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We’re certain you’ll be sure to find the dozens of real weddings throughout the magazine to be filled with steal-worthy inspiration to consider incorporating into your own upcoming Big Day. Considering that you only get to wear the big white dress once in your life, you want it to be perfect. Check out the incredible array of gowns and accessories starting on page 52 for some foolproof choices.

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After publishing Southern New England Weddings, the region’s only magazine devoted to all things weddings, for 20-plus years, we’re dialed in with the most exceptional wedding vendors throughout the area. So whether you’re planning a seaside soiree in Newport or on Cape Cod, an Scan here to see urban fete in Boston or Providence, or anywhere in between, dozens of additional the professionals you’ll want to work with are all right here. photos from the We’ve got the goods on everything from caterers to bakers, fashion shoot! planners to musicians and DJs, florists to stationers, and photographers to videographers. You’ll also find dozens and dozens of venues to consider for your reception, rehearsal dinner and après-wedding brunch!

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INVITATIONS & FAVORS

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FASHION

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CAKES

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DESTINATIONS

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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 season.

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Mercedes Marcano to Daniel Abboud

206 Joelle Christian to Eric Arria

268 Melissa Eliseo to Dan Giampietro

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Erin Murphy to Alex Popp

210 Christine Moore to Jay Berube

270 Cait Miller to Justin Murphy

106 Alexandra Otway to Ted Norberg

214 Charlotte Sinasky to Zachary Nader

290 Erika Peterson to

162 Danielle Cort to Raphael Raciti

218 Kaila St. George to

168 Christine Mullen to John Carney

Matthew McWilliams

Richard (Chip) Freeman 296 Malissa White to Maarten Nagtegaal

172 Stephanie Lucca to Jim Cross

232 Jennifer Gingell to David Edwards

342 Aimee Johnson to Erik Uustal

178 Kathryn Van Veen to Matthew Reilley

238 Casey Haight to Kyle Voniderstein

346 Candace Tischer to James Willcocks

188 Kelly Grasso to Adam Noska

242 Tizzy Cornish to Cory Chamberlain

350 Nicole Smith to Ryan Loftus

194 Stephanie McMurrich to

248 Lauren Andrews to Angelo Viera

354 Courtney Nowick to Mike Campbell

252 Jennifer Sage to Robert Borden

356 Ashley Winslow to Matthew Koons

256 Kaitlin Gaglione to Anthony Valleta

360 Natasha Obolensky to

Nate Roberts 198 Amanda Califano to Matthew Whittaker 202 Jaclyn Fratto to Russell Hatch

260 Lauren Malone to Ryan Huard 264 Jennifer Bodge to Joseph Ferrara

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PLANNING | A COHESIVE THEME

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BY JESSICA LANIEWSKI e knelt on one knee, asked you to marry him, you said “yes!,” and now the planning begins. But, where to start? The initial excitement of planning a wedding can quickly turn to frustration and the feeling of being overwhelmed. A trained and skilled wedding planner can help map out a plan of focus for your big day and act as the point person for vendors. In doing so, the wedding will be cohesive in color, style and décor. “Planning and preparation for a wedding is so important from the first time I meet the couple to our very last meeting together,” says Wedding Planner Andrea DeLucia of Elegance & Grace. “In the months or days leading up to the wedding, it is so important for the couple to step back, breathe and reflect on the process. This allows them to be able to look forward to the big reveal and all that has been accomplished.

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“A planner can make the process easier for couples by executing their vision. We know most [brides] want to be in control, it’s their wedding, but just don’t have the time to make it all happen,” says Tasha Bracken, owner of Simple Details (SD) Events. “We give them the tools to create the event they would plan if they had all the time in the world.  This starts

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Contacting vendors, creating contingency plans and checking things twice are among the many to-do’s DeLucia follows leading up to her couples’ day. “The last meeting, which is what I call the ‘details meeting’,” says DeLucia, “will bring everyone of importance together to discuss all the final details…the wedding day should run like a well oiled machine; only little things should need trouble shooting if they arise.”


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with an action plan that details all the elements we’ve discussed. We narrow down the choices and make it easy for them to make decisions.”

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Bracken starts this process by getting to know the bride and groom as both individuals and as a couple and this helps solidify a cohesive theme for their wedding day that they may not have seen before. On the big day, a planner works to make sure everything goes off without a hiccup. “Our role on the wedding day is that of a producer overseeing every scene and make sure the script is being followed,” says Bracken. “We are acting as an assistant for the bride.” 

Andria Medeiros of the Rhode Island Wedding Group agrees with Bracken and stresses the helpfulness of having a planner who knows the area around your venue. “Since we do this professionally, we are very familiar with local wedding vendors and what they have to offer,” says Medeiros.  “We can easily narrow down a couple’s options when it comes to finding their perfect venue and also in matching them with reputable vendors.” This saves couples a lot of time meeting with possible vendors and combing through websites and brochures to find a good match for them and their vision. Planners, like those associated with the Rhode Island Wedding Group, can save brides and grooms valuable time making appointments, filling out and reviewing contracts, and maybe most importantly, asking vendors questions the couple may not know to ask.   “Once we’re on board, all couples have to do is sit back, relax, and ultimately make those ‘yes’ and ‘no’ decisions,” says Medeiros. “We will take care of the rest.” When the Rhode Island Wedding Group has an idea of what their clients want in terms of style, color scheme and overall esthetic they are able to sketch out a design proposal. In doing this they can help fit the couple with vendors that will work for them and their vision. more>

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PLANNING | A COHESIVE THEME            Wedding planner Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis starts her relationship with clients by having them fill out a design survey that she created to learn more about them and their style. “I ask how they have their house furnished and about their favorite clothes, colors, and vacation spots,” says Alexis. “The more I learn about them, the better I can make recommendations on design, theme, and all other wedding related decisions.” Once this is completed Alexis sits down with the couple to make a list of priorities and establish a budget and how they want to spend it; a helpful parameter in planning any wedding. “We work as a team with the floral designer to ensure that the overall design for the event is cohesive and sensible—and impactful,” says O’Mara.

The approach of Classic Weddings’ Colleen Kimmel is similar in that she is very familiar with vendors in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “I recommend three vendors for each category and set up meetings and all the couple has to do is show up,” says Kimmel. She also works as a communicative bridge between the couple and their families who often have many questions and helps make the decision making process much easier. “Most couples need a lot of help at the end of the process because even with a planner the couple’s family can put a lot of stress on them and as they near the big day even the littlest thing can push them over the edge,” she says. “I am there to keep them focused on the big picture.” All of Kimmel’s hard work culminates on the wedding day. “On the big day we handle all questions, issues, and problems that may come up so the couple, wedding party, and parents can just enjoy themselves. We make sure the day runs smoothly and everybody is where they need to be at the right time.” From helping the bride and groom decide on a theme for their wedding day to working with vendors so the couple’s vision is realized, wedding planners help seamlessly keep the most important day of your life organized.

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Hiring a wedding planner at the beginning of the process allows your wedding day to be just as you imagine. “The last time of real need is in the weeks leading up to the wedding and the wedding weekend,” says O’Mara. “There are many decisions that have to be made all at once at the end and this can be overwhelming, so this is when I step in and help the couple make each decision, one at a time, with my guidance.”

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PASTEL PERFECT FOR SPRING SPRING WEDDINGS ARE ALL ABOUT SOFT COLORS AND PRETTY PASTELS.

1. BEYOND THE BOUQUET: Supply Susan Swanson, owner of

The Green Door in East Greenwich, RI, with a photo of your bouquet and she’ll create a silk arrangement that looks just like it.

2. CAPTURE THE BIG DAY: You’ll still be savoring the memories, and the photos, of the Big Day on your silver anniversary. Lynne Reznick Photography, serving much of New England, will make certain the savoring goes well.

3. RELISHING IN THE SEASON: Spring weddings call for lighter fare that captures fresh flavors. Blackstone Caterers, of Middletown, RI, introduces a touch of fruit.

4. SWOON-WORTHY SHOES: Whether for your maids or ‘on

your own two feet,’ custom-dyed, pastel-hued shoes from Shoes to Dye For in Natick, MA, keep the feet focused on spring.

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6. SET THE TONE: Custom-created invitations from M. Smith &

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1. SAY IT WITH STYLE: These ‘lovebirds’ seem ready for a summer of, well, love. The whole look was created by Andrea DeLucia of Elegance & Grace in Belmont, MA.

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2. LOVE THAT LOBSTER: Nothing says “beach” like lobster and this invitation, from Parchment, Nantucket, MA, leaves no doubt what’ll be on the menu. 3. LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES: Pretty posies perched 4. LAID-BACK STYLE: If the guys are forgoing suits on the Big Day, consider going for casual accessories from Chatham Chino Company, the newest line from Puritan Cape Cod. 5. SEASHELLS BY THE SEASHORE: These shell-adorned items from M. Smith & Company in Chatham, MA, are crisp, clean and classic.

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1. PURPLE PASSION: Purple is currently the reigning color choice for brides. Add an unexpected pop to a fall wedding with a bridal bouquet like this one from Always in Bloom, Marion, MA. 2. ODE TO APPLES: The signature cocktail is another major trend; say ‘fall’ with a touch of cider and a cinnamon- and sugar-rimmed glass. This beauty was created by Blackstone Caterers in Middletown, RI. 3. FRAME IT: An autumn color palette calls for a fall-ish frame like this shell-topped linen one from M. Smith & Company in Chatham, MA. The nauticalthemed album below, also from M. Smith & Company, is the perfect brag book for moms.

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1. ADD TEXTURE: This bride opted for a white-on-white bouquet that relies on texture: Love!

2. SENSATIONAL SPARKLE: Realistically, is there a season

that doesn’t call for jewelry? These estate pieces are from Place Jewellers in Warwick, RI.

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As soon as Dan Abboud proposed to Mercedes Marcano, she began looking for the perfect venue for their wedding in far-flung destinations like Puerto Rico, Boston, Maine and Texas, which all have personal meaning to the couple. But when Mercedes discovered The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA, the search was over.            “Moraine Farm was everything we were looking for – private, intimate, casual, yet elegant, full of character and situated overlooking Wenham Lake surrounded by nature,” says Mercedes, explaining that it was ideal for the outdoor, early autumn wedding they desired.            

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“Bristol is one of our favorite places, and we spent so much time there, it felt right,” says Kelly.

Guests were greeted with warm beverages and sweet melodies, which set a tone of sophisticated romantic elegance with a truly intimate feel. “Mercedes and Dan wanted an ethereal atmosphere, one of neutral tones with pops of color,” says wedding planner Paula Marrero of Marrero Weddings and Events. “They wanted to embrace the natural beauty of the venue.” The couple dazzled guests with a choreographed dance that set the tone for the evening and Dan’s nephews and brother surprised everyone with a breakdancing showcase. “The joy and excitement never ceased as love filled the air and every guest felt like they were part of our new family,” says Mercedes. “It was magical.” chattybrides.com

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For this fall family fete, Erin and Alex brought out all the stops to welcome their loved ones to their home-spun wedding celebration at the home of Erin’s aunt, a place where Erin holds fond memories of holiday gatherings, family dinners and lazy summer afternoons spent on the farmer’s porch. The property, which includes a pond and barn, lent itself perfectly to an autumn wedding. To assist in the planning, the couple hired Lo McShay of LoLo Event Design. “Hiring Lo was by far the best investment we made in the entire wedding process,” says Erin. “Because of all of her work behind the scenes, Lo made our part in the process feel fun and easy rather than stressful and time-consuming. She did a phenomenal job of listening to what we wanted, and she gave great insight and suggestions. Lo also has great taste that meshed perfectly with how we envisioned the day.”

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Erin Murphy to Alex Popp 10.6.12

“Erin and Alex’s wedding was truly a celebration of two wonderful families coming together,” says Lo. “Their vision was to create a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to feel comfortable in and enjoy. To achieve this backyard vibe we layered natural elements and created informal seating areas with picnic blankets for cocktail hour, rows of banquet tables for dinner and a late night fire pit.”

Pre-and-post ceremony cocktails preceded an all-evening soiree that included a seasonal menu, complementing decor of pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, mums and natural wood, late-night snacks and s’mores for the night owls.

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Every detail, from the ceremony officiant (Alex’s brother), to the wedding attendees (the couple had their families stand beside them during their vows rather than the traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen), to the bride’s walk down the aisle, incorporated family, giving them an active role in the day. chattybrides.com

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CHECKING IN | THE REGISTRY AT BLOOMINGDALE’S

Q&A Jorge Perez, Spokesperson The Registry at Bloomingdale’s

AS THE NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON FOR

SNEW: When choosing pieces that will be in their home long-term, what should couples look for? JP: Look for products and manufacturers with enduring style like Waterford Crystal, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton. It’s these styles that will last and stand the test of time. Stay away from trends, because they don’t last. I don’t think of polka dots as long term. Keep it simple, keep it classic and it will never go out of style.

Waterford Crystal, Wedgewood and Royal

SNEW: If a couple wanted to slowly acquire more pieces

Doulton, popular lines at the very popular

to add to their collection, how long would they be able

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to do that?

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JP: Most manufacturers retire pieces and patterns. Only

on Shop NBC, and wedding dress designer,

Waterford Crystal will never discontinue a stemware

Jorge Perez knows what is on bride’s minds. He took a moment out of his busy jetsetting

pattern. Your great grandchildren will be able to purchase it. For dinnerware and flatware, I always recommend that once a year, couples check with their store to see

day to chat us up about the do’s and don’t’s of

if their pattern is being retired or discontinued. A good

scanning away for your big day at The Registry.

time to do that is when you are holiday shopping. Most companies give you one year notification. You can

SNEW: What are the most common mistakes that

register your product with the manufacturer and they

people make when registering for their wedding?

will notify you. Invest in a company that invests in you.

JP: There are some very common mistakes that couples make. One of the biggest is not registering.

SNEW: If a bride is worried that there are too many

Another is not registering for enough gifts at varied

expensive items on her registry, what would your

price points. How many times have you gone to buy

advice be?

a gift for a friend’s registry, and there is nothing on

JP: Stop worrying! Always register for high ticket items

it that represents you? Not registering early enough

because usually grandparents and important family

is common. You should do it as soon as you get

members want to give you heritage pieces. Those people

engaged. Every day that you wait you are missing out

don’t want to buy you a toaster. Your school friends, work

on getting the gifts that you want. Just start scanning

friends, whatever can pool their money together to buy

for things. Not bringing the groom to register is a

you a big gift.

mistake. And bringing too many people to the registry is also a mistake. Bring your trusted ones with you.

SNEW: How many pieces of each dinnerware item would you recommend for a well-rounded registry?

SNEW: Why should couples invest in fine pieces for

JP: The magic number is twelve for dinnerware,

their home when they are just starting out?

stemware, flatware. Usually barware is different. There

JP: Your registry is not about your wedding or about

are really no rules with barware. There are a few reasons

your life today. It’s about your future life together.

12 is the key. While you might only entertain four-six

When you think about it, you realize that you need

people today, you have no idea what your future will be

fine pieces. You’re never going to go out and get

like. A couple will actually go through about 12 pieces

crystal stemware. The registry is the only time in

every couple of days in their everyday lives. Lastly, you

your life when people are going to line up to buy you

never want to run out.

things. The fine pieces on your registry become your family heirlooms that will be passed from generation

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Ann Petronio, Travel Consultant, “Escape Artist” and Owner, Annie’s Escapes Custom Travel Planning

SNEW: What are some popular honeymoon destinations for couples lately? AP: On the “quiet and romantic” end of the honeymoon scale, the perennial favorites are always beachy destinations like the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. For couples who are looking for something a little busier and more lively, I’ve been doing a lot of European honeymoons.

THE HONEYMOON CAN BE just as exciting

Not just Italy, which is always one of the top destinations,

and luxurious as the wedding itself, but who

but Portugal has also been very big this year. The other

wants to wrangle the extra planning and lastminute details of a getaway with so many

great destination for an active honeymoon is Costa Rica, with its volcanoes, zip lines, hot springs, and rainforests.

other things on your plate? If you’ve never

SNEW: What are some of your favorite budget and splurge

used a travel consultant, there’s no better

locations?

time to enlist the help, and let’s be honest...a

AP: For a honeymoon on a budget, nothing beats a road trip,

customized honeymoon is the perfect way

and we’re very fortunate here in New England to have some

to begin a life as one. Ann Petronio, “escape artist” and owner of Annie’s Escapes Custom Travel Planning, let us in on some of her travel secrets. So, where to?

great destinations that are within driving distance. I’ve had honeymooners do the Finger Lakes area of upstate NY, Montreal, Manhattan, or even just a beautiful inn on the Cape. If you have some time and money to spare, and want to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I love Australia/New Zealand, or maybe South Africa.

SNEW: What’s the first thing couples should think about when planning their honeymoon?

SNEW: Do you agree with trip insurance?

AP: I think the most important thing is to talk – a

AP: Yes, absolutely, 100%. Unless a couple can afford to

lot – about what you both envision for this trip.

throw away the entire cost of their honeymoon, they

You need to think about your own individual travel

need to have travel insurance. There are simply too many

styles (from backpacker to jetsetter and everywhere

unexpected things that can happen. The travel insurance

in between), your priorities for the trip (relaxation,

that I sell also provides concierge service and emergency

adventure, etc.), the activities that you enjoy doing

assistance, so it’s a nice back-up for when an unexpected

together (sightseeing, museums, outdoorsy pursuits,

hiccup happens and the clients can’t reach me because of

fine dining, etc.) and the amount of time and money

time differences, etc.

you’re willing to invest in this getaway. SNEW: How many honeymoons do you typically organize SNEW: What services do you offer your couples, and

in a calendar year? How much notice do people typically

what are some advantages to working with a travel

need to plan their honeymoon?

consultant?

AP: I book 20-30 honeymoons in an average year, but that’s just

AP: The most important thing that I can offer my

a portion of the romance travel that I handle. There are also

couples is peace of mind. My clients all know that

destination weddings, anniversary getaways, “baby-moons,”

they are going to the right destination for them, at a

and more. Ideally, couples should start thinking about their

great price, and that someone (a real, caring person)

honeymoon at least six months in advance; even earlier if they

is looking out for them throughout the entire process.

are visiting a popular destination during a peak period. That

I meet with my clients at their convenience (nights,

being said, I’ve had couples contact me 18 months prior to their

weekends, etc.) to make it as easy as possible, and

wedding, and I’ve had others that waited until the very last

they get the benefit of my personal experience and

second (two-to-three weeks prior). The couples that plan ahead

connections at many of the most popular honeymoon

typically end up with the best range of options and prices.

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Swoon-Worthy Sumptuous scene-stealing gowns for the Big Day.

Style

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography Location: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Chatham, MA Fashion: Country Weddings Bridal Boutique, Hingham, MA; Andria Bird Bride, Newport, RI; Shoes to Dye For, Natick, MA Jewelry: M.R.T. Jewelers, East Providence, RI; Place Jewellers, Warwick, RI Hair & Makeup: Talya Kashmanian of Shine Flowers: Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers

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Jessica is wearing a Jim Hjelm gown with a deep V, gem-encrusted bodice and full skirt. It’s from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique as are the Tejani crystal pave cuff and faux diamond drop earrings.

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Alexandra is totally owning this Anne Barge gown with a lace bodice, tiered skirt and belted waist. It’s from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. Her sterling silver, rock crystal dangle earrings are from M.R.T. Jewelers.

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Jessica’s silk charmeuse gown, by Ariel Jennifer Taub, features an asymmetrical empire waist. It’s from Andria Bird Bride. Her jewelry, all from M.R.T. Jewelers, includes a custom-created floral diamond necklace in white gold with a removable vintage diamond starburst in yellow gold and crystal dangle earrings.

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Alexandra’s Christos strapless gown, with tone-on-tone polka dots, is called “Maribel.” It’s available at Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. Pearl stud-style earrings and a custom pearl ring by Parade Design and M.R.T. Jewelers complete the look. chattybrides.com

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Here, Jessica is wearing a Chaviano Couture sweetheart strapless silk organza, silk chiffon and tulle gown with a rhinestone-encrusted belt designed by Andria Bird. Both are from Andria Bird Bride. Her vintage-inspired platinum diamond drop pendant was designed by David Audette of M.R.T. Jewelers. The pearl stud earrings are also from M.R.T. Her shoes, with Swarovski crystal accents, are the “Lindsey” by Grace. They’re from Shoes to Dye For and are available in white, ivory and antique.

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Alexandra is the epitome of a seaside bride in her satin sailor-inspired Anne Barge “Laine” gown from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. Love that bow!

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Alexandra has on a strapless, draped Lindee Daniel eco-chic organic cotton gown from Andria Bird Bride. Her jewelry includes couture freshwater baroque pearl earrings with a matching pendant designed by David Audette of M.R.T. Jewelers.

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Jessica is wearing another stunning gown by Christos, the “Irina,� from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique. The hair clip is from Andria Bird Bride. The dangle earrings with multi-shaped crystals set in sterling silver are from M.R.T. Jewelers.

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Jessica’s feather and Swarovski crystal-embellished gown is by Chaviano Couture. The gown and the rhinestoneencrusted headband by Andria Bird are both from Andria Bird Bride.

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ABOVE: From left: Sara Gabriel’s “Kendley” silk comb from Country Weddings Bridal Boutique keeps this up-do in place; the freshwater pearl ring (also shown in middle) and stud-style earrings are from M.R.T. Jewelers. The ring is platinum and rose gold with diamonds featuring a 14 mm freshwater pearl of a light rose hue. An estate-piece wedding band from Place Jewellers.

ABOVE: From left: David Audette-designed couture pearl set that combines natural color baroque pearls, rose gold and blue sapphires in white gold accents; from M.R.T. Jewelers. Perfectly pink peep toes, custom-dyed, by Liz Rene in “Couture”; from Shoes to Dye For. The ring, encircled with diamonds, is an estate piece from Place Jewellers; the dangle earrings, from M.R.T. Jewelers, feature rock crystal set in sterling silver. chattybrides.com

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FASHION | GEMS, GLORIOUS GEMS

We’re crushing on… SOMETHING SPARKLY THAT WHOLE ‘SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW’

is all well and good but when it comes to jewelry we’re all for something sparkly! These pieces, all from M.R.T. Jewelers in East Providence, are the perfect example. When lovingly placed on that all-important finger, they’re certain to say ‘I’m taken…by someone who clearly has very good taste.’ Oh look, there’s even ‘something blue’ shown.

