Martha’s Vineyard is one of our favorite spots out of town for weddings. We can’t wait to be up there again at the end of the summer! But for today’s wedding Wednesday, we’re sharing this July wedding from 2010. Blue and white ikat was the design inspiration along with wooden and natural elements playing off of the family barn where the reception was held. Photos by Adrienne Page.
We love incorporating local flavor in the wedding guest welcome bags. The oh so perfect Martha’s Vineyard bags from Maptote; also included were custom printed playing cards with the wedding emblem, locally sourced and bottled waters, vintage island post cards, Cape Cod chips, and homemade sea salt caramel bars.
A gift from the groom- a vintage Hermes enamel bracelet perfectly finished the bride’s ensemble.
Martha’s Vineyard has so many glorious roadside flower stands, for all of the bridal party flowers, we ordered nothing ahead of time and shopped these stands for all of the personal flowers that day. For the brides’ something blue, all of the mother’s and grandmother’s monograms were embroidered on her bouquet ribbon.
The ceremony took place up on a bluff overlooking the farm, so guests were able to take in the property on their stroll to the ceremony.
The bridesmaids wore Lela Rose bridesmaids dresses (Lela, also in attendance is friends with the groom and his family in Dallas). All white bouquets from roadside farmstands were a contrast to the bride’s colorful bouquet.
Massive clusters of baby’s breath created a natural and whimsical feel for the simply elegant ceremony.
The father of the bride had an affinity for vintage barns, and had this one moved down piece by piece from Canada. It was the perfect spot for the wedding dinner.
Cocktail hour took place below in the stable area below the barn with seating throughout. Individual wooden signs let guests know where they were seating for dinner.
Menus were printing on large wooden signs, much like the one we made for the stone wall entrance.
Little wooden stirrers tied to the napkins with blue baker’s twine were sweet place cards.
After dinner, guests partied in the “boogie tent” and lounge for the rest of the evening. A stylish blue lounge provided a serene place for guests to enjoy cake, a cheese cart, cocktails and a reprieve from dancing.
After a birdseed toss (friendly for the environment of the farm), the bride and groom departed by a vintage Woody and spent the night in town before heading off for their honeymoon.