Jordan + Joe’s Belle Mer Wedding

Newport Rhode Islands stunning wedding venue, Belle Mer ran by Longwood Venue was nothing short of amazing experience. The view of the ocean front was one close to heart, our Groom being from a beach resort town. Upon arrival, a stunning floral hoop greeted guests. The earth toned flowers paired perfectly with the theme of there day, classic elegance! After the cutest first look, Jordan and Joe couple enjoyed portraits by the water. It was a gloomy weather day but according to Joe, so was their first date so it seemed meant to be. After all, it’s just weather. Love makes it all better!

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Wedding Venue: Belle Mer by Longwood Venues | Photographer: Elizebeth Unruh Studio | Floral Designer: Newport Floral | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Indochino | Dress Store: Lovely Bride Philly |

5 myths about wedding registries

5 Wedding Registry Myths You Fell For

There’s one thing that’s supposed to be fun while wedding planning. No, not the tasting. We’re talking about creating a registry! It’s supposed to be fun to choose the gifts you’ll get. It’s supposed to be fun to think about your future together and choose the items that will become part of your family tradition. Supposed to be is the key phrase there… often creating a registry is surprisingly stressful! We think the stress comes from the myths about things that people think they have to do or register for. Thankfully, we have the solutions to each myth!

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Bridget and Jonathan’s Aldrich Mansion Wedding

Aldrich Mansion is known for its beautiful architecture and water views. Bridget and Jonathan had a beautiful wedding filled with pastel colors and lots of laughter!

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Tatiana & Jonathan’s Fall Wedding at Belle Mer

Tatiana and Jonathan wanted their wedding to be a refreshing get away from their busy lives in Chicago and Philadelphia. Newport was the perfect choice with relaxed elegant beach venues and views that instantly make guests relaxed. They also incorporated a few Jewish traditions into their special day like signing the Ketubah. This moment happened just before the ceremony and provided a special personal moment to share with our their family and friends present. We were married under a Chuppah, a Jewish wedding canopy, which was covered with the bride’s late grandfather’s tallit (a Jewish prayer shawl) and used Tatiana’s grandmother’s sterling silver Kiddush cup to share their first sip of wine.

Wedding Location: Belle Mer | Photographer: Ludwig PhotographyEvent Planner: Sweet Deets Events | Floral Designer: Wren | Invitation Designer: Paper Works and Events | Dress Designer: Anna Maier | Band: Wilson Stevens Productions, Inc. | Musicians: Eye 2 Eye Band

Surfing-inspired Elopement on Block Island

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Event Info

Location: Block Island, RI, US
Event Date:  Sep 24, 2020

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The first ever styled shoot on Block Island kicked off with a bang.

We brought together some island vendors, including Conant Designs who creates custom surfboards.

Associated Vendors

Dress Designer: Rue De Seine
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Conant Designs
Event Designer: Dewitt Planning
Reception Venue: Block Island Beach House
Photographer: Seas Mtns Co




Christmas Garden Wedding Inspiration

Imagine elegant holiday soirée meets garden party. That’s what this is! Floral designer Giti, had a goal to create a warm, elegant look for a Christmas, winter wedding, with a garden style. She used many different beautiful florals such as anthurium, ranunculus, toffee roses, black pearl red rose with berries, and winters greenery! Continue reading

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Chelsea & Ed’s Block Island Elopement

Is there anything better than being barefoot in the sand and surf? For Chelsea and Ed, there sure isn’t! This couple choose to elope to Block Island with just 2 witnesses and an officiant for an intimate barefoot beachside ceremony in the waves. What could be better than saying “I do” as the wave crashes against your feet?

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The Newport Bride elopement at Castle Hill Inn

Kathryn & David’s Castle Hill Inn Elopement

Kathryn & David met at a rooftop bar in Manhattan in June 2015. Their love of traveling lead to romantic adventures across the globe and eventually led them to settle down in South Kingston, Rhode Island. They decided to elope and 3 weeks later they stood out on the cliffs of Castle Hill Inn and had a beautiful intimate ceremony. Continue reading

Brianna and Nick Part 4: Staying positive during pandemic planning

Couple of the Year Brianna and Nick are continuing with their wedding plans! Like so many, they’ve had to drastically adjust what their day will look like, but they’re persevering through it all. No matter what the day or guest list looks like, their wedding day will be beautiful because it’s the day they get married!


With my bridal shower, bachelorette, wedding, and honeymoon all postponed until next year it’s hard to still feel like a bride. Instead of focusing on the negative, I’ve really been trying to focus on the positives, like having another year to celebrate. In that spirit, I’ve decided to embrace all the bridal goodies I’ve already accumulated! That means sipping champagne from our “Mr. & Mrs.” champagne flutes, wearing my custom denim jacket featuring my new last name just because, and rocking my cozy “Mrs.” slippers around the house.

One bridal outfit I’ve loved to wear lately is the Sleep Tight wedding sleep shirt from Bridesmaid Gift Boutique. Let’s be honest, we’ve been spending a lot more time inside these past few months and having cute yet comfortable things to wear to hang out on the couch with my fiancé has made it a lot more fun. Plus, I feel like a bride waking up on her wedding day each morning. 

This sleep shirt is a great alternative to robes for getting ready the morning of your wedding! The bride can wear white like mine and the girls can be in the pink or black options! A matching sleep mask from the boutique would be cute too. Bridesmaid Gift Boutique has a bunch of options for bridesmaids gifts, bachelorette goodies, or a sweet gift for a postponed bride. I really like the gift set section. They have bridesmaid proposal boxes to ask your girls to be in your bridal party and cute themed boxes like the Tropical Beach Box or Pamper Me Box that could be a gift for anyone at any time. 

So with all that said, we ARE still getting married and have wedding planning to do! We had a lot already finalized by the time we made the call to postpone but still have details to wrap up. Luckily all our vendors were available for our new date which means our new day will be the same day we imagined. Nick still has to finalize his custom tuxedo with Aldo’s Formals. I picked up my dress the week before we postponed and still have to do all my dress fittings. We still have to finalize plans for our rehearsal dinner at Queen Anne’s Loft. Not to mention we have some long overdue celebrating to do with our family and friends at our bachelor/bachelorette parties and bridal shower! On top of the plans we need to finish, we got a curveball thrown at us, too. Our honeymoon was rescheduled for September 2021 but a few weeks later the resort notified us they will be shutting down that month so they canceled our honeymoon. We are now looking at new honeymoon spots and hoping this is a blessing in disguise making way for us to have an even better honeymoon. 

Thank you to Bridesmaid Gift Boutique for sending this gift to me!  

When a brain tumor and a pandemic stand in the way of “I Do” you can still choose happiness

Exactly 1 year ago today, on August 18, 2019 Leisa and Beau were supposed to say “I Do” at their dream venue, Castle Hill Inn. Instead, this bride to be spent her intended wedding day in the hospital recovering from brain surgery. When their second date got moved out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this positive couple didn’t get the change get them down. Instead, they saw the opportunity to lean into love and appreciate every moment they get to spend together. Thank you dearly to Leisa and Beau for sharing their story with us!

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