Rhode Island Monthly Best Of 2016 Event

Today, we are looking back at Rhode Island Monthly Best of 2016 Event! Matt and Emily photographed this awesome event and Josh brought the Bluecube to really bring some fun to the party.

 

The Best of event is the biggest of the year for Rhode Island Monthly. The award took place at the beautiful Providence Preforming Art Center! NIROPE from Cardi’s welcomed the guests at the front entrance. Before heading inside, everyone made sure to indulge in the savory treats from food trucks including Citizen Wing and Friskie Fries followed by New Englands fan favorite, Dels Frozen Lemonade! With their tastebuds satisfied, the guests walked along the red carpet! Once inside they were greeted by the sweet melodies of Steve Smith and The Nakeds! With even more food inside and raffles to enter to win some amazing prizes, this was truly an entertaining night.

 

It was such a blast to celebrate yet another awesome event with the wonderful people from RI Monthly and all of their honored guests! Check out the highlights and video down below! We’re looking forward to the Best Of 2017 celebration this month!

 

 

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Jeanette and Joshua | Castle Hill Inn Wedding

Take a look back with us today: at Jeanette and Joshua’s Castle Hill Inn wedding! It was a big day for the Blueflash team. Emily and Kearsten photographed the joyous occasion, Nate filmed, and Caleb brought the Bluecube!

 

Jeanette started her day of surrounded by her favorite girls at the Newport Marriott. With love and excitement filling the air, and a hint of hairspray, the bride and her bridesmaids finished the last touches of hair and makeup to accomplish the perfect wedding look! The girls stepped into their beautiful blush bridesmaid dresses and then helped Jeanette put on her gorgeous wedding gown! With a dressed and very eager bride, it was time for a first look! Joshua waited for his girl at the lighthouse at Castle Hill Inn. Joshua turned around and was filled with contagious joy as he looked at his glowing bride! After a few kisses, these two love birds were ready to start their ceremony!

 

All of their closest friends and family filled in the rows and stood by as Jeanette walked down the aisle to a her favorite man. The couple had a lovely Jewish ceremony and sealed the nuptials with a kiss! Now that they were man and wife, it was time to celebrate! Everyone headed into the gorgeous tent, filled with the most magnificent floral arrangements. After enjoying a delectable feast and some tasty treats, the party started!  Everyone enjoyed the live band on the dance floor as well as the Bluecube where great memories were captured!

We had a blast spending the day with Jeanette and Joshua! Congrats to the newly weds! Be sure to check out their wedding film and photo highlights below!

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Lee-Ann and James | Renaissance Hotel Wedding

Can you believe that this is the last day of June?! Neither can we! Before jumping into your first weekend of July, take a look back with us to Lee-Ann and James’ Renaissance Hotel Wedding. Matt and Emily photographed the wedding, and Breanna brought the Bluecube!

 

Lee-Ann’s closest girlfriends surrounded her with love as they prepped for the big day. Laura Ballou made sure that every hair was curled and pinned into perfection. Once the wedding-perfect look was completed, the ladies were excited to get into their dresses! The bride and her bridesmaids all wore stunning gowns from The Bridal Shoppe. Now that everyone was looking flawless, Lee-Ann snuck off to say a quick “hello” to her man but was extra careful to make sure he didn’t catch a sneak peek before the ceremony!

 

With all of Lee-Ann and James closest friends and family eagerly waiting in the beautifully decorated room at the Renaissance Hotel, it was time to officially start the wedding! Lee-Ann was escorted down the aisle to her groom who wore the biggest smile. Melissa Heywood officiated the wedding where these two lovebirds recited lovely vows to one another and sealed them with a kiss.

Before jumping into the reception celebration, our lovebirds and their wedding party stopped for a few photos. They chose the beautiful and classic Rhode Island Statehouse as their backdrop.  After the photo session, it was time to party! Woodlawn Garden Florist created the stunning floral arrangements that graced the reception space.  After indulging on a feast prepared by the Renaissance and the tasty treats from the brilliant minds at Sin Bakery! After that, everyone was ready to hit the dance floor with Luke Renchan! Our fun-loving guests also took some time to visit the Bluecube to capture some hilarious memories!

