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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A Castle Hill Inn Wedding - The Ultimate Ocean Dreamscape in Newport, RI

This wedding was truly the stuff dreams are made of; a perfect shining day and ocean sunset, amazing decor, a sparkling venue, love and smiles galore and the happiest of happy Bride and Groom.As Rhode Islanders, Chrissy and Jason knew Castle Hill Inn was (and is) the quintessential Rhode Island venue for a wedding. With it’s 180 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean, it provided the perfect backdrop for their wedding. Oggi’s Scott and Kate took full advantage of the the views and smiling attendees to make photo art. Take a look!Cheers to: Reception - Castle Hill Inn | Flowers - Green Lion Designs | Music - Red Hook Orchestra | Tent Decor - Exquisite Events | Event Planning - PDR Events | Oggi Photographers - Scott and Kate

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Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, RI - Erica and Adam's Wedding -- Meant To Be

Here’s a great wedding story about two of the most nicest and most gorgeous people. One month after Adam and Erica met, they spent the weekend in Erica’s hometown. Cheers to: Stoneblossom Florals Decades by Dezyne Rhode Island Country Club Horse and Carriage - New Deal Farm Artistic Wedding Films - Video Exquisite Events - Tent Lighting and Decor Dress by Stephen Yearick Rentals Unlimited - Linens and Rentals Newport Tent Wendy Joblon - Event Planner

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Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, Rhode Island - Tasha & Robert

Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington was the perfect ocean front setting for the perfect couple, Robert and Tasha. Their ceremony was held at the historic and beautiful St. Johns (Red) Church in Barrington, Rhode Island. His southern charm and big heart are the perfect compliment to Tasha’s sparkling personality and gorgeous beauty. These wedding photos are a prime example of the ultimate New England Wedding. Photography: Julie and Mark Ceremony: St. Johns, Barrington, Rhode Island Reception: Rhode Island Country Club Florist: Wild Flowers, Barrington, Rhode Island Entertainment: Dick Lupino Band

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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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Amanda and Seamus's Wedding at The Aldrich House, Providence, Rhode Island

The wedding of Amanda and Seamus was a beautiful celebration of two wonderful, loving souls.  These two meet in high school in Providence and their lives traveled parallel but not always smooth paths.  Their union was a special thing to witness, one of those couples where the love just radiates out of them.  The ceremony was held in the garden at the Aldrich House, part of the Providence Historical Society, with a large white tent set up in the side yard for the reception.  This romantic, sophisticated and entirely un-fussy wedding was a great party with generations of family and friends-who-are-like family.  The packed dance floor, a table of home-made lemon cakes and all the guests singing along to Sweet Caroline made for a memorable night. Photographers: Mark and Kate Venue: Aldrich House, Providence RI (Part of the Historical Society of Providence) Catering: Russel Morin Catering Entertainment: Night Shift Band Tent: Newport Tent Flowers: Simple Pleasures, Providence RI Cakes:The Bride's Grandmother's recipe at Ceres Street Backery, NH    

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Margaret and Joe's Wedding at Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, RI

The wedding of Margaret and Joe was held on a cool autumn day at the stately Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI. This enchanting Boston couple exchanged vows on the lawn and then dined inside the historic Manor house surrounded by their friends and family. The style was classic mixed with modern and elegant. The couple’s marvelous sense of humor and loving family made this event memorable, while the love between Margaret and Joe made it unforgettable. Photography: Scott and Devon Venue: Glen Manor, Portsmouth, RI Caterer: Blackstone Florist: Stoneblossom Entertainment: John Bellagamba

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Laura and Rich's Wedding at the New York Yacht Club, Newport, RI

Laura and Rich held their unforgettable wedding at the historical New York Yacht Club in Newport, RI. We shared photos from their stunning rehearsal dinner at Mount Hope Farm in a recent blog post. It was a hot summer day with sparkling sun shining down on the parasols of guests. The ceremony was held right on the harbor with cocktails on the lawn. As the sun begin to dip into the harbor guests went inside the dazzling tent that was designed to feel like a romantic twilight garden. Laura and Rich entered the tent and the dancing began. With only a few breaks for toasts and dining, the band played all night. Laura changed into her chic short dress and danced the night away with her family and friends. The couple exited the party to their boat under the light of with sparklers and the moon! Photography: Scott and Kate Venue and Caterer: New York Yacht Club, Newport, RI Event Planner: Exquisite Events Tent: Newport Tent Florist: Sayles Livingston Flowers, Adamsville, RI Cake: Confectionary Designs Enteratainment: Eturnity Star Band, New York

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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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Liza and Brad at Glen Manor

Liza and Brad were married at the ever elegant Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI. These two Brown Medical graduates decided to see each other before the ceremony and the look on the Brad’s face when he sees Liza for the first time is incredible. Liza was a vision of old-world glamour in a custom lace gown. The flowers and details were all soft and romantic with the personal touch of bottom-less bowls of Cheezits - a personal favorite of the bride. Merlot red, cream and green were everywhere along with laughter, smiles and hugs from friends and family celebrating this joyous union. Photographers: Scott and Kate Venue: Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, RI Florist: Studio 539 Caterer: Plantation Catering of Newport Entertainment: Soho Night Shift Entertainment

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Meredith and Brent at Castle Hill

