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 The Sullivan House they knew it was their perfect location.
They hosted 130 guests there on September 27 and say it was, indeed, perfect. “Everyone kept commenting on how beautiful it was,” says Kathleen. “It was also really nice that the island is small enough that we kept running into friends outside of the organized events. The end of September is a perfect time because the crowds are gone. It felt like it was our island.”
Their advice for others planning a wedding on Block Island:
1. Use as many local vendors as possible to minimize the stress of organizing transportation and accommodations for people.
2. Have a website with Block Island and wedding information.
3. Relax and have fun! Block Island is a perfect place to get married. We didn’t get stressed about the details once we were there and we were able to just enjoy our time with our family and friends.
Everybody is still talking about...
... the weather. 75 and sunny on the last weekend of September — we couldn’t have asked for a better day. We had been keeping our fingers crossed for no hurricanes.