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PLANNING

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INVITATIONS + FAVORS

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From the North Shore to Cape Cod, and from Boston to Newport, we bring you some of our favorite weddings of the year.

162 Angie Edgar to Jonathan Chin

240 Rebecca Gladu to Daniel Loureiro

168 Emily Hall to Taylor Sears

242 Allie Herzog to Frank Fusco

174 Nicole Mihailides to David Rodin

246 Kaitlyn Urbanetti to Brandon Fritz

178 Stephanie Desmarais to Navid Nazemi

248 Nicole Sheusi to Michael Church

182 Natalie Olivier to Ascer Barlatier

252 Rebecca Quinsee to Andrew Lazorick

186 Amy Cundall to Andrew Maglione III

256 Miranda Hammer to Andrew Shear

190 Marissa Martone to Peter Shalhoub

262 Kathryn Safford to Adam Johnson

194 Rebecca Sventy to Anthony Giordano

266 Caitlin Egler to Jason Oberg

198 Jennifer White to Brian Judge

320 Kristen Aucoin to Christoffer Larsen

202 Annie Campbell to Christopher Vroman

324 Leslie Sweeney to Conor Geraghty

208 Margaret Winston to Harrison Bane

326 Jennifer Paolino to Jonathan Romano

212 Kasey Carberry to John Pagnozzi

330 Meghan McMahon to Brendan Fogerty

214 Maya Jackson to Mark Pellegrini

336 Chelsie Sherbertes to Jesse Anderson

218 Shreya Arumugam to Alvin Krishna SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WEDDINGS

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EDITORIAL & CONTENT DIRECTOR

Another memorable wedding year is now marked in the books, and Southern New England Weddings has had the pleasure, and honor, of documenting and sharing some of the most beautiful, unique and heartfelt celebrations of its time. This year’s trends—think rock tunes, selfie sticks and tasting stations—were dreamy representations of formal and casual “I do’s,” from chic yacht club nuptials, rustic-style farm fetes, ballroom bashes and regal city ceremonies. In all of its elegant glory, and as a fun interpretation of a vivid Wes Anderson film, our fashion shoot, “A Grand Newport Narrative” (p. 56), was staged at the gilded Rosecliff Mansion in Rhode Island’s City by the Sea. Gorgeous gowns, dazzling jewels, custom paper products and quirky details made for one captivating shoot, facilitated by the amazing team of vendors involved. Other shoots of note include a rich variety of tabletop designs (p. 82), menu classics (p. 272) and delectable cake confections (p. 286). Additionally, this issue features stories highlighting must-have registry staples, well-defined honeymoon itineraries and “Great Ideas” worth coveting. We’ve honed in on top venue selections throughout the southern New England regions—from Cape Cod and the Islands, Boston, South Shore and South Coast, to both coastal and inland Rhode Island destinations—and rounded up some valuable tips and tricks from the pros on everything from bridal attire to day-of wedding transportation. Each real wedding, all of which span our lovely states, is a prime example of a day worth remembering a thousand times over. The couples, their stories, are a tribute to what Southern New England Weddings is all about: you. And really, we just can’t get enough. To chime in on the Weddings chatter, or to share your own love story, visit us at southernneweddings.com and be sure to follow our digital ventures throughout the year on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Looking forward to an exciting (and just as memorable!) 2016.

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Danielle Raciti: Southern New England Weddings + Southern New England Weddings: Destination ASSISTANT EDITOR

Jennifer Sperry: Southern New England Weddings + Southern New England Weddings: Destination ............................................ LMS EDITORS

Maria Allen: South Shore Living, Plymouth Magazine Rachel Arroyo: Home Remodeling Lisa Leigh Connors: Cape Cod Magazine, Chatham Magazine Jaci Conry: Custom Publications Rob Duca: New England Golf & Leisure Colby Radomski: Falmouth Magazine, Hingham Magazine Tom Richardson: New England Boating Janice Randall Rohlf: Southern New England Home Jennifer Sperry: Southern New England Living ASSISTANT EDITOR

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PLANNING | DAY-OF COORDINATION

HIRING FOR THE DAY-OF DE-STRESSES THE BRIDAL PROCESS BY LAURIE HIGGINS

Even if you elect to have your wedding at a venue that offers planning services, it’s still a good idea to hire a wedding planner who works directly with you. A lot of the best wedding planners offer day-of coordination as part of their package and with good reason: it takes a lot of pressure off the bride. “I’m honest with couples that there are certain places where you don’t actually need someone from the outside,” says Jennifer Chagnon of The Pink Polka Dot in Falmouth. “But if you’re having a large wedding with a lot of moving pieces and are working with lots of different vendors, even the best venues are not going to help you manage all of the outside things. We help juggle everything and put all of the pieces together.”

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For Chagnon, the most important part of day-of coordination is a really detailed timeline for how the day will flow. An itinerary is the best way to ensure that the wedding will be successful. Once it’s in place, the planner is just executing and troubleshooting. “The timeline is kind of like the Bible for the day,” she says. She recommends that even couples whose budget doesn’t include a planner create a timeline so they aren’t making last-minute decisions. “The last thing you want to do is micromanage on your wedding day,” says Chagnon. Mauryn Kkira of Creative Wedding Solutions in Boston does all the micromanaging so her clients don’t have to do anything but relax and enjoy. Her team shows up at the venue as soon as it opens and oversees setup. Kkira also ensures that vendors deliver what they actually promised, which doesn’t always happen. “Most people don’t understand that they have made these plans over a long period of time and the companies they are working with are working with multiple other couples,” she says. “Of course you would expect they would all have it down to a system, but in reality you need somebody to be your eyes and ears.”

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ABOVE AND FAR RIGHT: Styled tables ready for their dinner guests, courtesy of The Pink Polka Dot. BOTTOM RIGHT: Soaking it all in on Block Island.

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ABOVE: Uplighting adds drama to this wedding by LoLo Event Design.

One of the biggest reasons to have a day-of coordinator is that there are a lot of things behind the scenes that have to get done. If you don’t have a coordinator, those tasks fall on someone, usually the mother of the bride or the maid of honor, which means they can’t relax and just be a guest. A day-of coordinator is one of the best gifts a couple can give themselves and their guests. “It’s kind of like being a hostess,” says Kkira. “When you’re a hostess, you’re ‘on’ the entire time. If you have planned everything yourself, there is a different kind of problem that develops because you’re the one that knows everything and how it is supposed to be, which means that everyone is going to come to you for every single thing.” The reality is that no matter how carefully you plan, something is bound to go wrong. Having your wedding planner there all day means that when problems arise, someone is there to fix them—often without the couple even knowing a problem existed. “Most of what makes it successful is being ridiculously over-prepared, and being over-prepared means having people there to anticipate that something might go wrong,” Kkira says. “Their job is to run and fix it so nothing actually does go wrong.”

ON ISLAND TIME

FACING PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Courtesy of LoLo Event Design; Susan Sancomb Photography; Courtesy of SD Events. THIS PAGE: Courtesy of LoLo Event Design.

There is something extremely romantic about an island wedding. But there are also a few logistical things to consider when you are planning this type of nuptial, says Jessica Willi, executive director of the Block Island Tourism Council. First consideration: transportation. Whether the mode is ferry or plane, plan in advance. “I got married on Block Island and for me it was worth the risk of bad weather to have the reward of an amazing outdoor wedding on Block Island,” she says. Willi highly recommends using on-island vendors who don’t have to travel and who know the logistics of the island. Another good tip is to get advice from other couples who have gotten married on an island. Lastly, keep in mind that islands in southern New England all have short seasons. You can save a lot of money for both you and your guests if you consider alternate days to Saturday because island hotels often have a three-night minimum for weekends in season. “Even if money is no object to you, it might be for your guests,” says Willi. southernNEweddings.com

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take their time as they register and select things that they really love,” says McTigue. “They should not be heavily influenced by suggestions from family and friends and should focus on planning their future together. Couples should also keep in mind that their lifestyle will change as will their needs.” The Registry at Bloomingdale’s offers a special experience for soon-to-be brides and grooms, from a personal registry consultant and exclusive savings to honeymoon perks, free monogramming and more. McTigue believes these extras can be extremely helpful. “Many couples find building their registry overwhelming, which is why we have consultants dedicated to registry and true specialists in the area.”

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Once the bride and groom shake out their registry jitters, the fun can begin. While the couple ultimately runs the show, their consultant is there every step of the way to offer expert guidance, professional opinions and nerve-calming advice. For the couple that hosts family and friends often, McTigue firmly believes that entertaining starts with great tableware. “It’s best to start with the serving pieces that guests will see. These should reflect the tastes and lifestyle of the couple, from the cheeseboard, chip and dip trays and hors d’oeuvre plates to the glassware,” she explains. “Once we understand the couple’s sense of aesthetics and style of entertaining, we can suggest the best items for them, such as varietal-specific wine glasses for the wine connoisseur or a mandolin for an experienced cook.” However, couples who are not entertaining pros don’t get left out in the cold. While the majority of brides and grooms instinctively register for kitchen essentials designed for meal preparation, the consultants also suggest focusing on the presentation part of entertaining. “Often they have not been preparing meals for more than two people so they may not realize how many serving pieces they will need,” McTigue points out, adding, “We like to encourage them to think of their table as a wardrobe, where they can mix patterns and textures to present a more eclectic table that reflects their personal style. Of course, a beautiful pitcher, unique salt and pepper shakers and condiment dishes can really add flair.” FACING PAGE: This classic Kate Spade porcelain dish set in blue and white is perfect for mixing and matching your dinnerware. THIS PAGE: FROM TOP: The Nambe Yaro Salad Bowl, made of acacia wood, with coordinating servers, adds warmth to any table setting. Stunning, hand-polished ANNA new york Pedra Coasters are vibrant and artful with one-of-a-kind variations.

If an engaged couple is still searching for registry suggestions after working with a consultant, McTigue suggests adding these popular items to their list. “At Bloomingdale’s, china and crystal continue to be must-haves on most registries—even if the couple will be living in a smaller city space with a single set of dinnerware,” she says. “A set of cookware and small appliances for their kitchen, along with some decorative vases, frames, bowls, etc., are almost always present. After all, many friends and family members will want to see their gift in the couple’s home.” While every couple wants to make their loved ones happy, the most important thing they can remember when setting up a registry is to follow their own personal style. “Couples should keep thinking about their future needs to be sure that this opportunity helps their friends and family members provide lasting memories,” says McTigue. “While they should take advice from those with more experience, in the end, their registry choices need to be their own as they embark upon the adventure of creating a new home and life together.” While creating a bridal registry can be an overwhelming process, couples should take this experience in stride. Being prepared, having a sense of personal panache and selecting both basics and out-of-the-box items will ensure every gift has a part in making memories that last a lifetime.

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LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN! Registering with us is just the first step on your extraordinary journey together... This is an amazing time in your life, and we can’t wait to share it with you. When you register with us, you’ll be matched with a specialized Registry Consultant whose one and only mission is to make your Registry experience perfect—and fun. You’ll also get 10%–25% off* an amazing selection in Women’s, Men’s, Fine Jewelry and much, much more. Register four ways: stop by your nearest Bloomingdale’s, go to bloomingdales.com/registry, download the Big Brown Bag app, or call 1-800-888-2WED.

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decade ago Ann Petronio left her advertising and marketing career to follow her passion and explore the world of travel. After enjoying an apprenticeship at a storefront in Rhode Island, she launched Annie’s Escapes, a custom travel planning business. “I wanted to help couples and families plan custom trips that fit their interests, needs and budget,” she says. Honeymooners are a special group to the travel planner. "It is usually the first point in a couple’s life when they need some help putting together a customized trip. They want to ensure that the trip goes off without a hitch and that it is truly the experience they want it to be,” says Petronio, who travels to Europe and the Caribbean at least once a year to check out new resorts. She also reads trade publications and works with trusted suppliers and partners around the world to deliver the most up-to-date travel information to her clients.

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Although every client has his or her own dream trip, when pressed to pick a dream honeymoon, Petronio chose Hawaii and visits to Oahu, Maui and Kauai as her top choice. On Oahu, she suggests staying at the Royal Hawaiian Resort, a historic Waikiki landmark with lots of charm and character. While you’re in Honolulu, she says there is a lot to see and do. “You can easily spend most of a day at Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona. Use another afternoon to rent a car and head up to the North Shore—watch the surfers, have lunch at the gorgeous Turtle Bay resort, stop for a shave ice in Haleiwa and stick around to watch the sun go down at Sunset Beach,” she suggests. With the rest of your free time, you can take a stand-up paddleboard lesson on Waikiki Beach, go for a hike up Diamond Head, indulge in a hole-in-the-wall food tour or go snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner spot, she suggests making reservations at sunset at the Halekulani Hotel’s House Without a Key restaurant. Next stop, our expert says, is a quick (less than an hour) non-stop flight to Maui. “While you’re on the island, you will need a car or jeep so you can get out and explore all that Maui has to offer. Spend a farm-to-table day in Upcountry Maui, visiting the botanical gardens, taking a farm tour in Kula and doing some sampling at the Surfing Goat Dairy and the Ocean Vodka distillery. Spend another full day doing the Road to Hana—but rather than driving it yourself, we can arrange a small group tour that takes you one way by car/driver, with stops for waterfalls, scenic overlooks and a picnic, and then has you return via helicopter for exciting aerial views of the coast. Plan an early morning trip to see the sun rise at Haleakala and then (if you’re feeling adventurous) you can add an exhilarating bike ride down

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from the volcano and treat yourselves to breakfast in Makawao or Paia afterwards,” says Petronio. Other activities of note are simply hitting the beach, playing a round of golf, strolling through the historic whaling town of Lahaina, enjoying a traditional luau (the Feast at Lele is most romantic), snorkel with green sea turtles off Maluaka Beach or indulge in a fantastic meal, like a sunset dinner at Mama’s Fish House, followed by a drive up to Kapalua. After another quick non-stop flight, this time to Kauai, hop in another jeep and head over to the St. Regis Princeville Resort. While you’re in Kauai, if you can tear yourselves away from your resort, Petronio says you can sail and snorkel along the Na Pali coast (which has dramatic views and fantastic whale watching opportunities in the winter months), go for a hike in Waimea Canyon (or see it from above with an exhilarating helicopter tour), spend an afternoon zip-lining through the rainforest and visit charming little local towns, like Hanalei and Hanapepe. On the south coast, plan a romantic dinner at Red Salt (at the Koa Kea); in the north, have a delicious post-beach dinner at the Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant and Fish Market. For a romantic splurge, reserve a window table at the Kauai Grill (right at your hotel). For a more casual evening, assemble a picnic meal from one of the local farmers markets and make your way to Polihale Beach for a sunset dinner and some stargazing. Finally, at the end of your Hawaiian honeymoon, you’ll check out and head to Lihue Airport for your overnight flight back home. Aloha!

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ITINERARY EARLY HONEYMOON PLANNING PAYS OFF

BY COURTNEY TOOMEY

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he wedding might be over, but the honeymoon has just begun. For most newlyweds, the romantic trip after the “I do’s” is almost as important as the big day. That’s why it is essential to start planning early in order to create the vacation itinerary of your dreams, whether that involves zip-lining through the jungle, sailing into the sunset or just simply sipping a Mai Tai on the sand.

When asked why couples should book their honeymoon with a travel agent and not do all of the planning on their own, Peavey has some words of wisdom. “Booking online can be confusing and there’s no one to reach out to when a mistake is made,” she shares. “With all of the different destinations and resorts to choose from, it can also be tricky to find the perfect fit for you from a few photos online. We have personally experienced many of the popular resorts out there today and can give the real feedback needed to make your decision.” While couples honeymoon all over the globe, many favor sunny, sandy destinations. “The Dominican Republic and Mexico are definitely the honeymoon hot spots,” claims Peavey. “Most couples want warm climates, great food, beautiful beaches and relaxation.”

Photos courtesy of Susan Peavey Travel

“My best advice would be to book months ahead of time,” says Susan Peavey, owner of Susan Peavey Travel of Marshfield, Mass. “This way, the couple gets the exact room they are looking for and can pay for their honeymoon over time. Weddings are beautiful, but they can be very structured. Most of our clients are ready to relax on a beautiful beach with lots of amenities and we can make that happen.”

So sit back and imagine your perfect honeymoon adventure. Maybe it looks something like this:

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HONEYMOON ITINERARY FLIGHTS Depart 02APR16 JetBlue #895 Leaves Saturday, April 2, 2016 Arrives Saturday, April 2, 2016 Travel Time : 4hr 2min Return 09APR16 Jetblue #196 Leaves Saturday, April 9, 2016 Arrives Saturday, April 9, 2016 Travel Time: 4hr 15min

6:10AM Boston (BOS) 10:12AM DR, Punta Cana (PUJ)

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DR, Punta Cana (PUJ) Boston (BOS)

Resort Check-In 02APR16 / Check-Out 09APR16 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, All Inclusive, Hotel Rating - 5 stars Location: Punta Cana – Beach

Room Type: Caribbean Diamond, 1 King Bed, Views Vary The best of the best. Caribbean Diamond is all about upgrades, including best locations in the resort. Additional amenities: Liquor dispenser with premium brands, in-room à la carte restaurant menu, 24-hour room service, aromatherapy and pillow menu, exclusive beach bag (one per room/per stay) and private check-in and check-out. The Extras: Up to $1,800 Limitless Resort Credit included—can be used towards selected tours, golf, spa and beauty salon services, romantic and special dinner events, upgraded wine selections at restaurants, Photo Collection and upscale experiences at Oro Night Club.

SAONA CATAMARAN CRUISE: Whatever your idea of paradise is, you'll find it on Saona Island. White beaches, clear turquoise waters and countless palm trees are just some of the things you'll find there. Take a relaxing stroll on the miles of white sand and return for your hot lunch on the beach. Once aboard the speedboat, you will stop off at the natural swimming pool, a unique wonder of nature, where you will interact with starfish. Duration: Approx. 12 hours, includes transportation to and from your hotel. SAILING ADVENTURE: Sail along the breathtaking Bavaro Coast on a luxurious catamaran. Stop for snorkeling in the pristine waters of an unspoiled natural reef to observe colorful fish and marvelous coral formations, then sail your way to a sandbank for music and drinks. Then head to a private beach club for a unique lunch experience. Duration: Approx. 5 hours. Price Breakdown* Spa and private dinner pricing varies Land & Air Travel Protection Zip-Line Adventure Saona Island Catamaran Sailing Adventure Transfers TOTAL PACKAGE

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Honeymoon Specials: Guests who are celebrating their honeymoon will receive the following: bottle of sparkling house wine, mini cake, honeymoon dinner, in-room breakfast, hydro spa tub experience, welcome note from celebrity party planner, Colin Cowie. For added fun, book some extras to round out your trip, like a candlelit dinner on the beach—choose the location and your own menu. Or, experience a couple’s massage at the spa. Looking for a little adventure? Try these off-property excursions. ZIP-LINE ADVENTURE: “Fly” from one platform to another and swing through the air with a privileged bird's-eye view of the lush scenery. Leaving Punta Cana behind, you'll travel through the Dominican Republic's scenic countryside on your Anumaya. Duration: Approx. 4 1/2 hours. Textway to towards come Text to come Text to come

Taking couples from their big day to their dream getaway is one part of the job that makes most travel agents smile. “I love what I do every day,” says Peavey. “Planning a honeymoon or a special trip is such a happy time in someone’s life and that’s what we love to focus on. We take the stress out and people are always so thankful.”

