One of the best parts of my job as a wedding photographer is I get to travel to some of the coolest places in New England and capture amazing couples on one of the best days of their lives.
And, every once in a while, one of those places makes me do a double take and go “Wait. They do WEDDINGS here?” That was the case earlier this spring as I was lucky enough to shoot Meridith and Matthew's May wedding at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
If you've never been to the site, let me do my best to explain it to you. Imagine an underground artist collaborative full of little shops of various creative expressionism.
Now add in some inspired food choices, a full six-lane bowling alley on the upstairs level and one of the more rustic wedding reception halls I've ever seen and you can understand why this hidden gem is on the verge of becoming a HUGE destination spot for off-the-beaten-path couples in this state.
Meridith and Matthew chose the Hope Artiste Village because they felt it had a unique character and after shooting their wedding, I agree wholeheartedly with that assessment.
I've seen a lot of venues for weddings in this state but this one is unlike all the others.
So, if you haven't done so already, check out one of the cooler spots Rhode Island has to offer for weddings by taking a look at Meridith and Matthew's big day on my latest wedding blog at at http://www.pauljspetrini.com/meridith--matthew (Link also in bio). And if you're planning on getting married there, all I can ask is … Do you need a photographer??? :)