Sarah and Tom were married on July 23rd 2016. They had a beautiful ceremony at The Big House on Wherowhero Lane. They had a day full of blue skies, sunshine and lots of laughter! After the ceremony we went to Miacomet Beach for champagne and portraits which quickly turned into some really fun photos of the newlyweds on the lifeguard stand!
Sarah and Tom met a few years ago in Boston….“We met on a blind date in August 2014 in Boston Massachusetts. Our second date was for Sarah’s birthday weekend which lasted four days and then we were inseparable.”
Tom had gotten in touch with me originally through a mutual friend, Kritsen Kellogg, and I immediately knew we would have a great time photographing their wedding. Tom and Sarah have a love for the island and all that it offers. I loved hearing more about their connection to Nantucket…
“Nantucket is special because everyone on the island, whether friends or strangers, feel like they’re part of an exclusive party and connected to one another. I‘ve been visiting the island for about 10 years. I’ve introduced Sarah to this Island and she has fallen in love with it through Daffodil Weekends, birthday weekends in the fall and someday we hope to own a second home on the island.”
There were so many memorable parts of this evening. I loved hearing about what was special to the newlyweds! It was no surprise that they wrote about the wild dance party they had! “Having family and friends and both sides come as one was one of the best parts of the wedding. Sarah really loved being walked down the aisle by her father and her father officiating the actual wedding ceremony. We all love dancing on the under the lights on the porch and then heading into The Boardinghouse where we continued the dance party there, shaking the foundation and having so much fun and laughter.”
The wedding was definitely one we’ll never forget! After lots of dancing the night ended with a sparkler send off and I ended up on the roof to get a few special photos of teveryone! We are so happy for Sarah and Tom and I know we’ll be seeing them soon on Nantucket!!
Special Thanks to Kathryn Kennedy for joining me to photograph this wedding!
Catering: Nantucket Clambake Company, Ceremony + Reception: The Big House, Music: Perfect Nantucket Events by Billy Voss, Officiant: James D. Thomas (Bride’s Father), Photography: Katie Kaizer Photography, Flowers: Meagan Anacko Cake: Brittany Divine, Bridal Hair + Makeup: Emily Nantucket Makeup Artist, Wedding Dress: Anne Barge Black Label Runway Collection, Bride’s Jewelry: Kate Spade, Groom’s Suite: Custom Suit by Holland & Sherry, Groom’s Shoes and Belt: Cole Haan, gift from one of Tom’s groomsmen/president of Cole Haan, Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yo; The Annabelle
Alyssa and Dan were married on July 16th 2016. They had a morning ceremony at The Sconset Chapel and then enjoyed a beautiful luncheon at The Chanticleer. Two years ago we photographed Alyssa’s Sister’s wedding and it was such fun to see many familiar faces and spend time with the Hodge Family again! They are the nicest people in the world and they have been spending time in Sconset since all the girls were little. Here is a little more about their connection to the island…..
“Nantucket has been our home away from home for over 20 years. It is were we come to relive our fondest childhood memories, spend time together as a family, and enjoy the pure beauty of the island. It is our little slice of heaven and we are so excited that we could share it with all our friends and loved ones on our wedding day. ”
Since Alyssa and her family are part of the Sconset community it just so happened that we had a very special treat for Alyssa and Dan’s wedding day! We had a once in a lifetime chance to take the couple up into The Sankaty Lighthouse on their wedding day for portraits! After the ceremony we went to the lighthouse and though it was high noon, hot and sunny, the newlyweds climbed the stairs and made the journey to the top of the lighthouse (and so did I!) we had a great time photographing them up top and also from the ground looking up! This was something we’ll all never forget! In addition to this great highlight I loved Alyssa’s response when I asked her about a memorable part of her wedding day….
“Being able to wake up and get ready for my wedding in my house with my sisters and parents will be a part of the day I will always cherish. We have the best memories in this house and we feel so comfortable and happy here. It helped ease my nerves before the ceremony to just be home.”
