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Morgan + Randall – the Engagement
When Eloping on Block Island — Choosing Locations
It’s important to consider tourism, feasibility, lighting, and connection when choosing your location when eloping on Block Island. When Morgan and Randall and I were discussing some options, the southern edge of the preserve at the North Light made the most sense. There are quite a few options but with the ease of no guests, and the desire to have a more relaxed, tourism-free experience.
The preserve south of the North Light is a tricky location. It’s accessible via a long trail off Corn Neck Road. You can also walk the beach at the North light and heading south towards Dump Beach along the West Side. There are tall, expansive sand dunes throughout the preserve area, as well as windy trails covered by foliage and trees.
When using the North Light at all, be mindful that the birds do nest up there. During nesting season, be mindful not to get too close to the birds or nests. The birds, and nests are protected, and the birds can be super territorial during that time.
Wedding Attire for Eloping on Block Island
Morgan was drenched in pearls, with a few on Randall to complement. Morgan’s grandmother had a thing for pearls. To wear pearls all over just wrapped Morgan in her grandmothers love. It felt like a natural way to include family into the private Block Island elopement.
There are tons of ways to include family, and friends in your elopement without them being present. You can have folks send you letters to read out loud, write them letters the morning of, pick out gifts from your elopement location or have them send you gifts to open on the morning of, and more. Incorporating people through jewelry gifts, or borrowed items like a veil or a tie are fun ways to bring a person with you to your elopement.
Fortunately, there are tons of ways to incorporate island businesses into your Block Island elopement. The couple used Mary MacGill for jewelry, and the wedding dress was a rental from The Studio on High Street. You could easily work with Elizabeth at the Traveling Seamstress for custom attire or alterations, she also provides steaming services for island weddings.