Photography by
Erin McGinn Boutique Photography


Lindsey Bjerke & Scott Schnabel

September 21, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island


Lindsey Bjerke and Scott Schnabel were introduced to each other through a mutual friend. Lindsey thought Scott was extremely kind, smart and witty. Scott thought Lindsey had a great laugh, great personality and big heart. 

After almost six years together, Scott took Lindsey by surprise when he proposed in Hawaii while visiting her family over the holidays. They were enjoying breakfast looking for whales at a popular lookout when Scott got down on one knee.

When the time came to choose the location for the wedding, it was actually a hard decision between Hawaii and Newport, Rhode Island. However once they discovered picturesque Castle Hill Inn in Newport, they immediately fell in love with the location.

“We both wanted to get married outside overlooking the water” remarks Lindsey “and Castle Hill offered both. Their staff was incredibly kind and considerate.”

Something that was very important to Scott, was to take pictures at one Newport’s prestigious Mansions. The couple secured an hour the afternoon of the wedding day to take pictures at the Marble House. They arranged for a white trolley for the bridal party and immediate family and enjoyed a beautiful time capturing the true essence of Newport in the 1920’s. 

The entire wedding day was extremely romantic and filled with love and laughter. The weather was a perfect seventy degrees and because the couple kept the guest list small and intimate, there was plenty of time to see everyone and also dance the night away. They choose a menu that fit the ambiance of Newport with a raw bar and grill bar. Live music was also something they both wanted so the band set a very romantic and fairytale-like feel.

“We were both so elated and emotional the entire day!” remembers Lindsey. “We couldn’t stop smiling and kissing each other from start to finish.”

For their honeymoon they both wanted to go somewhere new and romantic. They chose Paris and Rome to start what Lindsey describes as “this amazing journey!”

Location, Caterer, Rentals and Lighting: Castle Hill Inn Newport, RI; Cake: Scrumptions, Inc East Greenwich, RI; Event Design: Exquisite Events Details & Decor Newport, RI; Floral Design: Flowers By Semia Providence, RI; Linen: Rentals Unlimited Stoughton, MA; Ceremony Entertainment: Music Performance Service Newport, RI;
Reception Entertainment: David Anthony Music Productions Newport, RI; Stationery: B Wedding Invitations; Wedding Dress: Dennis Basso; Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld New York, NY; Hair & Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty Middeltown, RI; Groom’s Tuxedo: Alton Lane; Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co.; Cinematographer: Artistic Wedding Films Newport, RI;