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as the weather turns, fur stoles and silk scarves re-emerge from closets and dresser drawers, evoking the accessories worn by the silver screen sirens of yesteryear. ruffles and lace adorn jackets and sweaters—impractical, pretty, and utterly sweet. wool coats and suede gloves prove that classic is forever. the brilliant colors of autumn set the tone for monochromatic shades, embellished with sumptuous splashes of color, and winter’s blanket of white acts as a veritable blank canvas for playful, animated hues. “cold spell ,” page [73] our special gown and design feature, tells a similar story, of chilly winter winds, warmed up with hints of color and old hollywood glamour brought to the shores of the cape and islands. long winters are an invitation to play with the accessories of the season—scarves, hats, and mittens can be adorned with lace, ruffles, tulle, or whatever you fancy. flourishing imaginations bring about tables adorned with wool scarves page [75] or hand-knit hats embellished with crocheted flowers page [99].

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>> like the happy couples featured in our magazine, we too are lucky enough to work with some of the cape & islands top wedding professionals. listed here are those who lent their time & talent to help create this issue. barrie f isher,

of barrie fisher photographers, creates images of incomparable artistry, a testament to her exceptional talent & skill [bfisherphoto.com]; becca brendler-olcott, of petal floral design, understands what magical, romantic floral design means & how to infuse it flawlessly into a wedding [petalfloraldesign.com]; binita patel, of BINITA PATEL PHOTOGRAPHY, always seems to capture the essence of romance, as well as hone in on hidden details [binitapatelphotography.com]; brea mcdonald, of BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, a brilliant nantucket-based photographer, is an expert at capturing the magic of any couple’s special day [breamcdonald.com]; with a wealth of experience & accolades, bryan yager, of beltrami studios, creates chic & artful images that perfectly capture the essence of romance [beltramistudios.com]; cynthea hausman, owner of cynthea’s spa, is extraordinarily talented at helping brides feel their most beautiful [cyntheaspa.com]; daria bishop, of daria bishop photographers, channels her genuine passion for life, love & photography into stunning, joyful images [dariabishop.com]; dawn kelly, of soiree floral design, looks beyond the obvious to craft delightful floral arrangements that truly transport us to another world [soireefloral.com]; desiree spinner has an uncanny ability to channel the natural charm of any environment into inspiration—resulting in weddings full of life, love & meticulous detail [desireespinnerevents.com]; owner of the boutique & organic white loft studio, heidi murphy, specializes in intimate, dreamy photography—she never fails to capture the romantic fairytale present at every wedding she shoots [whiteloftstudio.com]; kate martin, of beautiful days, uses her wealth of experience in the realms of food, travel, photography & event planning to craft weddings & inspiration shoots that dazzle every time [beautifuldaysevents.com]; lynda dandeneau, of dandeneau flowers, infuses outstanding floral arrangements with a sense of personal care & unwavering commitment to creative beauty [dandeneauflowers.com]; trent bailey, of trent bailey photography, wows with his unparalleled sense of beauty & design [trent-bailey.com]; trish desranleau, of salon cruz, is well adept at providing brides with hair styles that complement their overall look & bridal aesthetic [saloncruz.com].

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>> wedding professionals are constantly delighting us with exciting new products, services & businesses. here are some of our new noteworthy FAVORITEs — from the cape + islands & beyond. worried heels will inhibit your dance moves? take heart — toms shoes has a wedding collection! even better, the company provides a pair of shoes for a child in need for every pair sold. [toms.com]

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one of our favorite nantucket photographers, zofia waig, has tied the knot! she & husband mark said “i do” at westmoor farm & included the amazing talent of soiree floral, unique nantucket & placesetters—congrats! [zofiaphoto.com]

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cape cod wedding designer & stylist desiree spinner has debuted la petite peach—a design blog for all things babies to big kids. readers can browse photos, recipes, crafts, literature & events that are all created with little ones in mind. [lapetitepeach.com]

from glitz & glam to hom country chic — we are so espun & by bhldn’s new line of wed smitten decor & accessories. [bhl ding day dn.com]

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the boston bridal lounge is an unparalleled research library where couples can discover the region’s most talented wedding professionals & creative ideas! [bostonbridallounge.com]

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a pearl anniversary

something bleu [Denise Eliopulos]

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with classic elegance & an innate eye for bridal fashion, denise & something bleu bridal have been the stand-out choice for new york & destination brides seeking something truly special for their big day.

something bleu transforms allison’s wedding dress dream to beautiful reality - see her feature wedding [page x].

for three decades, something bleu bridal & bird of paradise boutique has kept up with all of the glittering, glowing, flowing —& simply beautiful—wedding styles a bride-to-be could ask for.

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>> Cary Hazlegrove captures beauty in the biggest moments & in the smallest details. Advice: brides, before you head down the aisle, make sure to breathe, center yourself & remember this moment. be flexible & focus on the true significance of the day—you are marrying the one you love.

name: cary hazlegrove business: cary hazlegrove services: photography years in business: thirty website: hazlegrove.com

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CARY HAZLEGROVE PHOTOGRAPHY: Fresh out of college and buoyed by the recommendation of a friend, Cary Hazlegrove moved to Nantucket in 1978 to embark on her soon-to-be extraordinary career in photography. “I jumped headlong into my Nantucket life, making a living doing everything from housecleaning to commercial fishing, and I photographed it all,” she says. Her skill and willingness to shoot any subject led to magazine assignments, book deals, and a widely diverse portfolio. It was in 1980 that Cary first delved into wedding photography, and today she remains the photographer of choice to document some of Nantucket’s most beautiful weddings.

“With weddings, you have one chance in a finite time frame to capture one of the most significant days in a family’s life,” she explains. In the thirty years since she arrived on the island, Cary has published thirteen books and is the artist behind the largest image library of Nantucket. Today, she’s surer than ever that her initial reaction was right, “When my feet first touched Nantucket soil, I had the profound sensation of finally being home.”

>> Cape Cod charm, a quaint atmosphere & ocean views make The Beach Plum Inn an ideal spot for weddings. vineyard viBes: Overlooking the sparkling waters of Menemsha, The Beach Plum Inn evokes memories of childhood days spent at the beach and lazy summer days in the sun. This is a place where the air is faint with the melodious chimes of an offshore bell buoy and rich with the scent of island hydrangeas, a place that awaits the weddings of local and destination couples seeking something extraordinary.

accommodations: Located among gardens on a hill overlooking the sea, the property’s single bedroom, French country-style cottages exhibit Old World appeal without sacrificing modern amenities. Many feature vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and private porches. Additionally, the inn also offers an array of rooms within their main house, all of which boast sumptuous decor and stunning views. property perks: yoga classes + bicycle rental + basketball + tennis courts + fitness center + croquet + beachfront views.

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reception options: Weddings at The Beach Plum Inn are not complete without the fantastic, local cuisine prepared by the talented chefs at The Beach Plum Inn Restaurant and the nearby Homeport Restaurant. For couples wishing to host a nearby rehearsal dinner or wedding kickoff celebration, the Homeport Restaurant will tailor menus to suit the occasion and mood, whether it’s a casual clambake or a formal dining experience.


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>> JUST THE TICKET! STEP RIGHT UP, TAKE A CHANCE & DISCOVER A FESTIVE WORLD OF WEDDING INSPIRATION & DELIGHTS. amidst candy apples, cotton candy martinis, vintage carnival games & the cape & islands most celebrated wedding talent, it’s safe to say that guests at the 2011 cape & islands' wedding affair were privy to a boutique bridal event like no other.

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proving that wedding planning can be as footloose & fancy-free as a day at the fair, couples mingled with the region’s best wedding talent, attended captivating seminars on menu planning, budgeting & wedding etiquette & sampled complimentary sweets & treats. what’s more, proceeds from the event’s silent auction benefited the make a wish foundation & each bride received a fabulous luxury gift box after being pampered with a complimentary facial & pedicure. a fashion show featuring the latest trends in stunning couture gowns concluded the event, conducted atop a whimsical runway bursting with vintage carnival decor!

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bar service: Cisco Brewers [ciscobrewers.com / page 188] candy apple bar: Amy’s Apples & Devilish Delights [amysapples.com / Page 109] cigar rolling: Boston Cigar Factory [bostoncigarfactory.com / Page 187] cupcake bar: Konditor Meister [konditormeister.com / Page 176] doormen & models: Chase Couture [chasecouture.net / Page 72] entertainment: 57 Heavy [57heavy.com / Page 60] Absolutely Music [fourguysintuxes.com / Page 187] hair: Artworx Hair Design [artworxhairdesign.com / page 129] Linen & event rentals: Rentals Unlimited [rentals-unlimited.net / page 27] makeup: Kimberly Richard Cosmetic Artist [kimberlyrichard.com / Page 189] runway music: Chris Saraiva [chrissaraiva.com / Page 141] seminars: Alden Blair Events [aldenblairevents.com / Page 13] Eat Your Heart Out Catering [eatyourheartoutcaterers.com / page 26] patrice R Milley Floral Designers [patricermilley.com / Page 12] Party Cape Cod & Sitting Pretty [partycapecod.com / Page 38] spa services: Bellezza Salon Med Spa [spabellezza.com / Page 174] tent rental: Chase Canopy [chasecanopy.com / Page 9] valet: Cape Cod Valet [capecodvalet.net / page 187]

the venue: for a jaunty & elegant nautical atmosphere juxtaposed with calming ocean views & a sense of casual luxury, look no further than the chatham bars inn.

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whimsical fondant “wish” tickets top off a delectable konditor meister cupcake.

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SOMETHING OLD/SOMETHING NEW:

THROWING RICE:

Traditionally, “something old” represents the bride’s family history; “something new” shows optimism for her new life; “something borrowed” represents good karma from a happily married family member; and “something blue” recalls the pre-Victorian fashion for blue as the preferred dress color, symbolizing purity. As for the sixpence, which symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, it was decimalized in 1970. Replicas can be found for sale on the internet, but given inflation you might consider a good old American quarter instead.

