Thursday, April 10, 2014

Aldrich Mansion Wedding at Aldrich Mansion - Kate and James

Kate and James Royal Wedding - An Aldrich Mansion wedding affair.


The Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI has to be one of my favorite locations to photograph a wedding. The old world feel, historic charm, and oceanfront location make it truly one of the elite wedding locations in RI. Whenever I photograph a wedding there, I feel transported back in time to the Gilded Age. I can't help but imagine the gala affairs that have taken place there over the century. The movie "Meet Joe Black" was also filmed there, which adds to the old Hollywood Glamour that the building already speaks of. "Kate and James" sounds regal..doesn't it? :)
For those who have not heard of the Aldrich Mansion, the mansion is situated on 75 acres on the cost of Narragansett Bay. As you will see by the photographs, ornate paintings and woodcarvings adorn the halls. Italian marble, was used for fireplaces, floors and bathrooms. The gilded vaulted ceilings in the entry/lobby make an immediate impression. There are 2 dining halls, as well as a music and fine arts chamber and library on the main floor.
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Kate's wedding day begins.
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A vintage candy station never hurt anyone..right?
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The stage is set..
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A magnificent marble staircase leads to the second floor. Six elegant suites, each with its own marble-fireplaced bath and bedroom, occupy this floor.
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One of the Aldrich Mansion's two dining rooms and the study where the bar is set up.
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Those wonderful ceilings in the entryway/reception hall of the Aldrich mansion.
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Kate and the ladies arrive at the Aldrich mansion and head to the bridal suite.
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Getting ready in the Bridal suite at the Aldrich mansion
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Princess Kate the Great and her ladies.
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Kate and James first encounter in at the Marble Staircase.
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Kate the Great
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Our Lady of Providence Seminary
In 1946, Our Lady of Providence Seminary made the Aldrich Mansion its home.
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The Knot has been tied!
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Wedding portraits in back of Aldrich Mansion.
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Narragansett Bay makes a wonderful backdrop.
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Bride and Groom at Aldrich Mansion
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First Dance in the receiving room.
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Toasting the bride and groom.
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My favorite photograph in front of the Aldrich Mansion
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A moment for two behind the Aldrich mansion.
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Dance, dance, dance the night away.