Clockwise from above: GIA certified 1.22 carat princess diamond in DEMARCO double “Halo” diamond setting. Square emerald cut diamonds surrounded by round diamonds, all total 1.67 carat. Natural blue square emerald cut sapphire weighing 2.17 carat in diamond “Halo” style ring. Infinity design diamond band featuring natural pink and yellow diamonds. Radiant cut diamond weighing 2.15 carat in split shank designed diamond ring.

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CHECKING IN | THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON

Q&A

Sharon Holtz, Spa Director The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

SNEW: How effective are the Beauty by Mandarin Oriental treatments? What is it that makes them so effective? SH: These focused treatments have been created to provide immediate results through stimulation of the body’s own natural bio-electrical pulses. A micro current works to tone the muscles of the face, similar to the results of lifting weights at the gym. A galvanic current penetrates the deep layers of

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston recently

the skin, providing a significantly deeper cleanse than any

began offering Beauty by Mandarin Oriental,

manual cleanse can achieve. Finally, a high frequency current

a facial that offers stunning and immediately visible results. We checked in with Spa Director Sharon Holtz and asked her what brides can expect from the facial.

produces antibacterial and healing effects to help improve clarity of the skin. Each facial is highly effective but a series will provide the longest lasting results. SNEW: What skin types would benefit from these facials? Do they address any particular concerns?

SNEW: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston is the only Five Star spa in Massachusetts. What sets this spa apart from others in the city? SH: As the only five-star spa in Massachusetts, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston provides a truly unique experience. We take pride in delivering personalized service. Our peaceful space also offers unique thermal facilities, including expansive heat and water experiences, an intimate Spa Café serving healthy dishes to nourish the body, and our two exclusive specialty suites allow guests to be able to share the ultimate spa experience. Finally, we incorporated a holistic approach to wellness that honors our Oriental heritage and focuses on relaxing the physical body and quieting the mind. SNEW: What is Beauty by Mandarin Oriental? What makes the Beauty by Mandarin Oriental facial treatments different from other treatments offered at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston?

SH: While all skin types may achieve results from one of these facials, each treatment has been designed to address specific needs. The Aroma Lift Facial is essentially a nonsurgical face lift, working to rehydrate skin and address fine lines. Alternatively, the Aroma Clear Facial is perfect for problem skin and has been designed to deeply cleanse and brighten the complexion. The Ultimate Aroma Radiance Lift Facial takes the key components of both facials to create the ultimate facial that lifts, tones and hydrates the skin. SNEW: Why are the Beauty by Mandarin Oriental facial treatments especially useful for brides? SH: Chances are your wedding day is going to be the most photographed day of your life. You want to look your absolute best. We recently welcomed a bride to The Spa who was given a series of Beauty by Mandarin Oriental facial treatments as a gift prior to her wedding. She visited The Spa for weekly facials in the six weeks leading up to her wedding and her skin showed dramatic improvement.

SH: Beauty by Mandarin Oriental was born out of

SNEW: Do you have any tips or recommendations for a bride

requests from our clientele for treatments that, in

when planning a wedding and thinking of unique activities

addition to providing an exceptional and relaxing spa

for bridesmaids?

experience, deliver instant results. It is a collection of

SH: Brides can begin incorporating aspects of wellness into

results-oriented facial treatments – Ultimate Aroma

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We’re crushing on… INCREDIBLE SHOES OH, WHO ARE WE KIDDING? We all crush on shoes all the time. They’re the object of everyone’s affection pretty much every day of the year. But on the allimportant Big Day, the shoes should be extra special. Brides are choosing shoes that are not only beautiful, but insert a personal touch. Even if virtually no one will see them for much of the day, you’ll know they’re there and they’ll be one more thing to smile about.

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Clockwise from left: Row-upon-row of bridal bling. Love the peep toe; love the bow. If Dorothy had had these shoes, she would have easily found her way home. Now that’s a wedding shoe! We’re thinking this bride was out to have fun.

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Clockwise from above: Bridesmaids get in on the cool-shoe action. Frilly, frothy and so fun. The shoes of a Mad Men fan? Polka-dot perfection. Purple patent leather; these shoes were made to shine!

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Clockwise from upper left: A mannequin makes for a picture-perfect pose. Up against sheer drapery makes a sheerly delightful image. The gown... beautiful; the venue...too cool!

We’re crushing on… GOWNS ON HANGERS ONE MIGHT THINK ‘how dull’ when thinking about taking a photo of a gown on a hanger. But one would be so wrong! In nearly every real wedding we looked at (and there were many!), the shot was not only there, but it’s been elevated to an art form. Once that gorgeous gown has been properly stored, brides will be sure to relish having the photo, um, hanging around.

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Clockwise from above: Hanging from a chandelier, this gown takes on a life of its own. Hanging on a mirror, this full-skirted gown offers a moment of reflection. Hanging in front of sheer sunlight, this gown epitomizes romance.

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EFFORTLESS ELEGANCE We love, love, love a classic beachy look for a seaside wedding, but we’re also loving this much more contemporary concept. Modern geometric chairs and a sleek satin tablecloth offer contrast to a white-on-white floral arrangement in a vintage container from Karen Taddei of Lilacs. The linens, chairs and place settings are from Rentals Unlimited. Photographed under the waterfront arbor at Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham.

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URBAN EDGE Big city brides (or seaside brides craving a big city vibe!) will love this urban concept styled by Tasha Bracken and the crew at SD Events. Photographed in the Gallery at the new Revere Hotel in Boston, Tasha worked with New Leaf Flores in styling a table that played off the space’s industrial feel. The soaring centerpiece from New Leaf makes the most of the sky-high ceilings. The linens, place-settings, table and chairs are Rentals Unlimited.

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HIDDEN GEM Here we’re in the Hornblower Garden, tucked away at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth. The lush, historic garden, used as a ceremony site, features antique stone walls and a variety of flower beds. Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers’ vintage containers brimming with blooms fill the Tuscan-style table. Reception areas at Plimoth Plantation include the Pavilion, a tented outdoor space alongside a river that also boasts ocean views. The linens, placesettings, table and chairs are Rentals Unlimited.

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AWESOME AUTUMN Fall is one of the most popular seasons for weddings. The color palette in this design is all about celebrating autumn. Meredith Fancy of Fancy Flowers used vibrant flowers in birch bark vases to play off the plaid satin linens, classic place settings and leather charges from Rentals Unlimited. It all works brilliantly against the stone-wall-surrounded terrace overlooking the golf course at Willowbend in Mashpee.

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TO THE MANOR BORN With rolling lawns and a riveting riverside location, Glen Manor, in Portsmouth, RI, seemed like the perfect place to pull together a classic garden party feel. Peachy-hued chairs and tone-on-tone dupioni linens pop against the mansion’s elegant stone façade. Elaine, owner of florist Weedweavers of Wakefield, strengthens the look with a tall arrangement featuring dahlias and mini calla lilies. The linens, place-settings and chairs were supplied by Rentals Unlimited.

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OH, THOSE CHAIRS How could we not play off the popsicle-orange modern chairs that are part of the design scheme for the outdoor space at Aqua at the Providence Marriott Downtown? They’re just so yummy! Rentals Unlimited, who supplied everything but the chairs, had the perfect orange plates; it all came together flawlessly. Touches of silver give the look a city feel and Jay at Golden Gate Studios topped it all off with a towering sculptural arrangement teeming with white and silver.

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FANCIFUL FIRESIDE The opulent OceanCliff Hotel in Newport served as muse for this design of deep colors and glamorous place-settings provided by Quality Rental. The arrangements of roses in gilt vases, created by Pam Hargraves of Blooming Blossoms, pair perfectly with the gilt-edged plates. Flickering votives offer a romantic glow.

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FOR THE WELL-READ CROWD Fountain-side and under a graceful marble arch; where else but the courtyard at the Boston Public Library? The library has quickly become the wedding reception place of choice for literary types and those who simply love stunning spaces. Event Designer Ed Quinones of The Catered Affair opted for a whimsical look against the regal setting. We love how even the crab, mango and avocado tarts from The Catered Affair work with the colors. The floral arrangement, with pops of pink and green, was created by Misty Florez of Nectar. The linens, place-settings and chairs were supplied by Rentals Unlimited.

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BUT WAIT... THERE’S MORE The courtyard at the Boston Public Library is just one of the spaces available for wedding receptions. The team of event designers from The Catered Affair came together to create five distinct table designs to complement each unique space. From the grand staircase to the grander reading rooms to the Courtyard Restaurant, this is Boston history at its finest. To see more details, visit chattybrides.com.

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Considering that the Big Day is often a chance to feel like royalty, if only for a few precious hours, it’s only fitting that the custom of carrying flowers down the aisle began when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840. The general concept actually started with ancient cultures but back then it was more about edible herbs with strong scents (um, garlic…really?). With one look at these inspiring bouquets, we’re pretty sure you’ll be certain to stick with stunning blooms.

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OLD SCHOOL: KATE MIDDLETON ‘WENT ALL OLD SCHOOL’ WHEN SHE CARRIED A BOUQUET WITH GRACEFUL TENDRILS. IT’S A LOOK WE CONTINUED TO SEE IN WEDDINGS THIS YEAR. 1. Fancy Flowers opted for white-on-white with elegant textures using Dendrobium orchids, Tibet and white spray roses, white lisianthus, white freesia and green cymbidium orchids. 2. This old school beauty from Blooming Blossoms features a hint of autumn with Oncidium orchids, Hypericum, parrot tulips, berries, crystal roses, fire lilies, scented geranium foliage and calla lilies.

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1. Pincushion Protea provides an unexpected texture in this bouquet from J. Smith Floral Design. The bright yellow flowers are surrounded by thistle, Dendrobium orchids, delphinium, ranunculus and green Brunia. 2. Ray’s Flower Shop. 3. Sayles Livingston Design. 4. Chartreuse-hued ribbon gives this boutonnière from J. Smith Floral Design an edge. 5. It’s all about luscious hues in this bouquet from Nectar featuring speckled heartbreaker dahlia, lime green-yellow bupleurum, mauve sedum, gold dust spray roses, red ginger, gomphrena and green hydrangea.


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1. Green gypsy dianthus, white raspberry thistle, scabiosa pods and flowers, dusty miller, protea, tallib berries and mini eggplant all add up to awesome in this bouquet from Blooming Blossoms. 2. Weedweavers of Wakefield

wove together ranunculus, hydrangea, snapdragons, calla lilies, dahlias, tansy, orchid, tulip and montbretia. 3. Succulents offer up an unusual twist in this bouquet from Flowerthyme also featuring green hydrangeas, pale pink and cream David Austin garden roses, gray dusty miller, yellow craspedia and dahlias.

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1. Pretty peach dahlias take

center stage in this bouquet from Weedweavers of Wakefield. Touches of pink diamond hydrangea round it all out. 2. Lilacs used hand-tied vintage ribbon to pull together white Paphiopedilum orchids, white Japhet orchids, white sweet pea and white freesia. 3. Wedding flowers by Annette. 4. White roses, white nerine lilies and silver brunia come together perfectly in a bouquet from Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers. 5. Posh Flowers & Gifts 6. Sayles Livingston Design.

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It wasn’t a tough decision for this couple, who met in Boston and were engaged at the end of the dock of the Hyannis Port Yacht Club, to be married near the water. “I wanted to steer away from the typical Cape Cod wedding of hydrangeas, sand, shells, and Nantucket Baskets,” says Alexandra. “I aimed for a romantic palette of soft pinks and peaches with subtle green accents. I wanted our flowers, which were tall and short arrangements of peonies, Juliet roses, hydrangea, orchids, and succulents, to be lush and full with a romantic feel.” For her floral arrangements and bouquets, Alexandra turned to Karen Taddei from Lilacs. more>

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“Alexandra was inspired by the Juliet rose that has taken over the floral scene,” says Karen. “It is a hard-to-get garden rose, but the whole wedding was planned with it in mind.” The florist adds that the feel of the wedding as referenced by the flowers was classic with a little bit of an edge. Alexandra added color by dressing her bridesmaids in different French Blue Amsale gowns. The couple chose the Oyster Harbors Club to host their big day. During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed mini-lobster rolls, a steel drum musician, hand-rolled cigars and pashminas for the ladies. A specialty cocktail, pink lemonade and vodka, was served with straws that said “Norberg est. 6-16-12.” The couple’s memories of their big day are warm and unique. “My favorite moment of my wedding day was when my husband and I slipped away before our introduction as husband and wife to a room overlooking all of our guests at the Oyster Harbors Club,” says Alexandra. “It was so nice to be alone for just a few minutes and appreciate everyone traveling to the Cape to celebrate our marriage.”

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Q&A Polly Hutchison, Owner Robin Hollow Farm

“FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE” describe this flower haven and organic, fresh-fromthe-farm product is what Robin Hollow Farm is

SNEW: What do you mean by “full service”? What can a couple expect to receive when working with you? PH: We meet with our clients and work with them to see the decor of the day in terms of flowers and the overall look. We offer rental of our special containers or decor items and we will advise on the rest of the decor as well. We have a network of great vendors to complement our services as part of the Rhode Island Wedding Group and the South County Wedding and Event Professionals. We will deliver, install and recover all items as needed. As a flower farm, we are also happy to help DIY brides by

known for. Providing full-service floral design,

designing some items and selling them flowers to do

Polly Hutchison can design the simplest or

others, e.g. centerpieces, themselves.

most complex of arrangements with a vast, unique selection that stems right from her own field. Soft and romantic, classic or modern, Polly assists couples in bringing their dream wedding to life, one flower at a time.

SNEW: How far in advance do you recommend couples reach out before their wedding? PH: We are generally booking nine-12 months out, especially for busy holiday weekends, but I have had some brides book us 18 months away or just a few months away if the date is available. Our favorite is

SNEW: How long has Robin Hollow Farm been in

seeing couples at farmers’ markets a year ahead of their

operation? What was the inspiration behind it?

wedding—they can see all the colors and offerings in

PH: Robin Hollow Farm began in 2005. I was looking for

plenty of time to get a sense of what’s in store.

a way to continue farming on our new farm as I had for thirteen years in Saunderstown [RI], but incorporate

SNEW: What is your favorite thing about your job? What

my love of design and flowers as well. Now my husband

is your favorite part of helping brides and grooms with

and I farm over four acres and do weddings and events

the wedding process?

year round. I am also the president of the Association

PH: I love the mix of growing gorgeous fresh blooms and

of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ascfg.org), which is an

working with our clients on their events. I feel like the

international association focused on providing fresh

luckiest person I know to see so many people on one of

local flowers to markets. I love working with engaged

the best days of their life, and to be surrounded by flowers

couples to make the decor special to them and to their

everywhere I look each morning. One of the best things

vision for the day.

about the process is the day before the wedding—I have everything compiled and we are making each aspect come

SNEW: What type of flowers and floral arrangements

to life and shine. Each wedding truly is unique: a mix of the

are available to your couples?

couple, their family traditions, and the time of year—plus

PH: We can do arrangements with any type of flower.

the flowers!

We like to say we offer designs made with “local flowers and beyond.” One of the wonderful things

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and lovely flowers that we can grow that don’t ship well or that the wholesale market just doesn’t sell. Some of these are dahlias, zinnia, lisianthus and anemones. Of course, our flowers are of superior freshness and quality as they go from field to vase in just hours. Some of our couples want arrangements with only locally grown flowers, but the majority want a mix of the seasonal flowers we grow and other items. Our commitment to sustainable and organic practices is important to a lot of our customers as well.

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Kelly Dolloff, Founder and Head Floral Designer Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio

FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE to a thriving southern New England floral staple, Kelly Dolloff has created a family-oriented design

mixed media, but flowers at this point take up most of my time. I am working with a couple of different artists to paint my brides bouquets for a keepsake after the wedding. These are really cool, every bride should have one. SNEW: What are some of your favorite arrangements and decor set-ups to create? KD: My favorite designs are inspired by the brides who take that leap of faith when they hire a professional to do their best job, brides who aren’t afraid to let the ideas flow. I always ask my clients to share their design story

studio rooted by art, expression and passion,

starting with their gown, color palette, wedding party

and that devotion keeps brides coming back

attire, ceremony and reception details. The ideas grow

for more. Comprised of a tight-knit team of

from all of these pieces and the floral arrangements

women (grandmother, mother, daughters) and a few close friends, Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio brings a fresh perspective to

become that unifying piece. Each bride has a signature look when you view it as a whole and the flowers speak to that if you let them.

flower design and an eagerness that translates

SNEW: What are popular colors and styles you have seen

so beautifully on the wedding day. Here, Kelly

this year? For the upcoming year?

chats about how she got introduced to the

KD: Shades of purple and plum are still on the horizon

business, and the work she loves so much. SNEW: What inspired you to get into the floral industry and more specifically, working with wedding clients? KD: I was an art major in college with a concentration in glass art. When I graduated there was not a big call for glassblowers or stained-glass artists. After bartending for some time I decided it was time for a change and after perusing the help wanted ads found a floral position in a local florist shop. I got the job working with the customers for Valentine’s Day and by Mother’s Day of the same year was designing full time. I loved it! The connection to glass was so similar in the sense that both mediums are always in motion. And no two pieces are perfectly alike. Both mediums have their challenges but there is nothing else I would rather be doing than creating with flowers and placing them in glass! The bridal connection just came as naturally as the flowers. No two brides are alike.

as well as grey platinum shades. I hope short and sassy attendants’ dresses will stay in fashion. In terms of floral arrangements “organic” and “natural” are big words. Organic-shaped bouquets not so tightly composed and round, are becoming very popular. Mixing lots of texture to create interest in monochromatic color is one way to reflect this style. Here in the studio our composite blossoms where we stack blossoms together and finish with a jewel are a big hit. Remember that your floral designs do not have to be so literal that you use the same product and color(s) everywhere. SNEW: Artistic Blossoms is not a retail shop; how do you think this helps in your attention to detail and customer service for your clients? What sets you apart? KD: You will work directly with [me] for the entire creative process­—you will never be passed from one design staff member to another. Peace of mind on the big day: the designers hand-deliver the bouquets, pin the boutonnieres, and place the arrangements at every location. We ensure that all blossoms are in water prior to and during the event, guaranteeing flower quality and

SNEW: Does glass art currently play a role in your floral arrangements or wedding decor? KD: I am blessed to have been exposed to a great, broad background with different mediums; textiles, paint, glass. This knowledge allows my creative process to flow with an abundance of ideas. I really appreciate

freshness. [I] can assist you in choosing the design of your overall tablescape, including the selection of linens, table numbers and place settings. Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio 781-837-6251: artisticblossoms.com

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ou may have imagined it down to the slightest detail or harbor only a vague image of your wedding day, but you know you want it to be uniquely yours. Finding the perfect venue, one that reflects your taste and personality, is the first step in personalizing this momentous occasion.

If saltwater runs in your veins and a day at the beach is your idea of heaven, a seaside wedding may be the indisputable choice, and the Southern New England coastline affords a bounty of picture-perfect settings.

The Lighthouse Inn

The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis, Massachusetts, has been hosting oceanfront weddings for more than sixty years. Owned by the Stone family since 1938, the 1850-built lighthouse and inn sit on nine oceanfront acres. The property includes 80 bedrooms in Cape-style guest houses and cottages, most with wood-burning fireplaces and ocean views. A heated pool, tennis courts and private beach ensure “wedding guests can drop their keys at

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the counter on Friday afternoon and pick them up on Sunday after brunch.” Couples can choose to be married on the lawn overlooking the Atlantic or right on the sand, steps away from the breaking waves. In spring and fall, the inn can accommodate up to 220 guests and grant exclusive use of the property. Smaller weddings with up to 85 guests take place during July and August when the inn is still open to the public. SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WEDDINGS

“I think the main draws are the classic Cape Cod character of the place, the incredible views and proximity to the ocean,” says Owner Greg Stone. “It’s well suited to a weekend event because a full buffet breakfast is included with the rooms and we do rehearsal dinners as well. Clambakes are popular. The fivehour reception goes fast and furious for the bride, but with time to mingle before and after the wedding, you have some fantastic memories.”

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Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Massachusetts, encompasses 429 acres overlooking Cape Cod Bay. The former Nickerson family mansion is the centerpiece of the resort and sets the luxurious old-world tone. Multiple venues are available for weddings including the Mansion Ballroom, which accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing, and the Linx Pavilion, a 2,500 square foot space hosting 80 to 100 guests under a solid canopy or transformed into an entirely transparent room overlooking the 18th hole of the Nicklaus-designed golf course. Enjoy cocktail hour on the Ocean Terrace, a “South Beach inspired” outdoor bar and dining area with sunset views of Cape Cod Bay and the Outer Cape.

The White Elephant

The White Elephant, one of the “grand dames” of Nantucket, has been pampering guests from its coveted site overlooking Nantucket Harbor since the 1920s. Exchange vows on the Harborside Lawn, then dine al fresco on the heated terrace. The Brant Point Grille caters your reception, starting with its famed local seafood raw bar. During spring and fall, parties have the option of reserving the entire hotel, with 65 rooms, suites and cottages. more

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The away-from-it-all ambiance at Independence Harbor in Assonet, Massachusetts, belies its easy accessibility, just 45 minutes south of Boston and 25 minutes east of Providence. This 20-acre private estate is a year-round destination for weddings with 100 to 250 guests. Because it hosts only one wedding a day, every wedding is a private event. “Privacy and the grounds themselves are what differentiate us from most venues,” says Brian Dunning, general manager. “We decorate the grounds every month of the year, so it’s beautiful in every season. Our food is outstanding and every wedding is individually designed to make it uniquely yours.”

