Nicky + Joey's Newport Beach Club Wedding

Sometimes when you wake up on your wedding day, it isn’t the sunny, beautiful day you have dreamed about, but rather pouring rain and high speed winds. This was what happened on Nicky + Joey’s wedding day, so when I arrived at the beach home they had rented in Newport, I fully expected some nerves and stress. Rather, I found the opposite. Some of the first words out of Nicky’s mouth were, “I’m so glad we rented an indoor/outdoor venue. I haven’t been stressed out at all.”

By indoor/outdoor venue, Nicky was referring to her venue, The Newport Beach House , which has gorgeous space inside for both ceremony and portraits (as well as outside). It was so nice seeing how relaxed Nicky + Joey were, and we were able to capture some amazing portraits in the newly constructed Oyster Lounge with it’s modern cement floors and walls full of windows.

Planning a wedding? Choose an indoor/outdoor venue to ease your nerves :) . If your dream venue doesn’t have an indoor option, see if you can rent one nearby for portraits. Botanical centers, libraries, and museums are great options that often rent space to wedding parties for a fee. If all else fails, grab some umbrellas and schedule a day after session :) . The lesson here is if there is rain- don’t fret! You can still get the photos you have dreamed about!

Ashley + Keith's Belle Mer Island House Wedding in Newport, RI

Ashley + Keith were married on the most beautiful fall day at the Belle Mer Island House in Newport, Rhode Island. The weather was a gorgeous 71 degrees, sunny, and humidity free....a stark contrast to their engagement shoot, held exactly one year to the day prior, and foggy and chilly! I loved everything about this wedding. It was so relaxed! Ashley and Keith decided to do a first look and all of their photos prior to the wedding so that they could enjoy cocktail hour with their guests, many who had traveled from out of state to come to the wedding. Their ceremony took place at sunset, with sailboats on the water in the distance. I mean, does it really get better than that?

I also loved the details, from Ashley's dress from SAKS, her hair and makeup by Jennie Kay Beauty, the classic cream and greens floral arrangements by Greenlion Design, and music by DJ Luke Renchan. The nautical navy and white napkins, driftwood place cards, and mermaid bottle opener favors were the perfect accents to a Newport nautical wedding.

Congratulations, you two!!