The Regatta Place // Newport Rhode Island Wedding
If you asked me what I was going to be when I grew up, wedding photographer, or photographer in general was not on my radar. So if you told me on the day I graduated high school that almost ten years later, I would be capturing Kayla & Patrick’s wedding day, I would have laughed and shook my head.
I remember the day Patrick texted me and told me he was going to propose to Kayla and I asked him to delay the proposal a day so that I could capture it. You can see their proposal and read more about it HERE since it was featured on ‘How He Asked’. After their proposal, we all went out for drinks, and I remember asking Kayla while Past was at the bar how they reconnect and this is what she told me:
“Patrick randomly texted me one cold October day asking if I was free. He was in New Hampshire on school break, and it was Halloween of our senior year in College. He thought it could be fun to come into Boston and go out. I was working as a cocktail waitress to help pay for school, and the bar just so happened to be having a Halloween party that night. I wasn’t scheduled to work and invited him to come along. It had been years since we had seen each other, and I’ll never forget watching him cross the street to meet me at the corner of Louis Pasteur and Huntington, carrying a giant Cookie Monster costume. He was even more handsome then I remembered and I got butterflies instantly.
As our Halloween party unfolded we both knew that there was much more then friendship between us, but we pretended to be “just friends” for a little longer. A few weeks later he just started calling me his girlfriend. Unconventional for sure, but I liked the hutzpah. From then on we were inseparable. Patrick would come to Boston to visit me every weekend that he was allowed to leave, driving hours each way. Sometimes only for a one day visit before returning to the Merchant Marine Academy. One time driving through the blizzard Nemo, even though there was a driving ban. Nothing could keep us apart. We would explore the city, making memories amongst the cobblestone streets we traveled, in the tiny apartments we lived in, learning each other. Places like the local restaurants, shops, and train stations were now the places where we would tell each other our hopes, dreams, struggles, and triumphs. Boston was now a map of us, where the streets held our memories like sacred secrets.
When the Boston Marathon was bombed, I was working at the bar where we had reconnected that fateful Halloween, only a few blocks from where the bombs went off. The city I loved, we loved, was in harm’s way. It was that day that I first told Patrick I loved him, standing among the chaos, knowing that he had to know how I felt if anything should happen to me. And he told me he loved me to. I knew from the moment I saw him, and felt in that moment that this was without a doubt my soulmate.”
Two years later, on a sunny summer day in the gorgeous sea side town of Newport Rhode Island, Kayla & Patrick said “I Do” in front of their closest friends and family. The Regatta place is an awesome spot for a summer wedding since it is legitimately right on the water in Newport. Kayla decorated the reception venue with pops of pink and white which was a beautiful accent color to the venue’s seaside setting. Along the aisles of the ocean front ceremony area, she had hung photos of her family in leu of flowers which I absolutely loved.
Below are my favorite images from the event – check out their teaser video made by my good friend Hannah HERE.
Photography: Alexsandra Wiciel Photography
Venue: The Regatta Place
Florals: Castle & Cottage Florist
Cake: Konditor Meister Inc.
Videography: Ramblefree Photo Co.
Wedding Dress Designer: Anne Barge Dress
Purchased at: Uniquely Couture Bridal
Make Up: Make Me Up Rhode Island by Christina Kaian
Hair: Styled by Sara