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Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts is another former summer home, located near the mouth of the Mattapoisett River with a “classic seaside New England cottage feel”. It’s currently owned by the YMCA, a summer camp by day and wedding venue on weekends. “Location, location, location is what makes us special,” says Nancy Bonell, vice president and COO of YMCA Southcoast. “We have one of the few non-private oceanfront locations for weddings. Weddings here have a two-fold benefit. While the families have a lovely time, they’re also helping send a few kids to camp because proceeds from the weddings are used for scholarships for children who couldn’t otherwise attend.”

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Shining Tides works exclusively with Russell Morin Fine Catering; couples can be married on the lawn by the ocean and move to the porch for a sit-down dinner for up to 200 people.

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Easton’s Beach Rotunda

For “uniqueness”, it’s hard to compete with Easton’s Beach Rotunda, owned by the City of Newport, Rhode Island, which includes access to its historic carousel along with receptions held in the 5,200 square foot Rotunda Ballroom. The twelve-sided space with wrap-around deck and ocean views hosts up to 175 people.

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“There aren’t many places you can get married directly on the beach,” says Eric Reis, beach manager. “And the Rotunda Ballroom can be whatever you want it to be; you can serve burgers and hot dogs or filet and lobsters and it will work.” The Atlantic Beach Club in Newport boasts another spectacular setting. “Without a doubt, the view is the draw,” says Event Coordinator Elaine Holder. “The reception room is on the second floor so all you see is the ocean; it’s like being on a cruise ship. Another thing that makes us unique is we don’t have a site fee. Clients pay only for food and beverages. We’re very flexible. We’ll give you the canvas and you paint what you want.” more>

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RECEPTION | UNIQUE VENUES Steeped in history and rustic charm, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, Rhode Island is a year-round wedding venue whose ballroom dates back to 1915 and the gazebo to 1880. “It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind location,” says Aaron Messina, general manager. “It has a vintage charm with beautiful hardwood floors and two-story foyer, all designed and styled to retain its history but appeal to current tastes. Bridal couples can customize it to make it their own. Our event planners pride themselves on helping clients create what they want to.”

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Elegant old-world charm is the hallmark of The Chanler, the first mansion built along the Cliff Walk, now an historic European-style boutique hotel in Newport. The mansion can host up to 200 guests on the Terrace after a ceremony on one of three lawns. More intimate receptions for up to 60 guests are held in the award-winning restaurant The Spiced Pear.

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The Crowne Plaza Warwick in Warwick, Rhode Island, accommodates weddings from 100 to 400-plus in a variety of venues. The 10,000-foot Garden Pavilion, available May through October, is an elegant choice for larger receptions featuring crystal chandeliers, eight-foot cathedral windows and draped fabric ceilings. Smaller weddings are held in either the Rotunda Room with its round domed ceiling, or the Atrium, a glass-enclosed space for 100 to 150 people. more>

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The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, promises a spectacular setting for weddings in any season. Situated on 350 acres, with lake, mountain and National Forest views, the entire inn is available to wedding parties for two nights. Event coordinators help choreograph the weekend from the welcoming reception to the departing brunch. Outdoor weddings beneath a tent can host up to 500; indoors can accommodate approximately 135 guests.

Zukas Hilltop Barn

“Simple elegance” is what characterizes Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, Massachusetts, according to Owner Lynn Zukas. From May through October, celebrate your nuptials under a tent on this former dairy farm surrounded by vistas of open fields. In the winter months, 150 guests can celebrate in the reception room centered around an inviting fieldstone fireplace.

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For a romantic lakeshore wedding, Saphire Estate in Sharon, Massachusetts offers “classic elegance” for intimate receptions of 50 guests to larger parties up to 270. The manor house, romantic courtyard, lake views and sole occupancy of the site promise a personal memorable event. Whether in search of a venue that leaves you breathless from the view, puts sand in between your toes, or has you saying “I do” in stately fashion, there are a variety of places—from inns, ballrooms, barns and resorts—to satisfy your every need. Remember the mantra: location, location, location!

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RECEPTIONS . CLAMBAKES . REHEARSAL DINNERS . SOCIAL EVENTS Situated on a resort-style island, just minutes to downtown Newport, The Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa is surrounded by waterviews of Narragansett Bay. Our outdoor ceremony site is quintessentially Newport, boasting a historic working lighthouse and views of the Newport Bridge. Offering a variety of wedding spaces, our experienced staff will tailor every detail to your needs.

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ountry clubs make an excellent venue for wedding receptions. They all have gorgeous, well-manicured grounds that guarantee stunning photographs. Professionally trained staff members and on-site catering ensure that the day will go smoothly. Most country clubs have more than one room, so they can also offer smaller spaces for showers, rehearsal dinners and day-after brunches as well. 


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Clockwise from far left: Newlyweds share a kiss at Willowbend. The bride and groom steal a moment at Quidnessett Country Club. One of three ballrooms at Andover Country Club. A rainbow lights up the ceremony site at White Cliffs Country Club. Regal table set at Willowbend. An adorable wedding party at Valley Country Club.

one has a permanent dance floor, bar and floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the golf course. “We’re popular all year round because unlike most country clubs we are also an inn,” says Executive Director Patrick McNamara. “Most of our wedding receptions book all of our 25 guest suites so their guests can take the elevator home. In the morning they can have breakfast in our concierge lounge to talk about what a great event it was the night before.”

About fifty percent of the couples who choose Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI, for their receptions also decide to get married on site, says Nichole Soucy, director of sales and marketing. Kirkbrae has a newly renovated elegant ballroom that holds up to 400 people. The décor is all ivory so it works with any colors and the larger side overlooks the golf course and beautiful Blackstone Valley. Three terrace patios are available for the ceremony or a cocktail hour.  For smaller events, their Charcoal Room is a quaint dining room that can hold up to 45 people. “We are very close to Providence so people have the option to make a weekend out of it and go to Providence or maybe go to Newport,” says Soucy. Andover Country Club in Andover, MA, provides affordable luxury, and is a convenient 25 minutes north of Boston.  They have a unique Victorian garden for ceremonies or photographs and three different sized ballrooms that can accommodate 180, 220 or 320 guests. Two of the ballrooms have 1920s art deco-style fireplaces and each chattybrides.com

Willowbend in Mashpee, MA, also has 12 high-end guest villas with Jacuzzis, Bose stereo systems and fireplaces for the bridal party and their families to rent. Their 275 person ballroom has wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking gorgeous grounds with willow trees, ponds, waterfalls and an iconic red barn, perfect for photographs. “Garden clubs do tours here because the grounds are so amazing,” says Private Events Director Terry Morris. Another country club with grounds worthy of the “I do” is White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, MA. “White Cliffs Country Club is located on a 175-foot cliff overlooking Cape Cod Bay with the most breathtaking views of the ocean and beaches stretching from Plymouth, the Cape Cod Canal, and all the way to Provincetown,” says Jennifer Alman, function director for White Cliffs. “Ceremonies take place at our waterfront gazebo surrounded by award-winning gardens and indoor/outdoor receptions can accommodate up to 350 guests with dancing in the Bay Room and dinner in our majestic white tent.”

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An 1800’s stone wall with beautiful arches is a popular backdrop for photos at Valley Country Club in Warwick, RI, which can accommodate weddings of up to 270. An oversized dance floor, horseshoe-shaped bar right in the ballroom and upper and lower decks overlooking the golf course are some of their fabulous features. “Our Victorian Room is our smaller room,” says Club Manager Melodi Caruso. “It has original stained glass windows, antique molding and fireplaces so it’s a beautiful room for smaller functions of up to 60 people.” At Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, RI, they have two ballrooms that hold 200 or 450 people. Both ballrooms have balconies overlooking Narragansett Bay, perfect for ceremonies or cocktail hours. “We also have a beautiful garden area that I’ve heard brides describe as

magical,” says Banquet Sales Manager Heather Pariseau. “It’s kind of nice to see bunnies and butterflies and it has beautiful seasonal flowers planted.” Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, MA, has four different spaces to rent for various events associated with weddings. Their grand ballroom holds up to 350 people and has an attached lounge and their Fairview Room holds up to 125. Two other spaces hold 120 and 70 guests and all the function rooms have beautiful views. “Photographers are welcome to take brides and grooms out on our golf course to take wonderful pictures, wherever they want on our beautifully manicured course,” says Ellen Leary, director of membership, sales and marketing. “The fall foliage is gorgeous and the spring and summer flowers are always in bloom, but we also have a beautiful panoramic view of the Blue Hill Mountains.”

Clockwise from upper left: A quiet moment among husband and wife at Blue Hill Country Club. Beautiful outdoor ceremony space at Kirkbrae County Club. The ballroom at Kirkbrae looks stunning in this light.

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The nearby Marriott Providence also offers the chance to see the city. “You can walk or drive to each destination in the city easily and historic Federal Hill is minutes away and offers a diverse array of cultures in specialty shops, food, and beverage,” says Donna DiOrio, director of catering at the hotel. Brides and grooms can use the Water Place Park, State House rotunda, or Prospect Park for beautiful backdrops to their photos. In addition to the Marriott’s ballroom, its outside venue, Aqua, complete with fire pits, cabanas and bar, is a great place to have the cocktail hour prior to the reception. The Hilton Providence offers both a fantastic base to explore the city and host your wedding, too. “Providence is a small city but the night life, history, and entertainment make it exciting and fun. The more>

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Some people might think dinosaurs and electricity when they hear the name Museum of Science, but couples host weddings there for the unique space and unrivaled views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. “Not only can you dine next to a dinosaur, but you can actually get married in the Theater of Electricity and take part in a lightning demonstration while in the cage with the presenter,” says Sheryl White Vincent, department manager of events and conference services at the Museum. Bridal guests can come back after the wedding day and spend time in the exhibit halls as part of the wedding package.

Clockwise from top: Tented reception overlooking the water at the New England Aquarium. The Museum of Science, Boston adds drama and history to any wedding decor. The chic bar and lounge at Marriott Providence.

In Boston, the New England Aquarium is a unique and interactive venue for a wedding reception. “The Harbor Terrace tent is located on the Boston Harbor and the waterfront view is like no other venue in the city,” says Debra Borgwardt, director of groups, events and reservations at the venue. “We offer a ceremony location and reception space where you can have cocktails in view of sea turtles, sharks, and tropical fish.” Couples can choose from a large menu of options from the aquarium’s exclusive in-house caterer. The aquarium’s proximity to the airport and the burgeoning waterfront area make it an idea location for a wedding. After the reception, guests can continue the night at nearby restaurants and bars in Faneuil Hall.

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Across the river, The Charles Hotel offers the quiet charm of Cambridge and its shopping district and cozy cafes. “Whether you envision exchanging your vows beneath the blue skies in our courtyard full of seasonal flowers, or a lavish celebration in our sparkling ballroom, we offer the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and reception,” says Carolyn Croisier, the director of catering at the hotel. “We’re an urban retreat that places your guests in close proximity to all of the best attractions in Boston and Cambridge. Wedding parties are encouraged to explore the area, and if they want to settle down after all of the Harvard Square festivities, they can relax with a treatment at our spa, Corbu.” In addition to the first rate spa, the hotel’s cuisine, with menus designed by awardwinning executive chef Peter Davis of Henrietta’s Table, highlights local and sustainable ingredients. Whether you want a glittering hotel ballroom or a backdrop of a school of exotic fish, urban weddings offer the ease of being in the city and endless possibilities for the big day.

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Providence Hilton is a perfect location for a wedding as it is in walking distance to Federal Hill, which boasts some of the most amazing restaurants on the East Coast,” says Sarah Bauerle, the area catering sales manager for the hotel. The Hilton’s ballroom features beautiful chandeliers and accommodates up to 200 guests with a dance floor. Many couples choose to have their cocktail hour in the nearby Roger Williams Room, which has an outdoor patio area overlooking downtown Providence.


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he rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch are often the more intimate and relaxed gatherings bookending the main event. Anticipation and excitement prevail at the rehearsal dinner, laughter and rehashing at the brunch. Finding just the right venue for both of these events clinches the wedding weekend trifecta. Now in its 32nd year, The Roadhouse Café in downtown Hyannis remains a year-round favorite for rehearsal dinners. Oriental carpets and two fireplaces enhance the warm atmosphere. Two rooms available for private events host up to 30 and 65 guests respectively. “It’s not your typical commercial restaurant setting,” says Owner Dave Colombo. “It feels more like somebody’s home. The atmosphere is very intimate and personal.”

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The Boat House in Tiverton offers the ideal location for a calm and elegant pre-or-post wedding celebration (with a view!).

CLAMBAKES TO CUSTOM MENUS: GREAT VENUES FOR REHEARSAL DINNERS AND THE AFTER-WEDDING BRUNCH The atmosphere may be homey, but the service is pure professional. Many of the staff have worked at the Roadhouse Café for decades. “You know you can count on us for a good experience,” says Colombo. “We’ve done thousands of [rehearsal dinners] and I can’t remember a single bad one.” The Black Cat Tavern, overlooking Hyannis Harbor and also owned by Colombo, offers an even more intimate setting with a nautical ambiance for smaller groups. “We can

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accommodate up to about 36 for private parties there,” says Colombo. “There’s also a fireplace and views of the harbor.” The Naked Oyster Bistro and Raw Bar brings some Gallic flavor to the Cape. French-born Florence Lowell, co-owner with her husband David, serves as executive chef and is committed to using “farm to table” locally grown produce and “port to plate” fresh seafood whenever possible. Diners enjoy the fruits of the Lowells’ own two-acre oyster farm in

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The interior dining space at the Black Cat Tavern in Hyannis is cozy nautical - great for get-togethers by the water.

Barnstable Harbor. The atmosphere is warm and laid-back, perfect for a prewedding dinner. The Hyatt Regency Newport has several options for rehearsal dinners and postwedding brunches. The Windward Restaurant and adjacent dock allow guests a spectacular view of Newport Harbor and the historic Point neighborhood. Clambakes are a popular rehearsal dinner choice; the hotel has two clambake pits—one adjacent to the Windward Dock and the other at the Pavillion overlooking Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge. “The clambakes are a great tradition,” says Cassandra Lukeris, marketing manager for the Hyatt Newport. “We also use the Rose Island Ballrooms for brunches. They can accommodate up to 260 people or we can break it down into two ballrooms for smaller groups. The ballrooms have floor to ceiling windows on two walls and French doors open to the Rose Island Deck.” more> chattybrides.com

The Rose Island Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Newport boasts large windows and classic furnishings for an upscale evening of entertaining.

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One of three dining rooms at Waterman Grille in Providence, with an up-front view of the Seekonk River.

Trio serves “chops, pasta and seafood”, as well as Mediterranean-based pastas and woodfired entrees. Al fresco dining on the porch overlooking Narragansett Bay is a relaxed way to wind up a wedding weekend. Waterman Grille, on Providence’s East Side, offers an urban version of waterfront dining with a view of the Seekonk River. Three dining rooms as well as the patio are available for private parties to enjoy the award-winning menu and boutique wine list. The city’s skyline and Providence River provide the views from The Regatta Room at Hemenway’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar in downtown Providence. The seafood, both local and international, gets rave reviews.

The Castle Hill Inn affords another spectacular setting and historic New England atmosphere. Choose from four dining rooms for your rehearsal dinner and try Bocce and Brunch on the Lawn for the post-wedding event. In the heart of downtown Newport on Bowen’s Wharf, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille boasts an award-winning wine list, steak and seafood, in a dynamic setting. The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar on the Newport waterfront has an outdoor deck where rehearsal dinner guests can enjoy a cocktail and savor the view. For a more casual experience, The Smokehouse Café, also in Newport, serves “beer, barbecue and brisket”. The Boat House in Tiverton is located just off of Route 24, overlooking the Sakonnet River. In season, enjoy brunch on the South Patio prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Cambra, who will customize a menu for your special event.

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The bar at the Roadhouse Café in downtown Hyannis is perfect for extending the rehearsal dinner merriment well into the wee hours.

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“We offer one-stop shopping,” says Dan Chase, co-owner with his brother Andrew of Chase Canopy Company in Mattapoisett for 33 years. “We cover all rental needs including flooring, lighting, chafing dishes, tableware, and power distribution. All you have to bring are the guests and the food; we’ll do the rest.” He advises couples to do their homework when selecting a vendor. “All rental companies are not created equal,” says Chase. “Ask for referrals. Service is more a part of this business than you might think. The quality of the process, attention to detail and follow-up, and cleanliness of the equipment are all factors. There are usually many reincarnations of the order from the first site visit to the actual event. The choices tend to evolve over time so you want a company that’s flexible.”

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he size and style of the tent you choose for your wedding reception sets the tone and ambiance of this memorable occasion. And that’s just the start of your selections. Many tent and rental companies offer soup-to-nuts provisions, making a potentially mindboggling menu of decisions far more palatable.


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Don Raposa, co-owner with Gabriel Sousa of ABC Rent-A-Tent in Westport, Massachusetts, concurs that service is as critical as product. “Rain or shine, everything has to run like clockwork,” says Raposa. “If you run into a problem, you can’t stop and say we’ll finish it tomorrow.” Raposa starts by meeting with the couple to establish budget and the look they’re seeking. “Sailcloth tents are appropriate for a more elegant or nautical feel,” he says. “Century tents, with the high peaks and dramatic slopes, provide a Victorian look. These hold up extremely well to heavy wind so they’re great for waterfront events and any location subject to wind.” ABOVE: Uplighting and chandeliers give this tent from ABC Rent-A-Tent an extra pop. LEFT: This clear top tent from Chase Canopy Company, Inc. is perfect for stargazing once the sun goes down. BELOW: This tent from ABC Rent-A-Tent makes a bold statement during cocktail hour and dinner.

THIS PHOTO: The swaging in this tent from Chase Canopy Company, Inc. creates an intimate gathering space. UPPER LEFT: This tent from Sperry Tents really brings the indoors out.

Most rental companies offer three styles of tents: Century pole tents, sailcloth tents and structured tents. Chairs run the spectrum from basic white Samsonite to classic white garden chairs to high-end leather chairs. “Harvest or farmer’s tables are popular now,” says Chase. “They are more like your dining room table, usually with the plates set directly on the table without linens or just a runner down the center. It’s a more rustic look with a family feel.” more>

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Sperry Tents offers a variety of styles for a sophisticated tented reception, whether seaside or propped next to a commanding mansion. It’s all in the details. BOTTOM LEFT: A tented reception by Quality Rental.

Sperry Tents, which spun off of Sperry Sails and has been run by Tim Sperry since 1994, specializes in handcrafted tents of genuine sailcloth that create a setting of “rustic elegance” with a nautical flair. In 2011, Sperry Sails unveiled a unique new design, the Sperry Pavilion.

Frechetta, who also provides a comprehensive spectrum of products, including wedding arches, flooring and lighting. “Popular trends now are uplighting and photo booths.” Another trend Sperry noted is the use of multiple tents “to give guests different destinations throughout the course of a wedding day.” “Besides a large reception tent for dinner and dancing, we can create tented ‘rooms’ with smaller rounds and ovals positioned nearby. They can range in function from a ceremony tent to a cocktail and lounge area to even a play station for kids.” Raposa offers some parting advice to couples’ looking for compromise for budget’s sake. James Frechetta, owner of Quality Rental based out of Pawtucket and North Providence, encourages couples to visit his Pawtucket showroom to help visualize their ideas. “Our showroom is open six days a week and several wedding consultants are always on hand to advise the couple,” says

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“Don’t scrimp on space, especially around the buffet, the bar and between tables,” says Raposa. “Spend a little more money on adequate space and save elsewhere. Nothing’s more uncomfortable in inclement weather than being squeezed.”

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“It’s a frame tent like no other and offers a clear, pole-free interior span,” says Tim Sperry. “It’s comprised of an ivory sailcloth top and a natural wood frame, and measures 26 by 46 feet. It can accommodate a modest seated reception or act as an impressive retreat for drinks and dancing.”

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Andover Country Club

Plimoth Plantation

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Providence Marriott

Bittersweet Farm Restaurant & Tavern

Quidnessett Country Club

Black Cat Tavern, The

Rachel’s Lakeside

Black Rock Country Club

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Blithewold Mansion,

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Gardens & Arboretum

Roadhouse Cafe

Blue Hill Country Club

Saphire Estate

Boat House Restaurant

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Shining Tides

Castle Hill Inn & Resort

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Valley Country Club

Chatham Bars Inn

Venus de Milo Restaurant

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Waypoint Event Center, The

Glen Manor House

Wequassett Resort and

Harrington Farm, The Hemenway’s Seafood Grille & Oyster Bar

Golf Club Whispering Pines Conference Center

Hilton Providence

White Cliffs Country Club

Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa

White Elephant

Independence Harbor

White’s of Westport

Jared Coffin House, The

Willowbend

Kirkbrae Country Club

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Lighthouse Inn, The Linden Place Mansion Mandarin Oriental, Boston Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, The Mount Hope Farm Mountain Top Inn & Resort Museum of Science, Boston CORINNA RAZNIKOV

Naked Oyster New Bedford Whaling Museum New England Aquarium Newport Yachting Center, The

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We’re crushing on… RECEPTION TABLES DONE RIGHT NOT ONLY IS YOUR reception table the first thing people see when they walk into your reception, it’s also one of the easiest ways to get your creative on. As guests peruse the place cards looking for their table assignments (keep the grandparents away from the band’s speakers and everything else will fall into place…really!), they’ll be sure to notice the personal touches that make the table so distinctly you.

Clockwise from left: Tiny little potted succulents that double as favors. Personalized beach stones. Puffs of moss arranged with engraved spoons. Vintage keys—so on trend!

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Clockwise from above: A little libation. Lovebirds arranged in a tree. A nautical bracelet that will last as long as the love. A table number gets special treatment. Starfish get the preppy touch.

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Clockwise from right: Sand dollars set in sand. Classic calligraphy cards in lush grass. Starfish-adorned cobalt bottles. Pretty little cards all in a row.

