Emily MacRae and Michael Dwyer were married on the evening of July 18 at the Chappaquiddick Beach Club with family and friends gathered around them.
The bride is the daughter of Peter MacRae of Chappaquiddick and Julia Wells of West Tisbury. Her father is the manager of the Chappaquiddick Beach Club; her mother is the editor of the Vineyard Gazette. The bridegroom is the son of Jim and Rita Dwyer of West Newbury. His father is self-employed and his mother is retired.
After arriving by boat for the ceremony in the Tashmoo Taxi with Capt. George S. Lockwood 3rd at the helm, the bride was given away in marriage by her father.
She wore a diamond white gown by Priscilla of Boston and carried a bouquet of white roses with blue delphiniums. The bridesmaids wore marine blue silk dresses and carried bouquets of blue scabiosa. The flower girls wore ocean blue bubble dresses and carried silver pails filled with rose petals. All were barefoot on a warm summer night with the Edgartown Lighthouse as a backdrop across the harbor. The civil ceremony was performed by Christopher H. Milton, the bride’s uncle.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Benjamin Cail, nephew of the bridegroom, Judson MacRae, brother of the bride, and Andrew Burnett, a close friend of the bride and bridegroom.
A 1995 graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Mrs. Dwyer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College and a master’s degree in education from Wheelock College. She teaches first grade at the Essex Elementary School. A 1992 graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, Mr. Dwyer is currently completing a degree in criminal justice. He is employed as a police officer with the town of West Newbury and also serves as deputy fire chief for the town.
Following a honeymooon in Hawaii, the couple returned to their home in Amesbury.