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Classic Late Summer Wedding at Belle Mer

January 10, 2017

Bride and Groom enjoy the view at their Belle Mer Wedding

Blogging Natalia and Brian’s classic late summer wedding at Belle Mer is just the pick me up I needed on this frigid winter day!

Going back through these warm breezy photographs almost makes me forget the snow and ice outside Snap HQ’s door.

I hope that these pretty images warm you up too!

The Bride's Details

Natalia is absolutely stunning. She has the MOST beautiful skin! I love her classic updo and her soft feminine makeup.

She enlisted Jennie Kay to help her with her perfect bridal beauty!

The Bride gets ready for her Belle Mer wedidng

Brian is looking pretty dapper. He’s very stylish. We learned that about him at their engagement session and his wedding suit did not disappoint either!

The groom gets ready for his Belle Mer wedding

One of my favorite things about this wedding was the sweet and loving relationship that Natalia has with her parents. They are truly the NICEST mom and dad and overall lovely people that we’ve had the pleasure of photographing! It was hard to pick just one image from this series there were so many cute iterations!

The bride has a first look with her father

When time allows, we really like to photograph a portrait of the bride and also of the groom prior to the ceremony. There’s so much anticipation and happiness at this point in the day, it’s palpable in the images.

Bridal portrait and Groom's Portrait

The wedding ceremony took place at Jesus Saviour Church in Newport RI.

Photography Trick: I often like to make the images from the {church} ceremony into B&W for the blog and the wedding album. Black and White can help to cut down on distracting elements {like people and cell phones in the background}. It can also help with the wide range of colors in the church; reds, golds, greens, can all detract from the emotion of the images.

A wedding ceremony at Jesus Savior Church in Newport RI

Nothing says Rhode Island like a Dels Lemonade and a warm ocean breeze!

A Classic Late Summer Wedding at Belle Mer

The gorgeous view and the phenomenal bridal party on the lawn at Belle Mer.

In late summer the Rose of Sharon is in bloom at Belle Mer. I love how it coordinates with the hint of purple inside Brian’s suit!

The Bride and Groom enjoy the grounds at their Belle Mer wedding

Fun with the breeze!

A windy day at a classic Belle Mer wedding

Isn’t this what every Belle Mer bride dreams of? Cocktail hour in the late afternoon sun and strolling across the lawn?

Cocktail Hour at a Late Summer Belle Mer wedding

Stunning, elegant details in the Ballroom at Belle Mer.

Flowers by Golden Gate Studios.

Cake by Belle Mer.

Engagement Session Guest Book by… Yours Truly!

Classic Details at a Summer Belle Mer Wedding

Savoring the last bits of the late summer light before the guests are invited in for the reception.

The bride and groom enjoy the sunset at their Belle Mer wedding

A dynamic first dance with the Boss Band.

Sweet and sentimental toasts over dinner by the brother of the bride, the best man, and the maid of honor.

Taosts during dinner at a Belle Mer wedidng

Get your hankies ready for the parent dances. Sniffle. Sniffle.

Parent Dances at a Belle mer wedding

You don’t know how bad I’d like to taste test that cake, but eating the bride’s cake is a definite no no!

Cake Cutting at a Belle Mer Wedding

Natalia and Brian tearing it up on the dance floor! Brian’s father joined the band on the bass guitar!

Party and Dancing at a Belle Mer wedding reception

Late evening at Belle Mer, everyone enjoying themselves… on the lawn, by the fire pit, the bar, and on the dance floor.

What a fantastic night with Natalia and Brian!

Late evening at a Belle Mer wedding reception

PS. Our partner in documenting the day was the tireless Mike from Artistic Wedding Films, you can just make out his camera in the upper left hand corner of this frame! LOL!

  1. Natalia Colantropo says:

    Thank you Mariah & Trish for the lovely blog post! You are both absolutely AMAZING! You captured our day so perfectly. Thank you so much for exceeding our expectations!

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