This island is the place you call home and where all your childhood memories were created. Now imagine trying to plan your wedding here and realizing that it isn’t an option as everything is quickly out of your budget.
past 29 years Martha’s Vineyard has given me the most amazing memories as this is where I
spent my summers, met my fiancé and became engaged. To be able to give back to the
wonderful people that live here is such an amazing feeling.
Our Mission is to support one local couple each year to help plan their dream wedding.
Most weddings here are filled with flowers and too many bottles of
champagne. However, that style of wedding isn’t a reality for some people.
This adventure started when I saw a post made by a local woman in a Facebook group asking for recommendations on an affordable wedding venue. When I reached out to her she politely declined my invitation to chat as she was worried she couldn’t afford my services. However, I wanted to help. I told her there would be no charge and I just wanted to point her in the right direction. After getting off the phone with her I found myself nearly in tears that someone born and raised on this wonderful island couldn’t afford a simple wedding.
I knew I had to help and couldn’t find a single reason why I shouldn’t. This is when the Aisle-Land Project was created.
As many of you know Martha’s Vineyard has quickly become one of the top wedding
destinations in the country.
For Bill and Galen, meeting each other came at just the right time. They both needed precisely what the other person had to offer, and it didn’t take long to know that this was meant to be.
Three weeks shy of the one year anniversary of their first real date, Bill proposed to Galen at Great Rock Bight. On their first trip to the island together, Galen told Bill how much she loved Great Rock, and Bill knew that this was the place he would propose someday. So, after attending a birthday party for the ring bearer, Bill and Galen took their dog, Burgee, for a walk...
It had rained most for the morning and afternoon, but just before they planned to drive up island, the weather cleared. Once at Great Rock, they walked down the path to the beach and passed a few couples leaving. As they reached the overlook, Bill slowed down (Galen didn’t realize because she was paying attention to Burgee). With her back to Bill, he knelt down.
When Galen realized this was happening, she ran to him, knelt down too and hugged him for a long time (probably a bit too tightly). After the “yes of course!” they walked the beach together, not another soul was in sight.
We both grew up on the Vineyard, he was an Oak Bluffs Blazer and I was a West Tisbury Hawk. We first met when he was a sophomore at MVRHS and I was in 8th grade, and it was love at first sight for me (he doesn’t remember this, and I don’t let him forget that he doesn’t remember this). Long story short, we started dating when I had just turned 14 and he had just turned 16. We were Highschool sweethearts and now 12 years later we are planning out wedding in the place where it all began.
After being together for so long it wasn’t a matter of if, but when. We were going out to dinner to Atria with his sister and brother in-law. We went into Edgartown early for pre-dinner drinks and parked near the wharf. The sun was setting so we all went up on the wharf to check out the sunset (not unusual for us to do). His sister had gone at the exact same time the day before to figure out where he needed to stand and how the lighting was. Little did I know, tonight, she had her big camera stuffed in her puffy coat. He slyly coaxed me to the far right corner looking at the lighthouse, gave me a passionate kiss and said to me all the simple things I had dreamed he would say. This beautiful moment and those after we captured on his sister’s camera as she was crying behind it. The best part, though, was when the four of us showed up to Atria my whole family and his whole family were there waiting to celebrate with us. That dinner just made everything even more special. To top it off his aunt got us a room at the Mansion House for the night. An employee who we went to Highschool with saw the note we would be engaged by the time we got there and upgraded us to the top floor suite. Best. Night. Ever.
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To qualify, you need to currently live full time on the island or you grew up here. Your wedding date must fall between November- March and have a guest count of under 50.
Once a year a lucky couple will be chosen to receive a free day of wedding coordination package.