Real New England Weddings: Shawkemo, Nantucket
Audra Bodenstab & Tripp Boyle
June 21, 2008
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."
Planner: Nicole Whelden, Unique Nantucket, 508-228-9292, uniquenantucket.com
Ceremony: First Congregational Church, Nantucket, 508-228-0950, nantucketfcc.org
Gown: Vera Wang, 617-424-1060, verawangboston.com
Menswear: Pants, Murray’s Toggery Shop, 508-228-0437, nantucketreds.com
Bridesmaids: Thread, Priscilla of Boston, 617-267-9070, threaddesign.com
Music: Jerry Bennett and the Sultans of Swing, 508-627-3746, thesultansofswing.com
Catering: Nantucket Catering Company, 508-228-6281, nantucketcateringcompany.com
Flowers: Dawn Kelly, Soirée Floral, 508-257-6222, soireefloral.com
Audra Bodenstab and Tripp Boyle.