Sarah and Jason’s Kempenaar’s Clambake Wedding

Sarah and Jason love a good Rhode Island clambake. Who doesn’t?! Running with that relaxed summery vibe, they choose Kempenaar’s Clambake Club for their venue. Long necks and brown bread were a first for most of their guests which made it unique for everyone involved.

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Molly and Nick's Regatta Place Wedding | The Newport Bride

Molly and Nick’s Regatta Place Wedding

As the fall weather gets colder, we’re thinking back to summer sunshine and days by the sea, specifically Molly and Nick’s July 11th wedding. This adorable couple is full of laughter and smiles. The pictures make their wedding day look like a dream come true. Scroll down and look at their gorgeous photography by Melissa Stimpson Photography and think back to warmer weather and perfect summer weddings.

When you’re done with this BEAUTIFUL summer wedding on the water, find more Newport wedding inspiration on our Pinterest board! Continue reading

Lilly Pulitzer Styled Shoot at The Westmoor Club on Nantucket | The Newport Bride

Lilly Pulitzer Styled Shoot at The Westmoor Club

While we think Lilly is acceptable year round, the bright colors and bold patterns definitely have a summery flair. A few weeks ago we took a trip over to Newport’s unofficial sister city, Nantucket Massachusetts and shot a Lilly Pulitzer themed styled shoot. The beautiful Westmoor Club  was gracious enough to invite us in for a day of shooting amidst the craziness of the annual Nantucket Wine Festival and let me tell you, the result is stunning!

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Lilly Pulitzer Wedding | The Newport Bride

First Day of Summer + Lilly Pulitzer Inspiration

Happy first day of Summer! It’s time to put away the winter wools and bring out the summer favorites like Lilly Pulitzer. Possibly more important than the first day of summer, today is national wear your Lilly day! In honor of this joyous occasion, we thought we’d put together a few ideas for a Lilly Pulitzer wedding. Plus, as an extra bonus, coming soon you’ll get to see our Lilly Pulitzer styled shoot from our recent trip to Nantucket!

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The Perfect Summer Sandal

Summer is just around the corner. It’s time for pool parties, days at the beach, and all the sandals a girl could ever want. Why should brides miss out on the flip-floppin fun? Designers are making more than pumps for brides, they’re making amazing jewel encrusted sandals, summer white wedges, and even elegant flip flops. If you’re having a summer wedding, consider ditching the heels for a pair of stylish summer shoes.

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12 Ways to Keep Guests Cool

12 Ways to Keep Guests Cool and Comfortable

Summer is just around the corner. With the sun comes soft breezes and bright rays. Perfect for tanning and beach days, but it can make for a pretty toasty ceremony or reception. Making sure guests are cool and comfortable is a priority for many couples. Our favorite ideas for keeping guests happy include ice cream, personalized fans, and so much more. Check out #11…. such a great idea!

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Fresh Fruit Decor – Sweet All Around

Fruit isn’t just for desserts and drinks, fresh fruit can be incorporated into every aspects of a wedding from food to decor. If you’re planning a summer affair with fruit to spare, throw in a fresh orange or lime, and add a taste of summer to your special day.

Fruit can be used in centerpieces,

As favors,

In the drinks,

On desserts,

As place cards,

and even in bouquets!