September 23, 2015
Glen Manor House Wedding | Portsmouth, RI
Dave and Jessica were married at the Glen Manor House Labor Day weekend! They are originally from Connecticut but have since made a new home in Oregon. When planning wedding photo locations, Jessica wanted to make sure that we had lots of beautiful ocean images to get the classic Newport feel but she also wanted to add in a little country. Jessica grew up with horses and the country is a little nod to their new home in Oregon. We found the greatest spot on the island where there was tall grass, wooden fences and wild flowers.
The couple got ready in Dave’s parents neighborhood which was right down the street from the church. Jessica loved the idea of getting ready and walking to her ceremony! It was so much fun! The ceremony was held in the beautiful St. Mary’s Parish, the same church where JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier were married 62 years ago this month. After the ceremony we headed seaside for some shots on the rocks with the couple then on to the fields. The bridal party was so much fun to work with and ladies, thank you for walking on the rocks with your heels! After we explored the beach we headed over to Glen Manor!
The couple wanted a soft, romantic feel to their reception. The flowers were beautifully done in soft pinks, creams and mauve. The couple wanted to bring a piece of their new home to Newport so they named their tables after Oregon wineries. My favorite moment of the evening had to have been the surprise Patriots Groom’s cake. Dave was totally shocked when the cake came out. Go Patriots! Congratulations Jessica & Dave!
Venue: Glen Manor House | Church: St. Mary’s Parish, Newport | Florist: Toni Chandler | DJ/band: B-Sharp Entertainment, Brendan Lafferty | Caterer: Blackstone Catering | Videographer: Gem Video Service | Officiant: Rev. Kris Von Maluski | Cakes: Patti Cakes | Makeup/Hair: Allison Barbera Beauty | Gown: Cicada dress from Andria Bird Bridal | Bridal belt / head piece / veil / girls belts: hand made by Andria of Andria Bird Bridal | Brides earrings made by Heidi Hull designs | Bridesmaid dresses: Andria Bird Bridal | Cigar Roller: Boston Cigar Factory | Decor & Tablescapes: Rentals Unlmited