Alli and Chris met in the summer of 2014 at a tiny neighborhood bar under Alli’s Brookline, MA apartment. The two chatted for hours the night they met and learned that Chris, who had just moved from San Diego to Cambridge, is from the same small coastal Connecticut town as Alli’s mother. Only to learn a few dates later that Chris grew up with Alli’s cousins and childhood friends. Small worlds make for great meet cutes!
Three years later Alli moved into Chris’ Cambridge apartment. Then, Alli’s Mum took Chris out to dinner and offered Chris her engagement ring if he wanted to use it. Chris was stunned and honored. Over the next two months, Chris and Pam worked with Deprisco’s Boston to create a beautiful custom engagement ring for Alli and the planning began. Every year Alli and Chris would take a trip to Castle Hill in Newport. On their 4th anniversary, things proceeded as usual until while standing by the lighthouse, something happened. Chris set up a “photo” and when Alli mentioned that the camera never clicked for the photo, Chris casually said, “nope, it’s a video” as he knelt down on one knee and asked Alli to marry him.
On on November 17, 2018, Alli and Chris said “I do” at Newport Beach House on an unseasonably warm 50-degree day. Turns out, even the skies were smiling on them! Unfortunately, Alli’s Dad has Alzheimer’s and was unable to attend the wedding but Alli kept him close by wrapping his loved pocket watch onto her bouquet. Carly Michelle Photography was there to capture their day along with all the nautical elements, floral details from Sayles Livingston Design and of course, Alli’s Hayley Paige gown.
Photographer(s): Carly Michelle Photography | Venue: Newport Beach House | Florist: Sayles Livingston Design | Event Rentals: PEAK Service | Invitation/Paper Goods: Paper Source & We’re Into It | Bridal Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige (Dakota Gown) from Flair | Wedding Rings: were from Deprisco’s Boston | Hair, and Makeup: Hair by Nicole V & Makeup by Ashley | Grooms Outfit: Ted Baker from Milton’s | Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddington Way | Groomsmen Outfits: Michael Kors from Milton’s | Accommodations: Forty1 North | Transportation: Viking Tours | Entertainment: Eye2Eye from Wilson Stevens | Ring Bearer outfit: Ralph Lauren from Nordstrom’s | Flower girl outfit: Chantilly Place from Dillards | Ceremony Officiate Bride’s family friend, Jim Barry | Favors: Cigars & Koozies by the bride’s friend | Wedding Cake: Newport Beach House