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We metLast year when my roommates and I had friends over for a “Friendsgiving” party before we went away to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. To our surprise, we had around 40 people come—and with our first attempt at cooking a turkey, we had a grand cocktail party with all of our favorite fixin’s! While I was cooking in the kitchen, John and I met through a mutual friend. Our conversation took off over our shared love for dentistry and medicine. During the conversation, John very smoothly asked for my number—and a week later, I visited John’s church and went on our first of many coffee dates. John and I went on many dates around the Lowcountry, from Sullivan’s Island to Folly Beach. I was swoon from the very start! Little did I know, exactly a year later—in the city we fell in love—John would propose!

The proposal…On November 21st, 2014 John came into town for the weekend to celebrate our 10-month dating anniversary. He arrived with a dozen red roses from my favorite florist, and we went for a walk with my spaniel pup, Cooper. During the walk we went around to some of our favorite places, like Colonial Lake and down Queen Street. We ended our walk at the Charleston Harbor. When we arrived to the Harbor John said he wanted to take me to our special bench where we have sat together and prayed for our future multiple times. When we got there John told me to look onto the pier, and that the people looked familiar. When I looked out at the pier I did not notice anyone, and John urged me to look closer. All of a sudden people turned around and started waving! With tears in my eyes I noticed it was both of our families and my grandparents cheering on the pier! I turned to hug John, and moments later he was on one knee asking me to be his wife. With shouts of joy and a lot more tears in my eyes I said, “YES” to my best friend!

My family came running over to us, and as if this wasn’t the biggest shock… John had hired my favorite photographer, Natalie Franke from Maryland, to capture everything! After chatting with family, Natalie took John and I through the cobblestone streets of downtown and for the next few hours we showed her our historic city by foot, stopping at some of our favorite streets and parks for pictures! (Yes, I did feel like I was dreaming!)

After pictures, John and I celebrated at our favorite restaurant, Poogans Porch. This was so special just to have this time for the two of us to talk! Afterwards we met our family and friends (some of which who traveled hours to surprise us) at our favorite dive bar, Salty Mikes.

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If you find yourself on the beautiful island of St. Barths—where we were lucky enough to shoot our spring collection—here’s a few places that will ensure you have the best vacation yet!

Only approachable by hiking or by boat, Columbier Beach is well worth the adventure. Make a day of it and go explore the island life!

With an unreal lunch menu and turquoise waters in view, Hotel Taiwana is serving up the best lentil salad we’ve had!

Eden Rock is a great place to enjoy top-notch cocktails with friendly faces and beautiful views.

Maya’s signature drink, Rum Punch, was quite the refreshing delight! Orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, Martinique rum, and an orange slice to top it off. Cheers!

We love a good lobster roast, and La Plage was the absolute best spot to enjoy a good meal with our toes in the sand. (They host a roast every Sunday!)


vineyard vines, EDSFTG, Spring 2015

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Go Green!

Mar 13, 2015

St. Patty’s Day is right around the corner! Prep for the festivities with our St. Patrick’s Day Shop.

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We met… Through mutual friends in New York City.

The proposal… Was in our Manhattan apartment, the Saturday before Christmas. After breakfast, Adam got down on one knee in front of the Christmas tree in our living room. Not being quite awake yet, I was shocked, but of course I said YES! Champagne celebrations followed for the rest of the day. It was the best way to start off the holiday season.

The wedding was … At Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port, MA, on December 13, 2014. I (Julia) grew up on Cape Cod and once we toured Wychmere, we knew it would be perfect for our seaside winter wedding.

We incorporated VV into our special day by…. I work at vineyard vines in the corporate office and knew I had to incorporate VV into our special day. Adam’s groomsmen, our fathers and our officiant all wore custom Champagne Bow ties and pocket squares. Special thanks to Lizzy Whiteley in the custom department for helping bring these bow ties and pocket squares to life!

Special thanks to our photographer, Amy Dykens, for capturing our wedding!


Feb 27, 2015

vineyard vines, new arrivals, spring 2015

Get in a springtime state of mind with our new collection—inspired by the beautiful St. Barths.

Sea it now!

Wise Guys

Feb 25, 2015

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We were lucky enough to escape the cold for a few days and jet-set to the Bahamas! We’re having a blast shooting our Summer 2015 Collection and can’t wait for you to see it. Think warm thoughts!

vineyard vines, EDSFTG, Bahamas, Summer 2015

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