Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore

The last time we gushed over this particular couple, it was about our time with them at their Providence Engagement shoot (which you can see right here!). Now, it’s time to reminisce about Lauren and Jimmy’s wedding at the Providence Biltmore! Matt and Fred photographed the celebration, and Nate and Caleb came along for cinematography! Let’s take a look!

 

Lauren and her best girls spent the morning with Kim Sousa for all of their hair and makeup needs. Once the final stroke of mascara was applied, it was time to get into their dresses! The bridesmaids wore beautiful crimson red dresses from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, and our stunning bride wore a gorgeous gown from Bride N Belle Boutique! With each lady looking completely glamorous, everyone set off for the ceremony at St Dominic Chapel at Providence College! With the last of their guests finding their seats, the bridal party found their designated spots and the music began to fill the room as a cue that it was time to start!

 

Jimmy looked absolutely beside himself as his radiant bride walked down the aisle! Father Kevin Robb officiated the wedding as Jimmy and Lauren exchanged affectionate vows to one another. The happy couple sealed the nuptials with a kiss and then led their guests to the reception! Everyone moved locations from the chapel to The Providence Biltmore Hotel where Judy’s Village Flowers created exquisite floral arrangements that they spread throughout the venue! The Biltmore made a delightful dinner for the newly weds and their guests to enjoy followed by enticing desserts from Vienna Bakery! With everyone in attendance full to the brim, Arpeggio led them to the dance floor to finish the celebration with the best tunes around!

 

We’re so glad we were able to team up with this awesome couple again! Be sure to check out Jimmy and Lauren’s wedding highlights below!

 

 



 

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | bride walking down the aisle

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Ceremony at Providence College

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | First kiss at PC chapel

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Bride and groom candid

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | bride and groom kiss

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Bride and groom portrait

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Wedding party under the blossoms

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Bride under the blossoms

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Wedding party on the grand staircase

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Bride and groom on grand staircase

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Wedding cake detail

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Dancing in the Grand Ballroom

Lauren and Jimmy | Wedding at the Providence Biltmore | Grand Ballroom

 

Dania and Chris | Oceancliff Wedding

Happy Friday, everyone! Before you get your jump start on your weekend, take a look back with us to Dania and Chris’s wedding at OceanCliff! Matt and Emily photographed the happy couple on their big day.

 

Ali Lomazzo Beauty spent the morning with the bridal squad helping them with their hair and makeup needs! After the last bobby pin was placed and the final stroke of mascara was applied, the girls helped Dania step into her wedding gown! Dania wore a dress from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique and she looked absolutely radiant! Now that our ladies all looked ravishing, Dania set off to OceanCliff to surprise her man with a first look. When Chris turned around and saw his glowing bride, he was utterly speechless! We strolled the grounds for a bit to take a few pictures with the beautiful landscape that the venue offers, but time was ticking away and it was almost time for the ceremony…

 

With family and friends finding their seats, the bridal party took their places for the wedding to begin! Alan Chianese officiated the ceremony as Dania and Chris became man and wife in front of all of their loved ones. After sealing their intimate vows with a kiss, the newly weds led their guests over to the cocktail hour before a lovely reception. With the incredible floral arrangements spread throughout the room, Christine Kuzman Floral Designs transformed the venue into a wonderland! After the new Mr. and Mrs. made their grand entrance, everyone was ready to dive into the feast that OceanCliff provided. With just enough room for some tasty sweets, we all indulged in the delectable desserts that Queen B’s Cakery made! With not a crumb left, everyone set off for the dance floor where Those Guys Newport played the perfect music for everyone to dance the night away!

 

Thanks so much for having us along for the ride, Dania and Chris! Scroll down and check out the highlights from their wedding day below!

