Gardens of Stonebridge Wedding
After waiting more than 2 years to celebrate their wedding with loved ones, Anna and Mark’s patience paid off. Their wedding at the Gardens of Stonebridge was a wonderful day filled with love, dancing, good food and togetherness.
Preparation at the Hotel Indigo
Anna and Mark got ready in separate rooms at the Hotel Indigo in East Liberty.
Some details. I really liked the lettered boxes filled with flowers and balloons that spelled out B-R-I-D-E!
Anna in matching PJ’s with her sister Sara and friend Ameeta.
These guys had their portmanteau game down!
A couple of portraits before their first look at the Hotel Indigo.
The couple wanted to have their first look before heading to the venue. The blue wall near the entrance to the hotel was perfect.
A quick portrait at the Hotel Indigo before hitting the road to their wedding at the Gardens of Stonebridge.
I love the pine grove at Stonebridge. Even on a sunny day the shade makes it a great spot for portraits.
The beautiful bride!
The reception was under the big tent. Everything was so elegant.
The landscaping at the Gardens of Stonebridge is super extensive with a ton of variety. There are lots of great spots for portraits.
The cookies were almost too pretty to eat!
The artist who does the signs at the Newport Jazz Festival (an event that Anna and Mark love) made the sign welcoming guests to the ceremony.
Wedding Ceremony at the Gardens of Stonebridge
Since they were already officially married, Anna and Mark walked down the aisle together. They curated their music impeccably: John Prine’s “In Spite of Ourselves” was one of their songs. Look it up if you don’t know it 😄
Anna and Mark wrote their own vows. They were funny, affectionate and personal. Just lovely.
What a beautiful spot to wed!
While I got the kiss photo Lisa was up front ready for the breaking of the glass. Teamwork FTW!
Anna and Mark stopped for a kiss on the brick path on the way to the reception tent.
Once dinner started and the sun got lower on the horizon it cooled down a little. So we ventured out for a few more portraits.
The fields around the reception tent grow wild. The folks at the Gardens of Stonebridge mow wide walking paths for couples and wedding guests to stroll through.
These guys waited over two years to have a dance party at their wedding. They made the most of it! The extra time gave Anna and Mark time to take lessons.
Mark danced with his mom, Judy.
Anna shared a dance with her dad Matt as they invited everyone on to the dance floor.
Mark showed up with this amazing cape!
DJ Jess had the dance floor hopping all evening long! She also DJ’ed a virtual dance party for their remote wedding back during Covid lockdown. Very cool.
As the evening wound down Anna and Mark’s guests gathered around them for a final dance.
One Last Photo
The circular archway on the path to the reception area is so cool. I want one at my house! Anyway, it was the perfect spot for one final photo before the couple boarded the shuttle with their guests to head back into town.
Thanks, dear reader, for taking the time to check out these photos. I’m very grateful to Anna and Mark for choosing me to document their wedding day. It was a long path with several dates and a couple of different venues along the way. Their determination paid off with a memorable wedding at the Gardens of Stonebridge.