Kylene and Justin | Puerto Rico Destination Wedding

We cannot believe how fast this year is going by, it’s already February! Winter is with us for another couple of months, so we’re bring back the warmth of summer with a Puerto Rico destination wedding! Part of our team had the opportunity to work with Kylene and Justin for their wedding in beautiful Puerto Rico! Matt and Emily took care of photography. Dan joined them for cinematography, and Britt was the wedding coordinator.


Kylene and her favorite ladies spent the morning getting pampered. Caridad Vidro did an amazing job with hair and makeup. After they were all ready, they helped Kylene step into her stunning wedding dress. All of the girls looked absolutely radiant! Now that everyone was dressed and ready for the big day, it was time to head to the beach to catch up with our groom and groomsmen! When Justin saw his glowing bride for the first time in her fabulous wedding dress, nothing could stop the huge smile that spread across his face. We were able to stick our toes in the sand and use the beautiful surroundings of Puerto Rico for a fun few shots of our bride and groom and their wedding party!


Now, there was nothing left to do except head to the ceremony and get married! The Hacienda Siesta Alegre was the perfect location with the most hospitable staff. Kylene and Justin said lovely personal vows in front of their closest friends and family with the sounds of the rainforest in the background. It was the perfect soundtrack to the start of their happy life together. A rainbow even made an appearance over the ceremony location! Absolute magic. Once the two lovebirds sealed their vows with a kiss, they led their guests over to the reception where the feast was unending and the dance floor was always full! Bliss Catering provided a bountiful feast, while Edgardo Ojeda and his band brought the party to life.


We are incredibly grateful to be apart of this journey with Kylene and Justin! Be sure to check out the highlights of their destination wedding in the photos and video below!



Sheena and Tommy | Providence Engagement Session

I hope this Tuesday finds you as happy and in love with life as the happy couple in this photo shoot. Take a look at Sheena and Tommy’s Providence engagement session with Emily!


Its always amazing to realize how even in this small yet wonderful state of Rhode Island, there are still some hidden gems to be discovered and explored! Well, thats exactly what Emily, Sheena and Tommy did in our lovely state capitol. We couldn’t have asked for better weather which was a huge bonus for the day. As any true New Englander can attest to, theres nothing better in the world than a fall day in our lovely part of the East Coast. Emily snapped a few pictures of the two love birds along the path next to the Providence River, and stopping in front of some beautiful architecture. After a quick wardrobe change we walked into the city where there was a bit more fall foliage to enjoy!


We had such a fun time hanging out with Sheena and Tommy! Hope you enjoy a sneak peek of their engagement shoot below!




Judy and Jean | Aldrich Mansion Wedding

Its Monday, people! We want to start your week off right, so here’s a glimpse of Judy and Jean’s Aldrich Mansion wedding! Dan and Breanna spent the day taking care of all of the cinematography needs!


Judy started this very festive day surrounded by her closest friends. Everyone was in high spirits, full of love and laughter, as they got ready for the big day! After each of the ladies finished their hair and makeup to perfection, they helped our lovely bride to step into her beautiful wedding gown. Judy wore a dazzling Pronovias Mildred wedding gown from Yris Bridal Design. She looked absolutely stunning! After snapping a few selfies, the ladies hopped into their transportation, courtesy of A-Star Limo, and took off to Rhode Island Shriners Imperial Room for the wedding ceremony! Anita Agyemang of All Party Decor transformed the ballroom into a soft and romantic dreamscape.


With all of their guests overflowing with anticipation, the bridal party got into their positions, and it was time for the main event to begin! Judy walked down the aisle to a joyous Jean where they each shared intimate and personal vows in front of their closest family and friends. Our two lovebirds were finally wed, and it was time to party! Everyone then headed straight to the Aldrich Mansion for the reception! Check the Florist created dazzling floral arrangement to adorn the already beautiful mansion. After feasting on all of the delicious food that came out of the kitchen, we indulged our sweet tooth with a treat from BianKaKes. Now that the food was gone, it was time to hit the dance floor with the latest and greatest tunes with Bim Fujah!


It was such a blast hanging out with this awesome couple on their special day! Make sure to check out Judy and Jean’s wedding video below!


