I had such a great night partying with Meghan & Matt! They recently tied the knot in a beautiful destination wedding in Mexico, so this "wedding" was their big celebration back at home. They didn't have another ceremony, but we took lots of portraits with their family and friends. Only a handful of people could make it to the Mexican festivities, so this day was still really special for everyone.
Meghan & Matt celebrated with their guests at the Providence G Ballroom in Providence, RI. This venue is one of the most beautiful city venues that I've ever seen. The ballroom itself is gorgeous–From the elegant, crystal chandeliers to the giant windows that drench the room in sunlight. Each table had a beautiful selection of glass vases with floating orchids and candles as well as an adorable blinged-out, numbered frame. The teal uplighting gave the room a colorful touch without taking away from the overall elegance. As you can see from the pictures below, everything matched with this teal, white, and blinged-out theme–Even Meghan's custom brooch bouquet. The custom dessert bar was also set up on the side and was stocked with the most wonderful goodies towards the end of the night. Amy's Apples is responsible for these incredible, delicious, and beautiful treats!
We took our first pictures in the ballroom itself, but moved to the Providence G rooftop deck for some portraits with their bridesmaids, groomsmen, and parents. The sunny rooftop made the perfect spot for pictures and the tall Providence buildings made the most amazing backdrop. After the guests had arrived and the portraits were photographed, it was time for their grand, festive entrance. I think you can guess what theme they were going for! Meghan & Matt danced their way into the ballroom (after their bridal party) and went straight into their "first" dance. Afterwards, I took these two aside for a couple of outdoor city pictures as the sun was setting. These were probably some of my favorite images of the night and I was able to capture their love for each other so beautifully. The rest of their night was filled with dancing (the beach balls made an appearance) and celebrating alongside their large group of family and friends. They definitely brought the Mexican festivities to Providence!
I'm so happy for these two and incredibly honored that they asked me to capture this celebration for them. Below are my favorite photos from this gorgeous evening. You can also click here to see their finished gallery. Congratulations again Meghan & Matt!
My goal with photographing weddings is never to just capture a "pretty picture". At every wedding, I pray that somehow I can allow the mood and emotion of the day to shine through in the images that I create. Every single wedding is different and unique. Each one comes with it's own story that deserves to be told and all I want to do is tell that love story in the most beautiful way possible. The love that I witnessed from Leanne & Chris on their laid-back wedding day was immeasurable. Wedding days are always emotional moments–Even more so when you're expecting your first child! Leanne's cute, little baby bump made these couple's portraits especially adorable. Rather than starting off their day with a traditional first-look, these two chose to begin with an intimate "first cast" on the beach where they love fishing. The way that he looks at her for the first time.. I can't help but smile!
Although it was a hot Friday at Colt State Park, we managed to stay cool by taking frequent breaks in the shade. The scenery at this beautiful park in Bristol, RI is amazing and there are such a variety of locations for pictures. After spending some time photographing the couples photos, their bridesmaids and groomsmen joined us for some portraits as well. The women wore the most perfect mismatching, vintage, pink dresses that contrasted perfectly with the men's blue ensemble. After our portraits with the bridal party, it was time for the ceremony!
Chris waited for his beautiful bride at Colt State Park's outdoor alter. Mason jars of baby's breath lined the isle as each friend and family member made their way down towards their seat. Leanne's brother escorted her down the isle and toward her handsome groom. Her other brother officiated their ceremony, making the moment even more special for everyone. Leanne's mother read a wonderful reading that left everyone with tears in their eyes just in time for the emotional vows. These two wrote and read the most beautiful vows that I think I've ever heard. I have to be honest–I stood in the isle with some tears running down my cheeks (luckily my camera made the perfect shield until I could recover). And then there was the kiss.. You can see the happiness just radiating off of Leanne & Chris–Their joy and love for one another is entirely contagious!
After a few family portraits, it was time for their reception. They began the evening party with their first dance–Thanks to a small, two-piece instrumental band. As with everything else, it was an adorable, intimate moment.. Like it was just the two of them in the room. Their reception space was decorated with the most simple, gorgeous wildflowers and vintage decor. Each table had a unique wooden centerpiece with mismatched, antique bottles of wildflowers. The succulent thank-you's were a cute touch as well and their guests loved them! Finally, at the end of my coverage the Del's Lemonade truck came around and we HAD to take some pictures. Leanne & Chris served a few of their guests the refreshing, slushy treat as I snapped away. Those last images were definitely some of my favorite pictures from the day!
I'm so lucky that I was able to be there to witness this next step in their lives. Congratulations again to these soul mates and soon-to-be parents and thank you so much for letting me share in this special moment! I wish you two all the best in your wonderful future ahead.