I’ve officially been a Mrs. for more than a month now! To say the past few weeks have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. After 10 months of intense planning, prepping, coordinating, freaking out, threatening to elope, crying and laughing, all of the sudden the wedding week arrived and there was nothing more I could do than just sit back, (try to) relax and ENJOY it.
Our wedding festivities started nearly a week before the wedding when we arrived on Block Island. Honestly, we were still a little stressed out the days leading up to the wedding and spent much of our time there finishing up projects, finalizing things with vendors and helping friends and family with last minute travel plans (yes, there were people who still hadn’t “firmed up” their plans just a few days before the big day…). By the end of the week however, when guests started arriving and we geared up for the rehearsal dinner and welcome bonfire, we were finally able to (mostly) relax and soak it all in. But let me tell you, it’s true what everyone says, it DOES go by fast!
The weekend is still a blur to me truthfully. A wonderful, happy, blissful, butterflies in my stomach blur, but still a blur. After all the planning you reach a point (for me it was like two days beforehand) where you are just done and you have to let everything work itself out (which it will, so don’t worry!).
Oh and one more thing – don’t be surprised if you experience a mild to moderate case of post-wedding blues immediately following the festivities. Even though we had our honeymoon to look forward to just a few days later, the morning after all our guests literally sailed away, a major sadness washed over me, and my husband felt it too, as we realized we would likely never again have all our closest friends and family in one amazing place celebrating together. My advice? Savor it as much as you can! For us, it was truly an amazing weekend and memories were made that we’ll cherish forever… but I still wish it would have lasted just a little longer.
Special thanks to all the vendors that came together to make it a truly memorable day, including:
Venue, Catering & Cake: The Atlantic Inn // Photographer: Hilary B. Photography // Videographer: Brett Thomas Video // Florist: La Bella Rose // DJ: Jonathan O’Neill // Officiant: Edward Shlesinger // Hair & Makeup: Clayhead Salon & Spa // Wedding Dress: Erina Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses: Andria Bird Bride // Rehearsal Dinner & Welcome Party: Ballard’s Inn