For years, showering the couple with rice was a symbol of good luck, but it turns out that rice is harmful to birds. A switch to birdseed had groundskeepers up in arms dealing with unwanted weeds in flower beds, and rose petals quickly become slippery and are hard to clean up. Today, clever brides arrange for streamers, flags, or bubbles and wands as cheering alternatives that don’t harm or create a mess.

number TWO YOUR DAUGHTER'S HAND:

“something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a silver sixpence in her shoe…” custom says

a bride should have these items on her person on her wedding day. then there are all those tossing traditions—rice, the garter & the bouquet...

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gives modern-day brides the scoop on old traditions.

This pre-marriage consultation with your future in-laws was the de rigueur first step of the marriage process in the days when the focus of a marriage had more to do with property than love. While today’s woman makes her own decisions about marriage, it is still a courtesy for the prospective groom to talk to both of her parents about his intent to marry.

number THREe THE FIRST LOOK:

Christian custom decreed that a groom not see his bride until she walked down the aisle. In Jewish tradition, a groom places his bride’s veil over her face before the ceremony—a reference to the story of Jacob, who mistakenly married the veiled Leah instead of her sister Rachel. Today, many couples arrange a photo-op before the ceremony to capture that “first look” moment when the groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time.

number five GARTER TOSS:

This tradition harkens back to the day when wedding guests would tear off pieces of a bride’s clothing as a souvenir. Though it’s been reduced to an ornamental garter in these modern times, the tradition of a groom removing his bride’s garter and tossing it to the singleton males is losing its appeal. If it’s on your wedding program, keep it in good taste.

number six BOUQUET TOSS:

The girl who catches the bouquet is destined to marry next, which can have more women running away than hoping to catch it. Still, this remains a “must do” for most brides. Nowadays, instead of tossing the whole bouquet, a mini or breakaway “tossing bouquet” is a clever substitute. Alternatively, leaving the whole “next to be married” scenario behind, the bride may present her bouquet to her mother, sister, or maid of honor.

whatever traditions you include—be sure each one means something to you & you’re not just fulfilling them for tradition’s sake.

- anna post

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[the couple] DAISY + JOHNNY

“daisy & johnny came to me with an overall vision of a simply magical wedding— not too ‘christmassy,’ but still incorporating festive tones,” says nicole.

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Krista + Matt Krista Curry & Matt Ryan fell in love twice on Martha’s Vineyard: first with the island & then with each other. west tisbury, ma

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before the ring.

Krista Curry and Matt Ryan fell in love twice on Martha’s Vineyard: first with the island, and then with each other. Matt had recently moved to the Vineyard from Boston, and Krista, a jewelry store manager, was a local. “Matt was the cute new bartender at my friend’s restaurant,” Krista says. They began to get to know each other during casual Friday night happy hours. A few months later, Krista was celebrating her friend Danielle’s birthday. Much to Krista’s surprise, Danielle had invited Matt to join the festivities. Krista and Matt spent the night engaged in conversation and laughter. They had their first official date a week later and have been a couple ever since.

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They decided to have an October wedding to honor the month in which their relationship began & to highlight the glow of the Vineyard as summer slowly transitions into autumn.

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the proposal. On Christmas Eve of 2008, Krista and Matt settled in front of their Christmas tree and began making their way through a pile of presents. In the middle of opening gifts, Krista noticed a little wrapped box waiting on the coffee table. Expecting a pair of earrings she had been hinting to Matt about, she opened the box—and was stunned to see what it contained. Within minutes of placing the ring on her finger, her parents called from the Azores, with no idea that their daughter’s life was changing right then. “It was a very special moment,” she says. “It hit us all at once. We were able to share it together, even though they were so far away.” the day & design. Their wedding location was a clear choice—

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Martha’s Vineyard, their ocean home, where they met and fell in love, was exactly the backdrop they needed. Nestled beneath the supporting posts and beams of the barn, their reception was filled with island charm. Krista and Matt were committed to creating a wedding that reflected their personalities and their vision of “Vineyard Rustic.” They decorated a spacious 100-yearold barn surrounded by 21 acres of hay fields and picket fences with colors reflecting the island’s natural beauty: ivory, green, and a hint of burlap. “Our dear friends put together a menu that people are still talking about.” She adds that the wedding professionals she hired offered invaluable help. “Let your professionals do what they do best. They have been to more weddings.”

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Long before Julia Thaler met Peter Oslen, she knew that someday she would have her wedding on Cape Cod, where her family history reaches back to the Pilgrims. the proposal. Three years after the first of many romantic trips together, Peter planned a vacation to Virgin Gorda. On the first day, Peter and Julia’s father went sailing together. The two men were gone so long that Julia and her mother started to worry. Little did they know that not only had Julia’s father granted Peter his blessing in asking Julia to marry him, he had also helped him scope out the perfect proposal spot. The two men discovered a gazebo on a nearby beach, and Peter returned there later that day with a ring in his pocket and Julia by his side. Against the backdrop of a brilliant sunset, he got down on one knee and offered her the ring. “Julia was so surprised, but she was so excited!” Peter remembers. the ceremony. On August 14, with gorgeous skies and calm Cape

weather, a procession of nine cousins from both families lined the altar. The ceremony was a true testament to the love Julia and Peter have for their relatives. “We’d also both recently lost family members very dear to us, and their memory was duly noted in our wedding program,” says the couple. Surrounded by the warmth of their families and the fond memories of those they had lost, Julia followed the tradition of her parents and walked down the aisle at the Chapel of St. James the Fisherman. the celebration. As the couple celebrated their nuptials, it was evident

before the ring. Early on, the couple often stole away from their home

in Boston to visit the Cape, and Julia was delighted when Wellfleet’s beaches captivated Peter. “Our relationship blossomed on our early trips out to the Cape during those late September-early October weekends, where the days are warm and the nights are cold,” she says. But Peter wasn’t only falling in love with the Cape and all its plentiful oysters. He was also falling in love with the woman he would marry.

that the intense wedding planning had paid off. In addition, the couple was blessed with one of those picturesque, sunny days that the Cape is famous for. “A good friend hosted a beach party for all of the guests around lunchtime the day of the wedding, which was great,” says Julia. “Even the Chequessett reception was a complete hit, from cake-cutting during Peter’s favorite song, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” to the packed dance floor.” Having dreamed of this day since she was a little girl, Julia was delighted to discover it was even better than she had ever imagined.

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Melissa+ Eric

Shortly after their engagement, Melissa took Eric to Nantucket, her favorite place in the world. For her, Nantucket is synonymous with family & summertime fun & she wanted to share this with her fiance.

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before the ring.

When Melissa Hellenbrand and Eric Hill think back to the beginning of their love story, they still find it hard to believe that it all began as a fourth grade prank. It was April Fools’ Day when Melissa and Eric’s elementary school class decided to confuse their teacher by switching seats. As fate would have it, Eric ended up at Melissa’s desk, and the two struck up a friendship that would eventually lead them down the aisle. Though they dated other people through high school, the pair remained close friends. Years passed with nothing more shared between the couple than sandwiches on the beach and late night card games with friends. It wasn’t until one afternoon at Eric’s house, over a decade after that fateful April Fools’ Day, that their platonic relationship changed. Eric, his roommates, and Melissa were having a great time together, and at one point, Melissa looked over at Eric and suddenly realized how important he was to her—and how much she loved him. “I suddenly saw Eric from a different perspective, and it was the moment I fell in love,” she says. Soon after, both Melissa and Eric traveled to Washington DC with a mutual friend. The sudden distance from their hometown was all they needed to know that the blossoming relationship between them was real. They returned to Connecticut a couple and have been together ever since. N O. 53


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For Melissa & Eric, their wedding was less about small details & more about creating an overall effect. “We wanted a classy, sophisticated look with plenty of sparkle,” explains Melissa.

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the proposal. Just before Thanksgiving of 2009, Melissa was frantically attempting to clean the couple’s entire apartment while simultaneously preparing for a cocktail party. Eric—probably because of nerves about his secret plan—wasn’t being his most helpful, especially when he suggested that they take a ride along the coast. However, his persistence eventually wore the reluctant Melissa down, and soon the pair found themselves on the beach where they used to spend their sunny Saturday afternoons together, snacks in hand. There, Eric escorted Melissa to a bench on the bluff and got down on one knee. “He said simply, ‘There is only one important question left in my life,’” says Melissa.

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the day & design. With the help of her floral designer, Soiree Floral, Melissa was able to create a sophisticated yet bright atmosphere. Melissa and Eric have the benefit of a long shared history, having grown up together, and they took advantage of it for some smaller elements of their wedding. For table markers, Melissa’s aunt created signs from quarter boards with the names of local spots from the couple’s hometown. As a surprise for Eric, Melissa attempted to fulfill one of his life-long dreams—riding on a motorcycle along a beach road—in cake form, at least. This whimsical groom’s cake was an extra personal touch that both the groom and guests found amusing.

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Alison& Richard sandwich, ma 08.03.2010 lisa berry photography

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alison + richard

When envisioning their perfect wedding celebration, Alison & Richard pictured a relaxed event that spanned a weekend rather than a traditional ceremony. the proposal. The couple was flying home from Alison’s cousin’s wedding when they came to a mutual decision—they wanted to get married. “We had a conversation about what we wanted with our futures and how we saw the other in it,” says Alison. Since neither could imagine spending life without the other, marriage seemed like the perfect next step. The very next day, the couple went shopping for an engagement ring together. While still in the jewelry store parking lot, Richard couldn’t help but add a hint of romance to the proceedings. Turning to Alison with the same bold attitude he’d had on that first Super Bowl Sunday, he said, “I know this is a bit late, but Alison Mary Woolford, will you marry me?” In the end, the proposal was more than simply romantic—it was the stuff of true love. the wedding weekend. The weekend kicked off with the couple’s beachside rehearsal dinner in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Alison and Richard invited all of their guests to partake in the evening’s festivities, so that everyone had the opportunity to get acquainted before the actual wedding day. The next morning, Alison and her father took a beautiful carriage ride from Belfry Inne to the wedding venue, Heritage Museums and Gardens. For Alison, the carriage ride was more than just a fabulous entrance; it was symbolic of her love for horseback riding and easily made the list of her favorite memories of the day.

before the ring. It was love at first sight for Indiana University

students Alison Woolford and Richard Batka—at least, as far as Facebook was concerned. After meeting at a mutual friend’s party and instantly hitting it off, the two couldn’t stop gushing about one another. “Both of us talked nonstop to our friends about the other, and one day Richard finally made a brave move and ‘friended’ me on Facebook,” says Alison. After spending weeks getting to know each other and bonding, the couple found themselves together for Super Bowl Sunday. As they watched the big game, Richard decided it was time to make a move. Turning to Alison, he said, “I really want to kiss you.” The couple has been together ever since.

the day & design. In order to create an ambiance that not only reflected their personalities but also created a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere for their guests, Alison and Richard worked to incorporate details that were meaningful to them. A string quartet announced Alison’s entrance with their version of “Just Like Heaven.” At the reception, a live big band played exclusively to highlight Richard’s love of music from that era. Rather than send their guests home with a favor, the couple made donations to Doctors Without Borders and PALS Charities. Richard’s mother is the owner of The Blossom Shoppe, and she worked with the couple to bring their vision of bright, gorgeous, statement-making flowers to life, creating non-traditional floral arrangements in bold shades of orange, mango, and lime green. The resulting look was vivid, personal, and unique.

