Hello friends! I’m excited to introduce to you the newly Mr. & Mrs. Lanz!!! This incredible couple were married less than 10 days ago at South Ferry Church in Narragansett, followed by their beautiful reception at The Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island.
Erin & Derek’s wedding was a special one for so many reasons. First, they were married in the most beautiful & charming church I’ve seen in years; South Ferry Church! When Erin first laid eyes on this church years ago, she knew one day she would be married here and her dreams came true!
After the ceremony, a couple of familiar fury faces, Milly & Niko, also made an appearance for our Bride & Groom. I always love when couples include their pups and you can tell by their sweet faces they were so happy for their Mom & Dad!
Erin & Derek were also very thoughtful in including sentimental & personalized details in memory of their beloved Mom & Dad. One of my favorite details from the beginning was Derek’s cufflinks given to him by his bride which shown a picture of his Mom paddle boarding on one and a beautiful quote on the other. It was so sweet, go take a look! His Mom was also known for her spectacular Christmas cookies which were a big hit at the end of the evening! Another favorite was their seafood during cocktail hour at The Regatta. Erin’s Dad was an avid fisherman and he was glowing from above as guests enjoyed some of his favorite seafood.
This wedding was also special for me personally. Erin & Derek were my FIRST Rhode Island couple who said “Yes” to hiring me as their wedding photographer after moving here from Virginia. Not only that, their wedding landed on my 6 month anniversary of my relaunch for Kristine DeCillis Photography! How cool is that?! I couldn’t have been more blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful, kind-hearted couple. Thank you Erin & Derek for choosing me to document your special day along with a team of wonderful vendors! Cheers to your happily ever after!