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REAL WEDDING: DAISY & MIKE

From their first visit to Saltwater Farm, Daisy and Mike were a memorable couple, in part because Daisy’s father Tom, the proud papa of three beautiful young women, was anticipating the marriage of his baby girl. During an afternoon at the Vineyard, Daisy’s father shared the story of how her name came to be – not given at birth, but by no other than Daisy herself – while bouncing on her father’s lap as a little girl, a favorite, frequently recited nursery rhyme the inspiration. Over the course of several visits to the Vineyard, Daisy’s dad showed his Saltwater Farm FOB pride and claimed the title of “Most Saltwater Farm Vineyard Apparel Purchased By One Person” (seriously, we invented the title just for him!).

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So when it was time to walk his girl down the aisle, dad beamed and Daisy stunned. Surrounded by family and friends, Daisy and Mike were married on May 24th between the two blocks of Cabernet Franc grapes experiencing bud break, a fitting metaphor for a new marriage and the growth and prosperity to come with time.

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The celebration continued with dinner and dancing inside, with elegant touches accentuating the pure happiness of the evening.

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Safe to say the smile never left Daisy’s face. We so enjoyed getting to know Daisy, Mike and the family, and look forward to seeing them soon – BTW we have new tee shirts coming in soon!

Cheers to Daisy and Mike,

JM

The Real SFWedding Details 

Photographer … Anna Sawin and Dallas Moy for Anna Sawin Photography

Flowers … Yumiko for Hana Floral Designs

Globe LightingRyan Designs

Wedding Coordinator … Lisa Nightingale for Nightingale Events

Want to see more of Daisy and Mike’s Wedding? Check out Anna Sawin’s blog

 

REAL WEDDING: ERICA & KEVIN

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A gorgeous late July afternoon at Saltwater Farm Vineyard was the picture perfect setting for Erica & Kevin’s wedding celebration.

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No attention to detail was spared, from Kevin’s monogramed and dated cufflinks to Erica’s gold Jimmy Choos.

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Erica and Kevin chose to do a ‘first look’ prior to their ceremony, which left them plenty of time to sneak away (with their amazing photographer Jennifer Bach) to take a few shots on the beach and streets of the historic Stonington Borough, just a five minute drive from Saltwater Farm.

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More details awaited back at the Vineyard including a custom-made welcome sign and a homemade jumbo jenga set (Kevin’s handy work).

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Erica’s attendants’ pale pink dresses were perfectly complimented by the flowers from LeFrancois Florist and the floral boxes on the barrels and aisle added an extra pop of whimsy to the ceremony.

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Even Mother Nature chipped in providing a detail no one could buy, a beautiful rainbow.

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Cheers to the details, and to a very happy Erica and Kevin,

JM

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For more of Erica and Kevin’s Saltwater Farm Vineyard wedding, check out Jennifer Bach’s blog.

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FIVE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

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Who says weekenders get to have all the fun? Here are five things to do this week in Stonington and the surrounding area that are sure to be the envy of Saturday and Sunday…

The Battle of Stonington 5k Championship
Tuesday, August 18th, 6pm, Library Square, Stonington Boro

photo credit: the mystic wave

photo credit: the mystic wave

Each Tuesday in season, Dog Watch Cafe hosts a 5k fun run. Once a summer, The Battle of Stonington 5k takes its place for an organized race with prizes for top finishers. So bring your racing shoes and enjoy a beer at the Dog Pound after the race. Registration is $25 to benefit the Stonington Free Library.

Revival Brewing Tap Takeover
Wednesday, August 19th, 5pm, Engine Room, Mystic

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“Taste some craft brews straight outta the Ocean State at the Revival Brewing Tap Takeover! This local Rhody favorite will be pouring: Burnsider Pale Ale, Night Swim’ah Belgian Wit, Conga DIPA, White Electric Coffee Stout, & Rocky Point Red Ale.”

Lawnapalooza
Thursday, August 20th, 5:30pm, Owen’s Field, Stonington Boro

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“Join the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce and the Stonington Community Center (COMO) for some good old-fashioned competition at Lawnapalooza, a lawn games tournament for young professionals and the young at heart!” Entry is $10 solo or $16 for teams of two. Get your game on with cornhole, ladderball, kan jam and more. There will be food trucks and complimentary beer from Cottrell Brewing Company and Grey Sail Brewing Company.

Live Music at Saltwater Farm
Thursday, August 20th, 5pm-7pm, Stonington

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This week, Phil Adams (one half of my favorite duo The Choos) will be preforming live in the tasting room and Dave from Mystic Oyster Co. will be on hand shucking raw oysters. Guests are welcome to pack a picnic.

Lobster Boil
Friday, August 21st, 6pm, Ocean House, Watch Hill

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“Allow the sound of rolling waves and uninterrupted views of the Atlantic to serve as the backdrop to an unforgettable evening at the always anticipated Ocean House Lobster Boils. There’s nothing more quintessentially summer than enjoying the freshest seafood from local waters, classic BBQ fare and live music by the sea.” Tickets are $110 for adults, $55 childern.

Cheers to fun summer nights!

JM