Kelly and Harry got married on Nantucket on June 9th, 2018 in the most beautiful surroundings of the island.
Their rehearsal dinner was at the Sankaty Golf Club. I am talking beautiful scenery, overlooking the golf course at sunset, a cozy dinner room with lots of candles and filled with love and laughter. Hands down, this was the most emotionally expressive wedding I have photographed so far. So many happy tears. It was so beautiful.
After getting ready at separate houses, the couple met at the famous oceanfront street in Siasconset for their first look. Words cannot describe the feelings these two have for each other. Time was limited so we took our portraits and headed down the the walkway to meet eh bridal party for more photographs and then making our way towards the church.
The church in Siasconset is the cutest one I have seen in a long time. Very intimate and cozy, but bright and elegant. Since Nantucket is an island and Siasconset a fairly small town, the church will be used by both religious parties. Catholic and Christian, depending who needs it for the day. This makes so much sense even though I never experienced this before. The ceremony was full of stories and love and beautiful musicians and singers to go along with it.
For their reception the Kelly & Harry picked the Siasconset Casino. A super open and cozy space, which they transformed into an elegant ball room with the help of Soiree Floral. It simply looked amazing. I am fascinated by floral designs in general.. no idea how they do it! It takes a certain, very unique eye to envision an empty room and filling it with just the right amount of flowers and colors.
As soon as the party started the dance floor was never empty. Biggest highlight of the night next to fabulous, heartwarming speeches and lots of tears on the bride and grooms side - Harry’s dad singing on stage! Excuse me… ROCKING on stage. The room was ecstatic. One of the groomsmen took his job super serious and offered me a different angle… from sitting on his shoulders! How could you I say no?! I had a super awesome time photographing this wedding. Can’t wait to get back on the island in 2019!
Enjoy the photographs!
A special thank you to my friend and college Patience Cleveland for coming all the way from Maine and shooting with me!
Venue Sconset Casino, Wedding Planner Nantucket Island Events, Florist Soiree Floral Designs, Catering and Cake Island Kitchen, Hair and Make up Lyndsay Simon Church Sconset Chapel, Photographer Stefy Hilmer Photography, Videography Meg Simone, Band Red Hook Orchestra