A light breeze was coming off the ocean and the sky was a deep blue. It was the perfect day for an oceanside wedding! Now add a beautiful couple like Courtney and Jeff and the Castle Hill Inn and all were speechless with the gorgeous sites of the day. Courtney and Jeff are so obviously in love. They incorporated many special and personal touches into their wedding day like small pieces such as Courtney wearing the same headpiece that her mother wore on her wedding day, as well as big things like having Thorr, the Athletic Director at University of Rhode Island officiate their ceremony. Plus, they surprised guests by having “Rhody” the URI mascot showed up at the end of the night to hit the dance floor! Photographer Tricia McCormack Photography captured the whole thing! Continue reading
Brandon and Cassie were high school sweethearts. Together through high school and college, after 8 years, Brandon surprised Cassie with a picnic dinner on Newport beach followed by a proposal. The engagement set the tone and the couple knew they wanted to get married in Newport it was just a matter of where. Sadly, during the wedding planning process Brandon’s father unexpectedly passed away. The Father-of-the-groom had visited one venue, Castle Hill Inn, and his presence at the venue sealed the deal. Cassie and Brandon’s Navy and Gold wedding was one the grooms father surely would have been proud of. Every detail was an elegant reflection of the couple and what they love. From a cigar station, ice cream and desert bar, and even tree sapling favors, this wedding was a detailed dream. Many thanks to Jennifer Neves Photography for capturing Cassie and Brandon’s big day and VideobyJamie for capturing the memories in a wedding day video.
Mike proposed on Halloween with a specially carved pumpkin that said “Will You Marry Me?” Their couples costume of ‘Thing 1’ and ‘Thing 2’ quickly changed into a “This guy loves his fiance” shirt”. Holly and Mike’s first date was at the Red Parrots restaurant in Newport. When it came time to look for venues, the happy memories of their first dinner together came rushing back and a seaside Rhode Island wedding was a sure thing. After just one visit, it became clear that Castle Hill Inn was their perfect venue. Continue reading
“Nicholas and I started dating in the Fall of 2012. We both lived in South Boston and worked in the city. From the beginning, we realized we wanted the same things out of life and became inseparable almost immediately. By Spring of 2015 (May 9, 2015 to be exact), Nick proposed! He booked a trip to Chicago, IL – one of our absolute favorite cities, and proposed on an early morning walk around Navy Pier. It was the most perfect moment of my life. Now, we’re going on 5 years together, a little over 5 months married, and each day we are stronger than the day before. Continue reading
Nautical isn’t just a theme for summer weddings. About Time Photography captured Keri and Mike’s October nautical themed wedding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. This beautiful wedding is proof that nautical is an evergreen theme! Our favorite part is the wooden bench guest book. Guests got to sign a piece of furniture that will be in the couples house forever. What a great idea!
Amanda and Michael’s wedding at the brand new Atlantic Resort Newport stunned us from the moment we saw it. From their ceremony at the beautiful Greek Orthodox Church Saint Spyridon to their blast of a reception at the new Atlantic Resort Newport, they day was just perfect. The bride and groom got ready at the Newport Marriott and took pictures outside by the harbor. Ocean pictures are always a good idea as far as we are concerned. We well in love with Amanda and Michael’s wedding pictures and it was hard, but we broke it down to our 5 favorite parts of their big day…
Leanne and Paul met in the summer of 2008 when she stopped to see a friend get ready for prom with her boyfriend, which just so happened to be Paul’s younger brother. Leanne was sitting in the kitchen eating his mother’s pizza when he walked in from work. Right from the start they had an instant connection. Leanne and Paul dated for that summer but then decided to take a break and go back to college. Paul attended Bryant University and Leanne attended the University of Rhode Island. After about a year and a half of keeping in contact, they decided they couldn’t be apart any longer. On Christmas Eve 2009 Paul called Leanne around 2 o clock in the morning after she gotten home from midnight mass with the family and told her he knew she was the one he wanted to be with.
After dating for 6 years, Paul finally knew it was time to pop the question. During the first 6 months of their relationship, Leanne studied abroad in Paris for 6 weeks. During this time, she fell in love with the city and have always wanted to go back. After she returned, Paul took her to the next best place, Epcot in Disney World. After a long day of walking Epcot in the pouring rain the couple finally sat down to dinner at Monsieur Paul’s in Epcot Paris. After an amazing meal, Leanne was surprised with a plate of what looked like dessert but was really an engagement ring with the words “Will you marry me” written on the plate in French. Needless to say, that day Disney lived up to its tag line and certainly was the happiest place on earth for Leanne and Paul.
When Leanne and Paul started planning their wedding they immediately thought of getting married in the Newport area. Being a south county girl, Leanne has always loved the ocean and the history behind the mansions of Newport. After a few months of venue searching, the bride-to-be happened upon a picture of her grandmother and late grandfather at a garden. Flipping the picture over, she saw the words “Blithewold Mansion” written on the back and knew she had found their venue. A visit to the home and gardens confirmed that it was the perfect blend of classic glamour and sophisticated mansion style. The final decision was picking a day. The couple went with 4th of July weekend as the ultimate way to celebrate their country and their new lives together.
Gabrielle Marks Photography shot Leanne and Paul’s big day. You are going to fall in love with this sweet couple and the beautiful Blithewold! Fall in love with this and other Newport weddings on our our Newport Wedding Pinterest board.
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Photographer(s): Gabrielle Marks photography | Invitation/Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas | Bridal Gown: Custom design by Kate Brierley owner of Isoude in Newport | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Veil: Bride re-designed her mother’s veil | Bridal Jewelry: VanCleef Arpels from Tiffany + Co | Bridal and Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Brianna Hamilton, B Lovely Beauty Studio | Grooms Outfit: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera Wang for David’s Bridal | Groomsmen Outfits:Men’s Wearhouse | Ring Bearer outfit: Men’s Wearhouse | Florist: Golden Gate Studios | DJ/Band/Entertainment: Jay Friese, Signature Sounds | Ceremony Venue: Saints John + Paul Church | Reception Venue: The Blithewold Mansion | Event Rentals: Exquisite Events | Catering: Russell Morin Catering | Transportation: Rockstar Limo | Favors: Wildflower Seed Packets by Max & Bella | Wedding Cake/Dessert: Russell Morin Catering
After a year of a long-distance relationship with Meghann on the east coast and Shawn on the west coast, these sweethearts got engaged. Their Newport wedding at the modern Belle Mer was the perfect way for them to start their married life. Meghann share this about their relationship and wedding:
Chris and Katelyn first met when Chris, an RA, checked Katelyn out of her room after sophomore year of college. However, sparks didn’t fly until a year later when Chris returned from his study abroad program in Belgium and began regularly hanging out with Katelyn’s friend group. Katelyn will tell you that she was the one that made the first move when he returned, but Chris knows the truth – having already decided while abroad that he would date Katelyn upon his return.