Real New England Weddings: Shawkemo, Nantucket

Audra Bodenstab & Tripp Boyle
June 21, 2008
Shawkemo, Nantucket

Photographs by Claudia Kronenberg

For Audra Bodenstab and Tripp Boyle, Nantucket is really where it all began. After Tripp’s sister introduced the two in college, Audra invited him to spend a weekend on Nantucket, where her family was summering. He ended up staying the week.
So it makes perfect sense why, years later, Tripp popped the question on an annual trip to Great Point Lighthouse. And when it came to reception spots, "it was always Nantucket, and on the water," says Audra, who owns the South End women’s clothing boutique Looc. They chose the oceanfront property of fine-art photographer Robert Gambee from a list of homes that were available for celebrations. "From the house, you can see the church where we had the ceremony, and you can see Great Point, where we got engaged," Audra says. "It was all about finding our perfect place." 

The File

Planner: Nicole Whelden, Unique Nantucket, 508-228-9292,
Ceremony: First Congregational Church, Nantucket, 508-228-0950,
Gown: Vera Wang, 617-424-1060,
Menswear: Pants, Murray’s Toggery Shop, 508-228-0437,     
Bridesmaids: Thread, Priscilla of Boston, 617-267-9070,
Music: Jerry Bennett and the Sultans of Swing, 508-627-3746,
Catering: Nantucket Catering Company, 508-228-6281,
Flowers: Dawn Kelly, Soirée Floral, 508-257-6222,

 Audra Bodenstab and Tripp Boyle.



  • Ashleigh

    Audra, I'm getting married in Nantucket and I came across your video on soiree floral's site – I love your ballet flats – where did you find them? Thanks and Congratulations!