Ferris Wheel Proposal Tops the Fair

On Thursday at around 7 p.m., Marques Rivers was seen fiddling with something in his pocket. He stood beside his girlfriend of almost five years, Sarah Neubert, waiting to board the Ferris wheel at the Agricultural Fair. It was their annual “date ride” they said, the one they always take the first day of the fair. Ms. Neubert, who is mildly afraid of heights, was nervous, but not nearly as nervous as Mr. Rivers. Minutes later, just as she had summoned the courage to look up from her hands and take in the view from atop the wheel, the ride stopped.

Married in the Rain

Married in the Rain

Bena Lucia Duran and Eric James Bowen of Ladera Ranch, Calif. were married Saturday, August 11, with pouring showers, on the front porch at the family house in Oak Bluffs.

Walking in to acoustic guitar music, sharing vows in front of family and friends, the skies dried after dinner for dancing under the stars.

Sabev — de Geofroy

Sabev — de Geofroy

Mr. Ivan Nikolov Sabev and Mrs. Margarita Doncheva Sabeva of Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, are happy to announce the engagement of their beloved daughter Ivona Ivanova Sabeva, of Sofia and Edgartown, to Andrew Jason de Geofroy of Edgartown, son of Ms. Wendy Jones de Geofroy of Edgartown and Mr. Charles Antoine de Geofroy of Chilmark.

Ivona and Andrew will be married on Martha’s Vineyard in the spring.

Kerith Long Weds Robert Branca in Edgartown

Kerith Long and Robert Branca were married Aug. 4 at Nashmamois Farm in Edgartown surrounded by family and friends.

Kerith is the daughter of Sandy and Mike Joyce and Annie and Ray Long, all of Edgartown, and the granddaughter of the late Kent Fritz and Sally Fritz of Edgartown and Aloha and Gordon Long of Oak Bluffs.

Robert is the son of the late Richard Branca and Elizabeth Branca of Canton.

Donna Louise Barry Marries Richard Silvia

Donna Louise Barry

Marries Richard Silvia

Donna Louise Barry of East Falmouth married Richard Allen Silvia of East Falmouth on July 16 at the Navigator in East Falmouth.

The bride is the daughter of the late Donald R. Anderson and the late Gladys L. Anderson, who both lived in Oak Bluffs.

The bridegroom is the son of Elton and Marion Nottage of Somerset.

Joseph E. Sollitto Jr. officiated. Many friends and family members of the bride from the Vineyard attended the ceremony.

Mary Andrews, Brian Herbert take to Island beach.

Mary Wakeley Andrews and Brian Charles Herbert of Alexandria, Va., married Sept. 8 at the Federated Church in Edgartown.

The Rev. Dr. Gerald R. Fritz officiated.

The bride’s parents were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davis Andrews Jr. of Alexandria, Va. The bride’s grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. Andrews, and Captain and Mrs. William R. Kane. í

Elizabeth S. Anderson Marries Scott E. Wolff

Elizabeth Sands Anderson married Scott Eric Wolff of Navato, Calif., on Sept. 29 at the Federated Church in Edgartown. The Rev. Gerry Fritz officiated.

The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Mrs. Edmond L. Meinfelder of Pennsylvania. The matron of honor was Mrs. Geoffrey M. Curtis of Chicago, Ill. The best man was Kavin Peechaphand of Brooklyn, N.Y. A reception was held just down the hill at the Edgartown Reading Room.

Ila Briggs and Peter Halby Met on Vineyard

Ila Briggs and Peter Halby were married in Vineyard Haven on Sept. 8.

The Rev. Ross Lilley, a close friend, performed the ceremony.

The bride’s parents, Mary Vivian and Kirk Briggs, live in Vineyard Haven where the bride was raised.

The bridegroom’s mother, Susan Halby, lives in Concord and is a summer resident of Vineyard Haven. The bridegroom’s father, Christian Halby and his wife, Susan Schaefer, divide their timebetween Waylandand Chilmark.

Jae Elizabeth Strommer Weds Thomas Loring Rowe

Jae Elizabeth Strommer and Thomas Loring Rowe of Newport, R.I., were married June 9 on board the yacht Elysian at Newport.

Capt. Stephen Connett performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Diane W. Strommer of Pawtucket, R.I. and the late John P. Strommer. She is the granddaughter of the late Eva and Loraine Weltner of Greensboro, N.C., and the late Harold and Mildred Strommer of Greensburg, Ohio.

Mary-Ashley Lincoln Weds Kyle Charles Cohagan

Mary-Ashley Lincoln Weds

Kyle Charles Cohagan

Mary-Ashley Lincoln married Kyle Charles Cohagan on July 14 at the Castle Hill Inn in Newport, R.I.

The bride is the daughter of Patricia J. Lincoln of Madison, Conn.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cohagan of Duxbury and of Greenville, S.C.

Peter Regan officiated.

The bride was given in marriage by her maternal uncle, Frank Rispoli Jr. of New Haven, Conn.

The maid of honor was Megan Crowe of Madison, Conn.

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