Nantucket nuptials


April 25, 2023

Destination Wedding: Belle & Chase Cowart

Nantucket, Mass. | 10.07.2022

Photographs courtesy Emily Elisabeth Photography, Nantucket, Mass.

For Belle Cowart, where she was going to get married was decided long before the who. A Charlotte real-estate agent from Mooresville, she spent her childhood summers at her family’s cottage in Nantucket, Mass. “I had seen so many brides walking down the cobblestone road outside our cottage, taking photos,” she says. “And my mom and I would always peek out and watch as they went by. I always wanted that to be me someday!” That someday happened on a sunny, 7Z0-degree day in October, following days of bad weather. The couple took first-look photos in front of the Sankaty Head Lighthouse, the spot where Chase proposed. “It was such a beautiful and intimate moment for us,” Belle says. They wed at the Siasconset Union Chapel, where Belle’s grandparents’ memorial sits in the garden. Following the ceremony, guests strolled next door for the happy hour and reception, enjoying Cape Cod cocktails and his/hers specialty drinks, surf (halibut) and turf (tenderloin), a high-energy band, and a memorable father-daughter dance to two songs: Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” and the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up.” “When ‘Start Me Up’ came on, we broke out into a choreographed dance that my dad came up with,” Belle says. “We had everyone join us on the dance floor right after. Everyone loved it, and it set the tone for the rest of the night!”

The details:

Photographer | Emily Elisabeth Photography, Nantucket, Mass.

Venue | Siasconset Union Chapel (ceremony); Siasconset Casino Association,
Nantucket, Mass. (reception)

Planner | Maggie Stewart Events and ACK Gift Bags, Nantucket, Mass.

Floral Design | Sheila Daume, Nantucket, Mass. 

Dress |Ladies of Lineage Charlotte

Wedding Accessories | Olive & Piper

Rings | Perry’s Diamonds & Estate Jewelry

Bridesmaids Dresses | Dessy

Hair & Makeup | RJ Miller Salon & Spa, Nantucket, Mass.

Groom Attire | Custom tux, Sankaty Head Lighthouse cuff links

Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux

Caterer | Island Kitchen, Nantucket, Mass.

Cake | 45 Surfside Bakery and Café,
Nantucket, Mass.

Band | Perry Rossi Band

Stationery | Olive Paper

Belle and Chase Cowart's Nantucket wedding

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