Maria Burton Photography | Anna + Jeff | Block Island Wedding

Anna + Jeff | Block Island Wedding

June 14, 2016  •  1 Comment

Black & White images of the bride and groomBride & Groom

I wish you all could meet Anna and Jeff.  They are just lovely, both as individuals and as a couple. Anna is incredibly kind, friendly, and driven - studying to be a pediatrician, I can see that this career path is the perfect fit for her personality.  Jeff is compassionate, funny, and family focused, and is passionate about following his dream to become a surgeon! Spending time with Anna & Jeff and getting to know them and their families on their wedding day was an absolute joy. Together they make the perfect team and it showed in all the people who traveled FAR to celebrate their love and commitment to one another out on Block Island! 

When Anna contacted me a year ago to discuss her Block Island wedding, I was so thrilled to get the chance to travel out to Block Island for a destination wedding. Just 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, a short ferry ride brings you to this little island that is surrounded by natural landscape with stone wall-lined rolling hills, breathtaking bluffs, and pristine beaches. There are tons of outdoor activities, dining experiences, art & music. More than 43 percent of the island is preserved and walking or biking is a great way to take in the rolling hills, farmland, and beaches. This tiny island is a dream, especially for a photographer! 

History of Block Island monumentsBlock Island Lighthouse

Just a short walk up the hill from the ferry dock, the Rose Farm Inn was the setting for Anna & Jeff's wedding. Set on 20 acres of farmland, the Rose Farm Inn was  such a peaceful, and natural setting only a short walk from town. The forecast was overcast, but oh how I love that soft, grey light!

Beautiful Rose Farm Inn on Block Island Rose Farm Inn

I arrived early in the afternoon to capture some getting ready moments with Anna and her bridesmaids, as well as Jeff and his groomsmen. It was clear to see how loved these two are with 10 bridesmaids and groomsmen on each side!! Some of these photos of Anna and her bridesmaids on the large front porch and adjacent lawn are just my favorite. Such a picturesque scene and feeling of Block Island - peaceful, serene and surrounded by nature. 

Bridal gown hangs from dogwood treeBridal Gown Bride puts on her earrings and gets into dressBridal jewelry Bride's blue wedding shoesBlue wedding shoes Bridesmaids help the bride get in her gown at Rose Farm InnBride getting ready Bride poses with all her bridesmaidsBride and Bridesmaids

Excited to get the party started for this bride and all her maids Bride & Bridesmaid Excitement

Bridal bouquets and blue shoes Bridal details
The bride and her parents share a moment before the ceremonyBride and her parents
The bride's stunning veil and bouquet complement each otherBridal details
Bride stands in a beautiful natural field on Block IslandBride in Field Some of my favorite moments at the wedding are spent with the Groom and his groomsmen - they are generally always laid back, fun, and certainly entertaining. What I loved most about Jeff and his groomsmen was the warmth and friendliness. It made my job easy! 
Jeff's family was a large part of his wedding too. His sister was his Best Woman and his half-brother was a groomsmen, along with his nephews as ring bearers. You could tell that family, along with his friends, was and is the most important thing in Jeff's life! 
Groom & groomsmen prepare for the big dayGroom getting ready Groom poses in the field on Block IslandGroom in grey suit Groom & his groomsmen walk down the field at Rose Farm InnGroom & Groomsmen walk Bride and his Best Woman walk down the fieldGroom & sister with Groomsmen Groom poses with his father and sister (Best Woman)Groom with his Best Woman The ring bearers pose before the ceremonyRing bearers The Groom and Groomsmen sport matching green mustache socks Crazy Mustache socks Groomsmen jump in the air to grab a beautiful black and white shotGroomsmen in Midair
Anna & Jeff's ceremony was a beautiful Christian & Jewish celebration overlooking the rolling fields at Rose Farm Inn. The way Jeff looked at Anna - I hope they always remember these moments...
Ceremony program with the ring bearer Anna & Jeff's Ceremony
Jewish ceremony details Ceremony details Ring bearers carry the "here comes the bride" signsHere Comes the Bride Father & Bride walk down the aisle Father escorts Bride down the aisle Bride and Groom share a moment at the ceremonyWedding Ceremony moments Jewish wedding traditionJewish wedding tradition Jewish wedding moment with Groom and Father-in-lawGroom admires Father-in-law First kiss for the bride and groomBride & Groom's 1st Kiss
Bride and Groom walk down the aisle as mr. and mrs. Mr. and Mrs. flower girl and ring bearers chase the bride and groom after the ceremonyFlower girl and ring bearers chase Bride & Groom
They did it! Anna & Jeff said "I Do" and it was time to celebrate. We knocked out those family portraits, bridal party formals, and couple portraits in one hour flat.
Groom & his siblings at the wedding Siblings photo An excited bridal party celebrates the bride and groom saying "i do"Bridal Party Formals Groom is embraced by all the bridesmaidsLadies Man Groomsmen pick up the bride in celebrationGroomsmen with Bride Bride and groom walk hand in hand down the rolling farm hillsBride and Groom formals Mr. and Mrs. share a moment on the farm Bride and Groom Moment Classic wedding portrait of the bride and groom in Black & WhiteClassic Black & White Wedding Portrait
It was a whirlwind, but we got it done, and it was time to PARTY! 
Gold wedding reception signReception sign Bride and groom share a first dance on the dance floor First Dance Bride shares a moment with high school friends at her weddingWedding reception
Mint green and tan wedding reception details wedding tent details Wedding Guestbook tree Tree of life Bride and Groom share moments with friends Selfie with Bride First Dance with Mother of the groom First Dance Moment Bride shares moment outside tent with girlfriends Bride and friends bride and groom laugh at the wedding toastsBride and Groom inside tent Sister and Mother of the bride give wedding toasts at reception Wedding Toasts Kids perform choreographed song on wedding dance floor Kid Wedding Dance Dancing the night away at wedding reception Raise your arms sharing dance moves with mother and father at wedding reception Bride and Groom Dances Busting moves on the dance floor with the groom Busting a Move bride and groom share quiet moment by the fire pit Bride & Groom Sunset Wedding guests pose overlooking the rolling fieldsWedding guests artsy wedding cake details wedding cake details bride and groom cut the cake in a funny wayFunny bride & groom cake cutting
This last image from the cake cutting was my absolute favorite from this wedding! Congratulations again to Anna & Jeff! Wishing you both an amazing journey in your new road of life as husband and wife!  
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Rose Farm Inn
Tent & Reception Setup: Block Island Party Rentals
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia
Florist: Glass Onion
Hair & Makeup: Clayhead Salon & Spa
Invitations: Indigo Ink
Map Drawing: Elizabeth Daggar


Lisa Rose(non-registered)
Absolutely beautiful! !!
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