Two New Yorkers, Kaitlyn and Adam, made their way to Newport for their Fort Adams Wedding. A true collaboration of their styles, their big day combined a bit of old school charm with some modern day flair. From their dog Sadie being their “flower girl” and fireworks being set off across the water from Fort Adams (which was a total coincidence) that made their reception totally unique. Ellysia Francovitch Weddings and Jenny Courtney Photography captured everything from the flower dog to the fire show perfectly for the happy couple, and for you! Continue reading
We have BIG news! Starting next week on the 13th we are doing a 12 days of Christmas Sweepstake! One of the amazing vendors involved in the giveaway, The Local Bouquet, sent us these beautiful pictures from Sarah Adams and Bobby Heil’s wedding from September 9th. Take a look at their beautiful pictures by Lovely Valentine Photo + Film and take note of their stunning florals!
Caleb and I (Claire) met in January 2008 during my freshman year at Roger Williams University. Caleb was roommates with one of my best friends from high school who was just returning from his study abroad session in Italy and invited me over to a party. As soon as I walked into their apartment, I saw Caleb for the first time and he had the most captivating smile. We didn’t talk that night besides being introduced to one another, but after I got home from the party, I called my mom and told her that I had met the guy I was going to marry. After that night, we started talking and developed an incredible relationship full of Boston Bruins games, Big Macs and Nantucket beach days. Six years later, Caleb proposed at the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown on a beautiful February day.
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.
Meet the lovely Leila. The second she saw this soft pink gown, she started squealing. The layers of pink tulle make the ballgown look soft and light as air. The train feels grand but still playful. We played up the innocent feel with a ballerina bun and some sparkling bling. As you can see in these pictures, the gown was not only beautiful to look at, but fun to wear! The whole time, the crew was just giggling. Such fun! Is this ballerina bride style your favorite look so far? If you love this dress, comment below. We know where you can get one!
Meet the lovely Joanna. She is rocking this sexy boho lace gown. For this look we wanted something easy, slightly casual but still totally sexy. I think we nailed it. This dress works perfectly with the cathedral veil, the birdcage veil, and even the headdress. It’s magical! Everything works, everything looks good. Would you rock this lace curve hugger? Why or why not?
Meet one of the most gorgeous low-backed gowns I’ve ever seen. This dress is to die for. The illusion neckline, the sweet lace, the sexy back, the strands of pearls that hang from the shoulders, the hollywood worthy train, I just can’t get over this wedding dress. It’s simply stunning on. Sarah, our beautiful model said she felt like a movie star. Can you blame her?!
Check back later this week for the second look from our styled shoot!
Overlooking the beautiful Narragansett Bay in Warwick Rhode Island, the seventy-room, French chateau sits on seventy-five acres. Just north of Newport, the Aldrich Mansion has the luxurious feel of Newport but a bit more space and quiet that a venue right in downtown. Inside the mansion events are held in the Aldrich and the Ivory dining rooms, each holding 100 people. An enclosed porch can hold an intimate group of 30.Tented events on the lawn can hold many more guests.
The architecture of the Aldrich mansion provides enough decoration to keep visitors occupied for hours. Add your own flair, and guests will never be bored. The Aldrich Mansion is owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and couples have the option of using the Catholic Chapel on sight. Like the main house, the chapel has rich ornate detailing that barely needs decoration. If you are looking for beautiful lawns, ocean views, and a gilded age mansion for the wedding of your dreams, Aldrich house is the venue for you.
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Built in 1799, Fort Adams is a historic venue right on the water in Newport. Creating its own little peninsula, the fort has sweeping water views on three sides. Visitors see the Newport Bridge, the harbor, and perfect golden sunsets. It’s picture perfect. Boasting venue spaces that hold anywhere from 30-350, Fort Adams can accommodate a wedding of any size. The rich texture of the bricks makes for a beautiful backdrop.
Weddings can be hosted inside or out, in a tent on the grounds outside the forts walls, or inside the fort’s facilities. The North Lawn is just outside the walls of the fort. Holding anywhere up to 600 people, this space holds the most people and has gorgeous views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Similarly, the Parade Field inside the forts walls holds 600 people, but the views are of the forts beautiful architecture. The North Casemates is a unique indoor space composed of three white-wahsed brick rooms. The vaulted ceilings make the space feel elegant and roomy for 200. The West Lawn, overlooking Jamestown and the Narragansett Bay, this space has beautiful sunset views for 23-125 people. The Barracks Dining Room is a renovated space within the forts inner buildings that looks out over the parade field. The brick walls and polished hardwood floors have a homey feel. The room comes with beautiful hardwood banquet tables and benches for up to 40 people. The Harbor Lights Lawn overlooks the city of Newport, Brenton Cove and Newport Harbor. With the city just across the harbor, views of twinkling lights and chic yachts will amuse around 125 guests. Whatever space you choose, guests will love the rich architecture, beautiful views, and the deeper sense of history.
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