Thursday, August 8, 2019

Xinyu & TengTeng-Renaissance Providence

     Xinyu and Tengteng were planning a wedding with each living in a different state, so this made planning interesting! They were set on a wedding date so needed everything to work around the date.  The one must have was their ceremony at Brown University's, Manning Chapel because it had special meaning to the couple.  I always enjoy when I work with a couple from another country because I learn so much about the culture, and it is a great experience. The Renaissance Providence provided the perfect location that the couple was looking for.  A hotel for their guests to stay and a small intimate setting for their reception. Most of their guests had come from out of the country, so they need to make everything as easy as possible for them.  It was such a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. Congrats to Xinyu and Tengteng.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Zoe and Max-Providence Arboretum & Gracie's Restaurant

      When I first met Zoe and we talked about planning her wedding, she wanted something a little bit less traditional.  She wanted a specific date so we had to work with what was available in a short term planning time.  I think what she and Max decided on was absolutely perfect for their personalities and for their guests.  They decided to do a ceremony at the Providence Arboretum, which is so old and historic, and they got married in the raptors and just really unique.  After the ceremony, they headed over to Gracie's Restaurant where they decided to do a bunch of different food stations, which their guests completely enjoyed. Two unique spaces, a couple of sloths (the bride's favorite)made for one unforgettable wedding. Congrats to Zoe and Max!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Frank and Brian-Glen Manor, Redwood Library & 41 North

Frank and Brian are from Miami, and they wanted a destination wedding in Newport.  They were looking to do 3 large events for their guests, a Welcome Party, the Wedding and a spectacular brunch the following morning.  When we started our quest for the perfection location, they could not have picked the 3 most different venues to host each event at and give their guests a glimpse of what Newport has to offer.  The Welcome Party was hosted at Glen Manor, Blackstone Caterer was the caterer for both the Welcome Party and the Wedding and they did an outstanding job mixing up the menu's for each event and creating a menu that was unique to this couple.  The wedding ceremony was held outside at the Redwood Library and cocktail hour was at the Newport Art Museum and back to The Redwood Library for reception. I think guests were just blown away by all they got to take in that day from the art to the history of the library.  Sunday brunch was held at 41 North in the private room on the lower level.  We got to use so many elements from each of the three events and change how they were displayed and looked.  Congratulations to Frank and Brian!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Kathleen and Eric-Oceancliff

     Kathleen and Eric had such a gorgeous fall day for their September wedding. It made everything just a little more spectacular that day.  They had a close friend perform the ceremony, and he just did such a wonderful job capturing all the couple means to one another.  Oceancliff provided a wonderful meal and guests were completely full by the end of the night with the addition of the late night snack.  Matty B provided the music and as always, he provides such unique entertainment, it kept the guests n the dance floor the entire evening.  Congrats to Kathleen and Eric!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wedding Planner vs Venue Coordinator

Please read this article, when a venue tells you that you do not need a wedding planner, they are WRONG!!!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Kyle and Kate-The Landing

    When Kate and I first met and she told me they were getting married in a public park in Newport, I panicked. I wasn't sure they they could keep it private, that people would not be in the space and that there would be so many onlookers that it wouldn't have the same feel.  I think on the day of the wedding, I must have checked on the site 25 times and when I knew they were on time and doing pictures with the photographer, I parked myself in the seats to make sure everything was all set! We laid out a great plan and it worked out flawlessly. After the ceremony, everyone headed down the hill to the Landing.  The closed down the outdoor space for the reception, and it was a perfect day to be right on the water. The cocktail hour was loaded with food, I don't think a guest was hungry for dinner.  However, with an amazing lobster dinner, I think they all somehow managed to fit it in.  Once dinner was over, they were on the dance floor most of the evening and did an entire dessert buffet from Gregg's Restaurant. I do not think there was one cake that they were missing.. I thought this was such a fantastic different idea! Guests could have their choice of cakes and they didn't have to have just one. A dessert heaven for sure! A wonderful day for a wonderful couple! Congrats again to Kyle and Kate!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kara & Ben-Eisenhower House

   Kara and Ben had so many fun details to their wedding. Kara kept coming up with a variety of elements that she wanted to be included in the wedding day.  We had numerous meetings and walk throughs to ensure that everything would run smoothly on the day of. Kara and Ben were married at Portsmouth Abbey Chapel, because this is where Kara had gone to school.  The chapel is absolutely gorgeous and has beautiful stained glass windows. After the ceremony, the couple had all the guests line up outside the chapel with bell wands and cheer the couple on as they ran through them all. Once at the reception at Eisenhower House, Kara and Ben had their own flag, with a flag raising ceremony. The reception was held under the tent with a fun lounge and beautiful decor by Exquisite Events. Food was provided by Blackstone Caterers, and they did an amazing job personalizing the menu and bar to the couples request. What better way to end the night then a change of clothes and dash through a sea of sparklers! Congratulations to Kara and Ben!