Kasey and James | Chamberlain Farm Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen! We’re so happy we were able to take part of this memorable day, so lets take a look back at Kasey and James’ charming Chamberlain Farm Wedding. Nate and Cal provided cinematography on the big day!


Kasey woke up on a beautiful September day with the biggest grin on her face. She knew it was now only a matter of hours before she got to walk down the aisle to the love of her life, James! Kasey spent the morning getting primped and pampered with her best girls all around her. Once Tomasina applied the final touches on hair and makeup, all the ladies helped Kasey step into her stunning wedding gown! The bride stepped into her gorgeous David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding gown and looked absolutely flawless! Our bridesmaids looked gorgeous and our bride was officially radiant, now it was time for Kasey and the girls to head over to Chamberlain Farms to get married!


With the help of a family friend, the floral arrangements transformed the venue into a dreamscape. Everything looked dazzling! As all the friends and family members choose their seats, the bridal party took their places. James stood at the alter positively beaming as his radiant bride walked down the aisle. The two love birds exchanged beautiful vows and sealed them with a kiss. Now that our bride and groom were officially Mr. and Mrs., it was time to celebrate! Chamberlain Farm provided a delicious array of food that quenched the appetite of everyone in company. Mike Cordiero of M.C Entertainment helped everyone end the night on the dance floor with the the best hits our past and present!


Congrats to the happy couple! Thanks for inviting the Blueflash team along for your very special day! Be sure to check out their wedding video below!


Amy and Tim | Hotel Viking Wedding

Amy and Tim | Hotel Viking Wedding


Happy Monday, everyone! We can’t think of any better way to start the week than by taking a look back at Amy and Tim’s fabulous Hotel Viking Wedding! Matt and Emily took care of all of the photography needs and Breanna showed up for some fun with the Bluecube!


The Wedding Day


Amy started out her dream day doing her hair and makeup surrounded by her favorite ladies! Once every hair was tucked into place and the last bit of blush was applied, Amy was ready to put on her wedding dress. Amy wore an absolutely stunning Stella York wedding gown from Party Dress Express. Now that hair and makeup was done and the wedding dress was laced up, Amy stepped into the perfect pair of heels and was off to go surprise Tim with a first look! Where’s the best place to surprise your future husband with a first look just before the wedding? Right along the ocean waves of course! Fort Adams made for the perfect first look setting. Amy strolled down a path that led to Tim, who wore the biggest smile as he saw his glowing bride. After exchanging a few loving sentiments, we strolled along the oceanside to snap a few pictures.


Now that everyone was dressed, ready, and surprised, it was time to get married! All of Amy and Tim’s closest friends and family members filled in the pews at Kay Chapel at Hotel Viking for the ceremony! The happy couple recited beautiful vows followed by a kiss to make everything official. Our bride and groom were now husband and wife and it was time to celebrate! Amy and Tim led their guests over to the reception area where Hotel Viking supplied a delicious feast! Everyone enjoyed the delicious desserts provided by French Confection, then headed off to the dance floor with Brian LeDac from Murray Hill Talent!


We had such an awesome time celebrating with Amy and Tim! Congrats to the happy couple! Make sure to take a sneak peek at their wedding highlights below!





Rhode Island Monthly Top Rhode Islanders 2015


Here’s a fun throwback: Rhode Island Monthly Top Rhode Islanders 2015! It may be a new year, but its never too late to look back and reminisce about some of the awesome events we we have been able to be apart of. Matt took care of photography and Cal did cinematography.


This event was held to celebrate specific members of our community: people who have strived to make our community great by generous and various contributions. Together, they have achieved incredible things such as helping to save a high school music program, creating a tool that can fight the next outbreak of the Ebola, as well as seizing the NCAA Championship! Each of the individuals celebrated at this event has shown through hard work, determination, and sheer natural talent, we can each help to make our neighborhoods a better place. It takes a lot of heart to stand up and be an example for others when it seems impossible, but luckily that’s exactly what they have done.


The event was held at the lovely Warwick Country Club. It was awesome to honor these people who we may not have met prior to this celebration but who have had an incredible impact on our community. Thanks RI Monthly for letting us participate in such a special night, and for dedicating this night to these inspiring individuals!



