Katie + Pat are married! Wohoo!
The couple said they do on June 23rd at St. Pius X Church in Westerly. The two are both from the small coastal southern RI town, and actually grew up RIGHT down the road from each other – without even realizing it! It wasn’t until they were a bit older and started getting close when they realized the proximity of their parents house. I just love funny little stories like that :)
These two are the cutest together. One of the things we loved most about Katie was that (the WHOLE day) she was so giddy around Pat. She has the biggest, warmest, cheekiest smile – and that smile did not leave her face for one second! These two were so excited to marry each other. We love couples who are head over heels in love!
After the ceremony, a trolley picked the wedding party up from the church in Westerly and made the 1 hour hike to the Newport/Middletown area. On the way, we stopped at Purgatory Chasm for some photos overlooking the ocean. Once arriving back to Atlantic Resort for the reception, we found a beautiful yet simply decorated reception. Katie is drawn to a more natural/organic vibe, and she absolutely nailed that vision with the reception! There was a lovely combination of floral centerpieces by Tussie Mussie, purple crystal stones scattered about (which were also the guest name cards), and the awesome twinkling lights above the dance floor (that makes every Atlantic Resort wedding so much fun to photograph!).
One thing we learned was that Italians like to sprinkle money on the newlyweds for their first dance. I had forgotten that Katie mentioned this, and was surprised when a family member walked up to drop a handful of coins on their heads right as they started to dance! It was definitely a unique first dance :)
I am always pinching myself at the fact that my ‘job’ as a wedding photographer is to photograph couples in love, on the happiest days of their lives, in some of the most gorgeous settings in New England. What’s better than that? When these couples become new friends that you get to follow & capture in different (future) seasons of their lives together.
Katie + Pat, it was such a pleasure to be there on your wedding day – can’t wait to document more memories for you in the future! :) Congratulations!
Thanks to these wonderful vendors!:
Ceremony Venue: St. Pius X Church
Reception Venue: Atlantic Resort
Florist: Tussie Mussie
Cake: Diane Marsh (friend of Bride)
Band: Sugar Band
Hair Artist: Keira Coon at Beehive Salon
Makeup Artist: Paula Gencarelli at Serenity Salon
Wedding Dress: Designer – Martina Liana Purchased at – Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Men’s Tuxes: Perry Ellis