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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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