Nantucket Wedding at The Wauwinet

Nantucket Wedding at The Wauwinet

Anne and Kevin wed in September at Siasconset Union Chapel on Nantucket. Following the ceremony, family and friends celebrated at The Wauwinet, the couple’s favorite Nantucket retreat, which was decorated in soft sea blues and ivories by Nantucket Island Events and Soiree Floral. / Images by Katie Kaizer.

Says Anne, “We love everything about Nantucket and have so many wonderful memories there. It was the only place we considered. We love the seemingly endless, beautiful beaches and the feeling of remoteness when you find a new path to a beach you haven’t explored before (and are sometimes the only ones there!). We also love the variety of vibes the island offers — it always seems to satisfy whatever mood we are in at any given time.  Each area of the island has such a unique and special feel, and I think that is rare to find. 

Tell us about the moment you knew you had found your dress. Honestly, I don’t know that I had a moment that I knew I found my dress. I had a lot of second thoughts in the process! But at my final fitting, I fell in love with my choice. And when I put it on on my wedding day, it felt perfect. 

The wedding ceremony was at Sconset Chapel. Beautiful in its simplicity, it was the perfect sacred place for us to get married. The reception was at the Wauwinet, our favorite Nantucket retreat!

Favorite special touches? We were fortunate enough to have Monsignor Robert Clerkin of New York, a close childhood friend of my late father that also baptized me, perform the Catholic ceremony. It was really special.
Also, all our guests stayed at The Wauwinet and surrounding rental homes for the weekend. Being surrounded by all our close family and friends for three days in our favorite place was a dream. 

As far as style direction, I really wanted to highlight the natural beauty of the island. I wanted everything to complement that in an elegant and understated way. 

Favorite memories? There were so many special moments on the wedding day! Kevin and I went for an ocean swim right before we parted ways to get ready for the ceremony. I loved being able to connect in that causal moment doing what we love before we walked down the aisle. My mother’s blessing to Kevin at the end of the ceremony was definitely a very special moment. Another would be at the reception when the sommelier poured us the wine that we had brought from our engagement trip to Italy last year while we listened to the speeches. 

Advice? Assess what you as a couple care the most about and allocate your budget accordingly. Secure the big stuff early (venue, band, photographer, florist) and then have fun with the details but don’t drive yourself crazy. And of course, enjoy every moment!

Photographer: Katie Kaizer | Ceremony Venue: Siasconset Union Chapel | Reception Venue: The Wauwinet | Event Design: Nantucket Island Events | Florist: Dawn Kelly of Soiree Floral | Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera | Groom’s Attire: Custom Suit and Hermes Tie | Bride’s Jewelry: Cartier and ID Jewelry | Bride’s Veil: Carolina Herrera | Bride’s shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids’ attire: Morgane Le Fay | Wedding Stationery: Ashley D Studio | Cake and Caterer: The Wauwinet/Topper’s | Transportation: Cranberry Transportation | Hair & Make-up: Lindsay Walsh (hair), RJ Miller Salon + Spa | Video: Yellow Productions

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