My Parent’s Hippie Wedding


wedding party

I just felt like sharing these fabulous photos from my parent’s elopement in Martha’s Vineyard at Kate Taylor’s tipi and Gayhead lighthouse. Can you spot Carly Simon?

kate and mom


Check out my mom’s portfolio and dad’s green good site.

31 Responses to My Parent’s Hippie Wedding

  1. kate August 10, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    wait, what?! carly simon was at your parent’s wedding?! wow.

    this is so, so awesome. you look so much like your mom!

  2. Samantha Hahn August 10, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    I know, it’s crazy indeed! My dad was in the music business and he worked with James Taylor and his sister Kate and Carly. Carly was married to James. I love her!! Too bad I was not here in the world yet to have met her at their wedding!

    I do look like my mom.

  3. montague August 10, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    a. lovely lovely wedding.
    b. carly simon?!?!!?

  4. Samantha Hahn August 10, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    She’s in the group shot.

    Whenever I do karaoke I sing “you’re so vein”. Love her!

  5. nicolle August 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    thanks for sharing these. i love them!

  6. Samantha Hahn August 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    aw thanks Nicolle. I love them too. Someday when we move to a different apt. I will make a little framed collection of them on a wall.

  7. lisa August 10, 2009 at 11:02 pm #

    these photos are blowing my mind!! and your mom was a babe (you DO look just like her!). if i ever have a wedding, there will totally be a tipi involved.

  8. Emilie August 11, 2009 at 4:30 am #

    How absolutely AWESOME!
    What a fun day they must have had, that’s what weddings should be like, awesome and fun, and yeah, involving a tipi!
    Thanks for posting those pictures Samantha 🙂

  9. samantha hahn August 11, 2009 at 6:27 am #

    I know Lisa!!! I kind of wish my wedding was more like that!
    I can totally picture you having a wedding like this!

  10. samantha hahn August 11, 2009 at 6:29 am #

    They did enjoy it and have such lovely pictures to always treasure. Then they told their families who surprised them by throwing a little party for them upon their return…a perfect wedding.

  11. Fleur August 11, 2009 at 7:38 am #


  12. annechovie August 11, 2009 at 9:18 am #

    I am new to your blog and am thoroughly enjoying it! Love your work and it’s fun to keep up with what’s going on. You do look so much like your mom – what cool photos to have!

  13. Samantha Hahn August 11, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    I know…..they’re cooler than I am!

  14. Samantha Hahn August 11, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    Aww thank you so much! I’m so happy to have you here. I love sharing what I do, what I love, and what I hope will inspire others!! Thanks for your sweet comment.

  15. William August 11, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    What a wonderful post!
    That’s Kate Taylor as your mom’s maid of honor?
    and is her beloved Charlie the best man?

    thanks for these fantastic photos! Hippies knew how to do it right. No pomp and circumstance–just nature, friends and love for the wedding!!

  16. Samantha Hahn August 11, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Hey William,

    Don’t think they had specific roles. My parents just said “Hey let’s elope” then Kate was like “Oh I’ll throw you a party at my tipi” and the rest of the guests besides Carly, Kate, Kate’s family were neighbors who brought food over and let my mom pick her bouquet in their gardens etc. I think it was really organic and just sort of came together. Wish my wedding were like that!

  17. William August 11, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    AWESOME!!!! Organic and real for sure! Thanks Samantha!
    (and by the way Kate Taylor has a FABULOUS new CD out called FAIR TIME! Many of the songs reflect her history and stories of MV.) check it out.

  18. Samantha Hahn August 11, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Thanks for the heads up!

  19. Joan August 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    Hi Samantha – I found your blog this morning through Google alerts. The pictures of your parents wedding are awesome. Wow, Carly AND Kate… how terrific.
    William, who posted above is a friend of mine and I second his recommendation for Kate’s new CD “Fair Time!” It’s got a lot of Vineyard in it 🙂 Carly is coming out with a new CD in October too.
    I’m looking forward to looking through your blog more thoroughly.

  20. Samantha Hahn August 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    thanks Joan!! I will have to check out both of those CDs and let me folks know to look out for them too! ; )

  21. Joan August 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    You’re welcome.
    Oops, forgot to leave my website before 🙂

  22. Marika Hahn August 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    I’ve really enjoyed reading the comments!!! Lewis and I had a wonderful wedding celebration. It’s so nice that Samantha posted our photos on her blog. Her wedding was very beautiful and mostly outside too, the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.

  23. Samantha Hahn August 11, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    We loved ours mom but yours was “PERFECT”!!!

  24. alison August 12, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    how cool – what wonderful pictures!!!! i can already see where you got your creative flair from!!

  25. Samantha Hahn August 12, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    thanks Alison. It’s true I’m a chip off the old block.

  26. kelly August 13, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    Great! what a perfect wedding and what lovely websites.

  27. Samantha Hahn August 13, 2009 at 6:25 am #

    thanks and double thanks Kelly!

  28. yasmine August 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    you look so much like your mom!

    it looks like a mag photo shoot 🙂

  29. Samantha Hahn August 15, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Thanks Yas!! I love how beautiful the photos are too…so natural. I feel like weddings today try to replicate that organic beauty…..

    I know I wish mine were like that!

    Thanks for saying I look like my mom, I think she was pretty hotsa matotsa back then!

    Hope Parasol is going well. Can’ wait to see!XO

  30. Abbey September 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    These are stunning — YOU LOOK SO LIKE YOUR MOTHER. I love it. And, love Carly. So cool. Hope you’re feeling good. Can’t wait to meet the little tyke.

  31. Samantha Hahn September 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    awww thanks Abbey…that’s a big compliment. I love the way she looks at her wedding! I loved your parent’s wedding too on Joanna’s blog.

    Feeling good…..can’t believe I have like 7 weeks to go. Alex will need to teach Henry how to be a good baby.

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