This wedding was full of heartfelt moments and I’d have to agree that seeing Alyssa with her parents before the ceremony was very memorable. They are a close knit family and I just loved her parent’s expressions when she came up the stairs in her wedding dress!
We are so happy for the newlyweds and I am so thankful that we know we’ll see them around Nantucket for years to come!
Special thanks to Cary Tozer for all of the hard work photographing this wedding with me!
Amy and Anthony were married on July 14th 2016 on Sconset Beach. They were surrounded by immediate family as they read the vows they wrote for each other. Anthony’s Father brought over his ’56 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 for the wedding and it was an absolute highlight to photograph the newlyweds in the beautiful antique car! It was so nice to meet this sweet couple and I was happy to hear they will be back year after year! I asked Amy how they decided to get married here on lovely Nantucket….
“We love the beach! Even though I’m the color of fresh snow, I like to set up under an umbrella and watch the waves. Occasionally I brave the sun to play games and take a dip. Nantucket was perfect for us because it was close (we live on the south shore of Massachusetts), but still a destination. It’s also got a relaxed vibe and that’s really what we wanted. Now Nantucket is extra special to us and we have a great reason to go back every year!”
There were so many highlights to this amazing evening! When I arrived at The Summer House cottages to photograph Amy before the wedding there were quick rain showers but as storm clouds rolled away over the ocean the skies gave way to beautiful light and dramatic skies during their portraits. They had their sweet dog Sparky along for the wedding and he loved being out on the beach for photos! I also absolutely loved the bouquets by Soiree Floral, Amy’s was a Bohemian Luxe inspired Bouquet and it was absolutely stunning. I asked Amy about their most memorable parts of the day…
“I think we’ll all remember the wind on the beach for a long time…but one of the sweetest moments was after the day was over. Anthony and I walked from the Chanticleer back to the Summer House Cottages. It was nice to take a stroll arm-in arm through Sconset with my husband. It was a quiet night and that area of the island is very charming – it was so romantic! It made me happy we chose to have the wedding in that section of Nantucket.”
I loved meeting Amy and Anthony! I knew they would be fun when they asked if we could replicate a Fleetwood Mac Album Cover and also do a ‘very serious vintage posed photo!’ It was a very special evening in Sconset and I hope to see them again on Nantucket!
Officiant: Bob Brugnoli (Groom’s Father), Ceremony: Sconset Beach, Reception: The Chanticleer Nantucket , Floral Design: Soiree Floral, Photography, Katie Kaizer Photography, Cello Player: Mollie Glazer, Wedding Cottage: The Summer House, Bride’s Hair: Darya Salon & Spa, Makeup: YG Makeup
Enjoy! – Katie K.
Eric and Paul had the most beautiful Intimate Wedding in Madaket surrounded by their families. They were married on June 29th and true to Nantucket form the day was blanketed in fog with occasional bursts of sunlight through the mist. They had a beautiful ceremony officiated by their good friend Garrett Hall and standing under a beautiful Chupah that Eric’s Father had made for them. As Eric and Paul read their vows to eachother everyone teared up, myself included. From behind the camera I too was shedding happy tears as you could feel the love these two had for each other. It was such a powerful ceremony and one we will surely never forget. Eric and Paul share a love for life, each other and Nantucket.
From Eric…..”My family has been summering in Madaket since 1987, so I really grew up there. When Massachusetts allowed same-sex marriage back in 2004 I secretly dreamed I would one day be able to get married at my family’s house and at the beach I grew up going to. Paul grew up on Long Island right near Jones beach, and worked there every summer, so an east coast beach wedding was particularly exciting for him too.”
