It’s no secret that on the Vineyard, August is the busiest time of year.

So when Kayla Elliott and Peter Schmidt told friends and family that they settled on a date of August 26 to become husband and wife, everyone was a little surprised.

“They kind of thought we were crazy,” said Kayla, who grew up summering on the Vineyard but now lives off-Island while in her third year at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Peter, a speech language pathologist who works with survivors of brain injuries, has long family ties to West Tisbury.

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