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Joanne and Kieran threw a festive destination wedding in Sarasota, Florida. With family coming in from all over the globe, they chose a festive, celebratory theme to make the day fun and flirty! We adore the design by One Love by Erica with all those pops of green, pink, and their flamingo motif! Cat Pennenga Photography captured all these super fun images and we know you’ll love!

Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
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What made the wedding special and unique?

Wow. I think what made it most special was that it was a destination for almost all guests. Joanne is from Chicago and Kieran is from Ireland, but Joanne’s mom lives in Siesta Key. We had spent many wonderful vacations in the area and it just felt right for our wedding day. We even decided this while still in Verona – as soon as we got back to Dublin, Joanne booked a trip to Sarasota with her sisters to start looking at venues.

Even though having a destination wedding meant that not all of our guests could come in the end, it meant that we had an entire week with our best friends in the world. People flew in from Bujumbura, Burundi, and Melbourne, Australia, as well as Chicago and Ireland, and it really was the most special week of our lives. We wouldn’t change a thing!

Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I bought the gown at La Mariee in Sarasota. I was visiting with my mom and sister and was just beginning the process of looking at dresses. I really wasn’t planning on buying one at the time, but after trying on this one I couldn’t stop thinking about it. About an hour before I had to leave for my flight back to Dublin I went back to the store, tried it on one last time, and then knew for sure it was it!

About four or five months later an amazing surprise happened with the dress – when it arrived into the shop it was in two pieces, but in a good way! Little did I (or the bridal boutique) know that the bottom half of the dress unbutton from underneath and it became a short dress for later on – perfect for dancing in the Florida heat!

Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

I really spent a lot of time when we got engaged thinking about how I wanted the wedding to feel. I knew I wanted it to be an inclusive, casual, yet formal, event – a laid back attitude with a classic vibe. One of the key things to this was our tablescape – it was important to me that everyone felt part of the day and the event, so we had double-long tables and no head table in a U-shape around the dance floor. Combined with family-style food (not buffet, but passed platters) it really felt like a big family get together.

We also had a really unique ceremony. Because it was a non-church ceremony, which meant we had TONS of flexibility in what happened in our ceremony. Our wonderful friend, Andrew Hoyt, officiated and provided the most personal, loving ceremony. We had seven friends do readings, including some written by the groom himself. The whole event was super personal, super loving, and super us. We wouldn’t have had it any other way!

Finally, just the colors were so special – I wanted everything to be vibrant and fun and really reflect the botanical gardens. Hot pinks and oranges up against that green – stunning! I loved it. Plus, how can you go wrong with an unofficial flamingo theme?!

Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The first moments after the ceremony but before the cocktail hour were just magical. We had come through this totally amazing, personal ceremony, with lots of laughs and lots of tears, and just felt like a whooshing rush of love afterwards. We actually couldn’t stop laughing because we were so darn happy! It was the best moment of the entire day to look at each other and feel, “That’s it. We did it!” Pure magic. There is actually a photo that captures this where we’re both laughing and so, so happy.

Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in 2003 while Masters students in the Centre for the Environment at Trinity College Dublin. When Joanne moved to Dublin to do her masters and distinctly remembers telling her mother that “she wouldn’t date anyone because she’d be studying too hard.” Little did she know that about three weeks later she’d be going on her first date with Kieran…he took her to an Asian fusion restaurant in Dublin and the rest is history!
About four months in to dating, Joanne had a little medical scare and wound up in Vincent’s for a few nights. Kieran was there by her side for every possible minute (bringing her chips and grapes and all sorts of treats!) and for both it really was a defining time in the relationship. It took a while, though, to get from there to popping the question…ten short years!

Joanne took Kieran to Verona, Italy, for his birthday in April 2013, but little did she know he was actually planning on proposing on that trip!

It was a rainy evening in Verona, about the third night there. After probably the least exciting dinner of the trip, they were walking back towards the hotel when Kieran turned towards Joanne and swiftly got down on one knee. Joanne didn’t really know what was happening when he asked, and kept responding with, “is this for real? Is this for real?” Finally, happy realty settled in and Joanne said yes! They crossed the street and celebrated with prosecco and phone calls to friends and family back home.

Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding
Wedding Blog Flamingo Themed Florida Destination Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Cat Pennenga Photography // Second Shooter: Kathryn Brass // Planning & Decor: One Love by Erica // Ceremony & Reception Venue: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens // Caterer: Michael’s on East | Cake: Cakes By Ron // Flowers: Davidson-Cassell // Music: Kettle of Fish, Laura Jenson-Jennings, Caladesi Steel Band // Dress: La Mariee // Hair & Makeup: Kathryn Sutton @ Spa Hollywood & Laura Murphy @ L’ural Spa// Officiant: Andrew Hoyt // Stationary: Green Quince // Calligraphy: Calligraphia by Melissa // Lighting: Affairs in the Air // Transportation: Siesta Trolley

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Bailey and Mike had the kind of wedding that looks like it belongs in the movies. An absolutely timeless gown, a bow-tied groom, a gushing father-of-the-bride, and a downtown Chicago locale–all the moments and details lend themselves to a cinematic elegance that we rarely see. This is obviously due in much part to photographer Annie Parish, who captured their wedding a similarly timeless approach. We are beyond thrilled to share with you such an incredibly beautiful couple, and the gorgeous images from their day.

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Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?

It’s so hard to pinpoint what exactly made our wedding special and unique as the entire day, and weekend really, felt like a dream coming true that still hasn’t quite sunk in. I was a bride for Halloween when I was 5, so I’d obviously been thinking about my wedding for quite some time, and I can truly say there was nothing that happened on our wedding day that I didn’t want to happen and nothing that didn’t happen that I did want. Even down to the weather – it was raining heavily all morning the day of the wedding. I had been worried about the weather for weeks leading up to the big day, and knew that with my “the cosmos like to test me” kind of luck I knew we’d be thrown for a loop, and I was right. However, we didn’t have any scheduled outdoor events during the morning the day of, and somehow the weather decided to cooperate and stopped raining just in time for me to ride to the church with my dad, take photos outside in the gorgeous courtyard of our church before and after the ceremony, and for us to greet our guests after the ceremony on the steps surrounded by bubbles, just as I had always dreamed I’d be able to do. The gloomy skies even helped the reception room feel more romantic casting a darker glow over dinner which only served to highlight the hundreds of candles all over the dining room tables, giving the room an intimate dinner party feel, which is what I’d always wanted, but knew would be difficult to pull off with 170 guests.

Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding

Tell us about the dress and where/how you found it!

The dress was designed by Peter Langner and purchased at Ultimate Bride in Chicago. I always thought I wanted the big princess wedding dress, big full skirt and everything, however I also knew I wanted something different. I don’t like to follow the crowds trend wise, but am still very traditional, so wasn’t sure what I would end up with that would fit both categories. I told my consultant all of this, and we tried on about 5 different dresses of all shapes, and some were stunning. But she helped me narrow down what I did and didn’t like about each dress, and came back with another 5 dresses to try on. I saw my dress in the plastic bag and though “I need to try that one on”. My consultant wouldn’t let me, she wanted to save that one for last because it was so different than any other I’d seen. I again made it through the rest of the beautiful gowns, but when I put mine on I just knew, it was me in every sense. I loved the seams and the fact that the bottom folds of the dress weren’t sewn on to the top body of the dress but were designed by Peter Langner to be made of one single panel. The straps and sweetheart neckline were beautiful and I though the back was a statement maker. It also matched the color of my sister’s veil and sash perfectly, which to me felt like a sign. I really knew it was “the dress” when I almost refused to take it off at the end of our appointment J I loved my dress so much that the second time I cried on my wedding day, after just before walking down the aisle, was at the end of the night when I had to take my dress off!

Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

We had a few small touches throughout the day and night that made the entire wedding more personal for me. The hair stylist that came to do the bridal party has been doing my mother’s hair for 20+ years and did my first hair up do for a 7th grade dance. It was so special to have here there with us as she’s seen me grow up from awkward teenager to bride. For my something old, I wore a garter made by my Aunt out of lace from my Great Grandfather’s christening gown, threaded with blue ribbon for my something blue. I also carried a vintage handkerchief around my bouquet that was my maternal grandmothers. For my something borrowed I wore the veil and sash my sister wore at her wedding 2 summers earlier. Finally, the presiding minister over our ceremony was also the woman who lead me through my confirmation when I was in 8th grade.

Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Mike and I didn’t see each other before the ceremony, so I have to say the most memorable moment for me was seeing his smiling face at the end of the aisle waiting for me as I walked towards him with my dad. I’d never seen him smile the way he was, and at that moment I felt pure happiness. Following that I would say the most memorable would be a related moment, when it was just my dad and I standing in the back of the church, waiting as the bridesmaids and groomsmen walked down the aisle. I got very emotional (the first time that day, which was shocking considering I’m a very emotional person) just as we were about to start walking, and I grabbed my dad’s hand and he gave me a big hug and started making jokes to help pull myself together. It was such a special moment between us that I’ll cherish forever.

Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged. 

