"Since Dan is from Southern California and I’m from Colorado, many of our friends and family were visiting the Vineyard for the first time. We wanted them to experience the full range of the island’s bounty."
As a big believer in "less is more" when it comes to her personal style, the bride went to Mark Ingram to find a minimal, tailored gown. The team led her to a Carolina Herrera dress from Wes Gordon's first collection for the label.
“Wedding or not, entering a small, ornate church from the 12th century run by monks is intimidating enough!” the bride says. “Add the religious ceremony, all the guests, and the potent sound of the choir and you will be able to imagine how nervous we were before walking into the church.”
The couple wanted their wedding to reflect them both, so they decided to chose a destination they loved but one that had no particular significance to either of them. “Our relationship has always been about creating new traditions, and our wedding was no exception,” Ashley says.
Even though Catherine and Nick are both from the south, their whole lives are in New York, so they decided that the Big Apple was the ideal place to celebrate their love. “I grew up on a farm, and my mom was a florist, so I wanted a garden feel, but we also wanted a venue that reminded everyone they were in New York,” the bride explains.
Catie always knew she wanted to get married in Sun Valley, Idaho, where her family has been vacationing since the 1950s. “It’s where I took my first steps,” she says. Her dream was to say “I do” at Trail Creek Cabin, a place Ernest Hemingway used to frequent.