Kelley and Joe’s love story is the ultimate Tinder success story. After chatting online for a few weeks, they decided to meet up in person. The memory of meeting on a picturesque tree-lined street with blooming tree petals falling around them will stick in their minds forever.
Having recently returned after 2 years of living in China, Kelley and Joe’s first date was filled with talks of her re-living her adventure abroad and Joe retelling of his recent surf trip to the Maldives. Travel locations became a common topic during their dates. Joe listened closely to Kelley’s dream destinations and in 2016 the couple went on a world tour to some of their bucket list locations including Venice, Rome, Ireland, and Tokyo. While Kelley thought Venice was just the first stop on a grand adventure, the trip took a wonderful surprise turn when Joe proposed on a dock along the Grand Canal.
When they returned stateside and began planning their wedding, the couple was drawn to Blithewold for its historic charm and relaxed elegance. When you get engage n Europe, it’s hard to find a venue that compares!
Our favorite personal detail: The couple used gold charger plates for the reception and applied their wedding logo on each charger plate. They wrote on the menu to “use it as a tray or display, please take your charger plate, to remember our special day”
Photographer: Paul Robert Berman | Ceremony Venue: Blithewold Mansion and Gardens | Florist: Flowers by Semia | Invitations: Bliss and Bone Studios | Place cards, menus, programs, table numbers, wedding logo: Designed by Bride, Kelley | Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Still White | Bridal Veil: Cathedral Veil by Pronovias | Bridal Jewelry: Revolve Clothing | Bridal Hair and Makeup: New Leaf Studio | Groom’s Outfit: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Alexandra’s Boutique | Flower Girls Outfits: Sophia’s Style | Entertainment: TSG Entertainment | Ceremony Officiate: Judge Colleen Hastings | Ceremony Music: Occasional Brass and Strings | Event Rentals: Copper Ceremony Arbor by Uniquely Chic Vintage | Catering: Emery’s Catering | Transportation: Newport Limousine Service, LLC | Favors: The couple used gold charger plates for the reception and applied their wedding logo on each charger plate. They wrote on the menu to “use it as a tray or display, please take your charger plate, to remember our special day” | Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Sin Bakery | Donuts: PVD Donuts