A Wedding in the Rain at Blithewold Mansion, Bristol RI

It’s fun and easy to blog about warm weather weddings in the sparkling sunshine. The evening shadows are rich with color, the setting sunlight is gold and everyone looks glorious. But, what about those few weddings that happen on dreary, rainy days? Take a look at this great Blithewold Mansion wedding where with luck and laughter we dodged the raindrops and used the flat grey backdrop to our advantage.​

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Elisabeth and Cameron's Rustic Wedding at Mt Hope Farm, Bristol, Rhode Island

Lissy and Cam were married at the rustic, earthy and romantic Cove Cabin at Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol, RI.  A cool, overcast day, provided a soft and intimate back drop for photographs on the rocks with Mt. Hope Bridge twinkling on the horizon. The ceremony was held between the tall grove of cedars and the rocky shore with cocktails in the rustic Cove Cabin. The tent twinkled with white lights as the couple and their guests celebrated this joyous union of two beautiful people.  Photography: Scott and Kate Venue: Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol RI Caterer: Russel Morin's Fine Catering Florist: Local Floral Designers: Dee Feldman and Candace Morgenstern Cake: Russ Morin Entertainment: Brick Park Entertainment and LaBella Musica Officiant: Rev. Robert Marshall, St. Johns, Barrington RI Decor: Exquisite Events Tent: Newport Tent 

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Jane and Brian's Wedding at Bristol Yacht Club, Bristol, Rhode Island

Jane and Brian celebrated their union by surrounding themselves with sunshine, lemon-lime flowers and a flock of yellow-clad nieces and nephews. The ceremony took place in Warren followed by a stop at Colt State Park where the couple got to sneak in a few photos with their favorite pups. A short boat ride in Bristol Harbor brought them to the lawn of the yacht club and the cheers of their guests. A warm sunset, lots of dancing and a bounty of love set the scene for this very Rhode Island wedding. Photography: Julie and Devon Ceremony: St. Jean Baptiste Church, Warren, RI Reception: Bristol Yacht Club, Bristol, RI Flowers: friend of the bride Catering: Millonzi Catering Entertainment: Music Machine

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Laura and Rich's Clam Bake at Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, RI

Laura and Rich gathered their friends and family for a wedding-rehearsal celebration at the romantic barn on Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. Warm weather and dappled sunshine graced this evening of cocktails and a classic New England clambake. Stay tuned for a post about Laura and Rich’s spectacular harbor side wedding in Newport. Photography: Scott Venue: Mt. Hope Farm, Bristol, RI Caterer: Compton Clambakes Flowers: Sayles Livingston Flowers, Adamsville, RI

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Holli and Rob at Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI

After days of heavy downpours and cool nights the wedding day of Holli and Rob arrived with sunshine and warmth in abundance. These adorable middle school teachers were a joy to photograph with smiles that beamed the whole day. Their romantic celebration was a picturesque symphony of colors with an incredible herb garden created by design under the giant white tent. Rob’s discerning taste was evident in every detail of the event with sweet, personal details everywhere you looked. He planned a few surprises for his rosy bride including a performance by the BU Dear Abbey’s (an acappella group close to Holli’s heart) and a recorded video from their students wishing them a wedding day filled with love. This wedding was non-stop excitement, laughter, beauty and dancing with friends and family making it an unforgettable night. Photographers: Julie and Kate Venue: Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI Event Planner: Exquisite Events Catering: Chanterelle Florist: Toni Chandler Videographer: Artistic Wedding Band: Splash Photobooth: Top Hat Productions

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Shauna and Mark's Wedding at Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, RI

Shauna and Mark love Bristol and the surrounding East Bay Rhode Island area.  Their ceremony was held at the ever impressive St. Mary's Church in Bristol.  Shauna's bridesmaids were lovely in their chiffon gowns in cool lapis, playing into the coordinating touches of aubergine and periwinkle.  Mark, shy of the camera, couldn't hide his smile when he saw Shauna in her beaded gown.  The celebration continued at the stately Glen Manor House in Portsmouth where a crisp blue sky over the bay made a lovely backdrop for the grounds and garden. Photography: David and Devon Church: St. Mary's Parish, Bristol, RI Reception Venue: Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, RI Florist: Golden Gate Caterer: Simply Devine Cake: Sweet Sophistications Band: GQ & The Lady 

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Stefanie and Chris' Wedding at Blithewold Mansion, Bristol Rhode Island

Stefanie and Chris were married at Blithewold in a vibrant, blooming, chromatic array of love and family.  Stefanie's attendants wore beautiful dresses in rich hues that matched the flowers in her bouquet, perfect for the garden at the Blithewold estate.  After the couple exchanged vows the celebration really got underway with a packed dance floor.  It was a perfect summer evening on Bristol Harbor, Rhode Island. Photography: David and Devon Venue: Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI Florist: Sayles Livingston Caterer: Plantation Catering Cake: Sweet Sophistications Entertainment: Pearl Productions / DJ Mark Still Officiant: friend of the couple

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Nicole and Karl at Blithewold Mansion, Bristol RI

The theme for Nicole and Karl’s wedding was, “LOVE”. They had mountains of love for each other and their families, and oceans of love for their hometown, Bristol. Their reception was at Blithewold where their friends and family enjoyed the sprawling lawn, incredible food and lively band. Nicole was a sophisticated vision in her elegant one-shoulder gown and her bridesmaids were dressed in a complimentary shade of champagne. Karl and his brothers were an advertisement for German good looks, but the way he looked at Nicole told the only story we needed to know. Photography: Scott and Devon Venue: Blithewold Caterer: Blackstone Florist: Sayles Livingston Cakes: Vienna Bakery Entertainment: Mac Chrupcala

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Ali and her family at the beach

Ali and her family met up with Julie on a perfect New England afternoon for sun, sand, wind and smiles. Their last family portait was in the same place when the kids were just babies. If they continue the tradition it will make for a really neat series that helps capture those years when life just seem to go by too fast. Photographer: Julie Location: Green Grass Beach, Bristol

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Kathleen and Albert's Garden Wedding

Kathleen and Albert were married at Blithewold in Bristol, RI on an incredible, sunny summer afternoon. The crisp blue sky and sweeping green lawn made a perfect backdrop to this intimate garden wedding. The couple exchanged their tender vows in front of family and friends and then everyone joined together in the big tent to dance, eat and laugh the night away. Photographers: David and Devon Venue: Blithewold Flowers: Clements Caterer: Tom’s Market Catering Entertainment: Moondance

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Vikki and Barry's Engagement Session

On a cheerful, sunny day in Bristol, Julie accompanied the brilliant and stunning Vikki and Barry to Colt State Park, right on the Bristol Harbor. They wanted some casual photos of them with their four-legged friend for their engagement session. Julie started them in the studio then walked around with them in Colt State Park, photographing as they walked through the dappled meadows and along the stony beach. Photography: Julie

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The Brito's Famous Fourth of July

Bristol is famous for it’s annual Four of July Celebration. Every year a new Chief Marshal is elected by a committee to lead the season’s events. Betty and Joe Brito, Jr. were chosen as this year’s Chief Marshals. The Brito’s embody the pride and American patriotism that are key to the tradition of Bristol’s Fourth of July. Julie from Oggi was thrilled to be chosen as the Brito’s official photographer and document all the wonderful events hosted and created by the Britos. The Fourth of July Ball and Chief Marshal’s Reception were representative of the Brito’s hard work and dedication to making everything sparkling and memorable.Photography: Oggi Photo Catering: Fine Catering by Russell Morin Tent Decor: Kelli DuBeau of Exquisite Events Venue: Mt. Hope Farm

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