Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Amanda and Joe, October 6, 2012 Newport Hyatt

On October 6th, 2012, Amanda and Joe were married at Salve Regina University’s Our Lady of Mercy Chapel with their reception being held at the Newport Hyatt Hotel.  This wedding was many years in the making as Amanda and Joe first met when they were 11 years old and reconnected as adults!

            From beginning to end this wedding was elegant with many fall accents and details.  When guests first arrived at the hotel they were treated to Out of Town Boxes provided by New England Invitations with a Newport theme. The ceremony was intimate and heartfelt, with tears of joy from many! Bridesmaids wore chocolate brown dresses, that were stunning and their bouquets from Stoneblossom were exquisite.  After their ceremony, the bridal party hit the town on the trolley provided by Rockstar Limo to take pictures throughout Newport with their photographer Jennifer Neves.

      The reception was absolutely gorgeous and fit perfectly into the fall theme.  The centerpieces, created by Stoneblossom Florist, was a scape of gorgeous flowers that had branches that protruded out it in every direction.  On the end of these branches hung oil based votive that truly twinkled in the dim room.  The lines were a crinkled cloth in pistachio and were matched with walnut chiavari ballroom chairs. The table numbers were replaced with different venues in Newport, instead of table one the guests would be sitting at the Rosecliff or Newport Bridge table. 

            Keeping to the fall theme, each guest was given a miniature apple pies tied with a delicate chocolate brown ribbon as a favor provided by Scrumptions.  The women were also given pashminas for their shoulders on such a chilly night. 

            Aside from the beautiful fall theme, it’s safe to say that the main attraction at this wedding was the food.  Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour complete with a plethora of passed appetizers, a raw bar, and a soup station.  They then moved onto a four-course dinner, which included a salad, antipasto, entree, and of course, cake for dessert.  As the night drew on and guests danced they were offered what the couple came to a “late night snack.”  This late night snack included pizza and deli sandwiches. 

            From ceremony to reception this wedding was truly a romantic and tasty affair.  Amanda and Joey, thanks for letting us spend your special day with you!       


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Giovanna and Ian-Cafe Nuovo

    Giovanna & Ian were married the last weekend of September at gorgeous Catherdral of St. Peter and Paul.  The couple held their reception at the gorgeous Cafe Nuovo Rotunda, which is located in the Citizens Bank Buliding, in downtown Providence. 
     Guests enjoyed a plethora of amazingly delicious appetizers and were shocked to see the newlyweds arrive by gondola on Providence’s famous waterfire river.  Such a unique feature!
The night carried on with a three course Italian dinner and dancing.  The bride and groom danced the night away and their excitement and happiness for one another was evident.

   Giovanna wanted to have a lot of personalized touches at her wedding and to be able to savor those memories in years to come.  Instead of the traditional guest book and pen, the couple had a large white poster board with a picture of a car tagged “just married” on it, along with the wedding date and their names on the bottom. On the top of the car was a bunch of strings, the only thing missing was balloons. Each guest took a dab of different colored ink and created a balloon out of their thumbprint. The guests then signed their names on their print. The guests loved this idea and thought it was such a great alternative to the regular guest book. Giovanna & Ian plan to hang this in their new home to always remember their special day and the ones they shared it with.  Late in the evening, guests had to complete a bucket list of items that they thought the bride and groom must try and accomplish in their life together.  A lot of guests gave suggestions along with notes to the newlyweds. 

            Overall, Giovanna and Ian had an amazing wedding that was both interactive for guests and incredibly unique.  Congratulations Giovanna & Ian!  We wish you all the best! Many thanks to Cafe Nuovo, Scott Zuehlke Photography, Flowers by Semia and Rentals Unlimited for all their hard work!