It was a hot day for a wedding in Bristol, RI! The humidity level was 98%… Ninety. Eight. Percent! It was moist out there. I’m sorry. I know that everyone hates that word but it was moist. Our bride and groom, Taylor and Clark, did not help the situation being so damn hot themselves. We had to be quick when taking the formal photos outside since everyone was literally melting! Thankfully Blithewold has a lot shaded areas for photos but who am I kidding? Shade didn’t help anyone! Did I mention it was hot?
Taylor and Clark are a part of an elite group of people that we have been so fortunate to meet through this crazy journey as wedding photographers. It all started with our friends, Colleen and John. They got married and we met Colleen’s cousin, Trey, who married Ian. We shot their wedding and met Taylor and Clark. Taylor and Clark hired us for their wedding (obviously) and while we were there we met Lily and Zach AND Michaila and Chris whose weddings we will be shooting this year. Katie and Josh who had already hired us for their wedding were also in attendance. AND bringing it full circle we just got back from doing Colleen’s brother’s engagement session in Brooklyn. Shout out to Blake and Allie! So as you can see this couple and this group mean a lot to us. The feeling seems to be mutual. Legends Only!
Taylor and Clark had originally scheduled their wedding for August of 2020. Since Covid was still making a mess of things they made the hard decision to postpone to 2021. Last year I was on the phone with a Mother of the Bride. She told me she was always trying to find her CSL’s, Covid Silver Linings. This idea stuck with me. The pandemic has not been fun for anyone so it’s not always easy to see the good things that happened as a result. That is why it’s important to find some positives to keep yourself going. One CSL at the wedding was a new addition added to the guest list – Taylor and Clark’s pandemic puppy, Franklin! Franklin didn’t stay very long but he was able to strike a pose in his floral collar before he was whisked away. Another CSL… Taylor’s childhood swing set was refurbished into a their ceremony arch. I believe the whole family including Clark helped put it together during lockdown which makes it a thousand times more special.
Venue: Blithewold Mansion
Catering: Blackstone Catering
Florist: Brambles and Bittersweet
Lighting and Decor: Exquisite Events
Videography: NST Pictures
Hair and Makeup: Hair Heart and Soul