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GREAT IDEAS | BLACK + WHITE

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CELEBRATING THE DRAMATIC TONES OF BLACK AND WHITE 1. ON THE TOWN Rockstar Limo’s threepassenger Lincoln Town Car is a stylish option for wedding-day transportation or send-off. 888-725-7871, rockstarlimo.net

2. LESS IS MORE There’s something poetic about a black-and-white wedding photo, and Matthew Celeste of Blueflash Photography explains why: “Oftentimes the removal of color allows the underlying emotion to come through more powerfully,” he explains. “I think that black and white gives the viewer the feeling that they’re stealing a glance into something very intimate,” he adds. 401-484-1818, blueflashphotography.com

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3. TIME TESTED The perfect gift for Dad or hubby-to-be, this Museum Classic Movado watch is a charmer. With 40 mm case, solid stainless steel, black Museum dial and black calf skin strap. 617-630-6000, bloomingdales.com

4. HATS OFF Marie Galvin is an award-winning Irish #2: Blueflash Photography. #6: Joe Mikos Photographers.

milliner and owner of GALVIN-ized Headwear, a hat shop in Boston’s South End. Her dramatic headwear is perfect for weddings and includes this fab fascinator as well as a variety of hats. 617-834-2910, galvinized-hats.com

5. CHEERS! Perfect as either a bridal party gift or an indulgent favor, this “Pop the Champagne” celebratory package features a custom card designed by Little Birdie Papercraft. 401-484-8222, littlebirdiestudio.com

6. COOL CONFECTION Pops of green leaves set off this all-white cake provided by Ocean House and styled by Clare Frances Events. 401-584-7000, oceanhouseri.com; clarefrancesevents.com

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GREAT IDEAS | SILVER + GOLD

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THESE METALLICS NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE 1. SCENE STEALER Weddings by The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library deliver romance in a grand, photogenic setting. 617-859-2282, thecateredaffair.com

2. THE ENVELOPE PLEASE Hello sparkles! The textured Leo Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff never shimmered so brightly as it does in gold glitter. Genuine leather, with envelope snap closure and exclusive lining. rebeccaminkoff.com

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3. CHILL OUT This Michael Aram-designed “White Orchid” champagne bucket is the ideal way to commemorate an unforgettable wedding day. 617-630-6000, bloomingdales.com

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4. SHINE ON A simple silver vase adds luster to an allwhite floral arrangement. Styled by Clare Frances Events. clarefrancesevents.com

5. PRECIOUS MEMORIES

“An understated blackand-white wedding picture presents the perfect opportunity to use a more ornate silver frame,” says Geoffrey Gaunt, owner of Providence Picture Frame. “For this project, we used a plain white rag matte and an inner frame, called a fillet, for ornamentation.” 401-421-6196, providencepictureframe.com

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6. NATURAL CHARM These sterling silver wave bracelets, made by Jesse Mia Horowitz of The Jewelry Studio of Wellfleet, are unique gifts for the bride or her maids. 508-349-2284, shop “Jewelry Studio of Wellfleet” on etsy.com

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GREAT IDEAS | NATURAL INSTINCTS

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1 NATURE-INSPIRED WEDDING DECOR 1. PICTURE PERFECT This Rag & Bone photo album features a custom-designed cover by Paper Moon Invitations. 401-943-1123, papermoonstationery.com

2. ROCK ON Barnacle-covered rocks and shells do double duty as rustic décor and escort card paper weights.

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4. THE GIVING TREE Custom designed by Goosefish Press, this invitation showcases a simple tree with intricate bark details. 617-728-2822, goosefishpress.com

5. BITE-SIZE Mini apple tart tatins with herb chèvre by The Catered Affair are even more appealing when served on rustic wood. 781-982-9333, thecateredaffair.com

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GREAT IDEAS | GIFT GUIDE

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1. COASTING ALONG The ideal gift for Beantown-loving bridal parties or newlyweds, these cedar coasters by Aymie Spitzer, founder and designer of Neighborwoods, showcase Boston’s iconic neighborhoods. 617-236-4536, olivesandgrace.com

2. HAVE REGISTRY, WILL TRAVEL Forego that toaster and create a honeymoon registry with Susan Peavey Travel. With an amount of their own choosing, guests can help pay for your dream getaway, including excursions and upgrades. 781-319-1960, susanpeaveytravel.com #2: Courtesy of Palace Resorts. #5: Angela Greenlaw Photography.

3. PLAY FAVORITES From peanut butter to maple toffee crunch, brownies by Vermont Brownie Company are delicious, locally made favors. Choose from two box styles (white and kraft) and over 20 colors of sheer organza ribbon. Custom orders are possible, too. 800-745-8333, vermontbrownie.com

4. BEAR NECESSITIES Who can resist this well-dressed duo from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company? The furry bride and groom are perfect for engagement, shower, wedding and even anniversary gifts. The 15-inch bears are sold separately or as a pair. 800-829-2327, vermontteddybear.com

5. MIX IT UP Let guests choose from a variety of baking mixes for a favor they are sure to use.

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INVITATIONS | DETAILS + ACCENTS

SIMPLY SOPHISTICATED Splash Stationers designed this timeless wedding suite, which includes an attractive border motif and detailed response cards.

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INVITATIONS | DETAILS + ACCENTS

WOODLAND WONDER This earthy suite, by The Paper Perfectionist, has just the right balance of both rustic and elegant design.

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INVITATIONS | DETAILS + ACCENTS

ALL THAT GLITTERS This chic and sparkly invite suite, by Little Birdie Papercraft, is a gorgeous option for any holiday-themed wedding event.

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INVITATIONS | DETAILS + ACCENTS

ALL ABOARD! Gus + Ruby Letterpress designed this divine destination suite, which just beckons for cocktails in hand during island nuptials.

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INVITATIONS | DETAILS + ACCENTS

SEA INSPIRED Sand and seashells meet for a perfectly beachy suite designed by M. Smith + Company. BELOW: This classic green and navy suite from The Pink Polka Dot incorporates stripes, anchors and sailboats, all of our favorite nautical flourishes.

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Photography CORINNA RAZNIKOV PHOTOGRAPHY Location ROSECLIFF MANSION, NEWPORT, RI // THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY Fashion ALEXANDRA’S BOUTIQUE, FALL RIVER, MA // ANTHONY’S HOUSE OF FORMALS, CRANSTON, RI // BLOOMINGDALE’S, CHESTNUT HILL, MA // FLAIR BOSTON, BOSTON, MA // SHOES TO DYE FOR, NATICK, MA Jewelry BAXTER’S FINE JEWELRY JEWELRY, WARWICK, RI // M.R.T. JEWELERS, EAST PROVIDENCE, RI Hair + Makeup MAKEOVER ARTISTRY ARTISTRY, WARREN, RI Flowers SAYLES LIVINGSTON DESIGN, ADAMSVILLE, RI Stationery THE PAPER PERFECTIONIST, LINCOLN, RI Furniture, Vintage Decor, Linens + Rentals NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY RENTALS, HANOVER MA Cake ARTISAN BAKE SHOP SHOP, ROCHESTER, MA Modeling Agency THE BEAUTY WITHIN MODEL MANAGEMENT, PAWTUCKET, RI // MAGGIE INC., BOSTON, MA

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FACING PAGE: Felicia’s dress and delicate Tara Keely top from Flair Boston are complemented by an oversized Edward Berger headband in gold from Shoes To Dye For. A 14kyg three-stone 1.89cttw diamond engagement ring and 14k white, rose and yellow gold .50cttw stacking eternity bands, all from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry, round out this feminine look. THIS PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The Paper Perfectionist designed this custom invite suite, adorned with monogrammed motifs in a rich purple hue and coordinating keys for guests’ seats. Closeup of the 14kyg three-stone 1.89cttw diamond engagement ring and 14k white, rose and yellow gold .50cttw stacking eternity bands from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. Thoughtfully designed favor boxes from The Paper Perfectionist.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A braided updo by Makeover Artistry allows for these sparkly Ansonia earrings from Shoes To Dye For to shine. A Jenny Yoo duo from Flair Boston accentuates Felicia’s neckline and silhouette; the beaded bolero is the perfect accessory. Another view of the 14kyg three-stone 1.89cttw diamond engagement ring from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. Michael’s navy tuxedo jacket and coordinating outfit from Anthony’s House of Formals are ultra dapper, especially when paired with a rose gold-plated and stainless retro watch with leather strap from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. Also from Baxter’s is his rose gold and Damascus satin acid-polished tiger wedding band. Boutonniere from Sayles Livingston Design includes ranunculus, olive, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and antique key. FACING PAGE: Felicia looks relaxed in this soft vintage settee from New England Country Rentals. Stacked suitcases make the best table for this floral display by Sayles Livingston Design, which includes cymbidium orchids, garden roses, calla lilies, hypericum berries, snowberries, dahlias, anemone, seeded eucalyptus, eryngium, wax flowers, magnolia, lotus pods and pheasant feathers.

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FACING PAGE: FAR LEFT: A sapphire tuxedo jacket is paired with a simple black bow tie for an eye-catching yet classic look. Entire ensemble from Anthony’s House of Formals, topped off with a Lashbrook-designed wedding band with genuine sapphires and diamonds from M.R.T. Jewelers. CENTER: This Blush by Hayley Paige gown, from Flair Boston, is a stunner, with its low V-cut front and beaded tie. Equally stunning is the 18kwg Tacori engagement ring, which features a .80ct semi-mounting of channelset diamonds, from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. Stacked diamond eternity bands also from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. The floral ribbon display from Sayles Livingston Design makes for a playful photo backdrop. RIGHT: It’s hard to go wrong with this sparkly pair of 14kwg 3cttw diamond inside-outside hoops from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. Cascading bouquet, by Sayles Livingston Design, includes fresh anemone, garden roses, café au lait dahlias, snowberries, mandevilla and seeded eucalyptus.

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THIS PAGE: Michael’s Anthony’s House of Formals head-to-toe look is a handsome pairing next to Felicia’s gorgeous Blush by Hayley Paige gown from Flair Boston. FACING PAGE: Making an entrance, Felicia looks fierce in this long-sleeved Essence of Australia gown from Alexandra’s Boutique. Accented by strings of round Japanese akoya pearls and freshwater pearls in alternating sizes from M.R.T. Jewelers. Emerald-cut pink tourmaline ring (with diamond and pink tourmaline accented infinity band) is an exclusive design from M.R.T. Jewelers.

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ABOVE: Tucked under the trees of the Labyrinth, Kelsey is wearing a sleek Alvina Valenta gown in English Net and chantilly lace over silk charmeuse with embroidered and jeweled accents throughout, available at Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. Vintage in feel yet still dazzling, her accessories include an 18k white gold wedding band, whose design showcases three center diamonds and smaller diamonds all around, from Place Jewellers. Also from Place are the sterling silver and cubic zirconia hoop earrings and the stacked white gold and diamond bracelets. FACING PAGE: A playful pair, Kelsey and Peter pose amongst the act

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FACING PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: An opulent and dreamy destination, Rosecliff was the perfect setting for an era-appropriate bridal shoot. Fancy and form-fitting Essence of Australia gown from Alexandra’s Boutique. Strings of round Japanese akoya pearls and freshwater pearls in alternating sizes from M.R.T. Jewelers. Emerald-cut pink tourmaline ring (with diamond and pink tourmaline accented infinity band) is an exclusive design from M.R.T. Jewelers. Protea bunch designed by Sayles Livingston Design. Short never looked this good as Felicia dons a long-sleeved Encore by Watters dress with illusion neckline from Alexandra’s Boutique. A pristine “Fisher Project” alpaca-blend cocoon coat by Eileen Fisher from Bloomingdale’s is the perfect cool-weather partner for her look. Her accessories include a multi-beaded headpiece from Flair Boston, Benjamin Adams Mia T-strap heel in ivory from Shoes To Dye For and stacked 14kwg pavé 1.12cttw diamond and 14k white and rose gold 1cttw diamond bands from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry. Michael takes the lead with a plum tuxedo jacket and coordinating ensemble from Anthony’s House of Formals. A Billy Reid wool blend Bond peacoat from Bloomingdale’s caps off Michael’s look. His 18wg Tacori 7.5mm wedding band from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry seals the deal. ABOVE: An old-school bike, from New England Country Rentals, is just so cool.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Vintage and simply styled tabletop from Sayles Livingston Design includes assorted dinnerware, glassware and flatware, all from New England Country Rentals, and centerpiece consisting of cymbidium orchids, garden roses, calla lilies, hypericum berries, snowberries, dahlias, anemone, seeded eucalyptus, eryngium, wax flowers, magnolia, lotus pods and pheasant feathers. Artisan Bake Shop dreamed up this majestic cake, topped with a burnished gold sugar crown encasing a royal aubergine accent. Rose gold and patinaed metallics accent each of the tiers along with elegant sugar pearls. The center tier is brushed in rose pink watercolor and sports a Victorian-inspired keyhole framed by burnished gold lace. Delicate skeleton keys hang from burnished gold draped bands. An architectural, art dĂŠcor-inspired bottom tier adds visual interest and richness to the design. The sweetest table setting accent, designed by The Paper Perfectionist, includes personalized tags and boxes with coordinating menu cards. Another use for the bridal bouquet.

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1. The “Saskia” by Benjamin Adams never fails to impress with its high stiletto heel (four inches) and Swarovski crystal details. Available in ivory duchesse silk from Shoes To Dye For. 508-653-6063, shoestodyefor.com

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2. This rhinestone box clutch by Sondra Roberts is appropriate for any special occasion, from a bachelorette party to the big day itself. 617-630-6000, bloomingdales.com

look with this Mariell hair vine from Flair Boston. Its garden of crystal clusters includes sprays of Swarovski crystals and rhinestones set on a golden vine with side combs. 12 1/2 inches long by 1 1/4 inches high. Also available in silver. 617-247-2828, flairbridesmaid.com

4. Available from Alexandra’s Boutique in Fall River, Mass., this decorative hair comb is perfect for a 1920s-inspired bridal look. 508-679-8770, alexandrasbridalboutique.com

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5. Ansonia bracelet from Shoes To Dye For (508-653-6063, shoestodyefor.com) and Sylvie-designed diamond ring, featuring a cushion-shaped center diamond flanked by matching pear-shaped diamonds, from M.R.T. Jewelers (401-435-3500, mrtjewelers.com) are the perfect complements to any vintage look.

6. Available from Sposabella Bridal in Hyannis, this Watters Bridal dress from the “Willowby” collection is a new modern classic. It features Romantic lace in a slim, fit-and-flare silhouette with sweetheart sweep train. 508-790-4453, sposabellabridals.com

7. Crafted from freshwater pearls and crystals, and punctuated by an off-center daisy, this Mariell headpiece can be worn as either a headband or tiara and is 13 inches long. 617-247-2828, flairbridesmaid.com

T-strap high-heel sandals by Badgley Mischka. Shown in color Latte but also available in ivory, with 3 3/4-inch heel. 617-630-6000, bloomingdales.com

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SOMETHING BLUE MEETS BLING In 100 years of business, M.R.T. JEWELERS has established itself as not only a trusted source of diamond engagement rings and wedding bands but also as a creative design studio. Its experienced team creates exclusive M.R.T. designs that are truly one of a kind. From its heirloom-worthy bracelets to show-stopping statement rings, M.R.T. Jewelers embraces tradition while encouraging individuality.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP CENTER: Open-work design 18k white gold 1.42k aquamarine ring featuring 1.53k supporting fine white diamonds; one-of-a-kind 14k titanic ring showcasing award-winning designer-cut 5.99k aquamarine with .72k yellow and .69k white diamonds; 18k white gold micro-pavĂŠ diamond and aquamarine pendant necklace, with petite round aquamarine at center and .27k and 1.13k of perfectly placed white diamonds; designer-inspired 18k white gold diamond bracelet featuring a wrist-popping 7 carats.

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DAZZLING DECISIONS BAXTER’S FINE JEWELRY in Warwick, Rhode

Island, is all about choices. From stunning engagement rings and wedding bands to keepsake pendant necklaces and more, the expansive selection in Baxter’s showroom is sure to satisfy any taste or budget. And if you can’t find exactly what you’re seeking, its in-house Design Center can turn the desire in your mind into a signature custom jewelry piece.

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CHECKING IN | ANTHONY’S HOUSE OF FORMALS By Jennifer Sperry

SPECIALIZING IN MEN’S FORMALWEAR, RHODE ISLAND-BASED ANTHONY’S HOUSE OF FORMALS IS ANYTHING BUT A COOKIE-CUTTER RENTAL TUX OUTLET. Owner Aldo Segama operates his East Providence and Cranston showrooms like boutiques, with carefully curated selections of tuxes, suits and accessories. After nearly 12 years of dressing grooms and groomsmen, Segama is an expert at male wedding fashion, and his invaluable advice is worth the read for those looking to maximize sharpness. SNEW: When did you launch Anthony’s House of Formals? AS: Dating back to its original location in East Providence, Anthony’s House of Formals has been in business since 1942. When I bought the company in 2002, it was during the recession, and it was a tough time in the formalwear industry: independent owners were closing and giant franchises, with terrible service, were taking over. But we found that customers, then and today, appreciate our expertise in terms of style and fit, and we’ve found our niche by providing a high level of personal service. SNEW: Dressing the groom and groomsmen is a big responsibility… what is the typical selection process? AS: I generally recommend that a bride and groom come together, maybe with one other person, like the best man, for a second opinion. If they bring the entire party, that’s fine, but the drawback is dealing with all of those opinions. And while three months before a wedding date is standard, coming in six to eight months before is even better in the long run because, let’s face it, guys tend to procrastinate. You want to avoid getting too close to crunch time for groomsmen to come in and get fitted. 78

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We can either custom order a tailormade tux or suit for those looking to buy or we offer rentals. Our accessories, like ties and pocket squares, are also available to rent or buy. Conveniently, shoes come included in our rental packages but, if someone wants to wear his own, then we just discount them off the price. We have three Rhode Island locations and fittings can be made via phone, email or even online. Our new satellite location on Thames Street in Newport offers concierge-class service, which is perfect for destination couples from out of state. We can bring the desired looks to Newport, have all of the guys measured and then deliver the finished looks right to a hotel. Hotel pickups are also possible to avoid late fees. It’s an all-in-one service. SNEW: How do you make sure the groom’s overall look fits with his bride’s fashion? AS: We are able to achieve any look, from a timeless tuxedo for a black tie affair to a linen suit for a beachside wedding. But when it comes to matching colors, whether in a bridesmaid dress or on an invitation, it’s most helpful if couples bring actual swatches. That way we can nail down the requested color exactly and, if nothing works, we can order a custom tie or bowtie for purchase with three months lead time. A custom tie is perfect for achieving just the right stripe combination or paisley pattern and it also makes a great groomsman gift with a price point of $30-$55. SNEW: What are some of the upcoming trends you’re seeing in menswear for weddings? AS: Colored jackets are in. We’ve seen a huge interest in colored tuxedo jackets, from blues such as navy and sapphire SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WEDDINGS

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Botanical

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The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center was the inspiration behind this fancy floral display designed by Pranzi Catering + Events. Contrasting high and low florals coordinate perfectly with an Italian Ruscus garland. Plated, are hors d’oeuvres of homemade buttermilk biscuits with chicken patè with fig jam and granny smith apple chutney, and chocolate pomegranate truffle with a citrus cream tower for dessert. All food, rentals and florals provided by Pranzi.

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Gorgeous Garden TABLE NO. 2

Staged at the Adolphus Busch Hall Garden at the Harvard Art Museums, this table and coordinating cocktail set-ups, designed by The Catered Affair, are light, breezy and beautiful. Florals are in all shades of orange and supporting foliage, including mambo orange spray roses, orange dahlia, seeded eucalyptus, ornithogalum, ivy and cottage yarrow, designed by Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio. Chairs and flatware by Rentals Unlimited. Linen and napkins by Nuage Designs. Tables, glassware and chargers by Be Our Guest. Stationery provided by Lynn Graham Designs.

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Classic Courtyard STYLE

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The Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums lent a sophisticated backdrop to this feminine table, designed by The Catered Affair. Florals designed by Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio include all white blossoms of Pee Gee hydrangea, snow on the mountain, ranunculus, zinnia, phalaenopsis orchids, football chrysanthemums and accents of ruskus foliage green. Petite cakes by I Dream of Jeanne Cakes. Chairs, flatware and chargers by Rentals Unlimited. Linen by Nuage Designs. Glassware and cake stands by Be Our Guest.

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An Entryway

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All white phaleanopsis orchids, supported by silver manzinita branches, from Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio, make a dramatic statement as an entry into the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums. Designed by The Catered Affair, this sleek table is the perfect wedding accessory. Hanging escort cards provided by Lynn Graham Designs. Overlay linen by Nuage Designs. Undercloth linen by Be Our Guest.

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Charming Sculptural DISPLAY

New Leaf Flores went all out to create a texturally lush look at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Various floral elements in shades of green include cymbidium orchids, Viburnam, Leukadendron, Silver tree, philodendron, bird’s nest fern, marginata palm leaves, Boston fern and Maiden hair fern. All rental decor provided by Be Our Guest.

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Luxe Library TABLE NO. 6

This sophisticated setting at The Boston Public Library was designed by The Catered Affair, including the center florals, flanked by simple, and romantic, white candlesticks. Rentals provided by Peterson Party Center.

Photography by Ashley Bilodeau Photography

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Tradition with a TWIST

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For Vintage Flowers of Osterville, using traditional design elements in new and unexpected ways was the hallmark of this color-popping table setting, photographed at Willowbend. Using the lucite candelabrum as inspiration, the florist opted for modern tableware with geometric interest. The bold centerpiece blends classic blooms, such as hydrangea and garden roses, with more unexpected elements, such as succulents and cascading orchids. Rentals provided by Be Our Guest.

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Festive Farm

TABLE NO. 8

A rustic haven, Gerald’s Farm was a fitting choice for this fun fall display. The custom wine barrel setup features an upholstered tabletop in a harvest geometric pattern as well as amber glassware, gold-rimmed champagne flutes and tortoiseshell flatware. Flowers, provided by Botanica Wedding Studio, include Free Spirit roses, parrot tulips, berries and brown orchids. The combination of tall and low centerpieces lends elegance and opulence to the earthy outdoor affair. Rentals provided by Be Our Guest.

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Ebespoke

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This colorful bridal bouquet by Pranzi Catering + Events is lush with peonies, astilbe, parrot tulips, viburnum, garden roses, roses, lisianthus, sherbet ranunculus and brunia berry and is accented with Jasmine vine greenery.

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Botanica Wedding Studio designed bouquet of white scabiosa, A this simple, delicate cymbidium bouquet, like this ranunculus, brunia, dusty miller, one designed silver by Sayles Livingston Design, garden and anemone. makes for roses the perfect bridesmaid accessory.

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This gorgeous, oversized bouquet by Cherryhill Flowers includes white dendrobium orchids, white anemone, Miranda garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, pennycress and nagi greens.

