The Ultimate Bridesmaid Check List

The Ultimate Bridesmaids Duties Guide

Bring a bridesmaid is the ultimate joy of a best friend. There’s nothing quite like standing alongside your friend as they celebrate the happiest day of their life. Along with all the fun times like the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and of course, dress shopping, there are a few things bridesmaids can do to help ensure that the bride is stress free. Our friends at Personal Creations created an infographic that lays it all out. Bridesmaids, take note!

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Sarah and Bobby's Newport Beach House Wedding

5 Tips for an Amazing Wedding Day

A girl only gets 1 wedding day and you’ve got to make the most of it! We have some experience in this area, (just a bit 😉 so we want to share our experience and what our brides have learned so you can have the best possible wedding day.

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25 of the best bridesmaid gifts | The Newport Bride

25 of the Best Bridesmaid Gifts

There are almost too many options when it comes to bridesmaid gifts. Things to wear, things to eat, use, hold, or carry. We’ve started putting the best options on Pinterest and here are just 25 of our favorites. Which ones do you want? We want them all!

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5 Tips to Choosing the Right Bridal Party | The Nepwort BRide

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing Your Bridal Party

Choosing your bridal party can be as stressful as choosing the perfect dress. Don’t let the gals get you down. Use our 5 tips and choose the best bridesmaids and hopefully it’s smooth sailing from there!

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The Best Bridesmaids T's | The Newport Bride

The Best Bridesmaid T’s

Bride and Bridesmaids T’s are in almost every wedding store, in every color and style. There are so many choices! Etsy has a few thousand Bridesmaid T’s listed, the pages just keep going and going….

Lucky for you we’ve put together just a few of our favorites. Check our Bridesmaids Gifts list on Etsy for more presents for the girls!

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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