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Jasper and Christiana’s Rosecliff wedding was a romantic and elegant black tie affair. The couple chose Rosecliff as their venue because of it’s old world charm. Christiana grew up living around the world, spending most of her time in Paris. *swoon*. Not only is the mansion a gorgeous space to hold your wedding but they loved how the architecture of Rosecliff and the opulent mansions on Bellevue mimic much of the architecture in Paris.

The couple had their siblings and closest friends with them all day. Jasper’s boys from grade school and Christiana’s girls from her time studying in Paris. I loved the color palette of the girls dresses, a gradation of light to dark in blush tones. The flower girls dresses were princess like and unintentionally matched the color palette of Rosecliff perfectly.

The ceremony was held on the rolling back lawn facing the water at sunset. The soft pastel colors of the sky added a romantic mood. One of my favorite moment of the ceremony was when an Apache wedding blessing was read. It’s called the “Blessing of the Four Directions.” It was chosen to be read to honor Jasper’s Apache roots. The blessing ended with a beautiful passage; “May the sun bring you new happiness and warmth each day that you are awake; may the moon softly restore you as you dream each night when you sleep.”

After the ceremony the guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the menagerie off the back of the house, drinking champagne and the couples signature drinks; the Moscow Mule and the English Garden. The party started right away with an amazing entrance and opening dance. After speeches and a delicious dinner the couple headed over to “cut the cake”, in this instance a French Croquembouche. {Yum!} Bear Fight had the dance floor packed for the rest of the evening. Congratulations!!

Venue: Rosecliff Mansion | Florist: Sarah Rodgers Florals | DJ/band: Bear Fight | Caterer: BlackStone | Videographer: Vacilando | Officiant: Darlene Shlesinger | Cake/Dessert: French Croquembouche and Macaroons | Makeup/Hair: Allison Barbera Beauty

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Wedding ceremony at Rosecliff mansion

Wedding ceremony at Rosecliff mansion

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Weddings at Rosecliff in Newport RI

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Ashlee and James couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day! The couple chose Mystic, Connecticut to have their wedding because the bride grew up on the coast and adores the water and the nautical atmosphere. Once the groom saw how rustic Latitude 41 was and how close to the harbor it was, they were sold! They love how it’s like being inside an old ship and the venue complimented the seaport where we took most of our photos. I loved that we got to use the historic tall ships and the colorful buildings!

Some of my favorite details from the day were the custom embroidered collared shirts which were monogramed for all the bridesmaids. Ashlee’s had the monogram as well as the wedding date and “I do” embroidered on the cuffs. {So cute!} The colors of the wedding were navy, white and pink! Pink is Ashlee’s favorite color! She chose to wear pink Badly Mischka pumps {shoe envy} along with her sister’s pearl necklace. The ladies wore pink and the guys wore grey! I loved the vineyard vines blue and pink ties!

All the nautical details were designed and created by the bride and her mom! They worked endless hours tying boat knots, putting together the programs and stationary as well as gathering all the fun nautical details! Both mothers also baked for weeks creating a spectacular cookie display and candy bar! I can tell you first hand, they were delicious! The other personal touch that I love was the cake knife. It’s a family heirloom and a tradition that has been passed down Ashlee’s family for several generations.

Congratulations to Ashlee & James! It was a blast working with you!

Vendors: Venue: Latitude 41 & Mystic Seaport | Church: St. Clare Westerly | Florist: Cindy Tooker and Brides Mom | Band: The Cartell’s | Caterer: Coastal Gourmet | Cake/Dessert: Mystic Market & Mom’s | Hair: Sara Aspen – Salon in the Mills | Makeup: Megan Cotto, Simply Gorgeous by Erin | Transportation: Legends Limo

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Pinwheel walk through at a Westerly Church

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Nautical wedding details at Latitude 41

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Nautical wedding details at Latitude 41

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Alison and David’s Oceancliff wedding was such a blast! From the first look in the trees to the brother who wrote and sang the most hilarious tune as his speech, to Alison’s 90 year old grandmother dancing up a storm!

Alison and David had decided early on that they wanted to do a first look. We talked about many locations but Chateau Sur Mer was the best! For many generations Alison’s family used to be the grounds keepers of the mansion. Alison’s grandparents were the last generation to live on the grounds in the gatehouse. She remembers as a child frolicking through the fields and playing in the large weeping european Beech Trees. We found the perfect tree on property that had a natural archway for David to walk through to meet his bride. We had so much fun playing in the trees. I especially loved the texture of the leaves and the beautiful light that was streaming in.

Alison and David’s ceremony took place at sunset by the water, how romantic! Right after the ceremony the couple ran down to the water and hug each other with excitement and love. We took a few quick shots just as the afterglow of the sun began to show. The reception was filled with laughter as friends and family gave speeches. The best speech of the evening was David’s brother’s. He wrote a poem which was sung in the tunes of favorite melodies. It was so creative and clever. After the speeches we cut some cake then Alison and David were off dancing! Congratulations!

Venue: Oceancliff Resort | Florist: Golden Gate Studio | Band: The Sultans | Videography: Summer Wind Films.

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Chateau Sur Mer Wedding Photos

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