A look behind the scenes: A blACKbook wedding

September is wedding month in Nantucket: wherever you look on a Saturday odds are you will see a vintage car with a "Just Married" sign on the back, or a wedding procession happily strolling down Main Street, or a church door congested with very elegant people waiting to congratulate bride and groom on their way out the door for the very first time as Mr. and Mrs. And let's not forget the couples patiently waiting to get their picture taken at the most classic spot downtown. You know the one.

I love wedding days: yes,  for the most part it's a stressful day for all involved. So many details to take care off, trying to keep everyone happy and the race against the clock to get where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there. There are brides and grooms and mothers of both, and photographers, and florists, and officiants, and bridesmaids, the drivers, the cake, did I mention the mother of the bride? the hair, the dress, where are my shoes, please don't let me forget the rings, it.just.cannot.rain.today! It's glorious chaos, and through the whole day there is this vibe in the air, of anticipation and new beginnings and excitement and "I just can't wait to..." and love. There is love, lots of it. And beautiful dresses, and radiant brides and fragrant flowers and the bubbly is flowing and there are quite a few misty eyes... and every moment is a memory to be savored. So yes, it's hectic, and it's amazing. Best day ever!

Photo by Charlotte Carey Photography

This time the Nantucket blACKbook wanted to explore this special part of Nantucket life. Click HERE for the 1st installment, and HERE for the 2nd.

Primping always comes first...

 Hair by the fabulous Lindsay of R.J. Miller Salon fame... Makeup by me...

Photo by Nantucket blACKbook

Every step being captured by September Productions' camera. Isn't she beautiful?

The lovely Jax sporting the Nantucket bridal classic look: fresh and glowing...

Shooting took the best part of the afternoon and the following morning, with the pre-wedding scenes being shot at the Harborview Place. What a beautiful place! Who wouldn't love to wake up and step off your deck directly onto the beach? The team really put it all together...

Some of the final images...

And check out the video by September Productions:

Weddings are the best... even the "fake" ones.