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RECEPTION | SAYING “I DO”

We’re crushing on... ADORABLE “ALTARS” WHEN IT CAME TIME TO SAY “I DO” these couples made the spot where they exchanged vows as personal as the vows themselves. From sand-in-the-toes style to chuppahs with chutzpa to charming church altars, this very important part of the Big Day is garnering the attention it deserves.

Clockwise from upper left: A chuppah in the sand offers both tradition and seaside style. Every element of this chuppah is personal. Classic urns filled with flowery branches. A rustic chuppah with birch, flowers and flowing fabric.

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NANTUCKET. A WEDDING DESTINATION UNVEILED.

Have your destination wedding on a beautiful island and still stay close to home. Nantucket’s picturesque beauty and unique charm form the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. Choose the distinctive WHITE ELEPHANT or THE WAUWINET for your wedding and accompanying events.

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Clockwise from right: A seaside arbor adorned with modern florals. A classic arch with a spray of flowers and a personal touch. The first kiss as husband and wife.

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or for special occasions. Our professional staff will help you plan elegant receptions and rehearsal dinners. Our new, spectacular dining rooms accommodate up to 400 guests, making the Coonamessett Inn an excellent choice for any special occasion, gathering or holiday celebration.

THE FLYING BRIDGE Located on beautiful Falmouth Harbor, The Flying Bridge Restaurant provides a unique waterfront setting for outside a la carte dining or a truly memorable Cape Cod Wedding. Whatever your preference, The Flying Bridge can accommodate up to 250 guests for any special occasion, wedding, rehearsal dinner, business function or holiday gathering.

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As the editor of Southern New England Weddings, I love reading the love stories we feature in each edition. “Our” couples happily share their endearing how-we-met and how-we-got engaged stories. It’s rare, in fact it’s never happened before, that I can personally remember a woman announcing her engagement. But I can clearly remember the smile on the then Danielle Cort’s face when she walked into the Dunkin Donuts in Bristol one chilly morning and showed me her stunning engagement ring. The now Danielle Raciti just looked so, well, happy! Danielle is our company’s managing editor and the editor of Southern New England Weddings: Destination Edition. On the plus side of the wedding planning concept, she spends much of her day immersed in all things wedding. On the potentially negative side of the concept, she had virtually every woman in the company offering suggestions of what she and fiancé Ray just had to do when it came to planning all the details for their Big Day. But, no; Danielle and Ray worked together (without the opinionated input of her coworkers) on making their wedding exactly what they wanted.

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Danielle and Ray are literally high school sweethearts. They began dating during sophomore year after Ray told Danielle she “had the most beautiful eyes,” she says, adding “Of course I was smitten!” They’ve been inseparable since. Ray, a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, frequently travels for work. Throughout their 16 month engagement, when he was home, they were planning. The first step was selecting their venue, Linden Place in downtown Bristol, RI. “Linden Place provided the outdoor ceremony area, cocktail space and reception venue we were looking for. It was great to have our guests mingle throughout the mansion grounds,” says Danielle. The site is just down the street from where the couple lives so the guys were able to get ready at home and then walk to the venue. “We got some great photos out of that,” says Danielle.

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“Overall, Ray and I really strived to create a wedding that celebrated our love,” says Danielle. “Looking back, we know that we did that.”

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Susan Battle, the site administrator for Linden Place, describes Danielle and Ray as “a very low-key couple with a really great eye for style,” adding: “They truly transformed the ballroom to reflect their personalities and seaside Bristol with nautical-style draperies and a soft color palette.” The years of working on a wedding magazine seemed to streamline, rather than overwhelm, the couple’s planning process. “We’re pretty simple when it comes to design and both Ray and I were on the same page when it came time to discuss the overall look and theme of our wedding. Because it was a summer wedding, we chose color combinations of mostly white, ivory, pale peach and gray with pink and green to accent,” says Danielle.

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Victor Rodrigues of Victor Events, the DJ for the big day, felt it too saying one of his favorite moments came during Danielle’s father’s toast: “He explained that although he may have not been ready, or sometimes even really wanting to do some of the things he did for her while growing up, he did them anyways because he loved his little girl. Then all of a sudden this strong, confident guy breaks down in tears and thanks her saying ‘Danielle, thank you because I didn’t realize it then, but it was you, this little girl, that was molding me into the man that I am today.’ It was such a great moment. The entire reception was a continuation of love, excitement, and energy.” And Danielle is ‘feeling the love’ right back at Victor saying, “Victor is amazing. He did the music for our entire event – pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception – and it was perfect.” Another important element of the day for the couple was food. They love to cook together (rumor has it that it’s Ray who’s really the cook). Meal preparation is such an integral part of their lives that Ray popped the question while cooking one evening, so when it came time to select a caterer and menu, they did so carefully, choosing Plantation Catering of Newport.

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When selecting a photographer, an element that Danielle describes as “one of the most important decisions,” the couple chose someone familiar, longtime Southern New England Weddings advertiser, Corinna Raznikov. “There’s something real and organic about her photos that truly place you back to the time they were taken,” says Danielle. Corinna, who also photographed the couple shortly after they were engaged, expresses great enthusiasm for working with Danielle and Ray saying, “Danielle has such beautiful style and natural elegance. She was an angel to photograph – couple that with the warmth and kindness of both of the bride and groom’s families, and the whole day was magic.” The ‘warmth and kindness’ of the couple’s families was a sentiment expressed by many of the talented team who worked with Danielle and Ray. chattybrides.com

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R REAL WEDDING | COASTAL RHODE ISLAND W “Danielle was probably one of most creative and prepared brides. I have been in the industry for 10 years and I have never had a bride that had a vision like hers. She knew every detail of every single solitary thing that she wanted. I can easily say that she had her wedding vision down to a science and executed to a T!” says Director of Sales Amanda Saccoccio. Their menu included an array of passed hors d’oeuvres such as eggplant crisps and mini bleu cheese burgers followed by a sit-down dinner, served at three long Tuscan-style tables, of an arugula salad to start and then chicken herb roulade and pan-seared Atlantic cod with wild mushroom ravioli.

So how does a wedding magazine editor summarize her own wedding planning adventure? “Overall, Ray and I really strived to create a wedding that celebrated our love. Looking back, we know that we did that, and we also created moments throughout to celebrate the love and appreciation we have for many of our family and friends. It wouldn’t have been a celebration without them,” says Mrs. Raciti. Our sincerest congratulations.

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Christine Mullen to John Carney 6.30.12

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“We both love Formula One racing,” explains Christine when listing the things she and John enjoy together. Back in June of 2010, the couple attended the International Circuit in Montréal, an annual event that falls on John’s birthday. When they cozied into their table at the Burgundy Lion Restaurant, John popped the question: “Do you think I should ask your dad to marry you?” There was a quick pause as Christine wondered what the proper response of the daughter of a jeweler should say. “I already did!” exclaimed John as he displayed the Mullen Bros. box.

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“Christine and John are a very sweet couple, laid back and delightful to work with,” says Jessica Bradley of Pranzi Catering.

“I knew immediately I wanted it to be a DIY wedding,” says Christine, who envisioned an outdoor venue with no pretenses; as guest-focused as possible. Mount Hope Farm in Bristol was the perfect spot to enjoy farm-fresh fare and toss bean bags, play croquet and swirl Hula Hoops. The couple took a unique approach to personalizing their day; from canvassing yard sales and visiting antique fairs throughout the year leading up to the wedding, to cherry picking individual gifts for each guest. more>

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“Christine and John are a very sweet couple, laid back and delightful to work with,” says Jessica Bradley of Pranzi Catering, who notes their vintage style was reflected in their décor of apothecary and mason jars, nostalgic knick-knacks and Victorian teacups and flowers. “I just loved being surrounded by family and friends listening to their raucous laughter and seeing everyone out on the dance floor,” says Christine.

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Stephanie Lucca to Jim Cross 7.7.12

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When Jim and Stephanie’s lives intersected through a training seminar at work, their future plans became altered to include one another forever. It took six years and many long-distance visits for the busy, career-oriented couple to get to the chapel at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI, and the day which was centered on all of their family and friends was worth all of it.


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Looking back, Stephanie recalls the speeches, dancing and dessert/candy bar room as wonderful memories of the day, but one particular moment during photos on the back staircase was definitive in making her dream wedding come to life. Her husband, friends and family had painstakingly (without her knowledge) planned a flash mob with singing and dancing. “Everyone was in on it but me and I’m still shocked and speechless that anyone would spend time to plan something so grand for me on my wedding day. I am still so touched that they cared so much about us!” says Stephanie.

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Choosing Aldrich Mansion for its historic and pictorial charm, Stephanie used the outdoor space as a jumping off point to choose the color purple as a theme that ran throughout the day. “Purple stood out to me because I thought it would look great as a contrast to the green grass and blue water backdrop of Aldrich,” she says.

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R REAL WEDDING | PROVIDENCE W “Purple stood out to me because I thought it would look great as a contrast to the green grass and blue water backdrop of Aldrich,” says Stephanie.

Jay Lane of Golden Gate Studios was also taken with the green and purple contrast. Saying of the flowers: “It was elegant and lush. We used an abundance of seasonal flowers that helped us make larger arrangements. We accented the arrangements with exotic green cymbidium orchids that really stood out against all the purple.”

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Kathryn Van Veen’s fiancé, Matthew Reilley, went to great heights to propose to her. The pair has known each other since their first week at Washington and Lee University and became close friends as neuroscience majors, but didn’t go on their first date until junior year. “Matt proposed in New Hampshire,” says Kathryn. “He sent me on a little scavenger hunt, with each clue representing a different stage of our relationship. The last clue led me to the base of a small mountain, where he met me with an envelope filled with hand-written notes of the qualities he loved about me. We hiked together to the top of the mountain, and he proposed there.”

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From the start, Kathryn knew she wanted a great photographer, local vendors and food that guests, just 65 of them, would really enjoy. “We chose the Waterman Grille because we liked the intimate atmosphere, the waterfront view, and the delicious food,” says Kathryn. “They were very easy to work with and had a really flexible, interesting event menu.”

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“We chose the Waterman Grille because we liked the intimate atmosphere, the waterfront view, and the delicious food,” says Kathryn.

The couple took advantage of the grille’s enviable location in Providence. “They liked being outdoors on the water for the cocktail hour and having a beautiful view while inside in the Riverview room,” says Kim Crawley, sales manager for the restaurant. “Their DJ provided beautiful lighting and guests had an enjoyable time.” more>

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The couple also brought in a candy bar, which was a big hit with their friends and family. The neutral color scheme for the spring wedding evolved from Kathryn’s conversations with their florist, who proposed the idea of small potted rosemary plants as favors holding guests’ nameplates. It seemed like the most fitting way to send their loved ones off as Matthew and Kathryn started a new life together.

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Kelly Grasso to Adam Noska

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The summer after Adam Noska’s high school graduation, he and Kelly Grasso, a classmate who graduated a year earlier, met at a friend’s house. They were both 18 years old. “We started dating, officially, on Christmas of 2001,” says Kelly. Eight years later, a month after they had bought a house together in Dorchester, Massachusetts, he surprised her with a proposal. Adam had a new job as a lawyer, so Kelly went to see her brother in Los Angeles for the holiday. “He had to work all week, but he flew out and was [in L.A.] for 12 hours,” she says. Kelly, a nurse practitioner, saw a florist truck pull up and went outside, only to find Adam standing there. She describes her husband as “very practical” and “someone who wouldn’t fly across country for one day.” more>

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The couple celebrated during an ideal August evening at the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol. Adam went to school in Bristol, so the couple knew it well. “Bristol is one of our favorite places, and we spent so much time there, it felt right,� says Kelly. When Kelly selected an invitation that had fireflies coming out of a mason jar, she inadvertently selected a theme for her big day. Lighted mason jars lined the walkway to the reception, where deep purples and grays set a velvety tone to the evening. more>

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Karen Bellavance, director of special events at Blithewold, recalls, “Kelly and Adam were a fabulous couple. Their wedding day was picture perfect with bright blue skies, gorgeous tent décor and incredible food.”

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“The museum was perfect as it is both unique and very Boston. We remember visiting there as kids,” says Nate.

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The couple continued on their fast track and selected June 2012 as a date and vowed to discover a venue that would celebrate their affinity for Boston along the waterfront. Luckily for Nate and Stephanie, the Museum of Science had a cancellation. “The museum was perfect as it is both unique and very Boston. We remember visiting there as kids,” says Nate. The couple set out to design a wedding that was relaxed and personal describing the vibe as “preppy casual.” The rehearsal dinner was held in a luxury suite at Fenway Park where guests enjoyed Fenway franks and a tour of the 100-year old Boston landmark.

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“Steph and Nate were extremely organized through the whole process and had a beautiful vision for their wedding. Their color scheme looked beautiful in the Washburn Pavilion, a beautiful outdoor venue along the Charles River where Steph and Nate enjoyed their special day. They couldn’t have had better weather for this late June 2012 event,” says Cheryl Penaskovic, account manager of social sales at the Museum of Science.

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Along with fair skies, guests enjoyed a very personal ceremony designed by the couple that included select family members officiating, playing guitar and singing songs and favorite poem readings. The neighbors turned newlyweds followed their Big Day with a romantic honeymoon on the French Riviera.

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When Amanda Califano planned her wedding to Matthew Whittaker, the one thing she knew she wanted to be part of her day was an early morning yoga class. Amanda teaches yoga so she had a friend and fellow instructor teach a class to her and her bridesmaids. “I can honestly say that I was present for every moment of our wedding day,” says Amanda. “Not that it didn’t go by fast, because it did. But I remember it all, and that’s so much because of yoga.” One of Amanda’s yoga students, an event planner at the New England Aquarium, suggested the aquarium as a venue for their reception and it soon became the perfect setting for their dream wedding.

“We live on the water in Charlestown and our lives are so centered in the Boston waterfront area, that the idea of having our wedding right on the water in Boston was so enticing,” says Amanda. “Walking into the cocktail hour and seeing the tent and set up for the first time took my breath away.

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“I can honestly say that I was present for every moment of our wedding day,” says Amanda.

It was really picture perfect. There was a moment around sunset when our photographer took us outside for pictures by the water. Ships were sailing by behind us and the whole scene and feel was simply magical.” Once their venue was chosen, the theme quickly became that of an iconic Boston wedding. Trolleys transferred wedding guests from their hotel to the ceremony and then to the aquarium for the reception. At the reception, each table was named after a Boston landmark that is significant to the couple. For favors, Amanda created little black books titled “A Night at the Aquarium” with the guests’ names on the bindings and pictures of all the landmarks inside. Flowers were a combination of shorter bouquets with five-foot tall arrangements on every other table to create height in the tall tent; lanterns accompanied the ambiance. “There aren’t enough words to explain how perfect the day was for us,” says Amanda. “Seriously, Boston weddings are So. Much. Fun!”

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Jackie and Russ Hatch danced their first song as a married couple to “Feels Like Home”, but it might just as fittingly have been “ Walking On Sunshine”. Their wedding celebration at The Villa at Ridder Country Club was filled with sunshine, summer fare, family and close friends. The vibrant yellow of the Gerbera daisies in Jackie’s bouquet perfectly embodied the sheer joy and optimism that permeated the day. BY LENORE CULLEN BARNES

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Photography by Tara Lynn Sen See resources for additional information “I wanted everything bright,” says Jackie. “I picked a bright white dress and the bright yellow of the flower bouquets and I love the way it came out.” Self-described “summer people,” Jackie and Russ kept the tone easy, breezy and fun: mini burgers and clam chowder made it feel like a “summer cookout” and Russ’ Chuck Taylor converse sneakers were surely the envy of many a less comfortable groom.

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“Everything from the menu to décor to atmosphere screamed summer soirée,” says Katelyn Hill, wedding planner with the Saphire Event Group.

“Everything from the menu to décor to atmosphere screamed summer soirée,” says Katelyn Hill, wedding planner with the Saphire Event Group. “From their lemonade martinis to the chowder, their menu really emphasized a summer New England feel. The Villa’s garden proved to be a light and romantic setting for the couple to exchange their vows. Everyone was energized from the moment the couple was introduced right up until the last note of the last dance.” “We were so lucky with perfect weather and no disasters,” says Jackie. “I can’t believe how perfectly it all went.”

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Joelle Christian to Eric Arria

5.27.12

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Joelle and Eric wed on a Sunday afternoon in May in front of a flower-draped gazebo at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA, surrounded by 165 guests and several attendants, including three young boys fitted in suits, the youngest being the couple’s two-year-old son, Nico. A steel drum musician played music before, during and after the ceremony as a nod to Joelle’s native St. Thomas. “We decided on a First Look, and after we told each other how incredible we looked, Eric got teary-eyed and said he was thankful he had a chance to see me in my gown, in private, before the ceremony,” says Joelle. more>

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Joelle wore a stunning Pronovias ivory, strapless dress she accented with sparkly peep-toe heels and earrings. The element of sparkle surfaced again in the crystals and pearls incorporated into her bouquet of cream and ivory roses and peonies, in the ribbon of rhinestones on her classic wedding cake and in the sparklers guests held high as the newlyweds departed the reception.

“We decided on a First Look...Eric got teary-eyed and said he was thankful he had a chance to see me in my gown, in private, before the ceremony,” says Joelle.

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In lieu of the traditional guest book, guests filled out tags hanging from a gorgeous tree in the club foyer, giving the couple their advice about the “key to a beautiful marriage.” “We also had them sign wine labels for bottles of wine set aside for every anniversary,” says the bride. Katy Valentine, event coordinator at the Pinehills, marvels at the couple’s dream wedding. “From the décor and steel drums in the Garden Gazebo during the ceremony to the etched window sash seating arrangements and unique centerpieces on each table of flowers, vintage picture frames and books, you could see she [the bride] brought her dream wedding to life.”

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Christine Moore and Jay Berube met while assigned to the same unit in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 2000. They started dating after a year-long deployment in Kuwait and their June wedding at Whispering Pines Conference Center was a perfect reflection of their personalities and passions. “I didn’t want a cookie cutter wedding,” says Christine. “I wanted an adventure. The entire atmosphere of the venue fit our personality well. We love the outdoors and nature and thought the vintage/rustic décor was perfect.”

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Since the Army has been such an important part of their lives, they chose to have a military wedding, officiated by their former company commander. Christine loves anything vintage or handmade and she, Jay and her mother made many of the elements of the wedding, like the 180 feet of hand-sewn bunting, photo booth

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props, mustache cupcake toppers and escort cards with guest’s names and table numbers stamped on vintage silver plated spoons. “I really love handmade things,” she says. “I think they’re…unique and they show a labor of love.”

Another personal touch was to include Christine’s grandmother who had passed away six months before. “I incorporated my grandmother’s vintage photos in my RSVP postcards,” she says. “It was a way to include my grandmother and also to share my passion for family history with my guests. Once those RSVP postcards started coming back, I can’t even express the joy that I felt every time I found a photo of my young, vibrant grandmother in my mailbox. I think I cried every time.”

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“I really love handmade things,” says Christine. “I think they’re… unique and they show a labor of love.”

The reception ended with guests making s’mores from homemade bags around a big campfire and reflecting on the day. “Christine was a very creative bride so they were a lot of fun to work with because she had so many great ideas,” says Erin Guerra, wedding planner for Whispering Pines.

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When Charlotte was a little girl she loved vacationing with her family on Cape Cod and enjoying summer concerts at the bandstand in Chatham. It was only natural that when Charlotte’s boyfriend Zac was deployed to Afghanistan, her mom sent him a picture of young Charlotte at the bandstand which she referred to as her “happy place.” When Zac came home for leave and suggested they visit Cape Cod, Charlotte was delighted to tour Chatham and visit the bandstand. The air was perfumed with romance and the grounds resplendent with cherry blossoms, but it wasn’t until Zac suggested they visit the gazebo and knelt on one knee that she realized he was proposing.

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Charlotte and Zac discussed a wedding date around the time when Zac would finish his military service, but he was unexpectedly deployed for a second time and the couple decided to tie the knot when he returned from his deployment. Although they couldn’t pinpoint the exact date Zac would return, luckily he arrived one month before the wedding, which was held at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA. more>

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“The room looked absolutely beautiful, like a winter wonderland,” says Traci Swenson, senior wedding planner at Harrington Farm.

“The room looked absolutely beautiful, like a winter wonderland,” says Traci Swenson, senior wedding planner at Harrington Farm. “The Chiavari gold chairs...added a classic accent to the navy and red color scheme. The fieldstone fireplace was adorned with birch and illuminated beauty and warmth, such a lovely spot for the ceremony.” “The ceremony was my favorite part as we wrote our own vows and it was just so special to commit our love to each other in front of everyone,” says Charlotte. The couple enjoyed a “mini moon” in Boston and look forward to Zac returning from service so they can plan their official honeymoon.

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Midwest-meets-East Coast set the tone at Matthew and Kaila’s August wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, Massachusetts. Reminders of Oklahoma City, where the couple met as undergrads, mixed easily with the pastoral New England setting. “Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted an outdoor wedding,” says Kaila, an event planner for the Oklahoma Thunder NBA team. “I wanted a rustic outdoor feel.” Along with the expert assistance of on-site wedding planner Allison Russo and Kaila’s mother, Paula, Kaila personalized the reception with fun details. Guests signed an Oklahoma Thunder jersey with McWilliams on the back, and they used years as table numbers with photos of Matthew and Kaila at corresponding ages. more>

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The setting may have been relaxed and rustic, but that didn’t mean Kaila sacrificed the dazzle. “I’m all about fashion and glamour,” says Kaila. “I wanted the ‘bling’ which I got with my Christian Louboutin shoes, my dress and my bridesmaids’ dresses. My shoes and accessories brought the sparkle I love.” “The DJ was great and there was a fun vibe,” says Allison. “It had country touches with Kaila’s splash of bling.”

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We’re crushing on… BEAUTIFUL BEACHES WHETHER THE COUPLES getting married in our area were doing the destination thing or were actual real-live locals, they certainly made the most of readily available beaches when it came time to decide where to have their portraits and love shots taken. A little sand and sea makes for some incredible memories. Clockwise from above: A stroll through the sand; no high heels allowed. So classic, so “J. Crew-ish”, so beachy. A stolen kiss on a deserted beach at low tide.

