Last Saturday, Krissy & Chris were married at St. Augustin’s Church in Newport, RI and celebrated their nuptials with a Gatsby-fashioned affair at Rosecliff Mansion. I cannot wait to start working on their wedding and share more images!
Gina & Michael….when we met them at a bridal show in February 2013 at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, it was love at first sight! They were literally the first ones through the door and set the tone for the rest of the day. Throughout their 2 year engagement, so much thought, time, energy and passion went into planning the perfect day. I am literally running out the door for a meeting and a shot, but I plan on coming back and sharing some more stories about the day. And stay tuned for Part Two…early next week! Here is Part One of their wedding…
(Click-y planning links below!!)
Planner Extraordinaire: Em Devaud Events
Floral Design: John Orton Flowers & Events
Cake: Confectionary Designs
Lighting: Ormonde Productions
Hair: Wavelengths Salon & Spa
Emily & Robby were married in April 2015 at the Newport Hyatt Regency Hotel on unseasonably warm spring day. 60 degrees in Newport, RI in April is abnormal, let me tell you! We were weather stalking like crazy when the weather was calling for rain. We made Plan A, B & C. Luckily, we didn’t need to use any of them! All of E&R’s family and friends were boisterous & lively! Emily put an emphasis on fun imagery….and she had the perfect crew for it. Beli, the couple’s adorable pooch, was incorporated into the ceremony. I love a venue that allows our 4-legged BFs! Having pets at your wedding adds that extra element of fun!
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Bride’s Dress: Burnbaum & Bullock
Hair & Makeup: New Leaf Salon
Florals: Robin Hollow Farm
Videography: McElroy Weddings
Entertainment: LRE Entertainment
Officiant: Frank Camera
Rentals & Linens: Rentals Unlimited
As seen in the 2016 issue of Newport Wedding Magazine
Emily’s invitation suite was made by this super crafty & talented friend!
Emily’s Maid of Honor surprised Emily with an awesome photo scrapbook. Tears of joy and lots of laughter!I LOVE this of Emily & her mom getting ready!
Emily was a thoughtful bride and provided her guests with pashminas for the ceremony. A MUST for spring Newport brides! It was 60 degrees, but the breeze on Goat Island made it feel a little more like 50. Way to go, Emily! I’m sure your friends were so grateful!Beli whimpered & whined a bit during the ceremony. Even the dogs get a little restless during ceremonies….So I balanced their rings on a this (GLASSED & framed) watercolor print at their reception. (Glass being the key word here) Getting metal rings to stand up on glass is no easy feat. Patience is a virtual and lucky for me, I have a lot of it. I got literally 1 shot off before they crashed for the 1,329 time, so here’s the ONE shot I got. Grass, on the other hand, always plays along nicely with rings. Nice job, Robby. I’m a big fan of the cushion cut.
E & R practicing their choreographed first dance in the empty ballroom moments before their big entrance. E & R had these Del’s favors. Their guests from Massachusetts had never heard of Del’s before!!!! As a lifelong Rhode Islander, I felt it was my duty to inform their guests that its the most refreshing local treat around! (And also pairs well with Absolut Citron Vodka)The big dance, for real this time! A magical ending to a magical day. Cheers!!!
Wedding Season 2015 has officially kicked off! We celebrated with Marissa & Mike the first weekend of April. Marissa was an absolutely stunning bride….I could have photographed her all.day.long! A week prior to their wedding, it was snowing and 35 degrees. This was the winter that just won’t let up. We crossed our fingers and toes for a pretty spring day and we got it, albeit a strong & steady wind. Luckily, Marissa & I were in constant contact throughout her planning process. Based on my recommendation, she booked luxe & swanky 41 North for portraits.
Family is so, so important for M&M. I included a few special family portraits in this entry. And this is just a small sampling of their wedding images. When I say small, I mean less then 5% of their photos! So many great photos, it’s hard to choose! Just wait till you see the complete gallery!!
I’d like to thank the family & wedding party that was absolutely willing to do anything to get “the shot” for Marissa! You guys were troopers and entertained all our crazy ideas with a smile. You all were organized & hustled when we were under a tight window to create. Thank you!
I also want to thank Marissa & Mike for turning Jefferson & I on to “Homeland”. Best show on television. Can’t wait to see where they go with the season this fall! Congratulations on your marriage! We wish you two all the best!!
(Click-y links below!)
Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia
Transportation: Little Rest Limo
Hair & Makeup: Makeover Artistry
(Special shoutout to Donna! Even after the ladies endured hurricane force winds on a pier, everyone’s hair & makeup was just perfect. Bravo!)
Rentals: Felicia’s Perfect Setting
Entertainment: Jason Citrone
Brides, this is so important when your venue is centered around the ocean. It’s always, always windy in Newport. Wind + Beach Family Portraits=HOT MESS. We need some structure & architecture to block those strong gusts of wind. The wind was blowing a gale during our allotted time for portraits. I can tell you that this image would have looked so much different if we had tried it outside on the beach. Thankfully, our awesome bride, Marissa, took our professional advice. Please take this into account when planning your wedding. Get in touch with me and I’ll aid you in securing great places so that we can create images you will cherish. And I promise, we can still get those ocean photos of you and your husband. (See the very first photo of this post) I can be creative with angles & posing to go with the wind when we’re photographing a couple. Family portraits and other formal groupings need to be photographed traditionally. So in this case, we need a location away from the elements. Your future-self will thank you!
See how I’m working with the wind here? Instead of fighting it, I turned Marissa into the wind to pick up her hair, veil & dress in an artistic way.
Working with that wind again! There were times while we were on the beach that Marissa & Mike and the photo/video team literally had to turn our backs to the wind and close our eyes to prevent getting a face full of sand. We’d let it die down and then keeping shooting. Everyone took it in stride and persisted on to get these photos! Trust me, your parents & grandparents do not want to stand outside in these conditions for 15 minutes during family portraits. This is why I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to plan on a non-beach location.
Meet Cassie, Shawn and their adorable pup, Lilo! I am so excited to be photographing their wedding coming later this year at the Glen Manor House. After this long winter, let me tell you how happy I am to be out photographing in all the special spring flowers again!