Newport Nuptials: Sunset

As the reception began, I noticed the beautiful sunset. Mr. Starfish and I had stepped out on the balcony to chat with guests and enjoy the view. As we were overlooking the ocean, we noticed our photographer, Dave, had written our date in the sand and was taking some photos.

On our “shot list” I had requested a photo with our date or something written in the sand, but we were too busy having fun during our beach photos and I completely forgot. As we were leaving for cocktail hour, Dave reminded me and I told him I thought we got enough pictures so it wasn’t a big deal—I was just super excited to join our guests at the cocktail hour, and I didn’t want to miss anything.

When we saw him on the beach an hour later making sure this shot was taken I was so happy, even though I told him it wasn’t a big deal. He was still making sure to get the shot.

I grabbed Mr. Starfish’s hand and told him I wanted to get a few more shots before sunset. So, we went down the stairs and enjoyed the sunset while walking on the beach and getting a few last photos.

These unexpected photos are some of my favorites of the night. Even though I was in the mindset that I didn’t want to miss a thing, it was so nice to have just a bit of time with Mr. Starfish.

We snuck away and had those few moments to let everything sink in. As we walked back to the reception, everything really had sunk in. This was our day. These people were here for us. We were husband and wife. We were now “we,” and those people upstairs weren’t mine or his, they were ours—our family, our friends.

all photos by David Bibeault


Mrs. Starfish

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October 2010
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  1. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:21 am

    Aww, this post is great, Starfish. That first picture is incredible!!

  2. lox Member
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:23 am

    I pink puffy heart that first photo. Just beautiful. And yay for a great photographer! :)

  3. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:28 am

    I LOVE that first picture!!

  4. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:55 am

    These are some gorgeous shots! Your photographer is awesome!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 9:33 am

    Those photographs – and that sunset! – are incredible. What an amazing photographer.

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    mrsbowieii 704 posts, Busy bee @ 9:57 am

    Aww i’m loving all of these photos.

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    plantains 2672 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:04 am

    What incredibly stunning photos, wow!

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    ItsPronounced_ABear 715 posts, Busy bee @ 11:07 am

    The first and last photos are super cool! Makes me wish we had a beach near our wedding… but unfortuantely we probably will have very few outdoor shots because neither the church nor reception hall exteriors have very nice views. (ugh, tons of power lines over my church that I forgot about.)

  9. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:03 pm

    So beautiful! These pictures take my breath away.

  10. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:26 pm

    These photos are breathtaking! Love them!

  11. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:20 am

    Wow – those photos that capture your reflections in the water are just incredible!

  12. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:12 am

    the lighting is seriously unreal.

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    LilRhodyBride 9 posts, Newbee @ 9:45 am

    We’re getting married in Narragansett and chose Dave as our photographer…seeing these pictures make me even more excited to work with him. They are beyond beautiful!!

  14. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:02 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos!!!

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 12:10 pm

    Such beautiful pictures!

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