While the weather outside wasn’t the best for Mikayla and John, they had the perfect venue for such conditions, The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park in Providence. Truly it didn’t matter what happened outside, because inside this stunning conservatory was a tropical paradise. It felt like we were swept away to another world. Add to that M&J’s fabulously fun friends and family and you couldn’t have had a cheerier indoor day.

I started the day with Mikayla at her mom’s house in Foxborough.

Fun shoes.

Here she got ready with her girls,

including one super cute puppy, Ruby.

Ruby couldn’t help but be the center of attention, even during the bridesmaids toast.

Absolutely stunning.

Waiting for her chariot

Then I found out John had gotten her this super cute LV bag as her wedding gift. Good work, John.

Just before the rain started, I was able to create a couple of portraits of Mikayla outside. The grounds are beautiful, too.

And then we dashed inside for dry safety and enjoyed the spaces provided by the gardens.

Some fun with the bridesmaids.

A few portraits of John before the first look.

He cracks me up.

Awaiting the cue from Mikayla to turn around and see her for the first time.

As you can imagine, he was blown away. But you’ll see more of that and more of the ceremony and reception from this Providence wedding soon. Or if you want more right now, check out their Boston e-session.