Cara and JP’s late fall Rosecliff Mansion wedding was the perfect way to finish off our 2016 wedding season! It was like the perfect dessert at the end of a great meal… sweet, filling, made with love, and when it was gone we wished we were back at the beginning!
The key to a fabulously decadent and ultra smooth day like this? Working with Jaime Nelson of Eventfully Planned of course.
Cara is gorgeous, Jennifer Hodge of Spectrum Makeup did her bridal makeup.
JP got ready at The Viking Hotel. Looking pretty dapper there Mr!
Pressies! You know I love the bride/groom gift exchange!
Cara and her dad in the antique car getting ready to head to the Newport Art Museum for the first look and formal photos.
Trish had JP wait in this lovely spot for Cara to arrive. How cute is she showing him the earrings he gave her?
Formal Photos time…starting with the cutest of course.
The art museum is a great choice for indoor photos! If you are planning an early or late season wedding in Newport it’s a great option when outdoor photos aren’t possible. It’s also a fabulous option for a rainy day any time of year. The ladies looks so elegant in this space, almost like an art installation themselves!
Joy Rich of Flower Thyme created the beautiful bouquets.
The men are not to be out done. We chose this manly spot for them.
Since the weather actually did cooperate with us, we headed to Rosecliff Mansion for some more formal photos on the beautiful grounds.
Strolling around the mansion in the lovely late afternoon light.
Romance in the rose garden.
Cara and JP’s ceremony was at Our Lady of Mercy at Salve Regina University. Pretty floral details by Flower Thyme.
I love the behind the scenes photos right before the ceremony!
Becoming Mrs. JP.
The sun was gone by the time we came out of the church, but I’m loving these nighttime car photos.
Classic! Looks like 1950!
Arriving at Rosecliff for the reception.
A little inspiration board of opulent details.
Cara and JP practice their stellar dance moves in the empty ballroom.
It wouldn’t be a Rosecliff wedding without a romantic photo on the iconic sweetheart staircase.
Cara’s sisters (literally) preformed a song and dance number for Cara.
And Cara’s dad was not about to be outshone!
Cutting into the wedding cake!
I spied with my little eye (and camera) Cara and JP having a super cute moment alone during the reception.
Cara and JP, Thank you thank you for having us photograph your wedding.
It truly was the icing on the cake for us, the very best way to end 2016!