Carly and Gage had the most epic Newport wedding weekend at OceanCliff in Rhode Island! 

These two have been together since 2013 when Gage transferred to Carly’s school in New Hampshire. It took some time to become “official” because he had to get over the fear of Carly’s dad being his lacrosse coach – but they haven’t looked back since. After attending separate colleges, they moved in together in 2019. In 2021, Gage proposed on their date night in Boston along the harbor!

They took many trips to Newport over the course of their relationship and knew that eventually, they would get married there. Thus, their perfect day at OceanCliff Hotel was born!

Wedding on the Ocean in Newport, RI

This was one of my only rain-free weddings of the season and it was such a breath of fresh air. We were outside for basically the whole day with plenty of time by the water in the perfect weather.

What I loved about this day was that everything could take place at OceanCliff – from getting ready all the way to their reception. No fussy travel! I also loved that we were right on the water in Newport. The vibe was classy, elegant and beautiful but still down to earth with a party atmosphere! 

OceanCliff in Newport, Rhode Island has so much to offer for photo spots – it’s a photographer’s dream! We shot their getting ready photos in their respective hotel rooms before heading to the arch for their first look (SUCH a sweet moment!) Then we headed to the lawn for their portraits before their ceremony overlooking the view. Their cocktail hour was held outside too before moving into the ballroom for their reception.

My favorite parts of the day included Carly giving her bridesmaids gifts (all the tears), Gage watching her walk down the aisle (double tears) and having so much fun with their wedding party for photos!

Hear From the Couple

This Newport wedding was truly a dream. It was an honor to be their photographer!

“We could not be more grateful that we made Nina a part of our wedding team. She was the greatest blessing to us throughout our engagement and wedding weekend. 

From the very start Nina made us feel so comfortable and willing to take risks. She is incredibly professional and has so much expertise with wedding planning and what to expect from the day. Nina helped us with our timeline for the day and minimized any stress we had. She has an amazing ability to help couples focus on what is most important and to prioritize each couple’s love and unique story, and captures that in her photos. 

Nina made us, and our entire family and wedding party, feel at ease taking photos. She had us laughing and enjoying every moment. We didn’t want it to end! It was truly like having another friend there to celebrate with us, but we got the most amazing photos out of it! 

Nina’s photographs are absolutely stunning. We cannot say enough about how gorgeous they are and how they captured the special moments and feelings of our day. The reaction we have gotten from friends and family has been astounding. Nina is an immensely talented photographer and you would be so lucky to have her capturing your most important days! We can’t wait to hire her time and again for the upcoming important days in our lives!”

-Carly and Gage


Venue: OceanCliff Hotel

Photographer: Nina Weinstein Photography

Hair/Makeup: Bella Beauty Bridal

Florist: Fresh Foraged 

Videographer: Mike Picard Motion Pictures

DJ: Entertainment Specialists

Caterer: Newport Experience

Bakery: Sin Desserts

Dress: Ve’Lace Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey

Suits: Jos. A. Bank

Jeweler: Barmakian Jewelers

Invitations: Zola

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