Kelly and Allan had a fairytale wedding in Sconset on June 18th 2016. They had blue skies and sunshine, laughter and sparklers, tears and smiles….they really had the wedding of their dreams. Something we all learned early on when we met Kelly is that she truly ‘loves love.’ She and Allan put all of their personality into the wedding and were sure that everyone around them had a spectacular day!
It was great photographing their wedding at The Wade Cottages where Kelly had visitors for summers as a kid. Hearing them all talk about their history on Nantucket was really wonderful….
“I grew up on the lawn of Wade Cottages in ‘Sconset after my parents had their honeymoon there 35 years ago. They introduced my sister and I to this magical place as small children and we’ve been coming back ever since. For almost as long, I’ve known I would get married here. It’s my favorite place on earth and it was only fitting that I marry my favorite person on earth here. For me, Nantucket is painted with memories of sunlight, laughter, family, and now the best day of my life – my wedding. I was lucky enough to have our reception on the lawn where I grew up, surrounded by the people that I love.”
This was a wedding with so many moving parts and lots of incredible moments. I was lucky to see Kelly and Allan a few days after the wedding and we all recounted the special day! I asked Kelly about their most memorable parts of the wedding….
“The entire day was a fairytale, and it’s impossible for me to pick just one special moment, but I can name a few that are seared in my memory forever: the first time I saw my husband, sneaking over to tap him on the shoulder on Front Street, then the moment I locked eyes with him down the aisle, and once the ceremony had begun, our officiant asked us to look into the crowd at our parents and I got to see my parents’ smiling faces knowing they were remembering their own honeymoon here so many years before. Then the moment I got to dance with my grandmother at the reception. She is 88 years old and still the life of the party. Finally, our sparkler sendoff where I felt like time stood still as we walked down the shell driveway with twinkling lights all around us with all our loved ones cheering. I can only describe it as magic and can’t stop reliving the entire day in my mind.”
Kelly is truly a sweet heart. She refered to our vendor team as the ‘Dream Team’ and I must say this wedding was so much fun even before it happened. We all had great meetings and truly loved putting on this unique wedding. The parade through Sconset was something we’ll all remember forever!
Special Thanks to Cary Tozer for joining me to photograph this wedding! Great work as always!!
Wedding Coordinator: La Rock Events, Ceremony: The Chanticleer, Reception: Wade Cottages, Floral Design: Betsey Brooks Floral & Design, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Lighting Design: Perfect Nantucket Events by Billy Voss, Tent: Nantucket Party Rentals, Catering: Nantucket Catering Company, Band: Brick Park, Hair & Makeup: RJ Miller Salon, Cake: Petticoat Row Bakery
Enjoy! – Katie K.