Today I'm sharing the inspiration behind our Nantucket Suite! If you missed the first few posts in this series, they can be found here.
Nantucket holds a special place in my heart. We had planned to vacation on the island with friends over Labor Day Weekend in 2010, and when we found out we were expecting just a few weeks before the trip, I almost cancelled. I was so sick - all day and all night - and the thought of being anywhere except home, in my pajamas, seemed so unappealing. When sharing our news, our friends were ecstatic, and promised that lots of relaxing, ginger ale and sunshine was all I needed... and they were right! We had a blast, loved exploring the tiny village, and it was first time in two months that I was able to keep down a meal. They surprised us with a sweet little long sleeve Nantucket shirt for our baby, which I still have, and all 3 of our children wore at some point over the last 4 years.
That trip holds os many sweet memories of our time before our family grew, and the quiet anticipation of what was to come. This suite was inspired from our walking tours of the tiny town - the quaint shops and narrow streets, the bright flowers planted in the flower boxes outside the historic homes, and the watercolor sunrises we were lucky to see.
The vision for this wedding consisted of navy, blush and gold, stripes and peonies, big white tents and an understated, but classically elegant gown. I pictured a beautiful, traditional ceremony followed by an elegant dinner, sweet toasts and every guest on the dance floor.
I chose to keep the design of this suite simple, with the gold only appearing in the ampersand. The watercolor flower brings just enough color and whimsy to the suite, and the navy envelopes keep it sophisticated and preppy.