Jamie's Wedding Blog

Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim's wedding was the pinnacle of elegance.  They got married at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI.  Although Blithewold can hold a seemingly endless number of guests, Jules and Jim had an intimate wedding, and the tent was perfect for them!  They brought in Blackstone Caterers, and Jim's own band, Wayz & Means, cranked out hits all night long to keep the party rolling!  Enjoy, and see if you can spot Jim's spats ;-)

 

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Jill and Chris

Jill and Chris's wedding was all about the PAR-TAY!  They got glammed up and headed down to the Crowne Plaza in Warwick.  Venues like this are a smart choice because they give you the whole package: ceremony, cocktails, gardens for photos, dance floor, food, and even rooms where you can get ready beforehand and stay the night after.  And the Crowne Plaza even provides ice sculptures!  

 

Jenny and Zach Lovely Linden Place

Linden Place in Bristol, RI is a little bit famous for being Tom and Daisy Buchanan's mansion in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford.  If you get married at Linden Place, you can get ready in Daisy Buchanan's bedroom!  Being fans of literature, Jenny and Zach couldn't miss that opportunity.  That also want you to know that they are true-blue Penn State fans, and they kept their guests well-fed with Blackstone Caterers, and Kevin Kretchman from Sound Design Wedding DJs kept the party rocking!  

 

 

Jen and Jessie

Jen and Jessie wanted to make sure that every part of their wedding was F-U-N!  They started their day with a ride on the Buzzbus through scenic Rehoboth, MA.  Of course, Jessie didn't get to see any of it because he had to be blindfolded so he wouldn't see his lovely bride before the ceremony.  The ceremony and reception were at the beautiful Hillside Country Club.  It was a bright, sunny day where we got beautiful photos on the golf course.  Then, the guests spent the night dancing to the DJ Mike Norday's energetic party tunes!  

Jason and Andy

This was a stylish and fun wedding right here in Providence, Rhode Island!  Jason and Andy live in Boston, but they both attended Brown University, got married in Manning Chapel and then partied the night away at the Faculty Club.  The wedding party and the guests stayed in the historic Providence Biltmore. Jason and Andy had an intimate wedding, with their families and closest friends.  This allowed them to focus on all of the important details and ensure that every guest was wined, dined, and swept away!  

 

 

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Janelle and Keith

This was a stunning early-autumn wedding at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, RI.   Greenvale has a beautiful, rustic grounds with green fields, views of the water, a barn, a tasting room, and the grape arbors.  The varieties and quality of wines Greenvale offers are unparalleled.  Even if you are not getting married, it's worth a trip.  Pick up a few bottles, and then head over to the Polo Grounds to take in a match.  Keith and Janelle curated every aspect of their wedding to ensure a truly personal experience that brought out their personalities and the magic of the day!  

 

Jacky and Todd

This was a stunning late-spring wedding at Castle Hill in Newport, Rhode Island.  Newport is easily the wedding capital of Rhode Island, and it is quickly becoming the most popular wedding destination for all of New England, if not the entire East Coast.  Jacky and Todd had an elegant wedding replete with a live band, hand-rolled cigars, and of course... lobster rolls!  

 

Holly and Louie

This is another favorite with Patrick Wiley from Eternal Events performing as DJ!  Holly and Louie got married in a big, traditional wedding in Kingstown at the Quidnessett Country Club.  This is a great venue for lots of friends and family to get together.  The grounds are beautiful.  The food is great.  The bar is stocked.  And the rooms are GIGANTIC!  Lots of space to get crazy on the dance floor!  

Beautiful in Bristol

I love weddings in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Bristol is an adorable town between Providence and Newport with great shopping, ocean views, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.  It has an historic charm, and guests can always find entertainment throughout your wedding weekend.  Bristol is home to some of my favorite venues including Blithewold Mansion, Mount Hope Farm, and Linden Place.  Hannah and Mike got married at DeWolf Tavern and Bristol Harbor Inn.  We started the day with a "First Look" and got a lot of fantastic photos on Main Street. Then everyone had a blast dancing the day away to DJ Kevin Kretchman with Sound Design Weddings.  

 

Engagement Sessions

I always say that engagement sessions are great because even though you've had your picture taken a few times in front of Niagara Falls when you were on vacation, you've never had your picture taken 1000 times in eight hours.  A engagement session helps you get comfortable in front of the camera, it helps you understand how your photographer works, and you get a bunch of great pictures you can use for save-the-dates, or to make a sign-in book for the gift table. I photographed Erika and Tim for their engagement session at Beavertail Park on Jamestown Island.  It was a perfect day, and we had a lot of fun!   

 

Autumn in Kingstown

Late summer and early autumn are quickly becoming the most popular time to get married in New England.  Eliza and Gibby got married at Gibby's parents' home in Kingstown.  They put up a tent in the back yard, set up a fire pit, and brought in a band.  They had dancing in the barn and Ben and Jerry's ice cream!  It's always fun when a wedding is on family property.   Gibby showed us the trails and tree fort where he and his groomsmen used to play when they were little.  Now the pictures are special memories for the whole family!  

 

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Cleo and Thomas

This was another stunning summer wedding at Whispering Pines and it was another Rockin' Time with Patrick Wylie at Eternal Events.   Cleo and Thomas wanted to showcase the beauty of summer in Rhode Island.  So they chose bright purple and yellow flowers, and traditional but not-too-formal dress.  The rustic beauty of the setting brings out the fun mood and romance of the day.  Plus, check out that dip at the end of the first dance!

 

 

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Carol and Brian at Aldrich Mansion

I view Aldrich Mansion as the "forgotten gem" of the Rhode Island mansions.  It has the view, grounds, and features of a Newport mansion, but it's in a quiet, little corner of Warwick!  As a result, you don't have to worry about the traffic or expense of Newport.  Every wedding I photograph at Aldrich is simply a pleasure because the staff are so friendly and accommodating.

 

Camille and Dan

Camille and Dan had a truly elegant summertime wedding at Ocean Cliff in Newport, RI.  They made sure to pay attention to all of the details, so they got exactly what they wanted at their wedding.  Camille picked out the beautiful flowers, cake, and dresses.  Dan's suit--and all of his groomsmen's suits--were custom made.  It also helped that they had a great party and everyone wanted to DANCE!  

 

 

Alli and Tom

This was a fun, beautiful wedding at the Roger Williams Botanical Center.  Alli got ready at the Omni Providence Hotel.  It was a sparkling sunny day.  Pranzi, one of the most talented caterers in Rhode Island kept the guests well nourished.  The party rolled into the night with some...energetic dancing.  Alli and Tom really wanted wanted to have a lot of fun with the photographs, so their pictures really show off their energetic, unique style.  

Allison and Sean

Allison and Sean really made their Bristol, RI wedding stand out with simple themes and vibrant colors.  This was truly an elegant, summertime, Rhode Island wedding.  They got married at DeWolf Tavern and Bristol Harbor Inn.  Kevin Kretchman from Sound Design kept everyone dancing all night.  Ali's bridesmaids wore sapphire dresses, and she chose a bouquet with summertime colors to match Sean's tie.  We also lucked out and found a field of dandelions to get a few great shots!  

 

 

Anne and Craig

Craig and Anne had a beautiful, rustic, New England summertime wedding.  Their wedding was at Whispering Pines on the Alton Jones Campus of URI.  They made wonderful use of the setting by decorating everything with fresh-cut flowers.  The centerpieces, alter, and even Anne's stunning hairdo. Anne and Craig's friends are into karaoke, and Craig serenaded Anne on the dance-floor!  Patrick Wyllie from Eternal Events kept the party rocking all night long! 

Amy and Paul

Amy and Paul got married at South Shore Beach in Little Compton, RI, on a private estate.  This was the definition of an elegant, late-summer, New England wedding.  Every detail was carefully and lovingly chosen, and the golden summertime setting sun lit everything from diamond rings to lobster claws.  Amy and Paul also make a great decision with Patrick Wyllie from Eternal Events Wedding DJ services.  Enjoy the photos!  

 

What if it Rains?

A common question couples ask me is "What if it rains at our wedding?!?"  From a photography standpoint, your wedding has four sessions: bridal preparation, ceremony, formal portraits, and reception.  You are probably getting ready in a hotel room or salon, and your reception is probably going to be in a ballroom or a tent.  You should speak with your venue about indoor or covered locations for the ceremony, and cocktail hour.  Visually, this will not affect the quality or appearance of your wedding pictures.  When you speak to the venue, you can also ask them about an indoor alternative for your formal portraits.  Here in New England, 24-hours of rain is pretty rare.  If there are a few moments of dry and calm outside, I can whisk you out to get a few quick photos.  Often, the rain adds a beautiful drama and fun memories!