A Green, D.I.Y. Wedding for 100
“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 worked the summer season at The Spring House and Captain Nicks. When my now-hubby came to visit me that summer, he was hooked on the island’s vibe and it became part of our tradition as a couple.”
After a decade of dating she and now-hubby Nicholas Lamplough, 31, from Chelmsford, Mass., were married on the beach below the Cushman House on September 6. “The week leading up to the wedding was a vacation for our families and close friends, many of whom had never been to the island. Block delivered on cue with five days of hot sun and warm ocean temps to go along with the beaches, bikes and beers,” says Kristin, who kept her plans simple by design. “We wanted to honor the island for its natural beauty and its ability to make summer seem endless, which meant we would keep things relaxed. After all, no three-piece-suit or expensive flower arrangements would be able to compete with that ocean view or impress guests more than visiting this place in late summer.”
Their advice for others planning a wedding on Block Island:
1. If it’s meaningful to you then do it. It’s okay to question the traditions of the wedding industry.
2. Create a wedding website and provide travel information early to make planning easier for your guests.
Everybody is still talking about…
… the cake.