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Soft and romantic, this bouquet by Both spring-flowering and sweet smelling, Judy’s Village Flowers is a delicate hyacinths are a fun floral pick. Bouquet by neutral design that pops against Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers. bridal white and ivory.

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Perfect for those cooler season nuptials, this bouquet from Cherryhill Flowers includes David Austin Tess garden roses, pennycress, dusty miller, pink protea, heather, ranunculus and feather willow eucalyptus.

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Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio adds subtleClassic drama New to a monochromatic Zealand cream peonies, look in this and handheld bouquet composed patterned nautical ribbon, of all white complement phalaenopsiseach orchid blossoms other well in this in a small, natural cascade. bouquet designed by Lilacs.

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This garden-style bouquet by Vintage Flowers of Osterville is lush and filled with peonies, ranunculus, calla lilies, succulents, pennycress, thistle and ivy. A champagne ribbon caps off the asymmetrical creation.

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A cheerful, two-element design from New Leaf Flores, this bouquet includes blue tweedia from Japan and phalaenopsis orchids.

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This cascading stem bouquet from Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio includes three different garden roses, including peach Juliet, white O'Hara and pink O'Hara roses. Dusty miller and smilax complete the arrangement, bringing in soft grey and green tones.

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Whether it’s a linen suit or a black tuxedo, no groom’s outfit is complete without a boutonniere. BELOW: A serene boot of white and green by Perfect Surroundings. RIGHT: A succulent and orchid blend earthy and fancy in this boot by The Original Touch. BOTTOM: Three different boots by Vintage Flowers of Osterville (from left to right): Sandersonia, kangaroo paw and dusty miller wrapped in brown bark wire, a ranunculus and succulent wrapped in a croton leaf and ranunculus and hellebores finished off with ribbon and gem details.

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OVERACHIEVERS We all know the impact that floral designs have on wedding décor, but when a florist goes above and beyond what’s been done before, great things happen. These head-turning arrangements all receive top marks in creativity, drama and originality. CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Corinna Raznikov Photography; Sabrina Scolari Photography; Corinna Raznikov Photography.

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Tall centerpieces make this head table at Castle Hill Inn stand out. A grand setting calls for equally grand arrangements. This lush ceremony arch encapsulates romance.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Topiaries and tall centerpieces complement the grandeur of a ballroom setting. Clear vessels leave sight lines unobstructed at a colorful head table. This escort table arrangement deftly blends rusticity and elegance into one artistic statement. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sabrina Scolari Photography; M. Studios; M. Studios.

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Elegant tented reception setup at The Pinehills. Photo courtesy of Pinehills Golf Club

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You have pictured this moment your entire life: the music starts, your names are called as a married couple for the first time and you enter into your wedding reception to an emotional crowd of friends and family on their feet, applauding. Finding the right reception space can be daunting, especially when it is a joint decision, but picking the right spot for your day can simply mean choosing what makes you the most comfortable as a couple. From sea to city to barn and everything in between, these reception spots in Boston and on the South Shore and South Coast have something to offer everyone. THE CHARLES HOTEL Dream of a ballroom wedding where guests can move seamlessly from one space to the next? Wedding receptions at The Charles Hotel, set right off Harvard Square, can host up to 300 guests in over 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Couples have an extensive list of fine culinary options to choose from when deciding on their wedding menu, whether it is lobster bisque to start and then on to a cod dish or a duet entrĂŠe of petite filet mignon with seared sea scallops.

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RECEPTION + REHEARSAL DINNER | BOSTON, SOUTH SHORE + SOUTH COAST DUXBURY BAY MARITIME SCHOOL Get back to the sea at this on-the-bay reception hall. The 2,400-squarefoot Clifford Hall sits on the second floor of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s Smith Building and has 600 square feet of deck space overlooking Duxbury Bay. Opt to host cocktail hour on the front porch overlooking the water before heading into the hall for a seated dinner of up to 150 people before dancing the night away. INDEPENDENCE HARBOR Get a personalized experience at this private 20-acre estate. The main reception room fits up to 250 guests and has extensive views of the expansive gardens, a stone fireplace, elevated stage and an inlaid parquet dance floor. Take advantage of the private patio with wicker furniture or the garden gazebo for photos. Couples have a wide range of options for the reception, including specific wedding packages or the more traditional “non-package,” which allows brides and grooms to choose all the details on their own. NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM Say “I do” at this picturesque spot overlooking Boston Harbor with the sound of seals in the background. “The New England Aquarium offers stunning waterfront views and unique access to an iconic and beloved cultural institution to create a truly memorable wedding experience,” says Teri Davidson, director of marketing. The main exhibit gallery (where the 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank sits) can hold up to 325 seated guests for dinner and 800 for a cocktail reception. The west wing gallery, which holds the tank with sharks and stingrays, can host a more intimate dinner for 48. Want to be outside? Opt for the Harbor View Terrace and Tent, which can hold up to 300 guests for a seated dinner and 400 for a cocktail reception.

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FROM FAR LEFT: Outdoor wedding celebration at the New England Aquarium. First dance at Zukas Hilltop Barn. Quick kisses for the aquarium’s cutest.

FROM FAR LEFT: Kate McElwee Photography; Metzger Studios; Todd Wilson Images.

THE PAVILION AT PINEHILLS GOLF CLUB The best of land and sea come together at The Pavilion at Pinehills, a reception site that hosts weddings for between 70 and 220 people. After the ceremony, guests will enjoy cocktail hour on the private terrace overlooking the 18-hole golf course before moving into The Pavilion Room for the reception with food by East Bay Grille of Plymouth. The elegant space has vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, oversized chandeliers and mahogany Chiavari chairs. Specialty wedding packages include everything from the cake and upgraded linens to a late-night nacho bar. PLIMOTH PLANTATION Stroll down the aisle where America’s forefathers once walked at historic Plimoth Plantation’s English Colonial setting. Choose from an outdoor ceremony in the Hornblower Garden, an intimate gathering at the Peabody Pavilion or the Accomack Room or a larger celebration in Gainsborough Hall. Couples can choose from three packages that include a three- or four-course meal or food stations and extras, such as a chocolate fountain or cordial bar. PUBLICK HOUSE HISTORIC INN This full-service venue is where history and charm meet a commitment to great cuisine. The 115 rooms on the multi-acre property will allow you and your guests to have an uninterrupted weekend in quaint Sturbridge Village. Choose from packages that include a reception under the outdoor tent with dance floor that can hold up to 220 people or Paige Hall, which can accommodate up to 200 guests.

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SHINING TIDES Couples will want to snag a coveted date at this Mattapoisett estate, a former spacious summer home built at the end of the 19th century that can hold up to 220 people. Wedding parties can book the expanded front porch, the front lawn and beachfront on Mattapoisett Harbor as well as the 20- by 20foot dance floor from May through October. Couples can even have lawn games set up during the cocktail hour for guests before they move to the porch for the reception. ZUKAS HILLTOP BARN Have the venue you want among rolling hills in central Massachusetts and the fine cuisine to match at Zukas Hilltop Barn, a chef-owned and -operated wedding site. The cuisine is a big focus for the team at Zukas and ingredients are sourced from the produce and herb gardens as well as fruit trees and berry bushes on the property. Receptions are held from May through October under a 40- by 100-foot tent strung with tiny white lights. From November through April, wedding receptions are hosted indoors in front of the double-sided fieldstone fireplace. BELOW: The grounds of Pinehills Golf Club. ABOVE: Uplighting and tall centerpieces bring the drama at The Charles Hotel.

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Cape Cod has such a multitude of wedding venues that any dream wedding can come true. Whether you are looking for country club elegance, historic charm or even a working farm, it can be found on the Cape’s sandy shores. All of the venues have gorgeous views and plenty of opportunities for stunning photos right on site. Most are also very close to beaches, boardwalks and lighthouses, which offer additional photo opportunities. The options for celebrating your special day on the Cape are endless, but the one thing they all have in common is extraordinary food and exemplary service. You and your guests will feel right at home and also very pampered at any of the following popular venues.

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A mansion that feels like home… The Ridge Club in Sandwich offers the quintessential Cape Cod wedding in a private country club. It offers a lot of amenities, including a beautiful bridal suite where bridal parties can get ready and shoot photos. Guys aren’t left out either. A new stag suite gives the groomsmen a place to hang out with access to locker room facilities for dressing and the opportunity to putt around on the upper putting green. “What I think is unique about The Ridge Club is that we have the ability to make any bride’s vision come to life,” says events coordinator Kerry Noonan. “Our pavilion is like a blank canvas; it really enables people to have any style of wedding. They don’t have to fight with the décor.”

FACING PAGE, FROM TOP: Once Like a Spark Photography; Lindsey Mae Photography. THIS PAGE: Paul Blackmore Photography.

As The Ridge Club events coordinator, Noonan stays with couples from the booking process through the day itself, keeping track of all the vendors so the couple can have a worry-free experience. “I want them to feel like they are at home here,” she says. “We’re like a family and we are here to help them have the best day ever.”

The Ridge Club in Sandwich offers a unique and private setting, with myriad amenities and endless photo ops.

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Old Yarmouth Inn offers a neutral venue backdrop, allowing for customizable wedding events.

Historic antique charm… The Old Yarmouth Inn was originally built as a stage stop in 1696, when it welcomed weary travelers. The fully renovated property maintains an old-fashioned charm, with the former front porch now converted into a beautiful dining room. White table linens and glowing candles provide a neutral backdrop for any theme. A wall of windows overlooks lush gardens. “It’s a two-acre property on historic Route 6A, which is one of the 10 most scenic highways in America,” says owner Arpad Voros.

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A custom-built footbridge connects the inn to the nearby historic Kelley Chapel, where some couples opt to hold their ceremony. The grounds and nearby historic building offer wonderful backdrops for photos in warmer weather and a massive working fireplace adds cozy warmth in colder months. “We also have excellent food that is reasonably priced,” says Voros. “You can do a really nice, polished reception with good food without breaking the bank.” Waterfront elegance… Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich offers many different settings and all have waterfront views of Pleasant Bay. The décor is refined Cape Cod and the atmosphere is both romantic and sophisticated. Whether you are planning an intimate reception or a grand dinner, the Wequassett has a package for any size party. The combination of the views along with its cuisine, service and attention to detail makes it a popular wedding venue. “We are really excited about our new space,” says Florence Kiernan, Wequassett’s director of marketing. “It’s a permanent tented structure that has sliding glass doors that open to Pleasant Bay. It’s both heated and air conditioned.” The new space opens up to seating areas with fire pits and decks with gorgeous views. Most couples opt to have their ceremony on the manicured lawn overlooking the water.

ABOVE: Open-air dining at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club offers waterfront views of Pleasant Bay from all angles. LEFT: Sparks fly at Willowbend.

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Farming fun… Coonamessett Farm, in East Falmouth, offers a pavilion and deck overlooking a magnificent 20-acre working farm, complete with animals: chickens, goats, miniature donkeys and alpacas. Weddings usually begin in the late afternoon with a bartending service hired by the couple. Guests are then allowed to explore the farm and interact with the animals with cocktails in hand. For ceremonies, the farm staff sets up chairs on the lawn. “It’s a nice area with a lot of flowers,” says farm owner Ron Smolowitz. In the past, the farm did its own buffet-style meals, but this year it is partnering with local caterers, which opens up more options. Food can be served buffet style or a couple may opt for a genuine sit-down farm-to-table dinner. Classic country club… Willowbend, in Mashpee, offers a picturesque private club setting that is unmatched on Cape Cod. Its superb facilities include a beautifully appointed ballroom that holds up to 285 guests, a living room, sitting room and a gorgeous covered veranda that overlooks the 18th green. “Floor-to-ceiling windows in the ballroom offer panoramic views of the golf course, working cranberry bogs and our signature red barn,” says special events director Terry Morris. “This is a magical place to have your wedding.” Adjacent to the Clubhouse are guest villas, which offer luxurious overnight accommodations for bridal parties and their guests.

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Looking for a special place where your family and friends can gather to celebrate your nuptials in style? Whether you want to host a haute reception in a mansion, plan a party in a venue with ocean views or create an intimate affair in a restaurant under shimmering chandeliers, Rhode Island has an eclectic assortment of places and spaces to satisfy any vision. Couples seeking history, luxury, panoramic water views, old charm, fine cuisine or natural wonder will be delighted with Rhode Island’s reception offerings.

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BLITHEWOLD MANSION, GARDENS + ARBORETUM Blithewold Mansion, Gardens + Arboretum offers a beautiful and gracious waterfront setting for your wedding reception. Couples can enjoy cocktails with their guests inside the turn-of-the-century mansion, on the terraces and two covered porches or overlooking the Great Lawn with lovely views of Narragansett Bay. Dinner and dancing for up to 225 guests under a white Century tent with a beautiful bluestone patterned floor. In order to enjoy a customized event for each couple, Blithewold plans only one wedding per day.

FACING PAGE: Courtesy of The Chanler at Cliff Walk. THIS PAGE: Sara Zarrella Photography.

THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK Featuring a historical mansion of classic beauty and elegance, The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport is a natural choice for luxurious weddings. The Chanler is a cliffside mansion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the start of Newport’s famous cliff walk and is a truly romantic destination. The property specializes in buyouts and intimate weddings, creating customizable experiences backed by the culinary creations of the award-winning Spiced Pear restaurant. Choose from the property’s three lawns, terrace or inside the Spiced Pear, all with breathtaking views, for unforgettable wedding ceremonies and receptions.

FACING PAGE: Exterior view of The Chanler at Cliff Walk. ABOVE: Tented reception outside Blithewold Mansion, Gardens + Arboretum.

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LINDEN PLACE Four Presidents and Hollywood royals have been entertained at Linden Place. Actress Ethel Barrymore once summered here. An 1810 mansion set on two acres of gardens, Linden Place shares a campus with the Bristol Art Museum and a stunning carriage house-style ballroom with tented courtyard. Special features include a rare mahogany four-story staircase, which provides a magnificent backdrop for wedding photography. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the garden and mansion rooms, then head on to dinner and dancing in the historic ballroom, which is air conditioned in summer and warmed by a handsome fireplace in winter.

THIS PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Courtesy of Linden Place; Sara Zarrella Photography; Courtesy of Linden Place. FACING PAGE: Massart Photography; Steve DePino Photography; Kristin Spencer Photography.

HYATT REGENCY NEWPORT HOTEL + SPA The Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel + Spa offers an array of spectacular indoor and outdoor venues and impeccable service for your wedding day. The elegant Grand Ballroom offers an expansive 8,000 square feet for up to 450 wedding guests. Perfect for up to 225 wedding guests, the Rose Island Ballroom is the property’s most requested indoor wedding reception venue and enjoys views of the ocean, Newport Bridge and Fort Adams. Meanwhile, the aptly named 3,200-square-foot Waterfront Pavilion offers water views from every angle.

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THE NEWPORT EXPERIENCE The Newport Experience is a hospitality company specializing in oceanfront weddings in Newport, Rhode Island. Its family of venues provide unique seclusion and spectacular beauty for oceanfront getaways. OCEANCLIFF OceanCliff is a historic mansion hotel located on 10 acres of rolling lawns on Ocean Drive in Newport. Its Grand Ballroom accommodates 70 to 225 guests for dinner and dancing while a variety of other rooms allow for smaller affairs. REGATTA PLACE Located on historic Goat Island and situated in the heart of Goat Island Marina, Regatta Place accommodates up to 200 guests with amazing water views.

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FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: All smiles inside Linden Place. Romantic view for two, at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel + Spa. Gorgeous carriage-house view at Linden Place. THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Regatta Place reception. Ceremony and reception details at OceanCliff.

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RECEPTION + REHEARSAL DINNER | COASTAL RHODE ISLAND THE STONE HOUSE The Stone House is a luxury resort located in the quaint seaside community of Little Compton. The property features 14 spacious and well-appointed guest rooms, a restaurant, state-of-the-art spa and private beach. SCHOONER AURORA This 101-foot classic schooner is a great way to get your guests out on the water and is the perfect addition to any weekend wedding or special event. Plus, a lobster boil on the Regatta Place patio is the perfect finale to a scenic sail. NEWPORT MARRIOTT Whether you fancy a grand affair or an intimate gathering, the Newport Marriott is a great venue for your dream wedding. From its seven-story atrium to its regal ballroom, the Newport Marriott provides a lovely brand of elegance in the heart of historic Newport. With over 20,000 square feet, the hotel can accommodate weddings of all sizes. An outdoor terrace is also available for seasonal weddings.

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: A sweet moment at the Newport Yachting Center. Outside the seaside Stone House. Upscale wedding at Rosecliff Mansion.

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ROSECLIFF MANSION Rosecliff, a Gilded Age masterpiece, is the quintessential historic destination and one of America’s most romantic locations for an unforgettable wedding. The snow-white terra cotta mansion, with classic lines, features the largest private ballroom in Newport and a heart-shaped staircase that provides the perfect frame for your wedding portraits. Whether you are having an intimate wedding or a grand extravaganza, Rosecliff is the ideal destination for your wedding celebration.

THIS PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Courtesy of Ledgemont Country Club; Courtesy of Independence Harbor; Courtesy of Independence Harbor. FACING PAGE: TOP: Picture Perfect Photography. RIGHT: Angela Maria Photography, LLC.

NEWPORT YACHTING CENTER Say “I do” in the heart of Newport Harbor. Celebrate in the midst of majestic sailboats and watch the sun set over the iconic Newport Bridge. This waterfront setting offers soft Atlantic breezes, unsurpassed harbor views and a comfortable, casual setting. Enjoy the intimacy of the private seaside retreat just steps from all that downtown Newport has to offer.

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ccording to The Wedding Report’s most recent statistics, nearly 7,000 weddings took place in Rhode Island in 2014. That’s not bad for the smallest state in the union! And despite being nicknamed “The Ocean State,” Rhody offers a bounty of beautiful wedding reception sites of all sorts — some are on a river or a lake; others glory in the unmatched beauty of nature, in farm or woodland settings. The Preserve at Boulder Hills offers the ultimate in “rustic elegance,” says Nicole Mihailides, chief of staff at The Preserve and the very first to have her wedding at this special place (page 176), Rhode Island’s newest exclusive venue, bursting with natural beauty. The residents of this four-seasons sporting retreat relish the options for outdoor activities, which include golf and tennis, but also hiking trails, fly-fishing and snowmobile courses. Similarly, brides and grooms and their guests will appreciate the chance to have an outdoor ceremony overlooking the picturesque golf green and waterfalls, just a few of the many knockout locations for photos. Other bonuses, says Mihailides, are that The Preserve accommodates up to 350 guests as well as smaller intimate gatherings, and it is centrally located in the town of Wyoming, one mile off of I-95, with several hotel options within a 15-minute drive. In addition to Rhode Islanders, The Preserve is especially convenient for Connecticut bridal parties. Whispering Pines’ expansive acreage features majestic woods and a pristine lake.

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RECEPTION + REHEARSAL DINNER | INLAND RHODE ISLAND In the northeast corner of Exeter, Gerald’s Farm, a private estate and working farm that grows hay and sunflowers, offers bridal parties a charming carriage house on the 38-acre property in addition to the great outdoors—manicured fields, a split-rail fence lined with pink roses in the summer and a driveway lined with flowering crabapple trees in the spring. Fall foliage is beautiful, too. While the carriage house holds 75 people, there is unlimited capacity for a tented event. Two exclusive caterers, Pranzi and Russell Morin, offer full wedding planning services. “There is no other wedding venue in Rhode Island like this,” says owner Debbi Zarrella. “There are walking trails and a fire pit for cocktails or an after party, and plenty of room for parking so there are no car-spoiled vistas.” The photo opportunities are endless. “If you can dream it, we can do it,” says Heather Pariseau, sales manager at Harbor Lights, where 72 acres enjoy coastal access in Warwick. “It is an unrivaled combination of natural beauty, panoramic vistas and modern facilities.” The property boasts a poolside Tiki bar as well as a three-season outdoor post-and-beam building for dining and drinking. Pariseau says they use sixseater golf carts to move people throughout the property. “We take them to the ceremony on the terrace and for pictures in the marina or on the manicured golf course. They really get a huge kick out of it and the breeze on the golf carts is very refreshing on a hot day.” “We are considered a destination,” says Erin Guerra, special events coordinator at Whispering Pines Conference Center, situated lakeside in the woods of West Greenwich. “Guests come from all over, not just Rhode Island,” adds Guerra. To accommodate these visitors, Whispering Pines has 32 overnight rooms not open to the public that can be reserved for friends and family, who can enjoy activities such as hiking, beach volleyball and bocce on the 2,400 acres. Guests especially enjoy the nightly campfire with s’mores. Quidnessett Country Club, located just 20 minutes from downtown Providence, in North Kingstown, is known for its unparalleled view of Narragansett Bay. At the club, there are two magnificent banquet rooms, each with large outdoor decks overlooking the water. Equally attractive, and reassuring, to couples is that they can count on the club’s more than 30 years of experience creating fabulous and flawless custom weddings. Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is a historic Classical Revival building on the Pawtuxet River in Cranston. “It’s a unique, stunning and classy space,” says Sales and Event Coordinator Jessica Krasner, who spotlights “the gleaming, original hardwood floors, along with the tall ceilings and wraparound balconies.” This dynamic space is said to provide the largest dance floor in the Northeast, perfect for up to 350 guests. Wedding ceremonies are held both indoors and outdoors, where a garden, footbridge, gazebo and access to the riverfront provide gorgeous photo settings. “Rhodes is known for its customization, incredible food and service provided by Russell Morin,” notes Krasner, “and its exclusivity, as it opens its doors for just one event at a time.”

