Christie & Wade are one of those couples who you immediately feel comfortable around. Christie is quite, laid back, and incredibly sweet, making her an incredible social worker, passionate about changing the lives of others. Wade is outgoing, genuine, and hardworking - he is a train conductor! Christie & Wade met over 8 years ago and have become best friends over these years of sharing life together. Wade surprised Christie and popped the question just before Christmas in 2013! She said "YES" of course!
On September 4, 2015 I witnessed and had the honor of photographing these two love birds in Warwick, Rhode Island for their Harbor Lights Marina Wedding! We could not have had better weather that Labor Day weekend - clear blue skies and reasonable temps.
I met Christie and her bridesmaids first at the NYLO Hotel in Warwick. This funky, modern hotel is such a unique spot and the huge windows allowed for natural light to flood into each room. These girls were just like Christie - laid back & super sweet. I walked in that morning and they were all just sitting around a table chatting and blasting country music - my kind of girls!
These are some of my favorite details from the day! Check out those awesome bridesmaids tshirts! Since Wade is a train conductor, the girls had the "Sheldon Express" tshirts made - such a cute idea!
After spending some time with the ladies it was time to head down stairs and capture the Groom & his groomsmen. A lot of the lobby of the NYLO Hotel is quite dark, so we headed into their modern, rustic looking bar to capture some shots of the guys. I couldn't help but grab a few shots of the guys outside the NYLO Hotel too with its electric yellow door and gorgeous brick facade.
We finished up at the NYLO Hotel and hit the road just a short distance over to the Harbor Lights Marina for the ceremony and reception. We had just about an hour to squeeze in the bride & groom's first look before we headed to the golf course to take all the bridal party & family photos. I loved the different aspects of the Harbor Lights Marina venue - we could be on the water & docks, then to the golf course and into the country club. It was the perfect setting for Wade & Christie's wedding!
My personal favorite part of their wedding day was the First Look on the docks of the marina. Wade was so incredibly nervous and excited to see his bride!
The best part after the First Look?? The free beers one of the marina guests handed out to Christie & Wade on their way down the dock!
Bridal Party photos & Family Photos were next! The golf course was the perfect spot to grab some shade under a tree and get some great shots of Christie & Wade's closest friends and family.
Christie & Wade's ceremony was intimate and overlooked the Harbor Lights Marina on a beautiful grassy field. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Christie & Wade said "I do" and became husband & wife! I just love the excitement on their faces!
Now it was time to PARTY! And this group of family & friends sure knew how to have a great time!
A huge congratulations to Wade & Christie - may their marriage be just as fun & beautiful as their wedding!
Reception Venue | Harbor Lights Marina & Country Club
Wedding Dress | David's Bridal
Catering | Pranzi Catering
Cupcakes | Pranzi Catering
Hair & Makeup | Serai Beauty
Photo Booth | Wicked Good Entertainment
Invitations | Magnet Street