Constance and Steven's Stepping Stone Ranch Wedding || West Greenwich, RI

Constance and Steven were my second couple that were planning their wedding from afar (Jen and Buzz were the first couple). These two are from California, and did an awesome job planning their wedding in Rhode Island. 

When I arrived at Stepping Stone Ranch on their wedding day, there was a sea of fog everywhere. It made the entire area look a bit spooky and mysterious. While the guys were getting ready and people were arriving luckily the fog lifted a bit and we had a break by the time the ceremony rolled around. When Constance and the bridesmaids arrived, they got out and then Constance changed up her ride. The ground was kind of wet and muddy, so Constance had the idea of pulling up to the aisle in a white convertible. By the way, this was one of the coolest entrances I have seen to date. 

After her amazing entrance, Constance's cousin Julian officiated their ceremony. This is something I really love, when the officiant knows the couple really well. He talked about their relationship, and the first time he met Steven. These two then shared their personal vows, which included the story of their first date in which Constance was running late but Steven just knew she was worth the wait. Their first date story was so charming and you can just see how these two balance each other out, each one of them are a great complement to the other. 

After the ceremony, these two left in their white convertible and it looked just like a fairy tale. We did a few portraits of just the two of them before heading back to the others. They just looked so happy and full of love. 

One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was after their entrance to the reception, when they did their first dance. They did their first dance to the song, "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed. I loved this because this song is a meaningful song to my boyfriend and I as well (he put this on a cd he made me at the start of our relationship). So seeing this song used as a first dance song, made me tear up a bit because it is such a beautiful song (that means a lot to me as well). 

The speeches by the Best Man, Blake, and Maid of Honor, Wendy, showed just how well these two friends know this couple, and just how much appreciation they have for their relationship. It was incredibly sweet. After the speeches, there was a break for dinner, in which we snuck Constance and Steven out for a few sunset photos. 

After dinner was when the real party started, this group had so much fun on the dance floor. This group didn't have to be asked twice to get on the dance floor. Everyone was up and having fun. 

To end the night, we did a sparkler exit. This was a bit of a challenge because we had to do this on the road, so every time a car came, we had to all move. After 10 minutes of this, we finally got a break and could do the sparklers, a perfect fairy tale ending to this beautiful couple's amazing wedding day. Congratulations again Constance and Steven, I know you two will have so much fun and joy in your marriage :) 

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Vendors: 

Venue: Stepping Stone Ranch || West Greenwich, RI || http://www.steppingstoneranch.com/

Coordinator/DJ: A-ROK Entertainment || http://www.djarok.com/ || arokent@hotmail.com

 

Megan and Karl's Glen Magna Farms Wedding || Danvers, MA

I met Megan and Karl through a bride from 2016, Leanne, who was in grad school with Megan. Megan and Karl are one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet. I was lucky enough to capture their engagement session back in April of this year, and got to know them during that and leading up to their wedding day. I was a little bit worried because the morning of their wedding day there were a lot of storms in the area. It kept raining while I was with the ladies getting ready at the salon but luckily the rain broke upon arriving to Glen Magna Farms. 

Glen Magna Farms is one of the most beautiful venues I have been to, there are gardens everywhere and the perfect place for a lovely and kind couple like Megan and Karl to get married. With the weather clearing, we knew we would be able to get a first look out by the gardens. Karl had such an awesome reaction to seeing Megan for the first time in her wedding dress, I just love how giddy and excited they were to see each other. It was such a perfect first look. These two were troopers, and still wanted to walk all around the grounds for their first look even though the ground was a little wet. 

Once the ceremony started, I knew I was in for a treat. The justice of the peace was amazing, she was candid and making everyone laugh throughout the entire ceremony. There were so many moments where the bridesmaids, Megan and Karl, and all of the friends and family members were laughing so hard. 

Once the reception got started we were treated to some funny and heartfelt speeches by Megan's dad, Karl's best man (and also his cousin) Calvin, and Megan's matron of honor Frances (a best friend that Megan has known all of her life). I loved hearing these speeches because it's so telling of how loved Megan and Karl are, and how important these relationships are. After everyone sat down for the meal, the real party got started. Their band Booty Vortex rocked the house with their funk covers. One of the most fun bands I've witnessed at a wedding to date. They had everyone on the dance floor to songs like "Brick House." It was such a fun ending to such a wonderful day. Megan and Karl are two of the nicest, kindest people you will ever meet, and I wish them nothing but happiness in the coming years together. Congratulations again Megan and Karl!! Thank you so very much for letting me capture your wedding day! 

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Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Glen Magna Farms in Danvers, MA || http://www.glenmagnafarms.org/

Caterer: Fireside Catering || https://www.firesidecatering.com/

Tent: The Event Company || http://rentent.com/

Entertainment: Booty Vortex || https://www.facebook.com/BootyVortex/

Transportation: McGinn Bus Company and Ludwig Limo

Flowers: Platinum Posies || www.platinumposies.com

Printing: New Milford Printing || (860) 354-0118

Second Photographer: Erica Pezente || https://ericapezente.com/

Salon: Radiance Salon || http://www.radiancelifestylesalonandspa.com/

Dress: Madeleine's Daughter Bridal || https://madeleinesdaughter.com/

Suit: Brooks Brothers || http://www.brooksbrothers.com/

Best of 2016 and Look Forward to 2017

2016 was an amazing year, I had so many awesome couples that I got to work with. It was truly special to get to know each couple, their story, and see the love surrounding their wedding day. By the time each of them was walking down the aisle, I felt like I really knew them and was so personally invested in making sure the capture of their story was as perfect as I could. I was all over New England from Newport, RI to Gloucester, MA. The landscape and style of each wedding was unique and so catered to each couple. That was my favorite part; the wedding style of each couple seemed to fit them to a t. 

2016 was amazing, and I have no doubt that 2017 will be equally amazing. I am really looking forward to the weddings and engagement sessions I have coming up this year. I have already started meeting my wonderful 2017 couples, and I am so very excited to tell their stories for you all. I am also working to do a few collaborations on styled shoots with some amazing creatives in the Boston area, I so loved doing this last year and cannot wait to build upon that with more styled shoots. If 2016 taught me anything, it was that you really have to be in the moment and just savor life. The couples that I was lucky enough to be around showed what love is, and how special and rare it is to find that one person to spend your life with. So here's to in 2017 savoring all of the special moments that make life worthwhile, and surrounding yourself with people who provide you with love. Happy 2017, I cannot wait to see what it brings!!

Here are a few of my favorite images from 2016, and thank you once again to my thoughtful, amazing 2016 couples. 

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