Ellie and Nate | OceanCliff Wedding

Today, we are going to spotlight a really awesome couple. Here’s Ellie and Nate’s OceanCliff Wedding! Matt and Kearsten joined the happy couple for photography.


Ellie was surrounded by all her favorite ladies as they excitedly prepared for the big day. Salon KG did a perfect job (as always) with hair styling, and makeup was provided by Kayla Carter. With the all the ladies looking absolutely gorgeous, they helped the bride step into her stunning Maggie Sottero wedding gown from Precious Memories! Now, it was time to escort our glistening bride over to OceanCliff, where Nate was patiently waiting to marry the woman of his dreams!


The two love birds exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family. The wedding arbor at OceanCliff overlooks the ocean with waves crashing in the background. We just can’t think of anything more dreamy than that.  Impeccable floral arrangements from Conway Florals added the perfect ambiance to an already lovely wedding ceremony.  Now that they were officially each others Mr. and Mrs., it was time to enjoy a feast provided by OceanCliff and delectable treats from Sin Desserts! After all the food was gone, everyone danced the night away with CE Productions.


Congrats to Ellie and Nate! Be sure to check out the highlights from their special day below!

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Maura and Michael | OceanCliff Wedding

Today, let’s look back at Maura and Michael’s OceanCliff wedding! Nate did cinematography and Abby handled the Bluecube.


Maura started off her wedding day with a tremendous glam squad from LaLaLux Salon! They expertly took care of hair and makeup for the lovely ladies. Once our bride was absolutely glowing, her friends helped her slip into her Victor Harper wedding gown from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique. With the ladies all set and ready to go, we took off for St. Mary’s Church for the ceremony! As Maura walked down the aisle, Michael waited with excitement as his gorgeous bride approached him.


After sharing vows and a kiss to make everything official, the newly weds led their guests to OceanCliff to celebrate! Sayles Livingston created beautiful floral arrangements, and everything looked breathtaking! THe team at Sayles Livingston alway goes above and beyond. At the reception, the guests indulged in a perfect meal provided by OceanCliff and tasty desserts from Sin Desserts! After all the food was gone, the last thing left to do was hit the dance floor with the new Mr. and Mrs.! Search Party brought the party to life!


Thanks for letting us be apart of your special day! Check out Maura and Michaels wedding highlights below!

2016 | Year In Review

Hey! Matt here. Welcome to our annual year in review post. Why two weeks late, you ask? Well we were working furiously to get our brandy new website launched to start the blog back up and due to some backend technicalities it ended up passing our Jan 1st target. Water under the bridge. The important thing is – do you like it? We are pumped about starting off 2017 with a new website. Our previous one had run its course. It wasn’t very mobile-friendly and we always like to be friendly in everything we do.

2016 Happenings

So 2016… The years are flying by at an insane rate. It seems like just a little while ago that this idea of Blueflash was in its infancy. On a personal note we added another person to our family (Rory Calvin) back in August. He decided to drop in during the peak of wedding season. Thankfully our team is awesome and we were able to seamlessly cover everything. Here he is when he was a newborn:

Photo of my third child Rory Calvin just days after he was born


Rory’s arrival trumps all the incredible things that happened with Blueflash in 2016. That’s not to say it wasn’t an eventful year for us here at Blueflash, because it was. We continued to be a part of nearly countless weddings. Our clients continue to let us in on one of the most important days of their lives. They tell other people about us and we get to see them again at future weddings. That’s so cool.

New Stuff

What’s shiny from 2016? A good amount of things. If you’ll indulge me:

The Website

Yes, the one you’re reading this on was born today (January 13th). You may very well be one of the first few people to lay eyes on it depending on when you see this post. As mentioned above it’s a big upgrade in terms of mobile experience. I’m anxious to kickstart the blog back up (it was down during development of the new site). We’ve got a backlog of events that we can’t wait to post about and get out there to everyone. Hope ya love it.

Bluecube 3

We built our third Bluecube toward the end of last year. It’s a bit of a departure from our original two. It’s got new capabilities that we’re pretty excited about. One is the ability to email or text animated GIFs right from the touch screen. It also looks pretty slick. We’re always trying to up our own game and I’m really pleased with how this project turned out (the glowing blue lights really help). Keep an eye out for it at an event near you this year.


