Weddings are a team effort.  First the bride and groom find the right vendors to execute their plan.  It’s this group of wedding professionals’ job to take these ideas and make them a reality for their clients.  Jessie and Dan hired a literal dream team for their Little Compton wedding and they needed it!  This wedding was a wild ride from start to finish!  Their team included us of course!  If there is a team being considered a dream we are on it!  😉  Stop Go Love was also on board to help document the day on video.  The decor was simply amazing thanks to the help of Mimi Whitmarsh and Rentals Unlimited.  We saw a dessert table from Confectionary Designs that looked too good to eat!  We can’t forget the real MVP of the day was Exquisite Events!  I don’t know how they coordinated all the moving parts of this day, but they did!  Referring to this wedding as a wild ride is no exaggeration.  There was an acapella group from Maine performing at the ceremony and cocktail hour, the biggest flash mob I’ve ever seen involving people from all over the world who learned the dance from a youtube video made by the sister of the bride, a video presentation of the planning of the wedding, a photo booth, an after party with an infinite amount of pizza…  Needless to say it was an amazing celebration that took a ton of planning.  The end result was well worth it – a one of a kind party to kick off the start of a beautiful marriage!

We are proud to report that this wedding was featured in the 2017 issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide!

Venue: Stone House

Wedding Planner: Exquisite Events

Florist: Mimi Whitmarsh

Cake: Confectionary Designs

Videography: Stop Go Love

Linens: Rental Unlimited

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When someone mentions the town of Newport it immediately brings images of summer to mind.  I imagine doing things like walking on the Cliffwalk, laying on the beach, or eating ice cream on Thames St.  Now imagine doing these fun Newport activities in the winter…  No.  Just no.  When Melissa and Justin told us they were planning on a winter wedding at Oceancliff it left us with the usual mixed feelings we have about winter weddings.  We normally shoot in the summer so winter weddings feel new and inspiring.  The quality of light is different as well as the colors of the environment.  Plus there is always the possibility of magical snow photos!  The downside?  Winter means cold and if there is one thing we hate at M.Studios it’s being cold.  We are strong ladies who can push through any difficulties but the cold is our most dreaded adversary.  Sometimes beautiful images come at a price so we suffer through silently for our clients and heave a huge sigh of relief when our bride says “I need to warm up for a couple of minutes”  Amen!  Melissa and Justin were worth the frostbite.  These two are the absolute sweetest people you could meet.  Oceancliff was the first venue they toured and nothing compared after that.  It was the perfect setting for their December wedding.  Melissa had high hopes that it might snow on the wedding day.  Her mom told her that if it did snow it was her grandparents way of telling Melissa that they were there with her in spirit.  They passed away in 1997. Melissa’s Nana left her a ring, the ring that Justin would later propose with. There was no snow in the forecast on the wedding day, but as they did the first look, all of a sudden, it started to flurry!  Her parents were watching from the window in their room.  The snow lasted for a minute, but we were able to get photos where you can see the flurries coming down.  Capturing moments like this is one of the most rewarding parts of our job.

Venue: Oceancliff

Florist: Sayles Livingston

Makeup: Aline Sarkis Beauty

Band: Beantown 

Cake: Newport Sweet Shoppe

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Kait and Brendan are our people, plain and simple. They hired us via email and we had never met so imagine our surprise when we were walking into the Avett Brothers concert at The Garden and we heard “It’s M.Studios!” We thought we were celebrities, honestly, like we’d be in Us Magazine the following week…Stars! They’re Just Like Us! They go to concerts! While it wasn’t TMZ it was our groom Brendan who recognized us from our social media outlets and wanted to say hi, which is way cooler anyway. We already knew we liked them but now it was straight up love. Another commonality was our combined love for Providence which is beautifully represented in our imagery from their wedding day. Melissa captured a tricky shot of Kait looking through her window at the Renaissance Hotel with the State House visible outside which is not an easy task given it was the middle of the day but she got it!

We spent the day at the Providence Public Library which is so romantic. The marble, woodwork, and the lighting create an atmosphere of love so when you insert a bride and groom magic naturally happens. Kait’s blusher was ah-mazing. Black and white, dramatic images of her holding her bouquet by the widow on the mezzanine transcend time. The color photos invoke a museum-like quality to us, they feel like paintings! We love delivering timeless imagery, no end and no beginning, just a moment in time…

From the books, to the florals, to the little Avett touches throughout, this was a very special day to share with an awesome couple who’s love story is just beginning.

You’re mine and that’s it, forever!

XO

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Venue:  Providence Public Library

Caterer: Russell Morins

Florist: Flowers by Semia

Lighting: Ormonde Productions

Cake: Wright’s Dairy Farm

Entertainment: First Class Band

Beauty: Jennie Kay Beauty

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