March 14, 2021
Jen and Cody’s Micro Wedding at Nantucket’s Wauwinet Hotel was filled with incredibly special moments and personal touches. Jen called me just a few weeks before their big day to tell me the bittersweet news that she would be shifting from planning their big wedding and party to planning an intimate micro wedding with only their immediate family in attendance due to the pandemic. It was hard to not have their extended family and friends there, but the couple made the most of it and they were happy with the way it all turned out.
Here are just a few of the remarkable stories that made their day extra special.
Cody cut down the trees that made their chuppah at his family’s summer home in Thousand Islands in upstate New York on the Canadian border. He drove them in his tiny car to their New York City apartment, then from NYC to Hyannis, and finally hand-carried them over on the ferry to then build at the Wauwinet. It was a stunning chuppah and the care and love that went into making it shined through brilliantly at the center of their ceremony. The prayer shawl that was tied to the chuppah was Jen’s grandfather’s and October 3rd was her grandmother’s Birthday. Jen was very close with her grandmother who loved to throw parties – another perfectly special detail.
Jen and Cody had originally planned on getting married in the town where Cody grew up in Vermont and take over a small rural farm with their friends and family – after pivoting and planning their Wauwinet elopement in 3 weeks, they had some details that had to shift with them. One of which was the flowers. Cody’s parents grew a garden full of flowers for their big day and when they realized they couldn’t use them because of the new plan, they dried some of them and turned them into boutonnieres and confetti that would be tossed just as the couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife.
The cuff bracelet that Jen wore was Cody’s grandmother’s and what he used to propose to her in Malibu last year. Talk about a special day filled with details bursting with love. It’s almost impossible to pick a favorite part of the day because it was all so fun, but I especially loved our portrait time together! I knew we were going to get some great shots when Jen stepped out of the Wauwinet’s antique car in the most beautiful dress, hat, and green earrings. Talk about style! Her bouquet was created by Flowers on Chestnut and was just stunning! Her hair and makeup were flawless and done by my sweet friend and talented artist, Emily Denny.
After a sunset boat ride, the newlyweds along with their family headed inside Topper’s Restaurant for a seated dinner under the patio. Jen designed a gorgeous tablescape with vibrant pops of color and blue and white accents. It was time for us to say goodbye and we left swooning. What a day, what a couple! We had so much fun capturing their wedding and we will never forget it! Here are a few highlights from their intimate day.