our favorite island in New England, Nantucket, James stopped off 95 to get coffee. To my disbelief there was a giant billboard with the words: Gabrielle will you marry me? Once we reached Nantucket they were greeted by my family who flew up just to celebrate the occasion. We fell in love with Nantucket and New England during our college days, it is the most beautiful island we have ever visited, full of quaint homes, hidden gardens, beautiful beaches and adorable shops. I always said it reminded me of a story book.
Following Style Me Pretty religiously throughout the planning process I was inspired by so many gorgeous weddings and took details that I liked and then put our own spin and style on them. I learned what I wanted our photographs to look like and knew I wanted both photos and film to capture our vision. I worked closely with Dawn Kelly to create a vintage, romantic feel. The amazing, Bettina Landt of The White Elephant, was responsible for making my entire day so special - she handled every detail and made my dream wedding come true!
Wedding Photography: Zofia Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Surfside Productions / Floral Design + Event Rentals: Dawn Kelly of Soiree Floral / Venue: The White Elephant / General Manager: Bettina Landt / Band: Perry Rossi Orchestra / Invitations: Lettuce Paper / Escort Cards: Village Invites / Bride's Shoes: J.Crew / Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta via Mark Ingram Atelier / Veil: Vera Wang / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Headpiece: Elizabeth Perry Collections / Ring Pillow: Etsy / Hair + Make-up: Darya Salon / Bow Tie: Hermes / Wedding Band: Cartier / Flower Girl Dresses: J.Crew / Ring Bearer Attire: Ralph Lauren / Candy: Dylan's Candy Bar / Initials: BHLDN