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
Ellen and Chris met on a February night in 2013 at one of Brooklyn’s finest bars – Hank’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Saloon. Their meet-cute was just that, a cute meet up that grew into a tender romance. In December 2014 a move brought them to Boston, just in time for a record-breaking 100+ inches of snowfall. A year and a half later, they traveled to Syracuse to celebrate Chris’ 32nd birthday. Unbeknownst to Ellen, he had been carrying an engagement ring that he designed with a friend. On the way home, Chris surprised Ellen with a detour to where he proposed. Ellen said yes!
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
Chelsea and Nick were one of those couples that were best friends above all. They didn’t break a sweat when their wedding day called for a downpour. As the storm clouds rolled in over the ocean and the torrential downpour begin about an hour before I do’s they literally smiled in spire of the rain. After all, what’s a little water when you’re marrying the love of your life?
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
A light breeze was coming off the ocean and the sky was a deep blue. It was the perfect day for an oceanside wedding! Now add a beautiful couple like Courtney and Jeff and the Castle Hill Inn and all were speechless with the gorgeous sites of the day. Courtney and Jeff are so obviously in love. They incorporated many special and personal touches into their wedding day like small pieces such as Courtney wearing the same headpiece that her mother wore on her wedding day, as well as big things like having Thorr, the Athletic Director at University of Rhode Island officiate their ceremony. Plus, they surprised guests by having “Rhody” the URI mascot showed up at the end of the night to hit the dance floor! Photographer Tricia McCormack Photography captured the whole thing! Continue reading
Julia and Peter grew up in the same town, Easton, MA. They were first introduced in May 2014 and since the moment they met, they have spent every day together (but seriously). As is often the case, Newport provided the perfect near by weekend escape for the couple while they were dating and our little city by the sea was their first choice when it came time to choose a wedding venue. Making their wedding a full weekend of events only served to extend the joyous events. From Thursday’s sunset sail and house party, to Friday’s rehearsal dinner at Castle Hill Inn, and Saturday’s sea front nuptials at Belle Mer, the weekend was jam packed of wedding fun!
Fulfilling Samantha’s life long dream of a romantic walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, Eric proposed after 2 years of dating in a magical surprise atop one of America’s most recognizable structures. A fellow tourist got the honors of capturing the proposal with a few memorable snapshots. Continue reading