Castle Hill in Newport, RI weddings have to be some of my favorite to photograph. Not only is there a stunning tent, beautiful scenery, a lighthouse to escape to, but there is this sense you are in a really special place. And it’s not just a feeling. From famed marine biologists to Grace Kelly herself, Castle Hill has long been regarded as a unique location. But it’s just so much more than that. It’s cute little beach cottages and bikes, it’s landscaped lawns and rocky coastline, it’s wildflowers and crazy looking trees, brambles and berries and seagulls. Being a photographer-Castle Hill gives you so much creative inspiration! It was the perfect spot for Kathryn and Chris’s wedding reception, too! After a lovely wedding ceremony at Kay Chapel (my favorite church EVER because of it’s round shape and abundant natural light and white walls!) at Salve Regina, they took a vintage Rolls Royce to Castle Hill, through the blooming cherry blossoms. We escaped quickly out to the lighthouse and then made our way back to the lawn for photos with friends, family, and cocktails. Their stunning decor in the tent with draping and chandeliers from Exquisite Events made such an impact, along with the soft and sweet floral design from Sayles Livingston. I especially loved their comfy chairs for dinner, they got to sit and enjoy their meal along with all their guests (and wow was it a great dinner! ) and then their band took center stage and rocked out the rest of the evening. I couldn’t have had a better time working with Katy and Chris and absolutely loved how involved they made me and Wendy feel throughout our time spent with them on their wedding day. I can’t wait for even more weddings at Castle Hill to photograph this coming season!
Wedding Planner: Galen Cobb / Venue: Castle Hill Inn / Floral Design: Sayles Livingston /Hair and Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty and Kim Matthews / Dress Designer: Amsale / Invitations: Bella Figura and Calligraphy: Sarah Hanna/ Lighting and Decor: Exquisite Events / Transportation: Viking Tours/ Cake: Kennedy Confections/Rentals: Rentals Unlimited/ Music: Central Park Orchestra /Second Photographer: Wendy Shea