 

Wedding at OceanCliff | Ring detail

Wedding at OceanCliff | Wedding dress detail

Wedding at OceanCliff | First look in the archway

Wedding at OceanCliff | First look in the archway

Wedding at OceanCliff | First Look in the Archway

Wedding at OceanCliff | Kiss under the arbor

Wedding at OceanCliff | Kiss overlooking the bay

Wedding at OceanCliff | Wedding ceremony in the Grand Ballroom

Wedding at OceanCliff | Wedding ceremony in the Grand Ballroom

Wedding at OceanCliff | Wedding ceremony in the Grand Ballroom

Wedding at OceanCliff | Wedding ceremony in the Grand Ballroom

Wedding at OceanCliff | Bride and groom dance

Wedding at OceanCliff | Kiss at Sunset

Wedding at OceanCliff | Kiss at Sunset

Nikki and David | Providence Biltmore Wedding

We all dream of our fairytale weddings and pour ourselves into every detail once it is time to start planning. Today, we’re going to look back to Nikki and David’s fairytale wedding at the Providence Biltmore! Matt and Emily joined them for photography and Dan took care of cinematography!

 

With anticipation coursing through the room, Nikki and her favorite ladies spent the morning in pampering bliss! With the perfect amount of blush applied, and the last curl of the curling wand, it was time to get dressed! The glowing bridesmaids stood by Nikki’s side as she stepped into her beautiful wedding gown from Chantilly Place. Nikki looked absolutely incredible! Our bridal squad had now completed every step of bridal preparation and was ready to set off to the ceremony!

 

Nikki and David’s loved ones settled into the pews at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul while the bridal party took there places. Nikki walked down the aisle with utter joy to David who looked absolutely elated! In front of their closest family and friends, Father Walter Riley officiated the vows. Now that our bride and groom were officially hitched, it was time to celebrate! After taking a few pictures all around our states capital, we all headed to the Providence Biltmore for the reception!

 

Golden Gate Studio transformed the venue into a beautiful dreamscape with the most beautiful floral arrangements! The Biltmore provided a delicious meal for the newly weds and their guests.  Wrights Dairy Farm made the most delicious desserts for us to feast on afterwards! After a perfect meal and dessert, everyone made their way over to the dance floor with the sounds of DJ Corey Young to help finish the night off with even more celebration!

 

We had a blast celebrating with Nikki and David! Be sure to check out the highlights from their special day below!

 

 

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bride's dress and shoes

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bridal detail - shoes

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bride on the grand staircase

Providence Biltmore Wedding  | The Cathedral - stained glass detail

Providence Biltmore Wedding | The Cathedral - Bride and father walking down the aisle

Providence Biltmore Wedding | The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Providence Biltmore Wedding | First Kiss at the Cathedral

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bride and groom on the trolley

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bride and groom at the Statehouse

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Wedding Party on the steps of the RI state house

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bride and groom in front of the Biltmore

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Wedding cake detail

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Table and floral detail

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Wedding reception layout

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Providence in the evening

Providence Biltmore Wedding | Bride and groom first dance

 

 



Gabriella and Patrick | Downtown Providence Engagement

Nothings better than celebrating new beginnings, and thats exactly what we did with Gabriella and Patrick for their downtown Providence engagement shoot with Matt!

 

Cloudy skies didn’t stop us from scouting all around our states capitol, luckily the rain stayed away for us to get some awesome shots in before calling it a day! We strolled by the prestigious state house and wandered along the the marble steps. After posing in some archways of the the state house, we traveled deeper into the heart of Providence. Stopping by some ivy laced walls, we naturally drifted to the closest body of water. The home of WaterFire was a great stop for us to end the day!

 

We’re so happy to have spent the day with this awesome couple! Be sure to check out Gabriella and Patricks engagement shoot below!

 

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Melissa and David | Eolia Mansion Wedding

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Let’s start this week off with a look back to Melissa and David’s Eolia Mansion wedding! Matt and Emily took care of photography, Caleb brought the Bluecube, and Britt was the wedding coordinator!

 

Melissa spent the morning getting pampered at the Hyatt Place Mystic with all her favorite ladies! With just the right amount of eyeshadow, and the perfect placement of the last bobby pin, it was time to put on the dress! All of the bridesmaids helped the bride step into her stunning gown. It was the perfect finishing touch to her bridal glow! Now that everyone looked picture-perfect, Melissa was on her way to surprise David with a first look! David saw his beautiful bride at Eolia Mansion at Harness State Park. These two gushed over each other for a few minutes while we took a few pictures, but after that, our next stop was the wedding ceremony!

