Gerow and Nick — A Wedding in Newport Rhode Island

 

A Summer Wedding in Newport RI

Jen and Nick were married in King’s Park, Newport last weekend — a warm summer day that threatened thunderstorms all day. But we dodged the rain up until the last images were made and were rewarded with wonderfully grey cloudy skies that made an awesome backdrop to the harbor.

I’ve known Jen for about 20 years. She and my kids grew up together. Lasting memories of pre teenagers, soccer games (until Jen blew a knee I really thought she had a chance at competitive sports), high school shenanigans. Watching the kids grow up together and being able to celebrate her wedding day been a joy.

Jen began the day at the Providence Biltmore with her bridesmaids and Moms sharing a great suite — lots of room for the youngest ones to run around it, and lots of room for the older girls to spread out.

A gawky teenager (you will forgive me, won’t you Gerow??) has become an absolutely stunning bride.

It was a day of First Looks, beginning with Dad’s introduction on the fabulous staircase at the Biltmore.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

and then from Providence to King’s Park, Newport where we did Nick’s first look. Grey skies, fishermen, boats waiting to launch. That’s what the summer is all about in Newport. I love it.

 Nick was so relaxed and it was kinda easy to make him laugh. He caught the excitement in my eyes as Jen tapped him.

Then the short walk to the gazebo.

Sara Seney has known Jen for even longer than I have and she made the  ceremony touching and very personal — I love the way she welcomed Nick into the family, officially. I guess  years of Sunday football games at the Seney house must have been a test 🙂

After the family formals it was onto Tiverton to the Boat House for a cocktail reception.

I love Jen’s casual invitation she extended to the owner of a local restaurant where she and Nick had their first formal introduction.

The flowers from the Sunshine Shop were beautiful — and smelled heavenly.  I stuck my nose into the bridal bouquet more than once.

After the reception we did a few more bridal party pictures at the pier at the Boat House. Beating the rain and lightening by minutes.

The girls were so much fun. That my daughter was one of them, and 2 others very close friends had nothing to do with it. And that I only got ‘aww Ma’ or ‘awww Karen’ a couple times was a record for this bunch.

I don’t know what secrets Jen and Jen were passing. I don’t think I want to know. But I’m not sure I’ve ever seen them laugh so hard.

And all I could think of was Mary Tyler Moore when the girls tossed their bouquets.

The guy’s expressions as they looked at Nick’s ring was priceless.

An all time favorite. I was sure at least one of the girls was going to fall into the water. Either getting up on the railing, holding still while I took 2 pictures, or when they were getting off and their heels stuck.

Or maybe when the lightening and thunder started behind them.

They were all troupers.

and from the beginning of the day. Jen and Nick together at last.

Thank you for years of friendship. And for letting me be a part of the unforgettable day.

Be sure to leave some love for Jen and Nick below.

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13 Comments

  1. mike gerow August 1, 12 at 6:14 pm #

    Love the pics. My fav is nick taking a pull off of his flask. Awesome

  2. Pam Kittle Deane August 1, 12 at 9:03 pm #

    This was so much fun to look at. My husband, (Nicks Uncle) and I could not be there so seeing all this pictures and reading your captions helped us to share their day in a small way. Thank you.

  3. Debbie Gerow August 1, 12 at 9:09 pm #

    There is not enough room on this for me to show or tell the love I have for the both of them as I sit here with tears streaming down my face.This beautiful woman came into my life at 8 years old and I immediately fell in love with her.There’s been so many emotions watching her grow from this little girl into a beautiful woman.I could not be happier or proud of her and this wonderful man who I adore and love.Jen I may not tell you often enough how much I do love you and Thank God everyday for the family I have.

  4. Elaine Duquette Deslauriers August 1, 12 at 10:19 pm #

    Beatiful!

  5. Melissa Albetski August 1, 12 at 10:39 pm #

    Awwwww

  6. Tara Savoie StHilaire August 1, 12 at 10:52 pm #

    beautiful

  7. Melissa albetski August 1, 12 at 11:09 pm #

    The pictures are as beautiful as the wedding was. I wish the 2 of you a long happy life together:)

  8. Kerry Tetreault August 1, 12 at 11:55 pm #

    I love the green dresses.

  9. Jackie Soucy Cote August 2, 12 at 12:39 am #

    Love you both very much oxoxox.

  10. Cheryl Lehto August 2, 12 at 1:36 am #

    I am filled with happiness for the both of them as they officially begin their lives together. What a beautiful couple they make!

  11. David Gerow August 2, 12 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi Nick, hi Jen. Tra and I both had a wonderful time Saturday. Thank you very much for having us at such an excellent ceremony. We enjoyed The Boat House and I’m going there again I’m sure. I look forward to the great life you have ahead of you and will remind you again Tracey wants babies to Auntie; here or there. Karen did an excellent job with the pics and Mrs. D performed a kool ceremony.

    Nick, how long have you owned a flask?

  12. David Gerow August 2, 12 at 7:06 pm #

    There once was a boat named Nantucket……………….

  13. M.A.D. August 3, 12 at 10:47 pm #

    Jen and Nick: Wishing two amazing people an amazing journey together. It is always evident how much you two adore each other – wishing you a life time of love and laughter.

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