I have been very excited to write Rebecca + Duran's blog post long before their wedding. Meeting with the couple for the first time, it felt meant to be that our paths would cross. First of all they were planning their wedding on my birthday. I love sharing my birthday with amazing couples and Rebecca and Duran are exactly that. We chatted for what seemed like the whole night about everything and I loved hearing their beautiful love story. From that first meeting I knew we were going to have a wonderful time together and I'm so glad we were able to create some incredible memories on July 15, 2017.
Rebecca and Duran met at a mutual friends destination wedding in Aruba back in 2013. I always thought this sounded so romantic. Meeting the love of your life on an island at a wedding... and for Rebecca and Duran I'm sure it was. But at their wedding I got the real story. Which was that at the destination wedding in Aruba there were MULTIPLE hospital visits, broken bones, and other serious shenanigans that left that happy little island in a state of shock. But nonetheless it did bring Rebecca and Duran into each others lives, and it wasn't long after they returned home that they were dating, and their friends were secretly betting when the wedding would be.
Fast forward a couple of years, and Duran starts to plan his proposal to Becky. Like most things seem to happen for this gorgeous girl, fate steps in and she happens to plan a trip for them to NYC while Duran was trying to figure a way to get her to NYC! He had planned on proposing to her at the Statue of Liberty, a special place since early on in their relationship they realized neither one had ever been, and conveniently Becky took care of the arrangements. Once they took the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, Duran said he had something he needed to tell her. Becky was scared that something bad had happened and was totally shocked when he instead got down on one knee and asked her the best question ever.
Becky + Duran planned an absolutely perfect wedding. Every single detail came together and made for a seriously stunning day. Becky looked so beyond gorgeous in her Julie Vino gown from Nicole Bridal, and Badgley Mischka shoes, while Duran was dressed in a navy tux from Carl Anthony. Larissa Lake & Co. took great care of the ladies and their hair and make up and Woodlawn Gardens Florist provided them with some beautiful blooms. Becky's sister and three best friends looked stunning in Reformation dresses. Becky's father walked her down the aisle at the First Unitarian Church, in downtown Providence. I loved this church for the bright, happy feel and the opportunity it provided for some really cool shots of the couple! Afterwards we rode in style thanks to Rockstar Limo and their Wedding Trolly to the Brown University campus and then headed to the Providence Biltmore for a reception that was everything you could dream a reception could be. Scrumptions made the gorgeous 4 tier cake the couple happily fed each other and the band Bear Fight provided the music for the night, they had everyone dancing for hours and hours. It was a pleasure capturing the entire day alongside the very talented Jarret of JB Horn Film.
There were a LOT of guests there to celebrate with Becky + Duran, and you could totally see why. This couple is magnetic, sweet, loving and so so genuine. It was another wedding that I left almost in tears after saying goodbye, because I just love them so much. I had such an awesome time celebrating with you both, and I look forward to seeing your dreams for your marriage of kids and travels come true. Enjoy a few of my favorite photos.
The photo below is epic. Props to my second shooter Amy Oman for this one!! You gotta love an 80's family photo re-creation!!