 

Thanks for letting us be apart of your special day, Lee-Ann and James! Scroll down to check out the highlights from their wedding!

 

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Sarah & Eli | Squantum Association Wedding

We hope your week is going well so far. Take a break with us and look back to Sarah and Eli’s Squantum Association wedding! Nate provided cinematography for the big day.

 

Ali Lomazzo spent the morning with Sarah and her bridesmaids as they gave the bride and her favorite ladies the perfect wedding look. We always love working with Ali Lomazzo team. With not a hair out of place, Sarah stepped into her gorgeous wedding dress. The bride looked absolutely glowing! Now that our ladies were dressed and ready to go, it was time to take off to the ceremony where Eli waited for his beautiful bride! Sarah and Eli’s closets friends and families filled in to find a seat before the ceremony began. Renee Werber officiated the wedding as Sarah and Eli exchanged precious vows and sealed them with a kiss. Now that our bride and groom were officially man and wife, they led their guests over to the reception! Grace Kim Floral & Event Design created glorious floral arrangements that transformed Squantum Association into the wedding venue of the newly weds dreams. After enjoying a delectable meal and scrumptious desserts from Montillo’s Baking Company, Dan Sky Music led everyone on to the dance floor to finish off the night in celebration!

 

Thanks for inviting us along for the day Sarah and Eli! Make sure to check out their wedding video down below!

 

 

 



Macayla and Jerry | Lakeview Pavilion Wedding

We could not be happier that we are finally moving out of winter and into spring. We’ll be celebrating by looking back at Macayla and Jerry’s Lakeview Pavilion Wedding! Dan and Caleb spent the day with this lovely couple taking care of cinematography on their very special day!

 

Macayla started her wedding day surrounded by her closest girlfriends as they got ready for the upcoming nuptials. Ashley Fournier from Magnolia Salon made sure that every curl was placed to perfection. With the last bit of blush brushed, some of the ladies helped Macayla step into her gorgeous wedding gown from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique. With all the preparations made, it was time for Macayla to surprise Jerry with a first look! When Jerry turned around and saw his glowing bride for the first time, he was left speechless. The two love birds exchanged a couple of affectionate words and a kiss or two, then it was off to the ceremony!

 

Tyler Nobis officiated the ceremony as Macayla and Jerry shared lovely vows and sealed their love with a kiss! Now that our couple was officially man and wife, they lead their guests over to the reception area where the real celebrations would kick off! Lakeview Pavilion provided an incredible feast for everyone to indulge in, from savory to sweet, everyones taste buds were left satisfied. Frank Morrobel helped everyone end this wonderful day with the best music on the dance floor!

 

We had an awesome time celebrating with the newly weds! Best of luck Macayla and Jerry! Make sure to scroll down and check out their wedding video!

 

 



Kathryn and Daniel | Vermont Wedding

Jess traveled up to Vermont and spent the night so she could photograph and be a part of Kathryn and Daniel’s Vermont Wedding. Have we mentioned that we travel? Anywhere? Because we do.

 

Anyways, Kathryn and Daniel were a super laid back couple (I’m noticing a theme with our couples) and steered clear of traditionalism. Their wedding was outdoors for the ceremony in typical picturesque Vermont and then they headed inside for a fun time of dancing with an atypical band sporting an accordion and violin.

 

Take a look at their photos and you’ll quickly see that it was a good time had by all. Thanks so much for having Blueflash be a part of your Vermont wedding!

 



SNE Bridal Show 2015 Recap

Ah yes, the Southern New England Bridal Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Every year it snows or rains during load-in night. Every year we go home at the end of the day with no voices left. Every year we feel like collapsing by the time we get home. But… every year we meet a ton of cool people and talk to countless brides and grooms and make great connections. So, we keep going back.

