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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 |
This Providence Public Library Wedding was an elegant, black tie affair! The ladies were dressed in a beautiful shade of blue while the guys wore custom black and blue patterned suits and for a little fun, blue shark socks! Jessica’s gown was an ivory ballgown adorned with a gorgeous camel colored beaded belt and a delicate beaded sheer jacket. She wore blue Badgley Mischka shoes and carried a classic quilted Chanel purse to incorporate the color blue! To finish off her look she wore her mother’s veil and her grandmother’s earrings! As we were getting ready a package arrived for Jessica, it was a pearl necklace from Danny. <3
The couple married at St. Rocco’s church in Johnston, RI. This church not only was Jessica’s childhood church but her grandfather built the church and it’s parish! Every child in the family has been baptized, confirmed and married at this church. In honor of her grandfather, Jessica tied his wedding band around her bouquet.
After the ceremony we headed into the city of Providence for a few quick city shots. I found out that afternoon that Danny proposed to Jessica in a gondola at the very bridge we were taking photos at a year prior to the wedding! As we were taking photos one of the gondolas passed by and wouldn’t you know it was the same gondolier that was present at the engagement! After a few more photos and an awesome drone shot by Chris Walsh we went back to the library to take advantage of it’s grand architecture and gorgeous light. The stairway is by far my favorite spot but the stacks were a fun secret place to go!
My favorite part about this wedding was how the couple incorporated their jobs as math teachers into their wedding. The seating chart consisted of math equations and in order to find out what table you were sitting at you had to solve the equation. I thought that was so clever. The table numbers were pages from an old math booth with the number and a stamped silhouette placed on top. They also added infinity charms to their favors and had the cutest wall plaque made.
Congratulations to Jessica and Danny!