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Nautical Martha’s Vineyard Wedding at Edgartown Yacht Club

New England is the place I call home, and weddings like this one remind me of why. Captured beautifully by Betsi Ewing Studio, every gorgeous image showcases not only the beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, but also the couples’ obvious love for each other and their oh-so gorgeous day. The result? A gallery worth spending your day pursuing. Do so here.



From Betsi Ewing StudioJulia and Jesse officially met their sophomore year of college, at Savannah College of Art & Design. Things seemed just right from the start, and have just kept getting better. After 8 amazing years together – Jesse popped the question one very special evening (Julia’s 27th Birthday!) on Martha’s Vineyard. They continued the tradition by celebrating their commitment to one another on the Vineyard, this past September with friends and family for their wedding and look forward to continuing the tradition for years to come.

Jesse had been thinking of asking Julia to marry him since they met. And then he finally saved up enough money…On August 7, the night before Julia’s birthday, Jesse asked Julia’s parents for their blessing and permission to marry their daughter. Of course, they said “Yes!” This gave Jesse an entire day to hide the secret from Julia and attempt to act as normal as possible. Jesse, rather nervously, asked Julia if she would like to take a post-birthday dinner walk on the beach with their dogs, Chloe and Lucky. As the sun started to set, Jesse knelt down on one knee and asked for Julia’s hand in marriage. Julia, rather surprised but entirely over-joyed, answered “Yes!” They walked back from the beach to Julia’s thrilled parents, Jesse’s future in-laws, and continued the celebration with champagne and birthday cake. It is safe to say, this has been Julia’s most memorable birthday yet!

They started their wedding planning right away since they had such busy schedules but the vineyard was not the easiest place to get to. They decided to get married on September 28th, the day after Jesse’s 28th birthday. Ever since Julia was a little girl, she had dreamed of getting married on the Island and to keep the tradition going, Julia followed in her parents foot steps not only by getting married on the island but also by honoring the number 28 – as her parents wed on May 28, 1978.

There is not shortage of beautiful places to get married on the vineyard – but they found the Edgartown Lighthouse to be the best fit and it was just a quick boat ride to the yacht club – where they would have their reception From there on, Julia’s mother Patti, Kathy Miller – her mother in law, and Julia’s maid of honor, Cameron Archer helped Julia and Jesse plan the rest of the details of their Vineyard dream wedding.

A month after the wedding they moved from Manhattan NY, to Brooklyn. They now happily live in Brooklyn Heights in an exposed brick, skylit brownstone with their dog Chloe.

Florist: Marlene Distefano | Wedding Dress: Jeffery Hart, Jessie Dib, Julia Ravenscroft | Invitations: Terrapin Stationers | Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG | Band: Sultans Of Swing | Mens Attire: Marc Jacobs | Ties: Ties.com | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Stephanie Freda | Bride's Veil: Her Mothers | Cake : Val Cakes | Ceremony Coordinator: Julie Hatt | Ceremony Site: Edgartown Lighthouse Beach | Rentals: Tilton Tents | Wedding Photography + Videography: Betsi Ewing Studio | Yacht Club Reception: Edgartown Yacht Club

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Martha’s Vineyard Wedding at The Duck Inn

This wedding looks like soooo much fun.  Like one of those weddings where friends and family members are having an absolute blast, and love is seriously bursting from every image.  It’s the kind of day you totally dream about having AND want each of your friends to have, too… it’s just that awesome.  See just what I mean in the full gallery captured by Veronica Lola Photography… and prepare to fall in love.


From Veronica Lola Photography… This stunning Martha’s Vineyard wedding is what I dream of. I was so excited because we had similar visions and tastes and I knew we were a perfect fit. This radiant couple had Shawn and I head over heels in love with them towards the end of the night. From their hilarious escort cards (a silly Polaroid of each guest) to their bottle of Jameson and carafe of pickle juice on each table to their beautiful wildflowers in tins, I was in my heaven. We loved how there were so many personal touches that meant so much to them as a couple. It makes me really adore and appreciate what I’m shooting, and I also really get to know my bride & groom.

Even with the rain, Jessica and her vintage lace dress were jaw-dropping. Their guests danced under the stars and enjoyed a traditional New England lobster bake. Perfection.

From the Bride… Glenn proposed on the day we baptized Hays. We had a small group of family and friends in to share the day. At the party afterwards he shocked me by getting down on one knee. I wasn’t expecting it. Furthermore when he opened the box I saw that the ring was from a designer in London I had fallen in love with years ago. As a single girl on a vacation in London, I went to the Malcolm Betts flagship store and tried on rings with the designer. I picked out my favorite and saved the id number on a business card. Six years later I am staring at the ring on my hand. I later found out that Glenn found the card, contacted Malcolm, the ring had sold, and they recreated it from scratch. It was so thoughtful and special.

Photography: Veronica Lola Photography | Event Planning: Birdie Boots & Bones | Wedding Dress: shareen vintage | Bakery: Momofuku Milk Bar | Ceremony Venue: Aquinnah Lighthouse | Reception Venue: The Duck Inn | Catering: Bill Smith's Clambake | Band: Johnny Hoy And The Bluefish | Equipment Rentals: Big Sky Tent & Party Rentals | Head Piece: Doloris Petunia | Makeup: Katie D Make Up

Martha’s Vineyard Wedding from Jenny Moloney

I can’t even begin to describe how much I love this Martha’s Vineyard wedding. Nothing I would say would do it justice. From the Bride’s vintage gown and veil (that just so happened to be her mother’s) to all the heartfelt details – there aren’t words worthy of such a fête. Luckily Jenny Moloney‘s images speak for themselves. And you can see them all right here.


From the Bride…Martha’s Vineyard is a place I grew up going every summer as a kid. I had great memories there with my family. When Jayson and I started dating we brought back the tradition and we went down in the summer with my family and created new memories there. He loves the island as much as I do. We only thought it fitting, that we get married there. It was very important for us to have a great party for everyone we love, in a place we love. We found the Sailing Camp Park on a whim, last minute when we thought Martha’s Vineyard was not in our budget. When we met John the keeper of the grounds and saw the camp, we knew it was right. It had a great view, with a casual feel, perfect.

Jayson coming from a restaurant/banquet background, knew we could create a great party on our own, so we went for it. We wanted a meaningful party, where inspiration came from friends and family and our own experiences. We used Buckley Catering from the island, who put on an amazing NE Clambake. Guest feasted on mugs of clam chowder, steamed lobster, cornbread, clams and muscles. The MOH, sister of the bride made the cake! We got so carried away at the rehearsal we forgot to cut it! My 89 year old grandmother folded over 900 paper cranes for the hanging decorations, I wore my mothers vintage Pricilla wedding dress and veil. Classical guitar played from the islands own Erick Johnson, and Jenny Moloney from Jenny Moloney Photography captured every moment and emotion of the day. The weather was amazing, guests came from all over the country and overseas, a perfect day.

Photography: Jenny Moloney | Dress: Priscilla of Boston | Reception Venue: Martha's Vineyard Sailing Camp | Catering: Buckley's Catering | Hair: Maggie's Salon | DJ: Erick Johnson

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