Today we’re featuring one of my favorite weddings of 2015 – Amanda+Audra’s gorgeous oceanfront wedding in Newport, RI. I’ve enjoyed every part of the planning process with these 2, they’re just great people and as we found on the wedding day – so fun to be around. The connection they shared, the love, was just obvious from the minute we got there, and the setting in which they chose was perfect not only because of it’s stunning beauty, but also because of how much it meant to them. The cliffs in front of the private property were so special to them that we actually spent the next day tanning and swimming on them before we drove back. In addition, as if things couldn’t get any better, they ended the night with a classic Phish tune set to lights and smoke machine. Two beautiful brides, one of the nicest days all year, killer details, and the entire C+W team meant a feature that I’ve personally prepped for a while. I’m finally ready to share a wedding that was so special. Enjoy!
What are your wedding colors and/or themes? Whites and neutrals.
How did you meet? Do you have a special proposal story? Amanda and I met at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A place we adore dearly. We were instantly best friends. Amanda proposed to me 10 years later on the beach in Costa Rica. Somehow I was completely surprised.
What is your inspiration when planning your wedding?
We were lucky enough to host our wedding at one of our favorite places in the world. We were married on the cliffs above our favorite beach, where we have spent almost every one of our 11 anniversaries prior to getting married. It meant so much to us to celebrate the beginning of our marriage with all of our friends and family at a place that has so much meaning to our relationship.
Did you incorporate any fun themes/motifs or design elements?
We wanted our wedding to be very personal. We also didn’t want to detract from the beautiful setting. We pulled elements from the surrounding area.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
We love Luke and his team. (editors note: or course I’m going to include this!!)
There’s always nervous energy before the dresses come on, but this moment as they look out at everything together right before they start the day was one of my favorite captures of the day.
Amanda keeps the string alive for beautiful C+W brides! Her energy and excitement was contagious.
Audra looked incredible, and her mother+sister were every bit as excited as she was
Two gorgeous brides – making our Newport RI wedding photos easy!
Once we finished with some portraits of just the two brides, it was time to head out for the first look. Real moments like these are what we live for
We had to sneak out for some quick daytime wedding photos of course – when the ocean is steps away you make sure you visit as much as you can :)
One of my favorite spreads – this just screams Newport RI wedding
The wedding ceremony was over-looking the ocean
These 2 were excited even during the wedding ceremony…. our kinda couple!
Oceanfront wedding photos with a little toast after they came down the aisle
The cocktail hour was perfect for an oceantfront Newport wedding. Raw bar, lawn games, specialty drinks, and a beautiful sunset.
Did I mention beautiful sunset yet? The cocktail hour set up was amazing.
Of course you know we’re doing when the sun is setting like that right??
Butta light at it’s finest
Thank you for allowing us to share in this incredible spot with you Amanda+Audra, it was special to be here with you on your wedding day for these photos
Once the sun was done setting we moved inside to the reception tent, which was amazing
The band was off the hook, and these 2 were giving them some love for bringing down the house
The wedding reception was perfectly set up, and guests were toasting and eating all night
A big, hearty THANK YOU from our team to both families for allowing us to be a part of such an incredible weekend. We love Newport RI weddings in general, but this took the cake. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier / Theia Bridal
Dress Shop: Monique Lhuillier NYC / The White Dress by the Shore
Hair/makeup: Jennie Kay
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale, Nouveau Collection
Flowers: Greenlion Design
Cake: Russell Morin
Catering: Russell Morin
Entertainment: Beantown / Wilson Stevens Productions
Coordinator/Planner: Erica Phillips, Event Planner at Russell Morin
Furniture Rental/Lighting: Ryan Designs
Videography: Clark+Walker Studio
Newport RI Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio