Caleb and I (Claire) met in January 2008 during my freshman year at Roger Williams University. Caleb was roommates with one of my best friends from high school who was just returning from his study abroad session in Italy and invited me over to a party. As soon as I walked into their apartment, I saw Caleb for the first time and he had the most captivating smile. We didn’t talk that night besides being introduced to one another, but after I got home from the party, I called my mom and told her that I had met the guy I was going to marry. After that night, we started talking and developed an incredible relationship full of Boston Bruins games, Big Macs and Nantucket beach days. Six years later, Caleb proposed at the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown on a beautiful February day.
Birthdays are the best. Especially if your name is Timothy Lynch. Out with friends for his 23rd birthday, he saw this cute girl at the bar. Little did he know, he had just met his future wife. A senior at Boston University, Stephanie was out with her roommates. When Tim approached her asking to share a birthday drink, she made him show his license to make sure it was his birthday. A girl can’t just give out birthday drinks you know. After the meet cute makeshift date, Tim asked for her number and they talked for the next month while she was home in Wayne, NJ for winter break. After the holidays, Stephanie and Tim had their first real date and the magic started. Inseparable ever since, they moved in together after Stephanie graduated. 2 Years later Tim proposed and Stephanie of course, said yes!
Maria, a sailing instructor at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, and Andrew, the captain of Spartan a Herreshoff NY50, were enjoying a beautiful summer in Nantucket when they first caught a glimpse of each other. One sunny day Maria asked her boss at the Great Harbor Yacht Club in Nantucket who the cute guy was who was always walking around the docks and lawn of the club. Her boss dramatically replied, “Ohh, Andrew?! He has a huge crush on you!!” Thanks to the helpful interference of friends and co-workers, Andrew got Maria’s number and called her A.S.A.P. to ask for a date a few nights later. On July 21, 2011 at Slip 14, Maria and Andrew had their first date. <3
Newport is home to hundreds of gorgeous victorian and gilded homes. The infamous Newport Mansions boast unmatched grandeur, but they aren’t the only ones with beauty and grace. For this winter styled shoot we choose the glamorous Gilded Hotel on Brinley Street in Newport. Part of the Lark Hotel Group, Gilded is one of a handful of gorgeous boutique hotels across the country that perfectly encompasses the best of historical charm and modern elegance. Converting two homes into one boutique hotel, Gilded has all the curious nooks and crannies of a century old home and the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. It’s perfect! We loved Gilded so much we decided to break the shoot into two segments, one casual engagement shoot and one more formal elopement shoot. Working with the talented Kim from Kim Lyn Photography and Sarah from Blush and Dirt for hair and makeup, we had a first rate group as the pictures are proof.
Newport is often thought of as the home to large and glamorous, over-the-top weddings. While there are plenty of venues that can accommodate lavish affairs for 200+ guests, there are also venues designed for a more intimate affair. Today’s couple had just such an event in mind.