Real Wedding | Jennifer + Daniel

Today’s Real Wedding is a multi-cultural celebration held on beautiful Nantucket Island. Jennifer and Daniel incorporated traditions from both of their faiths, writing their own vows, and treating guests to a wedding that was both intimate and personal.  Jennifer looked absolutely stunning in her strapless Oscar De La Renta gown…a splurge worth every penny! I love the gorgeous beaded detailing and the fun ruffled skirt. Congratulations to this sweet couple as they set sail for a lifetime of adventure!

Jennifer + Daniel | June 2, 2012 | Nantucket, Massachusetts

The ceremony

Looking for a place that welcomed our multi faith backgrounds, we chose our ceremony to be held in one of Nantucket’s most beauitiful historic buidlings, The Second Congregational Meeting House.  The structure’s famous clocktower can be seen from almost every point of the island, and is the landmark that has welcomed us to the island for the past 29 years. At the front of the meeting house is a beauitful round skylight that shed a spectacular light on my husband and I as we shared our own vows.  Married by two of our uncles, the ceremony was intimate, personal, full of love and embraced both of our religions, Judiasm and Catholicism.

The reception

Our reception was hosted at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, with beautiful Harbor views and a uniquely Nantucket interior made for a perfect place to hold our party.  Despite stormy weather that struck Nantucket the day we were married, the venue remained spectacular.  We decorated the reception with a “sand” color palette consisting of whites, golds, and champagnes.  Tables tops were decorated with amazing white floral structures of varying heights filled with hydrangeas, roses, and peonies, along side glowing candles.  My vision was a romantic atmosphere contrasted against the beautiful dark wood of the hall.  I wanted a beachy clean elegant look and feel. The night was even more perfect than I could have envisioned and the evening ended walking hand in hand out into life with my best friend.

Jennifer’s dress search

I started my dress search knowing I wanted something elegant and romantic. I had envisioned a strapless gown, most likely in ivory with some sort of tighter fitting shape so as not to get lost in the dress.  I love to dance so one of the most important things for me was to make sure my wedding dress was light and easy to move in.  I found almost exactly what I was looking for, but surprisingly, chose a white gown instead of ivory. The Oscar de la Renta dress I purchased made me feel the beautiful every time I put it on.

The way Jennifer felt in her wedding dress

I felt confident, elegant, fun &  flirty.

Why Jennifer decided to sell her wedding dress

As much as I absolutely love my dress, and as hard as it is to part with it, I over spent on my budget. It was too beautiful to resist! I thought to myself, well if I treat myself to this for my wedding maybe someone else will be in the same predicament, and I can help them find their bridal glow by selling mine.  It was a lovely and lucky in love gown for me, and I hope one day somebody will have their picture perfect ending to their picture perfect day in this beautiful gown.

Jennifer’s wedding dress: Oscar De La Renta

 Hair Stylist: Rachael Berkowitz at Ruelala ; Band: ClockworkPhotography: Ron Lynch

Ceremony Venue: The Second Congregational Meeting House;

Reception Venue: The Great Harbor Yacht Club 

Event Planning – Jimmy Jaksic

Floral Design – Soriee Floral 

Cake – Petticoat Row Bakery