We met with Eric and Paul at Eric’s beautiful family home in Madaket and after a few photos around the property we took them to the bridge in Madaket. There we had bursts of sunlight, heavy fog and even some friendly cheering kayakers who cruised by and gave a wave. It was all very surreal and beautiful…..and we hadn’t even gotten to the ceremony yet! From there we met their immediate family and a few friends for their wedding and after they enjoyed dinner on the beach catered by Susan Warner.
“The whole day was pretty amazing, but an extra memorable part was the surprise of seeing the chupah wedding canopy that my father built himself out of Saguaro cactus splines from my parents winter house in Scottsdale, AZ.”
I don’t know if I’ll ever find the words to describe this beautiful day, so instead we will show you the photos. From the bottom of our hearts we congratulate Eric and Paul, you are an inspiration to everyone around you and the joy you share radiates when you are together.
Special thanks to Cary Tozer for all his amazing work photographing this wedding with me!
Flowers: Flowers on Chestnut, Catering: Susan Warner Catering & Nantucket Clambake Company, Lodging: 76 Main, Photography: Katie Kaizer Photography, Wedding Cookies: Petticoat Row Bakery, Music: Guitarist Joe Greaney Music, Officiant: Eric and Paul’s good friend Garrett Hall
Enjoy! – Katie K.
Erin and Toby were married on June 25th 2016 at The St. Mary’s Church on Nantucket. They had a gorgeous day for their wedding and we absolutely loved being part of this celebration. Erin and Toby have an amazing group of friends and we got to know them all very well as we photographed their bridal party of 30 people! Their day was full of beautiful moments and from the getting ready photos to the very last songs on the dance floor it was very apparent that this couple is loved very much by everyone!
After their ceremony the couple excited the church surrounded by bubbles and proceeded to the iconic lower Main St. Compass for a few fun photos with their bridal party! After that we went for a stroll on the docks, and then out to the Nantucket Golf Club for their Reception. They enjoyed a lovely evening with a stunning golden light over the golf course.
Later in the evening The Sultan’s of Swing had everyone dancing the night away! We loved photographing this dance party! Special thanks to Cary Tozer for joining me to shoot this wedding!
Erin and Toby’s special day was full of smiles, laughter and so many beautiful moments! We are wishing them all the best and looking forward to seeing them around Nantucket soon!
Wedding Coordinator: Nantucket Island Events, Ceremony: St. Mary Our Lady of The Isle Catholic Church, Reception: Nantucket Golf Club, Band: Sultans of Swing, Flowers: Betsey Brooks Floral and Design, Photography: Katie Kaizer Photography, Videography: Getter Hitched Films, Invitations, Stationary & Wedding Tatoo Parlor: Ali Mac Designs, Photo Booth: Nantucket Snapbooth, Raw Bar: Spanky’s Raw Bar, Transportation: Cranberry Transportation, Antique Car: Highland Drivers, Tent: Nantucket Tents, Hair & Makeup: Lyndsay Simon
Enjoy! – Katie K.
Kelly and Allan had a fairytale wedding in Sconset on June 18th 2016. They had blue skies and sunshine, laughter and sparklers, tears and smiles….they really had the wedding of their dreams. Something we all learned early on when we met Kelly is that she truly ‘loves love.’ She and Allan put all of their personality into the wedding and were sure that everyone around them had a spectacular day!
It was great photographing their wedding at The Wade Cottages where Kelly had visitors for summers as a kid. Hearing them all talk about their history on Nantucket was really wonderful….
“I grew up on the lawn of Wade Cottages in ‘Sconset after my parents had their honeymoon there 35 years ago. They introduced my sister and I to this magical place as small children and we’ve been coming back ever since. For almost as long, I’ve known I would get married here. It’s my favorite place on earth and it was only fitting that I marry my favorite person on earth here. For me, Nantucket is painted with memories of sunlight, laughter, family, and now the best day of my life – my wedding. I was lucky enough to have our reception on the lawn where I grew up, surrounded by the people that I love.”
