Every once in a while a fairy tale comes to life and for a day, everything is more perfect than Disney himself could have even imagined. Lindsey and Anthony’s Rosecliff wedding was just that, the perfect fairy tale. From their ceremony in Salve Regina’s Chapel to their stunning reception at the magnificent Rosecliff, their day was graceful, elegant, and refined. The soft color palate kept everything dreamy and airy, just the way we like it. Scroll down and be prepared to swoon at their gorgeous pictures!
Helen and Will’s Castle Hill Wedding
On September 7th, 2015 Helen and Will got married in a beautiful sea-side ceremony at Castle Hill. From their lush florals to the numerous personalized details like their favors, “boarding passes” and custom drinks, their travel themed wedding was simply perfect. They chose unique elements that added a personal flair to their wedding decor and it stands out. To top it off, their wedding was perfectly captured by Melissa Stimpson Photography. If you really want to swoon, scroll all the way to the bottom and see their gorgeous bridal portraits!! We promise, you won’t be able to look away.
Lindsey and Dave’s Regatta Place Wedding
Lindsey and her now husband Dave met through his cousin. She is a hairstylist right outside of Boston and Dave’s cousin was one her of her clients. Lindsey had been doing the cousins hair for years. Lindsey had mentioned that she saw a picture her client posted on Facebook of Dave and said she thought he was cute. The client told Dave, he checked out Lindsey’s Facebook and they set up a date. Social media really is the modern match maker! Their first date was on a Thursday night, and Dave promptly asked Lindsey out for the following Thursday night. They have been inseparable ever since! The first date was full of laughs and endless conversation and their life together has been the same.
They choose to say their vows at the beautiful Regatta Place. You couldn’t get much closer to the water with this beautiful dock-top wedding venue. With Lindsey and Dave’s beautiful venue, stunning florals, and perfect photography, their day was perfectly captured for us to see. Hope you love it as much as we do!
Newport Marriott Instagram Takeover
Ever walk into a place that’s totally new, but you feel instantly at home? That’s what the newly re-imagined Newport Marriott is like. Last month we did an Instagram takeover on the Newport Marriott’s account equaling 24 hours of absolute delight. We documented our finds on Snapchat (@thenewportbride) and of course, Insta. You’re going to love our behind the scenes look.
Lilly Pulitzer Styled Shoot at The Westmoor Club
While we think Lilly is acceptable year round, the bright colors and bold patterns definitely have a summery flair. A few weeks ago we took a trip over to Newport’s unofficial sister city, Nantucket Massachusetts and shot a Lilly Pulitzer themed styled shoot. The beautiful Westmoor Club was gracious enough to invite us in for a day of shooting amidst the craziness of the annual Nantucket Wine Festival and let me tell you, the result is stunning!
Adrienne and Patrick – A Chanler Wedding
Newport is often thought of as the home to large and glamorous, over-the-top weddings. While there are plenty of venues that can accommodate lavish affairs for 200+ guests, there are also venues designed for a more intimate affair. Today’s couple had just such an event in mind.
Reception Venue: Glen Manor
Like something out of a modern fairytale, Glen Manor House is every princess’s dream come true. With it’s gilded age glamour inside and sweeping views of the ocean outside, wherever you are there’s a view that can’t be beat. Ceremonies can be held outside on the lawn overlooking the water, in the manicured garden on the side of the property, or inside in one of the beautiful rooms. It’s like something out of a fairy tale. A bit smaller and more intimate than the Newport mansions, and less known, Glen Manor is the perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind couple. Located on a good piece of land in Portsmouth just a few miles away from the hubbub of Newport, there’s no chance of foot traffic disrupting pictures of a ceremony.
In the early 1900s Glen Manor was built as a private home. in 1959 it was sold to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and turned into a school for children. In the 1970s the property was sold to the city of Portsmouth and restored to its original glory. Today the property is used as an event space.
Whether you like it for the history, the architecture, or the location, you can’t go wrong with Glen Manor. Fit for royalty, the couple that get’s married here is sure to start their lives together on the right foot.
(Header: JaclynL Photography All other pictures: Glen Manor House)
The Newport Art Museum – Venue for the Art Lover
If you’re an art lover and Newport, we have the perfect venue for you. The Newport Art Museum is located on Bellevue Avenue in the heart of downtown Newport. The beautiful grounds are perfect for pictures, cocktail hour, or just a romantic stroll. Inside you’ll find beautiful artifacts, paintings, and sculptures that make for beautiful wedding decor.
The beautiful grounds can hold a sizable tent. Inside as many as 250 guests can come for a standing reception when multiple rooms are used, and up to 185 for a ceremony. Where ever your guests wander they will be blown away by the beauty of the architecture and art. The Newport Art Museum is a beautiful slightly non-traditional venue for an exciting art-loving couple. Next time you’re wandering down Bellevue, stop by and take a look for yourself. We promise you don’t be disappointed.
(Images taken from NewportArtMuseum.org)
Ocean House: A Venue Dream Come True
Ocean House is one of the most beautifully situated resorts in Rhode Island. Like something out of a movie (oh wait, it already stared in American Aristocracy) from the first moment guests walk across the property they are met cool breezes, warm smiles, and an overwhelming sense of calm. With five-star and five-diamond ratings, this beautiful estate is sure to please. Ocean House first opened its doors in 1868. This symbol of Victorian luxury continues to thrill guests with graceful elegance and sweeping ocean views.
Couples have their choices of using the luxurious Seaside Ballroom (180 pp), Private Beach, East Lawn, or South Lawn, or the intimate Drawing Room (60 pp). The Watch Hill Chapel is available for ceremony use, and the croquet lawn, beach front fire pit, and putting green are available for guest fun. The Bridal party and guests can relax before the big day at the 5-start Oh! spa or enjoy a meal at the 5-star Seasons restaurant.
Ocean House is like a dream; a dream come true for couples looking for a luxurious happily every after by the sea.