Story of a Wedding Intern: Play with Dresses, Eat Cake.

This summer, Southern New England Weddings was lucky enough to have an absolutely standout intern, and we are sad to see Michaela Bisienere head back to college, but she left us with some last fond recollections of her time working on the magazine. And, we’re looking for a fall intern in the Newport, RI area!

Do you love weddings, Pinterest, mood boards, flowers, photography and pretty things in general? Are you a strong writer, an avid blogger or social media guru, an aspiring journalist or magazine editor, or photographer? Do you have experience with wordpress, photoshop, and a wide variety of social media platforms? If you’re answering yes to any of these, we encourage you to apply! Send a cover letter, resume and sample blog post (no longer than 500 words) to We can’t wait to hear from you! Here’s what Michaela had to say about the end of her internship:

Am I the only one a little freaked out by August’s sudden appearance? As crazy as it sounds, this week was my last in beautiful New England before I head back to Florida for another fall semester of classes.

Although it seems way too soon to leave, I got the best possible send off by way of our second big photo shoot of the summer for Southern New England Weddings: Destination Edition. The shoot took place at the Slater Mill, the nation’s first textile mill, which now includes a museum and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

I wrote in my first post about how much I’m fascinated with both history and fashion, so I’ve been excitedly anticipating this shoot since I first heard about Caroline and Danielle’s vision for it. As soon as I arrived, I fell head over heels for the theme. The feel of the shoot was editorial and artistic, and we drew heavily from our surroundings for inspiration. The mill has been in Pawtucket since 1793, and against a backdrop of antique spinning wheels, threading machines and cotton trimmings, the whole team learned the story of the mill and the role it played in Pawtucket’s past.

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Our garment rack was stocked with a mix of contemporary wedding gowns from Andria Bird Bride and Ceremony Boston, along with a few incredible vintage ensemble pieces from Maison DNA that Caroline tracked down for the occasion. Every dress was perfectly delicate, feminine and striking.

Bare feet, elegant trains and plenty of lace detail made our model look like she had mistakenly stepped out of a portrait and into our photo shoot. Vintage-inspired jewels from Place Jewellers kept us fantasizing about our dream engagement rings and playing dress up with a few of our favorites.

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Between shooting different looks, Eleanor, the historical site’s associate director and our guide to all things Slater Mill, kept us entertained with fun facts and just enough ghost stories to set the mood. It was my first magazine photo shoot and I was amazed at how quickly and seamlessly the day went by. I was ready for the next one by the time we wrapped up early, zipped up the garment bags and sliced into the exquisite cake, made by Sweet Cakes Bakery and decorated by The Little Flower Cottage, that served as one of our props (a little-known and game-changing perk of working on a wedding photo shoot).

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I couldn’t have asked for a better way to finish my time with Southern New England Weddings and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn here. The Slater Mill photo shoot will hit the stands in our September issue of Southern New England Weddings: Destination Edition – a huge shout out to everyone who was a part of it as well as to Caroline, Danielle and Allie for working with me this summer!

Photos by @danielleraciti – follow Southern New England Weddings’ stylish editor and mommy-to-be on instagram!

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