Meghan + Gregg: Married on Block Island

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Gregg and Meghan in the lush green landscape of Block Island.

When I looked at the calendar in advance of this year’s wedding season, I noticed that my birthday, August 22, was a Saturday.  I’m notorious for taking the day off from any kind of paid work on my birthday (wouldn’t you rather be at the beach if your birthday was August 22?), so when I saw it falling on a Saturday at the height of wedding season, I realized a  lifetime of job/birthday karma was about to catch up with me.

I had a few inquiries for the August 22 date this year, and I was lukewarm on the connections I made, thinking, “I really want to be in love with the wedding I take for August 22.”

Enter Meghan. We got together in the spring for a get-to-know-you coffee date that turned into a warm and wonderful multi-hour talk fest, covering life, love, work, travel, family and lots and lots of delicious wedding details. When we finished, we both looked at the time, astonished, and I drove away thinking, “Now THAT is the wedding for me on August 22.”

And it was. With a hurricane looming in the Atlantic and the threat of canceled ferries, Steph Stevens and I zipped over to Block Island, RI, via plane for what turned out to be a glorious day, despite it being perhaps the hottest day ever registered on the island. Hottest. Day. Ever. Did I mention it was hot? When you see how gorgeous this group is, you need to be extra amazed at how they managed to do casual glam in the face of such extreme heat and humidity.

We walked into the room where Meghan and her ladies were getting ready, and the ultra-relaxed, upbeat Meghan was dancing around the room, singing to “Don’t Stop Believing” with a cool glass of champagne in her hand. With a bride like that, you know it is going to be a great day.

I know it’s the photos you’re waiting for, so I’ll wrap it up, but I just want to say what an extraordinary, glorious day in the sun it was—these two have an amazing tribe of friends and family and their  day was positively effervescent with joy.

And now for their slide show!

Full gallery of all your images next week, M & G–happy love!

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7 Responses to “Meghan + Gregg: Married on Block Island”

  1. applecyder Says:

    your stuff (photos) is so great! and i loved the recent back to school posts too. helps me prepare for when my oldest goes to pre-k next year….

  2. Cheryl Cronin Says:

    What a blast to have a wedding on Block Island! and on your birthday – Bonus!!! 🙂

  3. Barbie Says:

    Fantastic photos, as usual. Lovely!

  4. SheilaA Says:

    Meghan is my cousin, and I think you captured the joy!

  5. carrievoris Says:

    *sigh.

    i want to go hang out with them and i don’t even know them! that is the true mark of a great photographer – i feel like i was there dancing and laughing and celebrating with all of them.

    just beautiful.

  6. Jess K. Says:

    Why is it that when looking at your pics, I am there . . . FEELING it! 🙂 Gorgeous couple, gorgeous wedding, and as always, A, you are all about the gorgeous gorgeous kids! Bravo!

  7. B. Says:

    Anna, you really captured the day.

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