Ashley and Cole’s Hotel Viking Wedding

Cole and Ashley were secretly set up by a mutual friend. After just a few dates, they were inseparable. After a few years and even a house, Cole proposed, by the bonfire at their new home on a Friday night, to the sounds of Frank Sinatra. Their first dance was “The Best is Yet to Come” by Frank Sinatra, a little flashback to their sweet engagement.

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Caitlin and Steve’s Blush and Gold Glen Manor House Wedding

Caitlin and Steve wanted their wedding to be a mini-destination for their friends and family. When the couple first went to visit Glen Manor House, they knew right away that Newport and Glen Manor were the perfect fit. Their visit happened to be on the coldest day of the year in the middle of February, and it was still the most beautiful venue they had ever seen!

Daisy and Ryan’s Easton’s Beach Wedding

There’s nothing like a summer wedding in Newport at the beach! To start the day, the girls rented a condo right across from Perrotti Park in downtown Newport, then walked across the street for a few photos with Whiting Photography. Starting the official fun with photos at Ochre Court at Salve Regina helped set the mood for the day. The last stop was their ceremony and wedding reception at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach. Daisy and Ryan got married in a quick ceremony right on the boardwalk, they then took a couples turns on the carousel and were able to enjoy cocktail hour thanks to their earlier first look at Ochre Court. Keep scrolling to see their amazing reception! Continue reading

Jesse and Jessica’s Newport Beach House Wedding

Jesse and Jessica were set up by a mutual friend and future bridesmaid at their wedding while attending Virginia Tech in 2010. Jesse was drafted to the Tampa Bay Rays his junior year of college and the couple’s relationship blossomed while they dated long distance. Once graduation came around, Jessica left everything behind to travel with her best friend and support his baseball dream. 6 years later while on a hiking date in The Cascades, Jesse proposed at the waterfall that the couple visited on their first date! Continue reading

Ashley and John’s Vintage Seaside Wedding at Glen Manor House

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

Elegant Beachy Blues at the Newport Marriott

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

Kerin and Ryan’s Regatta Place Wedding

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

Danielle and Dan's Gold and Cranberry Atlantic Resort Wedding

Danielle and Dave’s Gold and Cranberry Atlantic Resort Wedding

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

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Ariana and Elie's Blush Toned Rosecliff Wedding on The Newport Bride a Rhode Island Wedding Blog

Ariana and Elie’s Blush Toned Rosecliff Wedding

Elie and Ariana met six years ago through mutual friends. That first meeting didn’t stick, but thankfully their paths crossed again in December 2015. At first, Ariana played hard to get saying her career in gastroenterology was her focus, but Elie, a Behavioral Scientist was no stranger to hard work and his diligence paid off when he finally got a date with his dream girl.  Continue reading

Kayla and Steve's Red and Gold Wedding The Atlantic Resort

Kayla and Steve’s Red and Gold Wedding The Atlantic Resort

After a first meeting while in their college years at Bentley University, Kayla and Steve happened to meet up in years later when they both lived in NYC. All it took was one date for the couple to “go steady”. Their relationship eventually blossomed into an engagement and they started planning their Newport Wedding. The couple loved the City by the Sea’s convenient location and sea side charm. Plus, as they later found out, the bride’s grandparents met in Newport at the Hotel Viking at a Greek dance. Continuing on the family history, the couple choose Hotel Viking as their getting ready spot and captured some truly beautiful first look photos captured by Molly Anne Photography. Carrying on the festive fell that comes into Newport with the fall breezes, the couple choose rich reds and golds to decorate their wedding weekend. Continue reading