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I’m excited to share more photos of Laura and Dean’s destination wedding to Nantucket! Hopefully you caught their adorable story and Wauwinet ceremony on the blog yesterday!

From there, we rode the Green Willy out to Sankaty Head Light on the way to cocktails and dinner at the Chanticleer in Siasconset.

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This footbridge in Sconset provided for a nice little photo break. And by break, I mean PHOTOS.

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The sky was just bringin’ it for us at the 8pm hour. It seemed silly to ask Laura and Dean to separate for individual photos, but I feel this might be something I should document?

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When a couple chooses a place like Nantucket for their destination wedding, you want to make sure you give them a little “Nantucket” to take back with them! There are beaches and lighthouses, cobblestone and compasses… but somehow the cottages of Sconset just seem to set the scene so perfectly. The homeowner to the left walked out, wine glass in hand, to welcome us into his amazing backdrop.

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This is the part where I thanked the heavens above that I had scoped the streets of Sconset the weekend before. I really needed to know that I was leading Laura and Dean in the right direction toward their friends and family!

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So nice to join the festivities at the Chanticleer, a beautiful French-style courtyard and restaurant.

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Tables flowing with the gorgeousness of Flowers on Chestnut.

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The guests took home palmiers, or elephant ear cookies, which is a simple French classic.

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The thoughtful toasts warmed everyone’s hearts.

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Un bon jour.

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Congratulations, Laura and Dean! I’m SO happy to have met you both and have shared in such an incredible day. You carry a glow with you, and Nantucket was blessed to be a part of it.

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Planning a Nantucket wedding from Texas is no easy task, and a special shout goes to Veronica of Blue Ivy Events for creating a smooth flowing day!

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  • June 16, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Katie Pietrowski - beautiful Stacey!! Great work and great coloring!

  • June 16, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Jennifer - Love these! Beautiful bride… cake… decor! Also… really love the lighthouse shots!!

  • June 23, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    The Chanticleer - GORGEOUS photos Stacey! What a wonderful day for a wonderful couple.

Laura and Dean have an amazing story, straight out of the movies.

Laura is a Texas native, and Dean moved to Austin from Massachusetts 15 years ago. I asked him what brought him to Texas and he immediately responded “Laura”, even though they had yet to meet for over ten years more.

As legend has it, Dean saw Laura one night while he was out with the guys and she was out with a girlfriend. He didn’t muster up the courage to say hi to her that night, and kicked himself for it through the entire next day. That very night, by some crazy chance, Dean saw Laura again. He didn’t let this chance pass him by, and quickly ran after her (did he run? I’m not sure he ran, but it sure sounds heart-poundingly good, right?). The rest is blissful history and brought them to this beautiful Nantucket wedding weekend in June.

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I’m going to share their wedding day in two parts, because Laura and Dean chose two equally stunning locations for their wedding festivities. The ceremony took place on the Zen Deck of The Wauwinet. As with any fretful rain-maybe sun-no rain-definitely wind type of day, the skies gave us the most brilliant lighting to work with for their evening ceremony. There was no wind to speak of, and not a drop of rain.

Laura wore a dress by Monique Lhuillier, and carried a bouquet by Flowers on Chestnut.

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The Wauwinet’s Zen Deck makes a for a perfectly beachy wedding backdrop, surrounded by sand but standing on solid ground.

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We stuck around for more photos and canoodling while the rest of the guests set off for cocktails at the Chanticleer in Siasconset.

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Laura, you are so beautiful and elegant in a wedding gown. Dean, you’re quite the catch yourself!undefined

Then we hopped into the Green Willy… a little romantic time with, ya know, a photographer and her camera facing you ;-)

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Stay tuned for photos around Sankaty Light, ‘Sconset and the Chanticleer reception!

**UPDATE: now continued at Chanticleer Reception: Laura + Dean**

Wedding Coordination: Blue Ivy Events

Flowers: Flowers on Chestnut

Transportation: Highland Drivers

Hair and Make-Up: RJ Miller Salon & Spa

 

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  • June 15, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Emily - What a beautiful bride!

  • June 15, 2011 - 10:54 am

    Lindsey Ocker - Wow – I think this is the most elegant beach wedding photography I’ve ever seen! Stunning.

  • June 15, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Gina Hollis - Amazing photos. Laura, you were a beautiful bride! Dean looked pretty handsome too.

  • June 15, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    stacey - Thanks so much for the comments, ladies! Can’t wait to show you more tomorrow :-)

  • June 15, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    Becca Olcott - luminous! lovely.

  • June 21, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Laura *You Stir Me* - oh my goodness, I’m in love with her dress! It’s so soft and romantic, the perfect touch for the rest of their wedding. Gorgeous shots – love the ones on the dock!

  • June 25, 2011 - 11:47 pm

    Dean - Thank u Stacey;)

  • June 29, 2011 - 7:53 pm

    Eugene Michel - very clean processing. nice work.