Courtney and Dylan knew they wanted an easy Block Island beach wedding. The two opted to have less than 20 guests, and have a lobster dinner on the beach with their guests. Courtney got ready at the Narragansett Inn — one of the best hotels on the island. The hotel sits right on New Harbor with a large lawn, and ocean views from almost every room. Dylan got ready on their boat on New Harbor – where they spend so much time together with family every year.
Getting Ready for their Block Island wedding at the Narragansett Inn
Guests who couldn’t stay on their boats stayed at the Narragansett Inn. This allowed Courtney to get ready with her friends, and spread out to get her hair and makeup done with the kiddos. For her Block Island beach wedding, Courtney had her mom do her hair, and did her own makeup. Of course, she didn’t do anything full glam — staying true to her own experiences and comfort.
A First Look on the Deck of the Narragansett Inn
After Courtney and Dylan got ready, the two met on the deck at the Narragansett Inn for their first look. It was a perfect location, of course, a meeting point between where the two got ready. Afterwards, we walked around New Harbor for their Block Island wedding portraits. Indeed, the two wanted to have some time alone to embrace the emotions of the day.
A Block Island Beach Wedding at Dory’s Cove
The two were set on doing something unique, of course, treating their guests for all the work they did to get to the island. The Block Island wedding ceremony overlooked cliffs at Dory’s Cove — with sunset looming. The family enjoyed a short, meaningful ceremony that included nods to their children, and their life together. The two cried throughout the wedding ceremony, claiming to be blinded by the sun rather than overcome with emotion — a shield, haha.
Dory’s Cove for a Beach Wedding
Indeed, the two chose Dory’s Cove for their wedding ceremony, and reception as it was close to New Harbor, and offered all they wanted. Of course, two wanted to have a beach wedding with cliffs in the distance, space for the wedding reception, and for the dogs, and kids to run, and play. The two chose a timing that worked well with the kiddos schedule. They maximized the space on the beach by doing their wedding ceremony, and reception at low tide.
Working with Howarth Family Lobsters for a Wedding Reception on the Beach
As the ceremony wrapped up, you could notice that Howarth Family Lobsters had set up the Block Island wedding reception right on the beach. Of course, Courtney and Dylan had been following Howard Family Lobsters for a while and knew that they were the best choice for their Block Island beach wedding. With a long table, dressed, and ready, the family, and friends sat down to chat, enjoy snacks, and beverages together. Lobsters were served with sides of corn, and potatoes, freshly cooked right on the beach. The lobsters came from the Howarth Family — caught right off Block Island.
To the Narragansett Inn After a Block Island Beach Wedding
Since dessert was done, it was time to head back to the Narragansett Inn to get the kiddos ready for bed. The family enjoyed time on the lawn — indeed they get to see the best sunset from that lawn. Before heading off to the boats, families headed off for ice cream. The guests, and couple then headed off to celebrate at Mohagany Shoal’s together.