April 19, 2020
Alicia and Stephen were married this past October at the Wauwinet on Nantucket Island. Their wedding almost didn’t happen. A huge storm came blowing through the island in the days leading up to Stephen and Alicia’s Saturday wedding. Their friends and family who had been traveling from all over the country were stuck in Hyannis waiting for an alert to tell them that the boats had started running again. Alicia’s wedding gown was waiting with a friend to come over on the first flight that was allowed to take off. As we got closer and closer to their big day, the weather report just didn’t seem to get any better. They started to talk about backup plans. The night of their rehearsal dinner came and since everyone was still stuck off island, they decided to have their own rehearsal dinner. They gathered together, toasting to the bride and groom-to-be while hoping and praying they would get to see them walk down the aisle the following day. There were many tears and even more smiles as they made the best of a sour situation sharing stories into the late hours of the night. In just a few short hours, they would know what the rest of the weekend held.
Meanwhile, Alicia and Stephen who had arrived to the island earlier in the week watched and waited for good news to come through on their weather apps. Gale force winds still whipping through the island and sheets of rain coming down, nobody knew if it would all go as planned. So now, the good news – it went BETTER than planned! Their friends and family arrived on the first boat that was allowed to leave Hyannis and it was go time! The rain cleared just before their first look and while the two exchanged their first embrace of the day, the clouds moved and we all saw some blue skies peeking through. To say it was epic would be an understatement. The rest of the day was an absolute PARTY – a celebration of LOVE – one that we’ll never forget. All of the anticipation made the night better than anyone could have ever imagined. Jimmy Jaksic designed an absolutely spectacular reception under a gorgeous tent on the lawn of the Wauwinet. Personal touches designed by Stephen were seen throughout the night, including their menus and custom matches with the couple’s personalized crest. Their band, KB3 arrived by boat minutes before the party began – literally, just in the nick of time and they brought their A-GAME! Soiree Floral created an absolutely gorgeous head table for the bride, groom and their bridal party facing the ocean. Dancing, speeches, happy tears, loads of love and even a surprise Birthday celebration for Stephen were the highlights of the day. We will always remember this special day, the party was one for the books and we couldn’t be more happy for Stephen and Alicia. As Stephen fights on the front lines of this global pandemic, and Alicia stays separated from him to stay safe, we hope some of the highlights of their day will bring back some of the happy memories from this unforgettable day. Thank you Stephen and Alicia. We are so grateful to have been there to capture these moments for you!
Venue: The Wauwinet | Planner: Jimmy Jaksic of Immaculate Reception | Hair & Makeup: Emily Denny | Florals: Soiree Floral | Dress: Anne Barge | Band: KB3 by Kahoots Entertainment | Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy from Bella Bridesmaids | Cake & Catering: Topper’s at the Wauwinet | Videography: Jet Kaiser Films