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Andi + Mark Mark decided it was time to share another important part of his life with Andi—his love for Nantucket. As soon as Andi set foot on the island, she instantly fell in love.

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before the ring.

Andi Salas and Mark Rose met in typical New York City fashion—at a bar. It was a busy weekend night when they both found themselves trying to get the bartender’s attention. Before long, they were bonding over the difficulty of ordering a drink in a crowded club. As they got to talking, Andi was wooed by Mark’s southern charm and Mark was captivated by Andi’s sense of humor. Mark’s ridiculous dancing later that night sealed the deal for Andi. It wasn’t a story of great pomp and circumstance, but something better—the beginnings of real, true love. As their relationship progressed, the couple discovered they were even better suited than they could have ever imagined. “Being together brought out the best in both of us,” says Andi. When Andi and Mark began to spend time with each other’s friends and families, they were surprised by how comfortable and easy the interactions were. After only a few months of dating, Mark decided it was time to share another important part of his life with Andi—his love for Nantucket. As soon as Andi set foot on the island, she instantly fell in love.

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The most special moment of the day came when Andi & Mark exchanged speeches at the reception. They took a moment to reflect on their connection to Nantucket, as well as to address each other & express their love.

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to Nantucket, Andi decided to invite her father to join them, which somewhat hindered Mark’s plans for a romantic weekend. Mark quickly changed his mind, though, when he realized that this turn of events gave him the perfect opportunity to ask Andi’s father for permission to marry his daughter. Mark joined Andi’s father on an early morning fishing trip and acquired the blessing he was hoping for. That evening, Mark insisted that he and Andi take a sunset walk on Dionis Beach, and after a little surfcasting to settle his nerves, he dropped to one knee in the sand and asked Andi to be his wife.

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the day & design. Andi and Mark wanted their wedding to be entirely Nantucket—classic, chic, and traditional. In addition to choosing navy and kelly green grosgrain ribbons and local beers, the couple included handdrawn maps of the island as save-the-date cards and put table numbers on vintage Nantucket postcards. In order to take full advantage of their location, the entire wedding party walked down Main Street for an only-inNantucket photo after the ceremony. To continue the fun, the newlyweds set up lawn games, including bocce ball and croquet, for guests to enjoy during the reception.

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The couple chose THE Beach Plum Inn, which overlooks the Menemsha cliffs & affords gorgeous ocean views & spectacular sunsets. the proposal. Every New Year’s Eve, Cranmore Mountain holds a fireworks display, the colored lights reflecting off of the snowy mountain, illuminating silhouetted chairlifts. Here, in front of friends and family, Mark pulled Jill a little up the mountain slope and asked for her hand in marriage. It was the perfect way to end the year. the destination. Jill and Mark couldn’t imagine their wedding

taking place anywhere other than Martha’s Vineyard. Mark had grown up spending summers between Sagamore Beach and Oak Bluffs, in the purple and white “gingerbread house” his mother had owned. Mark even spent one summer manning the island’s infamous carousel, and Jill had come to love the Vineyard just as much. “I fell in love the moment I got off the boat,” she says. “It is just the most beautiful place.” Their desire to memorialize Mark’s mother, who passed away just four years prior, also played a role in their decision. “The Vineyard was her spot,” says Jill, “Whenever we are there we feel her with us.” the day & design. The couple chose The Beach Plum Inn, which

before the ring. Jill Parkin and Mark Foley’s relationship originally began with a little friendly rivalry over a late night game of pool. Mark was visiting a friend at Salve Regina, where Jill was a student, and at first, Jill wasn’t too keen on Mark and his friends. “They were wild and crazy party boys, and at first we didn't hit it off,” she says. However, after a long night of pool— which Jill won hands down—she realized how much she had enjoyed Mark’s company. The two spent the rest of the weekend together, and both were sad to see it come to an end. Mark began to visit Jill several weekends a month, both falling more in love with each visit. When Jill’s graduation approached, the couple decided to rent a tiny apartment together in Newport instead of returning to their respective hometowns. A year later, they purchased their first house together.

overlooks the Menemsha cliffs and affords gorgeous ocean views and spectacular sunsets. With an intimate celebration of just 50 guests planned, the bride used a color palette of vibrant purples, in honor of Mark’s mother’s old home on the island, and incorporated a charm bracelet that had belonged to her within her bouquet. For their outdoor reception at the inn, the backdrop of clear skies and crashing waves provided the newlyweds with the best setting they could have asked for. But neither could have predicted the most memorable moment of the day. After their vows, the couple ventured down to the harbor for some photos by the water when Mark suddenly nudged Jill and motioned to a boat. In a slip in the harbor sat a boat named “Corinna,” which also happened to be Mark’s mother’s nick name. “Mark and I just had the most special moment together,” Jill says. Both Jill and Mark still get tears in their eyes when they think back to that moment. “We knew his mom was there with us,” says Jill.

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jen+ Matt Cape Cod seemed like the most natural choice for the couple’s wedding. “a low-stress, homey celebration that let our guests—& us—relax & enjoy the day,” Jen says.

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before the ring + the proposal.

Cupid may be notorious among the lovelorn for his bad aim, but for Jen Reilly and Matthew Heinlein—who met on the website OKCupid.com—his bow and arrow proved successful. “We enjoyed long, hilarious conversations via text and were amazed at how much we had in common and how comfortable we felt with each other,” Jen says. “We fell in love quickly and have been together ever since.” One day, Jen mentioned to Matt that she wanted something to listen to while she was knitting, as she couldn’t watch television. Soon after, a light bulb went off in Matt's head. On a late Friday night in May, he returned home from work and surprised Jen with an audio book he’d picked up at a local thrift store. Jen was delighted he remembered her request. Matt frequently bought items from thrift stores, so Jen, relaxing at home in her pajamas, didn’t have the slightest clue that this audio book didn’t have any read-aloud material inside it, only an engagement ring. He prompted her to open it and she did, not thinking it was anything special. A moment later, Jen froze as she discovered the gleaming ring within. Jen was overjoyed as Matt smiled lovingly at her and asked her to be his wife. She spoke the only word that could come to her mouth: “Yes!”

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After deciding on Cape Cod for their nuptials, Jen took a hands-on approach to creating her dream wedding. She hand-knit her silk-beaded shawl, as well as making the invitations, table runners, napkin holders, menus & favors.

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recently relocated to the Cape. “Matt and I both agreed that we wanted a lowstress, homey wedding that let our guests—and us—relax and enjoy the day,” Jen says. “So we decided to stay close to home at a beautiful outdoor location.” Their wedding guests would be able to witness the pair’s heartfelt matrimony at Coonamessett Farm, with the vibrant beauty of a Cape Cod autumn as the backdrop.

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took a hands-on approach to creating her dream wedding. She hand-knit her silk-beaded shawl, and also made the invitations, table runners, napkin holders, menus, and favors—beautiful crocheted flower pins and some creamy hot chocolate mix. She chose a color palette of brown, yellow, and deep shades of rich wine to create the ideal autumn atmosphere. Jen, her mother, her sister, and her friend Celeste arranged the flowers for the tables, and Celeste knitted shrugs for the bridesmaids. Jen had a great team working with her, allowing her to focus primarily on her diy projects. “Since I could just let them do their thing, I was free to put together all my diy stuff without worrying about anything else. It was such a worry-free day; I wish it could be like that for every couple getting married,” she says. The many homespun elements not only added a sense of the couple’s personalities, but also exhibited Jen’s talent and love of all things crafty.

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cold spell : this winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale

awaken the dormant bliss of winter with a collection of vintage-inspired bridal couture, decor & accessories that speaks of quiet winter beauty & indisputable charm.

photography Barrie Fisher, beltrami studios & daria bishop | hair salon cruz | makeup cynthea's spa

to get these vintage-inspired looks, check out our style guide on Page 99

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this page: A custom-tailored vintage wool school blazer, trimmed with fur embellishments and rosette brooches, warms up a short silk organza frock by Reverie. Team this combination with a tulle-trimmed fedora and French lace-up boots, designed by Cymbeline Paris, to complete a modern bridal ensemble.

Vintage place settings, mismatched china, and re-purposed treasures create a perfect storm of winter romance. Tulle, vintage linens, and a wool scarf act as a cozy table cap adorned with mounds of antiqued babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath nestled in a sweater-wrapped vase; trim antique grain sacks with lace doilies to welcome guests to a dreamy, homespun wonderland.

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A collection of eclectic findings, like these antique pocket watches, lends an air of dignified masculinity to wedding day decor.

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Old-fashioned wardrobe staples, like this chocolate wool fedora and decadent fur stole, get a modern update with the addition of tulle and linen fabric flowers. A pocket watch cover trimmed with flirty antique feathers plays off the time tableau. Vintage ring.

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9 let it snow

complement your individual style with vintage & hand-crafted accessories. Decorate with stiffened doilies to evoke the lacy charm of snowflakes; make a diy fascinator with antique lace and soft fabric rosettes; in this regal gown, designed by Coren Moore, a dramatic silhouette, luxe silk flowers, and a tulle overlay reflect the dazzling details of the winter season.

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A bold and elegant statement piece, like this hand-made bespoke collar by jameyjane, adorned with layers of vintage lace, tulle, grosgrain ribbon, and rhinestones, is the perfect couture accent to any winter gown.

