Belle Mer Wedding Photographer
Susan Stripling Photography

Belle Mer Wedding Photographer

I love shooting rehearsal dinners. I don’t do it for every wedding that I am commissioned for but it happens enough time per year to be a regular occurrence. It is so fun to photograph them, not just because it’s a wonderful time of anticipation before the wedding day. It’s a great chance to get to know the family, the bridal party, and the close friends of the bride and groom. At this hilarious Newport, Rhode Island rehearsal dinner the bride and groom had their closest family and friends to a cocktail hour overlooking the water, then a dinner in a cozy, intimate restaurant. It was a great precursor to their elegant Belle Mer wedding the following day. I especially love this image of the bride’s best man. He was so fantastic and animated - I have no idea what story he’s telling here but the expression on his face is priceless!

Location: 2 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840.

Keywords: Belle Mer (30), Flowers by Semia (30), Newport (30), Rhode Island (39), Vanderbilt Grace (30). 1/160; f/1.8; ISO 10000; 85.0 mm.