The day after Tom and Charity’s wedding was a completely different day than the one before! They have the term ‘night and day’ for situations like this! I am very glad we pre-arranged for their portraits session to be the day after. With the combination of their timeline and the hurricane, it would have been impossible! The day was a bit chilly, but we took the chilly wind and sun combination over a blazing hurricane!
Tom and Charity came back to the 1661 Inn to get redressed and we ventured out to the grounds of the Spring House Hotel for portraits outside.
The Southeast Lighthouse is iconic on Block Island. The Block Island Southeast Lighthouse was built in 1874 on a ten acre plot of land on the southern tip of Block Island. When the lighthouse was built, three hundred feet of land lay between it and the edge of Mohegan Bluffs and the ocean. Over the next hundred years the bluff eroded to within seventy-five feet of the light. If something wasn’t done soon, the light would light fall into the ocean. On August 13, 1993, the lighthouse started its move inland. It took nineteen days to move it to a new location, three hundred feet from the bluff. (Information taken from http://rhodeislandlighthousehistory.info)
From the light house, we moved to the bluffs. This was the original idea for the ceremony location, but the spacing was a bit cramped. So the idea was to have the wedding on the lawn of the Spring House Hotel, although that obviously wouldn’t work due to the hurricane! This was a beautiful spot for photos though!
I saw this spot down below, wanted to put my clients there, but the trail to get down there was a bit cumbersome. They were up for it in a heartbeat! Charity kicked off her shoes, tucked the veil into her dress, and they made their way down to the bluff! I love this view of them on the bluff with the calm ocean around it!
The last stop on our island tour was the house they stayed at post honeymoon. The field reminded me of something out of Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading