This Hotel Viking wedding closed out my 2020 season, and what a season it was! I was so impressed with how ALL of my clients handled the curveballs that 2020 threw at them. Maggie and Abe were no exception. Their big Newport wedding got pushed back by a year, but that didn’t stop them from saying “I do”. They somehow managed to pull together a beautiful minimony with plans constantly changing up until the last minute.
Hotel Viking Wedding Photos
The couple got ready for their wedding at Hotel Viking but opted to forego getting ready photos until next year. We had planned to do their first look in the Hotel Viking courtyard, followed by photos outside in downtown Newport. But true to 2020, Mother Nature had other plans. A Nor’easter swooped in, bringing lots of rain and snow the entire day of the wedding.
Going outside was not preferable, or even really possible. So instead, they chose to do their wedding first look on the beautiful staircase at Hotel Viking. Then we did some wedding portraits and family photos amidst the lovely holiday decor around the lobby.
Queen Anne’s Loft Wedding Photos
After the photos, we left Hotel Viking and drove down the street for the remainder of the wedding at Queen Annes Loft. This was my first time photographing a wedding at Queen Anne’s Loft, which is a beautiful space. I fell in love with the beautiful chandelier and had to find a way to photograph the couple beneath it. Luckily we had arrived early, leaving time for a few photos in the space before the ceremony began.
By this point, it was dark outside and the streetlights glistened through the rain-soaked windows creating a very romantic mood. The groom’s friend officiated the ceremony with just immediate family in attendance. The staff at Queen Anne’s Loft even set up a large projector screen so the couple could look out and see their virtual wedding guests watching on Zoom too.
The bride and groom are both doctors, and they included some hilarious doctor humor into their vows. Maggie promised that when Abe has a bad day she will make him a cardiologist approved dinner. Likewise, he promised to make her a dinner that NO cardiologist would ever approve of. Then, just like that, the power went out! The ceremony was plunged into complete darkness. They didn’t miss a beat though and moments later everyone was shouting Mazeltov!
The couple went to greet their virtual wedding guests as soon as the ceremony ended. Everyone agreed that the power going out was so “on brand” for 2020. They celebrated with a small dinner and then a minimoon in Newport. We are all looking forward to their big wedding at OceanCliff Resort next December!