A Classic, Sophisticated Wedding at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, Massachusetts

Caity Barber and Nicholas Carlucci’s wedding was all about classic elegance and sophistication. Martha’s Vineyard had always been a special place for the New England natives and right from the start they knew it would be the perfect place to exchange vows. Knowing that the majority of their friends and family would be traveling to celebrate with them, it was important to both Caity and Nicholas that guests were given the opportunity to relax and truly enjoy the weekend once they arrived. After settling on the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, Mass. for the reception, the pair carefully selected venues for the ceremony and other wedding events with the idea that everyone would be able to walk to each from their hotels and homes. The festivities kicked off with a welcome reception at Atria Restaurant the evening before the wedding, where Caity and Nicholas were able to greet and spend time with all of their guests. The couple gathered with their family and friends at St. Elizabeth’s Church the following afternoon for a traditional Catholic ceremony. After saying their “I do’s,” the newlyweds and their guests headed over to the Dr. Daniel Fisher House for a fun-filled night of dinner and dancing. With the help of planner Zoe Ross of ZBR Events and the talented florists at Flowers on the Vineyard, the couple made the venue their own with a color palette of soft champagne, ivory and blush hues and lush, varied arrangements of roses and hydrangeas that gave the reception tent texture and dimension. Taking full advantage of the beautiful October weather and the waterfront setting, both cocktail hour and the reception were held on venue’s perfectly manicured, ocean-facing lawn. Guests took in the breathtaking views, while classic jazz played softly in the background. Jaime Hamlin Catering handled all of the couple’s culinary needs, serving up an inspired menu of delectable, seasonal dishes, which was followed by vanilla chiffon cake with mascarpone, strawberries and buttercream frosting by Val Cakes. The Sultans of Swing got guests up out of their seats and onto the dance floor and kept the party going late into the night at the couple’s after party at the Boathouse. A tip for the taking from Caity: “If you are having a wedding that requires guests to travel, make sure to have an inclusive welcome reception immediately following the rehearsal dinner. To accommodate all of our guests we made it a point to have our rehearsal dinner on the early side so that we could have a welcome celebration at Atria Restaurant. We also had a farewell brunch on Sunday in Water Street at the Harborview Hotel. It gave friends and family a great opportunity to say goodbye before they went home. Above all else, make sure you hire a talented wedding planner, and Zoe if you can get her! Suggestions like these were what made our guests feel so welcomed.”