Newport is home to hundreds of gorgeous victorian and gilded homes. The infamous Newport Mansions boast unmatched grandeur, but they aren’t the only ones with beauty and grace. For this winter styled shoot we choose the glamorous Gilded Hotel on Brinley Street in Newport. Part of the Lark Hotel Group, Gilded is one of a handful of gorgeous boutique hotels across the country that perfectly encompasses the best of historical charm and modern elegance. Converting two homes into one boutique hotel, Gilded has all the curious nooks and crannies of a century old home and the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. It’s perfect! We loved Gilded so much we decided to break the shoot into two segments, one casual engagement shoot and one more formal elopement shoot. Working with the talented Kim from Kim Lyn Photography and Sarah from Blush and Dirt for hair and makeup, we had a first rate group as the pictures are proof.
For the casual engagement pictures we wanted to make the most of Gilded’s charm and and take advantage of all the unique spaces. We started in the walk way between the two buildings, moved on to the front desk area with its gorgeous butterfly wallpaper, then to the jade front hall and up one of the carved staircases to one of the suites on the second floor. Every room we walked into was just screaming for pictures. We are absolutely in love with how they turned out! Check back early next week for part two of our shoot at Gilded Hotel!