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“We are a wedding and event venue that just happens to be a country club,” says Tiffany Marsocci, director of weddings and special events at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. “We don’t do cookie-cutter weddings,” she adds. “We bring in whatever the bride wants.” Marsocci plans and executes 85-100 weddings a year and although they all take place in the same ballroom, each one is unique. Outside, the splendor of the Blackstone Valley provides a natural backdrop so beautiful it’s hard to believe downtown Providence is just 10 minutes away. Guests mingle on spacious elevated patios, where the views are spectacular in all four seasons.

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The Providence Marriott Downtown is proud to say that its key management staff—award-winning chef Franco Paterno, food and beverage director Jack Coppolino and Donna DiOrio, director of catering sales—have all been with the hotel for at least 25 years. “The food and beverage team works together flawlessly,” says DiOrio, who also claims bragging rights to the great rapport her staff has with each couple. The venue itself has many pluses: the only indoor and outdoor heated pool in the city; an outside venue, AQUA, with fire pits, cabanas, torches and an outdoor bar area; recently renovated ballroom and function space; and the G Salon Spa, for pampering both the bridal party and guests.

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For weddings with an abundance of out-of-town guests flying in, the Crowne Plaza’s location near the airport is second to none. Yet it’s worlds away in ambience from a typical airport hotel. “The number of different rooms and styles that we have—from the Rotunda to the Atrium and Grand Ballroom—is a huge attraction for brides,” says Peggy Oliver, director of catering and event management at the Crowne Plaza. “You can have the rehearsal dinner in one room, the wedding in another and brunch in still another; each has a different vibe.” Particularly popular from April to October is the 10,000-square-foot Garden Pavilion, a tent that doesn’t feel like one. At Warwick’s Valley Country Club, says Melodi Caruso, club manager/event specialist, “We’ve preserved most of the historical surroundings, while completely modernizing the cocktail and reception areas. Couples are delighted with the arches under the stone bridge circa 1860, which create the perfect fairytale setting for formal photographs, beginning with the Victorian structure that dates back to the 1800s.” Couples can have their cocktail hour outdoors on the covered upper and lower decks overlooking the golf course, and then proceed to the ballroom and its oversized dance floor. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Completed reception space at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Adorable signage and table display at Gerald’s Farm. Newlywed send-off outside the Providence Public Library.

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The historic Providence Public Library boasts turn-of-the-century American architecture, tracing its pedigree to libraries in Italy and France. From classic and elegant soirees, to whimsical literary touches, the versatile event spaces allow for total customization to create a couple’s one-of-akind wedding day. Each wedding has the opportunity to use the Grand Hall, indoor Garden Courtyard and Ship Room, allowing for each couple to create a truly unique experience for their guests. Jackie Fitzgerald, assistant marketing and social media manager for Russell Morin Catering and Events, points out the exclusive partnership they have with the library, ensuring that each and every wedding “is met with unparalleled service and cuisine.” Tony Maggiacomo, the staff event coordinator at Aldrich Mansion, has been at the French chateau overlooking Narragansett Bay, in Warwick, for more than 20 years. “He is great to work with and very accessible,” says John Gazerro, director of Aldrich Mansion. “We only book one event per day, which allows exclusive use of the property to dress, take photos and most of all relax and enjoy the day.” Another plus is the onsite Catholic Chapel, which can be rented for the ceremony. “It is important to point out that any religion may have their reception here, but if you are Catholic, the chapel is here to use,” adds Gazerro.

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Traditionally, brides- and grooms-to-be have placed nearly all of their focus on their impending wedding day, while treating the rehearsal dinner as an afterthought. Although the wedding remains the focal point, more and more couples are now investing time in—and spending money on—the rehearsal dinner. Since weddings are usually more formal affairs, brides and grooms are using the rehearsal dinner to incorporate slideshows, toasts, games, family traditions and other fun (and often thematic) options into the pre-wedding gathering. Wedding specialists at venues across the region say that since guests are traveling to attend nuptials, now more than ever, couples are including these guests in the pre-wedding festivities. Some are inviting them to the rehearsal dinner—an event traditionally reserved for the bride and groom’s immediate family, wedding party, officiant and close friends—and others to a welcome reception after the rehearsal dinner. “Since we offer destination weddings, with the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception right here, we’re seeing more rehearsal dinners that turn into large welcome parties where everyone is invited,” says Khele Sparks, general manager of The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in central Vermont. “They’ll have a bonfire, a dessert buffet…there are so many options, but at the end of the day, it’s an opportunity for people to get to know each other. It really sets the tone for the entire weekend and is a kickoff to a wonderful event.”

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Many couples are opting for passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations rather than sit-down dinners so guests can mingle and the soon-to-be-newlyweds can hopefully relax and enjoy visiting with their guests. Luckily, for brides and grooms in New England, there are many locations in which to hold their ideal rehearsal dinner, from an informal barbecue with lawn games to a waterside clambake to a formal, tented sit-down affair under the stars. Alberto’s Ristorante Known for its fine Northern Italian cuisine and fresh homemade pasta, this Cape Cod restaurant is a standout setting for a rehearsal dinner. “We have different size rooms, depending on the size of the party, but they’re all very cozy and people feel welcome here,” says owner Felis Barreiro. “We have three fireplaces, and can have seated meals or high-top tables and passed hors d’oeuvres. That’s what a lot of people want now, so they can mingle.” Belfry Inn & Bistro Whether you’re dining inside the spectacular Abbey with its large, intricate stained glass windows, or under a tent on the vast lawn of the neighboring Victorian house (which once served as the church rectory), this unique architectural setting in Sandwich, Massachusetts, is a distinctive location for a rehearsal dinner. “This place has a feel like no other,” says owner Christopher Wilson. “We’re very well known for our food, but when you combine it with our service as well as the architecture of the place and the romantic feeling…it doesn’t get better than this.” Boston Harbor Hotel For couples seeking sweeping city views and/or breathtaking water panoramas for their rehearsal dinner space, this five-star waterfront hotel fits the bill. “All of our rooms have different looks and feels,” says Rachel Stiglets, the hotel’s director of catering. The North Atlantic Room, for example, has a “Beacon Hill feel” for a more traditional setting, she says, and the two-floor rotunda can be as versatile as the bride and groom want, offering cocktails on the ninth floor and dinner on the tenth overlooking the city and the harbor.

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Chapel Grille This former Rhode Island cathedral has four options for rehearsal dinners, the most popular of which are the Choir Loft (which is part of the original structure and overlooks the cathedral bar below) and the lower-level Wine Salon, which includes a private bar and a row of French doors that open to a private garden terrace. “The backdrops to all of our spaces are just beautiful,” says Cara Gale, the venue’s private event coordinator. “Our food is delicious and our menus are customizable.” The Inn on Peak’s Island Brides and grooms seeking an “elegant cottage feel” with fresh ocean breezes and wildflowers galore need look no further than this island getaway—a 15-minute ferry ride from Portland—for their rehearsal dinner. “Most of our clients are from out of state, so they want a Maine experience,” says Jayson Mathieu, the inn’s wedding director. “Lobster bakes are probably our most popular request.” The inn is also known for its whoopie pies (Maine’s official state treat) and blueberry cheesecake. With an indoor/outdoor space including a fireplace and spacious two-peak tent, The Inn on Peak’s Island can accommodate up to 200 guests for a rehearsal dinner.

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Midtown Oyster Bar Located in the heart of downtown Newport, this facility offers several dining options, the coolest of which is the Midtown Loft on the building’s top floor. The dining room, with its post-and-beam ceiling and large windows overlooking bustling Thames Street, can accommodate up to 50 guests for a sit-down dinner and up to 75 for a cocktail-style reception. “We’re seeing more rehearsal dinners that are open to more people and are called ‘welcome receptions,’” says Devon Walsh, events coordinator. “We have great spaces for any type of gathering, and a menu to match.” The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Located on 350 acres, with sweeping views of the Green Mountain National Forest and a sparkling reservoir, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is an ideal location for a Vermont destination wedding during any season. The resort’s rustic barn provides a warm, unique setting for a rehearsal dinner, or the pre-wedding soirée may be held lakeside, overlooking a picturesque meadow, or inside the inn’s dining room or tavern. General Manager Khele Sparks says that menus may be customized to suit a couple’s every wish. The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar Often referred to as a French bistro on Cape Cod, this Main Street restaurant has an intimate, private dining room called the “Wine Cellar,” as well as two larger dining rooms upstairs that are often used for private events such as rehearsal dinners. While many of the menu’s offerings come from the restaurant’s oyster farm in Barnstable Harbor, Stephanie Swanson, the bistro and raw bar’s general manager, says the staff is “happy to design a special menu that may include the bride and groom’s favorite dishes.” Rachel’s Lakeside With three distinct rooms—the Bellagio, the Venetian and the Mediterranean—this lakeside function space in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, can accommodate anywhere from 25 to 280 guests. “The Mediterranean room is the most intimate room, so you don’t get lost if you have a smaller group,” says Sherri Rego, the venue’s sales manager. “And even though we have a contemporary feel, our rooms can be decorated to get the atmosphere our guests want. For example, lately we’ve been seeing more rustic/vintage decorations.” Event coordinators are on hand to work with couples on everything from decorations to choosing the perfect menu. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Another dining option at Chapel Grille. Rafter view at Midtown Oyster Bar. Front-of-house at The Naked Oyster Bistro + Raw Bar.

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Detailed WEDDING DÉCOR Tents and rentals to enhance any bridal theme

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Couples getting married today want highly personalized weddings and there is no better way to achieve that than with a tent. Tents allow couples to take advantage of a gorgeous view, whether it’s on a bluff overlooking a beach or in a field at their family’s summer home. Conversely, a tent can block out a less-than-ideal view by adding sides, which allows couples to create a dreamy ambience inside the tent. “The whole idea of a tent is you can create an atmosphere that reflects your unique style,” says Don Raposa of ABC Rent-A-Tent in Westport, Massachusetts. “Your wedding can be different from any other event that you’ve ever been to. It’s a blank canvas and you can create an incredible atmosphere inside.”

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RECEPTION + REHEARSAL DINNER | TENTS + RENTALS There are a lot of options for tents and the best one for your occasion depends on location, personal preference, time of day and time of year. Bill Corcoran, owner of Newport Tent Company, says his company offers block-out vinyl tents and sailcloth tents. Sailcloth tents are translucent, which lets in the sunlight. That can make them hotter during the day in the summer months, but they have a beautiful glow at night. He says the shape of the tent is a consideration as well. A vinyl tent is squared off and most sailcloth tents have rounded sides. The result is you lose valuable square footage with sailcloth tents because you don’t have the extra space corners provide. In recent years, Newport Tent Company has been favoring a hybrid tent that takes the elements people like about a sailcloth tent, like natural wooden poles and swoops, peaks and flags, and combining them with block-out fabric that is cooler in the summer and also has squared-off ends for more space. “Last summer, that was definitely the preferred wedding tent,” he says.

At Chase Canopy in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, they offer both lighter-weight sailcloth-style tents and white vinyl block-out tents. Styles include oval Tidewater sailcloth tents with rounded ends and center poles, rectangular Century-style tents with high peaks and frame-style tents, which are ideal for locations that don’t support tent poles, like patios or decks. “Clear tops are very popular these days,” owner Andrew Chase says. “They do let the sunshine in so we don’t use them in July and August because they would be very hot, like a greenhouse. But it’s a very nice look. You don’t feel as closed in or claustrophobic.”

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Sandra Frechette of Quality Rentals in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, says they have hundreds of sizes and several styles. All of their tents are made with waterproof heavy-duty canvas. “We have different side walls to choose from,” she says. “We have clear sides, we have solid white sides and then sides with windows. The windows are the most popular. They provide that castle look. With a tent, you can make a venue look like a ballroom or you can go simple as well.” Sperry Tents specializes in authentic sailcloth tents supported by solid wood poles. They are designed by fabric architects with a demonstrated sailmaking background and are made by hand in an energy-efficient post-and-beam barn in Rochester, Massachusetts, by local craftsmen. Marketing Director Jennifer Sperry says their tents have sweeping panels of genuine sailcloth topped by waving pennants, making them naturally elegant inside and out. They also don’t require extra draping to hide seams or aluminum poles. “Couples can choose between two signature style Sperry Tents: traditional ivory or blue star, which features a navy blue canopy dotted with white stars,” she says. “For a bit of whimsy, some couples opt for a blue star cocktail or lounge tent next to an ivory reception tent. We also provide classic wood flooring and dance floors, creative lighting options like bistros and paper lanterns and practical accessories like fans and generators.” Most tent rental companies also offer other necessities such as tables, chairs, linens, dishes, lighting and flooring; the ones that don’t will have a referral list of preferred vendors to guide couples to trusted sources. Current popular trends include onion lanterns or bistro lighting to create a magical ambience and farm tables. Farm tables are more expensive than regular tables but don’t require linens beyond a table runner and napkins. ABC Rent-A-Tent’s Raposa says that couples who can’t afford farm tables for the entire event often use a couple of strategically placed ones for the head table, buffet table and dessert table. He has also noticed a trend of setting up real furniture, such as couches, loveseats or upholstered chairs in areas like a lounge. Even though it is more expensive, more couples are opting for wooden flooring for the entire tent rather than just a dance floor, an option that guests wearing heels can appreciate. “One of the things about the design of tents is that you can be eclectic and mix things up,” says Raposa. “The list of possibilities is incredible.”

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TYING THE KNOT Cheers, laughter, tears: wedding ceremonies are all about touching moments. In celebration of such an important step in people’s lives, we’ve assembled some of our favorite ceremony shots. Keep some tissues handy!

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THIS PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Rain only adds to the romance of this Boston Public Library ceremony. A row of vibrantly attired bridesmaids. Big smiles follow this couple’s “I do’s.” FACING PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: First walk together as husband and wife. The kiss seals the deal. A loving glance between a bride and her dad. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Corinna Raznikov Photography; Corinna Raznikov Photography; Sabrina Scolari Photography.

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RECEPTION + REHEARSAL DINNER | TABLETOPS

PERFECT SETTING An engaging tabletop is one part vision and one part art (and don’t forget the impact of a little whimsy). These table designs showcase just how much “wow factor” you can achieve by combining simple ingredients - linens, tableware, flowers and accessories - in unexpected ways.

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THIS PAGE: TOP: Red velvet armchairs, an elaborate linen and an equally elaborate arrangement call attention to this sweetheart table. BOTTOM: In comparison, this sweetheart table embodies rustic chic. FACING PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: A zig-zag pattern adds pizazz to a long table. Alternating square and round dining tables add interest to a large reception layout. A simple runner lets the warm wood tones of this farm table shine. THIS PAGE: Sabrina Scolari Photography.

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RECEPTION + REHEARSAL DINNER | VENUES Alberto’s Ristorante Aldrich Mansion Atlantic Inn, The Belfry Inn & Bistro Bittersweet Farm Restaurant & Tavern Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Boston Harbor Hotel Boston Public Library Chanler at Cliff Walk, The Chapel Grille Charles Hotel, The Coonamessett Farm Crowne Plaza ProvidenceWarwick Hotel Dorrance, The Duxbury Bay Maritime School Gerald’s Farm Golf Club of Cape Cod Harbor Lights Marina & Country Club Harvard Art Museums, The Hyatt Regency Newport Independence Harbor Inn on Peak’s Island, The Inn on the Beach, The Kirkbrae Country Club Linden Place Madison Beach Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Boston Marriott Providence Downtown Midtown Oyster Bar Mountain Top Inn & Resort, The Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar, The New England Aquarium Newport Marriott

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OFTEN, YOU DON’T REALIZE THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE RIGHT in front of you. This was the case for Angela Edgar and her husband, Jonathan Chin, who went to the same college at the same time but didn’t meet until mutual friends introduced them. The duo, who now live in Texas, got engaged on Labor Day when Jonathan set up a sailboat tour of Newport, with a picnic basket, champagne and a beautiful ring. “It was really foggy that day, which made sailing around the harbor very mysterious and romantic,” says Angela. “We picked Newport for our wedding because it’s a place we always love to visit and it holds a special place in our hearts since we got engaged there.” Jonathan grew up in Providence in a large family so a New England wedding made perfect sense. Their wedding, held at The Regatta Place, had a “nautical glam” feel with navy, mint, pink and pops of gold

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as a way to honor the location and their engagement spot. The menu, table numbers and favor tags were especially important to Angela as Jonathan designed them, and the monkey’s fist knots used for décor were done by his brother. “It was important for us to have fun and keep things simple,” says Angela, who chose beautiful light pink hydrangeas for her low-key flower arrangements. The wedding day was a relaxing celebration of friends and family. The women got ready together at a rented home in downtown Newport, where they stayed for the weekend, and the men were at a nearby hotel. One of the bridesmaids read a poem written by Angela’s mother, and later the bride and her dad delighted the crowd when they broke out dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy” during the father/daughter dance. The couple’s favorite memory was when the “photographer stole us away for a few minutes during the reception to take some sunset photos,” says Angela. “It gave us a moment for just us…to have a few laughs and soak up the beautiful evening together.”

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E mily + Taylor 6.13.15 PLYMOUTH, MA

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AFTER EMILY AND TAYLOR MET DURING A FAMILY SKI TRIP, love quickly blossomed. They dated for five years before Taylor proposed in the home the two had recently purchased together. “It was snowing; just a regular Tuesday night,” says Emily. “Then Taylor brought me outside and plugged in some Christmas lights that spelled out ‘Will you marry me?’ in the snow. It was so us. Years from now, I love that I can say [he] proposed to me right here in our home.” Emily also felt like she had come home on the day she found the couple’s wedding venue. While visiting The Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club for a bridal expo, she fell in love with the building. “The ceiling and beams were beautiful, and there were windows and French doors that let in awesome light,” she recalls. “I just remember walking around getting brochures for different places and thinking, But I love this place. Why not have our wedding here?”

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On June 13, 2015, the couple tied the knot at the club and never looked back. “My favorite moment of the day was definitely walking down to Taylor,” shares Emily. “We decided not to have a first look because we wanted that feeling of seeing one another for the first time. Then later during cocktail hour, we took pictures, just the two of us. Those moments were like a breath of fresh air.” Another favorite part of the wedding for Emily was the centerpieces she created. “We wanted a coastal feel without bringing in sand and shells. Instead, we used multiple blue and aqua bottles of all different shades,” she explains. “I loved that feel and even did the same colors for my bridesmaids’ dresses, which took me forever to find.” Looking back, the bride also fondly remembers a special moment with her father, dancing to Don Williams’ “I Believe in You.” “My father had always told me there was only one song I would fall asleep to when I was little. When it was time to choose our father-daughter dance, we knew that one would be perfect,” says Emily. “Not everyone knew the meaning of the song so it made the moment between my dad and me even more special. We’re more like best friends.”

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Nicole +David 10.12.14 WYOMING, RI

BY LAURIE CELINE BALLIETT

NICOLE MIHAILIDES SAW FIREWORKS WHEN DAVID RODIN PROPOSED to her. It was at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, late at night, after the park closure, during the nightly sensational show. He got down on one knee in a huge crowd, and Nicole burst into tears. The couple spent the first week of their honeymoon at Disney, where they’ve visited each year since they began seeing each other. “It was nice to decompress in a place we knew,” Nicole says of Disney. A structured trip of 12 days in London, Paris and Rome followed. The two met when Nicole’s sister introduced them as college students at the University of Rhode Island. The bride says David is more relaxed, and she, more intense, “a type A personality. We’re a good complement to each other.” “We had the same values. It was an easy fit for us so we started dating,” says Nicole. The couple dated for three years with a one-year engagement. During that time they graduated, decided they wanted to stay in Rhode Island

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and became involved with Nicole’s family business, The Preserve at Boulder Hills, in Wyoming, Rhode Island, where they held their reception. She is the chief of staff and David handles the finances. Walt Disney aside, the bride prefers a formal and traditional wedding to “fantastical.” Her colors were timeless—gold, black and ivory. She chose two ivory dresses, one with straps for the Greek Orthodox service at the Church of the Annunciation, where her great-grandfather was the first priest and where her 85-year-old grandfather directs the choir, chants and plays the organ. The second dress was strapless for the black-tie-optional evening reception. “I wanted something more fun,” she says. Among the 265 attendees were those who helped renovate after her father had sold and repurchased the venue. “We are very close to everyone who helped us build the place,” says Nicole. On top of the bridal cake stood Minnie and Mickey Mouse in wedding attire, commemorating the couple’s love of travel to fantastic places.

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Stephanie +Navid 10.4.15 PORTSMOUTH, RI

BY JENNIFER SPERRY

ALTHOUGH STEPHANIE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN RHODE ISLAND, she met her future husband, Navid, at chiropractic school in California. Upon their engagement, and while living in California together, they had to choose between their new home state, where Navid’s family lives, and Rhode Island, where Stephanie’s family is based, for their wedding location. Since her grandparents couldn’t fly, the pair opted for an East Coast affair. “Navid has a large family, and for everyone to travel so far, we wanted the venue to represent something historic, something unique,” explains Stephanie of their choice to wed at Glen Manor House in Portsmouth. While the long distance made planning tricky, the bride-to-be enjoyed one particular perk: her mom, Jeanne Desmarais, a professional stationer and co-owner of Paper Moon Invitations. “She knew our colors— eggplant, ivory and gold—and our tastes. We decided to go glamorous and showcase her talent.”

