Classic Nantucket Wedding

This gorgeous wedding from CLAYTON AUSTIN and stylist DAWN KELLY has me super excited to visit Nantucket later this year! It might not have been a case of love at first stroke when Kate and Jamie met on the water as coxswains for their university rowing teams, but it didn’t take long for their boathouse friendship to turn to romance. After Jamie proposed on the ski slopes with his grandmother’s ring, the couple started planning a waterside wedding, inspired by the natural beauty of Nantucket in the autumn. Lush eucalyptus and lavender garlands draped archways and railings from church to reception, where guests enjoyed sea-view cocktails on the lantern-lit lawns of The Wauwinet, before sitting down to dinner at tables resplendent with verdant greens, mercury glass, candles and white roses. Kate’s gown was just as luxuriant – her brother Jeff Todd, a designer for Calvin Klein, created an incredible couture dress for her, hand sewing over 150 individual vintage lace flowers into the seven layers of organza and tulle over five months of design and creation.

“Taking pictures alone with our photographer, Clayton Austin, by an abandoned boat during cocktail hour, we were able to look back on the party and hear our friends and family laughing and the music from our band drifting into the night. It was special to take that time alone to appreciate each other and the details we put into planning this special weekend with family and friends.”

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Photography CLAYTON AUSTIN / Planner JIMMY JACSIK / Stylist DAWN KELLY / Florist SOIREE FLORAL / Cake NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP / Stationery MOYA MINNS / Ceremoney venue FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF NANTUCKET / Reception venue THE WAUWINET / Bride’s gown JEFF TODD (Brother of the bride) / Shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN / Jewellery BETTERIDGE / Hair ARTWORX / Groom’s attire BROOKS BROTHER’S / Caterer THE WAUWINET / Band THE RAD TRAD’S
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The lovely MICHELE BECKWITH excels at capturing the sweet little moments and thoughtful details that make your wedding your own. With a fine art approach she’s all about making things photograph as lovely and romantic as she sees them. She seeks out the beauty of natural light to bathe her subjects in, creating photographs that merge together life’s moments with art. See her directory listing HERE.

TheHeirloom Table-setting-with-succulents

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InfinityWeddings Wedding-on-Lake-Como

If you’re considering a destination wedding in Italy, then the team at INFINITY WEDDINGS can help you with every step along the way. Having someone on the ground when you’re living on the other side of the world is invaluable, and they will offer you an exclusive experience with an Italian touch. See their directory HERE.

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