Ok, so your engagement session is coming up and you’re freaking out! What do you wear? How do you do your hair? What do you do with your hands? (Notice the same feelings as a first date…) Kim Lyn is one of our fav #bossbabe photographers and she has ALL the tips on how to look your best in your engagement session!
We don’t often get intimate Newport weddings. There are a lot of grand 100+ people events and we love them! Newport also is home to some personal intimate weddings with just the couples closest friends and family. There’s something for everyone. Today’s wedding is one of those intimate affairs where the pictures will make you want to un-invite all your work friends and run away with just your besties and your family.
For our winter styled shoot we explored Lark Hotel Group‘s Gilded Hotel in Newport. With the perfect combination of old world charm and modern accessories, Gilded is a get away dream come true. For part two of our winter styled shoot we imaged a Newport elopement (for Part one see our Gilded Engagement post). With the models in something a little more formal, we played up the hotels intimate spaces. We started in the billiards room, moved on to the magenta front room, then up two explore two of the suites on the second floor. Every room allowed for a different set of pictures. With so many gorgeous spaces, colors, and wall papers, there’s a room for every mood.
Getting that perfect bridal snap is hard but so worth the work. We’ve collected a few of our favorites for some picture inspiration. Which ones are your favorite?
(Header: JaclynL Photography 1. My Hotel Wedding 2. Burnett’s Board 3. Style Me Pretty 4. Wedding Party App 5. Weddings About 6. The Knot 7. Southern Sweetheart 8. Rock My Wedding 9. Huffington Post 10. All Women Talk 11. Shot From the Heart 12. Borrowed and Blue 13. Facebook 14. Bzz Feed 15. Wedding Party App 16. Mod Wedding 17. Wedding Dash 18. Style Me Pretty 19. Bridal Musings 20. Amour 21. One Love Photography 22. Bridal Guide 23. Wedding Party App 24. Elizabeth Anne Designs 25. Bridal Guide 26. The Every Last Detail)
You know how candlelight looks good on everyone? Fall is the same way. The cozy sweaters and warm color tones are flattering on all. Fall engagement sessions are for bright red leaves and gorgeous golden hour pics where everyone’s happy and comfy. When everything is rainbow colors, any location from a corn maze to a dirt road is perfect for pictures. These gorgeous fall e-sesh shots are top on the to-do list!
(Header: Rachel Smith Photography 1. Robyn Van Dyke Photography 2. Lindsey Orton Photography 3. Markows Photography 4. Amanda Able Photography 5. Gina Brocker Photography 6. Portraits by Shanti 7. Megan Beth Photography 8. Kristyn Hogan Photography 9. Laura Ivanova Photography 10. Cali Ashton Photography 11. Flickr 12. H. Davis Photography 13. Black Box Photography 14. Bamber Photography 15. Red Green and White 16. Godkin Photo 17. Vanessa Kruse Photography)
Castle Hill is the venue on the hill for the city by the sea. With historic old-world charm and all the grace of an upscale Newport venue. Surrounded by ocean views and sweet breezes, Castle Hill perfectly combines the effortless charm of a backyard party with the elegance and formality of a 5 star hotel. It’s the best of both worlds. Surrounded by hydrangeas and perfectly weathered shingles Castle Hill is the epitome of New England perfection.
Ever dream of siting by the sea with your new spouse? Castle Hill has the perfect spot. A large lawn with adirondack chairs galore, bridal party and guests can relax with a drink and some ocean views. If you’re dreaming on an intimate 50 person party or a high-society 300 person gala, Castle Hill is your venue. Ceremonies can be held inside or outside. Their custom sail-cloth tent makes the outdoors feel as luxurious as indoors.
The fun doesn’t end with the reception, guests can reserve rooms or whole beach houses. Just a few feet from the sand, you and your guests can wake up, roll out for morning coffee by the sea, and get ready for the festivities. Sounds like perfection.
*Photos from the Castle Hill website
It’s the morning after your wedding. You’re running off to the airport and you see the bouquet laying on the table. Is it worth keeping? What does anyone even do with their bouquet after the big day…
There are a few options. If you’ve got patience and a steady hand you can make a great shadow box with the dried stems. But, that’s a lot of work and time and effort. Or… You could have your blooms turned into beads. Yes, beads.
There are a few companies that can do the magic. My favorites are Bella Beads, Timeless Moments, and Memorial Beads. For each company, you send away a bouquet or a single bloom, and they can make anything from a single bead for a Pandora style bracelet, a whole necklace, a bracelet, earrings, rings, a charm, etc. What a fun way to re-use your special (expensive) wedding day flowers!