Detcher Photography | Steaming September Wedding in Rhode Island

Steaming September Wedding in Rhode Island

September 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Most times when one thinks of September in New England, thoughts are milling around apples, colorful leaves and the crisp change of seasons.  Sarah and Anthony’s wedding day was quite the contrary!  It was 92f in my car when I pulled up to the church (built in 1806 with no air conditioning!) and I’m quite sure the humidity levels rivaled that of the deep south.  The great part was that through the hot, steamy day they both kept their cool and as a result, had a fabulous wedding day!

The day started with the ladies getting ready at the father of the bride’s house.  The tall ceilings and great light provided a few opportunities for detail photos before heading out the door. The limo whisked them off to the church and I arrived a few minutes before everyone, preparing to position the wedding party, give them their cues and then be there just as the bride arrived with her father.  I could tell Sarah was so nervous, yet so excited at the same time.  Anthony kept his cool and was grinning, almost as if to say “that’s ok, I’ll be right here”.  The brief ceremony in the historic First Unitarian Church in Providence, RI ended with the traditional kiss and we all escaped to the outdoors for a bit of a breeze.

After the ceremony everyone made short drive to Warwick, RI to the Aldrich Mansion on the banks of Narragansett Bay. We captured more photos and then after cocktail hour, watched the first dances and an entertaining toast by the best man.  After dinner Sarah and Anthony chose to have a private cake cutting with parents and grandparents in the dessert room.  I’ll admit, I had no idea what I was in for with this “dessert room”.  Wow.  First, I snuck in for a preview and I was overwhelmed by the smell of buttery rum fragrance flowing through the air, almost like a little piece of heaven.  My eyes started darting all over the room and soon, after I could focus, I saw the chef in the back corner making bananas foster.  In front of me were countless other amazing desserts.  Oh….right…. focus!  :-)

The night ended with the DJ’s rocking it out with the crowd and fun dancing.  It was still quite warm at the end of the night but I think by that point, everyone was having so much fun they forgot all about it.  Huge congratulations to Sarah and Anthony!

                                                                                     Matron of honor helping the bride get ready.dsc6511

                                                                           Bridedsc6529

                                                                            Bride’s bouquet and wedding ring. I loved the box!

                                                                                        Mother of the bride, helping her get dressed.  Super special time for mother and daughter!dsc6610

                                              Mother of the bride, helping her get dressed. Super special time for mother and daughter!

                                                                        Sarah, trying not to cry as her Dad saw her for the first time.dsc6698

                                                                Sarah, trying not to cry as her Dad saw her for the first time.

                                                                                        Gorgeous dress!dsc6570

                                                                                              Gorgeous dress!

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                                                                                  Here comes the bride!dsc1894

                                                                                         Here comes the bride!

                                                                    Anthony, patiently waiting for Sarah.dsc6802

                                                                            Anthony, patiently waiting for Sarah.

                                                                    Birddsc9992

                                                                                              Bird’s eye view…

                                                                                  They did it!  dsc6860

                                                                                                They did it!

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