Planning a wedding on a slow-paced island that shuts down in the winter proved a challenge for Manhattanite Alice Birnbaum. But she and her fiancé, Andy Roebuck, couldn't think of a more beloved (or equidistant) place than Block Island to bring their New York and Massachusetts families together for a June celebration. The Spring House Hotel's sparkling shingles, promontory views of whitecaps, and ample space to accommodate many of the couple's nearest and dearest—183 people in all—made it a venue worth the year-and-a-half wait.

Alice and Andy exchange vows in a quaint island affair

Planning a wedding on a slow-paced island that shuts down in the winter proved a challenge for Manhattanite Alice Birnbaum. But she and her fiancé, Andy Roebuck, couldn't think of a more beloved (or equidistant) place than Block Island to bring their New York and Massachusetts families together for a June celebration. The Spring House Hotel's sparkling shingles, promontory views of whitecaps, and ample space to accommodate many of the couple's nearest and dearest—183 people in all—made it a venue worth the year-and-a-half wait.

Cool beverages refreshed guests before the sunny outdoor ceremony.

Location: Block Island, RI