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this page & opposite: Charm away winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill by pairing this beaded and appliqueed Claire Pettibone gown with a muff cover crafted from up-cycled wool sweaters and diy rosettes. Top things off with a vintage fur fascinator, trimmed with a whimsical lace flower and vintage treasures.

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Found treasures, like this antique camera, radiate old Hollywood glamour, especially when dressed up with a vintage sweater collar and opulent pearl and rhinestone trinkets.

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Evoking the glamour of another time, J.Crewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flowing silk chiffon gown, accented with a neckline of Czech crystals, reflects the whimsy of wintertime and the pristine beauty of newly-fallen snow. Vintage earrings.

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winter white comes in many shades, from softest ecru to sparkling silver, making even the palest tones pop.

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Adrift in glass, glitter, baubles, and white flocking powder, vintage house numbers get a new life as table markers.

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Winter fairy tales come to life in the folds of this ethereal Cymbeline Paris gown. An impeccable beaded bodice spills into an avalanche of sumptuous tulle. Warm it up with a cozy couture fur stole glimmering with homespun rosettes and a vintage rhinestone brooch.

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Create an enchanting arrangement with layers of shimmering antique brooches, buttons, and earrings, mixed with fabric and silk flowers. Spills of wool ribbon, tulle, and organza tie this icy bouquet together, designed by Dandeneau Flowers.

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A frothy skirt of ruched organza creates a romantic snow angel effect in this gown by Melissa Sweet. A custom hair ornament and jameyjane capelet add an air of warmth to this icy ensemble. Vintage earrings.

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This three-tiered, ribbon layered fondant cake is perched atop an antique milk can for an upscale country effect, designed by Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cakes by Design. Delicate sugar flowers add a playful flourish that exudes the essence of the season.

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C winter warmth

use winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill as an excuse to cuddle up with fun diy projects & re-imagined vintage treasures.

this page (left to right): A chunky J.Crew bracelet is reminiscent of sparkling ice crystals; doily snowflakes flutter among antique lace and wool ribbons for subtle seasonal decor; Cascades of delicate French tulle in this Claire Pettibone gown are mirrored in a voluminous veil, designed by jameyjane. opposite: A Victorian-inspired delicate lace shrug, designed by Miss Allaneous, beautifully frames this Claire Pettibone gown.

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The homespun charm of this cableknit muff cover, emblazoned with rustic, diy fabric rosettes, contrasts elegantly with the exquisite luxury of the beaded bodice on this Cymbeline Paris gown.

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The elegance of calligraphy comes to the forefront in these delicate place cards by Flourishes Studio. Try vintage glass jars as sophisticated candy containers, set on feminine paper doily place mats.

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Vintage shoes spruced up with demure diy knit flowers and glamorous rhinestone buttons.

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As intricate and unique as a snowflake, this delectable candy necklace, made by Andieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Specialty Sweets, hints at the promise of springâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and makes a fabulous gift for your bridesmaids.

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e SUGAR ON SNOW

embrace winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sugar-spun sweetness with an array of seasonal treats.

Gourmet marshmallows masquerade as sweet, miniature blocks of snow, from Dream Puff; homemade gingerbread cookies in seasonal shapes are decked with delicate, frosty icing, from Sweetie Pies; antique jars full of airy meringues are a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes.

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opposite: With granules as fine as snow, Sugartree Maple Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure Vermont maple sugar sets the standard for winter sweetness.

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this page: In a nod to seasons past, re-purpose vintage lamp shades as graceful hangers for ornamental place cards, designed by Megan Chapin Calligraphy. opposite: [1] A vintage apothecary jar serves as a charmingly eccentric container for heirloom silverware. [2] Shield yourself from winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harsh winds with an adorable wool cap, festively adorned with diy flowers and jeweled brooches. [3] The romance of a hand-written love note is emphasized by graceful calligraphy, designed by Sharon Morgera.

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GOWN: larissa, by claire pettibone BUY LOCAL: kleinfeld [kleinfeldbridal.com] SHRUG: chantilly claire, by miss alaneous [sewlyyours.com] BRACELET: j.crew [jcrew.com]

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GOWN: origami, by claire pettibone BUY LOCAL: kleinfeld [kleinfeldbridal.com] DIY FASCINATOR & MUFF: project details @ wellwed.com

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GOWN: josie, by coren moore [corenmoore.com] COLLAR: jameyjane bridal [jameyjane.com] DIY FASCINATOR & SNOWFLAKES: project details @ wellwed.com EARRINGS: vintage page

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GOWN: nastaran, by melissa sweet BUY LOCAL: meredith's bridal boutique [meredithsbridalboutique.com] CAKE: irene's cakes by design [irenemaston.com]

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ABOVE left: a vintage clutch turns into a fashion statement with a little help from silk dupioni ribbon, a vintage doily & a bejeweled antique button; get diy details at wellwed.com; above right: top off your wedding gown with a whimsical vintage fascinator: this one mixes antique blooms with feathers, satin ribbon & a little birdcage veil; center left: the hands-down most sophisticated

way to add a hint of mint to your wedding celebration & stash your lipstick for post-kiss touch-ups: a little quilted clutch in a cool shade of green [dessy.com]; center right: encourage your groom to tie one on with a golf ball-dotted bow tie [vineyardvines.com]; opposite: make a statement about lasting love: ruffled pale peonies spill from an antique enamel tin coffee pot beside a framed vintage marriage license.

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wedding-day details that offer just enough sunshine to ABOVE left: vintage fabric petals & miniature rick rack ribbon give a rustic craspedia boutonniere a youthful twist, designed by dandeneau flowers. ABOVE RIGHT: delicate yellow place cards pinned prettily along the edge of a vintage footlocker bring just the right hint of yellow, designed by the paper store. OPPOSITE: all of autumnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golds come together in a vibrant bouquet of yellow ranunculus, golden mums, orange spray roses & yarrow, accented with a spill of re-purposed sweater & doily ribbons, designed by flowers in season.

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beet + blush to bring a welcome note ABOVE left: surprise guests with canned beets

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an unexpected harvest-themed favor dressed up with cards, designed by dulce press; ABOVE RIGHT: blooming peonies in shades of pink & coral team up with beets & lemon leaf for a wreath thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both rustic & sophisticated, designed by dandeneau flowers.

OPPOSITE: an old-fashioned bouquet of peonies,

ranunculus, roses & peach stock mixed with cut beets embraces all the shades of this blushing palette, designed by flowers in season.

beet seated tags welcome guests to << the escort table with a wink & a smile. N O. 124

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above left: trim an antique car with a mishmash of beads, baubles & thrift store finds; add wooden letters wrapped with crocheted doilies to make a unique celebratory statement; above right: mix, don’t match: plates in subtly different shades of beet & blush keep your table unified without veering into cookie cutter territory; center left: this irresistible ruby beaded clutch is just the right size to hold your wedding day essentials [judithleiber.com]; center right: turn on the charm by displaying brilliant flowers in a hodgepodge of thrifted pitchers & pots; opposite: smooth white fondant is the perfect base for a few standout decorations, including ribbons cut from a birdcage veil, ruffly fabric rosettes, a vintage doorknob & a monogrammed napkin trimmed with tulle & lace. the effect: the perfect homemade mix of kitsch & chic.

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above left: bring back the sweetness of summer love with colorful bridesmaids’ dresses, like ruby {yellow}, with four layers of tulle peeking out from a pineapple-tinted silk dress that’s just begging to strut its stuff on the dance floor, designed by coren moore [corenmoore.com]; Above right: bring on the bubbly in a flirty little limoncello dress—a classic shape reinvented in pineapple yellow lace, designed by tracy reese [bhldn.com].

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ABOVE left: some of the sweetest things are the

simplest, like this lovely letterpress invitation designed by goosefish press; ABOVE RIGHT: handmade sugar buttons make a crafty statement on a smooth white cake, from andieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty sweets; OPPOSITE: handmade brooches turn into boutonniere works of art with a little diy savvy. mix & match them to dress up the lapels of your entire wedding party.

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“flower power! let your blooms inspire your creativity.”

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above left: the sweetest little cluster of necklaces: designed by nest pretty things, the alice mixes tiny pastel flowers with vintage crystals for a one-of-a-kind look [nestprettythings.com]; a quirky skeleton key-shaped candy strung on a silken ribbon & a candy cameo pendant, complete with edible gilt frame, both from andie’s specialty sweets [etsy.com/shop/andiespecialtysweets]; above right: a colorful hat with a birdcage veil hits the sweet spot. scour antique shops & vintage boutiques to find your own one-of-a-kind chapeau; center left : colorful

vintage candy dishes are a delectable alternative to traditional vases; filled with a vivid mix of pastel blooms, they promise guests a sweet celebration, designed by flowers in season; center right: fulfill your need for a little sparkle with crystal flower earrings with a stunning aqua center [oliphantdesign.com]; opposite: a bountiful bouquet overflowing with multi-color ranunculus, peonies & vintage crochet flowers is a simple way to tie all of the colors of your palette together, designed by flowers in season.

[photos: barrie fisher]

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[N . 1 shanty style] inspiration O

>> drawing both on the glamourous mystique of the kennedy compound & the quaint charm of new england seaside communities, desiree spinner sculpts a shabby chic dream world with an ocean view.

above (clockwise, from top left): beautifully simple glass bottles, filled with garnishes & tied to twig stakes, serve as elegant aisle markers; a boutonniered groom beside a jaunty buoy, emblazoned with festive colors; preppy sailor’s knot bracelets act as stylish favors & clever place cards to help guests drop anchor at their tables; the stalwart “cape codder” gets a splash of sparkle with the addition of soda in this “rose kennedy” cocktail; a hand-tied bouquet of ranunculus, tulips, freesia, peonies & decorative grasses rests atop a lobster trap, giving a feminine twist to the rugged beauty of the ocean scenery.

