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The Bohlin Newport: An Oceanside Celebration for Michelle and Casey

February 28, 2024

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Ah, love. It’s that indefinable spark that when you find it, you hold onto it with everything you’ve got. For Michelle and Casey, their love story is one of those serendipitous tales that remind us that sometimes, the best things in life come when we least expect them. And when it came to celebrating their union, they chose none other than The Bohlin Newport, a venue that mirrors the effortless elegance and enchanting serenity of their own relationship.

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Journey

Let me take you back to where it all began. Michelle and Casey’s journey wasn’t your typical love-at-first-sight story. They met at a time when neither was actively searching for love. Michelle tried convincing herself that Casey wasn’t the one for her. But as fate would have it, a persistent little voice in her head kept nudging her towards him, insisting she’d regret it if she didn’t give this a chance. Listening to that inner voice turned out to be the best decision of her life.

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Their story resonates with me deeply. I remember photographing a couple once who shared a similar beginning. They were hesitant at first, but their undeniable chemistry was evident through my lens. Like Michelle and Casey, they too found that sometimes, love finds you in the most unexpected places.

Why The Bohlin Newport?

Choosing The Bohlin Newport for their wedding was no random decision. Situated in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island, this venue offers a breathtaking oceanside setting that’s perfect for a light, airy, and romantic wedding theme. Michelle and Casey wanted to complement the beautiful summer scenery with a color scheme of white/ivory, green, and dusty blue, and The Bohlin, with its panoramic water views and elegant outdoor spaces, provided the perfect canvas for their vision.

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I’ve photographed numerous weddings at The Bohlin Newport, and each time, I’m reminded of why it’s such a sought-after venue for couples. Its blend of coastal charm and luxurious amenities makes it an idyllic spot for saying “I do.”

The First Look at The Marble House

One of the most touching moments of Michelle and Casey’s wedding day was their first look, set against the opulent backdrop of The Marble House. This historic mansion, with its grand architecture and sprawling gardens, served as the perfect prelude to their oceanside ceremony. The anticipation, the emotion, and the sheer joy of that moment were palpable. As a photographer, capturing such raw, genuine emotions is what I live for. It’s these fleeting moments that become the treasured memories couples look back on for years to come.

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An Oceanside Ceremony to Remember

As guests gathered by the water’s edge at The Bohlin, the stage was set for an unforgettable ceremony. With the gentle sound of waves in the background and a gentle ocean breeze, Michelle and Casey exchanged vows in what can only be described as a picture-perfect setting. Their ceremony was a true reflection of their personalities – down-to-earth, genuine, and filled with love.

Incorporating personal anecdotes and elements that resonate with a couple’s unique story is something I always emphasize to my clients. It’s these details that make a wedding truly personal and unforgettable.

The Magic Under the Tent

But let’s talk about the reception. Michelle and Casey transformed The Bohlin’s tent into a magical space, adorned with stunning florals by Hana Florals. The greenery and dusty blue accents against the white backdrop created an atmosphere that was both elegant and enchantingly romantic. As the sun set and the tent lit up, the ambiance became nothing short of magical.

I remember advising them on how to dress up the tent to achieve that magical feel. Lighting, for instance, plays a crucial role in transforming a space. Soft, warm lights intertwined with lush greenery can create an ethereal environment that feels like stepping into a fairytale.

Capturing the Essence

As a luxury wedding photographer, my goal is always to capture the essence of the day – the laughter, the tears, the stolen glances, and the grandeur of the setting. For Michelle and Casey’s wedding, it was about encapsulating the light, airy feel of their oceanside celebration, the intricate details of their decor, and the love that radiated from them and their guests.

Conclusion: A Day to Remember

Michelle and Casey’s wedding at The Bohlin Newport was a testament to their journey together – unexpected, beautiful, and full of love. As they danced the night away by the ocean, surrounded by those they hold dear, it was clear that they had created a day that reflected their essence as a couple.

For those planning their dream wedding, remember that the venue, the decor, and the details play significant roles in bringing your vision to life. But at the heart of it all is your story. Choose elements that speak to you, that tell your tale, and that resonate with the journey you’re on together.

As for me, capturing Michelle and Casey’s day was a reminder of why I do what I do. Each photograph not only tells a story but preserves a moment in time, a fleeting emotion, a memory that will last a lifetime.

If you’re on the journey to planning your own wedding, take a leaf out of Michelle and Casey’s book. Listen to that little voice inside you, choose a venue that speaks to your heart, and create a day that’s uniquely yours. And if you ever need someone to capture those moments, you know where to find me.

Vendor Team:

Venue: The Bohlin Newport

Hairstylist: Ali Lomazzo Beauty

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up RI

Florist: Hana Floral

Videographer: Shutter & Sound

Photobooth: @luxewedding.co

DJ: Unique Sound Entertainment

Desserts: Ellie’s Providence

Signs: Signs By Viv

Bridal Boutique: The White Dress

Dress: Antonio Gual

Suit: Tom James Clothing – Samantha Hammond