Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Tessa & Justin

Bridal bouquet

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Wedding ring

Justin and Tessa got their wedding rings from a family owned jewelry store in Swansea.

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Bridal bouquet

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A special detail...

Tessa had her florist attach her Grandmother’s handkerchief to her bridal bouquet.

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Bridal gown

She found this dress in a David’s Bridal catalog and it looked stunning on the model – Tessa knew she had to try it on!

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Something blue...

“I wanted to wear blue shoes to represent my ‘something blue.’”

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Bridal gown

Tessa recalls, "I loved the way it looked on me and I felt like a beautiful bride in it."

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Bridal party

Tessa and her bridesmaids ended up settling on a long, A-line, strapless gown in a chocolate brown color.

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Stunning bride

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Beautiful, natural makeup

Tessa's makeup is perfect for her complexion.

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Tessa's brothers

“It was a special moment for me...to have them see their little sister all dressed up for her big day.”

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Heartfelt moment

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Tessa walking down the aisle

Tessa’s father passed away in 2006, so she had her brother, Jason, walk her down the aisle.

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St. Anne's Church

Justin and Tessa wanted a traditional Catholic Church wedding.

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The first kiss!

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Bridal party

The covered porches and decks of Crestwood Country Club kept everyone dry while still capturing the special moments of the day.

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Husband & wife

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Wedding rings

For their wedding rings, Tessa chose a simple diamond band to match her solitaire diamond and Justin chose a tungsten carbide band.

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Beautiful DIY project

Tessa took small gourds and attached round tags to display the numbers. The tags had maple leafs that she punched out of scrapbook paper.

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Pictures to remember...

“We wanted to display the pictures in tribute to those that couldn’t be there with us.”

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First dance

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Special song

Tessa & Justin chose 'Tangled up in You' by Aaron Lewis for their first dance song.

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Champagne flutes

Justin and Tessa’s toasting flutes.

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Tessa and her brother

Tessa shared her “Father/Daughter” dance with her brother Matthew.

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A special moment, captured beautifully...

“If I could give any advice to engaged couples it would be to tell them to stop and take a moment during the day to take it all in."

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Husband & wife

Tessa and Justin say, "Invite those who mean the most to you and just have a great time.”

Credits: Kristin Griffin Photography

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