Meredith and Brent were married at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI. Their wedding day was warm and hazy with fog rolling in and out of the harbor. It was relaxed and the perfect pairing of elegant and casual. They were surrounded by joyful friends and family and the swinging band kept the dance floor packed all night. Ivory lace, hydrangea blue and citrus green made a lush palette for this wedding by the sea. The extra-large full moon rising on the east side of the harbor while a painterly sunset streaked the western horizon made for the perfect ending to this remarkable day. Photography: Scott and Kate Venue: Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI Florist: Sayles Livingston Entertainment: Men In Black Cake: Scrumptions

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Jen and Joe's Wedding at Fort Adams, Newport

Jen and Joe were married in a ceremony at Fort Adams in Newport under a blue bird sky as schooners sailed by and the breezes drifted off the water. They got ready at The (gorgeous) Vanderbilt Grace Hotel in downtown Newport and then enjoyed a walk in the sunshine through Newport to the boat which took them to Fort Adams. The weathered and worn backdrop of the old fort added incredible texture for some stunning photos of Jen in her all lace gown. After the couple exchanged vows they joined their guests under a packed tent for a glowing night of dancing under the stars. Photography: David and Devon Tent: Newport Tent Caterer and Cake: Simply Devine Catering Flowers: Golden Gate Studios Videography: Mike Picard Transportation: Rockstar Limo Officiant: Frank Camera Vanderbilt Grace Hotel

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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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Ashley and Patrick's Wedding by the Sea!

Ashley and Patrick were married on the sunniest, most brilliant day - a Rhode Island gem for sure. At her family’s sea-side home, the couple exchanged their vows in a special ceremony that included Patrick’s young daughters. Ashley was a vision in white lace and the rich pallete of purple and blue was perfect ocean elegance. The laughter of the children and the rich golden sunset were the perfect warming elements to this magical evening. Photography: Stephan and David Florist: Stoneblossom Caterer: Russell Morin Entertainment: Skintight - NY Band Wedding Planner: Fancy Pants Tent: Newport Tent

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Elizabeth and Phil at Oceancliff

Elizabeth and Phil were married on a clear crisp night at St. Mary’s Church in Bristol. Elizabeth looked radiant in her blooming gown of flowers and beads. The couple held their recelption at Oceancliff in Newport and had plans to take photos outside but the blustery conditions moved them inside pretty quickly. A packed dance floor and a towering wedding cake (made by Elizabeth’s mother!) made for a wonderful, warm evening surrounded by friends and family. Photography: Julie and Devon Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church Reception: Oceancliff Florist: Beth Hylan Design Entertainment: Tuxedo Junction

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Tatiana and Glenn at Rosecliff

Tatiana and Glenn were married at the beautiful Greek Orthodox St. Sprydion Church in Newport, RI.  The ceremony and church were a visual feast full of texture, vibrance and tradition.  The spectacular evening continued at Rosecliff mansion where the ballroom held tables of romantic red roses and cerulean blue details. The couple's first dance was an impressive choreographed tango with the bride wearing her second dress of the evening in order to fully swing on the dance floor. A royal feast was served by the first rate staff from Russ Morin and concluded with a mouth-watering dessert bar. After dessert Tatianna slipped into a short, crisp, white frock and continued dancing into the wee hours of the night.  Photographers: Julie and Mark Ceremony: St. Spyridon Church Reception: Rosecliff Caterer: Russell Morin Fine Catering Videographer: Artistic Wedding Films Entertainment: Luke's DJ & Lighting Florist: Gerards Floral Wedding Planner: Details with Love | Kristin Love

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Kate and Steve at Castle Hill

The incredibly charming Kate and Steve were married at Castle Hill on a classic Newport afternoon with fog rolling in off the water. You will remember this much-loved couple from their engagement session with Julie. Kate’s warm smile, lapis blue eyes and golden hair make her look like a bride straight from the magazines. The couple is effortlessly-chic and their wedding was the perfect expression of that. An elegant palette of shimmery silvery and punchy orange with navy made a gorgeous setting for a fantasticly fun party. Photograpy: Julie and Scott Venue: Castle Hill, Newport, RI Florist: Studio 539 Entertainment: Sultans of Swing Videographer: Buzz Media Wedding Planner: Wendy Joblon

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Nicole and Tom at OceanCliff

On a hot hot hot summer night Nicole and Tom had a wild, high-energy wedding. The two were married at the elegant St. Luke’s Church in Barrington, RI and held a swinging reception at OceanCliff. Everyone was dressed in vibrant jewel tones and the dance floor was packed from the moment the DJ invited them on. The spectacular moment from this wedding was the football-style entrance and huddle up organized by Tom and his groomsmen. The wedding party burst through a banner and then circled around the beaming couple while Tom lead them in a chant. It won the prize for best entrance of the summer hands down. It was such a good-time wedding that I’m not sure Nicole and Tom stopped smiling the whole evening. Here’s wishing them a lifetime where the music doesn’t stop and your cheeks hurt from smiling. Photography: Mark and Kate Church: St. Luke’s Barrington, RI Reception Venue: OceanCliff Florist: Wildflower Florist, Barrington RI Limo: Leisure Limo Trolley Service: Viking Tours Music and DJ: Java Jive Band Cake: Confections

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