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Return to Martha’s Vineyard

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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.DSC_1518












A long overdue wedding post.

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This is about 4 months overdue – but better late than never.

Wanted to share just a few photos from the beautiful and incredibly fun wedding of Theresa and Will that we attended in October of 2013. The entire event took place at the Antrim 1844 – which is a wonderful old country mansion in the hillsides of Maryland. As the wedding party, we got to stay in the main house and it was so beautiful; like being in a movie. The beds were 4 poster with thick, soft mattresses, the ceilings were over 10 feet, the walls were covered with floral wallpaper, and all of the furniture was antique. The grounds were filled with flowers, beautiful fountains, and the greenest grass I’ve ever seen! It was a wonderful wedding, so much fun, and we were so glad to be a part of it.


getting ready

fall wedding colors

the grounds

the grounds 2





1 month.

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Well, it’s been one month.  One month since the Best. Day. Ever.  I’ve mentioned how amazing our whole weekend was to just about anyone who asks.  How loved we felt.  How honored we were to have so many people travel to celebrate with us.  I have so many favorite moments – from Jake leaning in and kissing me after I read my vows and everyone laughing (too early! not yet! ;), to my niece wandering in zig-zag lines down the (really long) aisle, to the wonderful words my new brother in law told me, to the sweetly protective words my (old) brother in law told to Jake, to seeing my dad speak so thoughtfully, the morning at the spa with my loves – there are so many more.

Sharing our photos was something I’ve been wanting to do.  While some feel very personal, and it felt strange to share, they read like a story.  I can feel the emotion in them.  And I wanted everyone to be able to see and feel the story.  Now, it would be impossible for me to post all of the photos I love.  Because there are HUNDREDS.  I’ve spent hours looking through them – and some that I LOVE were too big of a file size to post here.  I love photography, and I love our photographers.  So without further rambling, here is a sampling, our wedding story – in brief – captured by Becka and Nate Robinson.  Please enjoy.

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The Details!!!:

Location:  South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Florida

Wedding Planners:  Jane Perry – my insanely creative mother and Jacquie Miller – my super talented sister – they rock!!!  They hand made almost every detail you see – from the lettered signs, to the light up Mr & Mrs marquee light, to the card box – along with the help of my crazy talented father Jim who did the heavy lifting and carpentry.  

Dress/Suit:  JCrew – Boston, MA and Washington, DC

Hair/Makeup:  Jamie Lyn Cintron – Ft. Myers, Florida

Officiant:  Dr. Michelle Rougeux – close family friend who became a notary to be able to marry us!

Flowers:  Babys breath, garden roses, succulents – Beth at Floral Artistry – Sannibel, Florida

Food:  Chef Seth Kondor – Captiva Island, Florida

Cupcakes:  Chocolate raspberry, coconut, carrot cake – Mason’s Bakery – Ft. Myers, Florida

DJ:  DJ Jim Gable of Stereophonic DJs – Ft. Myers, Florida

Beer:  Jai Alai IPA and Brown Ale – by Cigar City Brewing Co. – Tampa, Florida

Photographers:  By The Robinsons – Orlando, Florida

Favors:  Homebrew by Jake.  🙂

St Barthelemy.

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Honeymoon was everything it should have been.  Private, hot, sunny, delicious, relaxing, and filled with love.

If you’ve never been to St. Barths – plan your honeymoon there.  It is incredible.  Albiet, a bit pricey – thereby necessitating a big reason to go.  But when you find that reason; you. should. go.  Pristine beaches, luxurious small hotels, great food on a small, quiet, private island.  The only thing that was missing was good beer.  So we filled our bellies with lots and lots of champagne.  🙂

If you need recs, please email me.  I would completely recommend our boutique hotel (Hotel Christopher) – as well as its spa (Sisley).  I would also recommend that you not be afraid of flying in small planes, and landing on airstrips that require a steep descent – wow.  It’s labelled as one of the most dangerous runways in the world.  And I’m a TERRIBLE flyer.  Every bump or shake and I think we are going down (ask Jake – I make him explain to me why planes aren’t going to crash from a big gust of wind every time we fly together).  Every once in a while at SBH, the planes don’t make the stop at the end of the runway in time, and go right onto the beach where thin beautiful French people are sunbathing topless.  Really, google it, it’s true.  But our flight was fine.  And the trip was incredible.  And so, here are some of my favs.  Enjoy.

champagne  hotel christopherreflection

coco loco

corona  north shore  saline beach

champagne cruise  smile   view at the hotel

exploring  saline beach   soaking up rayshappy

rope  shell beach  doggiecatamaran  feetsunset  i heart st barth  DSC_0180  cafe

plant  beautiful cemetery  nikki beach

greenery  my model  caffeine with a view

the view