Vineyard Inside Out: Island Roots Continue to Spread With Next Generation

The day was all balmy breeze and blue-sky perfect, and Flat Point Farm and Tisbury Great Pond looked like a canvas painted by Ray Ellis. Island native Ryan Begley, son of Kevin and Patty and brother of Keegan, was about to marry longtime seasonal resident Adriana Stimola, daughter of Michael and Rosemary and sister of Aubrey Stimola Ryan. And as natural as wedding rings and heartfelt declarations, the Vineyard spirit infiltrated the ceremony.

Officiate Dr. Bette Kerr (a longtime friend and associate of the Stimolas from New York) welcomed everyone.

MacDougal - Jones Wedding

Miss Kelly Leah MacDougal and Mr. Steven Blackwell Jones were united in marriage on Saturday, April 6, at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Tex. The double ring ceremony was co-officiated by the Rev. Luchy Littlejohn and the Rev. Glenice Robinson-Como. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a seated dinner and dance at The Woodlands Resort. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Woodlands TPC Country Club.

Bailey - Salmoiraghi Wedding

Lucinda Morgan Bailey and James Anthony Salmoiraghi were married on July 14, 2012, at the Federated Church in Edgartown. The bride is the daughter of Mary Bryant Bailey of Oak Bluffs and William Howard Bailey of Edgartown and the granddaughter of the late Jean Morgan Bryant of Edgartown and Nelson S. Bryant of West Tisbury.

Hirsch-Toole Engagement

Marney and Richard Toole of Oak Bluffs are delighted to announce the engagement of their son Taylor Toole to Jennifer Hirsch, daughter of Molly Paul of Concord and Kevan Hirsch of Ambler, Pa. Jen, a graduate of Harvard University, is an account manager at SHIFT Communications, a public relations agency in Boston. Taylor, a graduate of Emerson College, is a video producer for Boston University. A May 2014 wedding is planned.

Hovanesian - Harlow Wedding

Lindsay Hovanesian and Trevor Harlow were married on June 8, 2013 at the Whaling Church and the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown.

Giving Daughter Away and Performing Vows, Father of the Bride Humbled by Love

For years my daughter Jill lived a private, single, independent life in New Orleans, the city she fell in love with during her college years at Tulane.

Happy Engagement

Carole Lee Sylva and Matthew Flanders are happy to announce their engagement. Carole Lee is the daughter of Roger and Gloria Sylva of West Tisbury. Matthew is the son of Brian and Noreen Flanders of Vineyard Haven. An Island wedding is being planned for the fall of 2014.

Sparks Will Fly

A wedding rehearsal fireworks display will be on full view next week in Edgartown.

The town selectmen this week approved an application for fireworks on June 14 at 9 p.m. from a barge off Fuller street beach.

The application was submitted by the Lobianco family, and the fireworks will be for a wedding rehearsal dinner with 190 people.

Wedding Bells Ring in West Tisbury, Love Story Celebrated

Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery were married Saturday before a crowd of family, friends and well-wishers in the West Tisbury Congregational Church, adding a long-awaited chapter to a love story that has captured hearts and imaginations around the country.

Vineyard Love Affair of the Finest Kind

In a home known for fostering literary talent and housing traveling artists, conversation at the Cleaveland House has been consumed lately with talk about place settings, tablecloths, decorations and flowers. A how-to book on marrying at an older age lies on the entry table amongst works of great authors.

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