This weekend I attended the wedding of my Martha’s Vineyard brother, Owen, and my new Martha’s Vineyard sister-in-law, Erica. I’ve been looking forward to their wedding all year, especially having grown up with Owen, and knowing what a special person Erica must be to have captured his heart.
The thing I loved most about this weekend of love (besides the lobster rolls and sea air) was the intimacy and honesty throughout. Between the love, the romance, the shared secrets, and the jubilation , I was over the moon. Here are 3 things I took away from the weekend of #OwenLovesErica.
You Are My Business
We all practice being strong and independent but at the end of the day, it’s comforting to have someone looking out for your well being. I suppose it makes me old fashioned to want to belong to someone, and want someone to belong to me. I was surrounded by these long loves on the Vineyard this weekend that served as inspiration. My mother’s friend and her husband have been married for 43 years and danced the night away like they were my age. The next day at breakfast, the husband complained of a sore back from too much dancing and his wife suggested he walked around and stretched. He joked “why don’t you mind your own business” and she replied, “you ARE my business.” What a perfect response.
Epic Wedding Bands are for Lovers
The band at this wedding was incredible. If only they’d slipped in a stank face and a singing fist, they would have been invincible. It made me realize, while having a DJ is fun, there’s nothing like a wedding band going H.A.M. on Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind.
Vows Are Meant To Be Personal
I used to want to say the same words every other couple is prompted to say at their wedding. And then I went to Owen and Erica’s. Your relationship is personal, it’s unique and exciting, and the people at your wedding want to see that. Personal vows help us catch a glimpse of your inner workings (ahem, “Boom boom”) and helps us see why you work as a pair.