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Veena & Lucas | Belle Mer Wedding Day | Newport, Rhode Island

Congratulations to Veena and Lucas!!! Their elegant Belle Mer wedding day was definitely one to remember! These two envisioned a beautiful, classy wedding day – with a fun vibe for the reception. Their day turned out to be absolutely beautiful! Veena and Lucas really wanted their day to be one everyone remembered for years to come. They worked with us and their other vendors to build a timeline that would allow for down time and even drinks with their bridal party before the ceremony!

After a first look at Gurney’s, everyone took a famous Newport trolley ride over to grab some portraits. But, thanks to a bumpy ride, poor Veena wound up feeling sick when we were supposed to be doing portraits! Thanks to the awesome timeline they built, however, we were able to get everyone into tip top shape for the ceremony! We had previously built in time for Veena to relax and hang out with her friends and, despite the fact that we thought we were going to be taking pictures, it was more important that the bride rested. Fortunately, with that little break, Veena was ready to go. We all know that all kinds of things can happen on wedding days, and it was super amazing that they had planned their timeline with us ahead of time.

After a sweet ceremony including their own personal vows (yes, we cried!!!!), the newlyweds welcomed their guests to an amazing dance party!!! The best part was some of the Daft Punk inspired dancers that arrived to celebrate with everyone! Think: Glowing robots on stilts! So fun! They were a surprise for the guests and everyone had a FANTASTIC time! We think Veena and Lucas absolutely nailed the dance party vibe they were going for!

Belle Mer Wedding Day

Belle Mer in Newport, RI is a gorgeous venue for couples looking for a classy and glam feel for their wedding day. This optimal location provides a contemporary feel for weddings while still giving couples the chance to be along the oceanfront. We love the space here!! This venue is definitely worth a look if you’re hoping for a sophisticated day by the water – but all styles of wedding days look great here. Belle Mer has a muted and neutral color scheme and is a blank slate. This makes it easy for couples to bring their own flair into the space!

A Tip for Our Couples (And Photographers!)…

This week’s tip is actually for couples AND photographers: Be flexible!! Although we all work together to create timelines that will keep a wedding day moving, it’s important to remember that we have to be flexible. Things happen… brides get sick, food arrives late, a groomsmen goes missing, etc. Whatever it is that gets your timeline a little “off”, roll with it. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that our couples will be married. Our job as photographers is to be there for them and capture their special day! Timelines can be adjusted and rearranged. So, couples, trust your photographers and vendors – and know that they’ll take care of you on your wedding day no matter what! Whether it’s grabbing a ginger ale or adjusting the timeline of your cocktail hour, we’re all here to help you and make your day special!

A huge thank you to the vendors who made this day possible!

Getting Ready Venue: Gurney’s Newport

Venue, Caterer & Bakery: Belle Mer

Entertainment: Posh DJs

Florist: Robin Hollow Farm