We did it!!!!!!! Will and I were married in Nantucket over the weekend with our closest family and friends looking on. It was far and away the best day of our lives so far and the perfect start to the next chapter of our lives as husband and wife. I am so thankful for all your well wishes and want you to know I’m as excited to share pictures as you are to see them! Our amazing photographers Cameron & Kelly Studio are working away on editing photos and I’m hoping to start sharing each event (rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding day!) within a few weeks. I’ve also been sharing sneak peeks over on Instagram (here, here, here, here, here, here, and here so far) so be sure to follow along there if you’re anxious to see more!
A ton of you have direct messaged me asking for information about vendors, outfits, etc. and while I’ll be answering all of these questions when I have our photos in a few weeks, I’ll take this opportunity to rave about some of the people this weekend would not have been the same without. First and foremost, our month of planner Caroline from Milly & Grace Weddings was the perfectly organized angel my family needed to pull together all the last minute details and truly heaven sent as far as I’m concerned. I have several girlfriends who couldn’t stand their wedding planners by the end of the planning process and I can’t express how strongly I feel the opposite — I even cried the morning I said goodbye to her. If ever someone was destined to do a certain type of work, Caroline was born to plan weddings. She is a true class act: unceasingly kind, wildly articulate, incomparably organized, and unflappable in even the most stressful of situations. If you are getting married on Nantucket, there is no one in the world I could recommend more highly.
Second, we hit the jackpot with both our photographers and videographers. These were two components extremely important to me (particularly as a blogger!) and I felt confident I could relax the day of knowing both of them would capture every moment perfectly. Cameron and Jamelle of Cameron & Kelly Studio became part of our extended family throughout the planning process, from capturing our engagement pictures to tagging along as we looked for bridesmaids’ dresses. They sailed through the shot list I’d created with family portraits, decor details, etc. and captured so many candid moments I hadn’t even thought of. They are long on talent and enthusiasm, generous with their time, and attentive to detail in a way that separates them from other creative types. MacKenzie and Henry of Inkspot Crow captured our wedding festivities on video and if you haven’t watched one of their wedding videos yet, all I can say is make sure you have a box of tissues on hand. They’ve shot several weddings on Nantucket (this video has made me tear up at least half a dozen times) and working with them was one of the fastest decisions we made in the entire planning process. I could not be a bigger fan of their work and am counting down the days until Will and I can sit down to relive our own day!
Lastly, this weekend would not have been the same without the 128 family members and friends who filled ‘Sconset Chapel on September 2. Will’s parents threw us the most splendid rehearsal dinner at The Chanticleer, complete with monogrammed napkins and hysterical toasts from our nearest and dearest. My parents hosted a welcome party on Friday night where our guests wore white and lined up at the Millie’s food truck on the front lawn for our favorite lobster rolls and fish tacos. My bridesmaids looked down over our first look from a window over my parents’ backyard and two of our friends also gave beautiful readings during the ceremony. I sobbed at all three toasts at our wedding reception, particularly during my sister’s, which had guests telling me she should run for President someday (they’re not wrong!). Will’s parents’ friends threw an extremely indulgent Texas-style barbecue on Sunday morning and I’m pretty sure our cockapoo Rory thought it was a party we’d thrown in his honor with all of his favorite foods and people in attendance. There were several moments this weekend where Will and I had the chance to just look out over the whole scene and could hardly believe how lucky we were to be surrounded by so much love — not just our own, but the love of the myriad people who came together to make our wedding day so much more magical than we could possibly have imagined. Stay tuned for many, many more photos and anecdotes in the weeks to come and thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me in this new chapter. We are thrilled to have you along for the ride!
*all photos by Cameron & Kelly Studio