If you’ve contacted us in any capacity since March then you’ve met Britt. She’s our full time studio magician, I mean, manager. Bringing her on has transformed Blueflash, the things I’m able to spend time on, and most importantly the client experience. We’re constantly brainstorming together on how to improve what it’s like for a client to work with us.

Drones and other UFOs

We launched (pun intended) our aerial add-on service to cinema and put our drone up in the air at a bunch of weddings. A ton of our couples have it booked for 2017 and we’re excited about that. It’s been really awesome to splice that footage into our highlight films. Abby’s moved into our primary pilot spot. If you see her with the controller in her hands at a wedding, don’t mess with her.


‘Stuff’ isn’t a very descriptive header but it’s all encompassing and that sure is convenient when you’re trying to keep a blog post to less than 10,000 words. There are so many things that we’ve been implementing over the years to make all aspects of the business (both back end and front end) better. I could bore you to tears with the stuff we have in Slack conversations, Trello boards, Wunderlist lists, and Evernote notes. I won’t. I’ll spare you. Just know that we don’t stop.

The Team

These guys are the best. All credit goes to everyone on the Blueflash team. They are experienced, reliable, talented, dedicated and most importantly fun to hang out with. I love to see people on the team advancing into different roles, stepping up to fill various needs, and learning new skills and excelling at them. I am honored to work alongside them and wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Below is a sample of the various awards we’ve won over the years. I’m putting it there as a testament to their hard work. We’re especially proud of the latest awards we won which were from Borrowed and Blue. Industry peers (aka other vendors) voted on these. We won gold for best photographer, silver for best cinematographer, and we won the “Rising Star” award which is described on their site like this: This promising vendor is one to watch, someone whose talent and hard work has created a name for themselves both creatively and professionally within Newport. It was only awarded to one vendor in RI.

2017 January Badges Collage

The Closer

I wrote an ending in the 2014 year in review post that I then copied and used again in the 2015 one. As I sit here writing the 2016 post I feel like I still can’t do better so I’m recycling with some minor tweaks once again. The sentiment is still relevant.

As humans we’re never sure what the future will bring. We can only anticipate, plan, hope, and trust in God. I think this upcoming year will be another exciting and wild one. This crazy adventure is a lot of fun and we are so appreciative of all of you that have come along with us to be a part of it at one point or another.

It’s all about doing what you love with people you respect and admire. I get to do that every day, which is more than I could ask for.

Thank you for enabling me to have this be my job, to be able to support my wife and three kids, and to provide work and opportunities for everyone on our team. All of us on the Blueflash team thank you for trusting us with your wedding day. Thank you for telling your friends and family about us and saying kind things. Thanks for the little notes and emails that let us know how happy you were – that helps keep us going more than you know.

Thanks 2016. Here’s to 2017. Hope you all have a great New Year!

Savory Affair Styled Shoot

We teamed up not too long ago with our friends at The Savory Affair, The Local Bouquet, Easy Entertaining, and Newport Vineyards to work on a corporate styled shoot. There is a plethora of wedding themed styled shoots (which, for the record, there’s nothing wrong with that in the least) so Savory Affair contacted us with the idea of doing something a little different. It was essentially geared toward businesses that might want to run events for their employees, corporate parties, etc.


Savory Affair is an excellent planning outfit that does both weddings and corporate events and they wanted a chance to show off their corporate planning muscle. The Local Bouquet is a florist you should definitely check out. They source everything locally (as you might imagine based on their name) and create really incredible stuff.


You might remember our friends over at Easy Entertaining from some past work we’ve done with them. They run a cafe/restaurant in Providence and also cater weddings and events all over Southern New England. They also make good hamburgers. Nik from EE came and did some demos for us to photograph to show what they can provide for corporate team building and educational events.


Last but not least this all took place at Newport Vineyards which had really awesome outdoor space as well as the tank room where all the wine is made. It had a cool industrial look and feel to it. They hold corporate events as well as weddings in their space if you’re looking for something like that.


Some highlights from our shoot can be found below. Check’em out!



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