WEDDING | Harbor Lights Wedding with Kayla and Kevin

We met Kayla and Kevin  {also referred to as: K2ed – their term, not ours} a few years ago through the wedding coordinator at Harbor Lights. We photographed their engagement session in Boston in 2014 on a super hot day. We of course kept in touch the past few years as their wedding approached designing their Save the Date cards using photos from their engagement session as wells as Kayla’s bridal shower invites. Lesli-Ann, owner of Little Birdie Papercraft, was hired to design and print Kevin and Kayla’s wedding stationary and invitations.

Since we were involved with K2ed wedding planning early on, we were able to help connect them with our fabulous friends in the wedding industry. We introduced them to their officiant, Debbie Belaus, owner of Bright Path Ceremonies. Debbie creates personalized wedding ceremonies for her couples.

K2ed decided to have their wedding at Harbor Lights in Warwick, Rhode Island. Taking advantage of the fact that they could have their ceremony and reception on the same property which sits right on the bay was perfect for their nautical themed wedding. Their theme was solid throughout their wedding details starting with the bridesmaids tank tops – to the boutonnieres for the groomsmen.

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Loving this nautical coral and white wedding at Harbor Lights in Warwick RI

K2ed did not want to see each other before their ceremony so we photographed their family and bridal party photos immediately following the reception. The bridal party had a lot of fun doing their creative shots – lots of laughing going on! I had hired a videographer to capture Paul and I in action during the wedding to create a promo video for our website. It just happened to be that Rick Boghosian, from Bogh AV Productions had a boat at the Harbor Lights Marina so we were able to take K2ed there for some extra photos. SCORE!

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Photos by our friends boat
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Owner and Lead Photographer caught in action taking photos

The guests enjoyed a seated dinner by Pranzi Catering and entertainment by Luke Renchan Entertainment. The dance floor was packed all night. K2ed wanted to try and get sunset photos if the weather cooperated (which it did). Since it was Memorial Weekend, someone across the bay was setting off fireworks so we were able to capture a few photos with the fireworks in the background which was a nice surprise. Kayla kept joking that her parents surprised her with fireworks! haha

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Luke Renchan Entertainment rocked the guests all night

Both Kevin and Kayla LOVE baseball and football. As a gift, one of the guest gave them an official baseball bat with their names and wedding date on it. For the garter toss, the couple ordered a football that said “Great Catch, You’re Next!” on it with their names and wedding date.

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Cute garter toss idea for football fans

K2ed honeymooned is Antigua for two nights and then headed to Disney.

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Candid shots with Luke T Renchan

Venue: Harbor Lights
Caterer: Pranzi Catering
Officiant: Bright Path Ceremonies
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Specialty Dessert: Chocolate Fountain provided by Pranzi Catering
Florals: Helen Dixon of Euphorbia Floral
Entertainment: Luke Renchan Entertainment
Uplighting: Luke Renchan Entertainment
Transportation: ROCKSTAR LIMO
Hair and Make Up: Judi Slader of Salon 900
Invitations: Little Birdie Papercraft
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses: Ana’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire and Groomsmen Attire: Anthony’s House of Formals

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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