Intimate Evening Wedding in Downtown Providence
The weather gods were on our side for what was supposed to be an entirely washed out day due to a hurricane but instead turned into an unseasonably warm mid-November evening in my favorite little city on the east coast - Providence, Rhode Island.
Brittanny and I met through our local chapter of the Rising Tide Society - a place for small business owners to come together in the spirit of community over competition. She is also a photographer in the area as well as a yoga teacher, tarot card reader, and embodiment coach, and come to find out, she is basically the mayor of Providence. I swear everywhere we went, people knew her and adored her. So when Brittanny reached out to me over the summer about her upcoming marriage to K in Downtown Providence to say I was thrilled would be an understatement. Throughout the process of getting to her wedding day, Evan and I became great friends with her and K, as we love to do with all of our couples. It makes for a much more comfortable and fun experience on the wedding day when we already know a bit more about your relationship and the way the two of you interact when the cameras aren't there.
So when the day finally arrived, it was our last wedding of the year, and we were so ready to go out with a bang! We started the evening with Brittanny at the Graduate Providence hotel for a few quick getting ready photos. The air system was broken and the heating was blasting so we kept it quick and got out of there asap.
Then came time for the ceremony. In Downcity allowed Brittanny and K to use Grant's Block as a moody little spot for them to gather with their closest friends and to share their nuptials along with a beautiful poem written and recited by their good friend, Olivia.
Afterwards, the group crossed the street for the beginning of a four-course meal at Oberlin - a quaint and top notch restaurant in Providence. It began with the presentation of the most beautiful raw bar I've ever seen, followed by a pasta and salad course, a fish course, and desserts all served family style. We've never eaten so well at a reception before because holy hell was it delicious! We can't wait to go back for one of our weekly Friday night date nights.
We also snuck off for a bit during the dinner with Brittanny and K to run around the city and take a few moody nighttime portraits along the streets and back inside the lobby of the Graduate.
Back at Oberlin, the evening concluded with an open mic of sorts for their friends to share a few words about their love and well wishes for the newly married couple - and share they did! Several of their guests shared anecdotes from different times in their lives, gushing about how incredible and welcoming Brittanny and K are as people. It was quite possibly one of the most emotional and beautiful moments we've ever experienced at a wedding. You could feel the love and good vibes in the restaurant that evening - they eventually had to cut the guests off because so many people wanted to speak, but the party needed to move on...
Which brings me to the final location of the evening - a night of dancing and more friends from around Providence gathered at local club The Salon, just a few blocks from Oberlin. Their little underground dance floor called The Cutting Room presented the most perfect vibes to end the night with a giant red couch, an incredible DJ, and graffiti tagged walls. All completed by one of my favorite outfit changes from Brittanny into a suit and red lingerie top for dancing.
This wedding was definitely one for the books, and we can't wait for more weddings like these in the future!
Vendors for the wedding:
Ceremony Venue - Grant's Block
Reception Venue - Oberlin
Hotel - Graduate Providence
Makeup - Maria Piccardi Beauty
Design and B+K's florals - Pam Priestley Designs
Table floral and place cards - Elizabeth Crane Swartz
Dress Shop - Spark Bridal
Jewelry + Veil - Brianna Moon
Cake - Baked, Providence
Meaghan is the owner and lead photographer of Rhode Tripper Photography, an alternative, inclusive wedding and elopement photography company. She lives in Rhode Island, USA with her husband (and second photographer), Evan, and her rescue pups, Arya and Ginny. You can frequently find her hitting up all the best foodie spots, barcades, and music venues around Providence, RI.
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