I adore Nantucket and it’s a special treat to have a wedding there. The bride, Morgan, has been going to her family’s vacation home in Siasconset since she was a child. With the storybook Siasconset Union Chapel right around the corner from their house, the decision to be married there must have been an easy one.
The weekend started with a private tour of Sankaty light house for the immediate wedding party and families. The couple wanted to share this iconic structure. After a tour, which included climbing to the top for 360 degree views of Nantucket, everyone headed to the Company of the Cauldron for a cozy rehearsal dinner. The evening was punctuated by at least a dozen heartfelt toasts throughout the evening. With the dinner complete, the wedding party strolled through the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to the nearby Nantucket Yacht Club for a welcome party that included all out of town guests. Not just cocktails, the festivities even included badminton in the club gym!
On the wedding day, the bride was able to get dressed in her family’s historic home, amid the antiques and familiar surroundings of her childhood summers. She wore a stunning Isabelle Armstrong New York fitted strapless lace gown with a modern neckline. Her bridesmaids were invited to choose their own brightly colored gowns on their own. The saturated colors all worked together beautifully as a group and each woman expressed her personal style. I’m the biggest fan of bridesmaids in different gowns — worth risk and effort.
The bride and groom had an emotional first look at the ceremony altar. After the service, they were celebrated with an exit out front among bright pink rose petals thrown by their guests. The bride’s father’s vintage Willys station wagon made for a charming getaway car. I piled in the back and drove with Morgan and Connor to the Siaconset town beach for a few photos before heading to the Sankaty Head Golf Club for their tented reception.
The open tent on the golf course had sweeping views of the countryside and also of Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Sunset that evening did not disappoint!
The next day, friends and family gathered again at the popular local brewery, Cisco Brewers. The couple’s beloved dog even joined in this informal party. It was truly hard to pull myself away to leave Nantucket that afternoon. Next time I’m committed to staying an extra day or two — such a special place!
Event Planning and Design: Nantucket Island Events
Ceremony: Siasconset Union Chapel
Reception: Sankaty Head Golf Club
Rehearsal dinner dress: Ganni
Rehearsal dinner shoes: Aquazzura
Rehearsal dinner accessories: Jennifer Behr
Rehearsal dinner venue: Company of the Cauldron
Welcome party venue: Nantucket Yacht Club
Wedding gown designer: Isabelle Armstrong
Wedding dress shop: Kleinfeld
Bride’s shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Wedding rings: Wayne Jewelers (groom)
Groom’s attire: Brooks Brothers
Photographer: Liz Banfield
Hair and Makeup: RJ Miller Salon
Flowers/Florist: Sheila Daume
Invitation design and illustrations: Heart-Shaped
Playing Cards (in welcome bag) from Over The Moon
Band: Rick Express
Catering: Sankaty Head Golf Club
Cake baker and designer: Cake Nantucket
Chargers & head table chairs: Placesetters, Inc.
Napkins: The Enchanted Home
Ginger jars/containers, brass candlesticks, hurricanes (purchased): Ebay/assorted vintage
Candles: Williams Sonoma
Linens: Sankaty Head Golf Club
Lighting: Nantucket Tents
Tent: Sperry Tent from Nantucket Tents
Film Scans: Fast Foto