Rhode Island Wedding at Providence Public Library

Couple holding hands in wedding dress and suit after ceremony at Providence Public Library

Brianna and Richard are truly a match made in heaven. The couple met each other while going to college in 2011. Brianna was on her way to class when she saw a cutie riding his skateboard. Naturally, she stopped him and asked for the 4-1-1 on riding a longboard. After a quick lesson, they exchanged numbers and the rest is history!

Six years lot, the duo got engaged in May.

“Richard surprised me with a romantic dinner at an amazing spot in the seaport district in Boston. After dinner we walked along the boardwalk, admiring the ships that sailed by and a few minutes in Richard asked me to marry him.”

Close up photograph of a globe with engagement ring on it taken by Jenny Fu Wedding Photographer
Man wearing a suit with a white boutonniere on wedding day at Providence Public Library
Bride with her arms crossed wearing a white robe smiling into camera

The Providence Public Library

Brianna and Richard knew they wanted to have a small guest list, but didn’t want to skimp on the details. When the two saw the Providence Public Library, they instantly fell in love with the beautiful architecture and intimate space. The Providence Public Library was the perfect space to bring to life their modern and romantic wedding theme! It was important to Brianna and Richard to choose a ceremony venue that needed little decor. They wanted the room to be full of fresh flowers, but otherwise, allow the space to speak for itself.

Bride wearing wedding dress standing by grandfather clock in Providence Public Library
Couple sitting together on a bench in wedding dress and suit
Interracial couple walks down staircase together on wedding day at Providence Public Library
Grand staircase in the Providence Public Library, Rhode Island

The Wedding

Family is very important to both Brianna and Richard, so they wanted to make sure that each person in their intermediate families played a major part during the wedding. Both of them had multiple family members in their wedding parties!

On the big day, Brianna and her maids got ready together on site at the public library. Brianna wore a stunning satin Reem Acra ball gown with a wrapped bodice and peplum skirt. “It was classic, but still fashion-forward and unique!”

Three young boys in suits walking down the aisle, ring bearer in front at wedding
Bride in wedding dress holding bouquet getting walked down the aisle by her father, Providence Public Library
View down the aisle of an interracial couple on their wedding day at Providence Public Library

The bridesmaids wore an off the shoulder mermaid style satin dress in the color ‘candlelight,’ which complimented Brianna’s gown beautifully. Richard wore a tuxedo from The Suit Supply, with his groomsmen also wearing fitted classic tuxedos.

During the ceremony of exchanging rings, Brianna presented Richard with his great great grandfathers wedding band. The ring had been passed down through the family for over 80 years.

Interracial couple smiling on their wedding day as bride puts ring on grooms finger
Bride and groom with their foreheads touching intimately as they stand outside the the Providence Public Library
Bride and groom with their foreheads touching intimately as she wears his suit jacket over her wedding dress

The Reception

Inside the reception space, Brianna and Richard included their fall color palette by using florals such as tropical anthurium and orchids alongside roses and coxcomb. Their florist elegantly draped the Providence Public Library with a cascade of white flowers and greenery along the stone staircase at the entrance to the reception.

So what is their advice for couples planning a wedding? “It can be easy to get caught up in the details, but your love is the most important part. Everything else is secondary!”

Beautiful staircase at Providence Public Library lined with white flowers, candles, and green foliage for wedding photographed by Jenny Fu
Three young boys smiling while wearing suits during a wedding at the Providence Public Library in Rhode Island
Couple with an arm around each other, waving to their guests as they descend the stairs for the first time as a married couple
Man holding wife on his lap sitting on a staircase covered in flowers on their wedding day at the Providence Public Library