When Erin and Joey asked me to come to Martha’s Vineyard to be their wedding photographer, I’m pretty sure I only had one thought – how soon can we go?
Erin’s aunt and uncle live on the island, so even though it was a destination wedding for most (Erin and Joey live in the Chicago area), the whole long weekend was filled with feelings of home and family. I’ve known Joey’s brother, Paul, and sister-in-law, Jess, for years, and I had a blast staying in a big family home and catching up with the whole extended family (Paul and Jess were married in the Domincan Republic, so this side of the family is used to traveling for weddings by now).
Martha’s Vineyard takes a little work to get to from Michigan – car, plane, bus and ferry – but it has so much charm and warmth once you’re there. I had a few opportunities to bike into Edgartown by myself while I was scouting out locations, and you can bet that I also scouted out the ice cream, coffee and breakfast shops while I was there. Oh, and lobster burgers. And lobster rolls…mmmm I couldn’t get enough. Maybe I’ll take Jeff back there someday for a little sailing adventure.
Jess took this photo of me on her iPhone—it’s a great summary of how we spent our free time.
When we needed to cut the boutonnieres and didn’t have scissors, Paul got a bit creative.
Check back next Tuesday for a brand new blog post.