Sometimes simple is best! It can be beautiful, elegant, and fun! This sums up Jeanne and Steve’s wedding yesterday that was held at the Galilee Beach Club in Narragansett. It was simple but really one of the nicest and fun weddings we have ever photographed! But since we also had a simple beach wedding, we may be a little biased! The day went along so smoothly and that really is all due to great planning! It also didn’t hurt that Jeanne and Steve are really so laid back and as we found out so are their friends and family! We really had such a fun time with their bridal party and having a small bridal party allows us to really get to know everyone and that was great since 99% of the guests were from out of town.
After having such hot weather all week and then some crazy thunderstorms on Friday, the weather ending up being really just picture perfect! We started the day with the gals getting ready at the Village Inn in Narragansett and the guys were at the Hampton Inn in South County Commons. As we have suggested to our brides and grooms, sometimes it’s really much easier to get ready at a hotel. We also suggest to all our brides and grooms to do a “first look” but especially those that are having their ceremony and reception at one location, as this leaves only an hour for family, bridal party and bride/groom portraits. This also means that the family and the bridal party don’t get to enjoy much time at the cocktail hour. Jeanne and Steve loved the idea of doing a “first look” and we were able to get some great photos outside the Village Inn and then had plenty of time to take more photos of them after the ceremony. One other suggestion is sunset photos– if we get lucky and get a great sunset. The light is perfect then and it’s another chance for the bride and groom to be alone for a few moments to enjoy their wedding day! Well, the weather Gods were good to us…beautiful weather for the ceremony and the day ended with a great sunset!
Jeanne and Steve, thank you for letting us be a part of your day! We truly had a wonderful time and wish you many many years of happiness together! You really are just one of the nicest and sweetest couples we have been fortunate to know.
Below are some photos from the day of slideshow that we played at the reception. Please feel free to leave a message for Jeanne & Steve and/or let us know some of your favorite shots!!
Ceremony & Reception – Galilee Beach Club
Hair & Make-Up – Brianna & Felicia from SERAi Hair and Makeup Artistry
DJ – Dj Skip Donnelly
Jeanne’s brother, sister-in-law and new 4 month year old niece flew in for the wedding! Isabellle was adorable!!
Loved the sneakers!!! Perfect for the beach!!
Jeanne’s dress was beautiful and so perfect for the beach! I loved the details along the neckline!
Steve surprised Jeanne with a wedding gift – a beautiful seahorse necklace! I love seeing the emotion when brides and grooms open their wedding gifts!!
And now for the first look…
I love the photo of the bridesmaids sneaking a peek around the corner of the first look!
And then it was time for a few quick bride/groom and bridal party photos before the ceremony!
One of my favorites!
As we said, weather was perfect!! I wanted to hang on the beach all day…and night!
Jeanne’s Mom made the arbor… Love birch trees!
Beautiful golden light!!