WEDDING | Summer Wedding at the Aldrich House in Providence, RI

What a cool wedding we photographed at the Aldrich House in Providence, RI. We had photographed bridal party photos at this venue in the past but never a full wedding. Aubrie had her hair and make up done prior to arriving at the Aldrich House where we met for the getting ready photos. She arrived by car with her Maid of Honor and a few bridesmaids. The girls were very chill as they got ready. The guys arrived shortly after and got ready in the room across the hall with Paul.

Aubrie wore a floral crown while her bridesmaids wore matching hair pins which were created by Wedding Flower Crown [shop on Etsy}  using white and peach flowers. Her gown, purchased at Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, was simple and stunning on her. The Groom wore a grey suit purchased at J. Crew.

Dusty’s brother married the couple with a personalized ceremony of how they met and moved to different states and countries for each other.  Aubrie sabered the champagne before they exchanged rings. “Sabrage is a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber, used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the saber along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour. The force of the blunt side of the blade hitting the lip breaks the glass to separate the collar from the neck of the bottle. One does not use the sharp side of the blade. The cork and collar remain together after separating from the neck.” It was pretty neat to watch. They exited the ceremonies with bubble guns that the guests used.

Guests left “words of wisdom” on the Groom’s typewriter that was next to the escort cards and gifts. Family and friends {some who traveled from Italy} to attend the wedding enjoyed dinner stations of pasta and pizza provided by Pranzi Catering. A friend / guest was the wedding DJ for the evening spinning retro tunes on vinyl. In lieu of cake, there was a donut tower from Allie’s Donuts with a cute flamingo topper from Etsy.

The couple honeymooned on Block Island the following Tuesday after their wedding for a week.

I am looking forward to start designing their wedding albums soon 🙂

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Aldrich Wedding Reception

Venue: Aldrich House
Caterer: Pranzi Catering
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Entertainment: Friend / Guest
Flower Crown & Hair Pins: Wedding Flower Crown {on Etsy}
Florist: Pranzi Catering
Cupcakes: Pranzi Catering
Donuts: Allie’s Donuts
Tent / Bistro Lighting: Pranzi Catering
Bridal Gown: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew

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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