Caitlin Fallon & Brandon Chicoine
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 his clients at a restaurant in town. Brandon had a private room that was filled with rose petals and candles, a big screen projector where he displayed a slideshow of pictures of the couple together throughout the years, accompanied by their favorite songs. In the middle of the slideshow was a recorded conversation he had with Caitlin’s father asking for her hand in marriage. He then asked Caitlin to become his wife.
Block Island because..... “My family lives there and Block Island is considered home to me. The island has always been such a special place to me but since the first time Brandon had visited he fell in love with it as well! It’s just absolutely beautiful!”
The Day & Design
Following tradition, Caitlin and Brandon did not see each other on the wedding day until the ceremony. Seeing Brandon when the doors opened to St. Andrew Church was a favorite moment for Caitlin. Being married by the Reverand that baptised Caitlin and a Papal Blessing from the Pope (through Brandon’s cousin who studies at the Vatican) were higlights for the couple. The reception was at Mitchell Farm, a private venue protected by The Nature Conservancy, with breathtaking scenery. Caitlin’s mother made the beautiful wreaths that hung on the church doors and also the wreath that was hung on the barn at Mitchell Farm, personalized with Brandon and Caitlin’s initials. Lanterns filled with sand and seashells surrounded the tent, small tables made of wooden pallets provided seatiing outside, all the arrangements on the cocktail tables and in the watering cans surrounding the property were made by Caitlin and her mother. The guests raved about everything from the delicious swordfish and tenderloin to the individually wrapped Del’s Lemonade packets that they got to take home. They danced the night away to the live band Soul Estate that Caitlin says “hands down made the night! They were a blast!”
The Wedding Weekend
Guests traveled to Block Island from all over the country — many of them came days in advance. Everyone who was in town early in the week met at Fred Benson Town Beach for “Blues on the Beach.” The rehearsal dinner was at the The Narragansett Inn, followed by a meet-and-greet at the National Hotel.
Ceremony: St. Andrew Catholic Church
Ceremony Music: Meghan Hennessey and Cameron Greenlee
Reception: Mitchell Farm
Catering: Catering by Kimberly
Décor: Ryan Designs
Flowers: La Bella Rose
Cake: Linda Keating
Hair & Makeup: Liz Tucker, Courtney Brennan & Andrea Whitten
Transportation: Howie Rice Island Bus
Top 3 Pieces of Advice:
1. Reserve car reservations for ferry long in advance, you can always cancel.
2. Reserve room blocks. The island is busy in the summer hotels fill up quickly.
3. Weather, don’t obsess over it.