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Martha’s Vineyard Weddings-The Marriage of Patty and Jeff

Patty and Jeff were married on Martha’s Vineyard at St. Elizabeth’s and had their reception at the Winnetu, both in Edgartown (Katama) this past Saturday.

Run your toes through the sand

It was the PERFECT fall day-warm and sunny-which also describes their families and friends who traveled from New York, California, and Korea! Patty and Jeff decided to do it their way-with closest friends and family and they made a fabulous weekend of it at my favorite place in the world.

The day began early at the Winnetu in Katama, and despite fuses blowing, the talented crew of Wavelengths enhanced Patty, both Moms and Catherine’s own natural beauty.Wedding MakeupThe guys were ready EARLY so Pete went down to play in the gigantic chess set with them.

Giant Chess Board-Winnetu

Patty, you are a  BEAUTIFUL bride, and the dress details were simple and stunning.

Wedding Dress Details

Beautiful Bride!

A beautiful old Rolls Royce brought Patty and her Dad to church, and one of the longest stretch limos I’ve ever seen brought other family members into town. TBH I would have had a stroke driving such a vehicle around the narrow streets of Edgartown–but the guys at Vineyard Limousine made it around town like they were on scooters.

Rolls Royce!

Wedding Programs

The rings…. don’t worry I got ’em:)

Best Man-Has it all!

I think the chair legs need to be shortened a little.


Stained Glass Windows


Bubbles and guests

Wedding elegance all day long.



Once we got back to the Winnetu we had some fun with their old woodies–what a treat!


Driving Miss Daisey:)0926113353

A group photo of all their guests before the formals.0926110547

I love love love the quiet walk around time with my couples. They can relax, laugh about past nervousness, and smile with unabashed love for each other. I like to stand back and just let them be alone. Good times.



I love wedding details!


The filets were butterknife tender–and cooked perfectly-not too rare, and not too well done. Nothing remained on my plate.

This cake was unbelievable, created by Cakes by Liz.  I usually refrain because of my diet, but it didn’t count because it was wedding day, and I’m not sorry I indulged. OMG the buttercream melted in my mouth, but not before the chocolate ganache and strawberry shortcake made me shiver with deliciousness:)



OK, I couldn’t resist an eclair either.



The calla lillies of Patty’s and Catherine’s bouquets and starburst lilies that made up the table flowers were fragrant and graceful. Created by Louise Sweet,  Flowers on the Vineyard



The Lure of the Vineyard. Ain’t it the truth. Especially since it was  a popular Derby Day:)09261422080926125110

Create your own ‘fairy tale’ wedding. Very clever Winnetu ad.


All the details are so important, but it’s really all about the people. I can only hope my daughters have a Maid of Honor as thoughtful and attentive as Catherine. And that I can be as graceful as Patty’s and Jeff’s Moms.



Lemon Drops


That’s one proud Dad.


Thank you. For everything. Your kindness, your families and friends, your insistence that we eat (THANK YOU!!) your playfulness, for including us as family. Pete and I had a wonderful time celebrating with you. And when you are down again, we’ll do the HomePort for dinner, and Menemsha Beach for sunset. On me. Or maybe I’ll have to visit Dix Hills.



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