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The Bride Wore Carolina Herrera to Her Wedding on the 21st Night of September in Rhode Island

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Leila Brewster

|Planning by 

Daughter of Design

After Dan Sills proposed to Emma Boehm on The High Line, the bride-to-be wanted a simple wedding dress but had a hard time finding something that was “uncomplicated and still special.” She went to six or seven places before finding her stunning gown at Carolina Herrera. And her two bridesmaids complemented her well in designs from Sézane and La Ligne

The couple decided to host their late summer wedding in Rhode Island. They both grew up summering there with their families and loved the idea of sharing the special place with loved ones. To help plan everything for their #EmmaSillsTheDeal nuptials, they they hired Annie Lee of Daughter of Design.

Before the ceremony on September 21st, 2019, Emma got ready with one of her best friends, who happens to be a hairstylist in Manhattan, Robert Harrington, while Dan put on his navy Isaia suit. “He looked so sharp,” the bride says. 

The weather for the ceremony was perfectly clear and sunny, and Emma’s dear friend and former roommate, Sam, officiated the service. “He nailed, to a tee, our story and included so many personal tid-bits,” she says. “We were truly blown away.”

While reciting their vows, the two stood under a beautiful chuppah that the bride’s father made and Flowers by Semia decorated. “It was truly my favorite memory of the weekend,” Dan remembers. “I was constantly in a state of trying to be present and feel the emotion of the moment while not getting too emotional—a very challenging task!”

After saying, “I do,” the cocktail hour and reception began under a sprawling, billowing tent. The band, Sound House, made sure that it was a non-stop dance party from the minute everyone entered. “We got married on September 21st, so we had to dance to ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire!” Emma exclaims. It started slow with just the newlyweds, and then the band picked up the tempo, so everyone could join.

The after-party kicked off inside the Weekapaug Inn with late-night bites and a DJ. “Since everybody staying at the Inn was part of our wedding, it just felt like a big house party,” Emma says. 

Right after the wedding, the new Mr. and Mrs. headed to Nantucket for a few days of relaxing. And in January, they went to Australia and New Zealand for a longer getaway. “It was such an incredible few weeks,” Emma recalls. “We feel so lucky that we got the trip in before the chaos of the pandemic hit!”