Friday, September 30, 2011

Our Destination Wedding

To say our wedding was interesting is an understatement. We planned a small ceremony and reception at The Inn on Pamlico Sound in Buxton, NC. It was supposed to be an easy 7 hour drive for all of our guests. But then Hurricane Irene hit and washed out the only road to get on to Hatteras Island. We quickly scrambled to make ferry reservations after the island was open to visitors. Now it was a nine hour drive and four hours on a ferry. Of course it rained and there were a ton of other minor problems but we just shrugged it off and had a great time!

I can't thank everyone who made the trip enough. Beth and I felt so honored that so many people sacrificed their time and braved the rain, flood, ferries and mosquitos to join us.

The calm before one of the many storms.

The view over the Pamlico Sound from our room.

More storms moving away.

The Inn where we had our wedding and spent a few days was host to many local people who lost their homes and workers who came to the island to help. We found this entry in the guest book.

I love driving on the beach.

The light inside the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

The view of the surf from the lighthouse.

Highway 12 on Ocracoke - without all the sand and water.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Jon & Becky married on Block Island

Beth and I have been a little stressed in preparation for our wedding next weekend, so it was a great relief to spend a weekend away. We left Friday morning and spent the day surfing, eating clam chowder and lobster rolls and hanging out with my friend Aaron who lives in Rhode Island. The next morning we took the ferry to Block Island to meet the groom - my good friend Jon. We checked into our hotel which was right at the ferry dock and were off to explore the island, surf and photograph him as he got ready for the wedding ceremony. It was a great time on a beautiful island. We scored awesome waves right in front of his rental house and were blown away by the scenery as we made some photos of him getting ready. The wedding went off smoothly, and the reception and after party went until late in the night. We can't wait to go back.

Jon and I heading down to surf. Photo: Bethany Dye

Jon getting a pre–wedding surf. Photo: Bethany Dye

View from the cliff. Again, Jon on another fun one. Photo: Bethany Dye

Yup, this is where they're spending the rest of their time on the island. I'm jealous.