I am so pumped to show you photos from this Mount Hope Farm wedding! These characters might look a little familiar. Grace and Tristan did their engagement photos with me in downtown Providence last fall. They were so fun to work with. I had a feeling their wedding was going to be epic.
Fast forward to Fourth of July weekend and their wedding at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. The wedding was Fourth of July themed, which is so fitting for a wedding in Bristol. Bristol is home to the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the US! It dates back to 1785 and is kind of a big deal. The street is painted red white and blue along the parade route, and there are American flags EVERYWHERE.
The couple coordinated with all sorts of fun decor items. The guys had American flag socks and firework ties. The girls carried red white and blue flowers (that even had what appeared to be mini watermelons in them). The reception included spiked Del’s lemonade and a surprise costume change by the groom. Wedding guests even danced the night away under the tent at Mount Hope Farm with the backdrop of the Mt. Hope bridge lit up in red white and blue!
Getting Ready in Bristol, RI
The day of their wedding started out with both the bride and groom getting ready at separate locations in Bristol, RI.
Wedding Ceremony at St. Mary’s
Then we headed over to St. Mary’s church for the wedding ceremony. It is an absolutely beautiful church. What struck me most though was their first look as Grace walked down the aisle. Tristan had the reaction that I think every bride hopes for as she walks down the aisle on her wedding day!
Wedding Photos in Bristol, RI
Following a small struggle with the rings (haha), they were pronounced married and it was time for wedding photos. Before heading over to Mount Hope Farm for the wedding reception, we stopped at a few spots in Bristol. First up was the parade route with the red white and blue lines down the center of the road. Then we stopped by the house the mother of the bride grew up in. There was a brief interlude for White Claw seltzer product placement photos and Orange Theory Fitness lunges. We ended the session on the beautiful lawn along the water at the bride’s uncles house.
Wedding Reception at Mount Hope Farm
Then we headed over to Mount Hope Farm for the wedding reception. We still had some time before guests arrived, so we walked down to the beach. While we waited for the groom to catch up, Grace stood out on the rocks overlooking the Mt. Hope bridge for some solo photos. When Tristan arrived he asked me to keep taking photos for a minute so he could just admire her. Swoon! I love doing weddings down by the Cove Cabin at Mount Hope Farm. There are beautiful views in every direction!
All that was left to do was PARTY! The groom got things going by throwing off his suit jacket to reveal American flag sleeves during the first dance. Then the band Radiance really got things going with a pre dinner dance set. Nobody even cared when it started pouring rain outside the tent. It actually made for some pretty amazing sunset photos.
What an awesome night! Congrats you two.
Photography: Katie Yeaton and Erin Long for Brave Hearts Photography
Flowers: The Local Bouquet
Venue: Mt. Hope Farm
Catering: Russell Morin
Coordinator: Kacey Medeiros
Hair/Makeup: Rooted Studio
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Church
Band: Radiance by Wilson Stevens