• Rebecca Belleau

Waterfront Vows and Wedding with the Shannen and Pete in Newport, Rhode Island, July 2021

What a perfect wedding day! From the weather to the venue, I could not have dreamt it up better myself. Shannen and Pete planned an incredible day with their family and friends to celebrate their love, and I am so happy that I was there to capture it.


Of course I have to start from the beginning. I met Shannen at her sister's wedding last fall. Reagan and Charlie tied the knot in a backyard ceremony in NH last October, where I was lucky enough to have been the photographer. Following her sister's wedding, Shannen reached out and asked if I'd photograph her and Pete's ceremony this summer. And of course I said yes!


Fast forward to their gorgeous day and it was so nice to see their family again, and to not only celebrate Shannen and Pete, but their adorable baby girl Cecilia, who was born this past year. Despite 2020/2021 being tough times, the Barbato's have made the most of it, celebrating love and family and counting their blessings. They are such a joy to be around.


Everything at Belle Mer was so perfectly planned by Shannen, Pete and the Belle Mere team. The wedding party looked flawless, the venue was stunning, the violinist was the most perfect touch, heck even the sunset was incredible. They truly had the most special day.



Shannen and Pete, thank you again for asking me to be a part of your amazing wedding day. I am so grateful you asked me to Capture your day and the beautiful memories it holds. Your family is so special and I'm so happy I've gotten to know them and both of you.


Venue: Belle Mer, Newport, RI

Catering: Belle Mer, Newport, RI

Florist: Maria Harrington, Secret Eden Flowers

DJ: Scott Arrington, Murray Hill Talent

Hair/Makeup: Shaunna Legatos



Until next time, live creatively friends.

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