Elegant Beachy Blues at the Newport Marriott

Newport’s landscape is painted with the soft blues of the waves and sky and crisp white-capped waves. The textured sand and rocky beaches accent the cool colors providing the beautiful contrast that is distinct to Rhode Island. Playing off our favorite elements of the Newport shoreline, this styled shoot at the newly re-designed Newport Marriott is our beachy blue dream come true! Continue reading

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Mike and Keri's Nautical Fall Wedding at the Herreshoff Museum

Keri and Mike’s Nautical Fall Wedding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum

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!

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Katelyn and Chris’s Glamorous Regatta Place 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.

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Maria and Andrew | The Newport Bride

Maria and Andrew – Rose Island Lighthouse

Maria, a sailing instructor at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, and Andrew, the captain of Spartan a Herreshoff NY50, were enjoying a beautiful summer in Nantucket when they first caught a glimpse of each other. One sunny day Maria asked her boss at the Great Harbor Yacht Club in Nantucket who the cute guy was who was always walking around the docks and lawn of the club. Her boss dramatically replied, “Ohh, Andrew?! He has a huge crush on you!!” Thanks to the helpful interference of friends and co-workers, Andrew got Maria’s number and called her A.S.A.P. to ask for a date a few nights later. On July 21, 2011 at Slip 14, Maria and Andrew had their first date. <3

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Sailboat Wedding Decor

Newport is home to sailers from all over the world. With the Volvo race docking in Newport this summer and the yearly regattas and sailing festivals, Newport is a sailing capital. There’s few things more perfectly summer than a sunset sail. Nautical nuptials aren’t just sea shells and stripes, they are about sail boats! From the escort cards to the cake topper, sail boats are an cute way to include a love of the sea in your wedding decor. That ring bearer ring boat, that’s just the cutest!

(Header: Hose Luis Zapata 1. Knots Villa 2. Story Board Wedding 3. Colin Cowie Wedding 4. Casa Sugar 5. Wedding Wire 6. Narrow Boat Info 7. Etsy 8. Zazzle 9. KiKi’s boutique 10. The Violet Hours 11. A Wedding Cake Blog 12. Etsy 13. Style Me Pretty 14. Kholly Studios)

Cake Ahoy!

White and navy anchors and rope, what does that sound like? Nautical cakes!!

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

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Spring Bouquet Inspiration

Spring is almost here! While there’s still snow on the ground here in New England, in our hearts it’s warm and sunny. These spring blooms are our inspiration till warmer weather sets in. A brides bouquet is as unique and beautiful as she is. With the use of texture, shape, and color, a bride can make a bouquet everything she wants.

Use these cheerful blooms to get you started thinking of bouquet, and visit our Pinterest account for more inspiration!