Nantucket Wedding at the Whaling Museum

Nantucket Wedding at the Whaling Museum

Nantucket is a special place for Caroline and Win and the Whaling Museum held extra importance as they had explored it during their first trip together to the island. The couple decided to have a church ceremony on the island followed by a rooftop cocktail hour at the Whaling Museum and a traditional clambake reception. Navy and white with punches of red made up the classic nautical color palette and their cake featured the iconic Nantucket basket weave motif.  / Images by Rebecca Love Photography.


Says Caroline, “We adore the Whaling Museum and were so thrilled to celebrate our marriage there.  It holds a special place in our hearts because we spent a day wandering the exhibits on our first trip to Nantucket together.  Surrounded by the magnificent island history, our guests gazed on the harbor during our rooftop cocktail hour, strolled amidst the pictures and artifacts of times past, and then dined on a traditional clambake under the impressive whale skeleton before dancing to the phenomenal music of The Atlantics.  It was simply magical!”DSC_0723Favorite Moment(s)?  I have two! I never thought I would be the emotional bride but the second I turned the corner in St. Mary’s with my hand on my father’s arm and saw Win at the end of the aisle, I burst with excitement, happiness, ebullience, and welled up a bit!  I could not wait to get down that aisle to him!

My second favorite moment was returning to the site of our engagement photo shoot.  Rebecca Love captured a lovely moment of us walking across the top of Main Street with Win looking back at me and smiling.  We returned to this site and re-enacted the photo on our wedding day and have the two photos side by side in our home and album.

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  1. Michael Goedecke
    January 7, 2016 / 4:50 PM

    It was the perfect location for the perfect wedding. Caroline and Win’s wedding belonged in Nantucket. One of her sister’s weddings was also in Nantucket. I highly recommend Nantucket for any wedding and wedding parties.

    Uncle Mike

  2. Dorothea
    January 7, 2016 / 7:31 PM

    Beautiful wedding. I love the pictures of you and your dad. Totally beautiful

  3. January 21, 2016 / 12:39 AM

    Nantucket is beautiful island for wedding, really nice photos, awesome dress.