Mike and I were introduced by a childhood friend of mine who went to college with him at Miami University. After I graduated from the University of Virginia, I moved back to Chicago to be closer to my family, and my childhood friend told me about “this guy I had to meet”. Mike and I met summer of 2007 and became friends over the next year. After a few false starts, we finally started dating in Fall of 2008 and he proposed in May 2013 in Key West, Florida. We had been to Key West a few years prior and really enjoyed our vacation, so when a cousin of Mike’s was getting married in nearby Jupiter, we took the opportunity to make a vacation out of it. We were staying at the Simonton Court Inn, an old cigar factory and ship captains home turned in to a beautiful B&B. Our room had a lovely balcony off of the bathroom, and as I thought Mike was about to jump in the shower he yelled for me to come out to the balcony. I was still in my towel from my shower and asked what was so important, can’t I get dressed? He insisted I come out, I figured there was a bird or something to see, and when I came out he motioned for me to sit down next to him on the chair. I was still confused as to what he would want, and asked if this could wait, and he further insisted I sit down. Just as I did, he got on to his knee and I finally understood what was happening. The proposal was so perfectly us, Mike catching me a bit off guard, having it just be the two of us, in one of our favorite spots. Mike also has a great photo of me in my towel showing off my new ring; I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever looked happier without makeup! We called our immediate family to share the news then left to go to a wonderful dinner at Blue Heaven, another favorite spot of ours. By chance, the table they gave us was the “Honeymoon” table. We celebrated with champagne and had a wonderful rest of our night.

Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding
Wedding Blog Bailey and Mikes University Club of Chicago Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Annie Parish Photography // Wedding Coordinators: A Perfect Pair // Florist: Artquest Ltd // Location: University Club of Chicago // All Paper (Menu, programs, escort cards): Papertales // Band: Gold Coast Orchestra // Hair: Diane Moltaji, of ALX Salon // Makeup: Rachel McQuen // Dress: Peter Langner // Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew // Brides shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo // Earrings: BHLDN // Necklace: Sister’s // Groom Tux: Indochino

 

Lauren and Jordan had one of the most unique, intimate, simple, and beautiful weddings we have ever featured here on Grey! Their wedding exudes the kind of contagious love that fills your soul. Their photographer, Adrian Michael, is one of our faves, and captured the beauty of these two in such a profound way. We are in love.

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Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?

We did exactly what we wanted to do without caving to anyone else’s expectations. We also wanted to keep things very simple. A big focus was on our relationships, so we had a huge bridal party, and everyone involved in the wedding from the caterer, to the pastors, to the photographer are personal friends of ours.

Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I was looking online for something unique and nontraditional. When I saw it, I loved it – especially the detailed beading and the open back. I saved it as one i was interested in, and three days later, without knowing, Jordan sent me a link to the same dress thinking I might like it. It was then that I knew it was the one. It was from Free People, by designer Mara Hoffman.

Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

One of our goals (other than getting married) was to celebrate with our closest friends and family, and we wrote each one a personal letter to let them know how special to us and significant to our lives they are. The basin and pitcher we used for our foot washing belonged to my great grandmother. We also built the benches on-site the morning of the wedding, and are planning to use the wood to build some furniture for our home.

Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Immediately after the ceremony we walked away into a field to have a few moments alone together, while Adrian snapped photos from afar. It was a very special moment, and important for us to catch our breaths and reflect on what had just happened.

Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding
Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding

Tell us how you met/proposed!

We met at a bar where we worked together. Lauren was quite smitten almost immediately, but it took Jordan some time to come around. However, once he did, hardly any time passed before he found a ring. He ordered it from London and it was supposed to arrive before they left to spend Christmas with Lauren’s family. His plan was to propose somewhere along the way, and celebrate together with her family. They were all in on it. Unfortunately, the ring was delayed, so the plans were put on hold. It finally arrived on New Years Eve, and he decided to do it that night. With some food and wine, he read to her by candlelight and then asked her to be his wife.

Wedding Blog Lauren and Jordans Free People Style Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Adrian Michael Photography // Wedding Venue: Cranberry Flats, SK // Reception Venue: Village guitar and Amp // Dress: Free People designed by Mara Hoffman // Headpiece and bracelet: Oneiro Designs // Make-Up: Sarah Korchinski // Hair: DIY by Bride // Floral: DIY by Bride // Ceremony Benches: DIY // Bridesmaids dresses: Free People // Groomsmen attire: Luna + Hill

 

 

Last spring, I had the chance to work on a project for El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, alongside a super fabulous talented team: Jen Huang, 1011 Makeup and Anna Le Pley Taylor. One of the elements we worked on styling was a surprise birthday party, which we are so excited to share with you today! More to come from this super fun collaboration!

