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    Jackie & Nick Rustic Vineyard DIY Wedding

    September 22, 2012 at The Captain R. Flanders House

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    Whenever a wedding from Jocelyn Filley Photography hits our inbox, we get pretty excited. This Martha's Vineyard gem may just be our new favorite, with bold colors giving a nod to the upcoming fall, and the oh-so-lovely details. The Captain R. Flander's House on Martha's Vineyard is a breathtaking wedding venue, and we couldn't imagine a more perfect couple to tie the knot there than Jackie and Nick. With a picturesque view of rolling pastures and a glimmering lake in the background of their ceremony, this elegant couple said their vows in an unforgettable way.

    From the bride...

    We wanted our wedding to be a celebration of all of the things that we love; namely family, music, and the outdoors. We have been fortunate to spend a lot of time on the Vineyard, so having our wedding there was an easy decision. The Captain Flanders House was the first and only venue we visited; we immediately loved the rustic, natural beauty of the property and the simple charm of the house and cottages.

    We had 100 guests travel to the Vineyard to take part in our September wedding. The gorgeous weather enabled us to have the ceremony and cocktail hour outside, with the reception held under a beautiful tent. We kept the décor minimal, using mostly natural elements like weathered shingles, moss and twine, accented with bursts of orange in the flowers and bridal party’s attire.

    The highlight of the day was when Nick surprised me by performing a song, which he had written, on his guitar during the reception. I am not one to cry easily, but this thoughtful gesture moved me to tears. The evening ended just as we had hoped; surrounded by friends and family dancing like maniacs… We treasure the beautiful photos and video we have to remind us of this fabulous day!


    Although we quickly learned that having a wedding at an informal venue requires a lot of coordination, we were able to pull off a fantastic day with the help of our amazing vendors and the assistance of family and friends. Nick and I created table numbers and signs for the property, a family friend hand-calligraphed our envelopes and seating cards. My mother-in-law made koufeta (traditional Greek favors), and one of my girlfriends helped tie hundreds of twine bows on our programs and the shawls that also served as favors. I also cannot say enough about our vendors; we consider ourselves very fortunate to have worked with such talented and genuinely nice people.

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