An Elegant Clambake on
Thompson Island

Real Weddings
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Photo: Michelle Turner

When Amy and David were scouting wedding locations, they found themselves standing beneath majestic trees on Thompson Island and knew they'd found the perfect spot. "We love nature and the city, corporate and crunchy, exotic and unpretentious," says David. "Thompson Island perfectly blends all of these things."

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Amy wore a Monique Lhuillier gown from Vows Bridal Outlet and David sported a Prada suit with a pocket square made from a swatch of Amy's gown. Amy carried a bouquet of berzelia, lady's mantle, ranunculuses, and fiddleheads.

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The ceremony décor incorporated design elements and florals in white and green shades; Winston Flowers all arrangements. Emilie Chang of Pink Orchid Weddings served as the "day of" coordinator. The ceremony included a recessional to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," sung by Amy's cousins.

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The couple wanted the reception to feel "inspired by the natural surroundings," says Amy. Inside a tent, custom lantern chandeliers by Ryan Designs hung above picnic tables covered in white linens. Vessels of steamed lobsters, votive candles, and glass vases lined with leaves decorated the tables. Vases were also filled with flowers, scabiosa pods, and succulents to complete the look. Two buffet tables offered clam chowder, barbecued ribs, corn on the cob, and vegetable lasagna. Catering was by Thompson Island Conference Center.

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Photos: Michelle Turner

Amy and David performed their first dance to Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World." The band Men in Black provided the entertainment in the "dance tent." Guests who preferred not to dance took to the fire pit to play games on handmade blankets. "My friend Jeanne and I made three fleece blankets with floral and bird motifs," says Amy. "I loved seeing our family and friends enjoying the games and making s'mores around the fire."

Photographer: Michelle Turner || Ceremony and Reception Site: Thompson Island || Bride's Gown: Monique Lhuillier from Vows Bridal Outlet || Groom's Suit: Prada || Floral Design: Winston Flowers || Day Of Coordinator: Emilie Chang of Pink Orchid Weddings || Custom Chandeliers: Ryan Designs || Reception Music: Men in Black Band

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