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I am so excited to share the pictures from Brynn & Ryan’s Day After Sunrise Portrait Session at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island {the beach below The Chanler}. We wrapped up their wedding & woke up before dawn to flirt with the sunrise. For me, it was a special treat to have such an incredible “studio” to work with. There aren’t a lot of beaches in Ohio, so it was a liberating artistic experience to work with the beach & beautiful East Coast morning light.

Along the edge of where the ocean meets the sand…

If you missed their previous destination wedding pictures, please follow the links below:

Part 1 | Getting Ready at The Chanler

Part 2 | Newport Rhode Island Wedding at The Chanler

These pictures from the beach are making me itch to get back there {even though I did lose my flip flops that morning at Cliff Walk}. Although this spring is bringing us loads of sunshine here & we are already close to daylight savings time changes… yes it makes me happy to “spring forward!”
Longer sun drenched evenings are this photographer’s daydream.

Behind the scenes I’ve started designing some updates to my web site & this dear little blog… I’ve even fallen head over heels over a new font so I guess a logo update is about due as well. The designer inside of me has been hibernating but is ready to wake up & refresh this backdrop for my artwork.
Little cheerful daffodils & bicycle weather inspire me to do some blooming of my own.

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  • Jaclyn - March 10, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! The kissing sunrise photo is my favorite! What an experience πŸ™‚

When Brynn, {the bride from today’s wedding}, told me there would be hydrangeas at The Chanler, I knew I was going to love it. As you can see, “it’s full of romance that old place,” and it makes the perfect destination wedding venue. To see more of the photographs from the morning of this beautiful Newport, Rhode Island wedding, click here. After this post, I have one more treat from their day after sunrise session on the beach {breathtaking sunrise I should add}.

I love the way that Brynn carried her mother’s memory with her throughout her wedding day. A photo charm on your wedding bouquet is a beautiful way to honor someone special who has passed away or can not attend.

To view Part 1 of this beautiful destination Newport, Rhode Island wedding, please click here.

Wedding Dress: Jasmine Bridal Couture via She Said Yes Bridal and Formal
Jewelry: Custom made by Haute Bride, purchased at Big Rock Little Rooster
Day of Coordinator: Nancy Rusiloski from The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Makeup & Hair: Jennie Kay from Jennie Kay: A Beauty Parlour
Bride’s Shoes: Liz Rene Couture
Flower Girl Dress: Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri purchased at Erina Boutique in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Flower Girl Shoes: Touch Ups
Flower Girl Hair Accessories: Tasha
Invitations: Alternative Hitches in Westerville, Ohio
Band: Mark Greel Band booked through Entertainment Specialists in Boston, Massachusetts
Catering: Thomas Duffy, Executive Chef at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
Lighting: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design in Greenwich, Rhode Island
Officiant: Reverend John β€œSkip” Sweeney in Smithfield, Rhode Island

Here is are a few questions that Brynn answered for me about her lovely wedding day!

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? My favorite part of our wedding day were the little hand squeezes and smiles during our vows and the kisses during our first dance that made me feel entranced by the moment. I also loved our guests (young and old) dancing at the reception; we were surprised at how well our older guests could move.

Any advice for those planning now? Do not let the wedding consume your relationship. Remember who you both were before wedding planning, and set some time together where you will not discuss the wedding.

What song did you walk down the aisle to? Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke

What song played during your first dance? Into Your Sun by No Second Troy

Stay tuned for their sunrise day after session!

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A little bit about us…

Β February has been another busy month of being mommy of two while daddy is TDY {he’s gone a bit every month lately}, enjoying unexpected beautiful weather, holding sick babies until they can sleep again, art projects with Kevin & lots of preparation for this wedding season! I’ve also been steady on with my gym attendance although the scale certainly doesn’t seem to know that yet. All of my Pinterest links are helping me believe that I will start transforming my body if I don’t quit. If you have a health or fitness Pinterest board let me know, I need all the encouragement I can get! I’d love to fit into my pre-Damian jeans someday. πŸ™‚

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Last summer I had the honor & pleasure of traveling to Newport, Rhode Island for a destination wedding at the Chanler Inn. Brynn & Ryan had originally dreamed of a vintage wedding in Ohio, but then fell in love with the charm & beauty of having an intimate wedding by the beach in Newport. After you see how her amazing vision came together, I think you will see why she loved the idea of planning a destination wedding in New England!

Since there is so much to share from our trip to Rhode Island, I have broken down her wedding & sunrise day after session (newlywed session) into three posts. This one is dedicated to the beautiful morning of her wedding day. When I look at these photographs I love remembering how peaceful the morning was, even though the flower girl’s dress did not make it to Rhode Island! Another one was found that very morning & everything went off without a hitch!

Wedding Dress: Jasmine Bridal Couture via She Said Yes Bridal and Formal
Jewelry: Custom made by Haute Bride, purchased at Big Rock Little Rooster
Day of Coordinator: Nancy Rusiloski from The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Makeup & Hair: Jennie Kay from Jennie Kay: A Beauty Parlour
Bride’s Shoes: Liz Rene Couture
Flower Girl Dress: Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri purchased at Erina Boutique in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Flower Girl Shoes: Touch Ups
Flower Girl Hair Accessories: Tasha
Invitations: Alternative Hitches in Westerville, Ohio

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I hope you enjoyed the photographs! Please check back for Part 2 & 3!

It seems like no matter how prepared we try to be, something is always missed.
What did you forget on your wedding day?

{I forgot to bring bread for communion to my own wedding}

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My favorite moments of a wedding day are the ones that aren’t on the timeline.

Breathing.

Relaxing.

Taking in the moment.

The sweetness of anticipation.

The wedding I am putting together for the next post was breathtaking. The Chanler Inn is divine & I felt awed by the beauty of such a historic landmark. Being at this European-styled boutique hotel was incredibly inspiring. It gave this modern wedding a vintage feeling & was the perfect backdrop for artistic photographs. I didn’t stay long in Newport, Rhode Island this summer, but I came back with a beautiful collection of images to share {including a sunrise day after session on the beach}!

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During rainy days, it’s nice to look back on some beautiful weddings from this year as I prep images for albums & posts. Today I’m revisiting Jon & Beverly’s beautiful wedding at the historical Troy Hayner Cultural Center. This wedding venue is pure heaven for photographers. If you love vintage but don’t necessarily own a lot of vintage items yourself, getting married at a museum or historical home gives you a variety of textures & rooms for pretty photographs & backdrops.

Jon & Beverly have quite a story to tell about how they first met! It was truly an act of fate, and is partially because of her son who served in the Army. It was beautiful to see their families & friends come together in mutual excitement for the two of them… even the cat snuggled comfortably in her wedding dress!

Congratulations Jon & Beverly! β™₯

 

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  • Eden - October 26, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    I like your choice of processing in the first shots. The softness gives a lovely “blushing bride” feel to them πŸ™‚