WEDDING | Bristol Wedding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum

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Various locations that the Herreshoff Marine Museum has to offer

Following up from John and Claudia’s Prospect Park engagement session {you remember them, the couple who met at Mardi Gras?} well anyways, here are some images from there wedding. Everything took place at the Herreshoff Museum – including the getting ready photos. Immediate family and close friends came together for their ceremony by the water.


In keeping with their Mardi Gras theme – they hired the Hot Tamale Brass Band to play line dance music as they walked from the ceremony to cocktail hour and back to the reception tent.

Photos with Claudia’s Mom, brothers and Maid of Honor took place immediately following the ceremony on the docks. John’s children, father and siblings also gathered for some photos. Then we headed around the venue to take photos of just John and Claudia. They were so much fun to photograph!

We had lot’s of fun working with their wedding vendors too – their DJ Ron Ferrell – had the guests dancing all night long – including the bride and groom! And the food was delicious – and we would expect nothing less from Russell Morin! New Orlean inspired desserts were presented to the guests and they had a mini King Cake with a baby on top for the couple to cut. You can read more about King Cake’s here. For those that don’t know, the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whoever finds it in his/her slice of cake. In some traditions, the finder of the baby is designated “king” or “queen” for the evening.

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Mardi Gras Goodies catered by Russell Morin Events

One hilarious moment from the wedding was when Cathy, Claudia’s college roommate and Maid of Honor came out rapping her speech. She was also holding a Ken Barbie Doll. Apparently, there was a story behind this Ken doll. Cathy and Claudia informed us that they didn’t have any serious boyfriends in college so Ken was their boyfriend. They told us that they took Ken on all sorts of adventures and vacations with them AND they took his photo so he has his own album of his travels! Too bad they didn’t bring it to the wedding! The infamous Cathy and Ken:

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Maid of Honor raps her speech to the Bride – it was classic!

Venue: Herreshoff Marine Museum
Caterer: Russell Morin Fine Catering
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Florals: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design
Entertainment: Boston DJ {Ron Ferrell}
Ceremony Band: Hot Tamale Brass Band {Mickey Bones}
Celebrant: Moe Bergman {Friend}

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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