Rebekah & Andrew’s wedding at the Squantum Association just south of Providence, RI was the best way to kick off the fall wedding season this year. I got so lucky this year with a wonderful group of brides & grooms, and so many perfect-weather wedding days to match.
I was really blown away when I scouted the Squantum Assocation, and I couldn’t wait to add a bride & groom into the picturesque setting. Rebekah and Andrew had told me this Rhode Island venue along the Providence River had quickly won them over with its beautiful views and warm atmosphere, and I could immediately see why. They even brought along a tandem bike so we could get some portraits along the bike path that runs through the property and as an added bonus, the clear skies gave us a view of Providence, the city where these two met and fell in love.
I first met this couple a few years ago at Rebekah’s father’s wedding, and I was so honored that she thought of me when it came time for her own wedding. I always love re-connecting with past clients, and this was the first time I got to see a previous groom in the role of “Father of the Bride.” Rebekah and Andrew did a wonderful job of creating time in their wedding day for special moments with all of their parents — from first looks with both the bride’s mother and father to the Ketubah-signing, a Jewish marriage contract ceremony, with just their immediate family, witnesses and a long-time family friend serving as the officiant. It’s easy to get caught up in all the fanfare of the day, so these little quiet moments before the actual wedding ceremony were so lovely and grounding.
Their outdoor sunset ceremony took place under a chuppah decorated with the most gorgeous array of late summer flowers. Phoebe and the florists at Ephemera truly created a work of art. Afterward guests enjoyed cocktail hour at the Clubhouse before the bride rang the gong to let everyone know it was time to walk down the path to the Bakehouse for the reception to begin. The reception was highlighted by a choreographed first dance and speeches by the happy couple’s parents, as well at the Matron of Honor and Best Man before the live band fired up and kept guests on the dance floor all night.