Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Party

Last Sunday was a perfect summer day on the New England coast, and a great day for a party.

How about a Stanley Cup party?


The Stanley Cup, overlooking Narragansett Bay in Newport, RI.

The Stanley Cup is awarded each year to the winners of the National Hockey League playoffs.  Hockey tradition runs deep, and one tradition holds that, after the season ends, each member of the winning team gets a their own day with the Cup.  Cup day generally includes a charity event, a public appearance for the fans and a private party for the player to celebrate the win with family and friends.

Which is where I was last Sunday.



Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins!

The party was at beautiful Belle Mer in Newport, RI, and coordinated by the cool, calm and collected Sarah True of True Event. This gorgeous venue was a perfect place to enjoy the (slight) breeze on a hot summer day.







Doesn’t this elegant table look delicious? The savory light bites served in stations around the venue were the perfect solution to dining on a hot day, and the professional staff at Belle Mer made it all run just so smoothly.



Yumiko at Hana Floral Design did a gorgeous, inspired interpretation of the Penguins team colors.


Mike Cyr of Buzz Media Company was on hand to cover the day with his storytelling talents.


It was an incredible location for both adults and children.



And with lots of families there enjoying the day, I found plenty of willing subjects.



The Stanley Cup made for popular seating with the wee ones.









And as the sun went down, the festivities continued!




Drinking from the Stanley Cup is very nearly required at these parties.




When in Rome…even the photographers drink from the cup.


If I had to guess, I think he’s saying, “Pittsburgh Penguins are number one!”

Thanks to all for a fantastic day and night–what a great group of family and friends and a great party.

And huge thanks to my amazing second photographer, Steph Stevens!


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13 Responses to “Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Party”

  1. laurahana Says:

    What a fabulous set of photos! Great job!

  2. Anne Says:

    What fun this must have been! Great photos as always Anna….

  3. B. Says:

    Nice shots! Looks like a fun day!

  4. Chrissy Says:

    I am a huge hockey fan! So I especially love the Stanley Cup photos!! (Although, you know, go Rangers.) But what an incredible party – and beautiful, beautiful pictures.

  5. Maria Says:

    FUN! Cool shots, anna!

  6. Amanda Herzberger (Orchard Cove) Says:

    What an awesome party! I LOVE the one of you drinking from the cup….classic 🙂

  7. Erinne Says:

    Oh such fantastic photos – looks like a great day. As a Canadian super hockey fan I think this is very cool. How exciting and thanks for sharing. Go Canucks!!!

  8. Matt Ashworth Says:

    Hello, I am Hank and Wil’s dad and we met at the party. You took some great shots and I cannot wait to see them all. Nice job and say hi to Hank & Wllie

  9. Christina Says:

    Goodness girl, are you living the life or what?!?!? AWESOME! What a sweet gig, and what totally sweet pics!

  10. diane Says:

    Thanks again Mr. Mark Eaton~ clutch goal in the 6th win over the flyers .
    Happy Stanley Cup!

    Wonderful photography~

  11. Ivan Says:

    Beautiful images!!

  12. Dave Says:

    Hey there, found a link here from letsgopens.com. Any chance that you could email me a couple of the cup photos in hi-res? I’d appreciate it! Great work!

  13. Valerie Says:

    Great work! Your pics are beautiful and this place looks lovely! Looks like Mark Eaton had a great day! 🙂 Bravo Pens!

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