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Kate & Kevin’s Nantucket Wedding at The Westmoor Club

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December 2, 2014

Kate & Kevin are two of the kindest and sweetest people I have come across and I am so delighted to have captured their beautiful wedding story for them! Everything about their Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club was incredible. The handmade details, personal vows, golden retrievers, brilliant dancing and the most warm hearted and fun loving family and friends you could hope for.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with me Kate & Kevin, it was truly a pleasure and I wish you two a lifetime of love and happiness!

I have also included a few words about this wonderful day from Kate below…enjoy!

A bride getting ready on the morning of her nautical inspired wedding at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride sits on the bed with her bridesmaid and dog as they share a fun moment of celebration before her Nantucket wedding at the Westmoor Club

A classic wedding invitation set with a gold and navy color scheme and nautical inspiration

Antique inspired silver and gold wedding rings sit atop a classic wedding invitation for a nantucket wedding

A beautiful photograph of a lace amy kuschel wedding dress and chanel wedding shoes hanging in the garden of a nantucket home on the morning of a westmoor club wedding

A bride opens a present from the groom on the morning of her Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A sweet photograph of a golden retriever laying on the floor on the morning of a nantucket wedding

The bridesmaids put on their nautical inspired dresses on the morning of the Nantucket wedding in Westmoor Club

The groom puts on his tie on the morning of his Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride walks down the stairs in her wedding dress on the morning of her Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

The bride laughs while she sits on the couch to put on her chanel wedding shoes before her Nantucket wedding at the Westmoor Club

“We chose Nantucket because it is where we really fell in love. We first said “I love you” there and when the discussion of wedding locations came up, we both knew it was where it had to be. We loved the idea of sharing what is such special place to us, with our loved ones. We knew we wanted a venue that would feel cozy and intimate that was brimming with character and charm. As soon as we visited the Westmoor Club, we knew we found “the one.” We already knew we wanted to have an outdoor ceremony on site, and the club was perfectly situated to accommodate this.  The Club House is a restored mansion – originally Alice Vanderbilt’s built in 1917- that suited our taste to a T and the grounds of the club really lent itself to the garden feel with it’s boxwood hedges and garden terrace.

A photograph of the Westmoor Club on the morning of a Nantucket Wedding

The bridesmaids hold the brides hand as she walks down the stairs to meet her handsome groom for their first look before their Nantucket wedding at the Westmoor Club

The bride smiles as she walks over to her groom during their first look at the Westmoor Club before their Nantucket wedding

Kevin and I first met when we were 8 and 12 at my parents camp in northern Ontario, Canada. It wasn’t until almost 20 years later when I was visiting NYC that we became reacquainted. Our parents are very good friends, and while they say it wasn’t a set up, we know better. We got engaged July 14th 2012 at dusk in Southampton. We were in the Hamptons for a relaxing weekend with our dog, and Kevin convinced me there was a pop up lobster roll shop on the beach (he knows I will do anything for a lobster roll) We got to the beach, and as soon as I realized there was no restaurant, I looked over and he was down on one knee. We have a picture of us that was taken at the very same beach from the summer before, and he wanted to recreate the scene. Now we go back each year and take a picture at dusk – a very sweet and special tradition. 

A sweet portrait of a bride and groom during their first look on the grounds of the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A detailed photograph of a groom holding his bride around the waist during their first look at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Romantic photographs of a bride and groom beside a nantucket cottage during their first look on the grounds of the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A sweet portrait of a bride and groom with a nautical inspired boutique during their Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A detail of a bride holding a natural and nautical inspired bouquet of white, peach and cream roses during their Nantucket Wedding at Westmoor Club

A sweet portrait of a groom kissing his bride during the first look before their Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The vision for our wedding was the marriage of seaside prep meets English cottage garden. Since we chose Nantucket, this came naturally. I really wanted to let the island charm shine through without being overtly “nautical” I chose a color palate of navy and peach with accents of antique silver and gold. We wanted the wedding to be relaxed and fun with the focus being time spent with our loved ones on a paradise island.

A beautiful and romantic portrait of a bride and groom walking down a path together before their Nantucket wedding at the Westmoor Club

A detail photograph of pink and cream wedding bouquet and a golden retriever wearing a floral collar during a Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A detail photograph of the groomsmen wearing cream and pink  boutonniere during a Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A casual portrait of the nautical inspired wedding party during their Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A bride laughing with her bridesmaids during their Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Our ceremony was held outside on a perfectly sunny Indian Summer evening. Our guests were greeted with fresh lemonade and potted mint for them to snip while being escorted to their seats to the music of our cellist and violinist. The ceremony was officiated by a dear friend of ours with a backdrop of beautiful overflowing urns of garden roses, hydrangea, curly oak branches and eucalyptus. We wrote and spoke our own vows which was so special – the perfect mix of humor and true love and commitment. The real star of the show was our golden retriever who desperately wanted to be up at the altar with us, and she let us know by chiming in whenever we spoke.

