Atlantic Inn Wedding, Block Island: Matthew and Stephen

What lead you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?

We wanted to have a wedding that was different the traditional one, but we still wanted all of our family and friends to be able to join us.  We’d visited Block Island a few times over the past few years and fell in love with it. With the laid-back atmosphere and the scenic views, we knew it was where we wanted to tie the knot.

What were you most excited about before the wedding?

We were most excited to get to celebrate (what turned out to be a beautiful day) with our closest friends and family and to see everything we had been planning for over a year come together.

Did anything surprise you?

Looking back, it feels like the day flew by, but at the time, we truly celebrated every moment.  We were worried that the day would slip away from us, but we truly feel like we savored every detail. It’s amazing to see how much love people have for you when they set aside an entire weekend, travel varying lengths to get to you, and have a truly awesome time together.

Which images did you love the most?

All of them. Sincerely.  We went through and made a list of favorites that was still over a hundred images.  The golden hour photos are supreme, but the wedding party photos we did at the lighthouse also turned out spectacular, even if they did decide to park a crane in front of the lighthouse!

Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?

Stay true to yourself.  It truly is your day, so don’t compromise – all of your guests will be guests at other weddings, but this one is (hopefully) the only one that’s yours – you’ll remember the details so don’t let any of them bring you down.   Also, book Angie. Seriously.


Gorgeous pictures of a great wedding day weekend
Mike and Maggy Januario