August 20, 2016
A Castle Hill Inn Wedding | Newport, Rhode Island
Stacy and Julian’s Castle Hill Inn wedding was one for the books! It was the hottest weekend in August and they were troopers, as were the rest of my weekend’s couples!
Stacy and Julian wanted their wedding to be relaxed & fun wrapped with a romantic vibe which is exactly what it was! The day started with the boys hanging out at the bar in the main mansion while the girls were getting dressed at the Chalet. One of my favorite details of the day were the Stacy’s shoes!!! Flip-flops are always a good idea. After everyone was ready to go, Stacy’s mother wanted to surprise the bride with a blue handkerchief, a family heirloom which has been passed down to every bride in the family for over 3 generations. It was a very touching moment.
We opted to do all the photos before the ceremony so the couple enjoy cocktail hour with their guests. We used the garden for the “first-look” as it provided a little shade from the hot sun! The couple took a quick break to enjoy some local brew while we headed out to the light house. I was so excited when Stacy and Julian were open to some “exploring” which meant walking narrow overgrown paths to get to a “secret” coastal location. It was totally worth it!
As it was time for the ceremony to began, dark ominous storm clouds were building behind the bridge. We lucked out that it never rained but I think the clouds made for a very dramatic backdrop (& fantastic sunset). As the ceremony was coming to a close the officiant read a passage which was very apropos as it made reference to rain and thunder which made everyone burst out into laughter.
The rest of the evening was filled so many fun things! Couple signature beers, lawn games including a corn hole set that Julian had made, a s’more bar by the campfire and of course lots and lots of dancing! Julian and Stacy, Congratulations!!
Venue: Castle Hill Inn | Florist: Broadway Florist | DJ/band: Bill Bibeau with Rhythm Express DJ Service | Officiant: Honorable Peter Regan
| Cake/Dessert: Castle Hill Inn | Makeup/Hair: Wavelengths Salon | Planner: Molly Emond, Castle Hill Inn