 

Melissa and David got married at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church with all of their loved ones in attendance. With the change of precious vows and a kiss to make it official, the two became man and wife! The love birds lead their guests over to Eolia Mansion for the celebration! (Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park in Waterford, CT is one of the most beautiful spots we can imagine. You should visit.) After a delicious feast, everyone stopped by the Bluecube for a little bit of silliness and then it was time to hit the dance floor! The newly weds and their guests were all out of their chairs and on their feet to dance to the traditional greek dances with everyone in high spirits!

 

This was such a fun wedding to be apart of, thanks for inviting the Blueflash team along for your very special day! Best of luck to the happy couple! Be sure to check out the highlights from their wedding day below!

 

 

Eolia Mansion Wedding - First Look on the stairs

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Bridal Party in the Gardens

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Flowers By Semia Bouquets

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Bride and Groom with Flowers

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Kiss under the tree

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Kiss in the gardens

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Escort Cards Pine Arch

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Sword Arch

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Flowers by Semia

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Dancing

Eolia Mansion Wedding Placecards

Bobotas Family | RI Family Photography

Once in awhile we come across a Blueflash Dynasty Family. I made that term up, but the Bobotas clan definitely falls into that category. We were a part of three Bobotas weddings. This family is great – they are genuine, loving, and just plain nice people. It’s been such an honor and a pleasure to be involved in some of their most important days. Getting to have another to do some family photography for them was a total bonus.

A Great Family Makes Great Family Photography

One of the couples lives in Japan, another in Alaska, so it’s not all too common when they get to be together. I arrived at the Cranston household and we began with traditional photos out front of everyone together and all the various sub combinations. Once we got that taken care of everyone headed into the backyard.

Coffee was brewed and they set up a game (the name of it totally escapes me) to play. I grabbed candid photos of everyone interacting and having a good time playing this game that they were so, errr, passionate about. Let’s just say it got competitive.

I think the photos of that part of the day really reflect who this family is, how much they love each other, and their love of having a good time with one another. This is family photography at its best; not because of what we did behind the camera, but because of who they are. A strong and loving family is one of the best things in life and they are lucky enough to have it.

Thank you once again, Bobotas family, for letting us in on a day in the life. Wishing you all the very best in everything you do! A lot of love from the Blueflash team.

 

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Rachel | Conceptual Shoot

Every once in a (great) while we get to take some time to do a conceptual shoot just for the heck of it. This one is from a little while back but hasn’t made it on the blog yet. Rachel was kind enough to hang out with me one cold night in a big empty field. I brought a bag of smoke bombs, five speedlights, my camera, and a lighter. My vision for the shoot was to have everything dark except the lights, smoke, and Rachel.

 

After setting everything up we decided to do some photos sans smoke bombs. I figured we might as well, plus it let me get calibrated with settings and framing. I had to shine a flash light on Rachel while I locked in focus, then turn the flash light off (at which point it became pitch black and I couldn’t even see her) and then shoot the photo. The strobes were blinding when contrasted against the inky dark surround. They were, after all, pointing directly back at me.

Bring On the Smoke bombs

I was liking the look of the photos. It was time to add in the smoke bombs. I think everything gets better with smoke bombs so I figured this was a slam dunk. What I hadn’t anticipated was how difficult it would be for me to light all of them, run back to where I needed to stand for the shot, shine the flash light on Rachel, lock focus, and actually shoot the photo before the smoke was done billowing out.

 

You only get about 10 seconds of smoke from your typical smoke bomb. That didn’t leave a lot of time for me. I sprinted back (way back when you’re shooting at 200mm) to grab the camera and make it happen. After burning my fingers while rushing to light all the smoke bombs I started seeing some things I liked on the back of the camera.

 

Check out some photos from our conceptual shoot and see what you think. I’d love to get out there and do some more stuff along these lines. It’s always a matter of finding the time, right? Do you have any cool ideas you’d like to see in a photograph? Shoot us a message @blueflashphoto on Instagram or leave one on our Facebook page.

 

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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!

 



 

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!

 

 

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