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Seemingly fated, Jennifer and David’s lives have had many parallels, from their relatives growing up on the same street in a far-away state, to their mutual friends in Houston where they now live. Since they found one another, they haven’t looked back. The task of planning a wedding in Rhode Island from Texas would have been daunting if it hadn’t been for Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara, wedding planner and owner of Unique Weddings by Alexis, who Jennifer refers

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to as a “life-saver.” She says, “I am horrible at making decisions, and Alexis’ recommendations were always spot on with what I wanted. I could babble on about my vision, and she created it more beautiful than I could imagine.” And it wasn’t all calm seas. After choosing to have the wedding at Castle Hill because of their tent, the venue unveiled a new tent with a different aesthetic, which made the destination-bride a little nervous. But Alexis knew just what to do. “The fabric swaging really helped soften the space. And we had the old chandeliers more>

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“It was simply a dream to have our wedding [at Castle Hill],” says Jennifer.

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brought back for this wedding too, the new ones were just too modern for this bride,” says Alexis. Jennifer was more than happy. “After months of worrying, the big reveal finally came and I was pleasantly surprised! It was light, airy and much more spacious. It had just a beautiful fairytale feel to it,” she says. “It was simply a dream to have our wedding there.”

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Chatham played an important part in the relationship of Kyle Voniderstein and Casey Haight, and the pair knew from the start they wanted it to be the backdrop for their special day; some of their best memories came from the summer they lived at Casey’s family’s house in Chatham, which was just down the street from Chatham Bars Inn. “We spent many afternoons at CBI soaking in the scenery and sipping cocktails,” says Casey. “We have lots of happy memories there.” It was the perfect venue to celebrate their wedding and embodied the theme of the day: “the best things in life are meant to be shared.” Guests sat at long tables and were served dinner family-style to encourage closeness and conversation. more>

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R REAL WEDDING | CAPE COD W “It was a really modern palette with the grey and yellow,” says Clarissa Davis, director of catering at Chatham Bars Inn. “It was a tented wedding and it was striking and unique. The flowers were done so tastefully and paired with grey linens; I hadn’t seen that before.” The couple didn’t want to have too “beachy” of a wedding regardless of their surroundings. “The overall feel that we were going for was classic, crisp and modern with organic details,” adds Casey. “We definitely shied away from many ‘traditional’ wedding elements and really tried to make it our own and reflect our personal style.” Casey and Kyle had their parents pick the songs for their father/daughter and mother/ son dances so it would be a surprise to the new couple. They also asked one of their close friends who they met during the summer they lived in Chatham to be ordained for the day to marry them. Guests were sent away with a special gift that kept them thinking about the joyful celebration long after the reception: Limoncello that was made and bottled by Kyle and Casey themselves.

“We spent many afternoons at CBI soaking in the scenery and sipping cocktails. We have lots of happy memories there,” says Casey.

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Picture-perfect couple Tizzy Cornish and Cory Chamberlain wed on a bright July day at Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI. Accompanied by friends and family and four of the cutest flowers girls ever, the pair stood in the main garden overlooking the Sakonnet River and exchanged vows. The couple, who hails from California, added a lot of West Coast touches to their day, including bright pink pops of color, flowers reminiscent of fat bunches that one would pick up at a farm stand, and an orchard feel trumped up with mansion elegance. Some guests sat inside the formal mansion for dinner, while others were treated to a long Tuscan table overlooking the water. As the sun retreated and evening set in, candles and lanterns were lit, lending

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“They were very much looking forward to the marriage and celebration that followed,” says Katie of the couple.

to the easy, romantic feel of the summer soiree. “Some of our clients like to just do one long table outside, for say just the wedding party, and seat the other guests in the adjoining dining areas. This gives the event more of a European feel which works well with our style of venue, the French Chateau,” says Katie Wilkinson, event manager at Glen Manor.

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Katie recalls the event, which included 170 guests, fondly: “They were very much looking forward to the marriage and celebration that followed. They hired wonderful vendors that made the evening run without a hitch. What stood out most in my mind was how the couple relaxed, and just had an amazing time.”

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Lauren Andrews to Angelo Viera 8.5.11

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It was not difficult for Angelo Viera and Lauren Andrews to know what element was most important to them on their wedding day: romance. “When we started planning our wedding I wanted everything to be very romantic from the color scheme, feel in the room, and the music,” says Lauren. “I wanted our special day to be like a fairy tale that was more about us than just being a wedding and celebration.” The couple met while working together at the Delano Hotel in Miami. “After we met we were inseparable and Angelo was such a romantic,” says Lauren. “Our first trip together he took me to Chamonix in France and we stayed in a small cottage

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and went skiing in the Alps.� The couple knew their wedding had to fit the tone of their dreamy courtship and engagement. After getting engaged on a boat while sailing in the bay outside of Miami, Lauren knew she wanted to come home to Rhode Island to get married. The Cranston native had long known she wanted to have her wedding in Newport because of the water views and beautiful mansions.

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R REAL WEDDING | NEWPORT W “When I saw OceanCliff I knew right away I wanted to get married there,” says Lauren. “I loved the shape of the room, the view of the bridge, the water, and the outside was just gorgeous.” Lauren knew right away that she wanted flowers and plenty of them in soft white, ivory and light purple with branches and roses mixed in. “I wanted large vases and small vases with beautiful soft colored flowers and crystals dripping out of the vases with candles all over the tables,” says Lauren.

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“I loved the Italian culture they brought in and you could really feel the family love,” says Sara Zarrella, the couple’s photographer. “Her [the bride] and her father had a special connection and I remember them dancing a lot and him tearing up with happiness.” For everyone, Lauren and Angelo’s union was a happy one. “I remember walking down the aisle and Angelo and I not taking our eyes off each other,” says Lauren. “I couldn’t wait to get to the top of the aisle and become his wife.”

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Jennifer Sage to Robert Borden

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It seems apropos that Rob proposed to Jenny on 1/1/2011. “I knew he was the ONE. Rob is the most genuine and nicest person I know. He is incredible!” says Jenny of her groom. The couple has enjoyed their union since their first date at the Beehive in Boston back in 2007, and all throughout grad school. “We just love spending time together doing things like cooking and hiking. We’re also fully content just being together,” she says.

Jenny and Rob spent the year prior to their wedding in Germany buttoning up wedding plans before their departure and fine-tuning details remotely. The ceremony took place on July 7, 2012 at the lovely Regatta Place on historic Goat Island in Newport. The venue’s steeply-pitched tent offers a bit of Newport’s Old World glamour while its dockside location, looking back across the harbor at downtown Newport, is all about the water. One of Jenny’s favorite memories is when Rob texted “I am so excited. I can’t wait to marry you,” just before the wedding.

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“We just love spending time together doing things like cooking and hiking. We’re also fully content just being together,” says Jennifer.

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The couple wrote their vows in letter format and privately read them to each other prior to the ceremony. Next, they rolled them up and placed them in a bottle, corked it and tossed it into the ocean. Adding to the loveliness of the wedding was a cake specially designed by Scrumptions. “Jen worked with one of our designers, Jennifer Miller, and selected a gorgeous three-tier white cake with strawberries and a champagne filling,” says Anna Carreiro, executive pastry chef and president of Scrumptions. “Jennifer recalls that the cake was the quintessential wedding dessert, simple, elegant and delicious.” The perfect ONE.

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Kaitlin Gaglione to Anthony Valleta

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On her wedding day, Kaitlin Gaglione felt like she was in a real life fairy tale, marrying the man of her dreams. The most memorable moment of the day for her husband Anthony Valletta was standing up front during the ceremony and seeing Kaitlin and her parents at the other end of the aisle with all of their family and friends there to witness their special day.

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With 260 guests, Kaitlin and Anthony needed a big venue. They chose Willowbend for their wedding ceremony and reception because they loved the stunning view of the golf course as well as the openness of the reception hall. “Kaitlin and Anthony had a beautiful tented cocktail reception and ceremony on the golf course,” says Private Events Director Terry Morris. “It was an amazing wedding. The guests were treated to

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“For the theme we wanted to keep it Cape Cod and beachy, but at the same time make sure there was a modern feel to it,” says Kaitlin.

f everyone on their feet was a high priority. Kaitlin chose black for her bridesmaids’ dresses because it’s the perfect backdrop for any other color. They factored in her favorite color of turquoise in many of the details and chose hot pink flowers for the pop feel she was looking for. “For the theme we wanted to keep it Cape Cod and beachy, but at the same time make sure there was a modern feel to it,” says Kaitlin.

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Lauren Malone to Ryan Huard 6.23.12

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Ryan Huard proposed to Lauren Malone at what she assumed was a regular Malone family dinner at Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham. When Lauren asked if she could eat his last oyster, he dropped to one knee and held out the oyster shell with a ring floating in it and asked her to be his wife. With such a special memory attached to Eastward Ho!, they both knew it would be the perfect venue for their wedding as well.

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“Eastward Ho! Country Club is the quintessential Cape Cod country club, overlooking Pleasant Bay, with sparkling water and verdant rolling fairways,” says Lauren.

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Photos by BryceVickmark.com See resources for additional information “Eastward Ho! Country Club is the quintessential Cape Cod country club, overlooking Pleasant Bay, with sparkling water and verdant rolling fairways,” says Lauren. “Ryan and I both agree that if we had to pick the most meaningful moment of the day, it was the time that he swept me away in the golf cart and drove up the fairway to the crest of the golf course overlooking Pleasant Bay. It was the only few moments of the day when we were alone together. The water was crystal blue, the swift breeze relaxed us. It was heaven. Standing up on the hill together hand-in-hand, it made any pre-party jitters disappear.” more>

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Music, an important wedding element for the couple, kept the night alive. The Winker Band played Frank Sinatra-era music during the cocktail hour and dinner. Afterwards, the band Flipside rocked the dance floor, and for the after-hours, a DJ played pop hits.

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Photographer Bryce Vickmark also works as a photojournalist, so he brings that sensibility to his wedding clients, capturing all the unscripted moments of the day as well as the classic photos so they can relive the day. “Lauren and Ryan’s wedding was great because of the couple themselves,” he says. “They were so happy to be marrying each other and were not shy in showing it. They had smiles on their faces the entire day.”

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Massachusetts native and avid Red Sox fan, Jennifer, met Joe, a New Yorker and naturally a Yankees man, during their first semester at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. The college sweethearts planned a budget-conscious Newport wedding for 175 guests, beginning with a Catholic ceremony at St. Lucy’s followed by a reception brimming with personal style at the Hyatt Regency Newport. “The Hyatt was a perfect choice,” explains Jennifer, “as it’s surrounded by Narragansett Bay and gave wonderful resort accommodations to many out-of-town guests attending our three-day destination wedding.”

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Jennifer Bodge to Joseph Ferrara 6.16.12 Special, personal touches surfaced in several aspects of the June wedding celebration, such as the flowers made from pieces of their grandmothers’ and mothers’ veils that were incorporated into Jennifer’s bouquet; a mix of roses, hydrangeas, gardenias and peonies favored by the couples’ grandmothers. Other individual touches broadcast meaningful details about the newlyweds: the skiing bride and groom cake topper reflected the couples favorite pastime – “Joe proposed to me at the Mt. Washington Resort in North Conway during a sleigh ride,” says Jennifer–and at every reception table a double-sided sign identified the table number on one side with facts about the couple on the other. more>

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R REAL WEDDING | NEWPORT W Jennifer’s mother, Lori, took special delight in the details. From her bedroom-converted-to-craft-room, she created the menus, programs and boxed invitations that when opened, played ‘Here Comes the Bride.’ Day-of wedding coordinator, Colleen Kimmel of Classic Weddings, recalls: “I would describe the overall look and feel of their wedding as Classic Newport, a nautical, ocean-side wedding with just the right amount of local flair and their own fun, personal style.”

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Melissa Eliseo to Dan Giampietro

8.11.12

D BY LAURA POPE

During their vows in the charming Hornblower Garden at Plimoth Plantation, bride Melissa couldn’t shake the idea that it could pour rain at any moment. Moments later, when the officiant spoke fondly of her recently deceased father, Ralph, the bride, her groom Dan, and their guests, immediately noticed a patch of blue peeking through the clouds, which gave way to sunny skies. That magical moment instantly underscored the significance of all the many tokens of remembrance planned in honor of Melissa’s father throughout the couple’s wedding day. “We collected vintage Coke caps and affixed each one as a wearable pin to card stock we printed, because my Dad liked Coke,” shares Melissa.

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Another quite memorable token walked down the aisle on a leash: Henry, the Jack Russell mix dog sporting a vest with blue bow tie and Coke pin, belonging to her parents. Describing the Hornblower garden as “a natural stage for romance with its reflecting pool and fountain, stone walls, wooded pathways, arbors, perennial plantings and other extraordinary features,” Rob Kluin, director of marketing and communications at Plimoth Plantation, adds “it’s one of southern New England’s hidden treasures, a timeless and enchanting setting for wedding ceremonies.”

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Cait Miller to Justin Murphy

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An adolescent first kiss led to the ceremonial first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Murphy on September 29, 2012. Cait Miller and Justin Murphy both grew up in Centerville, MA, were friends since age 12 and dated on and off before getting serious senior year in college. Currently residing in Worcester, the couple returned to Cape Cod to exchange vows. Cait, the anti-Bridezilla, was low-key and unfussy throughout the pre-wedding prep. “Planning the wedding was a pretty simple process,” says Cait. “My dad called me and said, ‘You know that place we keep the boat? They have a date available in September.’ It was as simple as that. I was thrilled to get married at a marina!”

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That perfect venue was Nauticus Marina in Osterville. After her bridesmaids chose red, Cait chose coordinating red Converse sneakers to wear with her bridal gown. “My shoes had to be flat because I didn’t want to be taller than my husband,” she says. “I have this beat-up pair of grey Converse and people associate them with me.” Cait gives huge credit to all the vendors who made the day “the best party of my life,” including Mary Lyons and Olive Chase from Casual Gourmet, photographer Lara Kimmerer and David Johnson and Michael Wyman of East Sandwich Flower and Gifts.

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After an indulgent tasting at Cupcake Charlie’s, Cait and Justin settled on five cake flavors. “We love working with wedding couples,” says Johanna DeNapoli, marketing director of Cupcake Charlie’s. “Cupcakes are a fun alternative to the traditional cake and give couples the chance to appease everyone’s taste buds with a variety of flavors.” Two more people played pivotal roles in making the day perfect. “I don’t know if I can fully explain the awesomeness that is my parents,” says Cait. chattybrides.com

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We’re crushing on… ADIRONDACK PHOTO OPS THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE a classic Adirondack

Clockwise from above: A big smooch in an Adirondack built for two. This couple looks so regal they could almost pass for royalty! The perfect beach shot.

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CHECKING IN | OCEANCLIFF

Q&A Kate DeCosta Corporate Director of Sales The Newport Experience

SUMMER ISN’T THE ONLY SEASON for love. Winter weddings can bring cozy photo ops, more time to really gather with friends and family

hiking, helicopter tours and vineyard tours to name a few. Our guests often rent bicycles for the weekend because the mansion is located right on Ocean Drive which is a fantastic place to bike. SNEW: How many people can you accommodate overnight on the property? KD: OceanCliff has 25 sleeping rooms which accommodate two people each. Our neighbors—OceanCliff I and II—are timeshare units and they are very accommodating to our clients. They have 45 units.

and great fashion accessories to go with your beloved dress. Kate DeCosta, corporate director

SNEW: Are there any other events that you would

of sales for The Newport Experience, which

recommend a couple host for their guests besides the

runs OceanCliff, one of Newport’s most revered wedding venues, took a minute to answer some of our questions about planning a wedding in

rehearsal dinner, main wedding and morning-after brunch? KD: We have seen poker tournaments, backgammon and bridge, croquet and bocce. Wine tastings are quite popular.

the city’s off-season. She offers up some tips on

Some clients arrange for spa services such as manicures,

what you can expect from a weekend of wedded

pedicures and massages to be offered right in the hotel for

bliss snuggled up by the fire.

their guests. Watching movies and football games in the bar area is also very popular.

SNEW: How far in advance should a couple book OceanCliff if they would like to reserve the entire

SNEW: Describe the overall aesthetic at OceanCliff.

facility for a wedding weekend during the winter

KD: OceanCliff is classic Newport elegance. A 19th-

months?

century mansion located on ten acres of rolling lawns on

KD: Generally dates book up at around 12-18 months

Narragansett Bay featuring all of the modern conveniences

in advance. Full estate rentals at OceanCliff are

and breathtaking views.

offered in the winter so there is a bit more availability than one would find in August or September.

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PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Maine Lobster Club With Confit Baby Tomatoes, Pancetta and Micro Arugula Line-Caught Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare With Sriracha Aioli, Baby Cilantro and Pickled Baby Ginger in Asian spoons Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio With Preserved Lemon-Caper Relish and Shaved Parmigianino Reggiano Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras on Brioche With Sweet Berry Farm’s Blackberries and Pomegranate Syrup Canapé of Tomato Confit With Basil Puree and Mozzarella HORS D’OEUVRES STATION The Tuscan Table Bruschetta; garlic-rubbed grilled baguettes with a delicious assortment of garnishes to include: julienned Prosciutto, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh mozzarella with garlic and hot red pepper flakes, classic pesto, roasted garlic and sweet and sour onions, all drizzled with extra virgin olive oil or aged balsamic vinegar. Artichoke-parmesan aioli and caponata, aged sopressata, prosciutto and Genoa salami and a lavish display of artisan breads finish the display. SIGNATURE COCKTAIL Sparkling Saint Germaine Elder Flower Cordial With Sparkling Water, Fresh Mint Sprigs, Edible Flowers and a Twist of Lemon served straight up! FIRST COURSE: DUET STARTER Ceviche Style Point Judith Scallops and Octopus Marinated in Squeezed Lime and Lemon Juice and Roasted Narragansett Vegetables finished with Fresh-Cracked Himalayan Pink Sea Salt Demitasse of Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup With Wasabi Drizzle SECOND COURSE: ENTRÉE Grilled Milk Fed Provimi Veal Chop and a Pan Seared Maine Lobster Tail Stuffed with Smoked Mozzarella, Parma Prosciutto and Basil over White Truffle Risotto, Barolo Pan Jus and Roasted Asparagus DESSERT COURSE: TRIO Grand Marnier Chocolate Truffles Petit Praline Cheesecake Lavender Crème Brulee MEGHAN SEPE PHOTOGRAPHY

LATE NIGHT SNACK: GRILLED CHEESE DISPLAY To Include the Following Selections: American Cheese and Heirloom Tomato Bosc Pear with Brie and Arugula Serrano Ham Gruyère EDIBLE FAVORS Red Velvet Cake Pops

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FARM FRESH ECLECTIC CHEESE DISPLAY Our Popular Five-Cheese Selection: Krystal Pure Cave-Aged Cheddar, Roquefort-Crusted Goat Cheese, Gruyere Cheese, Danish Bleu Cheese and Coulommieres Seasonal Fruits, a variety of Fresh Berries, Fresh Figs, Dried Apricots, Craisins, Assorted Nuts and an array of Gourmet Olives served with Artisan Breads and a medley of Gourmet Crackers RAW BAR Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Little Necks on the Half Shell, Oysters on the Half Shell Beautifully displayed on Ice accompanied by Three Dipping Sauces PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Choice of Four Traditional Selections: Teriyaki Grilled Pork with Pineapple Salsa, Cajun Chicken Skewers with a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Miniature Crab Cakes with Citrus Tartar Sauce, Sea Scallops wrapped in Bacon SIGNATURE COCKTAIL Summer Spicy Peach Sangria PLATED SALAD Trio Salad Plate Fresh Mozzarella with Native Tomatoes and Fresh Basil Crisp Romaine with Croutons, Shaved Romano Cheese and Home-style Caesar Dressing Sweet Melon wrapped in Parma Prosciutto PLATED PASTA COURSE Gnocchi Sorrentina baked with Eggplant, Tomato Sauce and Cheese PLATED ENTRÉE SELECTION Black Angus Beef Tenderloin Served on a Fresh Herb Crostini accompanied with Wild Mushroom Demi-Sauce Grilled Native Swordfish Accompanied with a Fresh Mango Salsa VEGETARIAN SELECTION Vegetables Napoletana Grilled Eggplant Stacks with Native Tomato, Feta Cheese and Fresh Mozzarella topped with an Olive Pesto Tapenade CORDIAL BAR Amaretto di Saronno, Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish Cream

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DESSERT STATION A Mouthwatering Medley of Traditional and Favorite Italian Desserts: Gelato French Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut, Pistachio and Strawberry Garnished with a Selection of Toppings including Classic Candy Pieces, Walnuts, Fresh Whipped Cream, Fresh Fruit Toppings, Hot Fudge Caramel Sauce and Maraschino Cherries Miniature Italian Pastries Including Petite Chocolate Cups filled with Mouse, Miniature Eclairs, Cream Puffs, Canoli, Miniature Cheesecakes and Miniature Molten Cakes LATE-NIGHT SNACK Sliders Miniature Burger Sliders served on a Mini Brioche Roll topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese, Leaf Lettuce and Native Tomato EDIBLE FAVORS Homemade Honey Wine Bottled with Customized Monogrammed Labels Paired with Gourmet Cheese Curds chattybrides.com

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We’re crushing on… CUSTOM COCKTAILS THE “SIGNATURE COCKTAIL” continues to be a prevalent theme. They’re popping up as a way to complement a wedding’s color scheme or theme (a little blue curacao added for a seaside flare; a Dark & Stormy for sailing types or add a vintage feel with Ball jars). Having them passed by servers as all your guests arrive en masse alleviates the initial crush at the bar. And they’ll be sure to get friends and loved ones feeling festive in record time.