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ALTHOUGH STEPHANIE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN RHODE ISLAND, she met her future husband, Navid, at chiropractic school in California. Upon their engagement, and while living in California together, they had to choose between their new home state, where Navid’s family lives, and Rhode Island, where Stephanie’s family is based, for their wedding location. Since her grandparents couldn’t fly, the pair opted for an East Coast affair. “Navid has a large family, and for everyone to travel so far, we wanted the venue to represent something historic, something unique,” explains Stephanie of their choice to wed at Glen Manor House in Portsmouth. While the long distance made planning tricky, the bride-to-be enjoyed one particular perk: her mom, Jeanne Desmarais, a professional stationer and co-owner of Paper Moon Invitations. “She knew our colors—eggplant, ivory and gold—and our tastes. We decided to go glamorous and showcase her talent.” The final invitation featured a thermography-printed invitation, response card and accommodation card inside an eggplantcolored silk folder, which was mailed in a silver box. From the gold-framed seating chart scroll to the beribboned table number displays, the paper products exemplified an elegance befitting the opulent venue. Although the couple’s Sunday nuptials narrowly beat the arrival of

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Natalie +Ascern 8.16.15 EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA

BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES

SANTA CERTAINLY OUTDID HIMSELF FOR NATALIE OLIVIER BARLATIER last Christmas—although it didn’t appear so at first. “It was Christmas morning and we had finished opening our presents,” says Natalie. “Ascer really tricked me. I had about five gifts for him and he had given me a bracelet that didn’t fit. I started picking up the wrapping paper and he was still sitting on the floor, saying he had a leg cramp. I turned around and he was on one knee, holding an open box. I cried, I giggled, then cried and giggled.” Finding the perfect venue for their wedding was easy. Natalie was perusing Pinterest when she saw images of The Villa at Ridder Country Club in East Bridgewater. “It was the first place we visited,” says Natalie. “I loved it immediately. I just asked, ‘Where do I sign?’ It reminded me of a European vineyard. It still had modern style, but felt comfortable.” The wine theme emerged from the couple’s personal history. The first gift Ascer ever gave Natalie was a bottle of Sancerre after she finished a half marathon, and their engagement photo shoot was at Newport Vineyards.

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During the wedding ceremony, the couple’s brothers held a bottle of wine, one red, one white. The bride and groom poured from the two vessels into one, symbolizing the union of their families. Instead of saving cake to celebrate their first anniversary, Ascer and Natalie have a bottle of vino. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of sunflowers, Natalie’s favorite blooms. Sunflowers also decorated the wedding broom that the newlyweds jumped at the end of the ceremony. Natalie drew on her skills as a graphic designer to create the invitations, menus, programs and thank you notes. The couple was already comfortable with photographer Todd Wilson, who had done their engagement shoot. “He did such a great job and was very professional,” says Natalie. “He gets what he’s looking for. Even when you don’t know what you’re looking for, he sees it.” And what he saw was a beaming bride and groom promising their lives to each other in a beautiful setting, surrounded by loved ones.

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Amy +Andrew 6.13.15 NEWPORT, RI

BY COURTNEY TOOMEY

HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS AMY AND ANDREW HAVE BEEN IN LOVE since they were teenagers. However, the couple didn’t fall head over heels for the city of Providence—the location where they got engaged and later tied the knot—until years later while attending college. “Providence is a special place for us. While at Providence College, we fell in love with the city,” says Amy. “It just felt right getting married at the Biltmore Hotel. I love that it has that 1920s, elegant vibe and old-fashioned feel.” Before the wedding bells rang, however, Andrew popped the question in a unique and heartfelt way. “Halloween is our anniversary so it’s always been special to us,” shares Amy. “We went to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park and Andrew had them carve a pumpkin that said, ‘Amy will you marry me?’ It was amazing.” Like their engagement, the couple’s wedding day also had a distinctive twist. While most brides and grooms dance along to the tunes of other artists, Amy and Andrew took to the stage themselves. “We are both performers and had actually never sung together, so we decided to surprise our family and friends with a duet of 'Loving Cup'

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by the Rolling Stones,” says Amy. “That made the day stand out.” Another special touch was the couple’s wedding cake. “My father-in-law owns a bakery and he made our cake. It was gorgeous.” But, for Amy, the greatest part of the wedding wasn’t the actual day itself but the time leading up to it. “We were home, not working; it was just us and we were focused on enjoying the process,” she says. “The day was over in a flash and I look back at that time fondly.”

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Marissa +Peter 5.30.15 NEWPORT, RI

BY MARA ARAUJO

FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY THEY MET TO THE DAY OF THEIR WEDDING, family ties have always been the guiding force in Marissa and Peter’s relationship. It all started when, in an attempt to spend more time with her sister, who was soon moving, Marissa joined her brother-in-law’s intramural soccer team. Although she is not a soccer player, Marissa says her sister convinced her to join so she would get to see her every week. It was there that she first met Peter, who not only worked with her brother-in-law, Mike, but also played on the team. After a couple of games, Peter asked Marissa out. Manhattan provided the backdrop for the initial meeting, but it was Newport, Rhode Island, that served as the perfect setting for the pair’s “I do’s.” Marissa’s mom is from Rhode Island, and she suggested Marissa and Peter get married there. Although Marissa didn’t live in Rhode Island, the memories of having always visited as a child to enjoy the company of her relatives certainly made it a very special place. Of course, after being dubbed the “Rhode Island baby” by her beloved grandmother, it only seemed fitting that she, unlike her three older

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W siblings who all got married on Long Island, should be married in the Ocean State. St. Mary’s Church in Cranston was an obvious choice for their vintage-inspired ceremony, having been both the site of Marissa’s baptism and her parents’ own wedding 40 years earlier. Marissa says she’ll never forget the moment when she and Peter were kneeling next to each other for the remainder of the mass in church, after having said their vows and realizing they were finally married. After having dutifully practiced their first dance, Marissa and Peter finally got to put their skills to the test as they danced in the presence of all of their family and friends at their OceanCliff reception. “Once we were finally out there,” says Marissa, “on the actual day, doing it for real, it was really an ethereal moment of pure joy.”

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Rebecca +Anthony 7.24.15 SHARON, MA

BY COURTNEY TOOMEY

BECCA AND ANTHONY HAD A SPECIFIC TIMELINE FOR THEIR FUTURE and agreed to get engaged when they were 28 years old. However, Anthony secretly had other plans when it came to when and how he would propose to the love of his life. On Becca’s 26th birthday, he popped the question. “I had no idea. I was on the phone with my dad and Anthony said he was going to wrap my gift. Little did I know my dad was keeping me busy,” says Becca. “When I walked into the other room, Anthony was in a suit, down on one knee. It was a huge surprise.” What isn’t a surprise is how much Becca and Anthony enjoyed their wedding day. “Everything went perfectly,” remembers Becca. “The ceremony was my favorite part because it felt like it was just the two of us. Our officiant was so thoughtful and gave us tons of vows to choose from. Anthony also wrote some of his own, which was an amazing surprise. I just remember thinking, Oh my God, we’re getting married right now.”

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While Becca felt all of her wedding vendors played an equally important part in making the day one to remember, her uncles deserve some special recognition. “My uncles own a florist shop and did all my arrangements and bouquets. That was pretty special,” says Becca. “I didn’t want to know what the flowers were going to look like. I just gave them some ideas and let them use their creative talent; they did such a beautiful job.” A new member of Becca’s family also touched her heart with a special gift before the ceremony. “My mother-in-law knew I needed something old and something borrowed so she lent me a baby ring that I wore on my pinky finger. That was different and special.” Overall, Becca wouldn’t change a thing when it comes to her wedding and recommends that every bride take a moment to reflect. “On the day of, take some time with your husband and the people you love. Don’t get too stressed and just let it all happen because it will be amazing.”

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J ennifer + Brian 5.24.15 BRISTOL, RI

BY LAURIE CELINE BALLIETT

WHEN JENNIFER WHITE’S FRIEND SECRETLY SET HER UP to meet Brian Judge, they almost missed each other. Brian hesitated, and at the last minute decided to show up at the Vault, a club near where he lived in Boston. At the end of the evening he gave Jennifer a hug and she felt “a weird intuition... an overwhelming sense of good,” says the bride. Shortly after, when Brian went to pick her up for their first date, Brian showed up with a single cut Gerber daisy. Her dog did not bark and went directly to him. “I thought that was a good sign,” says Jennifer. Within a year, Brian surprised Jennifer with a gift and an intricately planned proposal: a game made up of a series of poems, leading her to unlock a toy vault that symbolized the place where they met. The ring was inside. He timed the engagement to coincide with a weeklong family trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas, where they celebrated that January in 2014.

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Annie +C hristopherv 10.3.15 NEWPORT, RI

BY JULIET PENNINGTON

IT WAS MAY 2011 WHEN ANNIE CAMPBELL, who was living in Los Angeles at the time, decided to acquiesce to her colleague’s insistence that they go for a drink after work to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. When she walked into the bar where they had planned to meet, a tall, handsome man approached her and said that he was waiting for her. “He told me that my friends had to step out, but that they asked him to talk to me and keep me company until they returned,” says Annie. “I knew that wasn’t true, but I talked to him anyway.” For his part, Christopher Vroman says he had never done anything so bold. “I was with my friends and we were about to leave, but then I saw her walk in and I knew I had to meet her,” he says. “L.A. is a city with a lot of attractive women, and even though she had long legs and was really strikingly beautiful, it was something more than that. Something about her stood out.”

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Annie was equally smitten. “Not only was he very good looking, but the more I learned about him—like how he was really funny and incredibly smart—the more I liked. Also, he had a lot of really great friends, which was a good reflection on him.” The couple started dating and enjoyed a shared love of traveling. In 2014, while on a trip to Italy over Labor Day weekend, Christopher popped the question on the terrace of a seaside hotel in Capri where the couple was staying. Following the romantic proposal, Annie and Christopher returned home and embarked on a flurry of activities that included planning a wedding to take place 13 months later, moving to Newport, Rhode Island, and starting a new company, a men’s outerwear apparel line called Exley NB. The couple knew they wanted a small wedding (they had no bridal party and just under 100 guests) that was, as Annie describes, “clean and simple with soft details.”

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One of the key components to helping create the wedding of their dreams amid their hectic schedules was to hire a wedding planner. “Being new to the area, it really helped having someone with so many great contacts,” says Annie. “We had found the venue, but she [Galen Cobb Limoges] introduced us to her `A team’ of everyone from photographers to a decorator, which really expedited the process. She also took care of all the details, like making sure gift bags were left at the hotels for the guests.” Christopher says he appreciated how she was “very blunt and direct, which helped us cut through the clutter.” There were torrential downpours during their outdoor rehearsal dinner (they had a tent and the couple said it was wonderful, despite the inclement weather), but rain held off for their wedding. And even though it was cold and windy on their special day, Christopher says the weather was not even a factor. “I remember looking at Annie, who looked so beautiful, and at all of our family and friends who were there to celebrate with us, and having this overwhelming feeling of happiness,” he says. “With all of the work, preparation and scrambling leading up to the wedding, it was such a great feeling to be able to take it all in and really enjoy ourselves.”

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Margaret+Harrisonv 8.7.15 BOSTON, MA

BY RACHAEL DEVANEY

WHAT BEGAN AS A CHILDHOOD FRIENDSHIP FOR HARRISON AND MARGARET Bane blossomed into real-time romance as they married in dramatic fashion at the Boston Public Library this past August. "My husband and my cousin, Terry, were Little League teammates and best friends growing up and we would often play together," says Margaret. "I hadn't seen Harry in 15 years but after seeing a holiday card from his family at my aunt’s house, I commented on how handsome he was. My aunt relayed the message to him and the rest is history.” After dating for five years, Harrison popped the question to Margaret as they played with his toddler niece at a Boston playground. Margaret, who elatedly accepted, then secured the only opening the prestigious library had left until 2017. "The library was our dream location," says Margaret. "The courtyard was spectacular and the aisle was so long that it made for a very dramatic entrance.”

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Because Margaret was a teacher at the time, she had the summer off and created a spectacular affair, which hinged on the couple's love for cuisine, music and dancing. By doing away with a sit-down dinner, the couple created a unique atmosphere by incorporating multiple food stations, run by acclaimed caterer The Catered Affair. "Because our guests weren't cooped up at a table, they were able to enjoy a selection of food from our culinary and cocktail stations, including a raw bar and a salmon and toppings bar," says Margaret. "The setup created more of a lounge feel and allowed everyone to socialize and get out on the dance floor." For Margaret, the highlight of the "seamless" evening was the first dance with her new husband. The lifelong ballerina says the presentation not only symbolized their love but also their forever future. �We coordinated with Boston Ballroom Dance Center and our performance was amazing," she says. "We got some gorgeous photos and it was talked about long after the wedding was over." After celebrating their union in Greece, the couple returned home to Boston, where Margaret says they are enjoying their time together while also focusing on their careers. "We are both so grateful to our parents for helping make the wedding possible," she says. "We were surrounded by so much love from our family and friends and it has allowed us to begin a wonderful life together.�

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6.12.15 WARWICK, RI

BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES

BEFORE THEY BECAME A COUPLE, John Pagnozzi and Kasey Carberry had known each other for years; both are from Smithfield, Rhode Island, and shared many mutual friends. Acquaintanceship grew into friendship, and in 2007 they began dating. On Christmas Eve in 2013, John surprised Kasey with the engagement ring of her dreams, tucked inside her childhood Christmas stocking. “I’m very particular about my Christmas tree and I walked in and saw this stocking hanging on it,” says Kasey. “I asked John why it was there and he told me to come look. Inside was a little red box and John was down on one knee.” Though the actual engagement was a surprise, John and Kasey had been saving up for their wedding for a long time. “I always wanted this big crazy wedding,” says Kasey. Her vision included a venue by the water with a country ambience. “Harbor Lights Marina & Country Club was the first and only place we looked at,” says Kasey. “We wanted something classy and elegant, romantic and rustic. It had it all.”

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On June 12, 2015, Kasey’s grandfather, Donald Carberry, walked her down the aisle to both tears and applause. The mothers of both the bride and groom released white balloons in memory of loved ones. Centerpieces carried out the rustic, romantic look with wood boxes holding flowers draped with pearls, set atop antique doilies. In lieu of a guestbook, friends and family members signed a wooden pallet Kasey found on Etsy. Her mother, Karen, cleverly used a set of antique windowpanes to display the seating chart. One of the most memorable moments for Kasey was seeing John’s face as she came down the aisle. “I didn’t want to do a first look,” says Kasey. “I wanted to do it the old-fashioned way.” Later, during the reception, she sang “At Last” to her new husband. Departing guests were treated to a sparkler send-off and favors that summed up this friendship-turned-love story: “Sparks Fly – Kasey and John.”

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Maya +Mark 5.24.15 BOSTON, MA

BY ANN LUONGO

AS THEY EXCHANGED CASUAL CONVERSATION AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Mark Pellegrini and Maya Jackson had no idea they would eventually walk down the aisle together, surrounded by not only friends and family but also a gaggle of friendly penguins at the New England Aquarium. "We met because we lived across the hall from each other at Houston Hall and became really good friends. We liked to go explore the city together and we often toured the various museums," says Maya. "One of our favorite places was the aquarium, and not only did our ceremony overlook the whole harbor, we were also surrounded by marine life and our experience was one of a kind.� But even before the nuptials, there was the simple yet intimate July Fourth proposal that took place on the balcony of the couple's New York City apartment. "Mark originally wanted to create this elaborate proposal at Central Park, but it was drizzly and rainy so we stayed home instead," reminisces Maya. "But to my surprise, as I sat on our balcony watching the thunderstorm, he asked me to marry him. I love thunderstorms, so it was perfect.�

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And during the time leading up to the big day, Maya says, the aquarium's staff was "super supportive," providing services like catering and tent and linen rentals. Staff also assisted with outside vendors like Boston Uplights and Bostonian Florist, which enabled Mark and Maya to concentrate on their Christopher Columbus Park photo shoot and band. "Before we got married, we made a list of what mattered most, and it came down to our incredible band, who brought the house down with a great party environment, and our Ben & Jerry's ice cream bar. My husband didn't want a cake and everyone loved that," says Maya. "The aquarium space was also a highlight because guests could spill out of the tent and wander around and check out the exhibits. The penguins were the overall favorite.� Following the wedding, the pair escaped on a Hawaiian vacation and are now living and working in New York City. "We are enjoying our time together, and we are taking time to soak up the city," she says. "In hindsight, I'm so lucky to have married my best friend. We've always had a connection and that makes everything better as we move forward in married life.�

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Shreya +Alvinv 8.9.15 LINCOLN, RI

BY MARA ARAUJO

THOUGH THEY WERE IN THE SAME CLASS AND LIVED ACROSS THE HALL from each other in their dorm building, it was a chance encounter between two of their friends that brought Shreya and Alvin together. It was Shreya’s first semester in medical school in Grenada, and as she was walking from class with her friend, they ran into Alvin and his friend. As Shreya was about to leave, Alvin reached out his hand and introduced himself. What followed was a great deal of jokes, laughter and study sessions. The couple’s South Indian-inspired wedding took place in Shreya’s home state of Rhode Island and featured a mix of both modern and traditional elements. On the morning before the wedding, the families got together for a Sangeet, which Shreya describes as a “mixer between the two families.” They also celebrated the Mehendi ceremony, with henna being applied on their hands.

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On the morning of the wedding, everyone took part in the Baraat, the music- and dance-filled procession of the bridegroom in a car to the ceremony hall entrance. After having hidden from each other for the whole day before the wedding while staying in the same hotel, Alvin and Shreya relished their first look. “It was nice,” says the bride, “to see the person you normally see every day, but in his wedding attire.” For their summer celebration at Kirkbrae Country Club, Alvin and Shreya took full advantage of the versatile venue, with a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour outside on the balcony and a reception inside. The best part, says Shreya, “was having a coordinator who was there every step of the way.” Having two different sets of décor between the ceremony and reception, Shreya was relieved that there was someone to keep it organized and bring everything and everyone together to make for an unforgettable day. To make for an even more unforgettable day, Shreya’s grandfather, who could not come to the wedding, wrote a speech that was delivered by Shreya’s sister during the reception. Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

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NOTHING CAN QUITE COMPARE TO THE FEELING OF PULLING UP IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH OR RECEPTION HALL ON YOUR BIG DAY. The anticipation, the butterflies of excitement and the feeling of having all eyes on you as you step out of the car is simply magical. To make it even more memorable, many brides choose to roll up in style, literally. Using a limo or classic car for wedding day transportation can add an elegant, yet dramatic, touch to your special arrival. Rockstar Limo of Cranston, Rhode Island, aims to make every client feel like a rock star by offering top-of-the-line chauffeured vehicles, from limos and luxury sedans to vintage classics, trolleys and even a double-decker tour bus. Meagan Lest, wedding sales manager for Rockstar Limo, has some suggestions for taking wedding transportation from ordinary to extraordinary. In today’s world of fast and fancy cars, there is a special choice of transportation waiting for every couple. SNEW: Do you have any recommendations for couples when selecting transportation for their wedding day? ML: Of course, they need to think about what type of vehicle best fits their personality as a couple; however, I also suggest thinking about time. This is a big one. Ask yourself how long it will take you to load and unload the car, and how long it will take you to reach each destination. That way our drivers can keep a strict timeline and be mindful of who needs to be where and at what time.

ML: Renting a car not only ensures your timeline is followed, but it’s also something special for the couple. On your wedding day, there isn’t a lot of time alone. During the ride to their next destination, the bride and groom have the chance to escape. It’s a time when they can reflect for a second, when it’s just them. SNEW: What do you suggest for couples on a budget? ML: Couples on a modest budget don’t have to cross luxury transportation off their list. We have a lot of nice cars and sedans, and can even make multiple trips. Our luxury vans are also amazing. It might sound a little crazy, but they are top of the line. They feature black leather interior, enough room to walk around inside, loading devices, tinted windows, special lighting and more.

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SNEW: What are some fun extras that a couple can use to make the ride more enjoyable for their wedding party and guests? ML: We provide complimentary champagne and water. After that, the couple can bring in anything they want. Special food and snacks are very popular. I’ve also had a number of brides bring in a florist to decorate the interior of a vehicle; I had another create a slideshow with pictures and music running on a continuous loop so her guests had something to watch during the drive. Sometimes people also make banners and signage, but when going that route it’s always best to check with us first to make sure your design will work with the vehicle. SNEW: What are some ways couples can incorporate vehicles into their wedding pictures to make sure they remember every aspect of the day? ML: Couples do this a lot more often than you think. They love using vintage cars for couple and wedding party shots or the trolleys for group shots. These always come out really cute. Lots of couples also make signs saying thank you or something similar to use after the wedding and hold them while leaning against a classic car. Couples do have the option of simply renting a car for a quick photo op, which is cost effective if they’re trying to save money. A car is great for pictures, even if you don’t drive away in it.

