“…there was a fine, boisterous something about everything connected with that famous old island” (Moby-Dick).
Near the beginning of Moby-Dick, Ishmael explained why he decided to set sail from Nantucket. Today, 100 years after those words were written, the island still has that same “something.”
Nantucket is located approximately 25 miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is rich in New England whaling lore. Settled in 1659, the island is only 14 miles long and 3.5 miles wide, allowing its visitors to see much in a short trip. The island has a charming historic feel with cobblestone streets, 19th century storefronts, pre-Civil War landmarks, lighthouses, beautiful beaches featuring rolling dunes, bike trails along the moors, breathtaking harbor views, and not a single stoplight.
Growing up in Bronxville, NY, Julia’s mom, Joyce, and Julia’s aunt, Mary Ann, spent many childhood summers on Nantucket making wonderful memories. Joyce brought Julia’s dad, Roger, to Nantucket when they were first married. Feeling a strong connection to the island and its beauty, Joyce and Roger made it an annual tradition to bring Julia and her brother, Clark, to the island each July; 2013 will mark Julia’s 31st trip, and the island holds as much magic for her now as ever.
Julia first brought Jeff to Nantucket in 2010, and he fell in love with it as the Hamiltons had.
The island features many great places to stay and a variety of fun activities – we want you to spend our wedding weekend exploring the island and enjoying it as much as we do. We recommend that you stay as close to town as possible which will give you flexibility, as most restaurants, shops, and our wedding activities are located in this area of the island.