We loved dressing our bride Sharon! Not only did her kindness bring a smile to the faces of everyone in the boutique but she had style for days! We dressed her in a gorgeous Rivini gown that she made her own with a custom veil and cap sleeves. We loved seeing her and her groom, Mark, on Martha's Vineyard Magazine's website
! Take a peek below to read the recount of their big day written by Alison M. Leads and to watch their awesome wedding video!
"When Sharon Hargrove and Mark Bulkin met on a blind date, âI saw fireworks,â Sharon remembers. âI tried to kiss her, but she wouldnât let me,â Mark laughs. Six years later, they were getting married. Sharon knew where she wanted the ceremony: in a lighthouse. âNot just any lighthouse,â she says. âBut the Aquinnah lighthouse,â Mark finishes, referring to the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah. Concerned about the logistics of planning a Marthaâs Vineyard wedding from their New Canaan, Connecticut, and New York City homes, Mark was hesitant. But âI would not let go of my dream,â Sharon says, and Mark finally came around.
Some of the details came together serendipitously, with one surprising twist. When the couple met with their celebrant Gerald (Jerry) Fritz, they fell in love with the church in Edgartown where he was pastor â so much so, they decided to move the ceremony from the lighthouse to the church! At the suggestion of Jim Eddy, of Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals, they looked at the Marthaâs Vineyard Rod and Gun Club as a
potential reception venue. The view of Sengekontacket Pond sold them, says Sharon, âIt was breathtaking.â
One planning detail kept them on their toes, literally. âOur motto is âlove, laughter, and a whole lot of dancing,ââ Sharon says. âItâs pretty much what we live by.â In keeping with that sentiment, they entertained their guests by dancing a fox trot, which they had perfected by taking dance lessons.
The morning of the wedding the couple met at the Gay Head Lighthouse to share a quiet moment that would be the realization of Sharonâs dream. âLighthouses to me represent so much. Itâs the light through the good times and the bad: it never waivers...To me that represents what love is.â
Sharon & Mark from Martha's Vineyard Productions on Vimeo.
Photographer: Joe Mikos
Wedding Planner: Elegant Engagements
Ceremony: Federated Church
Reception: Marthaâs Vineyard Rod and Gun Club
Caterer: Tea Lane Caterers
Flowers and DÃ©cor: Dandeneau Flowers
Rentals: Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals
Videographer: Weddings MV of Marthaâs Vineyard Productions