Weddings

  • Mon, Jan 23
    Denise: 28, from Howell, NJ Sean: 30, from Toms River, NJ Now Reside in: Manchester, NJ The Details Ceremony: The beach  Officiant: Richard Kyte  Flowers: Flowers arranged in New Jersey, wrapped up in cardboard and cellophane and carried on the ferry. Photographer: Rose Schaller Photo  Hair &...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Winifred: 26, from Massachusetts Brian: 29, from Block Island Now Reside in: Glastonbury, Connecticut The Details Ceremony: Saint Andrew Catholic Church Reception: The Spring House Hotel Rehearsal/Welcome Event:  The Spring House Flowers: Robin Hollow Farm Cake: Sweet Cakes Photographer: Hilary B...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Nikki: 26, from Sun Prairie, WI Kyle: 29, from Victor, NY Now Reside in: Milford, Connecticut The Details Ceremony & Reception: The Sullivan House Catering: Block Island Gourmet Rehearsal Dinner: The Spring House Welcome Event: National Hotel Firepits  Flowers: La Bella Rose  Cake: Aldo’s...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Katie: 29, from Tiverton, RI Tom: 30, from Alpharetta, GA Now Reside in: Atlanta, GA The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Catholic Church  Reception & Catering: Sullivan House, Block Island Gourmet  Rehearsal/Welcome Event: Dinner and bonfire at Ballard’s   Flowers: La Bella Rose  Cake: Block...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    The Details Danielle: 30, from Saranac Lake, NY  Mauricio: 35, from Brasilia, Brazil Now Reside in: Hamden, CT Ceremony, Reception & Catering: The 1661 Inn  Rehearsal dinner: The National Hotel  Flowers: Danielle’s sister Renée Cake: Danielle made the cupcakes, her dad frosted and her friend...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Dana: 30, from Washington, DC Chip: 28, from Chadds Ford, PA Now Reside in: Morristown, NJ The Details Ceremony: Family friend’s home Reception: Bride’s parents yard  Catering: Catering by Kimberly  Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel Manisses Officiant: Personal Touch Ceremonies  Flowers: Coordinated by bride...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Claudia: 27, from Columbus, OH Adam: 28, from Swarthmore, PA Now Reside in: Swarthmore, PA The Details Ceremony & Reception: Rose Farm Inn Catering: Block Island Gourmet Rehearsal Dinner & Catering: At groom’s family house with a Lobster Bake by Block Island Gourmet Décor & Lighting:...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Catherine: 30 Michael: 36 Now reside in: New Orleans, LA The Details Ceremony & Reception: At Michael’s mother’s home on the island Catering: Catering by Kimberly and Block Island Oyster Company Welcome event: Mahogany Shoals and Rebecca’s Dockside Photographer: Trevor Holden Photography Music...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Cameron: 30, from Providence, R.I. Oliver: 30, from Marietta, GA Now reside in: Carrboro, NC The Details..... Ceremony: Planned for Dorrie's Cove...weather changed the location to St. Andrew Parish. Reception: Block Island Maritime Institute Catering : Catering by Kimberly's Welcome dinner and...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Ashley: 31, from Stamford, CT Michael: 33, from Stamford, CT Now Reside in: Stamford, CT The Details...... Ceremony & Reception: The Spring House Hotel Rehersal Dinner: The Barn at Spring House Flowers: Painted Rock Designs Photographer: 4Eyes Photography Music: Marc Philip, accoustic SUGAR,...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Angela: 47, from New York Brooks: 53, from Connecticut Now reside in: Wappingers Falls, N.Y. The Details...... Rehersal Dinner: The Surf Hotel Ceremony & Reception: Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea Catering: Catering by Kimberly Photographer: Traci Meyer Photography and BellaFoto Studios Music: The X...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Alison: 35, from Mt. Airy, MD  Sam: 47, from Rowayton, CT  Now reside in: Asbury Park, N.J. The Details.... Wedding Planner: Michaela Lamb  Photographer: Amber La France Photography  Florist: Painted Rock Designs  Rehearsal Dinner: Kimberly’s  Ceremony & Reception: Payne’s Dock and the Upstairs...
  • Fri, Sep 2
    The invitation arrived months ago. The excitement did as well. Finally, the time has arrived, a Block Island wedding awaits! Coming to Block Island for a wedding is an added element for wedding guests. Based the location you are likely spending an evening (or more likely two) on the island. But...
  • Wed, Jan 20
    Bridgette: 30, from Block Island Evan: 34, from Colorado Now reside in: Lafayette, CO Before the Ring & Proposal 
 While working at the same firm in Boston, Bridgette and Evan started out with small conversation around the coffee carafes and it took off from there. After a couple of years, Evan...
  • Wed, Jan 20
    Caitlin: 33, from Warwick, RI Brandon: 32, from Glenwood Springs, CO Now reside in: Naples, FL Before the Ring & Proposal 
Caitlin and Brandon met while each seperately visiting family in the Naples, Florida area. On the day Brandon proposed, he tricked Caitlin into thinking they were meeting...
  • Wed, Jan 20
    Kate: 33, from Block Island. Marco: 41, from Narragansett, RI Now reside in : Block Island Before the Ring & Proposal Kate was living in northern Vermont when Marco started working for her father on Block Island. A family event five years ago brought her home for a weekend and that is when Kate...
