A classy clambake
The timing of a Sunday ceremony over Labor Day weekend gave Liz and Tyler the perfect opportunity to host a Saturday evening clambake at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, with music by the Beetlebung Steel Band. The lively event under white tents featured a crisp red, white, and blue color scheme along with sunflowers and lobster-adorned signs, place cards, and koozies.
Refreshing signature drinks such as vodka-optional cranberry lemonade and mojitos were served in tall soda glasses with old-fashioned striped straws. The personalized koozies kept bar orders cold and made great party favors. While adults mingled, children entertained themselves by playing in the grass and climbing trees.
When it came time for dinner, open seating gave the event a laid-back and festive vibe. Liz says, “The lobster was a huge hit! And some people had two – including the groom.”
A gelato bar put together by Valerie Stoyer’s Val Cakes of Edgartown, featuring three flavors served in mini cones, was a novel twist on a traditional ice cream dessert.
As the sun set, a DVD slide show by Liz and Tyler’s mothers, with help from ProtekMV and Dulaney Photography of Florida, appeared on the ceiling in three places, giving everyone a perfect view. Tyler remembers, “We hadn’t seen it until it was live. It was fun, beautifully done...a lot of laughs.”
[Originally published in conjunction with an article in the 2012 issue of Martha's Vineyard Magazine's Island Weddings.]