About the Day
While Eliza and Taylor’s June 2020 wedding ended up being a June 2021 vow renewal after multiple postponements, that didn’t make the day any less special. We love our June weddings for a lot of reasons, one of which is PEONIES! Eliza and Taylor renewed their vows on a beautifully sunny day at First Congregational Church, right by her family’s summer home. Blooms were in all shades of white and blush, with blue and natural greenery, for an overall “Classic Nantucket meets English Garden” style.
Eliza’s bouquet was filled with white peony and ranunculus, with anemone for a bit of drama, and lisianthus. Her mom hand-selected silk ribbons in all shades of blues and greys for flowing ribbon streamers. The Bridesmaids wore different styles of satin gowns in shades of stormy blue and dove greys. They each carried bouquets of hydrangea, blushy peony, and spray roses, with tweedia as their “something blue”. Boutonnieres were white ranunculus with thistle and herbs, tied with raffia.
Ceremony and Reception
We always jump at the chance to deck out the First Congregational iron arch, and this was no exception. We covered the arch with greenery, spray roses, stock, and dark blue delphinium to welcome guests. Inside, a pair of urns filled with greenery, hydrangea, thistle, and fluffy garden roses set off the aisle. Petite arrangements of white, blush, and blue blooms hung from the pews and extra large arrangements of white and blush blooms flanked the altar. Immediately afterwards, our team ran around gathering the ceremony pieces, racing the guests to the reception to repurpose them. The final cocktail arrangement was placed just as the Bridal party arrived.
We like to think the floral wall, serving as the escort display, and photobooth backdrop fully earns the “profusion of peonies” title. Over 1000 blooms came together to form the ombre design! Inside the clear-top tent, rattan lanterns from our friends at AD&P hung from the ceiling. Guest tables were a mixture of round and wooden farm tables with three different design styles. Arrangements of white and blush blooms with hints of blue were in all shapes and sizes of silver mercury glass. Each table design was filled with floating, pillar, votive, and elegant taper candles with little silver mercury birds for a pop of whimsy. The head table design incorporated elements of each table.
We may have had to wait an extra year to celebrate, but it was well worth it! For additional photos, you can check out Photographer, Zofia Crosby’s blog post about the day here.
Floral Design – Soiree Floral
Photography – Zofia & Co.
Videography – September Productions
Photobooth – Zofia Studiobooth
Coordination – Caroline Ott, Milly & Grace Weddings
Ceremony – First Congregational Church
Reception – Nantucket Golf Club
Rehearsal Dinner – Nantucket Yacht Club
Tabletop Rentals – Placesetters Nantucket
Tent – Nantucket Tents
Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Lighting and Ceiling Installation – Advanced Production & Design
Band – The Sultans
Bridal Gown – Monique Lhuillier
Invitations – Anticipate Invitations