Robs parents have a house on Martha’s Vineyard and it quickly became our favorite place to spend all of our free time both in the summer and during the off-season. We knew that although a wedding on Martha’s Vineyard would be a dream come true, it wouldn’t have worked logistically for us and our families who were traveling long distances. Rob and I had been to Newport a number of times and every time we went we would always talk about how it reminded us of Martha’s Vineyard – the quaint downtown, the ocean being visible at almost all times, and the awesome restaurants. Once we got into the wedding planning process, we were set on a Newport wedding. I had researched a few venues and Rob and I took a weekend to visit the places on our list. As soon as we walked into OceanCliff and saw the panoramic view of the water, we knew we had to have our wedding there.
We wanted to incorporate as many nautical and vineyard touches as we could throughout the wedding. We had cookies made to resemble the Vineyard Vines whale, our table names were locations on Martha’s Vineyard, and we had personalized oars for our guests to sign. My bridesmaids had their bouquets wrapped in navy and white striped ribbon and Rob and the groomsmen had navy and white monkey fist knots for their cuff links.
Some of our favorite touches at the reception were the wedding pictures displayed on the mantle of our parents and grandparents, the table number which were names of cities we’ve visited, and our dessert display which consisted of cupcakes, cannolis (I am 100% Italian so cannolis were a must have), and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. We hope you enjoy our Newport Wedding!”
When you’re done looking through Jenna and Rob’s beautiful photos, you can find more Newport wedding inspiration on our Pinterest board!
Photographer(s): Joseph Laurin and Jennifer Manville | Videographer(s): Joshua Holt (Stop Go Love) | Link to wedding video: https://vimeo.com/175863196 | Invitation/Paper Goods: Paper Source | Bridal Gown: Madeleines Daughter, Designer Paloma Blanca | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Veil: Paloma Blanca | Bridal Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridal Hair and Makeup: Event Glamour | Grooms Outfit: Miltons, Chesnut Hill, MA | Suits: Tommy Hilfiger | Grooms Bow tie: Vineyard Vines | Pocket squares: J. Crew | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids, Designer: Jim Hjelm | Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Event Glamour | Groomsmen Outfits:Miltons, Chesnut Hill, MA | Florist: Robin Hollow Farm | DJ/Band/Entertainment: Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies | Ceremony Officiate: Frank Camera, JP | Ceremony Music: Bridesmaids – Cannon in D, Bride – A Thousand Years on piano | Ceremony Venue: Channing Memorial Church | Reception Venue: OceanCliff Hotel and Resort | Event Rentals/signage: Antea Amorso Design (cupcake stands & signage) | Whale Cookie Favors: One Stop Sweets | Transportation: Viking Trolley | Wedding Cake/Dessert: Cake and Cupcakes – Pink Box Desserts and Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream, Newport RI