Andrea and Greg’s Atlantic Inn Block Island Wedding

Andrea and Greg’s Block Island wedding was a summer celebration bringing together friends and family from around the world. Block Island is a second home for Greg and his family, so the couple knew it was the perfect place to share their love. Although Hurricane Jose almost prevented all of their guests and vendors from making it to the island the night before, everyone arrived the day-of to perfect weather, beautiful decor both during their chapel ceremony and tented reception, and a firework display at the end of the night. Inspired by New England and the Atlantic Ocean, this wedding had a nautical theme with bright colors and greenery infused throughout!

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Claire and Tyler’s Block Island Wedding at The Coast Guard House

Claire and Tyler had always admired the Coast Guard House on Block Island and KNEW they were going to have a BI wedding.  What better place than the iconic Coast Guard house!  They diligently went to town meetings to get permission to hold their quaint small tented wedding on the grounds of the Block Island Coast Guard House property and we think you’ll agree, the result is beautiful!

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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

Olivia and Zach’s Rosecliff Mansion Wedding

Olivia and Zach’s wedding was a true fairytale. The bride’s Ines Di Santo gown with a massive train stole the show, and rightly so! Her grand entrance to one of the nations oldest churches, Trinity Church, was just the beginning of the night’s bold statement. The reception was held at Rosecliff Mansion, a 1920’s white stone mansion on the famed Bellevue Avenue. It was a true party with 200 people dancing the night away. The day’s huge thunderstorm only served to make the mansion feel cozy and romantic, all lit up with candles and filled with white roses as captured by photographer Benedicte Verley Photography. The night winded down with sparkling gold fireworks overlooking the ocean out on the back lawn, a festive way to finish a joyous evening!

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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

Justine and Anthony’s Ochre Court Wedding

It all started in high school when they went to the senior prom together. Justine and Anthony not only went on their first date but they actually also met their future wedding photographer! They went to college, in two different states and built their relationship throughout these years, as a strong and solid loving foundation. When it was time to propose, Anthony asked the same photographer from that first date at prom, to photo-document the event. Hiding in the dunes on Block Island years later in the summer of 2015, their first moments as an engaged couple was captured!

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Corinne and Taylor’s Carnegie Abbey Club Wedding

What some might call chance, we call romantic foreshadowing. Years before the proposal happened, Taylor surprised his then-girlfriend Corrine with a trip to Newport. Every summer since the couple returned and when it finally came time to choose a wedding destination, Newport was the only option. Corrine and Taylor visited the Carnegie Abbey Club with family friends for a 4th of July party and instantly fell in love with the nautical vibe, classic elegance, and amazing water views. Plus, Taylor is a diehard golfer and the club’s course is one for the books!

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Ashley and Dan’s Suculent Loving Quidnessett Country Club Wedding

Dan and Ashley met the old fashioned way…on Match.com. He was just finishing up his C++ class for his software engineering degree late one night when he saw a beautiful picture pop up. He was exhausted and right at the very end of the semester. He shut his computer and decided to just go to bed. A few seconds later he opened it back up and sent a quick a message. He told his best friend later that night that he was going to marry the girl he had just messaged. Seems like love at first sight really is a thing!

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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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