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.

12-12-12-12-12 on the Knot

Just after 12 p.m. on December 12, 2012, Eric Gaudette and Stacy Northrop were married atop the East Chop Lighthouse.

A handful of friends and family joined them, including long-time friends Barry Stone and Rebecca Cohen.

“They told us three weeks ago ‘We’re getting married on 12-12-12,’” said Ms. Cohen. “Eric said, ‘Barry, you’re going to be the best man, and Rebecca, you’re going to stand in as my mother.’”

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.

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