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Maid of honor LAURA LOVE wearing a dress by Tome.
The rehearsal dinner at the yacht club.
Nathalie, in a custom Edun jumpsuit, with best friend GIA COPPOLA.
Nathalie’s Rodarte dress and wedding rings by LFrank.
The flower girls and Nathalie’s junior bridesmaid walk on the grassy path to the church.
Nathalie’s ring incorporates stones from Daniel’s late mother’s wedding ring and a band that Nathalie’s mother received from her father on the day she was born.
A view of the quiet harbor outside of the rehearsal dinner.
The intimate dinner setting at the home of Nathalie’s father.
The wedding hashtag (with the couple’s nickname for one another, “buns”), emblazoned on Theory shirts.
Local softshell lobsters.
Cutting the purple-rose-topped cake by baker LInda Mahan.
With the Gothic-style church in the backdrop, Nathalie Love, wearing Rodarte, and her groom, Daniel Pappas, lead the recessional through a grassy path to a family friend’s cottage for a cocktail reception.
The church ceremony, with blooms by L.A.-based florist Joseph Free.
Nathalie and her father, en route to the cocktail reception.

Isle Style

by slh

Nathalie Love and Daniel Pappas infuse a quintessential East Coast setting with the spirit
of California

Actor Nathalie Love spends every summer on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. It’s the kind of place with one church, one ice cream shop and just a handful of locals—her dad being one of them. It’s also the place where she got engaged to her longtime beau, director/producer Daniel Pappas, which made the idea of a wedding here seem only natural.

Planning from their Echo Park home provided its own unique set of challenges. While Dan was charged with coordinating the music and Nathalie found cottages to accommodate all 147 guests, Nathalie’s mother, Lisa Love (the West Coast editor of Vogue), expertly curated the entire look of the wedding, calling on friends Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte to design Nathalie’s ethereal dress, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler to create a sequined reception look, and Scott Sternberg (founder of the defunct brand Band Of Outsiders) to work on Dan’s suit. L.A.-based planner David Rodgers and florist Joseph Free were also enlisted to make the trek east. “The dress, the people…and the tequila,” says Nathalie, “all represented my love for California.”

On a misty afternoon, Nathalie and Dan were married at the Gothic-style church, which was filled with river birch trees and delphiniums. Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour was held at a family friend’s cottage before the couple led everyone to Nathalie’s father’s home (a converted ballroom that once belonged to an inn on the island) for dinner and dancing. Soft gold flatware, tapered candles, purple clematis flowers and prints of Audubon birds topped long, custom linen-covered tables inside the intimate halls. “The room was filled the way it was always meant to be. It was made for this,” says Nathalie.

As for whether the bride will be changing her name, she simply explains: “Love wins.” 


SHOES Francesco Russo HAIR Jamal Hammadi (bride), Phoebe Goulding (bridal party) MAKEUP Miguel Ramos ENTERTAINMENT DJ Ross One CATERING Hank Tomashevski VIDEOGRAPHY Deering Regan


Photography by PAMELA HANSON AND LEE MORGAN.
Written by KELSEY McKINNON.

 

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of C Weddings.