Wedding Photographer at Belle Mer
Susan Stripling Photography

Wedding Photographer at Belle Mer

Outdoor ceremonies are risky! While a beautiful sunset ceremony is a gorgeous thing, couples have to have a rain plan and the fear of the rain can really be a stressful thing.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Wedding Ceremony

The couple at this 2013 wedding need not have feared because their Newport, Rhode Island summer wedding day was bright, beautiful, warm, and without a single raindrop to be seen. The ceremony was held on the Belle Mer Ocean Lawn overlooking Narragansett Bay.

I absolutely love that the ceremony was timed so that the sun would be setting over the bay. I love that the ceremony layout was angled so that the sun was in the perfect location. I love the rose petals that had been scattered by Flowers by Semia. I adore the striking drama of the bride’s Lazaro gown.

Goat Island is such a beautiful place for a wedding and the bride and groom did an exquisite job of tailoring their entire wedding day to truly embrace the natural beauty of Newport in the summertime!


Location: 2 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840.

Keywords: Belle Mer (48), Flowers by Semia (30), Newport (48), Rhode Island (132), Vanderbilt Grace (30). 1/6400; f/2.8; ISO 100; 24.0 mm.

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