November 1, 2018 /

A Fort Adams Wedding | Newport, Rhode Island

Stacey & Mark’s Fort Adams wedding was a mix of historic textures & traditions with a twist of modern elegance.

The bride and groom are both creatives and fell in love with the dilapidated rooms of the fort as well it’s perfect location of stunning ocean views. Featuring fleets of sailboats, sunset clouds and the Newport bridge.

The bride wore a gown with a structured modern bodice attached to a fun, multilayered mesh tulle skirt. She paired that with her ever so comfortable pure white Nike pumps! Her reasoning- “I have to be able to dance for hours!” Now that is one practical bride. Before we move on to dapper Mark we have to talk about Stacey’s bouquet! It was a large cascading bouquet filled with so many different textures of greenery. To off set the green, it had pops of white and burgundy dahlias and roses. The raw brick fireplace inside one of the fort rooms was the perfect backdrop for this masterpiece. Now for Mark! He looked oh so handsome in his classic navy suit 3 piece suit and simple orchid boutonnière.

The couple opted to take photos {the first look} before the ceremony so we had so much time to explore the fort inside and out. Each of the inside rooms have their own color theme of beautiful decay. From the archways to the wood moldings, the details everywhere are just superb. Add in these two beautiful humans and we have ourselves the perfect setting to capture some killer photos!

The outdoor afternoon ceremony was officiated by one of the couple’s best friends and was held on the western lawn of the fort. A few boats even honked their horns for the couple as they drove by! After “Mazel Tov” was shouted, Stacey and Mark headed up to a grassy knoll at the top of the fort to a “secret location” they deemed the Game of Thrones area! The light was just divine.

The reception was held in a tent on the western point and was decorated with lush greenery and twinkling lights which cascaded from the ceiling. Large potted plants were placed throughout to add some texture around the dance floor. The tables were decorated with modern pillar vases which included floating votive candles and elegant magnolia leaves.

One of my favorite parts of Jewish wedding to photograph is the Horah! I love the excitement and energy the guests have as they dance in circles around the couple. The anticipation and sheer terror on the couple faces as they are hoisted up in the chairs is always priceless. It’s all in good fun and the perfect way to kick off a reception filled with dancing late into the night.

Congratulations Stacey & Mark!

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