From start to finish Bess and Ben’s Nantucket wedding was a simple, elegant, and truly classic affair. Starting out with their wedding invitations designed and hand-painted by Feast Calligraphy, to all the stunning florals designed by Soiree Floral. Scroll down to learn about this lovely seaside Nantucket wedding captured by Jose Villa.
To see every last detail you must see the entire gallery here. The couple’s intimate and breathtaking portraits are enough reason to sneak a peek.
Nantucket wedding ceremony venue
The wedding ceremony was held at First Congregational Church in Nantucket. It’s a beautifully restored historic sanctuary, with high arching windows, long center aisle, magnificent organ, and beautiful grounds. Located high on Beacon Hill overlooking the town of Nantucket.
Vintage Getaway Car
Highland Drivers drove Bess and Ben to the wedding reception in a dark blue 1930 Chrysler. Complete with a wreath in the spare tire. It really did give their wedding that extra special touch, and made for many memorable photos.
Nantucket Wedding Venue
In 1899, if the Siasconset summer crowd wanted to hold a dance or stage a musical they had to use the railroad station just over the bluff on Low Beach. Organizers decorated the station with Japanese lanterns. Tired of squeezing into the small railroad station, a group of ‘Sconseters formed the Siasconset Casino Association that year and raised $3,000 to build a “Hall of Amusement” on New Street.
Despite its grand name, the building which was designed by architect John Coffins, was to be of a simple design that provided a large main room with a stage and several small antechambers for set-building, dressing rooms, and smoking. Two clay tennis courts were planned for the backyard. Now a historical landmark and the ideal place for your Nantucket wedding – The Sconset Casino.
Feast Calligraphy not only did the invites, but she also hand-painted mosaic tiles that served as escort cards for each guest. What a unique touch, and such a memorable takeaway.
Before you head on over to the gallery, be sure to see Bess and Ben’s wedding film by Ink.Spot.Crow below.
Event Design & Florals: Soiree Floral
Nantucket, New York and Connecticut Florist
Photography: Jose Villa
Coordinator: Jimmy Jaksic
Calligraphy: Feast Calligraphy
Prop/furniture rentals: Placesetters
Caterer: Nantucket Catering Co
Ceremony venue: First Congregational Church
Reception venue: Sconset Casino
Hair & Makeup: RJ Miller
Dress designer: Oscar de la Renta
Groom’s attire: Alfred Dunhill
children's attire: Little Bevan
Shoe designer: Joseph Azagury of London
Rehearsal dinner : The Jetties
Transportation: Highland Drivers