Kara and Doug’s Nantucket Wedding – Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum and Private Residence

Kara and Doug were married on July 23rd 2018 on Nantucket Island! They had some surprises from mother nature with a wild thunder storm unfolding the morning of their wedding but we all had a feeling it would clear just in time….and it did! The couple was married at Egan Maritime’s Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum surrounded by family, friends and pretty Nantucket fog. After the ceremony the couple led all of the wedding guests down the street accompanied by a trumpet player in a parade to the Groom’s Family home for the reception.

“Our wedding was truly the most incredible day in both of our lives. The day started off a little iffy: though the weather had been warm, sunny, and perfect in Nantucket for almost two weeks straight, on the morning of our wedding it was torrentially pouring rain, which made us a little concerned to say the least! However, it miraculously stopped raining just as we started taking family pictures, and by the time our ceremony started, we were enveloped in classic, moody, beautiful Nantucket fog. Given that the ceremony overlooked the marshes near the Lifesaving Museum, it created the most perfect, intimate atmosphere. “

We have gotten to know Kara and Doug and their families very well as we also photographed Doug’s sister’s wedding last year. It was such a joy to see so many familiar faces and meet Kara’s family and friends! These families both share such enthusiasm for Kara and Doug, their accomplishments  and their relationship which made photographing this wedding so much fun.

Kara told me…“The best part of the day would either have to be the parade through the misty forest from the ceremony to the reception” and for Doug it was the reception itself ….”Where our killer band inspired amazing energy from our guests and where the dancing started early and did not stop! We are so grateful for everyone that made our special day possible, from our vendor team to our guests. It was truly an unforgettable day, and we think that the Nantucket atmosphere made our day that much more unique.”

I always love the personal touches at weddings and this one had many including the beautiful handmade escort cards made by Kara’s parents.

“Each individual escort card and table sign was made from a disc of wood that we got from a mimosa tree that once grew in my parents’ yard in Napa, California. My dad cut and finished the wood and my mom calligraphed the letters on each one. Every table was named for a place where Doug and I had visited, and there was a picture of Doug and me in that place on each table.”

There were so many  highlights throughout this special day  and we loved photographing the heartfelt ceremony officiated by the bride’s Dad, the wedding parade, and the amazing dance party. We loved seeing their grandparents out on the dancefloor! We are so happy for Kara and Doug!

Special thanks Cary Tozer for shooting this wedding with me!

Wedding Coordinator: Nantucket Island Events, Catering: Island Kitchen, Wedding Ceremony: Egan Maritime’s Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, Wedding Reception: Family Residence, Officiant: Brad Shurmantine, Bride’s Father, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Floral Design: Flowers on Chestnut, Ceremony Tent: Nantucket Tents, Reception Tent: Nantucket Party Rentals, Wedding Band: The Sultans Bridal Makeup: YG Makeup, Bridal Hair: RJ Miller, Rehearsal Dinner: The Whaling Museum

Enjoy! – Katie K.

 

               

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