The Providence Public Library is one of my favorite wedding venues especially for a wintertime fête! The inside is filled with historic details and the most beautiful light which streams in from the gigantic windows. Winter weddings in New England can be a challenge but this wedding absolutely nailed it with all the necessary winter accessories; winter whites, elegant blacks, twinkle lights and warm fuzzy fur!
Katie and Tom’s family were such a warm and welcoming bunch. I was excited to find out all the personal touches that the couple have added to their wedding. The bride chose to wear her mother’s cathedral length veil.Pieces of lace from the brides dress was also added to the veil to modernize it and to add a new “memory” to this family heirloom. I love when couples incorporate their parents or grandparents wedding “details” whether it be a piece of clothing, jewelry or even just pictures. It’s so nice to honor our past as we move forward into our future.
The bride’s family was heavily involved in the wedding which always makes the day extra special. The bride’s sister did a gorgeous job on the make-up for all the girls and Katie’s Aunt had nothing but loving and heartfelt wishes for the couple as she officiated their ceremony. Katie’s niece was the cutest flower girl there ever was with her puffy tulle dress and adorable headband. The most shocking was to find out the bride’s mother had made the cake AND created the sugar flowers. The cake was a carrot cake made from an old family recipe, Katie and Tom’s favorite.
The ceremony took place at dusk inside the gold and ivory upper room at the library. It was a warm and inviting ceremony, making you feel like you were at an intimate candlelit mass. After the ceremony the party continued in the ship room. Once dinner was served a special “Happy Birthday” song and cake for the bride’s grandmother was in order. She was definitely surprised! The dancing, dipping and festivities continued into the evening. Katie and Tom, Congratulations!
Venue: Providence Public Library | Caterer: Russel Morin Catering | Florist: Entwined | Officiant: Bride’s Aunt | Cake: Talented Mother of the Bride | Dessert: Allie’s Donuts | Makeup & Hair: Molly Burke & Julia Florenz (sister of the bride) | Transportation: R&B Limousine |
Bobby & Jessica were married at Cafe Nuovo in Providence. The couple wanted a low key and intimate wedding in Providence. We lucked out with the weather as the sun was shining and it was unseasonably warm given it was November.
The couple’s main color was blue which looked so beautiful against the marble walls of the room. The flowers were whites, greens and blues which were also a part of all the custom stationary; from the invites to the table signs. The cake had a a great criss-cross pattern and a sweeping line of blue flowers. All of these details were juxtaposed by sparkly blush pink table cloths! I loved it!
The couple wanted to have their ceremony just after sunset so the room felt cozy so we opted to do photos before hand to use whatever light we could find! We did a quick first look and Bobby was in total awe when he saw his blushing bride for the first time. We walked around waterplace park looking for the perfect backdrops. Jessica requested a shot of the Providence skyline which was a challenge given our location but once the sun set and we saw some killer reflections we knew we had found the spot!
The couple had a heartfelt ceremony which was lead by a family friend. After the ceremony the couple wanted to get all the formalities out of the way. The first dance was so sweet and the two of them couldn’t stop smiling! Bobby had a dance with his Mom and Jessica danced a choreographed dance with her Dad which was so much fun. Then it was dinner and dancing time!
Jessica & Bobby, Congratulations and it was a pleasure capturing your day!
Jaclyn & Matthew’s Art Deco Themed wedding at the Newport Art Museum was on point; from the venue down to the engagement ring!
I was so excited when Jaclyn called me to potentially photograph her wedding! I know her from my freshman year of college in the art program at Salve Regina! We both transferred out our sophomore year to continue our studies elsewhere. Jaclyn knew she wanted to come back to Newport so it was a fitting place to have her wedding. They got married at the chapel because it’s beautiful and matched the art museum in architectural elements and it was a nod to the past. Because we were at the chapel for the ceremony we were able to use McAuley hall for photos both inside and out! The ceremony was held by Jaclyn’s family priest which always makes for a more personal ceremony as stories from childhood are always told!
The planning of this wedding all started with the engagement ring! An authentic Art Nouveau ring that the two found at the Armory Antiques store here in Newport. It’s so unique with it’s gold filagree and coral stone. They both love antiques and often meander around the stores. Once engaged the meandering turning into a mission! They were on th hunt for antique brass floral holders, candelabras, brass knick-knacks. These were used in all different ways but they were mainly used to decorate the tables along side nautical figurines from the couple’s families personal collections and antique books from the 20’s and 30’s. Most of the covers were illustrated by a famous Art Nouveau cover artist, Margaret Armstrong. Along side the Art Nouveau there was an underlying nautical theme as that is an ode to the nautical past of Newport. Along with the whale figures on the tables the couple incorporated ships lanterns and an original antique navigational chart of Narragansett Bay as their guestbook. The chart was created by George W. Eldridge, whose closing on handwritten letters of the late 19th century was the lovely, “Yours for a fair tide”.
To keep the theme Jaclyn’s wedding gown, shoes and jewelry as well as the bridesmaids stormy grey beaded gowns all emulate the 20’s and the 30’s. The flowers were wide and were filled with fall shades of orange, greens and burgundy. The palette looked stunning against the navy blues, the brass accents, the dark walls and the artwork of the venue. Jaclyn was driven to the chapel in the perfect navy vintage Packard and then it whisked the couple away before heading to the Museum.
It was the perfect evening! Congratulations Jaclyn & Matthew!
Chapel: Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Salve Regina | Venue: Newport Art Museum | Caterer: Russell Morins | Florist: Weedweavers of Wakefield | DJ: Moondance Productions | Officiant: Rev. Robert L Marciano | Favors: Amy’s Gourmet Apples | Makeup & Hair: Jessica Puleo & Cassandra Broccoli | Transportation: Vintage Packard | Bridal Shoes: Jenny Packham | Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero | Rings: Vintage Rings