Lindsay + Andrews coastal grandmother, John’s Island Club {featured on Over The Moon}


March 6, 2024

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Excerpt from Over The Moon:

Lindsay Hanau and Andrew Head met during a dance-off at a Washington & Lee fraternity party. Emboldened by this first encounter, she asked him to her sorority formal—despite having never spoken before. He obliged, and their conversation was even better than their dancing. They dated for the next seven years before Andrew surprised her with a proposal and family dinner at Balthazar’s in Manhattan.

As the couple began planning their wedding, they immediately thought of John’s Island Club near Vero Beach, Florida where Lindsay’s parents settled down as empty nesters. “I’ve been following Over The Moon for years, saving the content of weddings I’ve loved along the way and have always been drawn to the blue and white, ‘coastal grandmother’ aesthetic,” she notes. “As soon as we got engaged, I started—and cleaned up—the wedding Pinterest board I had since high school, and it was clear that a hydrangea-heavy, blue, white, and green beach wedding was the direction we were going to go.” They enlisted Heather Lowenthal of Posh Parties to plan the event, Jessica Bordner to photograph, and Renny & Reed to bring all of her floral dreams to fruition. Outfit mood boards helped guests navigate the “colorful cocktail” and “beach black tie” dress codes for the welcome party and reception. “I believe that OTM’s very own Amanda Jones Vaughan even said that it was the best-dressed wedding she had ever been to, which we all know means the world coming from her,” Lindsay confesses. “That’s a ‘dear diary’ moment for me for sure . . . ”

Lindsay immersed herself in every facet of planning. She designed the website, the map and itinerary, the reception menu, and created a custom wedding scent that turned into candles for every guest. The couple used the appropriately named hashtag of #TheNewlyHeads for the weekend, which started off with pickle ball and a beach day. The bride-to-be wore Over The Moon’s exclusive Sister Swim white floral bridal set to celebrate on the sand.

Lindsay visited A Little Something White in Darien, Connecticut and put on an Amsale dress that she immediately knew was the one for her. She further customized it with straps—that she would end up cutting off after the ceremony with scissors! She finished the bridal look off with an heirloom bracelet that the women on her mother’s side have worn on their wedding days for generations.

To keep cool later in the night with all of the dancing, Lindsay changed into a crop top, Cynthia Rowley tulle skirt, and Loeffler Randall heels. “I felt great in this outfit, especially because I could actually move around, which led to Andrew and I dancing and singing with the band on the stage,” she recalls. For the silent disco after-party, she donned an Untamed Petals dress with platform sparkly heels. Her hair and makeup artist knew how to keep Lindsay’s bridal look true to herself while still being special. Her sister, also her maid of honor, stood beside her in the Louise New York Marie Dress from Over The Moon.

Andrew sported a tuxedo with a white dinner jacket that had a Carolina Blue sleeve button accent, honoring his late father who played football at North Carolina.

On October 23, 2023, guests gathered on the John’s Island Club golf course before golden hour. Andrew and Lindsay were not even remotely nervous. They had a small ceremony in Charlotte earlier, where Lindsay wore pieces from Over The Moon and Hill House Home. Lindsay’s uncle, Brewster Smith, officiated the ceremony, including a reading from her parents’ wedding decades earlier. Afterward, guests followed a bagpiper and headed to the beach club for cocktails and refreshments.

A delectable dinner followed, along with wedding carrot cake and the club’s signature drink called the mini hummer—a confection of Kahlua, Cognac, Bacardi light rum, and Haagen-Daz vanilla ice cream. The Sultans brought up the energy on the dance floor with music Andrew spent hours curating. Lindsay kicked off the evening’s toasts, followed by her sister, Hollin, Andrew’s best man, Moody, and Lindsay’s father.

The bride and groom shared their first dance to “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone. They never choreographed in advance and instead chose to just “wing it.” This was a surprising nod to how they first met at that fraternity party . . .

A rousing success to celebrate Andrew and Lindsay’s love, the night may or may not have ended with some group swimming. The bride smiles, “I got to fulfill my little girl fantasy of jumping in a pool in my wedding outfit, and it exceeded all expectations.”

Posh Parties
Renny & Reed
The Sultans
Kevin Borge Films
Johns Island Club
Gina Simone Beauty
Amsale Wedding Dress
Jerry Bennett Entertainment

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