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
Set up by a mutual friend, Alexandra and Todd met at a local bar in Charlestown. They spent the night lost in love. Not wanting the night to end, they strolled hand in hand through the grounds of Parris Landing until they stumbled upon a swimming pool. Todd suggested that they take a quick moonlight dip and Alexandra knew she had met her match. From there, the fun continued through countless country concerts, hanging with friends in Boston, late night pizza and occasional moonlight swims. Todd proposed to Alexandra 6 years later in Boston and planned the most amazing engagement weekend full of amazing surprises, family and friends.
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.
Lindsey and her now husband Dave met through his cousin. She is a hairstylist right outside of Boston and Dave’s cousin was one her of her clients. Lindsey had been doing the cousins hair for years. Lindsey had mentioned that she saw a picture her client posted on Facebook of Dave and said she thought he was cute. The client told Dave, he checked out Lindsey’s Facebook and they set up a date. Social media really is the modern match maker! Their first date was on a Thursday night, and Dave promptly asked Lindsey out for the following Thursday night. They have been inseparable ever since! The first date was full of laughs and endless conversation and their life together has been the same.
They choose to say their vows at the beautiful Regatta Place. You couldn’t get much closer to the water with this beautiful dock-top wedding venue. With Lindsey and Dave’s beautiful venue, stunning florals, and perfect photography, their day was perfectly captured for us to see. Hope you love it as much as we do!
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 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
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 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 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