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inscribed on our rings. We’re getting married in the hotel lobby if we have to.” The couple exchanged vows before family and close friends in a “tiny restaurant” while making tentative plans to reschedule the original reception. Later, living in Boston, they chose the Boston Public Library as “the perfect place to celebrate our one-year anniversary and wipe away the bad memories.” August 17, 2012 yielded enough wonderful memories to obliterate any remnants of Hurricane Irene as the couple restated their vows on the Juliet balcony overlooking the Courtyard with all their friends and family in attendance. Erika characterized the occasion as “elegant and romantic”. more

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“Working with The Catered Affair was the most enjoyable experience,” says Erika. “They really allowed us to customize it. [Event Producer] James Hansen was so positive. He encouraged me to do whatever I wanted.” “When I first met with Erika, she had an almost apologetic tone,” says James. “I told her, ‘you’re the bride—no more apologies.’ The tone was playful in kind of a regal way. We were able to use serious pieces—gold linens and flatware—in a carefree way.”

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Forgoing a set “theme” in favor of one reflective of the couple themselves, Malissa and Maarten focused on their backgrounds, families and interests, complemented by a wedding palette of yellow, orange and silver, to set the stage for an intimate at-home event. Maarten’s family hosted the wedding in nearby Barrington, RI; a tented reception with gorgeous views of Upper Narragansett Bay.

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“Keeping the theme of ‘us,’ we picked table themes based on our passions: reading, writing, films, and music,” says Malissa. “We didn’t assign seating. Instead, we designed table designations with our favorite quotes and picked up vintage pieces for decor. We used actual typewriters used in typing classes from the ‘50s with some of my original stories rolled in, records from our favorite musicians, retro cookbooks and hardcovers from our favorite authors, and vintage film cameras and projectors.”

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“It took us over three months and 10,000 mobile-to-mobile minutes before we realized that we weren’t friends; we were completely in love,” says Malissa of her cross-country relationship to Maarten. After relocating from sunny LA to Providence to be with her future husband, the pair became inseparable and soon found themselves planning for the next big moment of their lives: their wedding.

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The wedding menu also celebrated the pair’s heritage—the bride is Southern African American and the groom, Dutch. “The menu was comfort Southern cuisine with fried chicken, shrimp and grits, jambalaya, short ribs, black bean salad, tomato, avocado and red onion salad, homemade cornbread and biscuits, mac n’ cheese spoons, mini pulled pork sliders and more!” says Janet Devine of Simply Devine Catering.

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WINEMAKER Joseph Carr, whose wines bear

SNEW: How were you able to grow the business so quickly?

his name, took a leap of faith in 2003 when

JC: Our plan was to get our wines in restaurants all over

he left a long career as the president of a

the country and with this came a great deal of recognition

globally-renowned Australian wine producer to start his own company. Joseph started his

and later retail distribution. We also, as a family, spent a lot of time meeting people, conducting winemaker dinners and attending consumer trade shows. I also think that

own label with decades of know-how and a

Americans really appreciate the family-owned model and

solid business plan. Shortly after releasing his

one with a great deal of authenticity.

first wines in 2006, Joseph Carr Wines began garnering praise from such heavy-hitters as the New York Times and critic Anthony Dias Blue. We asked Joseph, a Cape Cod resident,

SNEW: Keeping in mind a varied menu and guest list, what varietals would you suggest as crowd-pleasers for a wedding reception? JC: Cabernet Sauvignon is king without a doubt, but Napa

to weigh in on his career and wine selections

Valley Merlot can rival that and is many times more

for wedding receptions.

approachable. For whites, we do very well with Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, that is crisp and has a creaminess in

SNEW: Why leave such an established career to do

texture and taste.

your own thing? JC: I guess the catch phrase is “to follow the American

SNEW: What would you suggest for a budget-friendly and

Dream.” I had been in the wine business in one

drinkable sparkling wine; something that guests will want

capacity or the other since I was 19, and thought that

to keep consuming beyond the standard toast?

this was the next logical step.

JC: I really like Spanish Cavas as well as some Proseccos. However, some great California sparkling wines from

SNEW: Tell us about the wines you produce; what

Sonoma can now be found for under $20.00.

varietals do you offer, where do you get your grapes and what’s the price range?

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JC: We are a small family-owned winery, a négociant,

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who contracts grapes from very prestigious growers in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, and make Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. Our portfolio ranges from $50.00 a bottle for very limited production Cabernets to $20.00 a bottle for our broad market reds and whites under the Joseph Carr brand. We also produce a second label called Josh Cellars (dedicated to my father) which includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot, that sells for $14.99.

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Clockwise from left: Pretty posies atop perfect cupcakes from Nancy’s Bakery. Cupcake Charlie’s take on the oldschool and neverout-of-style favorite. Customcreated cookies from Konditor Meister. A bucket of fun.

We’re crushing on… END OF EVENING SWEETS ONE SUREFIRE WAY to keep the party raging (um…sugar-buzz anyone?) well after dinner is serving an array of sweets. But wait, there’s more. With so many talented bakers and candy purveyors in the region, they’re another way to strengthen your overall design. A fun alternative to a dessert display is to have custom-created sweets prettily packaged to send your guests home with a decadent favor!

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We’re crushing on… INDULGING OUR SWEET TOOTH LOOKING TO MAKE A SWEET IMPRESSION on guests with a stylish custom-created dessert display? Look no further than Kerri Fusco and the crew at Sweet Indulgence. They’ll take your décor to a whole new level with a selection of baked goodies and candies. Sweet Indulgence can even help you come up with some sweet favors!

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ot that long ago, a wedding disc jockey’s desirability was based largely on the size and scope of his or her personal archive of music. With the advent of downloading and other digital technology, DJs, these days, are judged by much more than their ability to play music. Increasingly, they are assessed by their ability to emcee and host in a seamless fashion the signature event that is your wedding. “When you hire your wedding DJ, you’re hiring a total package that involves much more than playing music,” says Rick Lataille of Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment. “True, the DJ’s selection and timing of music will set the tone for every part of the day, from the cocktail hour through dinner, but as emcee they must do the same. Introducing the wedding party is the most crucial part of a DJ’s job; they must create excitement, and pronounce names correctly which takes advance planning.” Bob Carpenter of Main Event Weddings concurs. “The role of the DJ-emcee first and foremost is to make everyone feel warm and welcome. It’s all in presentation and delivery, from the moment the guests walk in the room and are greeted with a confident and inviting voice.” When shopping for a wedding DJ, couples must think about the desired moods they want to underscore as the reception progresses and how their DJ will meet that challenge. “The DJ’s role is to create the desired vibe for the evening and each segment has its own unique feeling,” says Carpenter. “Typically, this is planned ahead of time and is different from couple to couple. From the moment introductions begin, the tone can be set from a fun dance party style introduction to the more traditional approach.” more>

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MUSIC | DISC JOCKEYS “WHEN YOU HIRE YOUR WEDDING DJ, YOU’RE HIRING A TOTAL PACKAGE THAT INVOLVES PLAYING MUSIC.” —RICK LATAILLE

Some wedding DJs, such as Luke Renchan of Luke Renchan Entertainment, regard the emcee aspects of their profession as great opportunities to add imaginative, emotional and festive components to an already exciting day.

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“The reception is an area where we work with the couple to create that special entrance,” asserts Renchan. “Some want an energy-filled intro, such as factoids being told about everyone in the bridal party as they enter, which adds a whole other element. Others prefer that we announce each bridal party person with a little superlative, such as “Most Likely to Sing the Loudest” or “Probably the Best Dancer Tonight.”

IN ALL TYPES OF MUSIC TO MATCH WITH DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF THE DAY.” —R. JASON CITRONE

The personality of the wedding DJ is often a good indicator of whether he or she is a good match for the couple’s emcee needs during the reception, professes Victor Rodrigues of Victor Events. “There are typically only two professionals hired by the couple whose heart, soul, mind and personality are responsible for the lasting memories of the wedding – the officiant and the DJ, who reads the vibe of the gathering and sets the atmosphere for several hours,” he declares, adding, “Finding a DJ with a personality and style that best matches the celebration is key as you entrust the success of a four-, five- or six-hour reception to this person.” R. Jason Citrone of Music Mixers Professional DJ Entertainment emphasizes a few basics when it comes to ensuring a DJ is a qualified emcee. “DJs preside over a big chunk of the day and are often asked to fit in all types of music to match with different segments of the day, to program the flow of music and play the right song at the right time, which is certainly part of their skill set. Make sure that when you interview them, they have good enunciation, a good voice, that they are confident and have personality to really deliver on both the music and emcee duties, including introductions and announcements, while keeping the bride and groom center stage.”

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“THE ROLE OF THE DJ-EMCEE FIRST AND FOREMOST IS TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL WARM AND WELCOME.” —BOB CARPENTER Many of the key hours of your wedding celebration are devoted to entertaining and celebrating with your guests so it goes without question that finding the right DJ-emcee to host your festivities is as crucial as finding the perfect dress or choosing the best site to marry.

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hile hiring musicians to entertain during the many settings and moods of the wedding day may seem to be a daunting or pricey endeavor, providing guests with live music can impart a decidedly meaningful and lasting flourish to the celebration. Considerations when hiring musicians include the varied settings where live music is performed, the size and acoustics of these settings and the musical versatility of the musicians. Matching a great group of musicians to personal taste and the desired tone of the wedding are equally important factors.

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Even though the size of the reception area may dictate how many musicians may be hired, couples are not necessarily limited in how they may configure the size of their group to fit a particular setting.

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ECONOMICAL AND VERSATILE, WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH “The aim is to hire quality, versatile, professional musicians who can play the space and understand their role,” says Pat Ryan, a Cape Cod-based musician who operates Full Spectrum Music, a custom ensemble enterprise. “A band needs to realize they are entertaining at a wedding, not a club or bar, and need to adjust the volume and their equipment accordingly and, of course, have that accomplished range of styles.” Among the ensembles custom-assembled by Full Spectrum Music, a few illustrate the range of live music options: a custom, seven-piece band for a tented reception in Chatham that starts with jazz standards and smoothly switches to contemporary dance, rock, Motown and funk as the celebration progresses, or the smaller wedding featuring a Nat King Cole-style trio of guitar, keyboards and upright bass perfect for playing a smaller room during all the segments of the day.

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“Deciding factors on choosing musical configurations include room size and budget,” says Daniel Calvo, musician/proprietor of Boston-based live music agency, Night Rhythm, who performs in the three bands he books — the Washington Calvo Duo featuring his wife, Lisa, on harp, and him on flute and two dance bands called Night Rhythm, distinguished by the number of singers hired.

“The two dance bands we book are especially popular with couples who have a stage for four- or five-pieces who can stretch it to six or more musicians,” he explains, adding the two groups are lauded for their excellence in performing a song book tapping current and Top 40 music to Motown, swing and music from the ‘70s and ‘80s. “One band is a six-to eight-piece group featuring two singers, Monica and Brian, and the other is a seven-to eightpiece ensemble featuring three singers—Rebecca, Meyer and Jerome.” Calvo plays saxophone in both dance bands, which feature multi-instrumentalists and versatile singers with distinguished credentials. Having a versatile band configuration and being adaptable to various room settings are imperatives for successful musicians and groups performing at weddings. “For example, we play many venues, from the Boston Public Library to a room in a historic house to Castle Hill,” says Calvo.

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A musical group’s ability to size up or down depending on the setting, from church and cocktail hour to dinner and reception, as well as change songbooks and tempos to match those settings, make live music a stylish, clever option in Bruce Hopkins’ estimation. “Live music, price wise, is very competitive with deejays and also offers amazing flexibility with respect to budgets, ensemble configurations and providing top entertainment for many segments of the wedding day,” says Hopkins, owner of Rhode Island-based Music Performance Service, specializing in classical and jazz musicians.

LEFT: Meyer Statham, vocalist and trombonist of Night Rhythm.

“For instance, the piano player from the four-piece jazz ensemble hired for the reception may come forward as a soloist to perform during the dinner hour,” he says. “Or the solo violinist or vocalist who performed with the church organist during the ceremony, when joined with other musicians, continues to entertain with more up-tempo, contemporary background music, from lighter classical music to Scott Joplin rags, from Gershwin to popular music during cocktails and dinner.” With a bit of imagination and the assistance of a respected wedding music agency, couples may indeed opt for the interactive energy of live music without breaking the bank.

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Q&A Mike Amado, President Entertainment Specialists

SINCE 1987, Entertainment Specialists has been

SNEW: What are three important things you can offer your wedding clients? MA: For DJ’s, we actually spin records on turntables...you have the presence of a real DJ actually mixing. When we spin at a wedding, our songs blend seamlessly so the end result is that the dance floor stays busy. In regards to bands, we always encourage our clients to see our bands. As far as lighting; when you hire a professional sound and lighting

known for entertaining an affluent client base and

company like us, who have been doing sound and lighting

now has offices in Boston, Newport, Manhattan and

for our bands for over 30 years, you get a lighting tech that

Miami, making it the largest entertainment company

actually knows how to fuse the lighting properly to give

on the East Coast. And, a one-stop shop for luxury

the stunning affects that make the photographer’s images

brides. President and resident DJ

Mike Amado, who

just “pop”. Never cut corners when it comes to lighting and

has worked with music moguls like Russell Simmons,

entertainment. Your guests always will remember how

Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff, first

beautiful the room looked and oh, how they danced all night!

gained popularity as a college “On Air” DJ in the early ‘80s. From garnering praise in the hip hop culture, to

SNEW: What is your favorite thing about being a part of the

swing and now, weddings, Mike is no doubt a busy

music and entertainment business?

man, but he took a moment to talk about music, his

MA: My favorite part as a business owner is that we

biggest passion.

represent some of the country’s best bands. The World Premier Band has performed all over the world. Another

SNEW: How has Entertainment Specialists expanded

group, called Sweet Tooth and The Sugar Babies, is a group

over the years?

we represent exclusively that is a young band out of Berklee

MA: While still in college, I was DJ’ing big events and

College; fun, energetic and youthful make this band so

representing some really great live bands. At that

in demand by so many brides. They became so busy they

point I changed my major to Business Management

formed a second band called Good Will and Them Apples.

from an Electronics/Engineering major. Once I did that

As a DJ, what I love is meeting brides and grooms for the

everything started to click. I got to perform at events

very first time. Working together with them to build play

with Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, and so many

lists and “do not” play lists. All this planning leads up to an

other legendary hip hop artists. But, as I got older, I

impeccable, flawless celebration! When I see the bride and

realized that hip hop was not the genre that was best

groom on the wedding day and see the smiles on their faces

for me. At that point I changed my business model to

when they walk in the room and experience the amazing

be geared more towards corporate events. Shortly after

lighting and energy of the band or DJ; wow! That’s what it’s

that I became the musical director of The Bay Tower

all about! That’s an amazing feeling.

Restaurant in Boston (now The State Room). Upstairs on the mezzanine level, there were swing bands

SNEW: As a music man, we have to know your favorite

performing. So my job was to fill each night with the

dance song...

city’s best swing bands. So essentially, I went from

MA: That’s the million dollar question...I’ve been traveling

being a hip hop promoter to a swing promoter.

this year to London, Rome, Venice, Bermuda, and most recently I just returned from Paris. I love Hotel Costes which

SNEW: What services are Entertainment Specialists

is a very trendy hotel in Paris where the lounge is where all

most known for?

the hip trendy people hang out and I must say that I love

MA: We have been chosen to do some very high-end

mixing that style of international lounge music. That being

celebrity weddings. We offer high-end wireless L.E.D.

said, for weddings, I like the music that my clients like

decor up-lighting as well as lighting and sound for

because, that’s what I’m spinning.

our live bands. We offer photo booths, represent the area’s top photographers and employ high-end video

Entertainment Specialists

cameramen who put together some really nice video

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their guest list: to kid or not to kid? Children at weddings can be a hot-button issue for families (will they behave? Would their parents be able to have more fun without the kids in tow?), but we’re thinking one look at these cherubic faces will tip the scales in their favor…heavily.


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PHOTOGRAPHY | FIRST LOOK

We’re crushing on… THE FIRST LOOK STILL A RELATIVELY NEW-ISH concept is the

Clockwise from left: Love the sense of anticipation on her face. Such a sense of mystery. Even childhood sweethearts (that’s our Managing Editor, Danielle!) are moved by the moment. A seaside first sight. He’s clearly blown away by her beauty.

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groom getting a sneak peek of his bride prior to her walk down the aisle. That whole ‘It’s bad luck to see the bride before the ceremony’ thing is slowly being taken over by the desire for a private moment between man- and wife-to-be with a photographer on hand to capture the joy. It’s loveat-first-sight all over again.

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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY | TIMELESS COVERAGE

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he photographer is booked, the floral motif has been decided upon and you’ve chosen the hors d’oeuvres for your guests. But what about capturing the brides walk down the aisle, the vows and best man and maid of honors’ speeches? Videographers Naomi Raiselle of Generations Cinemastories and Mike Picard of Mike Picard Videography are here to make sure every laugh, tear and moment of pure joy is caught on video forever. “We prefer to meet with our couples at least twice before the wedding,” says Raiselle. “The first meeting is prior to contract – we just meet to see if we are a good fit. The second meeting is usually a few weeks before the wedding, where we get to catch up, reintroduce ourselves, and get updated on the wedding plans.” After the couple has decided to work with Raiselle and her team, she will ask for regular updates from them or their planner to better understand the theme and layout of the wedding. “If the couple likes the idea, we’ll do a little, spontaneous love story film, which we can later edit to be shown at the rehearsal dinner or reception or included as part of the wedding film.” This recorded conversation gives the videographer an idea of what is most important to her clients, whether it is the décor, ceremony, toasts, or first dances. Raiselle and her team have a synchronized plan of action for the wedding, which includes someone being with the bride, groom and at the ceremony site. An increasingly popular service, the videographer also offers live LEFT: Mike Picard of Mike Picard Videography captures a bride taking it all in. RIGHT: Naomi Raiselle and Jack Brotman of Generations Cinemastories grabs a sit-down with a newly married couple.


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streaming of weddings so that relatives across the world who can’t be physically present feel like they are part of the wedding day. Mike Picard of Mike Picard Videography also cultivates a close relationship with clients before the wedding day. Picard sets up a time to meet with the couple for an initial consult. “If they do book us every one of our couples will get a phone call one month prior to their wedding to set up a time to come in for a details appointment,” says Picard. “At this time we will go over the entire timeline of their day with them. We will sit and go over the couple’s timeline from the moment they wake up on their wedding day until the end of the reception. This will give us an overview of their entire day so we can better judge our hours of coverage needed.” chattybrides.com

Picard works to capture moments of the wedding day that are most important to the couple and their family in addition to the ceremony and reception. That may be the jokes between the groom and his attendants, the matron of honor’s toast, or the cake cutting. “Most of our couples soon learn after viewing our work how important it is to get good prep coverage,” says Picard. “This is even more important if there are gifts to be exchanged or personal cards to be read.” Couples receive a one song long overview of the entire day as well as a documentary edit of their wedding. The final product may be most important to couples, but finding the right videographer who can put together a detailed plan of action before the event is paramount in getting the wedding coverage you desire.

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“WE WILL SIT AND GO OVER THE COUPLE’S TIMELINE FROM THE MOMENT THEY WAKE UP ON THEIR WEDDING DAY UNTIL THE END OF THE RECEPTION. THIS WILL GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF THEIR ENTIRE DAY SO WE CAN BETTER JUDGE OUR HOURS OF COVERAGE NEEDED.” —MIKE PICARD

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Their junior prom was just a rehearsal for the day when Aimee and Erik Uustal would formally unite as a couple. From an early friendship freshman year in high school, through nine years of dating, Aimee and Erik were building toward July 21, 2012. “I was just so happy, so relaxed and so thrilled,” says Aimee. “I’d been waiting for my wedding for so long.” And the wait was so worth it. Aimee and Erik exchanged vows in a pictureperfect non-denominational chapel surrounded by loved ones. They celebrated afterward beneath a tent on the lawn of Erik’s parents’ home overlooking the bay. “We were hoping for an outdoor romantic garden wedding and it worked out fabulously, just how I’d hoped,” says Aimee. A pink and grey color scheme wove through Erik and his groomsmen’s plaid ties to Aimee and the bridesmaids’ bouquets, to pink and grey lanterns lighting the tent. Aimee found her gown at Christina’s Bridal and complemented it with a flowing more>

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“I was just so happy, so relaxed and so thrilled. I’d been waiting for my wedding for so long,” says Aimee.

fourteen-foot veil. “I knew I wanted something classic and light and airy because of the setting,” she says. The food prepared by Plantation Catering of Newport was a sumptuous blend of summer favorites and truly complemented the theme. “Their wedding was zero stress,” says photographer Alexandra Cordts. “It was just carefree and full of family and good friends, a meaningful happy day with no pretension. And the setting was beautiful; it’s rare that we get to shoot in natural light like that all day.” “The highlight for me was when Erik and I locked eyes as I walked down the aisle with my Dad,” says Aimee. “I knew ‘this is perfect and he’s meant to be my husband forever.’”

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He fell in love with her infectious smile when she giggled. She fell in love with his sense of humor and the slightly mischievous twinkle in his eye. James (Spike) Willcocks and Candace (Candy) Tischer met at a “Court” Tennis tournament in Tuxedo Park, New York in 2008. They shared a glass of champagne at the black-tie dinner and then hit the dance floor for the rest of the evening. That shared sense of fun was very much a part of their August wedding. “When we began planning we wrote the following: casual, beachy, vintage modern, coastal, travel, sporty, and I think we got pretty close to that,” says Spike.

After a surrey ride from the intimate Grace Memorial Chapel where the ceremony was held to the Menauhant Yacht Club where the tented reception took place, a family friend took Candy and Spike out on a boat ride in a ship called “Her Ladyship.” “It was amazing because it allowed us a moment to take a breath with just one another and to be on the water, which we love so much,” says Candy.

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“When we began planning we wrote the following: casual, beachy, vintage modern, coastal, travel, sporty, and I think we got pretty close to that,” says Spike.

