Get ready for some fun and fantastic pictures from Jessica and Bryan’s wedding! Their wedding took place on June 30th, and it was a HOT day here in the MA/RI area! We were doing our best to seek out the shade during the day but once we made it to Mount Hope Farm, the ocean breeze helped to cut down on the heat a bit!! The day started at the Holiday Inn in Swansea, MA where their bridal parties and families were getting ready.
I took a quick run down to the guys room to say hello and see what they were up to and found out that they were all having trouble tying ties!!I say this often, but I love to include pictures of the phones that we are using today AND what we are using them for!! I just think about where we will be 20 years down the road and what technology will look like then! I wonder if Jessica will be showing her future children her wedding pictures and giggling at how much we loved Facebook, “way back then” OR if it will still be in use – in some sort of form:)! Only time will tell:)!When I popped back in on the guys, it was time for Bryan to wrap up getting ready!Back in Jessica’s room, it was a team family effort to get Jessica in her dress!Then the last fluff before we headed out for their first look!During the first look, we were working with the parking lot at the Holiday Inn, but we were totally able to make it work!
One of my favorite first looks….loved their expressions and interactions…such a fantastic moment (even if it was a second moment – read below:)!!
If you weren’t able to tell (don’t they look so much alike?!), this is Bryan and his mom!
Jessica and Bryan transported themselves and their guests to the wedding in traditional school buses! We headed to Colt State Park for all of the family, bridal party and couple pictures, and found a nice shady spot to try and stay cool!The jumping picture was an “in-the-moment” request from Jess. I snapped a ton of pictures as they jumped, but I picked this image to share because I was SO impressed with the height of Bryan’s sister’s jump! Expecting and all!!
This was my first trip to Mount Hope Farm and it is AWESOME!! I am in love with everything about it!!An extremely cool take on having a guest sign-in item!! Mr. and Mrs. chairs!!
Their wedding was in a tent right on the edge of the water, with a view of the Newport bridge! Beautiful!
The guests enjoyed the classic Del’s lemonade while waiting for the ceremony to begin!
This is the bustling process! Many times, I am not around for this step – usually headed into the reception to get ready for the announcing to begin, but with the flow of Jess’s day, I was there and it was fun to capture it:)!This was another first for me!! Mickey and Minnie at a wedding!!
Jess is a HUGE fan of Mickey, so Jess’s father and step-mother arranged for a special surprise visit during cocktail hour!! It was a fun surprise and she loved it:)!
At the end of cocktail hour, we grabbed a few pictures on the water’s edge of the newly married couple!The reception began with a bang…tons of fun with every entrance and Jess and Bryan topped them all with their big Willie style!Messy but fun cake cutting:)! Have I mentioned how much I love the lanterns?!!Love, love, love night shots – especially when their is a cool sky:)!
There was a quick burst of fireworks off in the distance that people took a peek at!
Jess and Bryan – congratulations to you both! I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon and are greeted home with this overview of your day!! Wait until you see ALL of the pictures….I am in love:)!
bridesmaid dresses | davids bridal
hair | serai hair and makeup
florist | tussie mussie
ceremony | mike egan – heavenly weddings
reception venue | mount hope farm
cake | the bakery boutique
dj | dj spynn – flash and dance
introductions | Will Smith montage – big willy style
first dance | straight no chaser – rhythm of love/cant help falling in love with you
father/daughter | phil collins – you´ll be in my heart
mother/son | backstreet boys – perfect fan
cake cutting | rihanna – birthday cake
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
seeing each other in the elevator before our first look…oops
What was your favorite detail?
there were too many to choose just one
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
be sure to thank everyone for all their hard work and patience
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
last dance with bride´s dad in steelers jersey and groom´s mom in patriots jersey dancing it out
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
not one thing…amazing
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
playa del carmen, mexico