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seaside sensibility extends leagues beyond stereotypical nautical decor & design when reimagined to include homespun accentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;organic centerpieces & pared-down table settings.

inspired by the classic visuals of historic hyannis port & the undeniable intrigue of the oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;any bride can borrow this same sophisticated design sense when thinking outside the box (or boat) to plan an elegant seaside wedding. coordination & Styled by: desiree spinner events [desireespinnerevents.com / page 23] invitations & menus: fizz paperie [fizzpaperie.com] event rentals: Be Our Guest [beourguestpartyrental.com] Floral Design: stone blossom florals [stoneblossom.com] Luxe Events Rentals [luxeeventrentals.com] photography: simplybloom [simplybloomphotography.com]

[photos: simplybloom]

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the cozy charm of autumn radiates from this distressed wood table, topped with antique lace & graced with mismatched china & vibrant peonies. N O. 146


[N . 2 winter rainbow] inspiration

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>> harnessing the essence of all-consuming love, petal floral design sets the stage for a romantic gesture.

above (clockwise from top left): bold magenta calligraphy on these paper moss invitations lets guests know your wedding will be anything but drab; a loose, lace-wrapped bouquet of plush ranunculus, diminutive snowberries & velvety succulents with cascading amaranthus;fur, succulents & feathersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;oh my!; an ice blue chiffon bridesmaid dress frames a splendid winter white bouquet.

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>> wear your heart on your sleeve — or on your table — with unabashedly romantic pops of red & pink set against weathered white decor elements.

above (clockwise from left): a statuesque three-tiered fondant cake, is served elegantly on a distressed pewter cake plate;

a true sweetheart’s table setting is tied together with antique soda shoppe chairs; tuck sweet secrets—like this darling “love you” hand-inscribed antique plate—around your wedding to create visual surprises; the dignified letterpress script on these invitations hints at a sophisticated soiree to come.

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lush clusters of peonies, artfully arranged on a tarnished silver platter, evoke both the wild blooming of true love & the rosy glow of a blushing bride.

with details & florals as passionate & bold as love itself, petal floral design demonstrates that there is no need to stick to demure pastels when choosing a wedding paletteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;take a chance on striking contrasts & rich, unexpected hues. styled by & Floral Design: Petal Floral Design [petalfloraldesign.com / page 150] Cake: I dream of Jeanne Cakes [jtcakes.com] Invitations: Paper Moss  [papermoss.com / page 100] coordination: Boston Bridal Lounge [bostonbridallounge.com] photography: Tyra Bleek [tyrableek.com] Event Rentals: New England Vintage Rentals [newenglandvintage.com] gowns: Ivy & Aster, provided by Bella Bridesmaid [ivyandaster.com & bellabridesmaid.com]

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joe mikos photographers captures the essence of a warm fall day with this bride

& her bloomsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;antiqued hydrangea, lavender, purple cabbage & purple roses, designed by dandeneau flowers. N O. 151


soiree floral balances masculine details, like these weathered stirrups, with a ladylike bouquet of fresh wheat, roses, galax leaves & millinery beads, wrapped in spills of blush-toned rope & grosgrain ribbons. N O. 152


[N . 3 lucky in love] inspiration

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O

>> classic equestrian accessories & the homey charm of farm life, take us to a fantastical day at the races.

above (clockwise from top left): a handsome riding helmet blends seamlessly with sprawling sunflowers & clean illustrated table numbers; kelly’s upscale farm vision was largely inspired by a preppy stationery suite from griffin-vites, including these darling place cards; not only are horseshoes a decor “do,” they’re also good luck; this candle-lit table radiates hospitality—perfect for an intimate celebration; a lucky logo is a cute custom touch to twine-tied tags; custom linens & chair backs, made from bold, striped fabric, complete the look. N O. 153 [photos: brea mcdonald]


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as the happy couple rides off into the sunset, they leave guests with playful favor bags of salt-water taffy, hinting at youthful memories & timeless sweetness.

the powerful elegance & obvious grace of a show horse acts as a subtle undercurrent for this dignified photo shoot. combining rugged elements with sleek new england equestrian culture, the team demonstrates how couples can use a special hobby or interest as inspiration for a unique wedding theme. styled by & floral design: Soiree Floral [soireefloral.com / page 19] styled by, linens & event rentals: Placesetters [placesetters-inc.com / page 16] Cinematography: Meg Simone [megsimone.com] Photography: Brea McDonald [breamcdonald.com / page 154] Invitations, Menus & Place Cards: Griffin-vites [griffin-vites.com] Reception Site: Great Harbor Yacht Club [ghyc.com]

[brea mcdonald]

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[N . 4 bohemian Rhapsody] inspiration

O

>> traditional finery mixed with mysterious glamour & hidden treasures is the perfect way to inspire a chic affair, full of free-spirited romance, regal details & an overwhelming sense of style.

above (clockwise from top left): an antique tray gets a modern twist as a diy slate board; contrasting the homespun vibe of a dutch

barn with luxurious table settings, glittering baubles & lush florals, trent bailey & co. transform a rustic venue into a bohemian wonderland; vibrant blossoms get dressed up with bold, striped ribbons; trent baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream world inspires a romantic moment.

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big city glamour combined flawlessly with raw, natural charm was the overarching theme for this inspiration shoot, defying the notion that a barn wedding needs to be overly simple or dressed-down.

with striking florals, luxe table settings & reverence for the venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history, the team proves that luxury is right at home anywhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;& any bride can apply the same chic sensibility when planning a wedding at any venue! Accessories: Gabriella New York [gabriellanewyork.com] Floral Design: Rountree Flowers [rountreeflowers.com] Photography: Trent Bailey [trent-bailey.com] Styled By: Daughter of Design [daughterofdesign.com]

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Gowns: Gabriella New York [gabriellanewyork.com] Marchesa [marchesa.com] Samuelle Couture [samuellecouture.com]

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[N . 5 earth angel] inspiration

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O

>> majestic pines & delicate dried foliage inspire a winter wedding, full of natural luxury & earthy sophistication.

above (clockwise from top left); a caramel-colored vintage fur is a luxe way to warm up a winter wedding, captured by white loft studio; this beautiful days bouquet pays tribute to the offerings of the winter landscape with evergreen sprigs & blushtoned roses; the basket weave-style of an antique chair makes a lovely backdrop for a beautiful days white rose & pussy willow boutonniere; a bird's nest & lantern vignette brings the wonder of the outdoors inside.

[photos: white loft studio]

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>> hints of pastel & playful re-purposed objects inspire the sense that spring is just around the corner.

above (clockwise from left): a bouquet featuring dusty miller & lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear flirts with the thought of fresh spring blossoms;

antique rusted urns support a woodsy photo backdrop; for a twist on the traditional ice bucket, opt for a simple wooden box packed with snow to chill champagne; a diy ring pillow made from a birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nest & snowy adornments keeps things natural for the ceremony.

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kate martin of beautiful days shows that organic winter chic is all about taking advantage of warm neutrals & adding poetic elements like dressed up country chairs & a dramatic paper banner.

the team created a simply stunning winter vision against a stark, snowy landscapeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;look to the natural features of your own environment when building your own icy dreamland. styled by & Floral Design: beautiful days [beautifuldaysevents.com / page 180] gown: pure bliss [pureblissbridals.com] makeup: bernadette's day spa [facebook.com/bernadettes.dayspa] hair: fresh hair studio [freshhairstudiosalon.com] photography: white loft studio [whiteloftstudio.com / page 44]

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[N . 6 silver lining] inspiration

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O

>> let nuanced shades of grey carry you to moody nantucket beaches & an enchanting winter wedding.

above (clockwise from top left): faux-fur chair covers, from wildflower linen, add cozy flair to an elegant table, designed by soiree

floral; the spicy fruit flavor of cisco brewersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;grey lady ale adds warmth to the foggiest nantucket nights; the beautiful simplicity of this elegant cake, designed by jodiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cakes, is the perfect accent to any theme; for a mischievous twist on tradition, opt for feathers, lace & shiny faux-blossoms, as in this bouquet designed by soiree floral; the classic look of this east six place card pops against cute sweater & shell details; organic elements provide the perfect finishing flourish to nautical place settings, from placesetters, inc.

[photos: brea mcdonald]

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[N . 7 high tide]

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O

[clockwise from top left: jocelyn filley | brea mcdonald | zofia photography]

>> daylight-infused sand & sea inspire lush, soft, graceful details — even when cast in winter’s shadow.

above (clockwise from top left): a blush-tinted bouquet of sandstorm roses, cymbidium orchids & crystal calla lilies,

designed by dandeneau flowers, whispers of soft sunshine & winter warmth; edible silver brooches & ivory fondant ribbons exude elegance in this jodi’s cakes creation; a scrimshaw motif gives this table marker a nautical vibe; seaside weddings are tailormade for entertaining young guests—as these flower girls prove, captured by zofia photography.

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[N . 8 snow bound] inspiration O

>> the frosty glow of winter delights in an ethereal snowscape of weathered decor & immaculate white blossoms.

above (clockwise from top left): creamy milk glass vases were practically made to hold this arrangement of hydrangea, lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ear,

ranunculus, pussy willow & anemones; a winter bride snuggles up to her groom in a lacy vintage dress; striking white anemones are softened by sprigs of pussy willow on this boutonniere; weathered window panes function as subtle backdrop to a snowy scene of cool blooms spilling from milk glass vessels & mason jar votives; coconut sprinkles atop sweet cupcakes evoke images of fresh snow; napkins get cozy wrapped up in knit holders, reminiscent of sweaters & mittens.

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amid airy snowbanks, this enchanting tabletop shimmers with hints of charcoal & silver linens; mercury glass votives are an icy counterpoint to the creamy tones of the flowers & seat cushions.

the team proves that a winter wedding need not be frigidâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;let bold flowers shine & warm things up with cozy details & homespun decor to achieve a wintry serenity. Cinematography: Jeff Brouillet Films [hdjeff.com] Event Rentals: Rentals Unlimited [rentals-unlimited.net / page 27] Floral Design: John LaRoche for Blue Guava [blueguava.com] styling & Coordination: Gracie Lou Events [gracielouevents.com]

[photos: binita patel]

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[N . 9 minty fresh] inspiration

e style f il

O

[photos clockwise from top left: zofia photography | brea mcdonald | nicole friedler]

>> evoke a cool, crisp sensation with your wedding palette â&#x20AC;&#x201D; frosty beauty is always in style.

above (clockwise from top left): a tiered cupcake stand crowned with a petite cakeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;perfect for the cake cutting moment, designed by benjamin woodbury; an intricately iced cake, designed by amanda oakleaf, is fit for a princess; letterpress reply cards in seafoam hues, designed by paper moss; brea mcdonald snaps a happy shot of this nautical couple before they sail into the sunset; starfish place cards, designed by dulce press, bring the shoreline inside; minty greens & striking whites, paired with elegant place settings, inspire at this wedding, designed by dandeneau flowers.

