Ricky and Lauren had the day of their dreams this past July 23, 2022. After 7 years of dating meeting during their senior year at Roger Williams University, they got married surrounded by family and friends.
Newport, RI means a lot the couple as they each spent time in town visiting during and after college. Right after Ricky proposed, they knew that Newport was where their wedding weekend was meant to take place, giving their guests an excuse to visit the city during the most beautiful time of year. With both his and her families being from different states, their wedding was the first time everyone got to meet in the best place to visit.
When they choose their venue, Lauren and Ricky dreamed of the famous “Belle Mer sunset,” and that’s exactly what they got! Just peak their sunset photos and get ready to be wowed! As an extra surprise, their wedding weekend was the same weekend as the Newport Folk Festival, and their guest got an unexpected but welcomed performance by Paul Simon. The guests were very impressed!
One of the highlights of the night was Ricky’s wedding gift to me: a live painting of our first dance painted by Alfredo Carlson. It’s a piece of art I will hold close to my heart for the rest of my life and will pass down to our future children.
Photography: Katie Karlberg Photo | Wedding Planning: Sarah Castro | Venue: Belle Mer | Photographer: Katie Karlberg Photo | DJ: DJ Valentina | Florist: Stoneblossom | Dress Designer: Pronovias | Invitations: Minted | Engagement Ring: James Allen | Wedding Band: Barmakian | Makeup: MakeMeUp | Videography: Shutter and Sound | Live Ceremony Music: Golden Scroll Soloists | Live Painter: Alfredo J. Carlson | Bridesmaid Bracelets: Maris Pearl | Getting Ready Location: Hotel Viking