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Rhode Island State House Elopement

Updated: Feb 19, 2022

couple celebrating holding a sign that says "we eloped" with the providence skyline in the background

Have you ever dreamed of your elopement day? Do you visualize eloping in the winter? How about somewhere urban.... like the Rhode Island State House in Providence, Rhode Island?! If so then you're in for a treat!! I teamed up with some very talented wedding vendors to bring you inspiration for a Downtown Providence winter elopement.

The design team set up the elopement decor, which included a rug, signage, and the cake, at the base of the steps at the State House. While this would normally be a pretty busy area, the benefit of a winter elopement is that no one was around and so Katie and Tom had the most intimate, private moment for the first look and ceremony.

After their ceremony we took a few portraits on the state house steps as well as up on the balcony to have fantastic downtown Providence skyline views behind them! After some portraits they snuggled up to enjoy the most delicious cake from Sugar Flowers & Cake to round out their elopement celebration. Since it was pretty chilly we went our separate ways from here. But if not we could have gone into town to grab some twinkle light photos on Westminster Street in providence followed by a drink at a chic bar!

first look during winter elopement ceremony

groom crying after first look

couple sharing vows during elopement

bride and groom posing on state house steps in providence rhode island

bride and groom celebrating after eloping
couple holding hands with state house in background

bridal portrait of bride's dress cascading down providence state house steps

wedding photo of couple on steps of providence state house
bride's dress blowing in the wind on the steps of the providence state house
bride looking at beautiful pink and white bridal bouquet

wedding photo with providence skyline in background
couple shares intimate kiss with the providence skyline behind them
close up black and white photo of intimate elopement moment
wedding photo during providence elopement

cake cutting during elopement at the base of the steps to the providence state house

elopement picnic with cake and sign that says "life is sweeter when we're together"
candid photo of bride wearing groom's suit coat

So what do you think? Would you elope in the winter? Do you visualize an icy city elopement or a snowy wildness elopement? What kinds of elements would you include? Whatever you do, make sure to check out this amazing vendor team to brought this vision to life:

Bridal boutique: @melissaashleybrides

Men’s attire: @aldos_formals

Hair stylist: @glammedbyanya

Makeup artist: @herefortheglam_

Female model: @kstandy3

Want to reach out to start planning your elopement? Fill out my contact form below and let's chat.



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