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Columbus Theater Providence Wedding | Heather + Lisa

Heather and Lisa’s wedding day was an amazing, joy-filled celebration of love, filled with personal details. I asked the two of them to answer a few questions about their day, and their answers are peppered in below with their photos.

How cute is Heather’s gram getting her makeup done?

We chose to do the first look moment on the roof of the Biltmore Hotel where Heather & Lisa did their getting ready. It was an amazing spot with a view of the whole Providence skyline.

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Their first look had allllll the feels. So much laughter and happy tears.

What was the most memorable moment of your day?

From the couple: This is hard to pick, because we had so many great moments, but… drumroll please: Both of us absolutely loved the first look (and Jen was right about it too)! Heather says she wasn’t completely sold on the idea of a first look, because she always thought you were supposed to have that moment at the ceremony. It made us slow down and get a few moments together, just the two of us, to really see each other and have a moment to reflect before getting married. Also per Heather, the first look allowed her not to ruin her makeup before the ceremony in front of hundreds of people because she got to touch it up in between.”

Heather trying so hard not to ruin her makeup makes me laugh every time.

The wedding ceremony was on stage at the amazing Columbus Theater. Lisa and Heather are in a band together, so it was fitting that they said their vows on stage like the true rock stars that they are.

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What was the funniest moment on your wedding day?

From Heather: “Funniest and most horrifying was when I realized that the microphone at the ceremony, which I was warned picks up everything, actually… picked up everything. So, the whispered conversation with the officiant about when it was my turn got picked up and projected to the entire crowd, which I discovered when they all started laughing.”

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Everyone should have a marquee like this on their wedding day. Love!

The reception was held at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, RI.

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Best wedding day decision?

From the couple: “Making the wedding be “ours.” It felt comfortable and fitting with our personalities, and our decisions really worked out for the best. We feel strongly that everything really represented us, and in doing so, a lot of guests approached us to let us know that the wedding felt really authentic because so many details were so typical of us. From walking down the aisle to a rock song, to changing out of our heels into Converse for the reception, we added the details that made it feel personal and fun.”

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Any advice for future couples?
”No matter what budget you have, make room for a wedding coordinator who can help you, especially on your wedding day. Even if it’s a friend of a friend who is super organized, having someone to deal with putting out fires on your wedding day allows you to have the space to enjoy your day and to be more present. (Danielle Izzi is AMAZING and highly recommended!). Also, investing in a good photographer is the best way to capture all of the amazing moments you might forget or not get to see. The day goes by so fast, and having that available to look back on is priceless. More generally, talk about what is the most important to you and make sure you do the work to have those parts of your wedding covered”

Heather & Lisa, your wedding day was such a total joy to be a part of! XO

Shining Tides Mattapoisett Wedding | Lauren + Ryan

Lauren & Ryan's wedding day was just epic. It was one of the most beautiful and emotional days that I've had the honor of being a part of. There were so many happy tears for these high school sweethearts as they tied the knot at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett. 

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Lauren & her ladies spent the morning getting ready at the AirBnB above Cork restaurant in Downtown New Bedford, and it was stunningly beautiful! 

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I just love this sweet moment when Lauren's dad was overcome with emotion seeing her for the first time. He had me in tears all day long. 

The first part of the day it was pouring rain, but everyone was awesome about braving the weather for portraits before the ceremony. 

Confession: I actually love rainy weddings because of images like the ones below. I know no one wants rain on their wedding day, but it can be so much fun! 

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Because of the rain, we weren't sure whether the ceremony would be outside by the water as originally planned, but the skies cleared just as the guests were arriving. 

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My favorite thing about the image below? Lauren's brother hiding in the background wiping away tears. He did such a beautiful job as their wedding officiant. 

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Right as the ceremony ended, a big beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky! 

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These were some of the best wedding toasts I've ever heard, and I hear a LOT of toasts. Funny, emotional, and heartfelt, every one of them. Even I was crying behind my camera. 

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Same, Lauren. Same. 

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The couple had requested a photo with the school bus that they had hired to shuttle their guests, bu by the end of the night, the rain was coming down again. We ran out and made it happen! 

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Lauren & Ryan, your wedding just blew me away, I enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks for trusting me with your memories. XO 

 

Venue | Shining Tides

Catering | Russell Morin

Flowers | Jim Meyers 

Cake | Pinkbox Desserts

DJ | Beat Train Productions

Lighting Design | Lightworks Productions

Hair & Makeup | Katelyn Webb Beauty