 

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This year was no exception. However, there were some differences between this year and past years. As for positive differences, this year we had me, Emily, and Britt running the booth. It was great to have two leads and our event planner there so people could get a lot of info and get a good feel for our personalities. Turnout was also pretty good, especially considering that sometimes bad weather within a day or two of the event can sometimes cause a lot of people to stay home and drink hot chocolate.

 

As for a negative difference… In past years at this show you might remember (if you’ve been following along with us for a good amount of time) that we would essentially build a chalkboard room in place. It was kind of monstrous and last year the show coordinators weren’t really too thrilled with what we were doing. It also required a van to transport the panels and also my dad to come and help me build it since it was a two person job. Probably three, but that’s how we do things. This year I had the genius idea to cut the panels down into smaller panels and then hang them on one another with metal rings.

 

All was good when Emily and I went to set up on Saturday night. They were hanging and all the photos were mounted on it. When I went in on Sunday morning before the show they were just like I left them. I tempted fate and attempted to hang two smaller panels to the bottom, at which point the entire thing came crashing down. It was like when someone breaks a glass at a party and everybody goes silent and stares at the person who broke it. I was that guy. Fifty five minutes until show opening.

 

No big deal. I’ll hang them again. Three panels in and it came crashing down, this time knocking over a manikin in the booth behind us (Anthony’s House of Formals – a really great business with good people running it). They were gracious enough to roll with it. Now it’s about 30 minutes to go time. I start to panic. I don’t normally panic, I’m usually pretty calm and collected, but the notion of having a blank red curtain (standard show setup) as our booth backdrop was making me sick.

 

I decided to hang the top two panels only so we could at least have our logo behind us and a few small pictures. I used double rings to not have a third disaster. I got them up about ten minutes before the show opening, then scrambled to get our table set up. It was ridiculous. All’s well that ends well, though, and everything went great once it started. It wasn’t exactly how I wanted it to look, but it served its purpose and we still got to hang out with a ton of people throughout the day. The lame cell phone picture above is from Saturday night, before the big crash. We don’t have any pictures from Sunday because there wasn’t any time to stop and take a photo. I wish we did take a shot though because we put the uplights pointing up at the chalkboards and it looked pretty sweet. CHEAP PLUG – We now offer uplighting.

 

Overall the show was cool. We had fun, and for any of you that came by to visit us – thanks for doing that! Looking forward to reconnecting with all of you that we met at the show!

Grace Ormonde | Providence Public Library

Pardon the interruption to the blog series, but we’ve got a little bit of weekend recapping to do today and tomorrow. Saturday was a busy day for Blueflash. We participated in the Newport Wedding Expo during the day and then headed out to the Providence Public Library at night for the grand opening party put on by Grace Ormonde.

 

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We’ll talk more about the bridal show tomorrow, but wanted to mention a couple things today about the Grace Ormonde event. We were invited because we partnered with them this year in their New England magazine (blue cover in photo above). Tara and I got dressed up, headed out, and met with some of the best in the wedding industry. It was a pleasure and honor to meet and talk with Grace herself as well as many others that are often behind some of the most awesome weddings in the country.

 

The Providence Public Library is newly renovated and quickly becoming the venue of choice in the state. I was excited to check it out since we have a wedding scheduled later this year that will be taking place there. They did a great job with the renovations and it’s easy to see why it is quickly becoming so desirable.

 

Russel Morin catered the event with some pretty interesting food (first time having savory cheesecake). There were tabletop displays by John Orton, Ray’s Flowers, and Stoneblossom. Ormonde Productions lit up the venue with tons of uplighting strategically placed around the venue to splash over the white walls and columns.

 

It was really great talking to wedding industry colleagues and getting to know some of the faces behind the names and brands. We’re excited about our partnership with Grace Ormonde’s magazines and are very much looking forward to where it takes our wedding photography!

 

Some photos and thoughts tomorrow on the Rosecliff bridal show…