We traveled to Martha’s Vineyard in August for a dear friend’s wedding and it was incredible to show Leo around one of our favorite places. Jake and I made many memorable trips to MV when we lived in Boston. I have vivid, wonderful memories of this place. Memories of the wind in my face riding on the ferry – with Bear in tow; of slight terror and amazement at the descent into the airport on the island in a small 10 seater plane; of the smell of the sea walking along the rocky aquinnah cliffs; of many special moments with friends we consider family. And of course, I can still taste and constantly crave the oysters – Wellfleet, Island Creek to name a few. Brilliantly briny, salty, delicious atlantic cape oysters. The best oysters, in my opinion, in the country. This trip in August, in fact, wasn’t the first wedding we have been to on the island! This magical place conjures up so many images of love and friendship in my mind. We had a glorious time getting to spend a few days with our best friends and watching two incredible souls unite. Keep the air salty, keep the waves rolling, keep the oysters fresh; Martha’s Vineyard, you will see us again.
Well, the wedding season continues for me. It’s been, and continues to be, a busy, but spectacular summer and fall! Wedding number 2 of 5 was two weeks ago in Chillmark, Martha’s Vineyard. It was, let’s just say, a beautiful, home grown, organic, romantic, family and friend-centered affair. The couple put all of their friends to work (which everyone happily obliged) to help create an intimate occasion that almost everyone could say they contributed to. Jake and I created the labels for the wine the couple had made for the wedding. It was a little stressful knowing that we were creating something that would be so front and center for Steph and Noah’s big day. But this is a couple who is so laid back and warm, I know they would have been happy with whatever product we made. I do love what we created for them, and I think they were happy as well.
The whole weekend was a super fun session with close friends we hadn’t seen in months – since leaving Boston. We all rented a house – which was the strangest mix of kitschy-chic I’ve ever seen (and of course I took no photos somehow to document this – oops).
The night before the wedding was a pig roast. Pretty damn cool.
Obviously, there was fun in the pool – the location of the after-wedding party as well.
The ocean, the hills, the perfect blue skies. It was a beautiful weekend.
And of course, the wedding. Tufik pensively going over his “marrying duties” in our glorious backyard. He went on to do an amazing job as master of ceremonies. 🙂
The reception cocktails were so yummy. I must make them.
The BMC reunion made this an especially memorable weekend. Congrats Steph and Noah.