Amanda and Rob started their day in separate towns…Rob was in their home in North Attleboro, and Amanda gathered her girls in Providence. The weather was beautiful from start to finish!
When I arrived at the hotel, Amanda was about to get into the chair to begin her hair…I took that opportunity to begin getting some detail shots!
Amanda is a bride that is on her game…she brought an invitation and a program with her, AND kept the rings…just so I could photograph them! She also waited for me to arrive before she opened the gift from Rob!
Her girls and her mom helped her into her dress and helped her add on the accessories..
and her mom kept her christening had so that she would have something old…brilliant!!While the girls were getting dressed, the boys were doing the same thing back in North Attleboro with Sharon, my second shooter!
Once Amanda was dressed, her father arrived to see her…
The ceremony began with a walk up the isle starting with Dad, and having Mom join in halfway there.A great balcony shot by Sharon!
This is actually the second kiss of the ceremony, just before they walked back down the isle together! After the ceremony, we headed to Roger Williams Park…we started at the Temple to Music, but only had a short time there before another ceremony began.Love this shot by Sharon!
After the Temple to Music, we scooted over to the Japanese Gardens for a few more pictures… Amanda and Rob allowed for plenty of time between their ceremony and reception for traveling and pictures. This allowed them to join in on the cocktail hour just minutes after it began!During cocktail hour, I was able to take plenty of detail shots with the help of Sharon!
The reception began with a bang and honestly never stopped! The dancefloor was packed for the whole night …the fact that Rob had about 40 guys from his fraternity ALONE, probably helped that along 🙂 Amanda’s best friend Patty flew from Germany to be there…Patty and Rob’s brother/best man, had the honor of giving the toasts.Although Rob mentions below, that if he would go back, he would spend more time with Amanda on the dancefloor, he didn’t do too bad!! There were several opporunities throughout the night for me to get a bunch of pictures!Amanda was definitely the bigger dancer of the two 🙂 !!This was one of those perfect moments! Rob’s family has a tradition of belting out Sweet Caroline at weddings…Rob and Amanda joined in and danced a bit!!
These are my two new friends! Carlos, who was in the wedding party, and his wife! They are wedding photographers also, so we could have talked all night!
The final songs of the night…Rob and Amanda, congratulations to you both! You had a fantastic day and an unbelievable party :)! Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer!
bridesmaid dresses| Wtoo
hair and make-up | Blush Makeup Studio
florist | The Tangled Web
ceremony| Sacred Heart Church, North Attleboro, MA
reception venue | Casino at Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
cake | Russel Morin Fine Catering
dj | Cracker Jack Entertainment
introductions| Parents and wedding party "One More Time" Daft Punk, Bride and Groom "Now that We Found Love" Heavy D & the Boyz
first dance| "Can’t Help Falling in Love with You" Ingrid Michaelson
father/daughter | “I Loved Her First” Heartland
mother/son | “In my Life” Beatles
cake cutting| “That’s Amore” Dean Martin
last dance | “At Last” Etta James followed by “The Time” Black Eyed Peas
Rob & Amanda
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Amanda – walking down the aisle to Rob 🙂Rob – Dinner! no, just kidding, seeing Amanda walk out for that first time (and somehow managing to not tear up)
What was the most unforgettable thing about your wedding day?
Amanda – The crazy amount of love I felt as I walked down the aisle
Rob – All of the people! I couldn’t believe how cool it felt to have all of our friends and family in one place, and know they were all there because of how much they loved Amanda and me.
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Amanda – its all worth it – stick to the things that matter most to you and remember, its about marrying the love of your life.Rob – Make it about you. Don’t listen and bend to what other people want because your parents want one more thing, or some random aunt wants so and so done. There are so many things that you need to focus on (and still remember to enjoy yourself!), that if you focus on trying ot make everybody else happy you’ll blink and it will be over.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Amanda – Doing the Roger Rabbit to Vanilla IceRob – Getting pulled into the middle of a dancing circle, then backing out as soon as Amanda’s back was turned because I hate dancing circles… which incidentally led to her funniest memory, so it all worked out.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Amanda – Nope
Rob – Spent more time dancing with Amanda. I was trying to be sociable, and talk to everybody, instead of staying 100% focused on Amanda like I should have been.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?