WEDDING | Kempenaar's Clambake Club Wedding with Pete and Sarah

Saturday, September 20, 2014   |   Middletown, Rhode Island

First let us start by saying we had so much fun working with Pete and Sarah! We first met Sarah and her future sister-in-law at the Southern New England Wedding Expo earlier this year. She recently told us that she really enjoyed speaking with us at the show but couldn’t remember which booth we were. She said she is horrible at remember names but she remembered that my husband, Paul, “looked like guy from the band Weezer”, so she went back to find us! Luckily she found our booth again and we scheduled a time to chat at our studio.

We photographed Pete and Sarah’s engagement session this past Spring in Little Compton which is where they live. Pete is a huge history buff and Paul is too so there was lots to chat about. You can view their engagement blog post, here.

We had beautiful weather the day of their wedding on September 20th. Nautical was the theme (Sarah’s Dad used to be a lobster fisherman too) of their wedding which translated nicely from their save the dates through their decor and meal options. The venue was Kempenaar’s Clambake Club which offers a traditional style clambake to weddings and events. Each guest was served steamers and a full lobster dinner – it was delish! 🙂

Other nautical items were: a wooden lobster cutout so you could take photos; custom map trays created by Pete to display their cake and mini cupcakes; sea glass vases, anchors and shell decor; lobster lollipop favors. Pete and Sarah LOVE Guinness Beer so the re-vamped the tag line “Lovely Day for a Guinness” to “Lovely Day for a Wedding” which was on their Save The Date Magnet that had a lobster hugging a Guinness. It was also one of the 3 has tags for they wedding “#lovelydayforawedding”. Other fun themes, there was a little bit of Star Wars as their ceremony ended, the guest drew swords for them to walk through (which was a surprise to them).

Venue: Kempenaar’s Clambake Club
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Cake & Mini Cupcakes: Gerry Dupont
Florist: Carlone’s
Entertainment: DJ Kendall Ventura
Transportation: Leisure Limousine
Hair & Make Up: Hair Experts
Bridal Gown: Ana’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse {Dartmouth, MA}
Jewelry & Accessories: Patenaud’s Jewelers {Fall River, MA}

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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