Hillary and Athe Married at The Whales Watch on Nantucket
Athe and Hillary were married June 28th 2014 at The Whales Watch Property on Nantucket. After the wedding they went on a honeymoon to South Africa and so we were waiting until they got back to share this very special wedding! I met Athe and Hillary a few months back when we went on a little Nantucket tour for their Engagement Session. We had been in touch for a while about their planning and by the time I met them they instantly felt like old friends of mine. They are so kind, fun and easy to photograph as they absolutely shine when they are together. Hillary also has an incredible laugh…..throughout the evening you could hear her laugh and see the way she makes everyone around her smile.
I loved hearing more about their story as I got to know them throughout the engagement session and after….”Athe and I met at Harvard Medical School in 2008 and have been dating for the past six years. We chose to have the wedding on Nantucket because it is our favorite place to relax and spend time together without distraction. The incredible natural beauty of the island is what we love most and was the perfect backdrop for our celebration!”
Hillary could not have said it better….the morning of their big day the sun was out and there wasn’t a breath of wind. They were married overlooking the gorgeous coastline of Nantucket and the big blue ocean. This venue gives an absolutely stunning view of this unique part of the island. We had a great time down on the beach for portraits and their bridal party looked amazing. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous coral colored dresses by Amsale that looked amazing with the beautiful bouquets by Soiree Floral.
The night before when I met everyone at the rehearsal dinner at The White Elephant I realized it was a truly international wedding party! Athe is half Welsh and half Greek. They had friends and family travel in from London, Wales, Greece, Spain and many different parts of the United States.
“Our favorite part of the wedding was having friends and family from all over the world and all parts of our lives together in one place to join in the celebration. The toasts at our rehearsal dinner and at our wedding were also incredibly thoughtful and a highlight of the entire experience for both of us.”
After a fun night on the dance floor Athe and Hillary invited everyone down to the beach for a bonfire and s’omores. It was the perfect end to a wonderful night!
I am so thankful to have been part of Hillary and Athe’s Wedding Festivities! They are an amazing couple and I look forward to seeing them again on Nantucket!
Special thanks to Kathryn Kennedy for joining me to photograph this wedding!
Wedding Coordinator: Jimmy Jaksic, Venue: Whales Watch Property, Catering: Nantucket Catering Company, Officiant: Rev. Gary Klingsporn, Dress, Bolero, Veil: Vera Wang, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale, Invitations, Program, Signs: Goosefish Press, Calligrapher: Emily Gallardo, Ring designer: Pano Fytopoulos of Kosmima Fine Jewelry, Flower & Design: Soiree Floral, Table Design: Placesetters Inc., Band: The Allnighters, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Ceremony Music: Boston String Quartet, Transportation: Cranberry Transportation, Ceremony Sound: Surfside Productions