Looking to see a closer peek at John & Jenn Colaneri’s wedding day that I photographed last summer? Take a look at videographer Chris Walsh‘s awesome same day of edit from the Newport celebration. The remote helicopter footage is AMAZING!!!
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You’ve saved for months and planned your elaborate wedding to the very last detail. You’ve booked all of your wedding professionals, had the last fitting of your dress and now the only thing left to do is count down the days until you become Mr. and Mrs.
And then it happens. A hurricane. An ice storm. An injury of an immediate family member. A destructive fire that sweeps through your venue. Perhaps you’ve paid for a service only to find out the company has either gone bankrupt or fails to show up on the day of your wedding. All devastating events and certainly ones you wouldn’t think would ever happen during your wedding weekend. But take it from me, they do. As a professional wedding photographer in Newport, I’ve witnessed some of these unfortunate events, and it hurts me to see a bride and groom lose thousands of dollars because they didn’t think to protect their financial investment. Canceling your wedding is already emotionally devastating, so by planning ahead you can prevent it from becoming a financial disaster.
And while you think it might be your wedding professional’s responsibility to cover your costs if your wedding is postponed, it’s not. They’ve booked out their time, and have used their own money and resources getting ready for your special day. While the situation is not fair to you, it’s also not fair for them to incur expenses for circumstances beyond their control.
Immediately after you book your services, begin researching insurance plans from companies like Newport Insurance – you need to be thorough and make sure the policy covers all of your non-refundable deposits. The majority of your wedding vendors, including myself, do state in their contracts that retainers are non-refundable. And when you think about how much you’re spending on the day itself, it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind knowing that if something goes wrong, you’ll get all of your money back. You need to consider wedding insurance like any other insurance you would purchase to protect you from worst case scenarios (just think of your home, auto, life and health insurance policies). In fact, the cost of insurance is most likely less than what you’d pay for a pair of heels you’d wear down the aisle.
And since I’m on the subject of feet, just one final note… While wedding insurance covers problems with sites, weather, vendors, family and even last-minute military leave, the only thing it doesn’t cover are cold feet!
Happy 2013! Another year has passed us by, and after shooting so many inspiring weddings in 2012, this year is gearing up to be a very busy season. I’ve been scouting new locations to shoot bridal parties in the always-picturesque City-by-the-Sea, while also meeting with brides and grooms to help them set the style for their affair. I can’t tell you how excited I am for wedding season to really begin!
If you’re heading to the Newport Bridal Show on Saturday, February 16th, come and say “hi” to my team and I at Rosecliff. We’ll be displaying some of the gorgeous weddings we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of and are really looking forward to hearing all about your upcoming plans. And on Sunday, February 17th, OceanCliff will be hosting a tasting for couples who have booked, or are considering booking, this stunning mansion for their affair. We’ll be there along with Newport’s premier vendors – a fantastic opportunity to book the teams that will make your wedding day fantasy come true.
Searching for a little bridal inspiration? Look for our Castle Hill wedding in the upcoming March issue of Inside Weddings. We’re so honored to have captured Erica and Jon’s special day and are thrilled to have it featured in this national publication. From the bride’s stunning dress to the ornate centerpieces that decorated the tables, you’ll get an intimate look at their enchanting celebration. More details to come…
While it was a great holiday season with my beautiful daughter (She’s already started dreaming of her own “Prince Charming,” and currently pretends the broom is her Prince while she twirls around the kitchen floor, kissing the handle. Can’t wait to bust that video out at her wedding someday! LOL!), it’s great to be back planning for 2013. We hope to see you in the next few weeks!
Carrie Rodman Photography is thrilled to be voted ” 2012 Best Photographer” by Newport Life Magazine Readers!! It means a lot to me to be acknowledged by the readers and my peers. I greatly appreciate this honor. I am looking forward to having an incredible 2012 wedding season. This is a great way to kick it off, by adding another Newport Life Star to my collection!
Carrie Rodman Photography is very honored to a have a fabulous spread in Bliss Celebrations Magazine. See their spread below. The layout features some gorgeous images from their fabulous day.
As a Newport and destination wedding photographer, I’m very lucky to work with the very best wedding professionals.
Here is the sneak peak…
Be sure to check out their gallery!
Venue: Castle Hill Inn & Resort
Floral Design & Event Design: Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design
Cake: Confectionary Designs
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Lighting: Ormonde Productions
Tent: Newport Tent Company
Entertainment: Beantown of Wilson Stevens Productions
Transportation: Viking Tours & Transportations
Valet: Valet Connection
Accommodations: Newport Marriott/Castle Hill Inn & Resort
We are so excited to share some photos Stacey & Michael’s stunning Rosecliff wedding recently featured in the new publication, Bliss Celebrations. Stacey & Michael, what a glamorous and luxe affair it was, the details and decor were the perfect fit for the Rosecliff ballroom, every thing just enhanced the already gorgeous venue. We were so happy to be a part of it all. Thanks again to Bliss Celebrations for the fabulous press, we just love how it turned out and again congrats to Stacey & Michael! Check out the feature below and be sure to pick up your copy of Bliss Celebration’s premiere issue today!