“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” ~ Oscar Wilde. They met under the Brooklyn Bridge five years ago and discovered their common interests reached far beyond dog ownership and working in construction management. Four years later, on the Brooklyn Bridge in the below freezing weather with a hidden bottle of champagne, he asked her to spend the rest of their lives together expanding those interests to traveling to South America or Las Vegas, cat ownership and agreeing on a china pattern. Anne Marie came to us full of spectacular ideas for her Fort Adams wedding, and after speaking with her on the phone, Dennis was inspired. She described her future husband as Oscar Wilde-esque, but not as cynical. Their wedding was going to be held a Newport destination wedding and the theme was garden party formal. Anne Marie described it.. “like regular formal – only with colored pants and funny blazers”.
True to their uniqueness, Anne Marie and Jay’s Fort Adams wedding didn’t disappoint. The bride wore a dress made by her mother from a special piece of fabric in place of a traditional white gown. And their bridal party dressed to match in their different patterned dresses and bow ties. Anne Marie and Jay allocated most of their day to an idiosynchratic and thorough portrait session throughout the Fort. Instead of flowers, they planted herbs in pots, and for her bouquet, a handful of rosemary sprigs. And to tie in the east coast flavor, there was clam chowder service, a raw bar complete with oysters and little neck clams, and a folk band.