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Rebecca +Danv 6.20.15 NANTUCKET, MA

BY LAURIE HIGGINS

WHEN REBECCA GLADU AND DAN LOUREIRO FIRST VISITED The Wauwinet on Nantucket five years ago, Dan said that he would love to get married there. The couple continued to visit the resort every year and Dan proposed to Rebecca in one of its charming cottages in May 2014. Their dream wedding came true the following June. “After going to The Wauwinet for so many years, we have had the pleasure of getting to know many employees,” says Rebecca. “We always feel right at home when we arrive and wanted our guests to feel right at home at our wedding.” The Hopkinton, Mass., couple opted for an intimate weekend celebration with 40 of their closest friends and family. Instead of the usual rehearsal dinner, they threw a cocktail-and-appetizer welcoming event on the waterview terrace of the Dreamland Theater in the island’s downtown. The day after the wedding, they hosted a brunch on The Wauwinet’s patio.

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For the wedding, Rebecca let The Wauwinet’s vintage elegance inspire their theme. Flowers were very important to her. Nantucket florist Flowers on Chestnut did a perfect job with both the reception and her bridal bouquet, which included a purple iris to represent Rebecca’s grandmother, who had passed away. The chef at Wauwinet’s restaurant, Topper’s, created a special four-course menu that included roasted beef tenderloin and butter-poached lobster as the main course. “We specifically asked the venue to have our favorite waiter, Doyd, personally attend to us at our wedding reception,” says Rebecca. “To us, Doyd is a Wauwinet tradition and we wanted him to be part of our day.” For both Rebecca and Dan, the most memorable part of the day was the ceremony. Dan loved seeing Rebecca walk down the aisle. She surprised him by having the cellist play the theme from “Game of Thrones,” which made him laugh. “We never took our eyes off each other at the altar,” says Rebecca. “I forgot everyone else was there.”

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Allie +Frank 7.18.15 BLOCK ISLAND, RI

BY NICOLE MARANHAS

ALLIE HERZOG WAS WAITING FOR THE COMMUTER TRAIN HOME from her job in Manhattan when a fellow passenger approached her. “He thought I looked familiar,” she says. They spent the train ride talking—only to discover that they lived three houses apart. The two soon began dating, but their neighborly status ended when Frank moved back to Buffalo, his hometown, for work. Before he left, Allie took him on a Block Island getaway in her native Rhode Island. “I never knew this before our rehearsal dinner,” says Allie, “but he told me that trip was when he realized our relationship was going to last.” Their love affair with Block Island lasted as well. For their wedding, the couple—who now lives in Newport— knew it was the perfect destination to bring friends and family together. “I always wanted something beachy and coastal,” says Allie.

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The couple married on the lawn of The Atlantic Inn, perched on a hill overlooking the ocean and harbor. Bridesmaid dresses in sea glass hues evoked the beach setting, as did summery bouquets and nautical touches, such as “ferry ticket” save-the-dates and sweet messages-in-a-bottle written by guests. To blend their religious backgrounds, the couple exchanged vows beneath a birchwood chuppah, creating their own sense of tradition by sealing love letters and a bottle of local wine in a “love box,” to be opened on a future anniversary. The cocktail reception on the veranda included nods to Frank’s hometown, including mini wings and “beef on weck” sliders, two Buffalo signature bar snacks. For a taste of Rhode Island, guests enjoyed a rehearsal dinner clambake and wedding-day raw bar, as well as lobster sliders and specialty cocktails made with local blackberries. “Frank’s family had never been to Rhode Island,” says Allie. “We wanted to give them a taste of the coast.” Above all, they wanted the day to be a relaxed celebration. “We wanted it to be fun, summertime casual, not super fancy,” says Allie. “My family got a house for the week next to the inn, and it was a nice way to extend the celebration. It goes so fast.”

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Kaitlyn +Brandonn 6.13.15 NEWPORT, RI

BY JESSICA BOWNE

SOMETIMES THE BEST RELATIONSHIPS START OUT AS FRIENDSHIPS. Kaitlyn Urbanetti met her husband, Brandon Fritz, through mutual friends one night, and the pair hit it off immediately. Fast-forward a few years and Brandon surprised Kaitlyn with an engagement during their annual trip to pick out a Christmas tree. “On a very chilly December morning we went to pick out our tree,” says Kaitlyn. “As [Brandon] was cutting it down (on one knee) he pulled out a ring box, which was a pleasant surprise. He planned a surprise dinner with a bunch of my close friends and both of our families. It was so incredibly special.” The couple chose a very elegant location, Ochre Court in Newport, for their reception as Kaitlyn had graduated from Salve Regina University and had always dreamed about getting married there. Brandon went to Roger Williams University, so Rhode Island meant a lot to both of them. “We absolutely loved the beautiful views of the water and exquisite architectural detail at Ochre Court,” says Kaitlyn. “It was absolutely breathtaking.”

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The wedding day was an all-encompassing family event with their one-year-old nephew being carried down the aisle by Brandon’s sister with a “Here comes the bride” sign. Photos of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were also included in their big day. “Our venue was so magnificent we really didn’t want to go overboard on the décor and wanted little details that complemented the space,” says Kaitlyn. “I think the beautiful linen, a mix of lace and silk, really created a romantic ambiance in the dining room as well as the soft uplighting and lots of candles.” Flowers were very important to the couple and they worked with Sayles Livingston Design to create the right look for the reception. The duo opted for a soft, romantic palette for their wedding and chose light pinks, ivory and gold accents. Kaitlyn smiles when she remembers their first dance. “It was the kickoff to start the celebration and to enjoy the night with family and friends. We danced to 'Everything' by Michael Bublé and had the crowd join in with us.”

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Nicole + M ichael 9.4.15 BRISTOL, RI

BY JULIET PENNINGTON

SHE SAID SHE LIKED HIS MOTORCYCLE. HE SAID HE LIKED HER. So began a romance that, after two-and-a-half years, found Nicole Sheusi and Michael Church tying the knot before more than 100 family members and friends in the gardens at Linden Place, a storied and historic estate in Bristol, Rhode Island. Michael says he had to ask his future bride out a few times before she accepted his offer, but once she did, it was a match made in heaven. “She is so easy to get along with,” he says. “She’s also beautiful and funny and smart.” For her part, Nicole calls her new husband “tall and handsome, and very kind and grateful…He’s really like a breath of fresh air.” After dating for a little over a year, Michael suggested that he and Nicole go for a walk to Slater Park, near their Pawtucket home. “It was December and all of the trees around the walkways and the pond were decorated,” says Nicole. “We walked to a gazebo by the pond and that’s where he got down on one knee.”

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The next nine months were a flurry of activity for Bristol native Nicole, an ad director for Chicago-based N2 Publications, and Michael, from Pawtucket and a cook there at Maria’s Breakfast & Lunch. The newlyweds credit Nicole’s mom, Helena (who is called “the boss” by her daughter and son-in-law, and “the queen” by her husband), for helping to ensure that their wedding was a success. The couple says they wanted their special day to be low-key, casual and fun. “We had a photo booth, corn hole, kids were there…It was a Friday night and we wanted to kick off the [Labor Day] holiday weekend,” says Nicole. “We had a big sparkler sendoff that lasted several minutes.” Some of the more special moments included their first dance, to Bob Marley’s “High Tide or Low Tide,” and the bride carrying a picture of her maternal grandmother, with whom she was very close and who died the previous year, attached to the bridal bouquet. Their wedding invitations featured a lighthouse and a greyhound, nods to the coastal wedding theme they were going for and to their beloved 10-year-old rescue greyhound, Dasher, who wore a bowtie to match the groomsmen. “Everything was wonderful,” says Nicole. “If we could do it all over again, we would.”

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Rebecca+Andrewv 6.20.15 BLOCK ISLAND, RI

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REBECCA AND ANDREW MET IN COLLEGE, when they were introduced through mutual friends while living in Dewey Beach, Delaware, one summer. Andrew was a Rehoboth Beach lifeguard and Rebecca, a waitress. The couple began dating in 2005 and got engaged in 2014. “Andrew and I had been dating for eight years when he proposed,” says Rebecca, “so he knew he would have to be creative in order to surprise me.” One April morning, Andrew went off to his job in New York City. “About 45 minutes later, my alarm went off and I was just getting up when in walks Andrew. He told me that he had missed his train and that his boss had told him to take the day and work from home.” Andrew told Rebecca he had stopped and gotten her a coffee. “I was so excited by this surprise that I didn’t really pay much attention when he said he had gotten me something else as well, expecting maybe a croissant

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or pastry. I was completely shocked when he pulled out a little black ring box. He proposed right by our bedside at 6:15 in the morning, with me still in my pajamas.” The couple married on June 20, 2015, on Block Island. A favorite spot with familial ties—Rebecca’s family has been going to the island for 19 years and Rebecca and Andrew have been visiting together for 10—it was the perfect place for them to tie the knot. “My parents purchased a property on Dorry’s Cove two years ago and completely renovated it,” says Rebecca. “Once Andrew and I saw the home’s location, on a cliff overlooking the ocean, we knew we would get married there.” On their wedding day, the couple wanted to offer their guests some unique hors d’oeuvres, including mini portions of fish and chips in newspaper cones, a nod to Rebecca’s British heritage. For a late-night snack, and in honor of Andrew’s family’s home base in the Delaware Valley, guests were offered a choice of mini Philly cheese steaks with waffle fries or sausage and peppers. The couple’s “welcome bags” each included a bag of Utz crab chips, another Delaware/Maryland favorite, and fudge from Blocks of Fudge on Block Island.

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Miranda +Andrewv 9.13.14 EAST LYME, CT

BY RACHAEL DEVANEY

"ANDREW AND I BEGAN DATING THE SUMMER AFTER HIGH SCHOOL graduation and we were together for 11 years before becoming engaged," says Miranda. "The time allowed us to not only grow together but also maintain what made us unique and special in our own ways.� Their engagement, which came about during a trip to Paris, occurred on a foggy, rainy evening when the pair were unwinding from a long day of sightseeing. "We were relaxing at this beautiful hotel bar and out came the ring," says Miranda. "We were never a couple that likes giant bells and whistles so the proposal was fitting for who we are.� When it came to the wedding, Miranda wanted to begin with a "blank canvas," where she could paint a vision steeped in natural elements for her 125 guests. After researching a variety of outdoor locations, the

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couple settled on White Gate Farm in East Lyme, Connecticut. The venue, which specializes in fresh organic produce, poultry, eggs and flowers, sits on 100 acres of New England landscape and was the ideal open space that Miranda was looking for. "I really wanted to strike a balance between refinement, elegance and open farm life, and White Gate was perfect," she says. "Because I'm a registered dietician, healthy food is also important to me, so what better place than a fully operational organic farm?� With the help of her wedding planner, Josh Chalmers of Earth 2 Events, and services provided by vendors like Zest Fresh Bakery and A Thyme to Cook, Miranda immediately began creating a memorable event. And while it did rain on the couple’s big day, she says it only "enhanced" their experience.

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"People were stunned by the atmosphere we created. Not only did we have refinement evoked within this farm space, we had showstopping florals, beautiful tents, rustic but elegant table seating, gorgeous wooden poles and oak flooring as well as bistro lighting and white Belizean lanterns. Everything was super elegant," says Miranda. "You could hear the rain pattering on the outside of the tent and it ended up being intimate, magical and special.” And while Miranda admits her wedding incorporated a multitude of complicated elements, from the vintage floral-patterned plates to the walnut Chiavari chairs, she says the day, which was filled with love and light, sent the couple into a future filled with happiness. "In retrospect, Connecticut was a random place for us to have a wedding—we have no roots there—but the essence and magic we found in this picture-perfect place were all that we needed," she says.

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Kathryn + Adam 8.21.15 WESTPORT, MA

BY LAURIE CELINE BALLIETT

WHEN UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND STUDENTS KATHRYN (KATE) Safford and Adam Johnson stepped into the same elevator on the first day of classes, they were hunting for the same sociology room. They sat next to each other that day and it didn’t take long for them to realize that they were also searching for each other. They both love the outdoors, hiking and nature, and both earned degrees in sociology. After graduation, they each shifted to the business field. Kathryn creates humorous greeting cards, “Cards by Kate,” and Adam had asked her to design a card with a detailed itinerary for an upcoming weekend getaway to New Hampshire. When they hiked a trail to a waterfall, he got down on one knee and handed her the card she had made. She opened it to find “get engaged” written inside and a ring tied to the card. That was two years before the wedding. During the long engagement, Kate crafted the decorations and favors for their big day.

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“We wanted everyone to feel relaxed. It’s just about nature and love,” says Kate of why they chose to marry and have their reception at Bittersweet Farm in Westport, Mass. The bride and groom both wanted a rustic, outdoor venue. “It was perfect. The barn was beautiful; the food was so nice. It was a one-stop shop,” she says. The couple’s sense of humor rings through their love story: in tales of laughter about nearly losing the ring on the hike, of swollen fingers during moments of placing the rings on each other’s hands and with their party favors of fake mustaches and silly glasses. Adam surprised his new bride with a mystery honeymoon in Boston, since traveling far was not possible due to Kate beginning studies for her MBA degree. “It was very brave of Adam, because he gets nervous when there aren’t a lot of trees around,” she laughs.

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8.29.15 PITTSFIELD, VT

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CAITLIN AND JASON MET DURING THE FALL OF 2008 at Colgate University, in Hamilton, New York, when he was a senior and she, a sophomore. “We were introduced by a mutual friend,” says Caitlin, “and with the help of our shared love of family, good friends, travel and especially food, the rest is pretty much history!” Colgate holds a very special place in the hearts of both of their families. Jason’s father and brother are alums, and Caitlin’s parents, sister and brother-in-law all went to Colgate. “They all found each other at Colgate,” says Caitlin, “so it felt very natural when we began falling in love there as well.” The couple decided on Riverside Farm, in Vermont, as the place to have their August 2015 wedding. “The reason we chose Riverside Farm was mainly because it was important to us that we get married in a place that

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is special to both of us—not just one of our hometowns, which wouldn’t necessarily mean as much to the other person. We are both avid skiers and have been going up to Vermont for 24 or 25 years with our respective families, so not only were we excited about getting married in the beautiful state of Vermont but our parents were thrilled as well.” Aside from the farm’s obvious beauty and scenic setting, there’s an intangible spirit that the farm carries with it as well. “We both knew it was the place we wanted to officially start our lives together,” says Caitlin. “In planning the wedding, we really tried to stick to a theme of rustic elegance. I wanted to ensure that we complemented the farm with all of our [décor] decisions and, with the help of our vendors, coordinators and wedding planners, it all started coming together. I loved that both of the barns on-site had this dark wooden, rustic feel, and we had a really fun time livening it up with florals, dainty string lights, chandeliers and candles. Pinterest also helped us create a visual landscape for the event, and many of the finishing touches were inspired by décor I had pinned.”

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This nautical-inspired confection by Konditor Meister is embellished with thick navy blue bands, wave stencil with pearls, a nautical monogram and petal roses with opal and pearl centers.

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are known for their cakes, but their desserts deserve attention too. The following bakers can elevate even the simplest confection into an edible art form that is almost too good (but not impossible) to eat.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Decadent cake pops by Cupcake Charlie’s. Nautical-themed sugar cookies dipped in white liquid chocolate by Konditor Meister. Chocolate butterflies adorn these creations by Cupcake Charlie’s.

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edding entertainment has evolved from a DJ at a turntable to a full-scale extravaganza that now also encompasses show-stopping lighting and customization, like personalized photo booth messages and monogrammed glow batons for the dance floor. These three entertainment professionals have music as their backbone and now offer so much more than a single DJ. R. Jason Citrone, of Music Mixers Entertainment, knows how important music is to setting the tone of a wedding, as he has been in the DJ booth since he was 15 years old. But lighting design has become his biggest passion. “I actually went to school for lighting design because that part of the business really fascinates me,” says Citrone, “and I think that is one of the things that separates me from the rest of the pack. We try to buy the best equipment out there so everything is updated and no more than two years old.” Citrone does a lot of dance floor monograms but also loves the look of uplighting and ceiling projections, which he can control from an iPad. “We try to accent around the wedding’s theme, so we stick to complementary colors,” he says. Citrone’s is one of the few companies in southern New England that offers leko lighting, which uses different lenses to change the size of a

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projection, whether it be a couple’s initials or, as he produced for the exterior of a tent this year, life-like branches. Photo booths remain popular, but now Citrone finds himself customizing them to the bride and groom’s design. “We will match the footer to what we project onto the dance floor, like a monogram,” says Citrone, “and on the bottom of the photo booth we can have a message from the couple to their guests.” Luke Renchan, of Luke Renchan Entertainment, also sees that customization has become a large part of the whole wedding experience. The trend extends from monogrammed glow batons for the dance floor to the photo booth, where couples can record a welcome message for their guests, to video messaging. Lighting has become a more integral part of the entertainment element and Renchan sees more couples choosing two projected monograms, a more formal one during the reception and an informal one (such as nicknames) for the dance floor. Want to dance among gently lit “clouds” or have the lights change to the beat of the music? Renchan can do that. More couples are opting to spotlight certain elements of the reception, like the centerpieces or cake. “I think one of the biggest things is our history and experience, as the company was started in 1983,” says Renchan. “The key thing is experience. The more weddings and events you do help prepare you for the unexpected. We spend a lot of time

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doing our entertainment timeline because it is very crucial for us to understand what our couples want.”

or that the photographer is in the room before the cake cutting commences.

Renchan recalls a freak fall snowstorm four years ago when the power to the reception hall was lost, but he had planned ahead with wireless equipment so that he could adapt quickly. “The details are so important for us,” he asserts. Part of this process allows couples to assist closely in the music selection, and brides and grooms are set up with their own online planning account that gives them helpful options for the first dance and parent dances.

Photo booths are still very popular and Arpeggio clients can opt for extras like a red carpet, an online gallery to see the candid images and instant printouts. Arpeggio also started offering summer lawn game packages, and couples can now order customized corn hole, giant Twister and Jenga as well as more traditional games like ladder ball and bocce for outdoor cocktail hours. In addition to projected monograms, uplighting and pin spotting, Arpeggio also does undertable lighting, allowing the reception floor to literally glow beneath guests’ feet.

Music reigns supreme for Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment, where the chicken dance is a no-no and couples get to be a vital part of the music selection if they desire. “One of the things that sets us apart is that we send two DJs to every wedding,” says Debbie Tomanek, “and that allows for the music to always be continuous while the second DJ interacts with guests.” Having two means that one can act as the emcee while the other ensures that guest requests are being handled

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Wedding entertainment has evolved over the years but the one thing that remains the same is that it is still about the bride and groom, whether it is the perfect first dance song, seeing their initials lit up on the dance floor or watching their guests make memories to last a lifetime.

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LIVELY SETS THAT COMPLEMENT A WEDDING DAY BY AMANDA MATTE A wedding’s music sets the tone for the entire celebration, so for the discerning New England couple, choosing the music provider can be overwhelming. With a seemingly endless array of options, narrowing it down may seem like an arduous task.

Southern New England Weddings asked three renowned music companies from the area for some professional insights about what they deem important when it comes to selecting the soundtrack for a wedding.

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For G. Andrew Maness of Four Guys in Tuxes, also known as Absolutely Music, there is “nothing more exciting or versatile than a live band.” He founded his business in 1983 and it has been going strong ever since, with weddings comprising about 60 percent of the private events they play. Around the time the company was founded, a client asked what he was getting for his money. Maness replied, “You’ll be getting four guys in tuxes.” While their services are not limited to quartets (they offer everything from soloists to 10-piece ensembles), the name was catchy and stuck. Based on Cape Cod, Four Guys in Tuxes serves the Cape, Newport and Boston. Maness has been in this business a long time and offers a great deal of wisdom regarding what he believes ensures a successful wedding from a musical standpoint. He says that a band’s “ability to read a room and seamlessly switch gears accordingly, on a dime, if something isn’t working” is crucial. For this reason he selects musicians who possess an “incredible amount of versatility—both stylistically and in terms of instrumental options.” Requests are Four Guys in Tuxes’ forte, and they will accommodate regardless of genre. With that being said, though, “If a client really wants a lot of contemporary dance club-type electronic music, they

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should probably have a disc jockey because it would be almost impossible for a live band to play that type of music all night,” says Maness. When money is no object, he suggests hiring both a DJ and a live band and having them switch off throughout the evening. For prospective clients, Four Guys in Tuxes holds outdoor concerts throughout the summer all over southern New England during which they exclusively play requests from audience members. By attending one of these concerts, a couple shopping around for their wedding’s musical component can get a good taste of what they’d be getting during their own special night.

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Entertainment Specialists is another live entertainment provider that primarily serves Boston and Newport and represents a select group of bands. Mike Amado talks about the basic tenets behind the company’s success, attributing much of it to the fact that its bands are “young; they play current, popular songs but can also do the classic hits.” This makes them versatile enough to please couples with a wide range of tastes. “All of the bands do choreographed dancing and a lot of crowd interaction,” says Amado, adding that two of their most requested crowd-pleasing bands are World Premier Band and Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies. Boston-based Entertainment Specialists also represents several New York City-based bands, which will play a wedding straight through, without taking breaks. Their locally based bands play more classic sets that include breaks throughout the evening. All play music ranging from funk to O.A.R. covers that are sure to keep your guests dancing along with choreographed acts all night long.