A detailed photograph of a musician playing the cello during a Nantucket wedding at the Westmoor Club

A portrait of a bride wearing her veil before she walks up the aisle during her Nantucket wedding at the Westmoor Club

A detailed photograph of the groom and groomsmen standing at the top of the aisle before the ceremony at Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride walks up the aisle with her father during her wedding ceremony at Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A bride reads her vows during her sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A bride looks back at her guests and smiles during her sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride and groom exchange rings during their sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife during their sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride and groom smile as they walk down the aisle together after their sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The flower girl gives the bride a big hug after her wedding ceremony at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The flower girl hugs the golden retriever during a Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor ClubThe reception followed our terrace/patio cocktail hour which featured signature cocktails, Westmoor Seafood Chowder, a raw bar set up in a wooden boat and various passed appetizers. Guests fathered around outdoor fire pits, adirondack chairs and a beautiful sunset view overlooking the island.

A detailed photograph of the nautical and garden inspired snip and sip wedding decor at the Westmoor Club wedding

A detailed photograph showing the Westmoor Seafood Chowder and delicious food on offer during the Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A detailed photograph showing the nautical inspired raw bar with cocktail shrimp and oysters at the Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A candid photograph of guests talking and laughing during the cocktail hour of a Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A candid photograph of the guests talking and laughing during the cocktail hour of a Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Romantic sunset portraits of the bride and groom during their Westmoor Cub wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A sweet sunset portrait of a bride kissing her husband outside the Westmoor Club during their Nantucket Wedding

The reception dining room featured a mix of long and round tables lit by candles, shimmering gold chargers and overflowing with romantic centerpieces. Guests found their seats by escort cards that were hand written and embossed with stamps to coordinate to the handmade table “pictures” made by the bride. The cards sat atop moss laden silver trays. Acclaimed Executive Chef Bruce Sacino built our menu to suit our tastes using locally sourced seafood and produce – to this day friends and family gush over how delicious it was! The main course was served family style after a plated salad and first course. In addition, guests enjoyed the homemade wedding cake and homemade doughnuts. I knew I wanted a verbs simple cake with fresh flowers. And I wanted it to taste delicious! My mom makes the most delicious lemon raspberry cake so I had the wild idea of asking her to bake it. (She is not a professional baker) She was up to the task, and made the most delicious masterpiece in the kitchen of the home we had rented for the week. 

A detailed photograph of nautical and garden inspired escort cards at the Nantucket Wedding in the Westmoor Club

A simple three tiered cream wedding cake with fresh pink and peach flowers and a gold and ivy sign at a Westmoor Club Wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A detailed photograph of a nautical and garden inspired wedding decor with blue, peach, silver and gold accents at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A sunset portrait of a bride featuring the back of her beautiful lace Amy Kuschel wedding dress during her Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A sunset portrait of a bride wearing a beautiful lace Amy Kuschel dress, a blue sapphire bracelet and an antique wedding ring during her Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A candid photograph of a bride laughing with her guests during the cocktail hour of her Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

Along with the traditional first dance, father daughter and mother son dance, I danced a traditional country western two step with my step-father. Our guests danced the night away to the sounds of Sinatra, country, oldies and pop.

The bride and groom share a first dance during their Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A bride and groom have fun during their first dance as husband and wife at their Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride and groom kiss during their first dance as husband and wife at their Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A candid photograph of the father of bride during his wedding speech at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

the bride and groom smile as they listen to the speeches and toasts during their Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A candid photograph of the best man asking for a cheer during his wedding toast at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

The bride covers the flower girls ears during the wedding toast at the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A sweet photograph of the father daughter dance during a Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A sweet and happy photograph of the father daughter dance at a Nantucket Wedding in the Westmoor Club

A sweet photograph of a mother and son dance during a Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A sweet photograph of the mother and son dance at a Westmoor Club wedding in Nantucket, Massachusetts

A fun photograph of a bride dancing the two-step with her step father during her Nantucket Wedding at the Westmoor Club

A fun photograph of the flower girl and her family dancing at the Westmoor Club during a Nantucket Wedding

A fun photograph of bride and groom dancing with their friends at the Westmoor Club during their Nantucket Wedding reception

A fun photograph of bride dancing with her parents at the Westmoor Club during their Nantucket Wedding reception

A fun photograph of the groom kissing his bride while the wedding party dance around them during their Nantucket wedding reception at the Westmoor Club

A fun photograph of the guest dancing with their hands in the air during a terrific Nantucket Wedding reception at the Westmoor Club

By far the best decision we made was in choosing our photographer. Gina immediately felt like a part of our family and was such a tremendous help from start to finish. With so many moving parts to deal with in planning a wedding, it was such a delight to have zero worries about photography. We knew that Gina would work her magic and did so in such a natural and unobtrusive way. Our wedding day was over in a flash, but having such wonderful pictures to relive the day is a true gift.”

– Kate

I would also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Lisa Gilbert and all the amazing vendors who made Kate & Kevin’s wedding so amazing!

Venue: Westmoor Club

Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel

Wedding Shoes: Chanel

Jewelery: Shenoa Co.

Grooms Suit: John Varvatos

Grooms Tie: Hermes

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Zara

Junior Bridesmaid’s Dress: Petite Bebe

Mother of the Bride Dress: Tadashi Shoji

Hair & Makeup: Zachary Cook

Flowers: Soiree Floral

Invitation Suite: Crane & Co.

Band: The Classic Yellow

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