Terace & Philip

April 20

Newport, Rhode Island


Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

I made sure that all the gift bags were handmade locally, all the contents made in Rhode Island or the USA. We had two bands, the Yvonne Monnett Quintet performed while guests arrived throughout the cocktail hour.  Then we had Travis Colby’s Roomful of Blues members perform at our reception.

I had a cape made by Vivian of Vivian’s Tailoring in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. It was a design I came up with when I saw an Alexander McQueen cape in one of my magazines and inquired about its cost.  It was $17,000, so I commissioned Vivian to create my cape and it was such a lovely addition to my ensemble!

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Just remember it’s one day so keep your wits about you.  Stop and enjoy your day because in all the years I’ve been photographing weddings all I’ve heard is it goes by in a flash and boy it does!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When I first got downstairs and saw the tent all set up and saw Philip standing at the arbor it was such an unbelievable feeling!  We selected two very meaningful readings “Love” by Roy Croft and “The Art of Marriage” by Wilfred A. Peterson that truly articulated our feelings. It truly was a beautiful wedding!