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Bruce Hopkins of Music Performance Service, another live music provider, discusses his process of hand-selecting performers. He says, “I primarily use people that I know. You need to know that person is good and what he or she is capable of doing musically.” Based in Chepachet, Rhode Island, Music Performance Service serves all of New England with more than 500 performers based throughout the region. They provide the tunes for a couple hundred weddings a year and have been doing so for more than 30 years. Much of their lasting success undoubtedly stems from the value they place on guests’ enjoyment. They are happy to take requests, and in one instance went so far as to learn a piece composed by a bride’s relative for her wedding day. “It was very successful,” says Hopkins. Placing such importance on personalizing a wedding’s music will get you far; at one wedding, the bride’s sister liked the music so much that she hired the same band for her own nuptials in New York City. Versatility is key, Hopkins emphasizes. While their acts play primarily classical music—from string trios to solo pianists—popular songs are not a problem, and one of their most popular services is playing a couple’s requests during the processional or cocktail hour.

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oday’s wedding films are not your mother’s—or even your older sister’s—wedding video. Couples who opt to have their special day immortalized by Artistic Wedding Films are rewarded with a lifelong keepsake, capturing in beautiful style the special moments, spoken vows, toasts, laughter, music and setting of this milestone occasion. These cinematic films allow the bride and groom to revisit the moments that may have passed in a blur on their actual wedding day, and provide a priceless memento for their future.

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Mike Henriques, artistic director, lead filmmaker and founder of the New Bedford-based company, had been making wedding videos for years when he became restless doing the norm. “I wanted to develop a new style of telling a wedding story,” says Henriques. “Our films combine cinematic shots and audio with music, enabling you to relive your wedding. A photographer documents the event and sparks a memory—‘Wasn’t Uncle Dave’s speech great?’ With film, you actually hear Uncle Dave again. You relive a memory, re-see and re-hear it. Our films provide a time capsule and can transfer you back to that moment.”

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Specialty equipment, including camera stabilizers like movi’s, steadicams and sliders (on tracks), enable Henriques and his colleagues to film shots with a more cinematic feel. Time-lapse filming provides evocative sequences of transformation, like the reception space in its original state through set-up and decoration, or capturing the changing light and evening sky as the day progresses. “The setting is usually a fundamental part of the day and it’s nice to be able to provide an overview of that,” says Henriques. “We use aerial quad-copters, essentially flying cameras, to set the scene from an aerial perspective.”

From stolen kisses and candid moments, to couple interviews and the late-night party, Artistic Wedding Films encapsulates a couple’s love story, designing a memory worth watching over and over again.

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Still, Henriques emphasizes, technology and equipment are only a means to an end. The goal of the filmmakers at Artistic Wedding Films is to tell the couple’s story, and that means uncovering the story first. “All the tools and gadgets and widgets can help you get great cinematic shots, but you need to come back to telling a great story,” says Henriques. “We make an effort to get to know the couple

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and their families. By using smaller, less intimidating cameras and a relaxed interviewing technique and style, we try to keep the couple comfortable. We always get comments on how natural people look on camera and how naturally the conversations come across in our films. This is not commercial-style video. Our films are more impactful, more storylined.” Capturing elements behind the scenes, filming both the bride and groom getting ready, reading aloud a note from each other, laughing with their families or wedding party, all contribute to rounding out the narrative. “Everybody has a story to tell—how they met, what they love about each other,” says Henriques. “We interview the parents beforehand and maybe we’ll learn that they were married in the same church, so we’ll focus on that a bit.” Couples have several options from which to choose, including a three-and-a-half to five-minute “Highlight Film,” popular because it can be shared online. This film includes clips from the entire event—the ceremony, dances and toasts—and is usually accompanied by two songs. The “Same Day Edit” film is presented at the end of the reception or following day if there’s a post-wedding brunch. An editor is onsite and

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works throughout the event as the filmmakers feed him or her their film cards, compiled and edited to provide the “instant gratification” of viewing it with all your guests. The “Short Film” runs about seven to ten minutes and, Henriques says, “gives us a little more breathing space. This is one of the most popular choices and allows us to go deeper into the couple’s story.” Providing the fullest coverage is the “Feature Film,” which is about 20 minutes long, made by three filmmakers, and includes time lapses. While Artistic Wedding Films is primarily New England-based, the team is happy to travel to destination weddings. “We’ve filmed weddings in Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia and upstate New York,” says Henriques. “We love the inspiration of visiting new places.” Henriques underscores that filmmaking is a collaborative process. His creative team includes Neal Howland, Crystal Burns and Pam Debarros. Freelancers Myles Lowery, Adam Metterville and David Thomas also work frequently with Henriques’ crew. “We want the couple to have as much fun as possible while we create the most personalized, emotional and beautiful film of their love story,” says Henriques. “We never put our art, our craft, above the fact that this is the couple’s wedding day. They come first. We try to make sure we’re friendly, personable and courteous.”

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ALL DRESSED UP A blue accessory here. A patterned bow tie there. In these outstanding portraits, a variety of couples shine individually while still looking like a fashionable pair. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Blueflash Photography; Corinna Raznikov Photography; Sabrina Scolari Photography.

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THIS PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: This bride’s statement earrings double as her “something blue.” A white tux coat matches the bride’s white ruched gown. The groom’s classic black tuxedo complements the formality of his bride’s long train and veil. FACING PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: An accommodating gate gets in the middle of a clever back-to-back photo op. Pink flowers and a fashion-forward blue suit nod to this couple’s summertime wedding date. Big smiles and harmonized styling make for a framable outdoor pose. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sabrina Scolari Photography; Hilary B. Photography; Corinna Raznikov Photography.

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BRIDAL PREPARATIONS By being present when the bride and groom are preparing for their nuptials-to-come, wedding photographers are able to capture a variety of shots, ranging from the silly to the sentimental. Giggles as well as heartfelt moments are par for the course.

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THIS PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Matching dressing gowns ensure a coordinated and comfy bridal party. A little last-minute straightening makes for a heart-warming shot. Bridesmaids laughing while helping each other zip up their dresses. FACING PAGE: CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: This bride’s head-to-toe look finally comes together. A contemplative look out the window doubles as an artistic portrait. Showing a little leg shows off the bride’s statement heels. Groomsmen showing off their cufflink gifts. Final bow tie adjustments mean this groom is almost ready.

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ON A CHILLY EVENING IN NOVEMBER 2013, KRISTEN (KRISSY) AUCOIN was rushing her boyfriend, Christoffer Larsen, as they headed to dinner in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. “I was trying to run because I was cold,” says Krissy. “We came to a pretty square with a lit fountain and when I turned to ask him to hurry, he was getting down on his knee.” As Chris proposed, a photographer friend emerged from a hiding spot as planned, commemorating the moment. The couple then joined both sets of parents at a restaurant and toasted the future. “Chris is a great planner, but this was amazing and perfect,” says Krissy. “I was totally surprised.” What wasn’t a surprise was her choice of venue for the wedding. “I grew up in Rhode Island and had toured the Newport mansions with my family,” says Krissy. “When I was about 10 years old, we visited Rosecliff and I said, ‘I’m going to get married here.’ ” On June 6, 2015, Chris and Krissy exchanged vows and celebrated in the setting of her dreams.

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“We loved the 1920s inspiration,” says Krissy. “Some of the scenes from the original The Great Gatsby were filmed here. We used touches from the Roaring Twenties, like feathers and pearls on the chairs and in the centerpieces and bridesmaids’ hairpieces. The bridesmaids wore modern, vintage beaded dresses. I found brooches to pin on the bridesmaids’ bouquets and a larger one on mine.” Other evocative details included framed quotes from Fitzgerald’s novel and an art deco cake, topped with a “wedding couple” fashioned after the couple’s dogs, Misty and Shelby. Entering the decorated ballroom for the first time from the outdoor cocktail reception took Krissy’s breath away. “It was what I’d pictured, only a thousand times better,” she says. The newlyweds were also thrilled by the images Faith Dugan captured, including shots of their energetic two-year-old pups. Says Krissy: “Faith and her husband, Jefferson, were amazing. From the first meeting, I instantly felt a connection with Faith, and Chris and I knew we wanted her to be our photographer. She had great ideas for photos in between the ceremony and reception, and because she knows the area so well, she helped us plan, so everything was timed perfectly and smoothly.”

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Leslie +C onor 9.20.14 MATTAPOISETT, MA

BY AMANDA MATTE

AFTER BECOMING FRIENDS AMID THE ROMANCE OF PARIS while on a school trip during the first winter break of college, Conor Geraghty and Leslie Sweeney had their first date on Valentine’s Day upon their return to the University of Massachusetts. After that, they “never looked back” and, eight years later, Conor proposed at his family’s lake house in upstate New York. Even though it was uncharacteristically warm for December, and raining, the ground was still covered in snow when Conor got down on one knee on the white-shrouded dock down the street. Although Conor and Leslie had lived and traveled all over the world over the course of their courtship, they wanted to get married close to Cape Cod because Leslie grew up there and some of their most cherished memories as a couple took place on the Cape. When they saw Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, they knew they’d found their venue. “It was everything we wanted with the beautiful waterfront property, big lawn for cocktail hour and beautiful deck for the reception. Best of all, it is owned by the YMCA for a preschool, so it was nice to know they were doing other wonderful things with such a nice property,” says Leslie.

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On the mother-of-the-bride’s birthday, with Leslie in a vintage-style lace gown, the pair wed. “We had the perfect balance of a casual cocktail party with live acoustic music followed by a formal affair for dinner,” agree the couple. “We had lawn games like corn hole set up in addition to a raw bar filled with local oysters and clams. Dinner by Russell Morin was the best meal we’ve ever had and left everyone with tons of energy to dance all night long. It was the perfect way to start out the rest of our lives together.”

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9.20.14 NEWPORT, RI

BY NOELLE BARBOSA

YOU COULD SAY THEIR MUTUAL LOVE OF POLITICS PULLED THEM TOGETHER, but Jennifer Paolino credits her father for introducing her to Jon Romano. The couple, who today share a home in Washington, D.C., met in 2010 while Jon was working for the Rhode Island governor’s race. “Jon was staying on the third floor of my parents’ home temporarily while advising a candidate,” Jennifer recalls. “I wasn’t living there at the time, but my dad had told me all about Jon and thought we should meet.” In 2013, the pair traveled to the Italian seaside town of Fano with Jennifer’s family. During a romantic walk on the beach one evening, the couple nestled into a lifeguard chair to watch a heat lightning storm. That magical moment led to an enchanting proposal as Jon slipped a vintage-inspired diamond engagement ring on Jennifer’s finger. “I, of course, said yes,” she explains.

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Before the wedding day, Jennifer chose to be photographed wearing her Mira Zwillinger gown at her parents’ Providence home. Her father had always dreamed of watching his daughter walk down the grand staircase on her wedding day, but because that wasn’t feasible due to logistics, she wanted to capture the moment for him. “On my wedding day, I surprised my dad with a framed photo of me walking down the stairway. He was moved to tears,” Jennifer describes. St. George’s Chapel in Middletown, with its majestic architecture and cascading chandeliers, served as a quintessential backdrop for Jennifer and Jon’s regal September ceremony. “The most memorable part of the day was walking down the aisle, looking at my husband-to-be and being overwhelmed by the love of our family and friends surrounding us,” the bride recalls. Channeling seaside elegance for the reception at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, the bride drew inspiration from green sea glass and blush tones when designing her color palette and incorporated gold-rimmed chargers, stemware and flatware at each place setting. “The table décor was meant to evoke a romantic summer dinner party,” says Jennifer.

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Meghan +Brendan 10.3.15 NEWPORT, RI

BY ANN LUONGO

BRENDAN AND MEGHAN MET IN JULY 2013 when they were both living in Arlington, Virginia. “A mutual friend of ours set us up, inviting us both to the same bar,” says Meghan. “Brendan kept trying to talk to me and impress me with shark knowledge because it was ‘Shark Week.’ I guess it worked! “Brendan is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island,” Meghan continues. “He took me to Newport when we were visiting his family the first Christmas after we met and that's when I fell in love—with both Newport and Brendan,” she relates. “There was something so magical about the town. When we got engaged in 2014, we already knew we would be moving to Boston. Newport seemed to be the obvious choice for a wedding. It was close to his family and friends, close to us in Boston and a somewhat easy commute for my family from Long Island and our friends in Washington, D.C.”

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Hurricane Joaquin was churning in the ocean the week leading up to the couple’s wedding, threatening to ruin what should have been a perfect day. “Here we were, planning to have an outdoor reception on the water...during a hurricane.” Nevertheless, they prepared the tents, added even more tents and realized that, no matter what, their family and friends would all be there to celebrate, and that was the most important thing. “If it rained or if we got blown away, oh well,” says Meghan. “At least we'd have each other.” Fortunately, by the morning of the wedding, the rain had stopped. “It was overcast and a bit chilly, but it was the perfect day. We wouldn't have changed a thing.” The couple chose the Eisenhower House for their venue. They loved the old Victorian-style home and the idea of having their reception on the huge lawn overlooking the water and Newport Bridge. They added personal touches wherever they

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could, like using rocks collected from Long Island beaches for the place settings and displaying photos inside the estate of their parents’ and grandparents’ weddings from both sides of the family. “In place of a guestbook, we set up a table with a camera, chalk and chalkboards for guests to write us a note and take their picture with it,” says Meghan. “Going through those photos afterwards was wonderful and, at times, hilarious. My bouquet was made by a family friend and she included a piece of lace in it that belonged to my grandmother, which was really special to me.”

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Chelsie +Jesse 9.12.15 COHASSET, MA

BY STACEY MARCUS

IT SEEMED THAT CHELSIE AND JESSE’S LIVES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON parallel tracks. They both grew up on Cape Cod and went to college in Florida. However, it wasn’t until destiny, and Chelsie’s sister, Mia, brought them together eight years ago that their fate was sealed. “Jesse is smart, charismatic, lovable and outgoing,” says Chelsie, so when he dropped to his knee and proposed at Chatham Bars Inn and unveiled a cake that said, ”Will you marry me?” she answered affirmatively. The couple chose to be married at The Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, Massachusetts, as they had been to a wedding there and loved the rustic New England feel. “It seemed like a good place to have a great time,” says Chelsie, who planned the wedding from her home in Boca Raton, Florida, with the help of her sister and mother. “Everything was out of my hands and worked out perfectly. At the wedding, Jesse and I just looked at each other and said that we couldn’t believe we were actually there, even though it was planned from 1,200 miles away,” says Chelsie.

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One hundred and fifty guests, hailing from Sweden, California, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida, united to witness the nuptials. The couple enjoyed sharing food, drinks and great music with friends and family in what Chelsie describes as a “rustic glam” setting. Magic moments included walking down the aisle, entering the reception as husband and wife, being serenaded to the tune of “Free” by cousin Jimmy for the first dance, Jesse’s dance with his grandmother and the fabulous wedding cannoli cake that reminds them of their affinity for Mike’s Pastry in the North End. One of the best memories Chelsie recalls is “just being there [with Jesse] hand in hand.” She loves that the wedding was held during the day. Although it began at 5:30 a.m., by the time 7 p.m. rolled around and the wedding ended, it was time for the after party to begin.

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RESOURCES | Directory BEAUTY + COSMETIC SERVICES Agapé Dermatology & Medical Spa (p. 54) 508-674-4000 agapemedical.com Coastal Plastic Surgery (p. 54) 781-740-7840 bostoncoastalplasticsurgery.com BRIDAL FASHIONS & ACCESSORIES Alexandra’s Boutique (p. 69) 508-679-8770 alexandrasbridalboutique.com Flair Boston (p. 79) 617-247-2828 flairbridesmaid.com Shoes to Dye For (p. 71) 888-393-2253 shoestodyefor.com Sposabella Bridal (p. 80) 508-790-4453 sposabellabridals.com Vintage in Vogue (p. 348) 508-255-1826 vintageinvogue.com BRIDAL REGISTRIES Bloomingdale’s (p. 30 + 31) 800-888-2WED bloomingdales.com/registry BRIDAL SHOWS + EVENTS Providence Wedding Expos (p. 348) 617-803-2211 providenceweddingexpos.com CAKES + SWEETS Artisan Bake Shop, The (p. 296) 508-763-4905 artisanbakeshop.com Chocolate Rose, The (p. 296) 744-238-7020 chocolaterosecakeshoppe.com

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Cupcake Charlie’s (p. 293) 508-477-CAKE / 508-747-9225 / 401-848-2253 cupcakecharlies.com

CUSTOM FRAMING/FINE ART Providence Picture Frame (p. 41) 401-421-6196 providencepictureframe.com

Konditor Meister (p. 293) 781-849-1970 konditormeister.com

DESTINATION WEDDINGS Annie’s Escapes Custom Travel Planning (p. 37) 401-270-4834 anniesescapes.com

Montilio’s Baking Company (p. 284) 508-894-8855 montilios.com Nancy’s Bakery (p. 297) 508-676-3476 nancysbakery.net Sin (p. 297) 401-369-8427 eatwicked.com Something Different Cake Couture (p. 295) 401-353-1222 cakescouture.net CATERERS Blackstone Catering (p. 284) 401-848-2030 blackstonecaterers.com Catered Affair, The (p. 12, 23 & 280) 781-982-9333 / 617-859-2282 thecateredaffair.com Christian’s Catering (p. 121) 508-675-7185 eventsbylhc.com Gourmet Galley Catering (p. 282) 860-415-9589 gourmet-galley.com Pranzi Catering & Events (p. 283) 401-383-3631 / 401-619-4646 pranzi.com Russell Morin Catering & Events (p. 281) 888-552-7822 morins.com

Block Island Tourism Council (p. 245) 800-383-2474 blockislandinfo.com North of Boston CVB (p. 251) 978-465-6555 northofboston.org Plymouth County CVB (p. 265) 508-747-7525 seeplymouth.com Susan Peavey Travel (p. 39) 781-319-1960 / 508-432-6200 susanpeaveytravel.com DONATIONS Feeding Our Neighbors (p. 346) NENACEFeedingOurNeighbors.org FLORISTS Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio (p. 109) 781-837-6251 artisticblossoms.com Botanica Wedding Flower Studio (p. 114) 401-744-2149 botanicaweddingflowers.com Cherryhill Flowers (p. 109) 401-231-5666 cherryhillflorist.net Judy’s Village Flowers (p. 105) 508-543-4400 judysvillageflowers.com

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New Leaf Flores (p. 111) 617-522-1101 newleafjp.com Sayles Livingston Design (p. 347) 401-635-9500 sayleslivingstondesign.com Vintage Flowers of Osterville (p. 113) 508-428-6089 vintageflowerscapecod.com HAIR, MAKEUP + SPAS Hair Affinity (p. 80) 508-348-1341 hairaffinity.com Illusions Hair Salon & Day Spa (p. 73) 508-477-0997 illusionshairsalonmashpee.com Makeover Artistry (p. 73) 401-440-7503 makeoverartistry.com INVITATIONS, FAVORS + ACCESSORIES Art of the Event, Inc. (p. 24) 781-670-9292 artoftheevent.com Cupcake Charlie’s (p. 295) 508-477-CAKE / 508-747-9225 / 401-848-2253 cupcakecharlies.com Gus & Ruby Letterpress (p. 51) 603-319-1717 gusandruby.com Little Birdie Papercraft (p. 51) 401-484-8222 littlebirdiestudio.com M. Smith and Company (p. 47) 508-945-4734 msmithandcompany.com Paper Moon Invitations (p. 49) 401-943-1123 papermoonstationery.com southernNEweddings.com

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Paper & Pearl Fine Stationery & Invitations (p. 37) 401-439-1272 paperandpearl.com Paper Perfectionist, The (p. 49) 401-475-0044 thepaperperfectionist.com Pink Polka Dot, The (p. 53) 508-540-3015 thepinkpolkadot.net Scrumptious Secrets of Vermont (p. 346) 908-955-3374 scrumptioussecrets.com Shipyard Brewing Co. (p. 261) 207-761-0807 shipyard.com Splash Stationers (p. 53) 774-413-8566 splashstationers.com

Cape Cod Tux, The (p. 80) 508-790-4453 thecapecodtux.com MUSICIANS, BANDS & DISC JOCKEYS Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment (p. 298) 401-769-1325 / 800-225-9745 arpeggioweddings.com Entertainment Specialists (p. 303) 800-540-8157 entertainmentspecialists.com Luke Renchan Entertainment (p. 307) 401-723-6097 lukesent.com Music Mixers Entertainment (p. 308) 401-789-3889 musicmixersdj.com

Vermont Brownie Company (p. 39) 800-678-0463 vermontbrownie.com

Music Performance Service (p. 298) 401-568-2302 musicperformanceservice.com

JEWELERS + GIFTS Baxter’s Fine Jewelry (p. 77) 401-739-8222 baxtersjewelry.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Blueflash Photography (p. 319) 401-484-1818 blueflashphotography.com

M.R.T. Jewelers (p. 75) 401-435-3500 mrtjewelers.com

Corinna Raznikov Photography (p. 341) 508-748-3853 raznikovphotography.com

LIGHTING + DÉCOR Dream Weddings by Illumination Designs LLC (p. 24) 508-233-7326 dreamweddings.love Ormonde Productions (p. 15) 401-435-6200 ormondeproductions.com MEN’S FASHION Anthony’s House of Formals (p. 79) 401-431-2889 anthonyshouseofformals.com southernNEweddings.com

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Faith Dugan Photography (p. 343) 401-847-2130 duganphotography.com Hilary B. Photography (p. 313) 401-667-7897 hilarybphotography.com M. Studios (p. 308) 401-954-0577 mstudiosri.com

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective (p. 335) 479-616-8508 mileswittboyer.com Sabrina Scolari Photography (p. 342) 401-524-7538 scolariphoto.com Sara Zarrella Photography, LLC (p. 318) 401-398-2922 sarazarrella.com RECEPTION FACILITIES, REHEARSAL DINNERS & BRIDAL SHOWERS BOSTON & SURROUNDING AREAS Boston Harbor Hotel (p. 223) 617-439-7000 bhh.com Boston Public Library, The (p. 12) 617-859-2282 thecateredaffair.com Charles Hotel, The (p. 225) 800-882-1818 / 617-864-1200 charleshotel.com Harvard Art Museums, The (p. 23) 781-763-1333 thecateredaffair.com Mandarin Oriental, Boston (p. 13 & 14) 617-535-8888 mandarinoriental.com/boston New England Aquarium (p. 217) 617-973-5205 neaq.org Saphire Estate (IFC & p. 1) 781-784-2400 saphireeventgroup.com Villa at Ridder Country Club, The (IFC & p. 1) 781-784-2400 villaevents.com

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Zukas Hilltop Barn (p. 141) 508-885-5320 zukas.com CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS Alberto’s Ristorante (p. 224) 508-778-1770 albertos.net Belfry Inn & Bistro (p. 224) 508-888-8550 belfryinn.com Coonamessett Farm (p. 226) 508-563-2560 coonamessettfarm.com Golf Club of Cape Cod (p. 349) 508-457-7200 tgccc.com Inn on the Beach, The (p. 270) 508-432-2900 innonthebeachcapecod.com Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar, The (p. 20) 508-778-6500 nakedoyster.com Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club (IBC) 508-896-9000 oceanedge.com Old Yarmouth Inn, The (p. 270) 508-362-9962 oldyarmouthinn.com Ridge Club, The (p. 147) 508-428-6800 ridgeclubcapecod.com Sea Crest Beach Hotel (p. 233) 800-225-3110 / 508-540-9400 seacrestbeachhotel.com Wequassett Resort and Golf Club (BC) 508-432-5400 wequassett.com

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RESOURCES | Directory Willowbend (p. 6 & 7) 508-539-5320 willowbendcountryclub.com

OceanCliff (p. 2) 401-841-8868 newportexperience.com

MAINE Inn on Peaks Island, The (p. 261) 207-650-8368 innonpeaks.com

Regatta Place, The (p. 3) 401-849-6683 newportexperience.com

The party’s winding down. What are your plans for all the leftover food?

