Destination Ahead: Island Elegance
Seaside charm, thy name is Nantucket. â€śItâ€™s a magical place,â€ť says Maggie Naylon of Unique Nantucket Events. â€śOnce people experience it, thereâ€™s always a strong desire to return.â€ť Check out all seven weekend wedding itineraries and pick your favorite.
LOCATION TO BOOK: With its unparalleled harbor views from the heated terrace (or a tent), the White Elephant exceeds all expectations. Bonus: Newlyweds can make their post-ceremony debut by taking a tugboat from a nearby launch to cocktail hour. â€śItâ€™s really fun for all of the guests to see them arriving on water,â€ť says Naylon.
MUST-HIRE VENDOR: The not-so-secret ingredient to a rocking reception? The Sultans of Swing, a popular cover band that has played for celebrities and local crowds alike. (You may recognize one of the bandâ€™s vocalists, Erika Van Pelt, who cracked the American Idol top 10 this year.)
GATHERING SPOT: For an intimate, al fresco rehearsal dinner, try the global menu at Fifty-Six Union or the modern dishes at American Seasons (pictured), both mainstays on the island.
GUEST EXCURSION: The NHA Whaling Museum is packed with Gray Lady history. Make sure friends and family get a chance to see the main attraction: a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton.
SEASONAL SCOOP: Guests can explore the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, specifically the lighthouse and long beaches of Great Point. All you need is a permit and a four-wheel drive vehicle with slightly deflated tires, which you can find at Affordable Rentals.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/07/island-elegance/