Lindsey and Kyle | Five Bridge Inn Wedding

Today is a great day to check out a truly lovely wedding! Lindsey and Kyle had a sweet and intimate wedding with fewer than 50 guests! They picked the perfect setting for their gorgeous wedding: Five Bridge Inn! Emily and Kearsten spent the day with the couple to photograph every moment. Check out Lindsey and Kyle’s wedding at Five Bridge Inn below!

 

The Wedding Day

 

Lindsey and her bridesmaids took advantage of all the the Inn has to offer and got ready right on site. That always makes for a nice, stress-free day. A perfect ramp up to a meaningful ceremony. The look of anticipation on Kyle’s face as his bride came down the aisle was simple moving. Lindsey and Kyle said their I do’s by the gazebo. After the knot was tied, they escaped to the garden for some stunning sunset photos. The reception space was decked out in sunny pops of yellow coming from gorgeous sunflowers. To finish off the night was an amazing meal, and a party to end the perfect day.

 

Lindsey and Kyle, we wish you all the happiness in the world! Congratulations on a stunning wedding. Thanks for inviting us to be a part of the celebration. Be sure to check out the wedding highlights below! Want to see more photos? Check out these other Five Bridge Inn weddings: Keren & Andrew | Ottavia & Lucas

 

Vendors:

Ceremony and Reception: Five Bridge Inn
Floral Design: Flowers By Maryellen
Catering: The Chef’s Table
Cake: Veronica’s Sweetcakes
DJ: Crackerjack Entertainment
Hair: The Custom Solution
Bridal Shop: David’s Bridal

 

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Venue Spotlight | The Towers

The Venue Spotlight Series

Over the past few years we’ve photographed a lot of wedding venues. Like, a lot of venues. We thought that we’d bring something a little different to the blog to highlight some of these wonderful spaces. In the coming months, we’ll feature some helpful information and beautiful photos and videos of wedding venues around Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut that you are going to absolutely love. So, without further ado, here’s the next edition of our venue spotlight series: The Towers!

 

The Towers

 

The Towers of Narragansett are not just a Narragansett icon, but a Rhode Island icon! The stunning and historic building overlooks the gorgeous Narragansett beach. This gorgeous granite structure has been an important and lovely feature of the seaside town since the late 1800’s. The stone walls, exposed wood beams, and charming twinkle lighting make the ballroom beyond perfect.

 

The Towers has a fabulous selection of tables and chairs available for rent to match your decor styling. Dealing with a single vendor can really streamline your planning process. They also have a group of AMAZING pre-approved caterers that work for just about every budget you can think of.

 

There’s lots of photos to check out below! For even more goodness, check out these weddings at The Towers: Casey & Nick | Alita & Will | Susan & Ben | Beth & Austin

 

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Venue Spotlight | Belle Mer

The Venue Spotlight Series

 

Over the past few years we’ve photographed a lot of wedding venues. Like, a lot of venues. We thought that we’d bring something a little different to the blog to highlight some of these wonderful spaces. In the coming months, we’ll feature some helpful information and beautiful photos and videos of wedding venues around Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut that you are going to absolutely love. So, without further ado, here’s the next edition of our venue spotlight series: Belle Mer!

 

Belle Mer

 

Many of the brides that we work with want a reception venue that they can put their mark on. Something stylish and beautiful where they can really let their own style really shine. There are few venues that fit this bill better then Belle Mer.  Situated on Goat Island, and close to all the amenities and sights of historic downtown Newport, Belle Mer couldn’t be in a better location. It’s a pristine, modern venue. The simple, neutral color scheme allows you to go wild with flowers and color schemes! While the walls and decor remains neutral in color, it’s anything but boring. With crystal chandeliers, billowy white curtains, and sliding glass walls, we know you’ll fall in love. Whether you want to go for a rustic, barefoot, bohemian look or have a black tie formal affair, this space is perfect.

They have several options for ceremony and reception locations. The Water Salon offers not one, but two gorgeous fireplaces. The Island House features a stunning view of the Newport bridge. The Ocean lawn can serve as a lovely outdoor ceremony location, a cocktail hour spot with lawn games, or even a post-reception lounge spot by the fire pit. The Loft is a perfect location to serve as a stylish bridal suite or to host an unforgettable rehearsal dinner. Belle Mer is a truly dynamic venue.

The property is managed by Longwood Events. Their salespersons and event staff are the most experienced around. They are truly a joy to work with. They also offer some amazing extras, like a fleet of unique boats for cocktail party or a sunset sail after the wedding of your dreams!

Check out some photos of the gorgeous Belle Mer below! Want to see more photos and video? Be sure to check out our other blog posts: Christina & Tom | Jamie & Corey | Jayna & Sam | Laura & Ben | Allison & Evan |  Satta & Kyle | Jessica & Christian

 

 

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Venue Spotlight | Oceancliff

The Venue Spotlight Series

 

Over the past few years we’ve photographed a lot of wedding venues. Like, a lot of venues. We thought that we’d bring something a little different to the blog to highlight some of these wonderful spaces. In the coming months, we’ll feature some helpful information and beautiful photos and videos of wedding venues around Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut that you are going to absolutely love. So, without further ado, here’s the first edition of our venue spotlight series!

 

OceanCliff

 

OceanCliff is the quintessential Newport wedding venue. Why? It’s that gorgeous ocean view, of course! The sweeping views of Narragansett bay and the Newport Bridge bring people from all around New England to visit and get married here. There’s just so much to love – the wedding arbor that overlooks the bay, the artfully manicured grounds, the historic buildings. We could go on for paragraphs about OceanCliff weddings. But, the best thing by far, though, is the staff. From the amazing, knowledgable sales managers to the banquet captains and servers, we’ve never had anything but great experiences at OceanCliff.

 

OceanCliff has great options for ceremonies on site – both indoor and outdoor. If you prefer a church ceremony, though, Newport has a number of beautiful, historic church within close driving distance.The area surrounding OceanCliff is awesome too. The property is close to the Fort Adams, Brenton Point, and the Castle Hill Lighthouse. On top of all that, The Newport Experience was some really cool options to add to your wedding experience. Want to go for a sunset sail on your wedding day? They have the Schooner Aurora.

 

We could go on, but we’ll let the photos and videos speak for themselves. Be sure to check out the aerial video and wedding highlights below! Want to see even more photos from real weddings? Check out a few of our OceanCliff weddings here:
Jess & Kip | Dania & Chris | Ellie & Nate | Sarah & Brad | Meghan & Matt | Nadia & William | Nicole & John | Aly & Jon | Remini & Reza | Tiffany & Frank | Vanessa & Britt | Jillian & Leon

 

 



 

 

 

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Rhode Island Monthly Top Docs 2016

Today, we’re going to take a step back from looking at our beloved weddings to take a glimpse at our Rhode Island Monthly Top Docs of 2016! Matt and Cal attended this event for photography and cinematography!

 

As you know, we partner with Rhode Island Monthly to capture their awesome monthly events! Audi Warwick hosted the event, so before we celebrated the physicians we were able to check out some truly beautiful cars! Blackstone Caterers provided some delectable food and desserts to enjoy as the top doctors in Rhode Island were honored. After the food was cleared out and speeches were made, everyone kicked back to socialize and enjoy the rest of the night!

 

We’re so grateful for all of the brilliantly skilled physicians that our lovely state is blessed with! Make sure you thank your local medical heroes, and check out the highlights from this event down below! If you want even more, you can check out the event highlights from Rhode Island Monthly here: Top Docs Reception.

 



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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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