Nicole and Emilie got married on Independence Day. It was a truly special day to celebrate and the couple embraced it completely, as can be seen by the red, white, and blue palette of the wedding, there was even a custom collar worn by their Instagram-famous dog, Charlie, but more than that, it was a momentous occasion that meant so much more because the Supreme Court had invalidated any laws preventing same-sex couples from marrying in any of United States. The wedding was held at the Rosecliff Mansion and the reception at The Elms, incredibly beautiful and thoroughly East Coast settings – some of the shots almost look like a promotion for a American Downton Abbey.
From Ryan Brenizer: When I started shooting weddings, only one state allowed same-sex couples to marry, and though it was right next door, it wasn’t recognized in Rhode Island until 2013. So not only could Nicole and Emilie show what a smart, driven, devoted couple they are, this can be recognized in every inch of their country. It was a good reason to wave the flag even harder that day.
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But there’s a lot more to them, and to the unbelievably gorgeous wedding. They drip intelligence; you feel a bit smarter being near them. They’re the sort of people who use “alacrity” in common conversation, but also the sort to turn into emotive puddles when their dog is nearby. It was such a great feeling to share this day with them, and to share the coverage with my own love, Tatiana Breslow. I’m smiling just looking at these photos again, so I’m going to get out of the way and share them: