Lauren and Benoit were married on Block Island, Rhode Island this summer, on her family's beautiful seaside property. It had been about 15 years since I was last on the island – I visited while I was a student at RISD, and so it was especially nice to be back amongst Block Island's laid back culture and cool ocean breeze after so many years.
Lauren and Benoit enjoyed a quiet moment before their rehearsal dinner, taking a stroll by the Southeast Lighthouse as the sun was beginning to set. It's these magical moments when the light is just right and the bride and groom are relaxing with each other that inspire me. I always recommend my couples take a moment for themselves, before or even while the party is going on, to catch their breath and soak it all in before going back to enjoy more of the celebration.