NANTUCKET Nantucket Island Resorts (p. 19) 617-243-7802 nantucketislandresorts.com

The catering and events industry, led by New England NACE, wants to help you keep the party going by sharing what’s left with your neighbors in need. It’s the easy, safe, and loving way to keep excess food from going to waste.

Wauwinet, The (p. 19) 800-426-8718 wauwinet.com

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White Elephant (p. 19) 800-445-6574 whiteelephanthotel.com

Atlantic Inn, The (p. 239) 401-466-5883 atlanticinn.com Bittersweet Farm Restaurant & Tavern (p. 121) 508-636-0085 eventsbylhc.com

NEWPORT AREA Chanler at Cliff Walk, The (p. 181) 401-847-1300 thechanler.com

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum (p. 161) 401-253-2707 blithewold.org

Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa (p. 185) 401-851-1234 newport.hyatt.com

Chapel Grille (p. 222) 401-944-4900 chapelgrilleri.com

Newport Marriott (p. 232) 401-849-1000 newportmarriottweddings.com

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RHODE ISLAND, SOUTHEASTERN MA + CT Aldrich Mansion (p. 152) 401-739-6850 aldrichmansion.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE Shattuck Golf Club’s Cathedral Ballroom (p. 206) 603-878-2000 shattuckweddings.com

Midtown Oyster Bar (p. 128) 401-619-4100 midtownoyster.com

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Crowne Plaza ProvidenceWarwick Hotel (p. 211) 401-732-6000 crownehotelwarwick.com

Newport Officers’ Club (p. 156) 401-841-1442 discovermwr.com/navalstationnewport/

Dorrance, The (p. 10 & 11) 401-521-6000 thedorrance.com Duxbury Bay Maritime School (p. 228) 781-934-7555 dbms.org

Newport Yachting Center (p. 129) 401-846-2610 newportyachtingcenter.com

Gerald’s Farm (p. 227) 401-884-5500 geraldsfarm.com

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Independence Harbor (p. 201) 800-287-8300 ihweddings.com Kirkbrae Country Club (p. 184) 401-333-1300 kirkbrae.com Lafrance Hospitality (p. 121) 508-675-7185 eventsbylhc.com Linden Place Mansion (p. 114) 401-253-0390 lindenplace.org Madison Beach Hotel (p. 188) 203-245-1404 madisonbeachhotel.com Marriott Providence Downtown (p. 197) 401-553-0400 marriottprovidence.com Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club, The (p. 166) 508-209-3000 x13 pinehillspaviliongrille.com Plimoth Plantation (p. 167) 508-746-1622 plimoth.org Preserve at Boulder Hills, The (p. 231) 401-539-4653 bridesatthepreserve.com Providence Public Library, The (p. 8 & 9) 401-455-8072 morins.com/providence-public-library Publick House (p. 207) 800-PUBLICK / 508-347-3313 publickhouse.com

Quidnessett Country Club (p. 255) 401-884-1100 quidnessett.com Rachel’s Lakeside (p. 121) 508-636-4044 eventsbylhc.com Rhodes on the Pawtuxet (p. 146) 401-785-4333 rhodesonthepawtuxet.com Rosebrook Event Center (p. 121) 508-322-9220 eventsbylhc.com Shining Tides (p. 232) 508-525-5729 shiningtidesweddings.com Stone House (p. 22) 401-635-2222 newportexperience.com Valley Country Club (p. 157) 401-821-1115 valleycountryclub.net

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Waverly Oaks Golf Club (p. 229) 508-224-6700 x107 waverlyoaksgc.com Waypoint Event Center (p. 121) 774-634-2009 eventsbylhc.com Whispering Pines Conference Center (p. 171) 401-397-3361 x 6056 wpinescc.com

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RESOURCES | Directory Three Stallion Inn (p. 228) 802-728-5575 threestallioninn.com

Wedding Trolley, The (p. 230) 401-847-6921 newportweddingtrolley.com

RENTALS, TENTS + LINENS ABC Rent-A-Tent (p. 222) 800-697-9214 abcrentatent.com

VIDEOGRAPHERS Artistic Wedding Films (p. 313) 401-369-8438 / 508-863-2541 artisticweddingvideogroup.com

Be Our Guest (p. 172 & 173) 617-427-2700 beourguestpartyrental.com

WEDDING CONSULTANTS + EVENT PLANNING Annie’s Escapes Custom Travel Planning (p. 37) 401-270-4834 anniesescapes.com

Chase Canopy (p. 226) 800-649-2055 / 508-758-2055 chasecanopy.com Newport Tent Company (p. 135) 401-683-9160 newporttent.com NorthEast Tent & Party Rentals (p. 347) 508-746-8864 northeastpartyrentals.com

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Quality Rental (p. 193) 800-842-7368 / 401-723-5555 qualityrental.com Sperry Tents (p. 153) 508-748-1792 sperrytents.com

One of a kind vintage bridal dresses and gowns. Couture design services to the finishing touches. • Custom Veils and Fascinators • Mothers’ Dresses of the Bride and Groom Vısit our new Orleans location 31 Main Street Orleans, MA vintageinvogue.com 508-246-2559 by appointment only

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TRANSPORTATION + PARKING SERVICES Lux Transportation (p. 234) 401-846-1994 lux@luxtransportationri.com RockStar Limo (p. 234) 888-725-7871 rockstarlimo.net United Parking LLC (p. 230) 401-865-0435 unitedparkingvalet.com

Art of the Event, Inc. (p. 24) 781-670-9292 artoftheevent.com Creative Wedding Solutions (p. 4 & 5) 857-998-8827 www.creativeweddingsolutions.com Dream Weddings by Illumination Designs LLC (p. 24) 508-233-7326 dreamweddings.love NorthEast Tent & Party Rentals (p. 347) 508-746-8864 northeastpartyrentals.com Pink Polka Dot, The (p. 53) 508-540-3015 thepinkpolkadot.net Susan Peavey Travel (p. 39) 781-319-1960 / 508-432-6200 susanpeaveytravel.com YACHTS + CHARTERS Newport Yachting Center, The (p. 129) 401-846-1600 newportyachtingcenter.com

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RESOURCES | Directory REAL WEDDINGS | Directory EDGAR/CHIN (P. 162)

CUNDALL/MAGLIONE (P. 186)

CARBERRY/PAGNOZZI (P. 212)

Zac Wolf Photography; Whole Foods Market; Sweet

Samantha Robshaw Photography; Biltmore Hotel;

Conte Sound Productions; Golden Gate Studios;

Indulgence; LuLu’s Bridal; ShoeDazzle.com; Dulce

St. Dominic Chapel; Golden Gate Studios; Helen’s

Ve’Lace Bridal; Badgley Mischka; Nordstrom;

Alexandra; Rent the Runway; Macy’s; JCPenney;

Bakery; VOWS Bridal; Weddington Way; Men’s

WildStone Jewels; Carl Anthony Tuxedos; MAC

Minted.com; IKEA; Golden Scroll Soloists; The

Wearhouse; Camacho Makeup; Diamond Guild;

Cosmetics; ForLovePolkaDots; Experience Rhode

Mooring; Paper Source; BetterOffWed; Fabric.com;

Lady Slipper Stationery; Hank Agency; Jamie Curci;

Island Tours; Tree House Tavern; Le Blanc Spa

Tulleshop.com; Target.

Via Roma.

Resort; Style by the Sea.

HALL/SEARS (P. 168)

MARTONE/SHALHOUB (P. 190)

JACKSON/PELLEGRINI (P. 214)

Jennifer Leatherwood Photography; Rentals

Brit Perkins Photography; St. Mary’s Church; Tony

Kristen Schueler Photography; Boston Uplights;

Unlimited; Flair! Floral; Fratelli’s Pastry Shop; Betsey

Chandler Flowers + Events; Scrumptions; RK Bridal;

Bostonian Florist; RK Bridal; SimpleBeautyVeils; Nina;

Johnson; Silverstorm Jewelry; Cassandra Lynne;

Badgley Mischka; Ross-Simons; Enzo’s; Tutto Family

Alfred Angelo; Enzo Custom; Men’s Wearhouse;

Domenic’s Tux; Bella Salon + Spa; Makeup Artist

Hair Care; Jessica D’Amore Makeup; International

Aveda; Jana Lamas; Brilliant Earth; The Social Paper

Joe Murphy; DeScenza Diamonds; Minted.com;

Jewelers; Glen Cove Printery; Brickley’s; Christiana

Co.; Pellegrini Vineyards; The Party Factor; Eliza

Peter Hall Design; Vito DeLuca’s DJ Service; Special

Rodi; Hank Agency; McElroy Weddings; Newport

Earle; Boston Coach; Mamma Maria; Renaissance

Occasion Limousine + Coach; 42° North Restaurant.

Limousine; Antonio’s Trattoria; Kraze4Paper.

Waterfront Hotel.

MIHAILIDES/RODIN (P. 174)

SVENTY/GIORDANO (P. 194)

ARUMUGAM/KRISHNA (P. 218)

Sara’s Photography; The Church of the Annunciation;

Fournier + Malloy Photographers; Cut + Dried;

Nicole Chan Photography; Ambrosia Tavern;

Rustic Roots Design; LaSalle Bakery; Sueno’s; Betsey

Precious Memories; Badgley Mischka; J.Crew; Chloe

Alankar Decorations; Felicia’s Perfect Setting; Sweet

Johnson; Jimmy Choo; The Bridal Garden; Gold

+ Isabel; Delux Tux; Rami; Emily Fraser; Devon’s

Indulgence; Mall at the OakTree; INDIA Bhima

Lady Jewelers; Carl Anthony Tuxedo; Hair Tech;

Jewelers; Long’s Jewelers; Paper Source; Beau-coup.

Jewelry; Prince Jewelry; INDIA Tulsi Silks Chennai;

Makeup by Danielle Guadagno; Invited by Lama

com; C-Zone Entertainment; Mike + Jared Neders;

Sahil; Zara; Goka Love Makeup + Hair; Golden

Works; DJ Valentina; Brother to Brother Band;

La Casa di Mia.

Tree Jewelers; Nina Jewelers; Chennai INDIA;

Infinity Video; Venus Limousine; Cafe Fresco; Sewing Creations by Rose; Ovation Salon.

Crosstown Press; Boston Sound + Light Company;

WHITE/JUDGE (P. 198)

617 Weddings.

Chris + Amanda Photography & Films; St. Mary’s

DESMARAIS/NAZEMI (P. 178)

Church; VOWS Bridal; Kate Spade; Cristina’s Bridal;

GLADU/LOUREIRO (P. 240)

Glen Manor House; Rentals Unlimited; Whole Foods

Jos. A. Bank; New Leaf Hair Studio; Minted.com;

Barbara Clarke Photography; Nantucket Party

Market; Fatulli’s Bakery; David’s Bridal; JB Clothiers;

Briggs Nursery; South County Trolley; The Mooring.

Rentals; Flowers on Chestnut; VOWS Bridal;

Men’s Wearhouse; David Yurman; Wines + More;

Nordstrom; Tiffany + Co.; Lord + Taylor Fine Jewelry

Five Star Limousine; Brix Restaurant at Newport

CAMPBELL/VROMAN (P. 202)

Collection; Bridal Alterations by Anahit; Jos. A.

Vineyards.

Maaike Bernstrom Photography; Galen Cobb

Bank.; Alton Lane; Allen Edmonds; Suzanne Felsen

Limoges; Perfect Surroundings; Fatulli’s Bakery;

Amethyst; Darya Salon + Spa; Hush Lettering;

OLIVIER/BARLATIER (P. 182)

Monique Lhuillier; Badgley Mischka; Martin

Four Winds Gifts; Petticoat Row Bakery; Mary

Todd Wilson Images; Rentals Unlimited; LaLi Florals

Greenfield; Edward Green; Mitsi Dupre; Mary

Keller; Mollie Glazer; Andy Bullington; Cranberry

+ Events; Allegria Bridal; Untamed Petals; Sergio

Cadmus; GHS Jewelers; Paperless Post; Shore Soap

Transportation Service; Dreamland Theater; Simply

Rossi; Alfred Angelo; Miltons the Store for Men;

Company; Inpopnito; Newport Fudgery; Erika Van

with Style; Zazzle.com; Wedding Paper Divas;

Glammed to Go; Green Tangerine Salon + Spa;

Pelt; Sky Sabin; Shuckin’ Truck; Valet Connection;

Dances with Clay.

ABW Couture Cosmetics; Superior Diamond

For Your Party.

HERZOG/FUSCO (P. 242)

Setting; Jared; Signature Printing, Inc.; Ted Clausen; Paper Presentation; Amazon; BMG Sounds; Lace

WINSTON/BANE (P. 208)

Block Island Rentals; La Bella Rose; Erina Boutique;

Time; Journey Wedding Brooms; Bella Fleur Bridal;

Ash Imagery; Dana Markos Events; L’Elite Bridal;

Andria Bird Bride; Men’s Wearhouse; Bows-N-Ties.

Marshmallow Ink LLC; Kelly Marie Collection; Ling

Valentino; Salvatore Ferragamo; The Dry Bar Boston;

com; Clayhead Salon + Spa; Fairfield Street Designs;

Shan; Thai Chill.

EB Horn; Gilded Harps; Night Shift Entertainment;

Wedding Paper Divas; TotallyWeddingKoozies.com;

Lighting by SociaLight; Ice Effects; Mistral Boston.

Jonathan O’Neill; Brett Thomas Video; Ballard’s Inn.

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SHEUSI/CHURCH (P. 248) Rentals Unlimited; Exquisite Events; Stoneblossom Floral + Event Design; Patti Cakes; David’s Bridal; J.Crew; Nicole Valenzuela; Spa Yadira; Zales;

Corinna Raznikov Photography

New England; Five Star Limousine; Fisher Bus Inc.;

Luscious Verde; Hope + Main; Intermezzo; Moondance DJ; David Bettencourt; Sentinel;

Shop; LaTavola Linen; Jasper + Prudence Floral +

CrowBiz; StampOutOnline; BridalPartyRobeShop;

Redlefsen’s; Just for Keeps; Charming Vintage Jewel;

Events; Irene’s Cakes by Design; Kleinfeld Bridal;

WoodYouRepurpose; JBJunkMarket.

With You Collars.

Valentino; Thomas Knoell Designs; Jenny Yoo; My.Suit; J. Crew; Five Elements Salon + Day Spa;

PAOLINO/ROMANO (P. 326)

QUINSEE/LAZORICK (P. 252)

Jennifer Perellie Makeup; Zwikker + Zacher; The

Exquisite Events; Perfect Surroundings; St. George’s

Exquisite Events; Stoneblossom Floral + Event

Clementine Studio; Vermont Country Store; Michael

Chapel; The New York Yacht Club; Rentals

Design; Confectionery Designs; Sandra Medeiros;

Clifford; The Sultans of Swing; Gramp’s Shuttle.

Unlimited; Mark Ingram Atelier; Mara Zwillinger; Jimmy Choo; J. Crew; Jessica Ricci Jewelry;

Sound House; Monique Lhuillier; Amsale; Kristen

AUCOIN/LARSEN (P. 320)

Anthropologie; Alton Lane; Jennie Kay Beauty; Ascot

PDR Events; St. Augustin Church; Rentals Unlimited;

Diamonds; Katie Fischer Design; Vali Entertainment;

HAMMER/SHEAR (P. 256)

Exquisite Events; Scrumptions; Silver Spoon

The Right Mix; Mike Picard Motion Pictures;

Sasithon Photography; Earth 2 Events; White Gate

Bakery; Badgley Mischka; RueLaLa.com; Kohl’s;

Clambake Club of Newport.

Farm; A Thyme to Cook; New England Country

Men’s Wearhouse; Jaclynn Kate Hair + Makeup

Rentals; Party Rental Ltd.; Hana Floral Design; Zest

Artistry; Ketti Jewelry Design; Carlson Craft;

MCMAHON/FOGERTY (P. 330)

Fresh Bakery; Saks Fifth Avenue; Saint Laurent; J.

Coburn Childs; Drew Lagace; Music Machine

Jesus Savior Catholic Church; Eisenhower House;

Crew; Isaia; Rob Rivers; Jennie Fresa Makeup; Pink

Entertainment; Mike Picard Motion Pictures; Viking

Ryan Designs; MyPassion Flower; Rizik’s; Nordstrom;

Apple Ink; Micah Belamarich; Coffee Brooklyn

Tours of Newport; Sardella’s; Smashing Photo

Anna Beck Jewelry; H+M; Bill Levkoff; Dessy After

Roasting Company; Hal Prince Music; Oyster Club.

Booth; Kikuike; Bridal Finery; DellCoveSpices;

Six; Alterations Unlimited; Salon KG; Joseph Gann

MaryPhillipsDesigns; PearlsBlingsNThings;

Jewelers; The American Wedding; The Face Show;

SAFFORD/JOHNSON (P. 262)

Crystalitzy; MyPersonalMemories; ScriptedEverAfter;

Professional Limousine + Transportation; Ocean

Angela Greenlaw Photography; Taylor Rental;

Crew La La.

State Transit.

Garden; Men’s Wearhouse; Lynda Williams

SWEENEY/GERAGHTY (P. 324)

SHERBERTES/ANDERSON (P. 336)

Beauty; Polly’s Pancake Parlor; Vitamin String; M.C.

St. Anthony’s Parish; Flourish Floral + Event

Freckled Mermaid Photography; The Red Lion

Entertainment.

Design; Ben + Jerry’s; Cristina’s Bridal; Ivanka

Inn; New England Country Rentals; Roche Bros.;

Trump; J. Crew; Aldo; Men’s Wearhouse; M.

Nordstrom; Badgley Mischka; Men’s Wearhouse;

EGLER/OBERG (P. 266)

Edward Jewelers; Air Salon; Hartford Prints; E + T

Beyond Beauty; Modern Vintage Design Studio;

True Event; Riverside Farm; Vermont Farms

Farms; Brothers McCann; DJ Chris Rush; A One

Olivia Kate Couture.

Catering; 1888 Builders Wedding Rentals; The Linen

Chauffeur Connection; Matt’s Blackboard Catering;

Moshiek; J. Crew; Hadley Rogers; Robin McAloon.

The Secret Garden; Awesome Sweets; The Bridal

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