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The union of two people is a unique celebration worth raising a toast to. A walk down the aisle not only represents unconditional love, but two people coming together for a lifetime. You’ll want your ceremony to be true to the two of you and sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the greatest impact. Between the bridal shower, the bachelorette party and the walk down the aisle, it’s safe to say that you’ll have your hands full. Why not elevate these moments with something customizable?

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Katie and Dan’s Floral Filled Blithewold Wedding

Katie and Dan started as co-workers. Their friendship grew into a romance and eventually, they found themselves planning their wedding! Their day started in Newport with a seaside first look then they moved over the bridge to the historic Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island for the ceremony and reception. Stunning fresh florals from Fresh Foraged Design added rich jewel tones to their wedding. Rachel Girouard Photography captured the big day from the moment New Leaf Weddings arrived to beautify the ladies until when the beautiful Isis Cakes creation was cut by the newly married couple. Congrats to Katie and Dan and thanks for submitting your wedding!

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Why you should NOT get ready for your wedding in your hotel room

We’ve all seen the glamorous pictures on Pinterest of the beautiful bride surrounded by her loving bridesmaids while all the gals get their hair and makeup done. What those pictures don’t show you is the insane chaos that comes with so many women trying to get ready in a single bridal suite at the same time!

We talked to Courtney, the Spa Manager for the Newport Marriott’s luxurious spa located on the street level facing Newport harbor. After years of working with Brides and bridal parties of all sizes, she’s seen it all and has some insider knowledge on what works, and what doesn’t. Courtney has three main reasons brides should consider getting ready someplace other than their hotel room and we agree with all three!

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Ashley and John’s Vintage Seaside Wedding at Glen Manor House

Ashley and John’s vintage styled glitter and gold seaside wedding at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI was a wedding photographer’s dream for so many reasons! Bride Ashley’s custom Lindee Daniel dress that looked like something out of a fairytale, a French Chateau style venue overlooking the Sakonnet River, and glitter and gold everywhere! But there was one thing about this wedding that would’ve had all documentary photographers swooning… the light. Natural, sun-drenched light is what we live for, and this wedding was overflowing with it! Combined with Ashley and John’s constant smiling, these wedding photos look more like something out of an Anthropologie catalog, and we’re okay with that.   Continue reading

The 15 Most Oddly Specific Registry Items You Never Knew You Needed

Wedding registry guides are cluttered with items like serving dishes, sheets, and pots and pans. All totally useful items, they are the no-brainer choices. Every couple is capable of crafting the perfect registry with a mix of practical and fun items. The thing is, there are always items that you don’t realize you need until after the wedding, sometimes even years later! We’ve pulled together our top items that you just have to put on your registry. They are specific, but for all the best reasons. Continue reading

Elegant Beachy Blues at the Newport Marriott

Newport’s landscape is painted with the soft blues of the waves and sky and crisp white-capped waves. The textured sand and rocky beaches accent the cool colors providing the beautiful contrast that is distinct to Rhode Island. Playing off our favorite elements of the Newport shoreline, this styled shoot at the newly re-designed Newport Marriott is our beachy blue dream come true! Continue reading

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Ashley and Dan’s Suculent Loving Quidnessett Country Club Wedding

Dan and Ashley met the old fashioned way…on Match.com. He was just finishing up his C++ class for his software engineering degree late one night when he saw a beautiful picture pop up. He was exhausted and right at the very end of the semester. He shut his computer and decided to just go to bed. A few seconds later he opened it back up and sent a quick a message. He told his best friend later that night that he was going to marry the girl he had just messaged. Seems like love at first sight really is a thing!

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The Gifts your Groomsmen Actually Want

Bridal party gifts are supposed to be a gesture that shows how much you care about your closest friends and family. Don’t let choosing an item stress you out! You can spend as much or as little as you want. It’s not about the dollar, it is about the thought that goes into it. We collected a few of our favorite groomsmen gifts ranging in price and made sure each item is something your guys would actually want to receive. Just as when giving a wedding gift, make sure the item is either 1) practical, 2) sentimental, or 3) fun and unique! Continue reading

Kerin and Ryan’s Regatta Place Wedding

Kerin & Ryan picked Newport for their wedding location, almost on a whim. Both had never spent too much time in our quaint coastal town but after a visit, they knew that it was the perfect place to host their wedding. A local destination of sorts, Newport provided the perfect place for their friends and family to escape to without much traveling. And with cooler temperatures and small crowds, the weekend event was the perfect way to experience Newport in a leisurely and relaxed pace. Kerin & Ryan started the day in downtown Newport, both getting ready in separate houses right on Thames Street. Kerin’s house even had a top floor roof deck that overlooked downtown and Newport Harbor! Following a lovely and intimate ceremony, they headed to the magnificent Elms Mansion for wedding portraits with their wedding party & family. Finally, they headed back to Regatta Place, located right in Newport Harbor, for a night of dancing and celebrating. Their day was a great mix of everything wonderful about Newport – the history and coastal charm was the perfect compliment for Kerin & Ryan’s day as captured by Deborah Zoe Photography. Continue reading

Cathie and Andrew’s Intimate Providence Donut Lovers Wedding

Cathie and Andrew, originally from Bermuda, opted for a harvest time wedding in Providence Rhode Island, where Cathie had attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree. The couple along with just 45 of their closest family and friends flew from Bermuda to the smallest state in the USA for the celebration on a perfect New England fall day. Continue reading