Justin & Nicole
Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm in Narragansett, Rhode Island
August 7th, 2015*
It never ceases to amaze me how, after working in South County for eight years now, I can still come across places I never knew existed.
That was the case back in August when I got the call to shoot the wedding of Justin and Nicole at the Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm in Narragansett. While I've worked in the area and driven by the road the farm is on pretty much since 2007, I had no idea this venue existed or that it was such a beloved one by couples all over the region. By the time I got out of my car, however, I knew exactly why.
A beautiful location for a wonderful ceremony and an incredibly happy couple. That's pretty much the exact recipe for a perfect Rhode Island wedding and Nicole and Justin delivered.
Justin and Nicole's big day began, for me anyway, at the Turtle Soup hotel and restaurant right on the water in Narragansett. I could tell instantly that Justin was going to be an awesome groom as he was relaxed and appeared ready for the most important day of his life. Not even a sweet note by the bride-to-be could rattle this man's nerves.
Of course, he had no way of knowing just how stunning his bride would be. Clad in one of the most beautiful dresses I've seen in a while, with gems and jewels that were stunning, Nicole was breathtaking as she made her way down the aisle with her father and even the cool and calm Justin had a tough time keeping his emotions in check once he saw her in her full glory.
But this was no serious affair. No, Nicole and Justin are both incredibly happy people and their ceremony reflected that perfectly as they both burst out into fits of laughter throughout the entire ordeal. And, yes, it was perfect for the moment.
Blessed with a beautiful and cool August day, Justin and Nicole's ceremony was one of the nicest ones I've seen in a while and the absolutely 10-out-of-10 day only made their reception and formal photos that much better.
Yep. That's a swing set and a beautiful one at that. I always love seeing swing sets on wedding reception properties and this property did not disappoint. In fact, it was so nice I couldn't wait to go BACK out with the couple for their sunset photos ... assuming Mother Naturer delivered on her end of course.
Even though I was anxious to keep Justin and Nicole outside for formals, their first dance and toasts were worth the temporary "break in the action" as their DJ spliced in audio of them saying their vows to the song they used for their first dance, removing any chance anyone in attendance had of keeping a dry eye.
By the time we did get back outside, it was a bit a letdown as the sunset didn't quite live up to expectations but, hey, that's why wedding photographers learn to improvise. As the lead photographer of this shoot worked on some nice veil shots of the bride and groom, I managed to snag some from a different angle that I absolutely adored. This last one above might be my favorite photo of the day.
By the end of the "formal" events of the wedding, including a pair of sweet parent dances, it was clearly time to party and I knew moments into this wedding that this group would deliver on the reception front and they did not disappoint.
All in all, Justin and Nicole's wedding was a really sweet and touching evening enhancing by some of the best weather you can ask for in August in Rhode Island. It's a bit risky to plan your big day for the month traditionally full of the hottest weather of the year but that gamble paid off big time for these two as you couldn't have made up a better day.
Add in one of my favorite color schemes of the entire 2015 wedding season and you have a great event that will likely stick with me for a while. At the very least, these photos will. That's for sure.
* These photos were taken as part of my work for George Street Photography and are presented here strictly for portfolio/display purposes.