If you missed the first part of our Martha’s Vineyard vacation, you can find it here. They are both really heavy on the photos! This recap covers the second half of the week which included all of the fun wedding festivities. They started on Wednesday night when we went out to dinner with some of the wedding party and family! We had dinner at The Boathouse which is a member-only restaurant above the Atlantic.
Thursday during the day we took the kids to the Farm Institute to go see the animals. It was quite small and we didn’t last there long, but we were just trying to get out and do a few different activities. On Thursday afternoon, Matt and I went on a sailboat cruise with some other friends and family from the wedding party. That was so pretty and fun to experience. Thursday evening they hosted a wedding welcome party at the Harbourview Hotel. It was a gorgeous evening for an outdoor cocktail hour.
Friday and Saturday I was pretty tied up with wedding activities the entire day. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding, so we had a luncheon on Friday during the day that was simply stunning in an outdoor garden and then rehearsals that evening. The rehearsal dinner was incredible. The dinner was at Atria both indoors and outdoors. The cocktail pass-around appetizers were incredible! The food was amazing. We were all served an entire lobster!
Saturday was wedding day! I spent the day in the bridal suite as we all got ready for the big day. My cousin, the bride, allowed all the bridesmaids to pick out our own bridesmaid dresses. She just asked that they were in the blush color wheel and have at it! I chose this dress and really loved it!
The wedding and reception were at my Aunt & Uncles house on Chappaquiddick. Chappy is a very short ferry ride from Martha’s Vineyard. Everything was just stunning. They didn’t miss a beat with the entire wedding. Every detail was just perfect and the gardens were so beautiful. Everything for the wedding was outdoors. We did get some rain during the day, but thankfully it stopped by the time the wedding began.
Here’s a look at lots of photos from the wedding!
:: Where To Stay ::
Rent a House
:: Where to Eat ::
Amoung the Flowers Cafe- Breakfast
The Port Hunter – Drinks after dinner
:: What to Do ::
Rent Bikes and ride everywhere
Go to the Beach
Enjoy the Pool
Take a Sailboat Cruise
Take the Ferry to Chappy and ride bikes
My Thoughts on Martha’s Vineyard
I live in the Florida Panhandle and am very spoiled by having beautiful white beaches right in our hometown. Even though people go to the Vineyard for the beach, that is not what I would go there for. The sand and water are both pretty dark. Martha’s Vineyard has incredible charm, the most gorgeous architecture and thousands and thousands of beautiful blooms during the summer months. It’s on the water and you can definitely go to the beach, but being on a boat or taking a sunset cruise on a sailboat is where I want to be. The weather is so nice, but the people aren’t particularly friendly. I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to go visit and explore this little island, but I wouldn’t really recommend bringing young kids. At least for an entire week. I think they would be fine for a long weekend. They didn’t have as much to do there for them as I would have thought. I think it’s great for teenagers or for couples to go and enjoy. We were lucky to have a great house for the kids to enjoy, but otherwise there wasn’t much outside of the beach and exploring the town for them to do. I would have loved to seen Nantucket while we were up there, but that wasn’t in the cards since we had lots of wedding festivities. I also have to remind myself that I live in Florid, right by the beaches and the folks that vacation in MV are mostly from the Northeast. These islands are the closest they have to beaches for a weekend getaway!
:: What I wore in MV ::