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We met… Three years ago, on the same day as Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We were introduced by a close mutual friend. The luck of the Irish was clearly on our side that day!

The proposal… Bret proposed to me at the annual Suzanne Donlin Kelly Memorial Golf Tournament; an event founded in honor of his late mother. The proceeds of the tournament go directly to a scholarship in her name at Boston College High School. Just as the field of 150 golfers (our closest friends and family) were about to tee off, Bret commandeered the microphone and asked me to be his wife. We like to think that Bret’s mother was there in spirit, as this is an all-day event celebrating family, friends and sport!

The wedding venue Our wedding took place on June 20, 2014, in Cohasset Massachusetts. The Reception was held at Atlantica, a location that boasts beautiful views of the harbor and the moored lobster boats. In essence, we had the quintessential New England backdrop for our special day!

We incorporated VV into our special day by…. In every way possible! The vineyard vines apparel and accessories embody our relationship – fun, whimsical, and full of life! It wasn’t even a question that we wanted to have our entire wedding party outfitted in VV. The bridesmaids’ dresses & flower girl’s dress, with their nautical strip and mixed patterns, gave us the platform and theme for our entire wedding/reception: nautical chic! The men’s Polka Dot Whale Ties complimented the wedding colors: navy, white and raspberry! Finally, if there was one thing we knew our wedding would involve, it was going to be a whole lot of dancing! Our guests did not disappoint. My bridesmaids and I were all too happy to slip into our navy blue and white polka dot VV flip flops at the reception!

 

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Introducing our first-ever line of backpacks, just in time to get #WhalePrepped for back to school! Gear up for the school year (in style!) with our new backpack collection.

 

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We met… In science class, freshman year of high school (2005).

The proposal… In Rockefeller Center right in front of the Christmas tree, back in December, 2012.

The wedding venue… Laurita Winery! We were married on July 5th, 2014.

We incorporated VV into our special day by… We gave our wedding a color that would POP! What better way than by putting our guys in rhubarb Club Pants and the Starfish Tie in pink? Some gents rocked the Fish Hook Belt, while the groom wore the classic Anchor Belt and Race Stripe Socks in slate. They even had the “Every Day Should Feel This Good” croakies in navy (not pictured).

Photo Credit: Jac&Jules

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We’re teaming up with Jack Rogers for a special giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card from our favorite summer sandals brand AND a $250 gift card to vineyard vines!

Enter here for your chance to win!

Share your vineyard vines and Jack Rogers photos on Instagram with #EDSFTG and #LoveMyJacks

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We met… In south Florida when I moved down here from Pennsylvania a little over 5 years ago. Madison was already friends with my sister at the time.

The proposal… It was amazing for me. We took a trip out to California last year with his family and some friends. We were staying in a house owned by the Arista Winery that was surrounded by vineyards. After some wine tasting earlier in the day, Madison and I decided to take a walk down one of the oldest original vineyards that was planted in 1886. While taking in the beautiful scenery, Madison asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I said yes! We then walked back up to the house and celebrated with everyone because my best friend had asked me to marry him.

The wedding venue… The wedding was in Seaside, Florida. My husband’s parents helped build the chapel there, so it only felt right for it to be the place where we exchanged our vows.

We incorporated VV into our special day by… VV made the ties for my husband, the groomsman, and my father. Since Madison is a boat captain and fishing is his life, we wanted something special and unique. They custom-made our ties in our colors of aqua with coral sailfish. They turned out absolutely wonderful and everyone loved them. We were so thankful that VV could be a part of our special day.

Happy Friday!

Jul 11, 2014

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Cheers to summer

Jul 9, 2014

If you want your Dark & Stormy done right, you’ve come to the right place. After all, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Malcolm Gosling himself! And whether it’s dark and stormy or bright and sunny, any day is a good day to sit back and relax with an ice cold glass of Gosling’s signature cocktail. Check out their recipe and see for yourself!

Happy 4th of July!

Jul 4, 2014

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Wishing you a happy 4th of July from our family to yours!

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If you’re heading out for a day at sea, there’s probably a few essentials you won’t want to leave home without. We asked a few of our friends what they pack up for their sea escapes. What’s in your boat bag?

Costa Sunglasses - So you can “see what’s out there”.
VV hat - To shade the rays.
VV T-Shirt – Lightweight and breathable for hot sunny days.
Harbor Shirt - The ultimate fishing shirt.
Fishing Rod – To reel in the keepers.
Towel - For dips and lounging.
Sunscreen – Lobsters are for eating, not for imitating.
Croakies – Because no one wants to lose their shades…
Tote Bag – To hold it all together.

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