THE GRADUATE HOTEL WEDDING BY MASSART PHOTOGRAPHY, A RHODE ISLAND STUDIO FOCUSING ON WEDDING, MATERNITY, NEWBORN, AND FAMILY PORTRAITURE.
Congratulations, Erik and Kalen! Erik and Kalen planned a romantic wedding day in Providence, RI that I had the honor of photographing this fall. From the beginning of planning their wedding, they both knew they wanted the whole day to feel magical and full of love. They’ve been dreaming of their wedding day for so long and Kalen told me that she feels like it’s all a fairytale ending with her marrying her best friend. What’s more beautiful than that? Our goal the entire day was to capture their wedding day in the most gorgeous way possible. The Graduate Hotel made that easy! It’s such a great venue in Providence – the trees were perfectly placed for me to create those backlit images that Kalen loves so much!
Their Love Story
Erik and Kalen met at Nordstrom where they both worked in 2013. They started to become friends and over the years, began to date. As time passed, they would spend more time together where Erik would frequent Kalen’s college campus of Mount Ida, to spend time together, and go on dates in the area while he attended Umass Boston. Kalen would travel to Marshfield where she would meet all of Erik’s best friends who ended up loving her immediately and the rest is history! On a trip in Maine, Erik proposed under the guise of going to meet their friends at sunset. Erik took her all around town that night and showed off the ring to anyone that would listen. That included a painter on the street, the entire wait staff at dinner, and the hotel staff who was in on the secret! After dinner they went up to the room and called what felt like every friend and family member they had, about the news, while listening to Frank Sinatra all night long over champagne. I personally LOVE how timeless their story is.
The newest Mr. and Mrs. were truly a joy to photograph on their wedding day. They literally could NOT take a bad photo. The love they feel just radiated throughout the room during their fall Biltmore Hotel wedding. Their family and friends were so friendly and sweet to me – and it was clear how excited everyone is for them. One of my favorite parts of the day had to be stealing them away for their newlywed portraits. I simply loved spending time with them both. Seriously, their happiness was contagious!! Congratulations again, Kalen and Erik! I’m so happy for you both and wish you a lifetime full of the love you feel today.
Hair: Make Over Artistry
Beauty: Alliance Studios RI
Wedding Dress, Accessories and Bridesmaids’ Attire: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
Bakery: Wright’s Dairy Farm
Videographer: L & M Productions
Photo Booth: Magic Mirror Photo Booth from South Coast Entertainment