  • Wed, Jan 20
    Rebecca: 28, from Yonkers, NY Christina: 28, from Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan Now reside in: Philadelphia, PA Before the Ring & Proposal Although they were one year apart, and not good friends Rebecca and Christina met while playing rugbyat Yale University. A few years after graduating, a...
  • Wed, Jan 20
    Phoebe: 29, from Connecticut. Shaun: 30, from New Jersey and Massachusetts. Now reside in: Somerville, MA Before the Ring & Proposal While both working as paralegals at a law firm in NYC, Phoebe and Shaun became friends before starting to develope romantic feelings for each other. Shaun worked...
  • Tue, Jun 30
    Do you have a special event coming up? Whether you’re planning to host a family reunion, office retreat, summer party for friends, wedding, fundraiser or just needing a vacation from the kitchen, why not hire a local caterer? From a small, simple, affordable buffet to a seated, gold-plated dinner...
  • Kristin & Nicholas:
    Wed, Feb 18
    “My parents stumbled on this little island over 30 years ago after their vacation plans to Nantucket fell through, and they’ve returned every summer since,” says Kristin Brennan, 28, from Katonah, New York. “My sister and I grew up knowing that perfect days exist only on Scotch Beach. In 2005, I...
  • Melissa & Branden:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Melissa Silver, 32, and Branden Watson, 31, grew up two hours from each other, he in East Freetown, Mass., she in Sunapee, New Hampshire. But it was in Denver that they met and fell in love — the first year each had moved out there! How did Block Island enter the picture? Ever since high school...
  • Monica & Jacob:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Monica Dancu, 32, is a design director in the Home division at Ralph Lauren, and Jacob Simmons, 35, is a design director in the Men’s Design division. Jacob grew up in Charlestown, R.I., and his family used to go day tripping to Block Island, so he’s always loved it here. Monica fell in love with...
  • Julie & Mikey:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Mikey Kiley, 32, and his family own and operate the Yellow Kittens tavern and Winfield’s Restaurant on Block Island. He and Julie Garosshen, 28, met eight years ago when Mikey was walking his dog, Grace, on the beach. He proposed six years later in the lantern of the North Light. All four island...
  • Zahavah & Brian:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Zahavah Williams, 35, and Brian Hartman, 38, say it’s only natural that they would have a destination wedding, “because we live a destination life,” says Zahavah. The two spend summers working in the restaurant industry on Block Island, winters they head to Aspen to do the same. It was in Colorado...
  • Lily & Zach:
    Wed, Feb 18
    “Zach proposed the best and only way I would find acceptable: with a cake,” says Lily Pike, 29. “I had gone home for the weekend and Zach was stuck in New York for work. He figured that was his best chance to pull off a surprise and spent the whole weekend figuring out how to make a Funfetti cake...
  • Jenna & Gil:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Jenna McCann, 26, grew up spending summers on Block Island with her family. She says she had dreamed about getting married on Block Island, and at the Sullivan House in particular, since she was a little girl. Jenna met her future husband James (Gil) Messer, 27,when they were students at the...
  • Felicia & John:
    Wed, Feb 18
    “Every aspect of our wedding was done by someone we knew, every aspect,” marvels Felicia Cinquegrana, 38, a jewelry designer who lives on Block Island year round. “It reminds me of the old days when a townsperson would get married and the town would come together and bring their skills and goods to...
  • Erin & Michael:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Ignoring the fact that the couple at the table next to them seemed to be breaking up, Michael Kennedy, 36, popped the question to Erin Broughton, 31, at a favorite restaurant in the west village. She said yes and on September 13 the two, along with 100 close friends, tied the knot at the Atlantic...
  • Emily & James:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Emily Epstein, 28, and James Rouse, 39, met in England, where James is from and where Emily was studying in London for a semester. First chance she got, Emily brought James to her grandparents house on Block Island. Just as she had, says Emily, “He fell in love with the natural beauty and relaxed...
  • Mary & Eric:
    Wed, Feb 18
    “When we first visited Block Island, it just felt like home,” says Mary Elizabeth Gange, 28 of Long Island of the trip she took with fiancé Eric Rizzo, 33, of Buffalo, New York. Then, “when we went to the wedding show at The Sullivan House and saw the tent all dressed up, we were certain that this...
  • Kathleen & Alex:
    Wed, Feb 18
    Kathleen Wittels, 37, met Alex Dulavitz, 31, when she traveled to Bonaire to complete her open water dive for scuba certification and he turned out to be one of the trip leaders. The two knew they wanted to get married outside overlooking the water and say that the moment they saw the views from...
  • Jessica & Peter:
    Wed, Feb 18
    They met on match.com, but it was their first trip away together to Block Island that solidified the relationship for this couple from western Massachusetts. “I brought Pete [Peter Houser, 31] to the island for his birthday a few years back after a couple months of dating,” says Jessica Petit, 29...
  • Jessica & Christian
    Wed, Feb 18
    It was New Year’s Eve on the Brooklyn Bridge and 10 minutes to ball drop. A German studying in Canada and visiting New York City for the evening’s merriment and a Rhode Islander living in New York and showing her under-21 cousins a night in the big city find each other. The next fall she heads to...
  • Andressa & Jeff
    Wed, Feb 18
    Andressa Rodrigues, 30, grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Jeff Kershaw, 29, in Rhode Island. They met three summers ago on Block Island at Yellow Kittens tavern and were married at the Sullivan House on June 1. Their 100 guests included a number who flew in from Brazil, among them pastor Eric Thompson who...