July 13, 2016 /
A Romantic Glen Manor Wedding | Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Allison and Greg’s Glen Manor House Wedding was the epitome of romantic. Allison was dressed in the most dreamy blush & sherbet colored Lazaro dress! Her hair was up in an elegant bun embellished with a delicate headpiece encrusted with pearls and crystals. She carried the most lush peony filled blush & white bouquet. The bride’s blush cathedral veil was made by her mother! It was so gorgeous, especially with the colors of the gown. For her something borrowed and her something blue, Allison wore her great grandmother’s bracelet which was a classic art deco piece. The ladies wore the most heavenly colored sweetheart gowns. I would say they were a warm buttercream yellow which matched perfectly with the interior of the Glen and with the brides colorful gown. Greg and groomsmen went with a little more of a nautical feel. Their suits were navy with the most adorable Vineyard vines pink heart bowties. Greg had a gorgeous leather Ghurka belt and stylish Gucci loafers.
This wedding day was particularly romanic because yes, it rained and rain makes everything more swoon worthy and can create the most fantastic fog. When I say it rained, I mean it poured BUT that did not stop us from making beautiful images. The Glen has so many nooks and crannies to offer us while we waited for the storm to pass. The ceremony was held under the side awning which was so beautiful! The twinkle lights, the distant garden and the beautiful light all added to the mood. During the ceremony the couple “tied the knot” which I thought was so clever! In keeping with the slight nautical theme the couple had 2 different colored sailors rope which was tied into two knots and brought together. As our luck would have it the rain stopped just as the ceremony finished up allowing us to take some outside shots!
The details of the day were all so elegant and well coordinated – all the way down to the pink mr. & mrs. napkins. The invitations were stunning because they included a custom watercolor of the mansion! The Maid of Honor wrote all the wedding signage, table list & cards. One of my favorite things to see at weddings are the wedding photos of the immediate families especially grandparents and even great grandparents photos. Another nautical touch that was added was the guest signing “book”. They had a large nautical chart of Aquidneck Island which people signed and they plan to hang in their home. <3 Once the formalities were over and we got a shot with the little bit of sunset color the party began and it raged all night long! I think my favorite moment of the reception was when Greg and his friends circled Allison, swimming like they were sharks. This crazy fun group of boys do this at every wedding and they call it sharking. It always takes place to the song "Africa” and once the chorus comes in everyone starts jumping. I had such a great time photographing this part… I literally was in the middle of the circle jumping and taking photos. Hilarious!! Congratulations to Allison and Greg!!
Venue: Glen Manor House | Officiant: Rev. Skip Sweeney | Florist: Toni Chandler Florals | Caterer: Blackstone Catering | Cake: Patticakes | Hair & Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty | DJ & Lighting: Main Event Weddings – Bob Carpenter | Musicians: New England String Quartet | Videography: Frame + Anchor | Bridal Dress: Lazaro | Bridal Shoes: Saint Laurent | Accessories: Earrings – Deepa Gurnani Headpiece – Eleven Skies Studio Bracelet- Bride’s great grandmother’s | Grooms suit – Brooks Brothers | Grooms Shoes: Gucci | Belt: Ghurka | Bowtie: Vineyard Vines | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Thank you to Faith Dugan who photographed with me!
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