Melissa and Matt were married this past weekend on Nantucket. I met Melissa and her mother a little over a year ago and a lot changed from our first meeting, in large part due to the amazing work by Ceci New York coming up with their stationary suite. This motif was the inspiration for everything else.
Melissa felt strongly that the ceremony was the most important part of her day and she wanted it to feel special. She also saw a photo in Martha Stewart weddings with a sweet design done in baby’s breath. At first, I held my breath – then we decided that if we were going to do baby’s breath, we were REALLY going to do baby’s breath. The front of the church looked like people were walking in to heaven. White clouds lined the steps as guests walked in (and we literally stopped traffic out front).
Melissa also wanted the escort area to be interactive (no picking up a regular place card for this bride!). So we decided to carry out her travel theme in to this area. We used the “M”s and anchor to keep continuity.
The couple found photos of all their parents and grandparents on their wedding day so we created a photo wall for cocktail hour that made for great conversation. Some of the bouquets and veils back then were over-the-top and quite unique! One of my favorite sentimental touches of the season.
The color palette was bold – teal, coral, gunmetal grey and white. We picked up the colors in the linens (all rentals by Placesetters) and vases, and softened the look with fluffy white blooms. A coral rose bloom was added to each place setting for the finishing touch, and every chair had a teal pashmina courtesy of Melissa and Matt (and more of the men were ‘wearing’ those pashmina’s quite creatively at the end of the evening).
The finishing touch to the event – a three foot whale cake! I snapped a photo of Jodi delivering the cake and making sure ‘Mr. Whale’ looked perfect for guest arrival at The Galley.