About the Day
When Mary first told us that she was going to need 10 flower crowns for her First Congregational Church ceremony, we were shocked, but then over the moon! Mary and Eric’s Colorful Nantucket Hotel Wedding was a florist’s dream come true! There is nothing more fun that a bride that lets us play with color. We loved the shades of pink and red, from blush to cranberry, that went into the flower crowns and hair flowers. We even got to add pink boutonnieres for the Groomsmen! The church aisles were marked by small arrangements in shades of pink and cranberry. Two larger arrangements flanked the altar, echoing Mary’s bouquet with blues, whites, pinks, and pops of burgundy. After a romantic pink petal toss outside the church, guests walked down the hill to the reception at the Nantucket Hotel. Aisle markers were repurposed on cocktail tables in the hotel’s restaurant, and an elegant raised arrangement garnished the escort table.
Primary blooms throughout the day were Garden Roses, Ranunculus, Delphinium, Thistle, and Hydrangea, with pops of color in inkberry and hypericum berries. What made the day even more special were surprise Dahlias sprinkled throughout the reception decor. For the reception, the Nantucket Hotel ballroom was filled with a mixture of rectangle and round tables, covered with traditional cream-colored and blue linens. One of the first things the bride’s family mentioned was their personal connection to the venue, explained in Boston Magazine. To recognize this, we took a typical ceiling installation of hanging greenery and florals, and brought it to the next level. Vines and blooms wound around ceiling beams overlooking the dance floor and helped make the reception feel like a magical evening under a garden pergola.
Three distinct guest table designs further showed off the abundance of early autumn blooms. One style focused on pinks and reds, with one larger centerpiece on a banquet table with smaller arrangements in silver cups. Adding drama to this look was a trio of cranberry-colored taper candles. Another look focused on a garden-style design of blues, peaches, and silvery greens in a silver mercury glass pedestal vase. The third style showed a spectrum of creams, coffee, lavender, and plums in a crystal-style footed vase. For the head table, designs with dramatic burgundies and pinks with additional taper candles helped to set off the head table. Sprigs of greenery at each placesetting complimented Megan Fahy’s calligraphed placecard shells. Rounding out the evening, Kelly Badger’s wedding cake was adorned with blooms echoing the rest of the day, in blues, pinks, and cranberry. This wedding was featured in Boston Magazine.
Floral & Event Design – Soiree Floral
Coordination – Maggie Stewart of Nantucket Island Events
Photography – Emily Elisabeth Photography
Ceremony – First Congregational Church of Nantucket
Reception – The Nantucket Hotel
Bridal Gown – BHLDN
Rentals – La Tavola Fine Linen
Invitations and Stationery – Parchment Nantucket
Calligraphy – Megan Fahy
Band – Funbucket
Cake – Cake Nantucket