Friday, February 25, 2011

Rockstar Couple: Rich & Michelle's Providence, RI House Party Wedding!

You may remember Rich & Michelle from their oh-so-Rich-and-Michelle engagement session last month.

Michelle & Rich

They tied the knot on an arctic January afternoon in Providence, RI at their new apartment. Since they just moved in and lacked furniture, the duplex apartment served as a perfect open (and free!) space for their small, nontraditional, absolutely hilarious wedding.

Rich and Michelle swore they'd never get married, so when they changed their minds they wanted the least possible hassle for the best possible wedding. So what's a couple to do when the courthouse isn't enough, but the thought of a reception with line-dancing sends shivers down the spine? Do what you do every weekend...throw a house party!

But this time...with formal attire and false lashes!

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

They got ready at home with their family and bundled up to shoot the formals outside in downtown Providence.

Rich & Michelle

(I believe this is Michelle's "holy shit it's cold" face.)

Rich & Michelle

Rich & Michelle

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

Rich & Michelle

It was cold, and I mean...COLD, but this family were a pack of troopers and tossed their jackets aside and endured while James and I tried to get our shots before hypothermia set in.

Michelle & Rich



We survived this successfully as well as the Hell known informally as Exiting The Providence Place Mall Parking Garage with just enough time for Rich & Michelle to walk down the aisle in their dining room...a bit late. What kinda celebrity couple shows up on time, anyway?

Michelle & Rich

Michelle rocked a vintage gown, they were married by a temporarily ordained friend, sealed with teary vows (Michelle, you softie) and toasted with an immediate and abundant flow of alcohol. Their cake and favors should make the Dr. Who fans out there swoon...


Michelle & Rich

A little touch of tradition...

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich


Michelle & Rich

Told you...

Michelle & Rich

Michelle's toast, thanking everyone for being there and sending a dedication to Rich's Mom, who passed away a few years ago.

Michelle & Rich

The cake cutting ended without injury...

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

Michelle & Rich

The couple announced there'd be no dancing, just drinking and partying...and took a long sigh of relief that all the "wedding stuff" was done and it was finally time to celebrate. By nights end, guests and family were trailing out, dress shirts were dribbled (in one case soaked...Rich) with beer and everyone was smiling.

Michelle & Rich

...just like a wedding should be. We've shot weddings in mansions, apartments and museums. Regardless of where they're held, what they cost or how they're done, every wedding should be as joyful as this one. Thanks for having us guys! To Archie & Edith of 2011, have a wonderful happy life. <3

Michelle & Rich