It was springtime in Newport, Rhode Island and OceanCliff Hotel was buzzing with excitement. Lindsay was getting ready in the Bridal Suite with her sister Brooke, her soon to be sister in law Ilana, her Mom and future Mother In-law. As we approached the suite the smell of hairspray and the sound of “Dancing Queen” by Abba told us we were in the right spot.

Lindsay was in the makeup chair getting glammed up while we began photographing her bridal details. She chose a pair of white satin Manolo Blahnik’s with a blue jeweled toe for a touch of whimsy. Her earrings were simple and elegant, and allowed her dress from designer Kelly Faetanini to speak for itself. Lindsay had paired the perfect accessories for her wedding day look, and seeing her in her dress for the first time, I let out an audible gasp of admiration. She was so stunning!


Down at the Gatehouse Andrew was suiting up with his Dad, his two brothers, soon to be brother in-law and Lindsay’s Stepdad. Excited to see Lindsay, Andrew and his boys dressed early and opted to enjoy a cocktail from the Safari Room while he waited for their first look. The Groom sported a classic navy suit from Tommy Hilfiger, perfect for a Newport Wedding.


The wind was whipping the misty remnants of the morning rain. So Lindsay and Andrew opted to take shelter from wind and shared a private first look under the archway, near the front gardens. The moment Andrew saw her, his jaw dropped and her smile widened. After they soaked in the moment alone, we joined their family inside for portraits in the ballroom.


Moments before the ceremony Andrew and Lindsay joined their family in a private room for the signing of their Ketubah. The room was filled with excited family and friends who were anxiously awaiting the big moment when the happy couple would say “I do.”

In the Ballroom, guests began to gather and find their seats under a canopy of string lights. In front of the wall of windows, against the backdrop of panoramic ocean views stood the most beautiful Chuppah, designed by the talented Terri Pantini the owner of Fleur Soiree. The chords of music from the Silver Arrow Band let everyone know the processional was beginning. Lindsay and Andrew exchanged their vows with their family by their sides. As the vows were exchanged the puffy grey clouds parted and the most radiant light shined through just in time for our newlyweds to share their first kiss as husband and wife!

THE Wedding Reception

Lindsay and Andrew joined us for a few more portraits outside now that the sun came out to play… We took them to some of our favorite photography spots on the property, OceanCliff hotel has so many great spots for portraits! After a few twirls in the dreamy golden hour light they joined their guests for cocktail hour. When the doors to the ballroom reopened their guests were delighted to find the entire ballroom had been transformed into an elegant wedding reception.

Andrew and Lindsay shared their first dance, dancing to Ed Sheeran’s song “First Times”. The golden sunlight pouring in through the windows made for the most magical lighting for their dance. As their loved ones took the mic for toasts the sunset behind the head table and the windows turned a beautiful shade of cobalt blue. With the lights dimmed and the night sky outside the windows, it was time for the band to turn it up, and that they did! The dance floor was packed the whole night through! When it was time for us to say good night it was so bitter sweet, after months of planning and prepping with them I couldn’t believe the first wedding of our season had already come… We had so much fun with them, we didn’t want to say goodbye!


Photography: Salt and Stone Photography
Band: Silver Arrow Band
Venue: OceanCliff Newport
Lighting: Ryan Designs
Floral design: Fleur Soiree
Cake: Montillios
Hair: My Big Hair Day
Makeup: Alexandra makeup artistry
Bridal boutique: flair boston
Gown:  Kelly Faetanini
Suit: Tommy Hilfiger

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