Union Chapel and East Chop Beach Club Wedding
If you are summer visitors to the Vineyard, you know of the sun, the beaches, the night life in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, the sweet sunsets at Menemsha and Gay Head; they are all fabulous. But if you only visit during the summer you are missing out on the best season of the year (in my humble opinion only). That Joe and Aly decided to get married in late September in Oak Bluffs and loved the Vineyard in all seasons — no fair weather friends here! — and asked me to document the day made me incredibly happy. And also a little more nervous than usual. Joe has a very good photographic eye, and told me to photograph the day as I saw it. Carte Blanche. More than the usual pressure 🙂
The day started at the Wesley Hotel in Oak Bluffs. The hotel has been there forever. I believe my great grandparents stayed there before they bought their fishing cabin in Chilmark. It is fabulous in its longevity and charm. And makes the perfect backdrop for the modern bride.
And what a BEAUTIFUL bride Aly is. I don’t think she needed anything to make her more beautiful, but when she walked into the Union Chapel at the base of Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs I let out a gasp. An Angel Bride.
I didn’t say it then but MAZEL TOV!!!
Families are what it’s all about. Those present in spirit and physically. Bringing wine from home. When you are at the Black Dog in Oak Bluffs, make sure you tell Eileen how beautiful the day was, and enjoy her warm hospitality. In everything she does.
The activities at the East Chop Beach Club were lively all night. The food hot all the way down 🙂 The music hot all night long.
And the cake almost too perfect for …..
the best cake smash I’ve ever seen
This just made me laugh. Who was anticipating more, Aly or the girls?
A special call out to their bridal party who braved wind, ocean and cold air to walk the dock for Aly and Joe. It wasn’t easy, but when Joe had posted an image of the dock the night before I KNEW he wanted to be there.
Sweet Details. Fragrance. Creativity with the knife. And Keys to the kingdom that is East Chop.
My fervent hope is that you live happily ever after.
And that we get a clear day for a walk in Menemsha 🙂
Aly and Joe.
I’m honored to call you Martha’s Vineyard friends, and when I come to NYC I can call you that too.
Thank you. Thank you.
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