Rhode Island Wedding at Providence Public Library

Bride and groom before their wedding ceremony at the Providence Public Library
Biracial bride and groom

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.”

Reem Acra wedding gown hanging in the Providence Public Library suite
Glowing bride in her suite getting ready for her wedding at the
Bride in her robe before her wedding ceremony

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.

Outside of the Providence Public Library
William Eaton Foster, the first librarian at the Providence Public Library
Engagement ring on a world globe
Incredible flower staircase
Beautiful wedding bouquet

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!”

Husband and wife after their wedding ceremony at Providence Public Library in Rhode Island
Rhode Island wedding
Biracial couple kissing after their wedding ceremony

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.

Father walking his daughter down the aisle
Beautiful wedding ceremony in Rhode Island

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!”

Flowers and candles lining a staircase at the Providence, Rhode Island Public Library
Husband and wife thanking their guests for attending
Husband and wife enjoying their wedding reception