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[N . 10 w inter whites] inspiration

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O

[photos clockwise from top left: zofia photography | katie hall | joe mikos]

>> give the phrase â&#x20AC;&#x153;white weddingâ&#x20AC;? new life by mixing beautiful ecru tones with subtle pinks & neutrals.

above (clockwise from top left): set up natural vignettes of themed items to accent your gown shots, as zofia photography did

here; a sweater-clad bride shares a snuggle with a young guest, captured by katie hall photography; the chocolate fiddleheads, skeletal leaf & calla lily in this boutonniere, designed by dandeneau flowers, create a bold visual; the shell motif on these m. smith & company invites radiates classic charm.

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use the vibrant landscapes of autumn when choosing must-have photo locations with your photographerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;here, a woodland bride strikes a pose for katie hall photography. N O. 172


[N . 11 bright ideas] inspiration

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O

[photos clockwise from top right: zofia photography | david murray]

>> soak up the last rays of summer sunshine & embrace sunlit color combinations.

above (clockwise from top left): soiree floral invokes thoughts of milk & honey with this luscious bouquet of nerine lilies, roses & yellow craspedia; borrow a bright idea from zofia photography & pull favorite blossoms from your floral arrangementsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or your gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; to set up a perky accessory shot; the last rays of summer sun illuminate a quiet moment, captured by zofia photography; rustic wooden fruit boxes serve as cute containers for gifts & flowers, or use them as photo props, as beautiful days does in this set design; a letterpress invite from goosefish press brightens the day of any guest receiving it in the mail.

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>> let the stunning scenery inspire natural romance & say your vows beneath a canopy of multi-hued fall foliage.

above (clockwise from top left): we love this cute-as-a-button boutonniere, designed by ladyslipper designs; a couple steals

a kiss beneath a vine-covered trellis, captured by jo cush; leaf-shaped diy favor tags echo the colors of the season; variegated & cymbidium orchids, lilies & ranunculus are framed with sea star ferns in this autumnal bouquet, designed by fancy flowers; buttercream icing & cute fondant decorations top this val cakes creation; kitschy cake toppers are all the rageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;design your own [etsy.com/shop/nantucketmermaid].

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Elegant & Sophisticated Wedding Cakes & Fine European Pastries

781.849.1970

www.konditormeister.com

a fusion of crisp, clean and colorful floral design

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container design florabundantnantucket.com

garden design Julie 508.517.0148


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>> don’t be afraid to take a chance with bold hues & playful props in your late fall celebration.

above (clockwise from top left): a wild arrangement of succulents, dusty miller & roses, designed by dandeneau flowers, hints at autumn’s effervescence; this laid-back couple picks a peck of pumpkins for daria & andy bishop; an opulent orange arrangement of zinnias, roses & foliage packs a spicy punch; say “trick-or-treat” with a festive sweet treat from cupcake charlie’s; pick a favorite artistic image to act as a visually enticing place card.

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>> celebrate fall romance with bursts of autumnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich jewel tones & playful textures in your decor & design.

above (clockwise from top left): a topsy-turvy cake, designed by amanda oakleaf, balances whimsical sugar butterflies & blooms; this nantucket couple sneaks a smooch, captured by rebecca hansen weddings; peeks of purple make this wild bouquet, designed by artistic blossoms, just right for a fall celebration; a bride & bridesmaid pose with gorgeous winston flowersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bouquets; a simply sweet custom hanger & multi-hued, re-purposed shutters were all eric ferrone needed to transform a seemingly routine gown shoot into something spectacular; scabiosa, zinnias, roses & variegated lady slipper orchids come together in autumnal harmony, designed by winston flowers.

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[1] designed to rock your world, grace potter & the nocturnals teamed up with lake champlain chocolates to create a spicy-sweet dark chocolate with pistachio & red pepper flakes; [2] artisan chocolates brings 50 years of experience to bear in this 12 piece truffle assortment; [3] add some flavor in your kitchen with by the sea salt, a natural mixture of herbs & spices; [4] revive & soothe your skin with skye botanicals body butter; [5] say goodbye to dry lips with ginger lip balm by honey bee natural—filled with mango & cocoa butter plus vitamin e; [6] nantucket vineyard’s cranberry wine gets its sweet-tart flavor from the island’s favorite berry; [7] whether your taste runs to barley wine or porters, cisco brewers satisfies with well-balanced, full-flavored brews; [8] for the perfect wedding favor—creamy toffee in a tall champagne glass—visit the pink polka dot; [9] sweet & simple, this wedding card from goosefish press with a hand-in-hand bride & groom puts a smile on everyone’s face; [10] spiked with lavender & lemonade, cape cod lavender farm’s fragrant marmalade adds a taste of local flavor; [11] the creaminess of white chocolate combines with sweet cranberries & crunchy cashews to create white chocolate cranberry cashew bark, from the cape cod cookie; [12] the perfect combination of cranberries & oatmeal gives the nantucket cookie company’s nantucket cranberry oatmeal its taste appeal.

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[acqualina resort & spa] spotlight

>> radiant sunshine & seaside luxury come together to make acqualina a stunning wedding destination. property perks: Built in 2006, the Acqualina Resort & Spa not only boasts a multitude of venue options, but also a stateof-the-art fitness center and two-story spa by ESPA, equipped with saunas, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, and outdoor spa pools—all designed to help the future bride and groom relax in preparation for the big day. To further pamper the lucky couple, Acqualina provides one of the resort’s one-bedroom oceanfront suites with a grand private terrace free of charge with a wedding of 50 or more guests. For more adventurous guests and couples, the resort offers some of Sunny Isles Beach’s outdoor attractions, including water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis.

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couples can say ‘ i do’ overlooking breathtaking ocean views, or in a relaxed poolside ceremony—whatever the choice, any wedding at acqualina

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modern tranquility: For couples in search of a wedding location that offers guests the epitome of destination wedding perfection, the Acqualina Resort & Spa promises the answer to their quest. This Florida location creates events that are both memorable for their beauty, and relaxing for the bride and groom, as well as their guests. reception options: Couples can choose from several different venues for their special celebration. The rolling front lawn center boasts stunning ocean views, and is the ideal setting for a 200-person reception, while the larger great lawn is a suitably impressive spot for a 120-guest seated dinner. Both sites, as well as the front lawn north, provide strikingly elegant outdoor options for wedding celebrations—whether they’re intimate ceremonies or formal receptions. The Mediterranean room’s adjoining, wrap-around oceanfront terrace blends the ease and formality of an indoor reception with the ambiance of the beach front location. More unconventional couples can set up cabana serving stations around Acqualina’s recreational pool for a relaxed, poolside reception.

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Absolutely Music Four Guys in Tuxes 508.457.1583 fourguysintuxes.com

508.771.3345 beeandblossom.com Bee & Blossom is an award-winning, full-service florist specializing in custom design for weddings and special events. Our unique approach has garnered us the Preferred Vendor status on Cape Cod from Winston Flowers of Boston. Please call owner and designer Lou Anne Colombo to set up a consultation.

BeeCustom Design

Bien Écrit

978.766.0489 beecustom.blogspot.com

978.500.0831 bienecrit.com

I’m a graphic designer specializing in a boutique approach to designing wedding invitations, one stylish bride at a time. I believe every bride has a vision and it’s my privilege to take that vision and make it a stunning reality. If you can dream it...I can create it.

Bien Écrit (well written), conceived on Nantucket, uses vintage motifs and antique engravings to celebrate classic elegance. Bespoke wedding stationery will create a signature image tailored to meet all of your correspondence needs. Printed on fine Crane card stock, your wedding invitation suite and other personalized stationery will be a symbol of your new life together.

Mikos Photographers

We offer a variety of custom live music choices, including soloists and a ten piece band—perfect for weddings a n d ot h e r eve nts. Fo r l i ste n i n g , dancing, or both—choose from swing, society or classic rock.

Bee & Blossom Florist

Boston Cigar Factory

Boston Wedding Films

Cape Cod Valet

Cathryn Violet Artisan Soap

617.429.1169 bostoncigarfactory.com

617.461.6809 bostonweddingfilms.com

508.367.5093 capecodvalet.net

401.556.0044 cathrynviolet.com

Add the unique excitement of live cigar rolling to entertain your guests. New England’s most established and only handmade cigar rolled in the Cuban tradition. Specially designed complimentary custom labels, by the box or on site. A family tradition since 1996.

Because your wedding matters... Because your day is a blur... Because Boston Wedding Films’ cinematography lasts a lifetime. At Boston Wedding Films we create amazing wedding films that embrace all the wonderful moments and experiences to be shared, enjoyed, and cherished over and over again.

The first impression begins at the curb. With over eleven years of professional parking experience, we bring a touch of class with our valet service that your guests won’t soon forget. Focused on providing high-quality valet service and superior customer satisfaction, Cape Cod Valet will go to great lengths to exceed your expectations on your special day.

Organic Soaps crafted with an artisan's eye and attention to detail. Our primary ingredients: essential oils, herbs, clays, and botanicals are selectively chosen for their nourishing properties and superior clean scents.  Bring aromatherapy and thoughtfulness to your wedding via soap favors or as pampering gifts for the bride and bridal party.

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Classy Comforts

508.325.5929 ciscobrewers.com

866.912.2737 classycomforts.net

Four Points by Sheraton Eastham

Cisco Brewers is a craft brewery on Nantucket Island, located near Cisco Beach on Bartlett Farm Road. We’ve been selling good fresh beer since 1995, when our tiny operation was the country’s only outdoor brewery and our tasty new products just kept pouring. We are the perfect fit for your wedding celebration.

Classy Comforts understands there are many details in making a bride and groom’s special day perfect for themselves, their family, and friends. A sparkling restroom is just one of those details. Our luxurious mobile restroom suite is available to complement your memorable day.

