Being a destination wedding, we wanted a custom invitation that excited our guests about the idea of going to Nantucket. Emily Kelly of U+U Design designed a specific piece for each event, incorporating both nautical elements and New England charm. Each piece was unique and special, from the invitation to the custom map of the island to the welcome bags with personalized tags and itineraries.
While a series of thunderstorms put a damper on our Madaket Beach lobster bake, Kimberly Reed of A Taste of Nantucket and her crew responded by recreating the event at their cozy dining room, averting a crisis and restoring the rehearsal dinner celebration.
We were challenged with envisioning the floral arrangements given the unique character of the ceremony and reception locations. Dawn Kelly of Soiree Floral knowing both locations so well, provided invaluable advice and suggestions which resulted in beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements that were simple and elegant and perfectly reflected our personalities.
While I did a lot of the planning early on, Aisling Glynn of ACKtivities took over a month before the wedding and handled every detail magnificently, ensuring that everything ran smoothly so that we were able to completely enjoy the day. And a special thank you to Cary Hazlegrove, who not only took the most stunning photographs that we will treasure forever, but who was there to remind me to breathe, and whose positive energy and cheerful personality made a perfect day even better.
Wedding Photography: Cary Hazlegrove Photography | Ceremony Venue: Siasconset Union Chapel in Nantucket, Massachusetts | Reception Venue: The Chanticleer in Nantucket, Massachusetts | Wedding Planner: ACKtivities | Floral Design: Soiree Floral | Rehearsal Dinner: A Taste of Nantucket | Linens + Rentals: Placesetters | Reception Sign: My Primitive Boutique | Transportation: Island Buggies + Cranberry Transportation | Wedding Invitations + Welcome Bags: Emily Kelly from U+U Design | Wedding Stationery: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Wedding Dress: Atelier Des Modistes | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Attire: J.Crew | Groom’s Attire: Brioni, Zegna + John Lob | Hair + Makeup: Darya Salon