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.
Every once in a while a fairy tale comes to life and for a day, everything is more perfect than Disney himself could have even imagined. Lindsey and Anthony’s Rosecliff wedding was just that, the perfect fairy tale. From their ceremony in Salve Regina’s Chapel to their stunning reception at the magnificent Rosecliff, their day was graceful, elegant, and refined. The soft color palate kept everything dreamy and airy, just the way we like it. Scroll down and be prepared to swoon at their gorgeous pictures!
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!
Birthdays are the best. Especially if your name is Timothy Lynch. Out with friends for his 23rd birthday, he saw this cute girl at the bar. Little did he know, he had just met his future wife. A senior at Boston University, Stephanie was out with her roommates. When Tim approached her asking to share a birthday drink, she made him show his license to make sure it was his birthday. A girl can’t just give out birthday drinks you know. After the meet cute makeshift date, Tim asked for her number and they talked for the next month while she was home in Wayne, NJ for winter break. After the holidays, Stephanie and Tim had their first real date and the magic started. Inseparable ever since, they moved in together after Stephanie graduated. 2 Years later Tim proposed and Stephanie of course, said yes!
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!
Like something out of a modern fairytale, Glen Manor House is every princess’s dream come true. With it’s gilded age glamour inside and sweeping views of the ocean outside, wherever you are there’s a view that can’t be beat. Ceremonies can be held outside on the lawn overlooking the water, in the manicured garden on the side of the property, or inside in one of the beautiful rooms. It’s like something out of a fairy tale. A bit smaller and more intimate than the Newport mansions, and less known, Glen Manor is the perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind couple. Located on a good piece of land in Portsmouth just a few miles away from the hubbub of Newport, there’s no chance of foot traffic disrupting pictures of a ceremony.
In the early 1900s Glen Manor was built as a private home. in 1959 it was sold to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and turned into a school for children. In the 1970s the property was sold to the city of Portsmouth and restored to its original glory. Today the property is used as an event space.
Whether you like it for the history, the architecture, or the location, you can’t go wrong with Glen Manor. Fit for royalty, the couple that get’s married here is sure to start their lives together on the right foot.
With all the distinguished beauty of a Gilded Age mansion and the breathtaking ocean views of a beach side paradise, weddings at The Chanler at Cliff Walk are sure to impress. Their sweeping views of the Atlantic scream newport at every glance.
The Chanler specializes in smaller weddings. An exclusive boutique hotel, they offer all the full service amenities of a 5-star international hotel. They have some of the most stunning views in Newport, and are the first building on Cliff Walk.
The Spiced Pear Room is for smaller parties of 50 or less, with a fire place and open kitchen for full view of the culinary artists at work. Directly off the Spiced Pear Room is the Cliff Walk Terrace can hold up to 120 people. With direct access to the lawn, this setting offers breathtaking views. The Cliff Lawn holds up to 200 people. It’s elegant greenery and fresh ocean spray make it the perfect way to enjoy a summer’s day.
Things to think about: Weddings of more than 50 people will need to either be held on the terrace (open air) or the lawn. Though elegant, the hotel facilities are limited in space. If you are looking for a small intimate party, the Chanler is the venue for you.
Owned by the Newport Preservation Society, Rosecliff is a one of the most luxurious, elegant, beautiful reception venues in Newport. Originally owned by the Nevada silver heiress Theresa Oelrichs, this “summer cottage” was modeled after the French palace at Versailles. Completed in 1902, this house has been the stage for some of the best social gatherings at the turn of the centuy. This gorgeous mansion has been the set for movies including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, Armistad, and 27 Dresses. Coming up the gravel drive, visitors feel like the’ve entered a fairy tale. If you want a venue that makes you feel like a princess, stop looking. This is it.
The Details: This venue screams black tie or graceful garden party. Either way, you’re guaranted a win. The Rosecliff ballroom can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner with dance area. Additional seating is available in the adjacent salon. The ceiling of the ballroom is painted to look like a summer sky. The interior of the mansion is all white, making it perfect for a wedding of any color scheme. Cocktails can be served on the outdoor, covered terrace, with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Couples who host their reception here are free to use the gardens for pictures. Brides can also use one of the bedrooms upstairs as a room to get ready in. The famous heart stair case is a prime spot for bridal party pictures.
You would be hard pressed to find a venue with more grandeur here in Newport, or anywhere else. The only property owned by the Preservation Society that can be use for weddings, Rosecliff is in high demand. Often booked out for years, If this is something you have your heart set on, I’d suggest making a call as soon as possible. Though certainly not the cheapest venue you could find, it is certainly one of the most beautiful.
Personal Connection: In 1986 my parents celebrated their wedding with a grand white tie reception at Rosecliff. 29 years later, their pictures are still timeless and beautiful; like something out of a fairy tale. As a child, I spent hours looking at the pictures and imagining what it was like. Pretending I could hear the chamber orchestra playing graceful waltz music from the corner, watching people in fancy long dresses and tux’s moving around the dance floor, sipping a bubbly on the terrace overlooking the ocean: it was everything a little girl could dream of. 23 years later, Rosecliff is till the most beautiful venue I have ever seen. Rosecliff was, is, and will always been, the place of my dreams.
Things to think about: The Preservation Society requires that couples work within a set list of vendors for catering needs.
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