508.255.5000 fourpoints.com/eastham Picture-perfect and just two miles from the Cape Cod National Seashore and Cape Cod Bay, the Four Points by Sheraton Eastham is the perfect location for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or post wedding brunch. With over 8000 sq, feet of modern banquet facilities, the hotel can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Full Spectrum Music 508.274.6242 fullspectrummusic.com Versatile, first class, live music for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour or for dancing the night away.  We offer custom ensembles from soloists to ten pieces, and work closely with you to set the perfect tone for your special day. Live music/ DJ packages are also available.  Considered the “Brides Choice” in Southern New England!

Magic Wand Makeup Artistry 508.237.3850 ahhtimeskinspa.net/bridal-services With 20 years of experience, Magic Wa n d M a ke u p A r t i s t r y offe rs cutting edge technology & picture perfect makeup for your wedding day. Providing airbrush makeup & eyelash artistry on location, we devote our full attention to each bride to capture your ideal vision. We are available throughout The Cape & Islands, Massachusetts & Rhode Island.

Lisa Frey

Jamison Wexler Photographer

Cisco Brewers

Michael’s Creative Baking

Monogrammed-Gifts.com

Nantucket Catering Company

508.775.8555 michaelscreativebaking.com

508.744.6960

508.228.6281 nantucketcateringcompany.com

At Michael’s Creative Baking, we strive to provide you with exceptional custom-designed wedding cakes that are not only delicious, but true works of art. Our high quality products and unsurpassed service guarantees each client satisfaction from the initial inquiry to the final crumbs. Allow us to utilize the very best ingredients to design an extraordinary cake for your extraordinary day.

Looking for something special for those family and friends who will stand by you on your special day?

Your perfect Nantucket wedding starts here. From the first phone call to waving goodbye to your guests, Mark and Eithne will be personally involved in every detail of your day. Your wedding is one of life’s most treasured moments. Let us help set the stage for a magical celebration.

We have great gifts your wedding party will love; monogrammed totes, personalized jewelry, monogrammed golf gloves and much more. Create a thoughtful gift today!

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Goosefish Press

Harborview Studios

Just For You Florist & Gifts

617.728.2822 goosefishpress.com

508.360.2182 harborviewstudios.com

508.564.9999 justforyoufloristandgifts.com

Goosefish Press is an independent letterpress studio in Boston’s South End that specializes in the design and printing of creatively conceived, carefully crafted, unique and fully customized wedding invitations. Goosefish Press individually tailors ideas and options for invitations and wedding stationery, producing a look you cannot find anywhere else.

Every life, every wedding, every eve nt i s c i n e m a t i c . Th e b u i l d u p of excitement, the small, shared moments, the love and friendship that surrounds this day. These joyous expressions can only be captured through the movement and sound of film. Memories captured so vibrantly, you’re transported back every time you press play.

Just For You specializes in wedding and special event design. Whether you are having a small backyard wedding or an elaborate gathering, we will cater to your unique style and needs. Our attention to detail, creative designs and competitive pricing keep us a cut above. Contact Jenn for more information.

Stony Brook Design

Sweet Lydia's

Trotting Park Designs

Wayne Smith Photography

508.896.8206 stonybrookdesign.com

978.888.7616 sweetlydias.com

781.738.6712 trottingparkdesigns.com

508.696.7461 waynesmithphotography.com

Vintage charm or modern simplicity, traditional elegance or whimsical f u n … I l l u s t r a to r & d e s i g n e r A m y Mason works intimately with clients to create cus tom invitations and stationery. In a little yellow house o n C a p e Co d , th e s tu dio/sh o p of Stony Brook Design offers a cozy, happy environment which will encourage your unique style.

Sweet Lydia's specializes in gourmet marshmallow s'mores, perfect for adults and kids alike to enjoy after your special event. We will work with you to customize every single part of your hand crafted favor from ribbons and labels to delicious marshmallow combinations and flavors. Let your sweet tooth know no bounds, Sweet Lydia's is here to serve! 

Trotting Park Designs, known for its sophisticated style, unveiled a custom bridal collection including handbags and headpieces inspired by Cape & Islands. Head designer/owner Trish Turner, brings her elegant aesthetic to each hand crafted addition to your wedding trousseau. In this new collection Trish references her past experience designing wedding gowns for a prominent Newbury Street boutique.

I work in a very calming, courteous and unobtrusive style that puts people at ease and helps them look their best. I take the photographs that you want to tell the story of your wedding day. I enjoy working with people who want to have fun.

Kimberly Richard, Cosmetic Artist 508.725.6250 kimberlyrichard.com

Jack Foley

You’ve carefully selected the menu and picked the perfect dress, still, everyone’s eyes will be on you!  Make sure you look absolutely radiant on the most photographed day of your life with on-site wedding makeup by cosmetic artist, Kimberly Richard.  Natural, glowing, elegant or glamorous— Kimberly will work intimately with you.

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resource directory CAPE COD

Accommodations Chatham Bars Inn Chatham 508.945.0096 chathambarsinn.com p. 4 & 5 Chatham Wayside Inn Chatham 508.945.5550 waysideinn.com p. 43 Cakes & cupcakes Cupcake Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mashpee 508.477.2253 cupcakecharlies.com p. 139 Konditor Meister Braintree 781.849.1970 konditormeister.com p. 176 Krazy Kakes Cape Cod Hyannisport 508.778.KAKE krazykakescapecod.com p. 186 Michael's Creative Baking Hyannis 508.775.8555 michaelscreativebaking.com p. 188 Catering The Catered Affair Statewide 781.982.9333 thecateredaffair.com p. Back Cover Eat Your Heart Out Caterers Falmouth 508.548.0250 eatyourheartoutcaterers.com p. 26 Sumptuous Events & Catering Orleans 508.255.3700 sumptuousfoodcatering.com p. 158

Absolutely Music/Four Guys In Tuxes Falmouth 508.457.1583 fourguysintuxes.com p. 187 Atlas PyroVision Productions Statewide 800.321.5008 atlaspyro.com p. 158 Boston Cigar Factory Statewide 617.429.1169 bostoncigarfactory.com p. 187 Chris Saraiva Dj, Entertainment, Lighting Mattapoisett 774.473.8368 chrissaraiva.com p. 141 FlipChix Centerville 508.437.0775 flipchix.com p. 119 Full Spectrum Music Falmouth 508.274.6242 fullspectrummusic.com p. 188 Event Rentals, Linens & Lighting Chase Canopy Mattapoisett 508.758.2055 chasecanopy.com p. 9 Classy Comforts Edgartown 866.912.2737 classycomforts.net p. 188 JiveBooth Rockland 781.733.4652 jivebooth.com p. 162

Destination Weddings Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 acqualinaresort.com p. 184

Party Cape Cod & Sitting Pretty Pocasset 800.28.PARTY partycapecod.com sittingprettycovers.com p. 38

Chatham Bars Inn Chatham 508.945.0096 chathambarsinn.com p. 4 & 5

Rentals Unlimited Hyannis 781.341.1600 rentals-unlimited.net p. 27

Four Points by Sheraton Eastham Eastham 508.255.5000 fourpoints.com/eastham p. 188

Sperry Tents Statewide 508.748.1792 sperrytents.com p. 15

Sea Crest Beach Hotel North Falmouth 508.540.9400 seacrestbeachhotel.com p. Inside Back Cover Entertainment 57 Heavy Centerville 508.280.8077 57heavy.com p. 60

Wildflower Linen Statewide 866.965.7775 wildflowerlinens.com p. 20 Favors Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apples & Devilish Delights Statewide 401.233.2000 amysapples.com p. 109

Boston Cigar Factory Statewide 617.429.1169 bostoncigarfactory.com p. 187

Coren Moore Statewide 212.731.2017 corenmoore.com p. 7

Cathryn Violet Artisan Soap Statewide 401.556.0044 cathrynviolet.com p. 187

Trotting Park Designs Abington 781.738.6712 trottingparkdesigns.com p. 189

Cookie Creatives by Jennifer Wilbraham 413.237.5513 cookiecreatives.com p. 168

Hair & Makeup Artworx Hair Design Hyannis 508.566.1905 artworxhairdesign.com p. 129

FlipChix Centerville 508.437.0775 flipchix.com p. 119 Lake Champlain Chocolates Statewide 800.465.5909 lakechamplainchocolates.com p. 182 The Pink Polka Dot Falmouth 508.524.3244 pinkpolkadotevents.com p. 129

Kimberly Richard, Cosmetic Artist Sandwich 508.725.6250 kimberlyrichard.com p. 189 Magic Wand Makeup Artistry Mashpee 508.237.3850 ahhtimeskinspa.net/bridal-services

Sweet Lydia's Lowell 978.888.7616 sweetlydias.com p. 189

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Stacey Kuehn East Sandwich 646.338.5325 staceykuehn.com p. 39

Floral Design Bee & Blossom Florist Hyannis 508.771.3345 beeandblossom.com p. 187

Illustration Laura Kimsey Designs Statewide 917.940.4688 laurakimsey.com p. 64

Fancy Flowers East Orleans 508.255.1303 flowersbyfancy.com p. 174 Just For You Florist & Gifts Pocasset 508.564.9999 justforyoufloristandgifts.com p. 189 Patrice R. Milley Floral Designs Chatham 508.945.4173 patricermilley.com p. 12

Vintage Flowers of Osterville Osterville 508.428.6089 vintageflowerscapecod.com p. 178

Photobooth FlipChix Centerville 508.437.0775 flipchix.com p. 119 Nantucket Photobooth Nantucket 508.228.3968 nantucketphotobooth.com p. 140 Photography Eric Barry Photography Statewide 617.733.7444 ericbarryphotography.com p. 11 Judith Sargent Photography West Roxbury 617.327.5152 jcsphotography.com p. 42 Kate Rose Photography Natick 888.221.0570 katerosephotography.com p. 17 Katie Hall Photography Franklin 303.579.5087 katiehallphoto.com p. 164 Lumina Images Mattapoisett 774.473.9331 luminaimages.com p. 141

Dulce Press Mashpee 774.836.0927 dulcepress.com p. 130

Meghann Gregory Photography Natick 508.333.5999 meghanngregory.com p. 139

Goosefish Press Statewide 617.728.2822 goosefishpress.com p. 189

Petalena Reading 617.216.9128 petalena.com p. 37

Monogrammed-Gifts.com Cotuit 508.744.6960 monogrammed-gifts.com p. 188

Invitations BeeCustom Design Middleton 978.766.0489 beecustom.blogspot.com p. 187

