December 18, 2018 /

A Nautical Wedding at the Officers' Club | Newport, Rhode Island

Chris & Katharine’s Nautical Officers’ Club Wedding was heartfelt and fun!

Wedding dresses sometimes are so perfectly matched to the bride that wears them and this was one of those gowns! From the classic lace bodice to the highly structured pleated skirt which features pockets and the most adorable bow! If this dress is for anyone, it’s for Katharine. She looked soooooo radiant in it! To make her wedding look “official”, she wore her mother’s wedding veil. An heirloom now worn by both her and her sister on their wedding day! Katharine also carried two very special keepsakes in each of her dress pockets. Brass Rosary Beads that once belonged to her maternal grandmother and a pearl pin borrowed from her paternal grandmother. To coordinate with the nautical blue of the girls, Chris was dressed in a custom grey suit, embellished with a blue striped bowtie and nautical anchor cufflinks.

The wedding ceremony took place at St.Joseph’s Church in downtown Newport. The family later found out that this church was Katharine’s maternal grandmother’s family church while growing up in Newport. As Katharine said “it was A special unplanned coincidence.” The ceremony was so meaningfully delivered by Father Mark Nowel of Providence College, the couple’s alma mater.

Formal family and couple portraits were held at Salve Regina’s historic Ochre Court. We started getting creative in the exquisite dark and gold gilded room! Then we played in the moody hallways and made our way outside where the rest of the family and bridal party joined us! We made it over to the Officer’s club just in time to grab some sunset ocean shots before the couple were formally introduced into cocktail hour by a traditional bagpiper. {SO much fun!}

The reception room was warm and inviting with its lit rustic lanterns and peachy floral wreaths sitting atop the tables. Special family wedding photos were scattered throughout the room for all to view. I love when couples incorporate their family history into their weddings. The rest of the evening was filled with touching speeches, sentimental moments and of course a huge dance party.

Congratulations Katharine & Chris!

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