Katie and Dan started as co-workers. Their friendship grew into a romance and eventually, they found themselves planning their wedding! Their day started in Newport with a seaside first look then they moved over the bridge to the historic Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island for the ceremony and reception. Stunning fresh florals from Fresh Foraged Design added rich jewel tones to their wedding. Rachel Girouard Photography captured the big day from the moment New Leaf Weddings arrived to beautify the ladies until when the beautiful Isis Cakes creation was cut by the newly married couple. Congrats to Katie and Dan and thanks for submitting your wedding!
We’ve all seen the glamorous pictures on Pinterest of the beautiful bride surrounded by her loving bridesmaids while all the gals get their hair and makeup done. What those pictures don’t show you is the insane chaos that comes with so many women trying to get ready in a single bridal suite at the same time!
We talked to Courtney, the Spa Manager for the Newport Marriott’s luxurious spa located on the street level facing Newport harbor. After years of working with Brides and bridal parties of all sizes, she’s seen it all and has some insider knowledge on what works, and what doesn’t. Courtney has three main reasons brides should consider getting ready someplace other than their hotel room and we agree with all three!
Ashley and John’s vintage styled glitter and gold seaside wedding at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI was a wedding photographer’s dream for so many reasons! Bride Ashley’s custom Lindee Daniel dress that looked like something out of a fairytale, a French Chateau style venue overlooking the Sakonnet River, and glitter and gold everywhere! But there was one thing about this wedding that would’ve had all documentary photographers swooning… the light. Natural, sun-drenched light is what we live for, and this wedding was overflowing with it! Combined with Ashley and John’s constant smiling, these wedding photos look more like something out of an Anthropologie catalog, and we’re okay with that. Continue reading
Wedding registry guides are cluttered with items like serving dishes, sheets, and pots and pans. All totally useful items, they are the no-brainer choices. Every couple is capable of crafting the perfect registry with a mix of practical and fun items. The thing is, there are always items that you don’t realize you need until after the wedding, sometimes even years later! We’ve pulled together our top items that you just have to put on your registry. They are specific, but for all the best reasons. Continue reading
Newport’s landscape is painted with the soft blues of the waves and sky and crisp white-capped waves. The textured sand and rocky beaches accent the cool colors providing the beautiful contrast that is distinct to Rhode Island. Playing off our favorite elements of the Newport shoreline, this styled shoot at the newly re-designed Newport Marriott is our beachy blue dream come true! Continue reading
Bridal party gifts are supposed to be a gesture that shows how much you care about your closest friends and family. Don’t let choosing an item stress you out! You can spend as much or as little as you want. It’s not about the dollar, it is about the thought that goes into it. We collected a few of our favorite groomsmen gifts ranging in price and made sure each item is something your guys would actually want to receive. Just as when giving a wedding gift, make sure the item is either 1) practical, 2) sentimental, or 3) fun and unique! Continue reading
Kerin & Ryan picked Newport for their wedding location, almost on a whim. Both had never spent too much time in our quaint coastal town but after a visit, they knew that it was the perfect place to host their wedding. A local destination of sorts, Newport provided the perfect place for their friends and family to escape to without much traveling. And with cooler temperatures and small crowds, the weekend event was the perfect way to experience Newport in a leisurely and relaxed pace. Kerin & Ryan started the day in downtown Newport, both getting ready in separate houses right on Thames Street. Kerin’s house even had a top floor roof deck that overlooked downtown and Newport Harbor! Following a lovely and intimate ceremony, they headed to the magnificent Elms Mansion for wedding portraits with their wedding party & family. Finally, they headed back to Regatta Place, located right in Newport Harbor, for a night of dancing and celebrating. Their day was a great mix of everything wonderful about Newport – the history and coastal charm was the perfect compliment for Kerin & Ryan’s day as captured by Deborah Zoe Photography. Continue reading
Cathie and Andrew, originally from Bermuda, opted for a harvest time wedding in Providence Rhode Island, where Cathie had attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree. The couple along with just 45 of their closest family and friends flew from Bermuda to the smallest state in the USA for the celebration on a perfect New England fall day. Continue reading
Danielle and Dave met freshman year at the University of Rhode Island through mutual friends before a URI basketball game. On the first day of Junior year, they ran into each
other at CharlieO’s bar and all it took was that first date for them to “go steady”. On the weekends they made trips to Newport and fell in love with each other and the quaint seaside town. They even named their Goldendoodle Rhody because of the special place Rhode Island holds in their hearts!
A little bit of rain couldn’t dampen the joyous spirits of these two lovebirds. Though their big day was perhaps a little damper than most would hope for, the grey clouds only served to let their love shine through all the more. Melissa Stimpson captured this sweet couples big day and as you’ll see, their love for each other is quite evident. <3