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Anglea and Trevor’s OceanCliff wedding was everything this couple could have dreamed of and more! The bride is a professional wedding planning for the Exquisite Events team here in Newport so I knew this was going to be an amazing event!

One of my new found loves to photograph are the invitation suites! I love placing them and adding all the little extras of ribbons and flowers. Angela and Trevor’s classic black and white suite was beautiful! The invitations were set to be mailed before the New Year so a tag that read “Happy 2017! The start of something wonderful” was affixed to the suite by a lovely blush dupioni silk ribbon. A great little personal well wishes to their guests.

Angela and her ‘maids wore custom PJ’s as they sipped champagne and began bridal prep in the gorgeous gatehouse at OceanCliff. The ladies all wore elegant black lace gowns made by J.Crew here in Rhode Island. The maid of honor, the bride’s sister, wore a flower crown as a nod to their families Polish heritage. Trevor was looking dapper in his custom suit made by Michael Hayes here in Newport. I just adored the black paisley fabric which lined the suit jacket. The Groom also had his monogram stitched onto the sleeve of his shirt as well as wear his initials on his cufflinks. As a gift all of the groomsmen were given matching monogramed socks and cufflinks.

The couple were married in the historic church of St. Mary’s in Newport. I loved how the couple met each other halfway down the aisle to unite and walk together to the alter. Family kisses and hugs were given at the top of the aisle before the couple proceeded to take their seats. The ceremony was officiated by not one but two family priests! The ceremony was both heartfelt and hilarious. Once they said “I Do” and sealed it with a kiss we went to Angela’s favorite Newport location – Brenton Point. The bridal party and couple alike were ready to get “the shot” despite the grey skies and chilly wind. It was fun and so worth it!

Okay, on to the stunning ballroom! Angela wanted to make the ballroom feel like an indoor garden. Lush floral arrangements made up of the softest whites and cremes accented with varying greens were littered throughout the room – long table scapes of low lying vines and bunches of flowers traveled down the farm tables while dainty centerpieces covered the round tables. The head table had a trellis which was straight from the “Secret Garden”, decorated with dripping greens and candles. The room also had little garden vignettes decorated with lounge furniture and planters fill with greenery and candles. The monogram was a theme which was carried throughout the event. From the invitations, to the table runners and napkins down to the smallest most delicious cookies.

There were so many wonderful little things throughout the day that were done for the couple or by the couple for their guests. The couple spent months creating these thoughtful bags. They included custom maps of the Newport Area; his (Cheese-Itz) and her (Hershey kisses with custom stickers) favor bags; personalized “emergency” kits; a candle from Shore Soap Co. (A Newport CO.) with custom matches; a bottle of local Del’s lemonade and two water bottles with their custom monogram. Speaking of monograms, the couple had the beautiful monogramed linen napkins given to them that day by a beloved client. The next surprise was for Angela! Trevor made an appearance onstage alongside the band to sing a custom ballad for “His Angela” which was so thoughtful and sweet. On the flipside, Trevor had a surprise coming from his twin brother; A toy car, which is the only thing that ever caused arguments between them, was given to him along with one of the best speeches I have heard. The last surprise was the a grilled cheese food truck! (Um how awesome!?) The truck was there at the end of the evening after the dancing had ended. Needless to say, it was a major hit with everyone.

Venue: OceanCliff | Florist: Robin Hollow Farm | Band: Them Apples | Videographer: Artistic Wedding Films | Church: St. Mary’s Newport | Officiant: Rev. Msgr. Richard LaVerghetta & Fr. Andy (Angela’s childhood priests) | Cake/Dessert: Isis Cakes | Makeup/Hair: Kerri Sweet, ProRadiance (makeup), Lawni Hamilton (hair) | Calligraphy & Invitations: Jane Parillo (calligrapher) & Kate Lemish, Katlem Designs | Transportation: Newport Travel & Viking Tours | Dress: Augusta Jones from Kleinfeld | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Planner: The Bride (Professional planner for Exquisite Events) | Decor: Exquisite Events Decor | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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Sugar babies ignite the dance floor at Oceancliff

Sugar babies ignite the dance floor at Oceancliff

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OceanCliff Resort was the perfect backdrop for Allison and Greg’s Rehearsal dinner. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening! The sun was glistening off the bay and when it set…the sky caught on fire. The relaxed evening had a classy nautical theme including a navy and white color scheme in both the linen and the flowers. The setting sun only enhanced the evening as everyone ate, drank and were merry! It was such a fun evening and I was so excited to see everyone again at the Glen for their romantic wedding!

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

flowers by Toni Chandler at a Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

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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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{Sneak Peek} from this evenings OceanCliff wedding! I loved playing in the trees at Chateau Sur Mer! :)

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Melissa & Nate’s intimate OceanCliff wedding was reminiscent of another era. Newport with all its history and culture has a special place in Melissa’s heart. She grew up summering at OceanCliff’s resort and exploring the area with its many historic landmarks. When she was planning her wedding she drew a lot of inspiration from the mansions’ turn of the century look and feel. The florals were fabulously done by Toni Chandler and were made up of soft pinks, incorporating peonies, dahlia’s, ranunculus and astilbe.

We started the day photographing the couple at two of the preservation society’s grandest mansions, The Elms & Rosecliff. One of my favorite touches which added to the “Gatsby” theme was the antique Rolls Royce! It was a great way to capture the essence of the era and it was a fabulous prop. After spending time in the beautiful gardens we went out to the rocks to capture Newport’s famous seascape.

Melissa & Nate were married on the back lawn of OceanCliff by Melissa’s uncle who is near and dear to her. Melissa’s maid of honor was her aunt and best friend while Nate was supported by his two brothers, one of which sang a beautiful song before the vows. After the ceremony everyone enjoyed cocktails on the patio while be serenaded by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Ella Fitzgerald and the like. The guests were all given a guide book to the preservation society’s great homes when they got to their seat and their signing book was a beautiful coffee table book of the Newport Mansions. {Great Idea!} As the evening wore on the glow of candle light was so dramatic and romantic. Melissa & Nate, Congratulations!!

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Weddings at the Elms Mansion, Newport RI

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