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Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI | Alexis + Will

What an amazing summer we are having!  I love that I am currently writing this as a subtle breeze blows into my studio, birds are chirping, and (from what I can tell from my desk) it’s clear blue skies for miles!  Summer is my favorite time of year, hands down!  Which brings me to this drop dead gorgous wedding I am about to share with you.  Seriously, from dazzling details, an amazing array of colors, a beautiful seaside venue, and of course two people who are madly in love with each other … this lil’ photographer was smitten the whole day!  Alexis and Will are just one of those couples you can’t help but smile when you are around them.

Castle Hill Inn provided the perfect backdrop to their Newport wedding.  You’ll understand what I mean when you view where their ceremony was held and when you see the custom Sperry Tent Castle Hill Inn had made especially for them!

 I started the day with the girls, who were getting their hair and make-up done by Serai Hair & Makeup

All smiles, all day!

A pre-wedding note from Will … love the laughter here 🙂

Alexis, I am still having major hair envy!

Welcome bag for their overnight guests.

Who needs a monogrammed tote when you can have one with sequins!! I seriously love these bags

Some cute moments from the trolly ride to Castle Hill.

There is no better way to celebrate than with a little (or a lot) of champagne!


I’ve seen a lot of bridal gowns, but Alexis’ Mark Zunino gown from Kleinfeld’s was absolutely stunning and full of amazing detail.

You’re beautiful Alexis!

I think your Dad agrees 😉

Her parent’s were so touched by the sweet message Alexis had sewn into a handkerchief.

Meanwhile, back at the Pearls Boutique Hotel, Aubrey was photographing Will and the guys getting ready.

Bow-ties look so good on men, just sayin’!

Love these two shots together.

Will was going for a James Bond look … I think he nailed it!

You are positivity glowing my dear … stunning!

We orchestrated an intimate “First Look” in the garden area of Castle Hill.  Such a lovely moment to witness as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day.



Reason #45,987,236 as to why I love having a second shooter … my view …

Aubrey’s view …

This is one of my most favorite photographs from their day!  You two should be on the cover of a bridal magazine … I am going to work on that! 😉

You guys are a couple of hot tamales!

Love this detail Aubrey caught of Alexis’ bouquet.

So much love going on here! <3

The bridal party!

So much prettiness here!

… and here!

Sayles Livingston Design created these amazing floral bouquets …  of course I am a sucker for peonies!

James Bonds in training …

Purple argyle socks!?  Perfect!!!

See what I mean about Castle Hill?!  Breathtaking!!

Ceremony time!


Mr. & Mrs.!!

Hendrick’s Gin for their signature cocktails … yummy!

The cocktail food looked amazing!

I love the shuttered mirror with the hand written lipstick message, such a cute idea!

See what I mean about the custom Sperry tent!?  It’s amazing!!

The long table in the middle was for Alexis, Will, and the bridal party.  It created such a loving atmosphere to have them surrounded by their family and friends, rather then off to the side.


These were the wedding crowns Alexis’ parents wore during their wedding ceremony.  Such a lovely detail for Alexis to include on her family table.

I don’t normally include introduction pictures on the blog, but this picture just makes me smile!

Second most favorite moment from their wedding day; between the gorgeous sunlight pouring in and the crazy love going on between Alexis and Will … this is perfect!

Before the sun set completely, I asked Will and Alexis to step out for some more pictures … the grooms men wanted to join and this was the result!  LOVE IT!!

Next runners up for my most favorite photographs from their day!  Love, Love, Love!

Once the sun set, the party started!!

Thank you Alexis and Will for inviting us to capture your beautiful, full of love wedding day!  It was perfect and so are the two of you for each other!!

Much Love,

Lindsey Rae

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