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An Elegant Jewish Wedding in Chilmark on the Fourth of July

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Emily Delamater

|Planning by 

KG Events & Design

Josie Lennae Hubschman and Isaac Hafften Margulis grew up spending every August of their entire lives in the same town on Martha’s Vineyard but didn’t meet until they were in their late 20s at a mutual friend’s party in the West Village. Their families’ houses in Chilmark are coincidentally only a mile away from one another.

After two-and-a-half years together, Isaac proposed to Josie in Kensington Gardens in London. They were in town to visit cousins before heading off to Paris. He dropped down to one knee, and after saying yes, the two celebrated with friends and family. Their time in the City of Love was made even more romantic.

It was an easy decision to choose the Hubschman family estate, Flying Dog Acres, in Chilmark as their wedding venue. To help plan the Fourth of July event, which was originally set for Labor Day Weekend but moved due to the pandemic, the two hired KG Events & Design. And Ashley D. Studio and Sloan Chapman collaborated on a beautiful invitation suite to set the tone for the weekend.

The evening before the wedding, the tented rehearsal dinner was held at Captain Flanders Inn, across the street from the home that Isaac’s family rents. The bride wore a Zimmermann dress with Lizzie Fortunato teal heart earrings, Castaner espadrilles, and Hill House Home’s Belle bow, while the groom looked dapper in a Davide Cenci jacket.

On the morning of July 4, 2021, Josie got ready in an Eberjey white pajama set and gifted her bridal party Roller Rabbit pajamas. Then the bride put on her Monique Lhuillier gown, paired with Sophie Billie Brahe pearl earrings—gifted to her by Isaac—and Gianvito Rossi block heels. “For the wedding, I wanted my look to be timeless,” she says. “It was important to me to find a dress that wasn’t trendy and something I would still like in 20 years, looking back on photos.”

Isaac put on a blue suit from Davide Cenci and Carmina leather shoes. And as a wedding present, Josie gifted her groom a Rolex watch. Groomsmen complemented Isaac in navy suits and were gifted pink ties from Lindman New York.

On Sunday morning, Josie walked down the aisle—lined with flowers arranged by Tea Lane Farm—with her mother in her family’s backyard. Josie’s brother sang John Mayer’s rendition of “XO” by Beyonce for the processional. The ceremony was led by Rabbi Erez Sherman, who is close to the couple and the bride’s family—he even lived with them in Connecticut on the weekends, while he was in rabbinical school. The chuppah was adorned with beautiful flowers and covered by the tallit of Josie’s late father and Isaac’s grandfather, who had recently passed away.

After traditional Jewish prayers were read and the couple was pronounced as officially married, cocktail hour began with signature drinks on the lawn. The reception took place in the front yard underneath a large Big Sky sailcloth tent, which was lined with hanging lavender. The party kicked off with the newlyweds’ choreographed dance to “You Shook Me All Night Long,” which led into the hora.

V. Jaime Hamlin catered a phenomenal meal, featuring a peach and burrata salad, fire-roasted sirloin, grilled halibut, and stuffed yellow peppers. And after the couple cut their cake from Val Cakes, The Sultans kept everyone on their toes all night long, except for one quick break to view the stunning sunset.

For the after-party, Josie changed into a Mira Zwillinger lace set, Rebecca de Ravenel red heart earrings, and Alexander McQueen sneakers. A silent disco raged on until the early hours, fueled by an espresso martini bar, late-night pizza from the couple’s favorite joint, Chilmark General Store, and a sweet selection from Back Door Donuts. The couple ran into the backyard onto the dance floor, as the band started to play “Shallow.” “We rocked out to the song with all of our guests,” Josie remembers. “It was an absolute blast.”

Isaac & Josie : Martha’s Vineyard wedding film from Inkspot Crow Films.