This was a wedding with so many moving parts and lots of incredible moments. I was lucky to see Kelly and Allan a few days after the wedding and we all recounted the special day! I asked Kelly about their most memorable parts of the wedding….
“The entire day was a fairytale, and it’s impossible for me to pick just one special moment, but I can name a few that are seared in my memory forever: the first time I saw my husband, sneaking over to tap him on the shoulder on Front Street, then the moment I locked eyes with him down the aisle, and once the ceremony had begun, our officiant asked us to look into the crowd at our parents and I got to see my parents’ smiling faces knowing they were remembering their own honeymoon here so many years before. Then the moment I got to dance with my grandmother at the reception. She is 88 years old and still the life of the party. Finally, our sparkler sendoff where I felt like time stood still as we walked down the shell driveway with twinkling lights all around us with all our loved ones cheering. I can only describe it as magic and can’t stop reliving the entire day in my mind.”
Kelly is truly a sweet heart. She refered to our vendor team as the ‘Dream Team’ and I must say this wedding was so much fun even before it happened. We all had great meetings and truly loved putting on this unique wedding. The parade through Sconset was something we’ll all remember forever!
Special Thanks to Cary Tozer for joining me to photograph this wedding! Great work as always!!
Wedding Coordinator: La Rock Events, Ceremony: The Chanticleer, Reception: Wade Cottages, Floral Design: Betsey Brooks Floral & Design, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Lighting Design: Perfect Nantucket Events by Billy Voss, Tent: Nantucket Party Rentals, Catering: Nantucket Catering Company, Band: Brick Park, Hair & Makeup: RJ Miller Salon, Cake: Petticoat Row Bakery
Enjoy! – Katie K.
Arielle and Art were married on June 11th 2016 at a private residence in Tom Nevers here on Nantucket. From the moment we met this couple we knew their wedding would be a lot of fun! They laugh constantly and their good energy is contagious! They also love Nantucket…..”I grew up coming to the island. Art loves history and I love to be near the water, so Nantucket seemed like the perfect place for the wedding.”
As their day approached there were looming thunderstorms on the radar but Arielle and Art never once seemed to worry! They knew they would be married surrounded by friends and family and that is all that mattered to them! Having a couple who was willing to go with the flow and adapt to the new plans is a great thing! We used some fun white umbrellas as rain drops started to fall during portraits and also moved the ceremony into their reception tent. Jimmy Jaksic, the wedding coordinator worked with all the vendors to create the new plan on the fly and it all came together perfectly. I truly believe that a little wild weather only ads to the story of the day as it creates unplanned moments and it was a pleasure having a couple who truly shared that belief! They were truly unfazed by the storm and embraced every minute of their special day. One of my favorite moments was seeing Arielle’s father walk her into the tent under a big umbrella, both smiling ear to ear.
Later after the storm cleared the sun came beaming out from behind the clouds and we had gorgeous light for a few more portraits out on the bluff. Here’s a little more from Arielle about their wedding day…..“The massive thunderstorm was certainly a memorable part of the day! Our outdoor ceremony was obviously not going to work, so we had to improvise quickly. The tented ceremony was fun and unique – very us! We laughed the entire time!”
Their day was so full of laughter, surprises and wild dance moves too! We had a great time photographing their reception and I loved how connected their families are! There were many group hugs, hilarious moments between Arielle and her sisters and of course very emotional moments too! Art’s brother’s speech was also one of the best we’ve ever heard! Cheers to Arielle and Art, we hope to see you again soon!!
Special Thanks to Kathryn Kennedy for joining me to photograph this wedding!
Venue: 124 Tom Nevers, Wedding Coordinator: Jimmy Jaksic, Officiant: Ron Farber (The Bride’s Uncle) Floral Design: Soiree Floral, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Band: Freestyle, Caterer: Purple Sage Catering by Jonas Baker, Transportation: Cranberry Transportation
Enjoy! – Katie K.