Jasmine and Raul were married at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island on aÂ beautifulÂ day surrounded by theirÂ closestÂ friends and family. That is aÂ sentenceÂ I can use at many of the weddings that we photograph, (sans the location) but never has the phrase, “surrounded by theirÂ closestÂ friends and family” meant more. There were less than twenty people at the wedding, just as they intended. We headed to the ceremony site, and the light in the church was heavenly… no pun intended. It was so intimate, and so close among everyone there that we felt like we were ALL vital to the ceremony in some way. As Raul said his vows to Jasmine, I can only assume that they rest of the people there were crying as hard as I was. It was unbearably romantic.
Following the ceremony we hung out all over the town taking photographs of the newlyweds. I love the way everyone cheers andÂ clapsÂ for the bride and groom when we are out and about with them. This time a family even stopped and took a photo with Jasmine and Raul! We headed back to the Hotel, where Jasmine changed into a reception dress so she could dance a little more free with Raul for their very important andÂ choreographedÂ first dance. They had been practicing for weeks! We all sat down for dinner, including Dan and I and the officiant, which blew me away in such an intimate setting. It was truly an honor to be a part of their wedding day.