How to Submit Your Wedding To The Newport Bride

We get questions all the time from couples, planners, and photographers who want to submit content to The Newport Bride. We want to make the process as easy as possible so we broke it down for you…  Continue reading

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Introducing The Boston Bride

We have a VERY special announcement that we’ve been excitedly waiting to share with you for months. We are launching a sister blog based in Boston, MA, called The Boston Bride!

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Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!

Pearls are created from a tiny grain of sand that is carefully tended until it turns into a beautiful shining pearl. Seems like there’s a metaphor for love there… Anyway pearls are a classic choice for brides to wear, might as well make it the classy choice for decor!

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10 Ways to Use Fresh Flowers in the Cake

Flowers aren’t just for hair do’s and bouquets, they are for cakes! Fresh blooms and an extra touch of personalization and elegance to the sweetest part of your big day.

Belle Mer – Modern Waterfront Venue

Belle Mer, located on Goat Island, is perfect for the couple .  The manicured lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay are perfect for million dollar photos. The lawn overlooks the harbor and the Newport Bridge. The Island house has a suite on the second floor, ideal for bridal parties getting ready.

What you need to know overall: Clean, white, and modern, Belle Mer is a venue for the modern Newport bride. The views are unbeatable and the scenery, to die for. The facility has a wistful casual elegance. Like the venue is just dying for a elegant summer wedding, with a rocking after party.

The Water Salon

The Water Salon is the venue for indoor weddings held at Belle Mer. With retractable floor to ceiling glass Nana walls, guests experience a seamless flow between the lawn and the salon. The picture perfect view gives all guests a priceless take of the Newport Bride and harbor. Decorated with two fireplaces, many crystal chandeliers, and soft flowing white sheers, the space instantly feels both upscale and relaxed.

Things to know: 
1,000 Guests for reception
520 Guests for dinner
280 Guests for dinner and dancing

Island House

The Island house with accompanying rose garden mimics the elegant yet casual feel of the Water Salon. Outside there is a fire pit, perfect for cool summer nights on the water. Two fountains decorate the garden area, and are accompanied by Vanderbilt style light posts. The structure, through tent like, is completely waterproof and can withstand the strongest gale. With indoor and outdoor reception options, your guests are sure to enjoy themselves with the flexibility of two spaces.

What you need to know:
500 Guests for reception
250 Guests for dinner
190 Guests for dinner and dancing

Ocean Lawn

Ocean Lawn is ideal for an outdoor garden-style reception. From the moment guests enter the crushed shell path, they are sure to be swept away by the breathtaking views. The outdoor venue has oversized umbrellas to provide shade from the summer sun, fire pits for cool nights, and a ceremony circle, perfect for sea side ceremonies. The stunning sunsets are a beautiful way to end a special day.

What you need to know: 
1,000 Guests for garden-style reception

Belle Mer Loft

Belle Mer Loft is a private space on the second floor above the Island Salon. With dramatic 360 degree ocean views, the loft is a restful beautiful space. The whitewashed floors, high ceilings and open layout keep the soft airy feel of the space below. There is a full bathroom and chef’s kitchen for private meal preparation. This space is sure to keep a bride relaxed and calm before her big day.

What you need to know:
40 Guests for private meeting
15 Guests for bridal party

Belle Mer