Matt + Beth

Matt + Beth | Hope State Style | Caroline Goddard Wedding Photography

Matt + Beth | Hope State Style | Caroline Goddard Wedding Photography

Matt + Beth | Hope State Style | Caroline Goddard Wedding Photography

Matt + Beth | Hope State Style | Caroline Goddard Wedding Photography

Matt + Beth | Hope State Style | Caroline Goddard Wedding Photography

Matt + Beth | Hope State Style | Caroline Goddard Wedding Photography

A little glance at a big day that was an absolute blast to be a part of. I feel truly lucky to have been the photographer at Matt and Beth’s wedding. Here is their post-ceremony field photo session, shot¬†on film just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach where they got engaged. Congratulations, you two! xoxo

Venue: The Farmhouse by the Sea in Matunuck, RI

Mark + Clare

Thinking back to the deliciously warm afternoon in August of 2013 when Mark and Clare tied the knot on First Beach in Newport, RI. What a fun couple with a hilarious troupe of friends and family to share in their laughs, their incredibly touching vows and their epic dance party! Their sweetness and joy are like a nice hot toddy for the omg-winter-getmeout soul.

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Mark + Clare | Hope State Style | Photo by Caroline Goddard

Adam and Toria

I recently traveled to upstate New York for my cousin Margaret Victoria’s wedding, which took place on the organic dairy farm that she and her husband own and run. ¬†After three years working in the wedding industry here in Newport, it was incredible to experience a wedding (as a guest, for one) that was so highly personal, family oriented, and beautiful in its simplicity. ¬†They held the ceremony under a large tree in the front yard of their house, while a barn stood by for backup in the event of rain (which seemed imminent, but instead merely provided a dramatic purple backdrop behind the wedding party). ¬† Afterwards, we celebrated in a renovated barn-turned-event-space that had me gazing up at the old post and beam construction all afternoon. ¬†Everyone was comfortably dressed, and many were boot-clad. ¬†We boogied to some good old american country music, (MV and Adam chose Sugarland’s “Fall into Me” as their song) and all around were personal touches that made the wedding so special: paper cranes made by family hung from tree branches and barn rafters, and favorite poems were read during the ceremony by aunts. ¬† The fertile, hilly country around Cooperstown, NY was the most incredible farmland I’ve seen in a long time, full of old red barns and 19th century farmhouses, and everything was vividly green. ¬†Those are real candied African Violets on the cupcakes, and MV’s dad Mark gets my vote for most dapper attire (that’s him with the turquoise Bolo). ¬†Congratulations Adam and Toria!