Christie + Wade | Harbor Lights Marina Wedding

January 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Bride & Groom get hitched on golf courseBride & Groom get hitched on golf course

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! 

Bride smiles with wedding gown in the backgroundBride with gown The bride & her bridesmaids in silk robes getting ready to get into their dressesBride & Bridesmaids getting ready

Blonde bridesmaids look at bride in the soft natural lightBlonde Bridesmaids

5 bridesmaids getting ready in Nylo hotelBridesmaids Getting Ready

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! 

Bride's blush pink wedding shoes Wedding Shoes

Bride shows off her bride shirt and bridesmaids shirt Bridal Party Shirts Bridal details of the Bride's bouquet and invitation laid out with the veilBride's Bouquet & invitation

Bride with french twist hair style Bride's Hair Style

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. 

Groom & his groomsmen gather at the bar at the NYLO hotel for some "getting ready" picturesGroom & Groomsmen at NYLO hotel

Groom portrait at the NYLO hotel with dark suitGroom

Formal groom & groomsmen group photo at the NYLO hotelGroom & Groomsmen

Groom bonds with his groomsmen outside the NYLO hotelGroom bonds with Groomsmen

Groom laughs at the NYLO hotel for portraitsGroom Laughs 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! 

Wade was all ready & excited to see his bride for the first timeReady for the First Look

The Groom is so surprised to see his bride for the first time at Harbor Lights MarinaFirst Look Surprise The groom is smitten with his bride after the first look on the dock at Harbor Lights MarinaGroom Overwhelmed

Bride & groom pose on the dock at the Harbor Lights Marina after their first lookBride & Groom First Look

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! 

Beers for the bride on the way down the dock at Harbor Lights MarinaBeers for the Bride Bride & groom walk down the dock hand in hand excited for their ceremonyBride & Groom Dockside Beautiful fall day at Harbor Lights Marina with the bride & groomHarbor Lights Marina Wedding 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. 

Bride and her bridesmaids pose on the golf course at Harbor Lights MarinaBridal Party on Golf Course Bridal party cheers on the bride and groom at Harbor Lights MarinaBridal Party Photo

Bridal hydrangea bouquets in a row with blush pink bridesmaid dressesBridal bouquets

All the groomsmen give the bride a lift upGroomsmen help the Bride

Blushing bridesmaids look on to the handsome groomGroom & Bridesmaids

Goofy bridal party pictures at the Harbor Lights MarinaGoofy Bridal Party

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! 

Bride and groom share a first kiss under the trellis at Harbor Lights MarinaBride & Groom's 1st Kiss Bride & Groom dance their way down the aisle after becoming Mr. and Mrs. Excited Bride & Groom

Now it was time to PARTY! And this group of family & friends sure knew how to have a great time! 

Bride & Groom outside the Harbor Lights clubhouse surrounded by guestsHarbor Lights Marina & Country Club Wedding

Sunset photo with bride & groom overlooking marshes at Harbor Lights MarinaBride & Groom at Sunset

Bride & groom share first dance at Harbor Lights MarinaFirst Dance

A huge congratulations to Wade & Christie - may their marriage be just as fun & beautiful as their wedding! 

 

Vendors: 

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

DJ | Wicked Good Entertainment

Invitations | Magnet Street


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