Olivia and Zach’s Rosecliff Mansion Wedding

Olivia and Zach’s wedding was a true fairytale. The bride’s Ines Di Santo gown with a massive train stole the show, and rightly so! Her grand entrance to one of the nations oldest churches, Trinity Church, was just the beginning of the night’s bold statement. The reception was held at Rosecliff Mansion, a 1920’s white stone mansion on the famed Bellevue Avenue. It was a true party with 200 people dancing the night away. The day’s huge thunderstorm only served to make the mansion feel cozy and romantic, all lit up with candles and filled with white roses as captured by photographer Benedicte Verley Photography. The night winded down with sparkling gold fireworks overlooking the ocean out on the back lawn, a festive way to finish a joyous evening!

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How to Make Your Own Bellini Bar

Who says bellinis are only enjoyed in Italia? While bellinis originated in Italy, they have become vastly popular around the world! The best thing about a classic bellini is that it is delicious and refreshing, and it only takes a few ingredients to make. Whether you’re having an outdoor bridal shower, wedding reception or even just a Sunday brunch, a bellini bar is the perfect addition to any occasion. Gifts.com has put together the ultimate guide to creating a homemade bellini bar, including the essential ingredients needed, unique recipes, styling tips and a sugaring station for those of you with a sweet tooth! Get excited and create this unique and glam homemade bellini bar! Continue reading

Jesse and Jessica’s Newport Beach House Wedding

Jesse and Jessica were set up by a mutual friend and future bridesmaid at their wedding while attending Virginia Tech in 2010. Jesse was drafted to the Tampa Bay Rays his junior year of college and the couple’s relationship blossomed while they dated long distance. Once graduation came around, Jessica left everything behind to travel with her best friend and support his baseball dream. 6 years later while on a hiking date in The Cascades, Jesse proposed at the waterfall that the couple visited on their first date! Continue reading

Signature Wedding Menu Ideas

Planning a wedding menu can be one of the most stressful elements of planning your wedding, as everyone wants to give their guests a meal that they’ll enjoy and remember. If you’re struggling to plan your wedding menu, consider choosing a menu based on the season when you’ll be tying the knot. By choosing a seasonal wedding menu, you’ll be able to create a meal that matches the vibe of your wedding.

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Justine and Anthony’s Ochre Court Wedding

It all started in high school when they went to the senior prom together. Justine and Anthony not only went on their first date but they actually also met their future wedding photographer! They went to college, in two different states and built their relationship throughout these years, as a strong and solid loving foundation. When it was time to propose, Anthony asked the same photographer from that first date at prom, to photo-document the event. Hiding in the dunes on Block Island years later in the summer of 2015, their first moments as an engaged couple was captured!

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Rescue Flats are EXACTLY what your guests need…

Ladies, think back to the last wedding you attended. Think not just about the food or decorations, but specifically the dancing. You’re having fun,  you’re enjoying the music, and your feet are dying. It doesn’t matter how comfortable the shoes were when you started out, by the end of the night your feet are basically jello. Rescue Flats are the genius product that wedding guests have been dreaming of!

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Corinne and Taylor’s Carnegie Abbey Club Wedding

What some might call chance, we call romantic foreshadowing. Years before the proposal happened, Taylor surprised his then-girlfriend Corrine with a trip to Newport. Every summer since the couple returned and when it finally came time to choose a wedding destination, Newport was the only option. Corrine and Taylor visited the Carnegie Abbey Club with family friends for a 4th of July party and instantly fell in love with the nautical vibe, classic elegance, and amazing water views. Plus, Taylor is a diehard golfer and the club’s course is one for the books!

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6 Free Downloadable Bottle Labels

The union of two people is a unique celebration worth raising a toast to. A walk down the aisle not only represents unconditional love, but two people coming together for a lifetime. You’ll want your ceremony to be true to the two of you and sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the greatest impact. Between the bridal shower, the bachelorette party and the walk down the aisle, it’s safe to say that you’ll have your hands full. Why not elevate these moments with something customizable?

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Katie and Dan’s Floral Filled Blithewold Wedding

Katie and Dan started as co-workers. Their friendship grew into a romance and eventually, they found themselves planning their wedding! Their day started in Newport with a seaside first look then they moved over the bridge to the historic Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island for the ceremony and reception. Stunning fresh florals from Fresh Foraged Design added rich jewel tones to their wedding. Rachel Girouard Photography captured the big day from the moment New Leaf Weddings arrived to beautify the ladies until when the beautiful Isis Cakes creation was cut by the newly married couple. Congrats to Katie and Dan and thanks for submitting your wedding!

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Why you should NOT get ready for your wedding in your hotel room

We’ve all seen the glamorous pictures on Pinterest of the beautiful bride surrounded by her loving bridesmaids while all the gals get their hair and makeup done. What those pictures don’t show you is the insane chaos that comes with so many women trying to get ready in a single bridal suite at the same time!

We talked to Courtney, the Spa Manager for the Newport Marriott’s luxurious spa located on the street level facing Newport harbor. After years of working with Brides and bridal parties of all sizes, she’s seen it all and has some insider knowledge on what works, and what doesn’t. Courtney has three main reasons brides should consider getting ready someplace other than their hotel room and we agree with all three!

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