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Stephanie + Michael’s beautiful Providence, RI Winter wedding at Cafe Nuovo

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A Winter wedding in New England can be great fun with great light and great people. Stephanie and Michael are just those folks. They came my way as many clients do from referrals through another wedding–Steph was the maid of honor in a wedding I photographed last year. She watched us work that day and loved the images so when she called it was so exciting for me since that group of tight friends were so sweet and loved a good time like nobody else.

They had a great day/night planned for their Winter wedding that was all centered in downtown Providence, RI. We started at the Biltmore getting ready and its classical interior styling that harkens back to great days of old. Next up was a majestic mass at the First Unitarian Church of Providence timed perfectly as the thin Winter sun just started to reach Golden Hour gorgeousness as we exited the ceremony. We were further aided by some mix up with the limos that gave us extra time to craft some epic shots while transport was arranged. There are always silver linings–you just have to take advantage of them.

The reception was in the epicenter of downtown at Cafe Nuovo in Citizens Plaza. The main dining room offered 180 degree views of the urban environment and dancing was in the bar area. One thing that Stephanie and Michael arranged that really made for some spectacular photos was having their first dance in the dining room area amidst the tables and ambiance of that space. They rocked well into the night squeezing every bit out of Cafe Nuovo’s grandeur before heading for some late night karaoke at the Boombox.

Stephanie and Mike had a smile on the whole day and  their gentle go-with-the-flow attitudes were a perfect balance to the party animals they were throughout.  It’s so much fun when things come together like this–I was just wishing for a flake or two of snow to complete this Winter wedding but happy again that it never materialized as a made my 2 hour drive home very late that night. Silver linings.

Vendors:

Caterer/Venue: Cafe Nuovo

Entertainment: Unique Sounds – DJ Jon Smith

Event Planner: Nikki Phillips

Hair and makeup: Dayna Purcell @ Solon Viva and Sarah Rodrigues @ Making You Glow

Linens and chairs: Quality Rental

Florist: Heritage Flowers

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Sonia + Amilton at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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After their engagement shoot last year I knew this would be an incredibly fun wedding and it certainly lived up to my expectations. Wow! They and all their friends and family really put on a show dancing and partying like rock stars. Chris, my second camera that day said, “They were the best dancers he’s ever seen at any wedding.” They just had fun from the oldest to the very young they all celebrated the marriage of this beautiful couple well into the night.

Also, I completed my first Brenizer-method stitch of 41 images using my 50mm at F1.6. The photo is the first in the slideshow above.

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Nikayla + Stefan, House of the Seven Gables

House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Mass.

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Nikayla and Stefan asked for a typical New England mid-September day for their little outdoor wedding at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. Mother Nature didn’t disappoint. We had plans to take a quick tour of downtown Salem’s historic district for couples photos but found Seven Gables to have all we needed. As a Boston wedding photographer anytime you can get out of the city and explore some of the quainter locals that New England has to offer its a golden day.

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