20 Feb

Nantucket wedding inspiration (part 1)

categories Details + Decor, Flowers + Greenery, Pretty Paper

About 30 miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is Nantucket –  an island New Yorkers escape to during Summer, and a great location for an outdoor wedding beneath a lighthouse overlooking the ocean. The collaboration of Desiree Spinner Events‘ styling talent paired with Trent Bailey‘s naturally beautiful photography make for a stunning shoot that will leave you swooning over a coral and white wedding on the island. The shoot was recently featured in Southern Weddings but, as you can see, we couldn’t resist from sharing all the pretty details that didn’t make it into the mag!

nantucket wedding inspiration

The pants the groom has on are Nantucket Reds – a light, faded red pant, famous in Nantucket!

red white and blue wedding invitations

Sweet red invitation suite by Ceci New York.

mirror seating chart

We see a lot of seating charts on chalk boards and old window frames, but on a mirror? Love it! By far the best way to reflect an already gorgeous view.

nantucket wedding inspiration

We are so happy to see chiavari chairs that aren’t just gold or silver! The pop of the red against the white dining table and blue Nantucket sky is breathtaking! The beer bar was a DIY element; labels were peeled off and replaced with flavored beers names that either had Southern or New England ties. For example, a peachy wheat beer was renamed “Georgia Peach” and blueberry beer was changed to “Maine Blueberry”.

strawberries as wedding decor

Floral accents were mixed with the stationery and vintage china to bring in Southern charm.  The flowers are a mixture of whites to reflect the South and New England elements.  As a final touch white vintage laced napkins were used, which felt very traditional to both areas, as well as strawberries.

pie table for wedding

A pie dessert table and homemade barbecue sauce jars as favors would be the perfect touch if you’re planning an outdoor wedding during Summer.

nantucket wedding inspiration

We’ve got more from this shoot coming up in Part 2!

Photography: Trent Bailey / Design and Styling: Desiree Spinner Events / Floral Design: Patrice Milley Floral Design / Hair: Stacey Kuehn / Makeup: Katrina Hess / Stationery: Ceci New York / Custom Bottle Labels: Lady Slipper Stationery / Bride’s Gown: Priscilla of Boston / Custom Dress accents: Preston and Olivia / Bridal Jewelry: David Yurman and Tiffany and Co. / Groom’s Attire: J.Crew and Murray’s Toggery Shop / Groom’s Shoes: Sperry Topsiders / Pies: Centerville Pie Co / Cake: Krazy Kakes / Rentals: Be our Guest / Tables: Chase Canopy for Desiree Spinner Events / Vintage Napkins: New England Vintage Rentals / Linen Backdrop: La Tavola Linen

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  1. Gorgeous! But not Nantucket- that’s not one of our island’s lighthouses and I believe that’s the outside of the Osterville Yacht Club I see (family just got married there)… Picture perfect though! Love the custom label soda pops!

  2. Captures the island feel perfectly!

  3. A Happy men with his life i mean his beautiful half-better..!!

  4. Wow; that does look lovely. And yup, we think that’s the Osterville yacht club. Mike used to live in Boston before moving to Illinois, and yeah…it doesn’t get better than Nantucket when the weather’s fine.

  5. LOVE everything about this – the bride’s dress and bolero, his pants, the white flowers and strawberries. Can my wedding please look like this?!

  6. Forget wedding – I want my life to look like this! So beautiful. Really captures the absolute best of the New England seaside.

  7. Her dress is PERFECT. I want!!

  8. This is so breathtakingly beautiful! The light is perfect, the couple is gorgeous, and the details are adorable. Amazing job, to all involved!!

  9. This makes me want to get married again, just so I can have a wedding in Nantucket! Such a great shoot, love, love, love it!

  10. Yes Lovely all around.. However as said before that is not Nantucket. My fiance is a Nantucket native & we will be getting married there at the Galley this June. while Yes it is very much in the island’s style. i am a little disappointed that no on-island vendors were used other than Murray’s. There are so many wonderful vendors on island, like Dawn from Soiree Floral or Jermaine from Nantucket Island Creations (amazing catering company) – its a shame that these wonderful artisans were not given a shout out.

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