Today I am thrilled to share this romantic and intimate winter wedding at Newport, Rhode Island with pretty emerald green detail.
The love and support of family and friends was key to this relaxed celebration.
Images were captured by Andrea Simmons Photography.
Andrea Simmons is a Wedding Photographer based in Maine but who travels all over New England and the U.S.
As well as Weddings she also photographs families, seniors, and newborns.
Andrea says of the couples day…
I think that every bride and groom, at some point during the process of planning their wedding, dreams of just grabbing their closest friends and family, eloping by the ocean at sunset, and having a small reception at their home afterwards to celebrate!
That’s exactly what these two did, and I loved every minute of it! Kevin and Madeline’s wedding day was intimate and cozy, despite the icy winds by the ocean at Brenton Point!
I arrived to Kevin and Madeline’s home in Newport, Rhode Island, on a cloudy December afternoon.
The house was already full of the couple’s friends and family, hanging out and helping to decorate for the gathering they would have there after the ceremony.
Kevin and Madeline chose to abandon tradition and get ready together in the same room, and I have to say, this might be my new favourite getting ready idea!
There was something so sweet about Kevin zipping up the back of Madeline’s dress, and Madeline helping Kevin button up his shirt.
Madeline’s dress was simple yet utterly gorgeous and loveliest part was that it was her MOM’S wedding dress, so well preserved, and a perfect fit on Madeline!
She chose to wear a pretty embroidered green velvet cape over her dress which was not only stunning but to protect her were outside in the cold!
A special guest on the day was Po who is Kevin and Madeline’s rescue pup .
Po is a big part of their lives, and wanted to be involved in everything! He’s a little nervous around strangers, but you could tell he just ADORED his humans!
Once everyone was ready, we drove down to Brenton Point in Newport, where we took pictures before the ceremony!
This bouquet by Mimi Arnold at The Farmer Florist is incredible! I love the wintery elements, and how light and modern the bouquet looks! She also created Madeline’s floral crown, as well as Po’s floral necklace.
Above, for anyone worried that getting ready together, or doing a first look, will ruin that “walking down the aisle” moment – just look at Kevin’s face!
You can just see the pure happiness and excitement on his face that he’s about to marry his best friend!
After the amazing ceremony, we all gave hugs, and said goodbye, and the newly married couple went to dinner with their friends and family, and then headed to their home to celebrate together!
Madeline’s Mom was even sweet enough to invite me to dinner, which made me feel so special butI had a long drive home that night back to Maine, so I declined, but both of their families were so sweet!
Photographer: Andrea Simmons Photography
Ceremony location: Brenton Point – Newport – Rhode Island
Florals: Mimi Arnolds – The Farmer Florist
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