Caitie and Drew's wedding was on a somewhat historic weekend for Block Island, though they probably would've preferred it hadn't been! It was one of the extremely rare times that the ferry to the island was closed for three days in a row, thankfully opening back up in time for their Sunday wedding. It was noteworthy enough that a number of locals mentioned it to me. The ferry shut down did add some stress and made getting to the island a bit trickier. I learned that there's a plane though, which was running reliably!
Caitie and Drew's wedding day was beautiful. And not just because the ferry started running again and it didn't rain! It was beautiful because of who these two are, how much they clearly adore each other, the people that were there with them, and how personal and special so many elements of the day really were. Let me tell you about a couple of those personal touches.. Caitie's wedding gown was actually handmade. The skirt was originally from her mom's wedding gown, Caitie made the bodice of the dress, and then her mom put it all together. The skirts that the bridesmaids wore were made by Caitie's mother too and they paired them with their choice of a white top. The flower girl for their ceremony was their dog, Garbi, and she even had her own dress for the day! Caitie made made her own floral arrangements with the help of Etsy. Drew's brother even officiated their ceremony!
All of those details and more made for an incredible, memorable day celebrating the start to Caitie and Drew's marriage!
Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Spring House Hotel in New Shoreham, RI on Block Island
Wedding Planner: Amanda Barker from Hidden Host Events
Wedding Gown was handmade by the Bride and her mother. Skirt is mom of bride's skirt, bride made bodice and mom put it all together.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Mother of the Bride made all of the bridesmaid skirts
Floral Arrangements: Bouquets & boutonnieres are made by the Bride
Groom and Groomsmen's attire from Men's Wearhouse
DJ: Ra-Mu and the Crew