She said she’d never, ever date someone she worked with. And now they’re married.
After working together for some time, Luke and Cara started dating. They dated for just under three years before Luke proposed to her on the Cliffwalk in Newport, right by the lighthouse. They were working a case together that morning, and it ended early so Cara figured they’d go get breakfast together like they usually would. When Luke said he “couldn’t,” Cara suspected why. They were engaged later that day and started the planning of what would be their gorgeous wedding at Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, Rhode Island!
The Wedding Day
Much like most wedding days in 2023, it rained almost the entire day. To no surprise, even in the rain, Glen Manor House is a hidden gem. This French Chateau style venue has character, formal gardens, indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, and sits right on the bank of the Sakonnet River. The photo opportunities are endless.
Cara and Luke started their day by getting ready in rooms across the hall from each other. Cara’s mom helped her into her dress, and then she shared an emotional first look with her dad before making her way down to see her husband-to-be. We spent some time taking photos of the two of them, and shortly after we were joined by their wedding party for bridesmaid and groomsmen photos! What was so wonderful about this venue is that there was an open patio, so we were able to still take these photos outside in natural light without everyone getting rained on. Family joined us soon after, and then it was time to touch up before the ceremony.
The ceremony was inside a beautiful candlelit hall with all of Cara and Luke’s friends and family, and they hosted cocktail hour following the vows. While their guests were able to eat, drink, and mingle, Cara and Luke snuck upstairs for an outfit change. Cara had a second dress and opted for a high ponytail to complete the look (slay) which we immediately took outside for more portraits in front of the venue. We laughed and loved and ended the night dancing away with all of their favorite people. I truly didn’t want to leave.
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