There is just something so special about celebrating with family and friends on Nantucket. Emily and Gavin were married on island last fall and guests were treated to all the couples’ island favorites! A seaside ceremony complete with their adorable dog, the traditional cannon fire to mark sunset, New England raw bar and of course, Downyflake Doughnuts late night! So fun! We loved hitting all their favorite island spots for portraits and of course, the docks at the Great Harbor Yacht Club make for a breathtaking backdrop!

Emily and Gavin we hope the years ahead bring you all your favorite things both on and off the island! Cheers to you both!

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We’re always on the look out for great blogs and magazines, especially ones that go hand in hand with our classic photography style… and then we found Classic Bride Blog. If you haven’t heard of it, you must check it out! The blog owner, Sarah, is all about classic weddings and wedding inspiration that will never go out of style – which is exactly what we’re all about!

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Sasha and Bryan lit up Nantucket with their smiles and laughter for a weekend with family and friends celebrating! We started the day with the guys getting ready. Well, lets be honest, the guys putting their ties on and re-tying and then tying one more time just to be sure it’s perfect. Then we zipped over to Sasha’s family home for the ladies who were getting all dolled up with the team from Darya’s Salon. They sipped champagne as the excitement grew and grew! A stunning seaside ceremony took place under blue skies followed by dinner and dancing inside the Great Harbor Yacht Club. I think everyone felt so grateful to be there to celebrate and share the day with this amazing couple. I feel so very lucky to be the one to capture these moments in time for them.

Ceremony & Reception: Great Harbor Yacht Club

Florals & Decor: Florabundant

Hair & Make-up: Darya Salon

 

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket wedding photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Nantucket.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Nantucket.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Nantucket.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

Nantucket Wedding, Nantucket Wedding Photographer, Great Harbor Yacht Club Wedding.

 

Hiring us as your wedding photographer is a big decision. We think it’s so important that you feel comfortable with the wedding photographer you choose to capture these intimate life moments! With work, travel, school and just life in general getting in the way of all of our couples meeting up in person I asked my dear friend and talented colleague Meg Simone to put together a film that would share a bit about our style for those interested in learning more about our work! It’s short and sweet and shows off all the amazing parts of New England that we LOVE to photograph.


Wedding and Portrait Photographer Serving all of New England – Brea McDonald Photography from meg simone on Vimeo.

The FINAL part to Amanda and Vincent’s Nantucket wedding weekend takes place at the Great Harbor Yacht club, a spectacular waterfront venue for Nantucket weddings. The fog continued to roll in as guests left the cocktail tent and entered the interior of the club for dinner and dancing. After a phenomenal first dance guests were seated for a series of toasts during the first course. I have photographed so many amazing weddings and toasts but when Amanda’s sister surprised everyone by singing “La vie en rose” in French with the band, it was like nothing I have ever seen. The energy in the room, the emotion, the excitement, love and happiness just engulfed everyone as they stood listening. (Be sure to watch their wedding film at the bottom of the post to get the full story.) Goosebumps!!! It blew EVERYONE away!

Their reception was a true celebration. Filled with thoughtful toasts, singing, dancing and laughter. Amanda and Vincent kicked off their married life with gusto!

Ceremony: The Chapel

Flowers: Soiree Floral

Event Planner: Acktivities

Reception: Great Harbor Yacht Club

Wedding Film: Meg Simone Wedding Films

Cake: Jodi’s Cakes

 

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

The film that Meg Simone created brings me right back to the wedding day! I love seeing the brides sister sing at the reception, hear the words the newlyweds whisper as they take a moment alone after the ceremony and of course hear their story! A must watch!!

This Nantucket wedding weekend continued with Amanda and Vincent’s vows at the charming Sconset Chapel. A tiny little wedding chapel on the East end of the island that has an intimate feel. Amanda and Vincent smiled, laughed and held hands through their vows. As they kissed the guests cheered loudly with such excitement! One of my favorite moments was when the new Mr. and Mrs. exited the Chapel doors and scooted off to the side entrance, alone as husband and wife, hugging and taking in the moment. If you look closely at the photo of the Chapel facade you will see the happy couple off to the right as their guests are exiting the front of the Chapel. This is also a favorite part of mine in their wedding film because you can HEAR what they are saying to one another!  Such cherished moments!!

After Amanda & Vincent zoomed away in their aptly decorated get away car, we met for a few portraits in the fog. A passerby called it “mystical” and that is exactly what it felt like as they walked down the crushed shell path through the cottages. Nantucket is the “Grey Lady” for a reason!

For their reception we were off to the Great Harbor Yacht Club where Dawn Kelly from Soiree Floral infused touches of France into the table tops with sprigs of lavender and the traditional blue table numbers. An ode to Vincent’s French heritage and the time the happy couple spent together there. I just love it when couples celebrate their history together when planning their wedding details! This wedding had so many perfectly planned details and amazing moments! I want to share them all,  so I think that a part 3 blog post is in order!

Ceremony: The Chapel

Flowers: Soiree Floral

Event Planner: Acktivities

Reception: Great Harbor Yacht Club

Wedding Film: Meg Simone Wedding Films

 

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

great harbor yacht club nantucket wedding photographer brea mcdonald photography island massachusetts

Amanda and Vincent were married in grand fashion on Nantucket last June. They kicked off their weekend long celebration with an intimate rehearsal dinner with their families and wedding party at the Chanticleer in Sconset. The gardens were in FULL bloom and it was a stunning night under the stars.

The morning of the wedding Amanda gathered with her bridal party to prepare for the big day. Emotions were high and her excitement was contagious!! It truly was a special moment to see her walk down the stairs to greet her father all dressed for the big day.

I loved that Amanda wanted to take a bit of time to do some bridal portraits on the property before leaving for the church. She was simply stunning in her Elizabeth Fillmore dress and the foggy landscape just added to the romantic feel of their day!!!

There is so much more to come from this wedding in part 2!

Rehearsal Dinner: Chanticleer

Ceremony: The Chapel

Flowers: Soiree Floral

Event Planner: Acktivities

If you follow the us on Facebook or twitter then you know I have been so excited about our recent feature in the glamorous brides bible, Grace Ormonde Wedding style! Grace has always selected the most fabulous of weddings to be on the pages of her two publications. Amanda and Vincent’s Spring wedding on Nantucket truly had all the goods for a breathtaking feature wedding…. and here it is! There is just something so surreal about seeing my happy couples on the pages of a magazine!

You can also check out this feature online and see their wedding film from Meg Simone Films…. Amanda’s sister sings to her at the reception… beyond!