Nantucket weddings are nothing short of legendary. For many couples, this island is considered to be the place to hold the perfect nautical wedding. Located 30 miles south of Cape Cod, this Massachusetts Island became the perfect place for Nina Han and Ross Butler to hold their idyllic, nautical-themed wedding.
According to an article appearing on the Bride’s Magazine website, after looking at a number of locations in New York, the couple who met at Georgia Tech took the suggestion of the bride’s mother to consider a beach wedding in the fall. They decided on The Wauwinet, which is located on Nantucket Island as the perfect venue. Using a wedding palette of navy with fall tones of rose and gold, the wedding party was able to have the intimate feel of a backyard wedding with all of the service and accouterments of a 5-star hotel for all 80 of their wedding guests.
Nantucket is the most amazing little island,” Nina said. “It feels like another world as soon as you get off the ferry!” Indeed, there are no fast food chains, no neon signs. Instead what you do see are rows of cottages, a coastline and harbor dotted by lighthouses and pristine beaches.
Nina and Ross included not only their friends and family in their Nantucket nuptials but also invited their dog, Princess, who had a dress of her own for the ceremony. Ross wore a suit in navy blue while Nina wore a stunning French lace strapless wedding gown. The bridesmaids were dressed in full length rose gowns. The bride and her attendants carried bouquets of red and white roses and eucalyptus festooned in burgundy ribbon.
Since their vows were said on the lawn of the Wauwinet, in full view of the sea, flowers were placed in urns so as not to detract from the ambiance.
After the ceremony, guests were served at tables arranged with navy candles, swags of flowers and further nautical details such as origami sailboat which served as place cards. On the menu was the kind of seafood fare lobster tacos and oysters and Rockefeller crab cakes that one would come to expect on Nantucket Island.