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 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
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
Two New Yorkers, Kaitlyn and Adam, made their way to Newport for their Fort Adams Wedding. A true collaboration of their styles, their big day combined a bit of old school charm with some modern day flair. From their dog Sadie being their “flower girl” and fireworks being set off across the water from Fort Adams (which was a total coincidence) that made their reception totally unique. Ellysia Francovitch Weddings and Jenny Courtney Photography captured everything from the flower dog to the fire show perfectly for the happy couple, and for you! Continue reading
Megan and James’s wedding venue has quite literally, movie worthy. Their gilded age mansion venue, Rosecliff Mansion, has made appearances in many hollywood films such as the original The Great Gatsby and True Lies. This palatial “summer cottage” originally owned by silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs also made a stunning backdrop for this sweet couples romantic wedding. Erica Trombetti from Infinite Events, LLC and Ready Luck Photography helped this couples vision come to life in an event worthy of the magnificent space and sweeping ocean views.
Maura and Doug’s Castle Hill Inn Wedding was a nautical dream. Alongside the cliffside coast of Newport, roamed a bridal party in a shade of sea glass accented with coral bouquets of garden roses. The reception was styled with aqua seahorses and nautical knots as prominent themes. As the sun was just setting the happy couple two ran off for a second round of bride and groom portraits (photographer Kylie Lynn’s dream) and the resulting pictures are priceless. Continue reading
This sunset session was captured in film by Greg Lewis Photography and highlights two Newport natives who are getting married this October. Styled around the stunning landscapes of Rhode Island, this session at the historic Fort Adams on the Newport Harbor features the forts waterfront location and aged interior. The bride-to-be’s beautiful hair and makeup by Salon Sapphire is the perfect addition to this beautiful photo session! Continue reading
Brandon and Cassie were high school sweethearts. Together through high school and college, after 8 years, Brandon surprised Cassie with a picnic dinner on Newport beach followed by a proposal. The engagement set the tone and the couple knew they wanted to get married in Newport it was just a matter of where. Sadly, during the wedding planning process Brandon’s father unexpectedly passed away. The Father-of-the-groom had visited one venue, Castle Hill Inn, and his presence at the venue sealed the deal. Cassie and Brandon’s Navy and Gold wedding was one the grooms father surely would have been proud of. Every detail was an elegant reflection of the couple and what they love. From a cigar station, ice cream and desert bar, and even tree sapling favors, this wedding was a detailed dream. Many thanks to Jennifer Neves Photography for capturing Cassie and Brandon’s big day and VideobyJamie for capturing the memories in a wedding day video.
Kate & Tyrone’s first date was a New England classic sport, candlepin bowling. The couple bonded over their love for travel, music and animals. Their whirlwind romance included trips to Puerto Rico, France, the Bahamas, Turkey and Dubai. The big ask happened when Tyrone asked Kate to be his wife while the couple was visiting a vineyard in South Africa. Now that’s an engagement adventure! Continue reading
Megan and Patrick’s rustic wedding at Mount Hope Farm was all about fun. The bride wore a ruffled tea length gown with sassy pink shoes and the groom wore navy and gingham. Bright colors and nautical details were abundant. They even had driftwood escort cards! Our favorite detail? The chairs at their sweetheart table said “wiggles” and “giggles”. How adorable is that?!