Belle Mer: Newport, Rhode Island: Stephanie & John's Wedding

When they met in a bar in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan several years ago, all Stephanie and John knew for sure about one another was this is a person I want to see again. He made her laugh, made her feel safe in his arms. She constantly impressed him with her intelligence and beauty. He lit up whenever he talked about her. When you saw them together, you could just tell… these two were made for each other (just look back at their engagement photos).

They married this June on what might have just been one of the most perfect days of the summer: clear and bright, with the Atlantic Ocean the perfect shade of teal as Stephanie and John exchanged vows on Goat Island, the Newport Bridge shining in the distance. It was one of the most joy-filled weddings we have photographed - with family and friends (from their officiant to their extended family and their friends from New York), all making a point to talk about just how happy Stephanie and John make one another. Theirs is the kind of love that inspires those around them and that kind of connection is what makes for the very best kind of wedding: one filled with complete and utter happiness. 

Ceremony & Reception Location: Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island