One of the couple’s favorite parts of planning the wedding was all the little details that define their personality as a couple, like cocktail napkins with different phrases in British English and its American equivalent as a conversation starter for their Brit and American guests. Spike has his PhD in chemistry so they placed their escort cards in test tubes with scrolls for guests to leave them “messages in a bottle.” Favors included homemade “Dr. Spike’s Candy” and custom British Brighton Rock candy. “I loved all the elements that Spike and Candy added to personalize the wedding,” says florist Patrice Milley. “I could tell they put a lot of thought and sentiment into the day.”

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Nicole Smith to Ryan Loftus

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When Nicole Smith and Ryan Loftus joined a charity run around Central Park sponsored by their employer, JP Morgan, they didn’t know it would lead to their marriage. The couple had met, and worked, right across the street from one another for two years before going on that run. A group of friends gathered afterwards for cocktails, and Nicole and Ryan arranged a first date.

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Two years later, Ryan surprised Nicole with an orchestrated evening that replicated the events of that special week. They returned to her apartment to a table full of hors d’oeuvres, red roses, chocolate and a ring box, where he got down on one knee and proposed. That evening was followed with a party of family and friends that Ryan had quietly shuffled into town to aid in Nicole’s surprise. “It was so perfectly timed and set up, that it seemed like a coincidence,” she says. more>

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The couple wed in a September ceremony at St. Augustine Church in Newport; an ethereal jewel-toned reception at the Hotel Viking followed. Among colors of plum, amethyst, sapphire, gold and crystal, their first dance was to ‘My Best Friend’ by Tim McGraw. Disc jockey Victor Rodrigues of Victor Events recalls the moment: “It was almost as if you could hear a pin drop in the room. My entire event vibe is ‘nightclub meets tuxedo’ or another way to say it is ‘sophistication meets fun’. Nicole, Ryan, and their families matched this vibe perfectly.” The couple followed their wedding with nine days in a hut in the Maldives, and another four days in Paris before returning to their high-powered lives in the New York City finance world.

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Courtney Nowick and Mike Campbell met at their families’ summer homes in Wareham when they were still in elementary school. They began dating in eighth grade and attended UMass Amherst together. During the summers they taught sailing in Sippican Harbor for the Tabor Academy Summer Program, so when it came time to plan their wedding, Tabor Academy was the perfect venue.

“We always dreamed of a tented summer wedding by the harbor we loved to sail in and a big band with a night full of dancing,” says Courtney. “We envisioned almost a modern Great Gatsby atmosphere with a few other classic American details.”

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Despite the fact that their venue was on the water, they did not want to have a nautical or beach theme. They brought in the seashore feel with two small elements: using oars to sign in lieu of a guestbook and coral place card holders. “Courtney and Mike did a wonderful job incorporating personal elements from their lives into their wedding with things like Courtney’s father’s yellow antique car, samurai swords for all the groomsmen and their love of color,” says photographer Corinna Raznikov. “It’s not every wedding on the water that goes for a purple, yellow and Tiffany blue color palette and pulls it off in such a beautiful way.” chattybrides.com

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Ashley and Matt met the night before Thanksgiving four years ago. Both of them were spending time with friends at a local restaurant in their hometown of Dedham, MA, and ended up talking to each other. That night, Matt seized the opportunity to ask Ashley for a date and the two have been together ever since. “The theme and vibe I wanted for my wedding day was a classy and simple look as well as a romantic feel,” says Ashley. After shopping around, the couple chose The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston for both their wedding ceremony and reception. Ashley remembers, “I just liked everything about it. Walking in and seeing the cathedral ceilings…it wasn’t like all the other hotels. It had that old, historic Boston feeling to it. And the location was great.”

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“The theme and vibe I wanted for my wedding day was a classy and simple look as well as a romantic feel,” says Ashley.

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To photograph the event, they hired Daniel Doke, who Ashley credits as really understanding his craft. “He just knows where to go to make the photos amazing,” she says, citing the photos taken of the couple on the sidewalk glowing in the beaming sunlight as an example of his handiwork. She raves, “His photos are just phenomenal.” Having a rockin’ band topped the couple’s list of must-haves. After weeding through CDs from multiple bands, Ashley and Matt went to see Night Rhythm perform in person. “We instantly knew that they were the right band for us,” says Ashley. Bringing bounds of energy, the band didn’t disappoint on the big night. “It was amazing,” says Ashley, reflecting back on her and Matt’s wedding. “I was so happy and grateful of how everything turned out to be just so wonderful.”

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Over hot apple cider and coffee on a snowy Amherst, MA afternoon, Natasha and Tom became acquainted, and seven years later, Tom proposed to his future bride with an aquamarine ring while huddled close on the beach. These now-Georgianatives planned their wedding from afar, but made sure to incorporate some southern charm into their locally-fared Rhode Island nuptials.

“When I think of Natasha and Tom’s wedding, I think of love and family,” says photographer Mandy Mayberry Scaff.

The Meeting House in Tiverton provided the historic, rustic setting the pair desired with the ability to have the ceremony and reception in the same place. “Getting married outdoors was a ‘must’ for us but we liked the option of having [indoor space] available for dancing or eating,” says Natasha. “We liked the rural/rustic feel of the place and the ability to decorate however we wanted.” more>

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Most memorable and truly symbolic, the couple’s ceremony was one to be cherished. Along with their wedding invites, Natasha and Tom requested their guests fill out wish cards with notes to mail back. “As the invitations came in, we secretly slipped the wishes into a folder to save for our wedding,” says Natasha. “My niece carried a basket with the wishes down the aisle and brought them up to our officiant during the ceremony...some wishes were serious, some absolutely hilarious.” Vintage, garden-inspired and preppy, wedding details included small chalkboards and milk vases, hand-picked flower arrangements tied in brown raffia, jarred maple syrup favors and fresh herbs for the classic New England buffet. “When I think of Natasha and Tom’s wedding, I think of love and family,” says photographer Mandy Mayberry Scaff. “There was such a strong sense of family togetherness from both Natasha and Tom’s sides that it was overwhelming. The cake, the flowers, the favors, the officiant-it was all done by loved ones who put their heart and soul into their wedding day because they love Natasha and Tom so much.”

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We’re crushing on… WEDDING RING BLING THE SYMBOL OF YOUR everlasting love deserves a mo-

ment to shine and photographers have really been stepping up the plate with images that elevate them to art form. This is a trend that really jumped out at us and one we’re really loving. When tiny little rings that mean so much get such special treatment, they become frame worthy!

Clockwise from left: A map of Cape Cod really shines. Platinum perfect. These rings are the star of the show. Embracing the monogram.

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Clockwise from right: Love in bloom. Love the rustic feel of this shot. There’s no doubt where this wedding took place! Sea glass adds style.

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We’re crushing on… MEN, MEN, MEN YES, IT’S ALL ABOUT the bride (as it should be!) but when the dudes are all decked out for the Big Day, clearly they’re ready for their close-up too. Getting him into a tuxedo might just be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Best to have your photographer capture the moment so you’ll be able to relive it forever.

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Clockwise from lower left: “Abbey Road” never looked so stylish. Who needs hair when he looks this good in a tux? Someone seems happy to be tying the knot. Ready for action. A bookish bunch gathers together. A last drink as a single man.

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CONSIDERING THAT THEY’RE easy to find, relatively inexpensive and make a huge statement, why not consider bringing some props into your photo ops? Parasols in punched-up colors can tie into your color scheme, and keep you freckle free. Antique accessories can strengthen a vintage vibe and custom stationery can create a cohesive feel.

Clockwise from above: This couple has a head-start on their thank you cards. Purple parasols equal perfect pictures. A ‘perfectly framed’ kiss. Another cool take on the thank you note. We’re big ‘fans’ of stationery that serves a purpose. A whimsical jar of fun.

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that provide us with a legal way of using music. The selections can be limiting, but to be legal wedding companies are making the proper steps to move in this direction. SNEW: Do you typically film couples as they are getting ready on their big day? FMH: Filming the “getting ready” of the day is a requirement for our films. This is the time of the day where we can be very creative and capture many of the story lines that develop during the day. Preparation is

couples for the rest of their happily ever

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of the wedding) either at one of our offices, in Newport or

and a wedding “video”?

New Bedford, or at a theatre that we can rent for a few

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cinematic representation of a couple’s wedding day.

as part of the night.

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story lines that speak about the bride and groom and

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the day’s events.

entertaining and emotional their films make them feel. I hear it time and time again, how when they watch their

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film, it brings them back in a way that no other medium

trend there if you do?

has been able to. With cinematic movement, natural

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sound and the proper music soundtrack we jolt them

out what they enjoy doing, what their interests and

right back to the moment on their wedding day that they

hobbies might be and who they are as people so that

just viewed, and that feeling of time travel is what is

we can produce the most personalized wedding films.

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“i wanted everything bright,” says Jackie. “i picked a bright white dress and the bright yellow of the flower bouquets and i love the way it came out.”

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F

OceanCliff

401-841-8868

200-250

F

F

F

F

Golf Club

508-209-3000

220

F

F

Plimoth Plantation

508-746-1622

225

F

F

Providence Biltmore

401-455-3027

300

F

F

Quidnessett Country Club

401-884-1100

50-450

F

Regatta Place, The

401-849-6683

150-200

F

Rhodes on the PawtuFet

401-785-4333

150-350

F

Roadhouse CafĂŠ

508-775-2386

200

Saphire Estate

781-784-2400

250

F

F

F

F

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

508-540-9400

350

F

F

F

F

F

Shining Tides

508-996-9622

200

F

F

F

F

F

Sugarbush Resort

800-537-8427

250

F

F

F

Trio

888-759-5557

40

F

F

Valley Country Club

401-821-1115

260

F

and Banquet Facilty

508-678-3901

1,500

Villa, The

508-690-2140

Waterman Grille

888-759-5557

Wauwinet, The

Capacity

Facility with a View

F

Bridal Changing Room

6-600

Time Availability

401-254-1745

Valet Parking

Mount Hope Farm

Wheelchair Access

F

Comp. Bridal Suite

F

Site Rental

In-House Catering Only

F

Private Liquor OK

Outdoor Facilities

F

In-House Liquor Only

Rehearsal Dinner

F

Private Catering OK

Waterfront/Waterview

15-85

Guest Disc. Room Rate

Garden/Deck Area

888-759-5557

Wedding Ceremony

& Bar, The

Mooring Seafood Kitchen

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

end by 11 pm F open

F

F F

F

open

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

350+

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

100

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

617-232-7802

150

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open

508-432-5400

280

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

Conference Center

401-397-3361

180

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

Sat-Sun

F

F

White Cliffs CC

508-888-8701

400

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

White Elephant

617-243-7802

300

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

Willowbend

508-539-5000

300

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

Zukas Hilltop Barn

508-885-5320

250

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

open-evenings

F

Apr.-Oct.

F

open

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

F end by 11 pm

F

open

F

open

F

F

F

F call for details F

F

F

F

open

F

F

F

F

open

F

F

Pavillion at Pine Hills

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

Venus deMilo Restaurant

F

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

F

F

Whispering Pines

chattybrides.com

F

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F

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RESOURCES | Directory BRIDAL FASHIONS &

Nancy’s Bakery

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

ACCESSORIES

508-676-3476

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Country Weddings Bridal Boutique

www.nancysbakery.net

508-362-3225

781-749-5774

Only the Finest Italian Cookies

www.capecodchamber.org

www.southshorebridal.com

401-824-4075

Plymouth County Convention and

Shoes to Dye For

www.analouisecookies.com

Visitors Bureau

888-393-2253

Scrumptions

508-747-0100

www.shoestodyefor.com

401-884-0844

South County Tourism Council

www.scrumptions.com

401-789-4422 / 800-548-4662

BRIDAL REGISTRIES

Sin

www.southcountyri.com

Bloomingdale’s

401-369-8427

800-888-2WED

www.eatwicked.com

FIREWORK DISPLAYS

www.bloomingdales.com/registry

Something Different Cake Couture

Atlas PyroVision Productions

401-353-1222

603-532-8324

BRIDAL SHOWS & EVENTS

www.cakescouture.net

www.atlaspyro.com

Grand Wedding Expo

Sweet Indulgence

Sunday January 13, 2013

401-228-7719

FLORISTS

Venus de Milo Restaurant & Banquet

www.mysweetindulgence.com

Always in Bloom

New Leaf Flores 617-522-1101 www.newleafjp.com Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers 508-945-4173 www.patricermilley.com Robin Hollow Farm 401-294-2868 www.robinhollowfarm.com Sayles Livingston Design 401-635-9500 www.sayleslivingstonflowers.com Weedweavers of Wakefield 401-789-1453 www.weedweavers.com HAIR, MAKE-UP, BEAUTY & SPAS Illusions Hair Salon 508-477-0997 LePetite Day Spa 508-237-8783 www.thelepetitedayspa.com MAW Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio 401-678-0179 www.mawbeautystudio.com Shine 508-944-2146 www.ItsYourDayShine.com Wavelengths Salon 401-849-4427 www.wavelengthssalonandspa.com

508-748-1777

Facility, Swansea, MA 508-472-3093

CATERERS

www.alwaysinbloommarionma.com

www.grand-wedding.com

Blackstone Caterers

Artistic Blossoms

South County Bridal Show

401-848-2030

781-837-6251

Sunday January 6, 2013

www.blackstonecaterers.com

www.artisticblossoms.com

The Towers, Narragansett, RI

Casual Gourmet, The

Blooming Blossoms

800-548-4662

508-775-4946

401-274-3929

www.southcountyri.com

www.thecasualgourmet.com

www.blooming-blossoms.com

Southern New England Bridal

Catered Affair, The

Fancy Flowers

Expo

781-982-9333

508-255-1303

Sunday January 6, 2013

www.thecateredaffair.com

www.flowersbyfancy.com

Rhode Island Convention Center,

East Meets West Catering

Flou(-e)r

Providence, RI

617-269-2662

781-305-3322

401-885-8788

www.eastmeetswestcatering.com

www.myflouer.com

www.snebridalexpo.com

Plantation Catering of Newport

Flowerthyme

401-846-4794

401-792-3440

CAKES & SWEETS

www.plantationcateringof

www.flowerthyme.com

Confections

newport.com

Golden Gate Studios

508-674-4976

Pranzi Catering

401-461-2299

www.kennedyconfections.com

401-383-3631 / 401-619-4646

www.goldengatestudio.com

Cupcake Charlie’s

www.pranzi.com

J. Smith Floral Design

508-477-CAKE / 508-747-9225 /

Russell Morin Fine Catering

508-667-7408

401-848-2253

888-552-7822

www.jsmithfloral.com

www.cupcakecharlies.com

www.morins.com

Lilacs

Fatulli’s

Simply Devine Restaurant &

508-428-3515

401-847-5166

Catering

www.lilacsflorals.com

www.fatullis.com

401-246-2340

Nectar

Konditor Meister

www.simplydevinecatering.com

617-595-5741

INVITATIONS, FAVORS & ACCESSORIES Children’s Hospital Boston 857-218-3133 www.childrenshospital.org/specialoccasion Cupcake Charlie’s 508-477-CAKE / 508-747-9225 / 401-848-2253 www.cupcakecharlies.com M. Smith & Company 508-945-4734 Paper Moon Invitations 401-943-1123

www.bynectar.com

www.papermoonstationery.com

781-849-1970 www.konditormeister.com

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Papers 401-847-1777 / 800-660-9670 www.papersnewport.com Parchment 508-228-4110 www.parchmentnantucket.com Pink Polka Dot, The 508-524-3244 www.pinkpolkadotevents.com Splash Stationers 774-413-8566 www.facebook.com/splashstationers Sweet Indulgence 401-228-7719 www.mysweetindulgence.com JEWELERS & GIFTS M.R.T. Jewelers 401-435-3500 www.mrtjewelers.com Place Jewellers 401-738-0511 / 800-910-4869 www.placejewellers.com KITCHEN & BATH Clarke 800-842-5275 www.clarkecorp.com MUSICIANS, BANDS & DISC JOCKEYS Absolutely Music/Four Guys in Tuxes 508-457-1583 www.fourguysintuxes.com Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment 401-769-1325 / 800-225-9745 www.arpeggioweddings.com Entertainment Specialists 800-540-8157 www.entertainmentspecialists.com Full Spectrum Music 508-274-6242 www.fullspectrummusic.com Gilded Harps 978-443-0656 www.gildedharps.com

Luke Renchan Entertainment 401-723-6097 www.lukesdj.com Main Event Weddings 800-915-9225 www.maineventweddings.com Music Mixers DJ 401-789-3889 www.musicmixersdj.com Music Performance Service 401-568-2302 www.musicperformanceservice.com Night Rhythm & The Washington Calvo Duo 978-256-1400 www.nightrhythm.com Night Shift Entertainment 857-250-2064 www.nightshiftent.com Victor Events 401-729-7500 www.victorevents.com PHOTOGRAPHERS Alexandra Cordts Photographer 401-965-7012 www.alexandracordts.com Amy Dykens Photography 508-896-5625 www.capecodphotography.com Carla Ten Eyck Photography 860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com Corinna Raznikov Photography 508-748-3853 www.raznikovphotography.com Daniel Doke Photography 888-326-3653 www.dandoke.com Erick Brown Photography 401-440-2361 www.erickbrown.com Faith Dugan Photography 401-847-2130 www.duganphotography.com Jennifer Neves Photography 401-253-0010

Providence, Rhode Island 401-824-4075 www.analouisecookies.com

The Pink Polka Dot day of coordination & planning out of town welcome gifts favors & accessories custom invitations & stationery Envelopments, William Arthur, Lilly Pulitzer & Crane

Our passion is combining our creativity & attention to detail with your style to create an event your guests will be talking about long after the day is over!

Visit our newly expanded Wedding & Event Boutique in Falmouth! Serving all of Southern New England | 508-540-3015

www.jennifernevesphoto.com

pinkpolkadotevents.com Follow us on Facebook

chattybrides.com

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RESOURCES | Directory Lynne Reznick Photography

Saphire Estate

860-967-5296

781-784-2400

www.lynnereznickphotography.com

www.saphireeventgroup.com

Main Event Weddings

Villa, The

800-915-9225

781-784-2400

www.maineventweddings.com

www.villaevents.com

Mandy Mayberry Photography

Zukas Hilltop Barn

617-842-1679

508-885-5320

www.mandymayberry.com

www.zukas.com

Person + Killian Photography

CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

617-236-1662

Alberto’s Ristorante

www.personkillian.com

508-778-1770

Sara Zarrella Photography, LLC

www.albertos.net

401-398-2922

Black Cat Tavern, The

www.sarazarrella.com

508-778-1233 www.blackcattavern.com

On-Location or In-Studio Services Bridal Hair and Makeup Artistry Eyelashes and Airbrush Makeup Vegan Friendly and Gluten Free Makeup

Photo by: Alternate Angles

401.678.0179 info@mawbeautystudio.com

RECEPTION FACILITIES,

Cape Cod Restaurant Group

REHEARSAL DINNERS,

www.capecodrestaurants.org

BRIDAL SHOWERS

Chatham Bars Inn

BOSTON & SURROUNDING

508-945-0096

AREAS

www.chathambarsinn.com

Black Rock Country Club

Coonamessett Inn, The

781-749-1919

508-548-2300

www.blackrockcountryclub.com

www.capecodrestaurants.org/coon

Blue Hill Country Club

amessett

781-828-2000

Flying Bridge, The

www.bluehillcc.com

508-548-2700

Boston Public Library, The

www.capecodrestaurants.org/flying

617-859-2282

bridge

www.bpl.org

Lighthouse Inn, The

Charles Hotel, The

508-398-2244

800-882-1818 / 617-864-1200

www.lighthouseinn.com

www.charleshotel.com

Naked Oyster

Harrington Farm, The

508-778-6500

978-464-5600

www.nakedoyster.com

www.harringtonfarm.com

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Mandarin Oriental, Boston

508-896-9000

617-535-8888

www.oceanedge.com/sneweddings

www.mandarinoriental.com/boston

Roadhouse Cafe

Museum of Science, Boston

508-775-2386

617-589-0125

www.roadhousecafe.com

www.mos.org

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

New England Aquarium

800-225-3110 / 508-540-9400

617-973-5205

www.seacrestbeachhotel.com

www.neaq.org

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club 508-432-5400 www.wequassett.com

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www.maineventweddings.com 401-658-4445 Videographers Mandy Mayberry Photography www.RSVPstationeryinc.com Artistic Films 617-842-1679 Studio atWedding Barrington Books, The 401-369-8438 / 508-863-2541 www.mandymayberry.com 401-245-7925 www.artisticweddingvideogroup.com Person + Killian Photography www.barringtonbooks.com GENERATIONS Cinemastories 617-236-1662 Sweet Indulgence 617-233-9874 www.personkillian.com 401-228-7719 www.generationscinemastories.com Sara Zarrella Photography, LLC www.mysweetindulgence.com John Cipolla Films 401-398-2922 Thorpes and Verdi 401-432-4002 www.sarazarrella.com 401-886-7740 www.johncipolla.sites.livebooks.com www.thorpesandverdi.com Main Event Weddings RECEPTION FACILITIES, 800-915-9225 REHEARSAL DINNERS, JEWELERS/GIFTS www.maineventweddings.com BRIDAL SHOWERS Gevril

781-784-2400 401-789-3889 Wines www.villaevents.com www.musicmixersdj.com Joseph Carr Barn Service Zukas Hilltop Music Performance 518-364-5201 508-885-5320 401-568-2302 www.josephcarrwine.com www.zukas.com www.musicperformanceservice.com

BOSTON & SURROUNDING 845-425-9882

Chatham Bars Inn www.victorfrompartytime.com

AREAS www.gevril.com

508-945-0096

Black Rock Country Club chattybrides.com 781-749-1919 chattybrides.com www.blackrockcountryclub.com

Blue Hill Country Club 436-448_BOB.indd 439 781-828-2000 404-416_12_SNEW_BOB_CL1a.indd 411

