• Kelsey Bosselait

Vanessa & Pat's Summer Wedding at Linden Place | Bristol, RI

Updated: Mar 29


Vanessa and Pat were married on a beautiful summer day at one of my favorite venues, Linden Place in Bristol, Rhode Island

We started off the day down the street from the venue in a very New England home where the girls were getting ready.







Then it was time to head over to where the guys were getting ready.



Then the girls headed to the bridal suite at Linden Place to get dressed.

I loved Vanessa's bridesmaids' reactions to seeing her. She was a breathtaking bride!

We made a quick pitstop to take some portraits on Vanessa in the coolest bathroom I've ever seen...and I've seen a lot of bathrooms in my day.




Vanessa's nieces made such adorable flower girls!

Pat's mom pinned his boutonnière expertly.



Then it was time for the first look!














And then it was time for family portraits!






And then I got to photograph the most perfectly color coordinated wedding party ever!



Then it was ceremony time!











Vanessa and Pat had their friends officiate and do readings. It added so much personality and love to the ceremony!






Vanessa had her brother's military name tag (is there an official name for these things?) sewn into her dress. What a sweet sister!

The kids were having a blast running around the grounds.

We snuck in a few more portraits before cocktail dinner!





This cat was judging us hard.




First dance time!

After the first dance Vanessa and Pat's friends and family gave some really heartfelt and humorous speeches.



We took a break for dinner and then the dance floor opened up! With DJ Valentina mixing there wasn't a dull moment for the rest of the night!





Vanessa and Pat made a conscious effort to use women run businesses for their wedding, which is so freaking cool! I absolutely loved working with them and every vendor they chose. It was such an awesome way to empower women. Purchase power is so real! Yvonne from Unique Melody Events & Design planned and coordinated the whole day and made sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish. I couldn't recommend her enough if you're looking for a wedding planner!

ALL FEMALE VENDORS

Venue: Linden Place

Planning: Unique Melody Events & Design Music: DJ Valentina Hair & Makeup: New Leaf Hair Studio

Catering: Blackstone Caterers Cake: Aimme's Bakin Donuts: PV Donuts Florals: Tracy Bauer (Vanessa's Aunt) Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN Groom's Suit: Ted Baker

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