Thursday, October 31, 2019

Erin and Ben-Glen Manor House

     Glen Manor House is one of my absolute favorite venue to be at so I am always excited to work there. Erin and Ben were planning a long distance wedding from Arizona and I worked with them so they could come here the weekend of the wedding, enjoy their family and friends and not worry about anything. Erin shipped me as many items as she had prior to the wedding so that she did not have to worry about packing anything or bringing additional luggage with her. What I love most about the Glen, is that you can really make it your own. There are so many places you can personalize and Erin and Ben really loved candlelight. I think it is the most candles I have ever seen there but it gave the house a beautiful soft warm glow to it, it was absolutely gorgeous. The food was provided by Glorious Affairs and they did an outstanding job with all that was offered.  Blooming Blossoms was the florist and as always Pam and her team did an amazing job. Congratulations to Erin and Ben!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Omar and Fallon-Rosecliff

     Omar and Fallon truly were so fun to work with. Omar works for an airline and is training to be a pilot and they met... on a plane! They wanted that travel/plane theme to be incorporated into their wedding because it was so much of who they were.  In the span of the time of planning, they moved across the country and bought a new home! Their time to Rhode Island was very limited so we made the most of their short trips when they could be here. They chose Rosecliff as their venue, and wanted this gorgeous elegant red and gold wedding. Fallon was taken the ceremony by a horse and carriage and the groom sang a beautiful song, as his bride walked down the aisle.  Guests enjoyed food by Fine Catering by Russell Morin while they enjoyed the grounds of the mansion and watched the bride and groom depart by horse and carriage.  The gorgeous flowers were done by Flowerthyme and the music and uplighting was provided by our good friend Luke Renchan from LRE Entertainment. What an amazing day for an amazing couple.  Best wishes Omar and Fallon!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dolores and Jack Aldrich Mansion

     Dolores and Jack were married on a beautiful June Day at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI. Both the ceremony and reception were held on the property The bride started her day by getting hair and makeup by Kristin Greene and Company at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Warwick. After hair and makeup the ladies headed over to the Aldrich Mansion to get dressed and to get ready for their first look. Upon arrival at the hotel, Dolores realized she forgot her veil in the hotel room.  We had it under control, Tara my trusty sidekick was at the hotel making sure guests were getting on the shuttles in time, got a room key, found the veil and brought it quickly to the mansion before any of the photos had even started. Sarah Pudlo was the photographer for the day and she does an amazing job keeping on time and takes some pretty amazing shots! Tony and the staff at the Aldrich Mansion always do such an excellent job, and with so many details incorporated into this wedding, we worked as a great team to get everything set up and broken down at the end of the evening. Of course, no wedding is complete at the Aldrich Mansion without the fantastic dessert room, which never disappoints a crowd of wedding guests. Congrats once again to Dolores and Jack!

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!