bride and groom exit ceremony after getting married at castle hill inn wedding

Christina and Andrew’s Castle Hill Inn wedding was one of the most beautiful I’ve seen, and I’d been looking forward to their big day all year. Castle Hill Inn is one of my favorite venues in Newport, RI, with its majestic views over Narragansett Bay and its spectacular positioning on Ocean Ave. Christina and Andrew are fellow Jamaica Plain residents and I always have a special soft spot for my neighbors. Plus, they’re adorably cute, and two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

I started my day with the girls at the Pelham Court Inn and there was a wonderful buzz in the bridal suite. Here’s Catrina, Christina’s maid of honor, writing her toast:

maid of honor writes her toast on wedding morning

Christina’s hair and makeup team, including stylist Drew Carroll of Curlew Green in JP, working their magic on her:

bride's hair and makeup appointmentclose up photo of lipstick being applied

Once hair and makeup were complete, the girls headed up to Castle Hill Inn to finish preparations in the charming bridal suite there. I love this photo of Christina’s mom helping her into her gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress:

brid gets dressed with help from her mombride adjusts earring while getting ready

The girls were so cute, watching Christina making the finishing touches to her outfit (and I adore their dresses).

fun photo of bridesmaids watching bride get readybride makes finishing touches in the mirror

Their first look on the drive at Castle Hill Inn is one of my favorites ever. These guys are too cute!

sweet first look momentsblack and white photo from first look at castle hill inn wedding

Andrew couldn’t take his eyes off his gorgeous bride!

castle hill inn wedding first look - big smile from groomcastle hill inn wedding photo of bride and groom walking away

I loved the soft, romantic color palette – and the flowers were perfection:

beautiful bouquet in whites and pinks

One from our portrait session at the lighthouse with Castle Hill Inn in the background:

wedding photos at castle hill inn wedding in newport, rifun photo of bride and her bridesmaids

I love the in-between moments the most, when people are just enjoying the day:

groom laughing with his guys

One of my favorites of the girls, walking back from portraits in the woods with the video team:

christina walking with her bridesmaids at castle hill inn wedding in newport

I had a good friend and fantastic photographer shooting with me, Earl Christie. This next shot of Christina and her father, waiting to walk down the aisle, is his:

bride waiting for ceremony to start with her father

The ceremony was really sweet and filled with emotion.

sweet moment from the ceremony at castle hill innblack and white photo of bride during ceremony

And although we had the rain tent to work around, the decor still looked spectacular!

castle hill inn wedding ceremony under the rain tent in newport

After the ceremony, we took some quick family portraits, then Andrew and Christina invited their grandparents to sign their marriage license. I loved seeing Christina holding tightly onto her grandfather’s hand during the signing:

bride holding onto her grandfather's hand during the signing

The reception tent was crazy beautiful:

reception tent decorated at castle hill inn wedding

Love this angle on the place settings by Earl:

castle hill inn wedding table settingscastle hill inn wedding tables set up for reception

A super sweet moment from the first dance by Earl:

first dance at castle hill inn wedding

And here’s Catrina giving the toast that she had so carefully written earlier in the day. Her expressions were wonderful!

maid of honor toast at castle hill inn weddingbride and groom reacting to the toasts

The best man had us all laughing:

best man toast at castle hill inn wedding

This is the view you have at sunset if you have a Castle Hill Inn wedding … wow!

beautiful suinset view over newport bridge with boats at castle hill inn wedding

Patti of Patticakes RI created an amazing spread of mini desserts and cakes – so pretty (and delicious!)

cute cake table

One of my favorites from the wonderful father daughter dance:

castle hill inn wedding photos of father daughter dance

These guys had a crazy good dance party. Two of my absolute favorites are of Christina’s grandfather owning the dance floor (in his sunglasses, of course!) and Andrew getting picked up by his best buddies:

grandad having a fun time of the dance floorboys having fun on the dance floor

And no wedding is complete without a crazy lightning storm across the bay – I was pretty happy to get a few shots of the lightning lighting up the moody night sky! Thank you all for an amazing day. I hope you’ve enjoyed these teaser photos, and I can’t wait to share the full set with you in a couple of weeks!

amazing lightning show at night at castle hill inn wedding