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Hilton Mystic Wedding: Lauren and John


August 31, 2019 could not have been a more beautiful day for Lauren and John to tie the knot! It was the perfect sunny, breezy day to end the month of August. Lauren and her bridesmaids got ready at her mother’s home. All of her details were absolutely GORGEOUS! Everything from her dress, invitation, shoes, jewelry, and garter, were simply stunning. She found the most perfect gown from Alexandra’s Boutique that had such intricate details, and looked amazing on her, it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Johnny and Lauren made sure to give one another a card with a special gift before the ceremony.

Their ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church, in Stonington, CT. It was a beautiful time of honoring their holy covenant that they made to one another and seeing them vow this commitment in front of their loved ones. Johnny’s reaction to seeing her come down the aisle was priceless. He could not stop raving afterwards at how GORGEOUS she looked, and his initial thoughts when he first saw her!

After the ceremony, their bridal party and immediate family headed to Wilcox Park, in Westerly, RI to take their portraits. This was the PERFECT place to capture their good-looking group. Their was a nice breeze, water near by, benches, and so much greenery! Lauren looked absolutely AMAZING and with her long veil, so of course, we created MAGIC!!!

Then they headed to attend their cocktail hour, followed by their reception at the Hilton- Mystic. The room was decorated so beautifully with all of the same colors and touches that were incorporated from the start of the day. Everything just flowed so beautifully! All of the speeches by the Best man, Maid of Honor, their fathers, and Lauren’s brother, were heartfelt and beautiful. It was so great getting to hear more about their story from everyone’s perspective. It is undoubtedly evident how much Johnny is a sweetheart and loves Lauren. He simply adores her and makes sure to honor the amazing woman she is!

These two met at their place of employment and have been doing this thing called life together ever since. Since Lauren had gone to college at Salve Regina, she loves everything about Newport and so we made sure to have their engagement session there. One of the Newport Mansions was where Johnny decided to propose to her two days before Christmas. Hearing him share about his thought process and all of the effort he put into the proposal is still etched in my memory and is just a reflection of his heart, but also the beautiful intention that every woman deserves from the man she loves.

Lauren undoubtedly was so calm, full of so much grace and poise. Her smile is infectious and she just has this way about her that makes everyone around her feel valued, appreciated, and loved! Lauren + John are both amazing, genuine, people individually, but I know together, as Mr. and Mrs. Vincent, they will have an even greater impact on those around them.

Lauren had each bridesmaids name on their hangers, they were adorable.

Such beautiful details…

Such adorable matching robes!

Then Lauren read her card from Johnny out-loud and opened up her gift. Of course her girls were just an ear shot away!

Such beautiful earrings!!

Lauren, you are GORGEOUS!

Obsessed with these shoes!

Mama wasn’t too far away either.

You can see where Lauren get’s her beauty from!

Then Johnny’s mother helped put in her veil.

Such amazing florals by Blue Butterfly florist!

Absolutely amazing.

Then her childhood best friend and Maid of Honor, Lexi, helped her carry her beautiful dress as they made their way to the ceremony!

Johnny also read his card and opened his special gift from Lauren. Let’s just say he was very EXCITED about it!


Such a beautiful day!

The sweetest reaction…

Both of their father’s read scripture.

Such a beautiful ceremony.

Their Mother’s gathered the elements of the Eucharist.

Then they exchanged rings and sealed their vows with a kiss!

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent!!!

I think you could say Lexi and Johnny’s best man, Brandon, were happy for them!

Then we were on our way to Wilcox Park, and it was the perfect weather.

Such a beautiful couple!!!

Lauren, you are so beautiful!!!

Such a beautiful bridal party.

I absolutely love Lauren and her ladies!!!

Johnny’s groomsmen looked extra sharp in the classic black.

Then we took pictures with each of their families.

So beautiful!!!

I absolutely adore Lauren and her Dad together!

Johnny with his sweet parents.

While Lauren was getting her dress bustled, I made sure to do some couple’s portraits of their parents and oh, were these the cutest!!!

It was such a beautiful day…

You can’t go wrong with some classic, black and whites.

Then we were off to the Hilton Mystic for the reception!!

The room was decorated so beautifully!


Mr. and Mrs. Vincent!!!

They went right into their first dance.

They are so sweet…

Then Johnny’s father gave the blessing.

Brandon gave his Best Man speech.

Lexi gave such a sweet speech about the story of her and Lauren’s friendship, and how Johnny now fits into it.

Then Lauren’s brother shared some kind words.

Lauren’s father then shared so many sweet memories he had with her and the first time he met Johnny. It was too precious!

Their cake was absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

And the best way to end the night… Dessert + Dancing!!!

Johnny and his special dance with his mama…

And Lauren’s father daughter dance was a tear-jerker.


Then everyone partied and danced the night away! The amazing Sugar band definitely kept the night full of life and everybody on the dance floor!!!

These two! It was because of photographing Felicia and Kenny’s wedding that I met Lauren + Johnny! I am so extremely grateful for them!!!

Woo hoo!!! They did it!

Lauren and John,

Thank you soooo much for letting me be apart of your special day!!! It has been amazing working with you both. Y’all are the sweetest and are such great people! I am extremely honored to have been able to document your wedding day and season of engagement. I loved getting to know you both!!! Everything about your day was BEAUTIFUL! I adore you two together so much!!! I pray many blessings over your marriage and that God will continue to bless your lives. May you have the time of your lives on your honeymoon!

Much joy,

Charity HOPE




Hair and Makeup: Uptown Salon and Spa

Venue: Hilton Mystic

Florist: Blue Butterfly

Live Band: Sugar

Dress: Alexandra’s Boutique

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