Maritime Summertime


One of my favorite times of the year is upon us! The 4th of July holiday weekend is always so festive with family fun and fireworks. Like so many others, I love to celebrate by the ocean and with a barbecue – there’s nothing better or more quintessentially summer! It’s relaxing to disconnect, feel the sun on your skin and enjoy the slower pace.

To help kick off this holiday properly, and introduce you to our newest Ceci Bride Betsy, we spent a day on the water with Hinckley Yachts aboard their T34 on the open water. Betsy's Nantucket, Massachusetts wedding at The White Elephant Hotel is truly the perfect meeting of nautical and luxe. She carefully assembled (can you believe she planned it herself?) gorgeous elements to take seaside chic to a whole new level.  

Lastly, if you’re planning to spend your 4th (or, just your next summer evening) by the sea, then you don’t want to miss my nautical style picks for that perfect accessory or striped number.

Be safe everyone and enjoy the holiday weekend!

P.S. An extra special thanks to the talented duo Ali + Julie for capturing our maritime adventure!


Photography: Ali+Julie 

Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone 

Dress: Halston Heritage at Bloomingdale'sReiss at Bloomingdale's 

Hat: Eugenia Kim at Bloomingdale's 

Sunglasses: Preen

Bracelet: The Ropes 

Jewelry: Kristin Hayes Jewlery