NEWS | Nicole Gesmondi Photographer hosts RIWG meeting

We are a proud member of the Rhode Island Wedding Group. RIWG is a group of 30+ wedding professionals who meet bi-weekly to network, learn more about each others business and discuss industry trends and business techniques.  The best way to describe our group, other than friends, is that we are an organized networking group geared towards weddings.  The Rhode Island Wedding Group is also a registered non-profit group and donated over $5k last year to charity organizations from different events that we’ve produced and been a part of.

Tuesday we had the honor of hosting the Rhode Island Wedding Group at the studio! It was a great way to display what we do and have our members check out the studio and see what we have been up to!

Newport Tent donated the white garden chairs and Sin provided mini brownies, blueberry muffins, corn muffins and cheddar bacon biscuits – YUM!

We were one of the two Member Spotlight Presentations on Tuesday. Instead of standing there and telling everyone how awesome we are, we thought it would be helpful especially for those who have not had the opportunity to work with us yet; to hear directly from someone who has. Enter our October 2013 bride, Anne, who came in to share her experience working with us. The timing was perfect because she just celebrated her one year Anniversary AND her wedding is published in Newport Wedding Magazine {2015} as a Real Wedding! Anne had everyone laughing and gave the members some good insight in working with us. She also brought her guest book to members could view her engagement session.


Thank you Anne for assisting with my presentation!

NG4_2711_logoBarbara Foley of Perception Jewelry was our second RIWG Member Spotlight. Barbara gave her presentation in her office which is right next door to ours. She shared her background in the jewelry industry, showed us her current inventory and was exited to share she has helped over 120+ brides so far in 2014! Below is what she had to say about her business:

“I have been in love with the jewelry business for over 25 years! And in love with jewelry and accessories my entire life. In 2005 I opened Perception Jewelry so that I could still do what I love while spending more time with my family. It was one of the best decisions that I have made. At first, I was designing and creating all the jewelry pieces myself but over the last few years have expanded to include both custom designs as well as elegant ready to wear pieces. I have also added accessories such as hair pieces, purses, shawls, and sashes to complete the look for that special day. I love the days when fashion was elegant and accessories were intricate. Perception Jewelry offers finishing touches to your wedding day that are also a gorgeous keepsake for years to come.

I share my home studio space at 35 Baker Street in Providence with 3 talented wedding professionals from the Rhode Island Wedding Group.  My hours are by appointment but I am flexible so that I am able to accommodate the busy lifestyles of my clients. The studio space is private so I invite brides to bring family and friends to relax and enjoy the fun.  Brides, mother of the brides, bridesmaids and flower girls have actually brought their dresses so they can try on pieces to compliment their gowns. My studio is filled with sparkle! I feel it is so important to put the entire look together.  I work closely with several hair salons and am available after a hair trial so they can come in and try on hair accessories to compliment their choice.  Along with my home studio at 35 Baker I also have small retail outlets at Salon KG in Pawtuxet Village and Sewing Creations by Rose in East Greenwich.  

My business has grown over the years. I had the pleasure of helping 87 brides in 2013 and am thrilled that the number has grown to over 120 for 2014. My services are created around giving the bride a memorable experience whether that be styling or personal shopping. My customers come in as clients and leave as friends.”

“More than the Finishing Touch”.


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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