Jamie's Wedding Blog

Kendra and Ken at Belle Mer.

Yep.  It's really Kendra and Ken!  Could I make that up?  And they are just as adorable as their names!  Their wedding was at the stunning Belle Mer venue on Goat Island in Newport.  This was a true storybook wedding, and Kendra was the princess!  Rather than the evening, they planned their wedding for the late afternoon.  That gave us a lot of natural sunlight to play with, plus a long a beautiful sunset over the bay.  Enjoy!  

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Kellilyn and Mike

Kelli and Mike had a classic Newport Wedding.  They got ready in a small house on Thames Street, they took a photo tour of Salve Regina and Fort Adams, and their ceremony and reception were at the Bohlin at the Newport Yacht Club, rocking out all night with DJ Ramu and the Crew.  It was an eventful day, and they made excellent use of their time.  Photographs are important to Kelli and Mike, so they made sure to plan in advance so the trolley could get us to all of the beautiful settings.   

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Katina and Craig

Here in the Ocean State, a select few venues have direct beach access.  The Galilee Beach Club has its own private beach, so Katina and Craig were able to get married on the sand in front of the waves!  They had a pristine summer day with a dazzling blue sky, and they both have big families, so there was a lot of love in the room.   DJ Ramu and the Crew made sure that the music pumped out, and everyone was ready to dance and party.  And of course, I would be remiss if I did not mention the delicious meals from Millonzi Fine Catering!  

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Katie and Nick

Katie and Nick had a mid-summer wedding at Newport Vineyards in Middletown, RI.  This was the perfect spot to match their style for a blend of modernity and tradition.  Highlights included a bagpiper, tours of the fermentation tanks, breathtaking sunsets over the grape arbors, some rocking dance moves to the music of DJ Dave from Festive Events, and--of course--lots, and lots of kilts!  Katie and Nick made sure to take care of all of their friends and family, so everyone had a wonderful time at this beautiful wedding.  

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Jordan and Chris

Jordan and Chris got married at the scenic Scituate Yacht Club in Massachusetts.  The grounds and surrounding area showcase the rocky beaches and harbors that are iconic to Massachusetts and hearken back to the maritime history that lay the foundation for trade and vitality in New England.  Jordan and Chris wanted to focus on the most important aspect of their wedding: friends and family.  They had a simple, elegant wedding, focusing on fun times and meaningful moments.  As a result, their photographs bring out the personality of the couple and the wedding party.  

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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 ;-)



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!  




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!