This couple lucked out with beautiful snow for their engagement session and their wedding! Many thanks to their bridal party (above) for taking one for the team and heading outside for some photos.
We first met Dave and Britney at the Southern New England Bridal Expo in January 2014. At the time they were planning their wedding for that August but later on had to move it back. So they selected Valentine’s Day of 2015. The wedding was peacock themed with blue florals arranged by The Flower Pot; a peacock cake with strawberry feathers by Scumptions; and peacock themed centerpieces including Beta Fish!
Dave and Britney are the parents of two Dachshund’s #lynxs and #diggity who made an appearance for photos after the ceremony! Britney had her Grandfather and Uncle walk her down the aisle. Their ceremony music was beautiful, so different from the traditional church ceremony!
After formal photos, we headed to the reception at Quidnessett Country Club. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour, dinner and a fun night of dancing.
An interview with Dave and Britney:
Hometown for the Bride: Lisbon, CT
Hometown for the Groom: Warwick, RI
Occupation for the Bride: Nurse
Occupation for the Groom: Accountant
Where they met: Englishtown, NJ
First Date: Too long ago! 2009?
Where they got engaged: At our home in Coventry, RI with the help of our dog Lynks
What made your wedding unique? It was basically a summer wedding being held in a snow storm! What is not interesting about that?
What was your favorite part of your ceremony and/or reception? The ceremony for sure, exchanging our vows was an incredible moment for the both of us.
First Dance Song: John Legend “All of Me”
How far in advance did you book us as your wedding photographers? Over a year!
What was your favorite part about working with us? Nicole and Paul are awesome people to work with period! And when the big day came, it was like they weren’t even there.
What advice can you give couples looking to hire a photographer? Make sure that they can see your vision and are willing to stretch their own boundaries.
One thing you learned about your wedding planning is…It takes time! Accept help when you can get it!
The Bride wore: Sweetheart Gown by Casablanca
The Groom wore: Calvin Klein
The Bridesmaids wore: Short Sweetheart chiffon dresses by Jasmine
The Groomsmen wore: Gray Tuxes
The Honeymoon: Oahu, Hawaii
The Registry: Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond
Any wedding planning advice for engaged couples? Try to do some of the planning together. So when the day comes you can have something tangible that you both contributed to.
Venue: Quidnessett Country Club
Church: St. Francis de Sales Parish
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Candy Station: by the Bride
Florals: The Flower Pot
DJ: Sounds N Motion
Transportation: ROCKSTAR LIMO
Hair and Make Up: B Lovely Beauty
Bridal Gown: purchased at Ana’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: through Carl Anthony
Jewelry and Accessories: were family heirlooms
Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC is a wife-and-husband photography team located in Providence, Rhode Island. We’ve been providing wedding and portrait photography services in and around Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Boston and more for over a decade.
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