Rhode Island, here we come…
Last November we announced our plan to trek up the East Coast and introduce Darling & Dapper to Rhode Island and New England. Well, we have been making moves, meeting people and networking like crazy to make this little dream of ours come true! This past April we (Liz, Anna and Amber) hopped in the car and made the 10.5 hour drive up to Newport, RI. The plan: A styled wedding shoot on the Rooftop at Providence G with Blueflash photography!
We were all set and ready to go by 5:30am. The car was packed from top to bottom with our luggage, hair and makeup necessities and everything we could possibly fit for the shoot. We could still kinda see out of the rear view mirror so, we were all good! The drive was long but, because we are easily entertained, it was nothing a little carpool karaoke couldn’t cure. We probably listened to and sang every song from 1950 – 2018. I am sorry to admit that none of us will be dropping a new single anytime soon. Once we hit New York the excitement started to build a bit as we knew we were in the home stretch and just a couple hours away. Also, we couldn’t wait to stretch our legs! We’re talking about flying for our next trip up.
We made it!
We were lucky enough to stay with a friend while we were in town (Thanks Kelly!) which made everything so comfortable and easy! Thankfully, the three of us had a couple of days to explore the Island before we had to put our work hats on. Rhode Island is such a beautiful state. Everything was picturesque from the rocky coasts and beaches, the astounding real estate and history and food to die for! Liz is from Newport so, she got to show us her old stomping grounds which was pretty cool. Ocean Drive and the Castle Hill Lighthouse were the most memorable.
It’s go time
The day of the photo shoot was full of excitement (and, perhaps, a little anxiety). For starters, the weather was NOT cooperating. It was a very grey, rainy and windy day. Did I mention we were shooting on a rooftop?! But, the team of vendors we were collaborating with were pros! Everyone arrived and got right to work, setting the stage for our “bride and groom”.
The Mr. and Mrs
For the bride, we knew that we needed something original. We wanted a look that was edgy, rustic, eccentric, but still soft and romantic. We loved Every. Single. Detail. Everything from her intricate and crimped up do adorned with a beautiful head piece, the denim shirt tied at her waist, the softness of her lace skirt and the bad-ass boots underneath. She was our vision. For her makeup, we didn’t want to over do it. We played up her eyes and gave her big, fluffy lashes which was the perfect contrast to her soft face and lips.
The Groom didn’t quite need as much primping because he naturally has a serious and mysterious yet playful demeanor about him. A crisp white button down and blue dress slacks paired with a brown belt and shoes and a seriously sweet wooden watch were all he needed. We think the glasses really set the look off in our opinion.
The Dream Team
Everything about this shoot ended up being perfect…Blueflash was a dream to work with and they really made sure they captured our vision. The tables, place settings and decor from Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals helped us get that edgy, retro quirkiness we were looking for. Bianca from Queen B’s Bakery custom made not one, but THREE amazing cakes! Michelle Jeanne Floral went above and beyond with her design for us – we couldn’t have dreamed up a prettier backdrop if we tried. The arch she created was the perfect match for the the the flower “lanterns” made by our friend Katherine Hallberg Design. To match our edgy good girl/bad girl vibe, the invitations were a creative contrast of soft blush with bold lettering and unique textures – made special for us by Champagne and Ink!
That’s a wrap!
After hours of commitment and dedication from all involved, the shoot was wrapped. All of the vendors parted ways but we stuck around to enjoy a celebratory beverage or two. This was a really big hurdle for us to jump over but, we nailed it! Coordinating everything from Virginia Beach wasn’t the easiest but, our collective efforts made it happen and we are so thankful…we can’t wait to work with everyone again.
We knew that the photos were going to be amazing and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on them so that we could submit everything for publication. It’s been a few months since the shoot but everyone’s hard work is paying off – our styled shoot was recently published on The Newport Bride! What an honor – check it out!
You can pay a visit to everyone involved in this shoot by clicking their names above or by scrolling to the bottom of this page 🙂
We have a few of our favorite photos below – we hope that you love them as much as we do! This is just the beginning of our adventure and we can’t wait to share more with you as we move forward. Cheers to chasing dreams!
Beauty and Coordination: Darling & Dapper Studio
Photography: Blueflash Photography
Venue: Rooftop at Providence G
Stationary and Invitations: Champagne and Ink
Flowers: Michelle Jeanne Floral Design
Bridal Gown and Accessories: Spark Bridal | Milk and Honey Bride,
Wedding cakes: Queen B’s Bakery
Decor, furniture, place settings: Uniquely Chic Vintage
DIY | Handmade: Katherine Hallberg Design
Models: Amber Dillon | Nick Walker