Wedding Preview: Martha’s Vineyard Beach Plum Wedding

There’s really no place in the country like Martha’s Vineyard; the landscape is beautiful, the people are friendly, and it has a unique casual vibe that one might not necessarily associate with New England. Although it’s close to Boston, and I’m a Boston wedding photographer,  I just don’t get down to visit the Vineyard enough. So you can imagine that when I get to work there, the job is an absolute treat. Another treat is working with a fun, beautiful couple like JeeSoo and Joe, who’s wedding I recently shot on the Vineyard. I was introduced to Jee and Joe by another Joe, my friend Martha’s Vineyard wedding photographer Joe Mikos. Seriously, if you are getting married on the Vineyard and want a photographer whose work just oozes awesomeness (and I’m booked of course 🙂 ) you owe it to yourself to check out Joe.


Before getting ready, Jee let me borrow her gown to take some pictures. I was like a kid in a candy store! Sorry, I didn’t look at the designer, but I’m guessing it’s a Melissa Sweet. I am sure of the boutique though, as I was intensely focused while taking the gown out and putting it back in its protective Priscilla of Boston garment bag.

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Joe gets his boutonnière pinned by best man, Jason.

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Jee sneaks a peek at the guests before heading downstairs.

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The wedding was held at the beautiful Beach Plum Inn, which is cute little inn with spectacular views of  Menemsha harbor and the ocean. The Beach Plum also has a fantastic restaurant (seriously, I can vouch for that) that Jee and Joe like to frequent when they’re on the Vineyard. Though the inn is small, it has a ample grounds to host weddings, as you can see below.

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After the ceremony, we traveled down the road to The Allen Farm Sheep & Wool Company to take some portraits and group shots. Jee and Joe really wanted their photos to feature a red 1950’s Ford pickup. How do you find and old red Ford pickup? Easy, first you hire a great event planner then ask her to find it. 🙂

Finding that truck was just one of the ways that Judy Murray of MV Event Planning helped make Jee and Joe’s wedding day special and stress free.

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By now you’ve heard me say how much I like shooting with other talented photographers. At Jee & Joe’s wedding I was lucky enough to be working with South Dakota Wedding Photographer extraordinaire, Cory Ann Ellis. Working with Cory Ann is like a getting an entire box of Fruity Pebbles to myself. Why? Because she’s sweet to work with on the wedding day and later when I’m going through her photos, I come across surprises-in-the-box like the gem below:

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On the way back to the inn, we made a quick stop at the 300 year old commercial fishing village of Menemsha. If you ask me, that boat doesn’t look a day over 250.

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Jee and Joe took the reception by storm then slid right into their  first dance.



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Before dinner, Jason toasted the newlywed’s future together.


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Day turned to dusk, and then to night, and the Beach Plum staff lit the fire pit to ward off the evening chill.

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Just enough cake to cut, surrounded by yummy, yummy cupcakes!

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With the final wedding ritual complete, the rest of the evening was filled with fun, dancing and song.

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Congratulations again Jee and Joe!

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