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Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Wedding Blog El Encanto by Jen Huang

Photography: Jen Huang // Styling: Summer Watkins // Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup // Flowers: Anna Le Pley Taylor

If your heart weren’t already bursting at the seams from Ginny and David’s Engagement, then get ready, because you may not be able to take all the loveliness of this wedding. This is officially our biggest post ever because we literally could not pick our favorite images by photographer Jen Huang. The bridal party, fashion, flowers (by Poppies & Posies), the setting–it’s all so magical! Are you ready? 

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Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

What made the wedding unique?

The beautiful island of Nantucket set the tone for our special day and made it truly unique. Dotting the water just south of Cape Cod, it is one of the first places David and I traveled to when we first started dating. This magical seafaring isle took our guests back in time with its whitewashed homes, cobblestone streets, and abundance of history. The place feels virtually stuck in time and was the perfect venue for our 1950′s vintage theme. For our wedding, the island was enclosed in fog, which made for some mysterious but beautiful photographs. It reminded us of why Nantucket is nicknamed The Grey Lady! We are so happy we were able to share a place that is dear to our hearts with our family and friends.

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Tell us about your dress and where/how you found it.

I found my wedding dress at Evalina Couture in Calgary. Evalina was closing her store and getting rid of all of her inventory. I only tried on 4 dresses and the one I ended up choosing was the second that I tried on. It was a beautiful Christos gown that had never been tried on before, covered in small polka dots. I had always wanted a ballerina length dress that looked very similar to my grandma’s 1950′s gown. The dress was originally full length, but I had it shortened to be ballerina length and used the leftover fabric from the bottom to make a matching jacket.

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

What were some touches added to make it personal?

Our ring bearer (my godson) carried the wedding bands down on the same bible that my mother and father and grandparents used for their weddings. I hope to one day have a daughter that can also take part in this tradition for her wedding.

The beautiful speech that my father did during our reception dinner. My dad was a wonderful speaker and the speech that he did for us was so genuine and from his heart. He passed away unexpectedly just 8 months after the wedding so the kind and loving words he said to both David and me at the reception will always be so special.

Out cake topper was a beautiful exact replica of how we looked on the wedding day, made by Gwen from Concarta.

Instead of having a DJ for the wedding we hired The Smoke Rings a swing band from New York City, that specializes in songs from the Great American Song Book. They truly set the tone at the reception and were the perfect music to complement our 1950′s themed wedding.

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was without a doubt the ceremony. It took place in the beautiful First Congregational Church, which dates back to 1725. The minister put together a truly heartfelt sermon and it felt wonderful to be surrounded by our family and closest friends.

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Tell us how you met and became engaged! 

David and I met in New York City at the International Culinary Centre. We were in the same class and we began dating in the third month of the program. As I am from Canada, David showed me around the city and we quickly became best friends. We would constantly laugh about all the ridiculous things that happened during class.

Our first date was at the Mary Poppins broadway show. After the show, we ate pizza at my apartment and talked until 1:30 in the morning. From this point on we were inseparable. David then picked me up every morning on his way to school and during class we would spend as much time as possible with one other. At nighttime we would often go to Yankee games, walks around Central Park, and to Broadway shows. We had the most wonderful time together in New York. It is a beautiful place to fall in love.

David wanted to keep the proposal simple. We always go on walks in the summertime and one day, at the end of our walk, he got down on one knee, presented a gorgeous rose gold and white sapphire ring, and asked me to marry him.

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

Wedding Blog Nantucket Wedding at The White Elephant Inn

 

Ginny & David’s full super 8 wedding film: Nantucket, MA – The White Elephant Inn from Hello Super Studios on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photographer: Jen Huang Blog // Rehearsal Dinner: The Wauwinet // Wedding Venue: The White Elephant Inn, Nantucket // Church: First Congregational Church // Menus, Favor Tags & Escort Cards: Jen Huang Art // Floral Design: Poppies & Posies // Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. // Wedding Dress/Veil: Christos (Dress), Bolero & Veil custom made // Wedding Shoes: Chie Mihara // Accessories: Gloves – BHLDN, earrings are from the Gold Market in NYC // Hair & Makeup: Stacy Pitt (hair) and Maureen Sullivan from Jenni Fresca Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie (makeup) // Rentals: The Trove // Invitation Designer: Rifle Paper Co. – Anna Bond // Floral Designer: Poppies & Posies // Catering: The White Elephant Hotel // Band/DJ: Sarah King and the Smoke Rings // Cake: Jodi’s Cakes // Groom’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna and the Grooms shoes are Prada // Bridesmaids Dresses & Shoes: BHLDN (peach dresses) and Custom Made (Tiffany blue dress) BHLDN (Tiffany blue shoes) Chie Mihara (Cream shoes with hearts) // Rehearsal Dinner Dress: 1950’s vintage dress from Rococo Vintage // Rehearsal Dinner Shoes: Chie Mihara