The Emily Post Institute 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 35

Petal Floral Design Statewide 617.410.0235 petalfloraldesign.com p. 150

Gowns & Formalwear Chase Couture Mashpee 508.539.7848 chasecouture.net p. 72

Blush Hingham 781.858.1578 blushweddingday.com p. 180

Jewelry Adler Grier Statewide 845.424.6018 adlergrier.com p. 164

Paper Moss Cambridge 800.511.0210 papermoss.com p. 100 The Paper Store Statewide 978.263.2198 thepaperstore.com p. 142 Stony Brook Design Brewster 508.896.8206 stonybrookdesign.com p. 189

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Nantucket Photobooth Nantucket 508.228.3968 nantucketphotobooth.com p. 140 Rhonwen Churchill Photography & Videography Marstons Mills 508.420.0946 rchurchillphoto.com p. 68 Rosemary Tufankjian Photography Duxbury 617.680.6485 rosemarytufankjian.com p. 120 Stacey Doyle Photography Statewide 401.954.6135 staceydoylephotography.com p. 150

Stacey Hedman Photography Barnstable 508.737.2558 staceyhedman.com p. 170 Vagabondview Photography Falmouth 508.540.8439 vagabondview.com p. 178 White Loft Studio Statewide 978.325.0131 whiteloftstudio.com p. 44 Zev Fisher Photography Somerville 617.797.9480 zevfisher.com p. 130 Reception Sites Chatham Bars Inn Chatham 508.945.0096 chathambarsinn.com p. 4 & 5 Indian Pond Country Club Kingston 781.585.9117 indianpondcountryclub.com p. 109 The Ridge Club Sandwich 508.428.6800 ridgeclubcapecod.com p. 162 related Services The Emily Post Institute 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 35 Spa Services Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 acqualinaresort.com p. 184 Bellezza Salon Med Spa Falmouth 888.299.8303 spabellezza.com p. 174 Chatham Bars Inn Chatham 508.945.0096 chathambarsinn.com p. 4 & 5 Transportation Cape Cod Valet Centerville 508.367.5093 capecodvalet.net p. 187 Travel & Honeymoon Chatham Bars Inn Chatham 508.945.0096 chathambarsinn.com p. 4 & 5 videography Boston Wedding Films Statewide 617.461.6809 bostonweddingfilms.com p. 187


Harborview Studios Centerville 508.360.2182 harborviewstudios.com p. 189 Rhonwen Churchill Photography & Videography Marstons Mills 508.420.0946 rchurchillphoto.com p. 68 Wedding Coordination Alden Blair Events Statewide 617.461.9194 aldenblairevents.com p. 13 Desiree Spinner Events Osterville 508.419.7449 desireespinnerevents.com p. 23 Marrero Weddings and Events Danvers 978.304.0773 marreroevents.com p. 186 The Pink Polka Dot Falmouth 508.540.3015 pinkpolkadotevents.com p. 129 Stacie Shea Events Statewide 203.517.7442 staciesheaevents.com p. 31 Wedding Design Alden Blair Events Statewide 617.461.9194 aldenblairevents.com p. 13 Desiree Spinner Events Osterville 508.419.7449 desireespinnerevents.com p. 23 Stacie Shea Events Statewide 203.517.7442 staciesheaevents.com p. 31 Wedding Registry & Gifts The Paper Store Statewide 978.263.2198 thepaperstore.com p. 184

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Accommodations Hob Knob Edgartown 508.627.9510 hobknob.com p. 140 Catering Tea Lane Caterers Chilmark 508.645.FOOD tealanecaterers.com p. 48

Destination Weddings Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 acqualinaresort.com p. 184 Harbor View Hotel & Resort Edgartown 508.627.6360 harbor-view.com p. Inside Front Cover Event Rentals, Linens & Lighting Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals Vineyard Haven 508.693.2237 bigskytent.com p. 120 Classy Comforts Edgartown 866.912.2737 classycomforts.net p. 188 Seaside Celebrations Vineyard Haven 508.693.0556 seasidecelebrations.com p. 110 Sperry Tents Statewide 508.748.1792 sperrytents.com p. 15 Wildflower Linen Statewide 866.965.7775 wildflowerlinens.com p. 20 Favors Lake Champlain Chocolates Statewide 800.465.5909 lakechamplainchocolates.com p. 182 Floral Design Dandeneau Flowers Vineyard Haven 508.693.5048 marthasvineyardweddingflowers.com

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Petal Floral Design Statewide 617.419.0235 petalfloraldesign.com p. 150 Gowns &Formalwear Coren Moore Statewide 212.731.2017 corenmoore.com p. 7 Invitations The Emily Post Institute 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 35 Photography Jocelyn Filley Photography Vineyard Haven 203.515.8946 filleyphotography.com p. 168 Katie Hall Photography Franklin 303.579.5087 katiehallphoto.com p. 164

Meghann Gregory Photography Natick 508.333.5999 meghanngregory.com p. 139 Nicole Friedler Photography Edgartown 508.274.2399 nicolefriedler.com p. 8 Wayne Smith Photography West Tisbury 508.696.7461 waynesmithphotography.com p. 189 White Loft Studio Statewide 978.325.0131 whiteloftstudio.com p. 44 Reception Sites The Atlantic Fish & Chop House Edgartown 508.627.7001 atlanticmv.com p. 30 Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant Menemsha 508.645.9454 beachpluminn.com p. 119

related Services The Emily Post Institute 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 35 Spa Services Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 acqualinaresort.com p. 184 videography Boston Wedding Films Statewide 617.461.6809 bostonweddingfilms.com p. 187 Wedding Coordination Martha's Vineyard Wedding Studio Vineyard Haven 508.685.0484 mvweddingstudio.com p. 100 Accommodations Nantucket Island Resorts Nantucket 617.243.7802 nantucketislandresorts.com p. 2 & 3 Bar Service Cisco Brewers Nantucket 508.325.5929 ciscobrewers.com p. 188

Florabundant Nantucket 508.423.5109 or 508.517.0148 florabundantnantucket.com p. 176

Day of coordination Nantucket Island Events by Maureen Sullivan Nantucket 508.325.4756 nantucketislandevents.com p. 110

Petal Floral Design Statewide 617.410.0235 petalfloraldesign.com p. 150

Unique Nantucket Events Nantucket 508.254.4693 uniquenantucket.com p. 52 Destination Weddings Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 acqualinaresort.com p. 184 Nantucket Island Events by Maureen Sullivan Nantucket 508.325.4756 nantucketislandevents.com p. 110 Nantucket Island Resorts Nantucket 617.243.7802 nantucketislandresorts.com p. 2 & 3

The Winnetu Oceanside Resort Edgartown 508.310.9922 winnetu.com p. 14

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Catering Nantucket Catering Company Nantucket 508.228.6281 nantucketcateringcompany.com p. 188

Unique Nantucket Events Nantucket 508.254.4693 uniquenantucket.com p. 52 The Westmoor Club Nantucket 508.228.9494 thewestmoorclub.com p. 25 Event Rentals, Linens, & lighting Placesetters, Inc. Nantucket 508.228.2192 placesetters-inc.com p. 16 Sperry Tents Statewide 508.748.1792 sperrytents.com p. 15 Wildflower Linen Statewide 866.965.7775 wildflowerlinens.com p. 20 Favors Lake Champlain Chocolates Statewide 800.465.5909 lakechamplainchocolates.com p. 182 Floral Design Beautiful Days Statewide 207.384.4703

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Soiree Floral Nantucket 508.228.6684 soireefloral.com p. 19 Gowns & Formalwear Coren Moore Inc. Statewide 212.731.2017 corenmoore.com p. 7 Hair & Makeup Darya Salon Nantucket 508.228.0550 daryasalon.com p. 142 Invitations Bien Ecrit (Well Written) Nantucket 978.500.0831 bienecrit.com p. 187 The Emily Post Institute 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 35 Parchment Fine Papers Nantucket 508.228.4110

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Jewelry brACKlet Nantucket 508.332.9803 bracklet.com p. 182 Photobooth Nantucket Photobooth Nantucket 508.228.3968 nantucketphotobooth.com p. 140 Photography A Shared Vision Photography Nantucket 508.332.9091 asharedvisionphotography.com p. 72 Brea McDonald Photography Statewide 207.752.3430 breamcdonald.com p. 154 Cary Hazlegrove Photography Nantucket 508.257.9691 hazlegrove.com p. 29 Katie Hall Photography Franklin 303.579.5087 katiehallphoto.com p. 164

Meghann Gregory Photography Natick 508.333.5999 meghanngregory.com p. 139 Nantucket Photobooth Nantucket 508.228.3968 nantucketphotobooth.com p. 140 White Loft Studio Statewide 978.325.0131 whiteloftstudio.com p. 44 Zofia Photography Nantucket 508.221.4693 zofiaphoto.com p. 21 Reception Sites The Chanticleer SiaSconset 508.257.6231 thechanticleer.net p. 154 Nantucket Island Resorts Nantucket 617.243.7802 nantucketislandresorts.com p. 2 & 3 related Services The Emily Post Institute 800.444.4090 mmiddleton.us p. 35 Spa Services Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 acqualinaresort.com p. 184 videography Boston Wedding Films Statewide 617.461.6809 bostonweddingfilms.com p. 187 Wedding Coordination Martha's Vineyard Wedding Studio Vineyard Haven 508.685.0484 mvweddingstudio.com p. 100 Nantucket Island Events by Maureen Sullivan Nantucket 508.325.4756 nantucketislandevents.com p. 110 Unique Nantucket Events Nantucket 508.254.4693 uniquenantucket.com p. 52


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you may be surprised to learn that seated dinners are often more budgetfriendly than other dining options. the reason: your caterer can better manage & predict the costs of feeding your guests, explains shannon mahoney of sumptuous events & catering.

work with your stylist to choose a wedding hairstyle that takes the weather as well as the look you want into consideration, urges stylist stacey kuehn. blustery winds or an unexpected heat wave can take your up-do from dreamy to droopy in a hurry.

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