A California couple pour a whole lot of love -- for handmade details, travel, and each other -- into a heartfelt destination affair at an oceanside family home on Martha's Vineyard.
The couple married at the home of the bride's mother and stepfather, actors Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. The groom, who grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, felt a special connection to the area as well.
Here, the couple take a moment to celebrate their new status. Her dress is by Carolina Herrera; he is wearing a Sam Elsom tuxedo.
The bride's stepfather, Ted Danson, officiated the ceremony.
"I loved reading the letters we wrote to each other as vows. Mine was about how we met, our relationship, and how we got there," Lilly says. "But Charlie's was totally not what I imagined. It was all about our future."
Lilly used ticking from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores on the tables, plus linen napkins stenciled with words and locales significant to the couple; the candle favors were custom "Atlantic" and "Pacific" scents.
Dahlias and anemones were clustered in simple glass vases. "I loved getting my girlfriends involved in all the details," says Lilly. "To make these napkins, I had a stenciling party. I've always been very visual and hands-on, so this wedding was a dream come true!"
"I wanted to be really involved from Day One," says Lilly. "Luckily, I have an amazing group of girlfriends whose idea of a perfect evening is to open up a bottle of wine and create something." One such wine-and-craft night involved labeling custom candle favors from Nell's Compass, owned by Lilly and her mother.
Event Planning and Stationery: Emily Kelly of Unscene Inc.
Catering: Jaime Hamlin & Sons Catering (food), Our Market (bar)
Flowers: Marlene DiStefano of Island Ambiance
Music: The Mike Benjamin Band
Rentals: Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals
Linens: Party Rental Ltd., BBJ Linen Rentals
Restrooms: Dottie's Potties, 508-693-1135
Wedding Photography: Tec Petaja, Jessica Antola
Gown: Carolina Herrera
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Woodford & Co.
Menswear: Sam Elsom; Prada
Hair: Jennifer Keeler from Krimson Hair Studio
Makeup: Troy Surratt
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