I have been looking forward to Lauren and Cory’s Nantucket wedding for months! I was able to meet them about a year ago at Lauren’s family home in Maine for an engagement session with their super star dog Fletcher. Having a Maine-Nantucket connection with these two and their families I just KNEW this was going to be a great group and an unforgettable event.

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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!!

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

Ah Spring! I think it may have finally sprung a bit here in New England. Fiddle-heads are starting to emerge from the ground and buds are popping on nearly everything. I feel like mother nature is taking a big stretch from her winter slumber right now and everything is about to wake up renewed and fresh.

A talented group of wedding professionals took their design ques from this very moment to create the following shoot for Well Wed magazine. I truly enjoy working on shoots like this. I don’t often get to see the creative process of other vendors in action or get to chat through ideas with them as I do in these types of shoots. Seeing how Dawn Kelly from Soiree Floral used non-floral elements to create her bouquet and some of her table elements blew me away! I didn’t even see it at first glance but when I did I couldn’t believe it! How fun to incorporate mushrooms and hand made cabbage rosettes into a bridal bouquet!

You can see several of the images in the current issue of Well Wed Cape & Islands but I had to blog a few of my personal favorites!

Location: Westmoor Farm, Nantucket Island

Design & Florals: Dawn Kelly, Soiree Floral

Linens & Rentals: Placesetters

Paper Products: Griffin-vites Watercolor Stationery

Cake: Jodi’s Cakes