Dawn and Max’s Nantucket wedding was a vision of dusty blues and emeralds that echoed the nearby coastal hues beautifully. Laurel Lane and Nuude Botanica created a stunning reception space at The Big House and the couples’ guest favors of gourmet salts were a perfect ending. / Images by Rebecca Love Photography.
Says Dawn, “Max was born and raised on Nantucket, and the island has become a very special place to the both of us, that we wanted to share that with our closest family and friends on our wedding day. We chose to have both the ceremony and reception in the backyard of a private home, which we invited our bridal party to stay at. Our vision was to create an intimate, garden style backyard wedding, so having everyone staying on the property was the perfect set up!
Dawn & Max’s Love Story | We met at a dive bar on a Wednesday in NYC, a mutual friend’s birthday happy hour party. The minute I saw the most handsome boy at the bar, I made my way right on up to him. The rest is history! Favorite memories? Our ceremony was officiated by Max’s grandfather and there wasn’t one dry eye. It was unforgettable. Also, our first look, and getting to the venue beforehand and seeing our vision come to life was magical. Favorite special touches? Where do we even begin!? All of our details, the flowers, programs, place cards, etc., were created by our close friends. Some of our favorite special touches include the handwritten notes we wrote in each guests’ place cards, as well as the front of each guest menu that read ‘Time for Suppah,’ which my nana has called out to her grandkids at our weekly ‘Tuesday Night Dinner’ she hosted growing up. Lastly, our guest favors were gourmet salts from a local Nantucket shop, Ambrosia. The salts were fitting as we were on an island and our sign for the favors read ‘You are the Salt of the Earth, thank you for being here.’
Advice? Let it ALL go at least 2 days before the wedding! and ENJOY! Credits: Photography: Rebecca Love Photography | Ceremony venue: The Big House, Nantucket | Event Design: Laurel Lane | Florals: Nuude Botanica | Wedding gown & veil: Elizabeth Fillmore | Groom’s attire: Charles Tyrwhitt | Bride’s jewelry: Henri Bendel | Bridesmaids attire: Jenny Yoo | Wedding stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations | Catering: Simply With Style | Transportation: Nantucket Island Tours | Hair: Melissa Cuccienello, Meghan Macleod | Make-up: Emily Denny | Signage: Ashley Maheris | Printed programs, menus, etc.: Ali Ettis | Welcome Bag Prints: Geddes Paulsen | Guest Favors: Ambrosia Nantucket | Wedding Crest: Alli K Design