28 Jan

Martha’s Vineyard wedding: Jamie + Adam

categories Neat Venues, Real Weddings

A sweet and small Martha’s Vineyard wedding for you all today. Jamie and Adam had a very intimate wedding of only 36 guests, which meant they had tons of time to toil over their DIY projects. Jamie designed their invites and paper goods, as well as their welcome bags and even their water bottle labels.








Because their wedding was so small, they asked everyone in attendance to be a part of the ceremony. They gave all 20 women a beaded necklace Jamie had made and all 16 men matching bow ties. And Jamie’s grandma made all 21 bouquets the day for the wedding.


They asked a family friend to marry them, (in Massachusettes, anyone can apply for a one day Marriage Designation to allow them to officiate a wedding), and because one of the Justices of the Peace on the island wears a top hat when he officiates weddings, Jamie thought it only right to find one for their officiant too.

Adam spent the months leading up to the wedding restoring his ’64 Thunderbird so they could bring it over on the ferry for the wedding. Each can tied on the back had a drawing and wish from a guest. Cute idea!




They had sweatshirts printed as guest favors… because aren’t they the quintessential summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard souvenir?


And their reception was a good old fashioned clam bake, with pies from the best baker on the island.




Beautiful wedding you two! With so many thoughtful details. Seriously, everything Jamie and Adam did for their wedding was a little mini labor of love.

And Whitney & Jesse, thanks so much for the amazing photographs!

Photography: Our Labor of Love / Ceremony venue: Gay Head Lighthouse Aquinnah / Reception venue: The Wallen House / Invites & Paper: Jamie’s etsy shop: The Butter Shop / Planning: The Butter Shop / Dress: Jenny Yoo / Shoes: J.Crew / Groom’s suit: Ted Baker / Boutonnieres: Bontanicopia / Flowers: purchased in bulk from The Flower Exchange / Music: Will Pfluger / Catering: Bill Smith’s Martha’s Vineyard Clambake Co. / Pies: Eileen Blakes Pies and Otherwise / Cake topper: Monsta Faktory

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  1. Okay, I *LOVE* this. Beautiful!

  2. LOVE the grooms shirt-tie combo. and sweatshirt favors? brilliant.

  3. Something about this couple…I just LOVE them! Their personalities obviously shone through the entire affair, and the photography is stunning. And I’m totally obsessed w/ the bride’s key pendant necklace.

  4. Where is the world is that perfect little key necklace from. So adorable! If anyone knows, please share…

  5. Beautiful details…I have to say I’m also wondering where the necklace is from!

  6. What character! I love seeing wedding where the personalities of the couple shines through.

  7. the key necklace = perfection

  8. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Love the beautiful images! wow.

  9. Thanks for featuring our wedding! We had such an amazing day and love that we were able to share it with all of you. Oh Martha’s Vineyard, how we miss you…

    To all the posts about the gorgeous key necklace, it was a wedding gift from my husband and is part of Tiffany & Co.’s new key collection. It truly is beautiful.

  10. Teehee, lobster bibs. Love it!

  11. This, to me, is THE PERFECT WEDDING.
    Small, simple and family centered. I really want only 26 people there (including the groom and myself) with PIE and NO DANCING and it’s hard to find a wedding that is like this that doesn’t take place in a courthouse or something of that nature.

    Jamie and Adam, I applaud you and will return to this post to remind myself what all of this wedding stuff is really about.

  12. wow! absolute perfection! love the lobster bibs!

  13. AWESOME wedding!! Very glad Manny and I were able to witness such a beautiful day with beautiful people. Thanks Jamie and Adam!

  14. Our Labor of Love – you amaze me every single time I see one of your weddings! And this gorgeous, intimate day is no exception. A-Maz-Ing.

  15. Our labor of love photographs blow me away every time. I love that shot of the lobster!

  16. I love the vintage feel of this wedding! Even some of the photos look like they have been around for a long time! Beautiful!

  17. I LOVE this wedding, it’s so me … I love the personality and the intimacy and the casual elegance!
    Too bad I’m in SoCal and not in Martha’s Vineyard … I’d do a clam bake wedding in a second.

  18. LOVE this!!! A bride and groom with impeccable style!!

  19. thank you for the feature and thank you for all the kind words…jamie and adam are so wonderful and i am glad they are up here!

  20. gorgeous wedding!! : ) beautiful scenes and photography.

  21. What a lovely wedding. I adore those centrepieces.

  22. I still love the idea of a newlywed car with a lot of cans tied behind it as a great accent for weddings! Simply romantic! The bride looks ravishing and stunning in her wedding dress, love the simple yet elegant design! Congratulations!!!

  23. Such a bride beautiful bride. The groom is so lucky to have her. The wedding is so lovely… Love it….

  24. *GORGEOUS*
    I love the all the details, and the pictures are so beautiful!

  25. OMG! The couple’s pictures were so lovely! Looks so professional like a magazine photoshoot! And best yet, the wedding breakfast lobster for each guest is ‘2 thumbs’ up! Just fabulous compared to the normal meal we get!

  26. Flower brooches for wedding favors! Fabulous.

  27. What an amazing photo of the two in the car! Love this wedding!

  28. I just love the styling and the tone of this wedding. Photography is perfect.

    Also, what a beautiful bride! She looks like a model. Just gorgeous!

  29. The lighting on some of these photos really captures the moment. I wish I had the skills to take photos like these haha.

  30. What a stunning arrangement of wedding photos. Martha’s vineyard is one of the most beautiful places to marry!

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  31. How sweet is this totally vintage wedding??!?! Love it! Phenomenal photos as well!

  32. The bride is one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen – her make-up, her calmness and simplicity is amazing!

  33. Absolutely beautiful! Reminds me of the Martha’s Vineyard Rental my family gets every year. Did you enjoy your stay while you were there?

  34. How beautiful photos, I like them.

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