Today is our 20th year wedding anniversary,
and I am over the moon to spend this week
with my husband and two children in a place
very dear to my heart,
the Island of Martha's Vineyard.
photography by gabby and miles stephenson
Unlike its sister island Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard is quirky and eclectic with a variety of cultural influences. When my husband proposed to me on Menemsha beach, we decided to wed on the island we both love and cherish. We tied the knot in one of the most historic churches and examples of Greek Revivial in New England
The beautiful structure sits at the end of an old fashioned street (and just by chance happens to be called Main Street) in the nautically-inspired town of Edgartown.
I care deeply about architectural and neighborhood restoration. In our country New Englanders have set the tone for valuing history by carefully preserving their landmarks, and this is plain to see when traveling through the coastal areas of many New England towns and islands. The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust acquires and preserves the endangered historic landmarks of the island. Since 1975, they have been working hard to restore many buildings and institutions. Many of these irreplaceable historic buildings were run down and some nearly demolished when the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust undertook their care.
we were married 20 years ago this week in this beautiful Greek Revival Church and just like this scene above we greeted our guests after the service under these beautiful maple trees
a card our kid's made for us on our 18th year anniversary -
outside the church in 1992
twenty years later on Menemsha beach...
stop back for more architectural views of the Vineyard, plus a fabulous inn that makes you feel like home.