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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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

Amanda and Mike's Atlantic Beach Club Wedding on The Newport Bride

Amanda and Michael’s Winter Blush and Teal Atlantic Resort Wedding

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…

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Julianna and Tyler's Anniversary Session at the Newport Marriott on The Newport Bride

Julianna and Tyler’s Modern Anniversary Session at the Newport Marriott

Some of the best pictures are taken in unexpected places. Julianna and Tyler took engagement photos with the talented Kim Lyn Photography at the beautiful Newport Marriott. The newly reimagined hotel was the perfect backdrop, providing a clean and modern setting. Scroll all the way down and check out their last look. It’s our favorite!

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Getting Fit for The Wedding Work Out | The Newport Bride

Getting Fit for the Wedding: Spin Your Heart Out

Remember our Instagram Takeover at the Newport Marriott this summer? While we were there we stopped and marveled at the newly re-done fitness center, complete with racquetball courts and a studio space used for classes such as spin barre. We thought the spin class sounded like a great workout for our brides-to-be so we asked the trained staff to share their favorite workout with us and they did! Here it is, the Spin Your Heart Out- Quick Cardio Routine complete with Spotify playlist and a how-to video for perfect form!

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Newport Marriott Instagram Takeover

Ever walk into a place that’s totally new, but you feel instantly at home? That’s what the newly re-imagined Newport Marriott is like. Last month we did an Instagram takeover on the Newport Marriott’s account equaling 24 hours of absolute delight. We documented our finds on Snapchat (@thenewportbride) and of course, Insta. You’re going to love our behind the scenes look.

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