CAPE COD &&The THE ISLANDS Night Rhythm Washington YaChTs & CharTers Alberto’s Ristorante Calvo Duo Newport Yachting Center, The 508-778-1770 978-256-1400 401-846-1600 www.albertos.net www.nightrhythm.com www.newportyachtingcenter.com Black CatSounds Tavern,Unlimited The Pleasure 508-778-1233 401-295-6918 www.blackcattavern.com www.pleasure-sounds.com Cape VictorCod fromRestaurant Party Time Group www.capecodrestaurants.org 401-729-7500

S Y GU S E X TU

soloists to ten pieces - for listening or dancing swing, society and classic rock G. Andrew Maness 508.457.1583 Cape Cod 617.482.3234 Boston 401.847.4416 Newport

www.FourGuysinTuxes.com

southern new england weddings Coonamessett Inn, The

508-548-2300 www.capecodrestaurants.org/coon

Distinctive Invitations

411 439 11/10/10 9:10 PM 12/2/11 7:41 AM

amessett Flying Bridge, The

Boston Public Library, The

508-548-2700

617-859-2282

www.capecodrestaurants.org/flying

www.bpl.org

bridge

Charles Hotel, The

Lighthouse Inn, The

800-882-1818 / 617-864-1200

508-398-2244

www.charleshotel.com

www.lighthouseinn.com

Harrington Farm, The

Naked Oyster

978-464-5600

508-778-6500

www.harringtonfarm.com

www.nakedoyster.com

Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

617-535-8888

508-896-9000

www.mandarinoriental.com/boston

www.oceanedge.com/sneweddings

Museum of Science, Boston

Roadhouse Cafe

617-589-0125

508-775-2386

www.mos.org

www.roadhousecafe.com

New England Aquarium

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

617-973-5205

800-225-3110 / 508-540-9400

www.neaq.org

www.seacrestbeachhotel.com Wequassett Resort and Golf Club 508-432-5400

Live Music

www.chathambarsinn.com

www.bluehillcc.com

chattybrides.com

WWW.JENNIEKAYBEAUTY.COM corporate receptions • event planning

FOUR

401-608-2533 www.fullspectrummusic.com www.rhodeislandweddinggroup.com Luke’s Disc Jockey Service SD Events 401-723-6097 617-916-5453 www.lukesdj.com www.simpledetailsevents.com Main Event Weddings Unique Weddings by Alexis 1-800-915-9225 617-833-5661 www.maineventweddings.com www.weddingsbyalexis.com Saphire Estate Murray Hill Talent Wendy Joblon 781-784-2400 800-843-2263 Events 508-992-4502 www.saphireeventgroup.com www.murrayhilltalent.com www.wendyjoblon.com Villa, MusicThe Mixers Entertainment

IN

508-778-2688 M. Smith and Company www.hylinecruises.com 508-945-4734 Wedding Trolley Paper Moon Invitations 401-847-6921 401-943-1123 www.newportweddingtrolley.com www.papermoonstationery.com RockStar Papers Limo 888-725-7871 Lynne Reznick Photography 401-847-1777 800-660-9670 www.rockstarlimo.net 860-967-5296 www.papersnewport.com Tracy Volkswagen/Audi www.lynnereznickphotography.com Parchment 508-775-3049 Main Event Weddings 508-228-4110 www.tracyvw.com 800-915-9225 RSVP Stationery

representing fine stationers such as Crane & Co. new spacious location with ample parking

126 Route 6A Sandwich Village 774.413.8566

Splash

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WEDDINGS

splashstationers.com facebook.com/splashstationers

385


RESOURCES | Directory The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation

www.newportyachtingcenter.com Willowbend

OceanCliff

508-539-5200

401-841-8868

www.willowbendcountryclub.com

www.newportexperience.com

NANTUCKET

Regatta Place, The

Jared Coffin House

401-849-6683

800-248-2405

www.newportexperience.com

www.jaredcoffinhouse.com

RHODE ISLAND,

Nantucket Island Resorts

SOUTHEASTERN

800-475-2637

MA, CT & NY

www.nantucketislandresorts.com

Aldrich Mansion

Wauwinet, The

401-739-6850

www.RIWeddingGroup.com

800-426-8718

www.aldrichmansion.com

www.wauwinet.com

Alpine County Club

Meet the area’s premier wedding professionals. Gather expert advice for your wedding. And bid on unique wedding products and services in our signature silent auction to raise money for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

White Elephant

401-943-2670

800-445-6574

www.alpinecountryclubri.com

www.whiteelephanthotel.com

Andover Country Club

NEWPORT AREA

978-475-1263

22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille

www.andovercountryclub.com

401-841-8884

Atlantic Inn, The

www.22bowens.com

401-466-5883

Atlantic Beach Club

www.atlanticinn.com

401-847-2750

Bittersweet Farm Restaurant & Tavern

www.atlanticbeachclub.com

508-636-0085

Castle Hill Inn & Resort

www.eventsbylhc.com/venues/bitter

888-466-1355

sweet-farm

www.castlehillinn.com

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens &

Chanler at Cliff Walk, The

Arboretum

401-847-1300

401-253-2707

www.thechanler.com

www.blithewold.org

Easton’s Beach Rotunda

Boat House Restaurant

401-845-5810

401-624-6300

www.cityofnewport.com/weddings

www.boathousetiverton.com

Glen Manor House

Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick

401-683-4177

Hotel

www.glenmanorhouse.com

401-732-6000

Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa

www.crownehotelwarwick.com

401-851-1234

Hemenway’s Seafood Grill

www.newport.hyatt.com

& Oyster Bar

Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar, The

401-351-8570

401-846-2260

www.hemenwaysrestaurant.com

www.mooringrestaurant.com

Hilton Providence

The Gilded Harps

Newport Restaurant Group

401-831-3900

401-619-7181

www.hilton.com

www.gildedharps.com

www.newportrestaurantgroup.com

Independence Harbor

Newport Yachting Center, The

800-287-8300

Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Newport Marriott Hotel organized and sponsored by:

Our music, your love story

(978) 443-0656

386

401-846-1600

www.wequassett.com

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www.ihweddings.com

www.valleycountryclub.net

Kirkbrae Country Club

Venus de Milo Restaurant & Banquet

401-333-1300

Facility

www.kirkbrae.com

508-678-3901 / 401-861-2780

Lafrance Hospitality Company

www.venusdemilo.com

508-675-7185

Waterman Grille

www.eventsbylhc.com

401-521-9229

Linden Place Mansion

www.watermangrille.com

401-253-0390

Waypoint Event Center, The

www.lindenplace.org

774-634-2009

Mount Hope Farm

www.eventsbylhc.com/venues/

401-254-1745

waypoint-event-center

www.mounthopefarm.org

Whispering Pines Conference Center

New Bedford Whaling Museum

401-397-3361 ext. 6056

508-997-0046 ext. 133

www.wpinescc.com

www.whalingmuseum.org

White Cliffs Country Club

Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club

508-888-8701

508-209-3000 ext. 22

www.whitecliffscc.com

www.pinehillsgolf.com

White’s of Westport

Plimoth Plantation

508-675-7185

508-746-1622

www.eventsbylhc.com/venues/

www.plimoth.org

whites-of-westport

Providence Biltmore

VERMONT

401-455-3027 / 800-294-7709

Mountain Top Inn & Resort

www.providencebiltmore.com

802-483-2311

Providence Marriott

www.mountaintopinn.com

401-553-0400

Sugarbush Resort

www.marriottprovidence.com

800-537-8427 / 802-583-6505

Quidnessett Country Club

www.sugarbush.com

Hairstyling Manicures Pedicures Massage Facials Eye Lash Extensions Bridal & Spa Packages Mineral Make-up Air Brush Make-Up Spray Tanning

181 Bellevue Ave. ~ Newport ~ 401.849.4427 WaveLengthsSalonandSpa.com

401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com

RENTALS, TENTS & LINENS

Rachel’s Lakeside

ABC Rent-A-Tent

508-636-4044

800-697-9214

www.eventsbylhc.com/venues/

www.abcrentatent.com

rachels-lakeside

Chase Canopy Company, Inc.

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

800-649-2055 / 508-758-2055

401-785-4333

www.chasecanopy.com

www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com

JFH Photobooths, LLC

Shining Tides

866-656-0513

508-758-4203

www.jfhphotoboothsllc.com

www.shiningtidesweddings.com

Quality Rental

Trio

Pawtucket 800-842-7368

401-792-4333

N. Providence 401-723-5555

www.trio-ri.com

www.qualityrental.com

Valley Country Club 401-821-1115

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REAL WEDDINGS | Directory Marcano/Abboud (P. 30)

Van Veen/Reilley (P. 178)

Christian/Aria (P. 206)

Kelly Dillon Photography, Moraine Farm, Fireside

Rebecca Arthurs Photography, Cupcakerie,

Sarah Phillips Photography, Evergreen Florist,

Catering, The Event Company, Karla Cassidy

Bridal Garden, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ben Bridge

Madeline’s Daughter, Nordstrom, J.Crew, Men’s

Designs, Houston Bridal Gallery, L’Elite, Jos. A.

Jeweler, Men’s Wearhouse, New Leaf Hair Studio,

Wearhouse, Eccoli Hair Design, Nicola Rodolosi

Bank, Wedding Tresses, Reiner’s Fine Jewelry,

Costco, Reliable Gold LTD, Von Bargen’s Jewelry,

(Makeup), Shreve, Crump & Low, The Paper

Boston String Ensemble, Java Jive, Boston Shuttles,

Whimsical Prints, Jim Morgan (Organist), DJ

Store, Old Navy, Steel Drum Band, Get Down

Finz Seafood and Grille.

David Myers, Claudia Demick (Officiant), Central

Tonight Entertainment, Michelle Lydon (Officiant),

Congregational Church, Blue Grotto.

JP’s Limousine Service, Strega Waterfront Boston.

Kelly Benvenuto Photography, Jules Catering,

Grasso/Noska (P. 188)

Moore/Berube (P. 210)

Peterson Party Center, Party Designs, New

Adeline and Grace Photography, Boston

Dreamlove Wedding Photography, Carmen

England Country Rentals, Wedding Flowers

Uplights, L’Elite, The Limited, Men’s Wearhouse,

Fashions, Nordstrom, J. Crew, Calvin Klein, Letter

by Annette, Beaunita Bakery, Shear Illusions

Lord and Taylor, Gold Toe, Savile Row Co.,

Box Inc., Music Express.

Hair Studio and Spa, Wedding Paper Divas,

Jennie Kay A Beauty Parlour, Margaca Jeweler,

Ellas Paper, Berklee School of Music, Groove

Emerald Invitations, Puopolo Candies, Ken Bryant

Sinasky/Nadar (P. 214)

Entertainment.

(Organist), Paige Revens (Soloist), St. Mary’s

Catharine Morris Photography, Holmes-Shusas

Church, Father Barry Gamache, Wedding

Florist Inc., Sweet Melissa, Pronuptia Bridals, Lord

Otway/Norberg (P. 106)

Stories, Moondance Productions, Roger Williams

and Taylor, David’s Bridal, Bonardi’s Formalwear,

Nancy Gould Photography, Oyster Harbors Club,

University (Shuttles and Trolley), DeWolf Tavern.

Untamed Salon and Spa, Zales, Coastal Jewelers,

Murphy/Popp (P. 32)

Be Our Guest Inc., Delicious Desserts, Christina’s

Shavarsh Jewelers, Wedding Paper Divas, Joe

Bridal, Salon Em-belle-ish, Danielle Stewart Designs,

McMurrich/Roberts (P. 194)

Blanchard (Pianist), Libbtunes Entertainment,

Our Lady Victory Church, Hyannisport Club.

Kristen Schueler Photography, Fino Fresh Floral

Michael Backer (Officiant), Waves Media, Val’s

Designs, La Reine Bridal, David’s Bridal, J. Crew,

Restaurant and Lounge.

Cort/Raciti (P. 162)

Vineyard Vines, Athena Salon and Spa, Barmakian

Ryan Designs, Greenlion Weddings, Sweet

Jewelers, Rugg Road Paper Company, Riverview

St. George/McWilliams (P. 218)

Cakes Bakery, L’Elite, Tessa Kim, J. Crew, Sequin

Chamber Players, Freestyle, Fenway Park.

Stacie Kirkwood Photographer, Central Mass

Newport, Jennie Kay A Beauty Parlour, Foglio

Party Rentals and Equipment, Jeff French Floral

Press, Barmakian Jewelers, Reverends Charles

Califano/Whittaker (P. 198)

and Event Design, SJ Bridal & Prom, Elizabeth

and Cheryl Cavalconte, DeWolf Tavern.

Kate McElwee Photography, Dot Your i’s

Ann’s Bridal Boutique, Bridal Boutique, Bonardi’s

Events, Cupcake Mojo, Spoil Me, Nordstrom,

Formalwear, St. Cyr Salon and Spa, Israel

Mullen/Carney (P. 168)

Bloomingdale’s, Bella Bridesmaid, Russo Tux Shop

Diamond Supply, Purple Ink Press, Jeremy Milligan

Olivia Gird Photography, David’s Bridal, Mullen

and Limousine, Jennifer Tawa Hair Design, Claudia

(Guitarist), DJ Jason Dawson, Reverend Gary A.

Brothers Jewelers, Ruche, Men’s Wearhouse,

Moriel (Makeup), Jared, Paper Source, White

Wood, Silverline Photography, Richie Bus Lines,

Headquarters Hair Salon.

Label Wedding DJs, Father James Ronan, Super

First Choice Limousine, O’Connor’s Restaurant.

Duck Trolley Tours, Carmen.

Lucca/Cross

Gingell/Edwards (P. 232)

(P. 172)

The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s, Mariella Creations,

Fratto/Hatch (P. 202)

LifeFusion Photography, Stoneblossom Floral and

Simply Dainty, DSW, Robert’s House of Formals,

Tara Lynn Sen Photography, Posh Flowers &

Event Design, Simply Beautiful by Kristen Greene,

Allison Barbera Beauty, Shane Co., Carlson Craft

Gifts, BabyCakes, Lillian’s Fashions and Bridals,

Riverview Chamber Players, Kahootz Band, David

Invitations, Somerset Liquors, Town Car Travel,

Amoroso Jewelers, Pura Vida Salon, Sue

Bettencourt (Video), Newport Limousine Service.

Fisher Bus, Inc.

MacDonald (Makeup), The Green Rovers, DJ Danny Walsh, Cards by Nikki, David’s Bridal, MEJCollection, Men’s Wearhouse, New England Art Publishers Inc., Reverend Harding Quincy, Dele Edebiri (Video), First Student, Mia Regazza.

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Haight/Voniderstein (P. 238)

Bodge/Ferrara (P. 264)

Tischer/Willcocks (P. 346)

Joe Mikos Photographers, Hopple Popple Inc.,

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, Villa Italia, Priscilla’s

Elegant Engagements, Menauhant Yacht Club,

Table Toppers of Newton, Be Our Guest, Inc.,

Bridal, Alterations by Anahet, J. Crew, Jos. A. Bank,

Chef Roland’s Catering, Be Our Guest, Inc.,

Ormonde Productions, L’Elite, Bella Bridesmaid,

Mars Jewelry, Allegro Chamber Players, Cover

Ormonde Productions, Soares Flower Garden

J. Crew, Nordstrom, Brooks Brothers, Violet

to Cover Band, Video New England, Five Star

Nursery, Delicious Desserts, J. Crew, Rosie Pope

Furxhi (Hair), Dianna Quagenti (Makeup), Verge

Limousine and Transportation, Seacoast Events,

Maternity, Eden Ravenscroft, Luz Beauty, Zameer

Diamonds and Jewelry, Grapevine Paperie, brea.

Sardella’s Italian Restaurant.

Kassam Fine Jewelry, Swiss Cottage Designs, The

vie Designs, Ray Greene (Ceremony Vocals), Drew Downing (Officiant).

Sultans of Swing, Father Ray Worthington, Cape

Eliseo/Giampietro (P. 268)

Destinations.

Lisa Rigby Photography, Taylor Rental, Candy Jar

Cornish/Chamberlain (P. 242)

and Designs in Bloom, David’s Bridal, Macy’s, J.

Smith/Loftus (P. 350)

MBV Photography, Confectionery Designs, Sara

Crew, Dominic’s Tux, Elements Salon, Barmakian

KM Design Studio, Hotel Viking, The Perfect

Harrell (Hair), Mitsi Dupre (Makeup), Soul City Band.

Jewelers, Nasr Bros. Jewelers, Dulce Press, DJ

Setting at Felicia’s, Sound Explosion, Top Hat

Experience, Reverend Gary Marks, Trolleys by

Photo Booths, Ten31 Productions, Ray’s Flower

Tes, Union Fish Restaurant.

Shop, Exquisite Brides, Saks Fifth Avenue, Priscilla

Andrews/Viera (P. 248)

of Boston, MySuit Made to Measure, Barney’s

The Perfect Setting at Felicia’s, Flowers by Semia, Diane’s Delectables, Edible Arrangements,

Miller/Murphy (P. 270)

New York, Men’s Wearhouse, Studio B, J. Thomas

Kleinfeld Bridal, Priscilla of Boston, Sueno’s

Lara Kimmerer Photographer, Nauticus Marina

Jewelers, Drew & Rogers Inc., Carlson Craft

Bridal Boutique, Prima Donna Jewelry, J. Crew,

Inc., American Tent Company, East Sandwich

Invitations, Newport Creamery, Kyle Medeiros

Men’s Wearhouse, A Maureen McCarthy Salon,

Flower and Gift, David’s Bridal, Beyond Beauty of

(Organist), Bishop Roger J. McManus, Wedding

Cara Valente (Makeup), Tiffany & Co., Baskets

Cape Cod, Hannoush Jewelers, Yankee Candle,

Stories, The Deck.

and More, Jacklyne Tasca Bulman & Sabatino

Cape Tunes, Mark McCartin (Officiant), Kon

Giordano (Ceremony Music), Cover to Cover

Limousine, The Ridge Club.

A-Star Limousine Cars, Spain Restaurant.

Nowick/Campbell (P. 354) Tabor Academy, Sisters Hair and Skin Care,

Band, Father Charles Zanoni, Father Rosa Simao,

Peterson/Freeman (P. 290)

Strictly Sinatra Now.

Ryan Brenizer Photography, Be Our Guest, Inc.,

Sage/Borden (P. 252)

Winston Flowers, Madeleine’s Daughter, My

Winslow/Koons (P. 356)

Cheryl Richards Photographer, Flair Boston, Kate

Glass Slipper, Nordstrom, The Wedding Library,

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Platinum Weddings,

Spade, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines,

Kleinfeld Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Avanti, Dani

Colleen’s Flower Shop, Montilio’s Baking

The Apothecary Newport, Bouvier Jewelers,

Wagener (Makeup), Cartier, Tiffany & Co.,

Company, L’Elite, Simon and Sons, I Do,

William Arthur (Invitations), Provender Fine Foods.

R.S.V.P. Today, Lucky Quarter Productions, 5

Goldstein, Swank and Gordon, Impress Me

Napkin Burger.

Designs, Celeste Simpson (Calligraphy), Peter

Gaglione/Valleta (P. 256)

Lovett (Officiant), Maggiano’s.

Click Imagery, Wild Bunch Studio, Delicious

White/Nagtegaal (P. 296)

Desserts, Precious Memories, Jos. A. Bank,

Eloquent Images by Curtiss, Creative Ambiance

Obolensky/Southworth (P. 360)

Bradley & Diegel Salon, Veanna Flanagan

Events, Refined 313, DJ Norday, A Airline Express

The Meeting House, Lee’s Market, Eva’s Garden,

(Makeup), Long’s Fine Jewelers, The Paper Store,

Limousine and Car Service.

Vows Bridal Outlet, Payless, Macy’s, J.Crew,

Shane Wood Jazz Trio, Kon Limousine Service.

Beautiful Disaster by Jenn, Stephen’s & Co.,

Johnson/Uustal (P. 342)

Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry, Wedding Paper

Malone/Huard (P. 260)

Newport Tent Company, Diffley and Daughters

Divas, Maple Corner Farm, 5 Star Digital DJ

Bryce Vickmark Wedding and Family

Septic, Sewer, and Drain, Stoneblossom Floral and

Entertainment, Reverend Ryan P. Marshall, Amaral

Photography, Laurel Consulting, Eastward Ho!

Event Design, Michelle Camara (Cake), Cristina’s

Bus Co.

Country Club, J.G. Willis Inc., New England

Bridal, The Bridal Garden, Jos. A. Bank, Susan

Gardens, Delicious Desserts, Vows Bridal Outlet,

Levesque (Hair), Marissa Cote (Makeup), Baxter’s

Nordstrom, Pure Bliss Bridals, Read and White,

Fine Jewelry, New England Invitations, Occasional

Mario Russo Salon, Chris Lewis Makeup Artist,

Music, Steven Serra (Video), Five Star Limousine,

DePrisco Diamond Jewelers, Folia, Nautique,

Crazy Burger Café and Juice Bar.

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Flipside, Dr. Reverend Evelyn Lavelli, Boston Wedding Films, Bus Bank, The Cape Sea Grille. chattybrides.com

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Advertiser

Phone No.

Page

Advertiser

Phone No.

Page

22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille

401-841-8884

149

Daniel Doke Photography

888-326-3653

353

ABC Rent-A-Tent

800-697-9214

184

East Meets West

617-269-2662

288

Alberto’s Ristorante

508-778-1770

276

Easton’s Beach Rotunda

401-845-5810

276

Aldrich Mansion

401-739-6850

135

Elegance & Grace

866-844-5884

12

Alexandra Cordts Photographer

401-965-7012

371

Entertainment Specialists

800-540-8157

318

Alpine Country Club

401-943-2670

223

Erick Brown Photography

401-440-2361

363

Always in Bloom

508-748-1777

114

Exchange Conference Center, The

617-790-1900

289

America’s Hometown Shuttle

508-746-0378

379

Exquisite Events

401-846-3254

12

Amy Dykens Photography

508-896-5625

365

Faith Dugan Photography

401-847-2130

247

Andover Country Club

978-475-1263

221

Fancy Flowers

508-255-1303

113

Annie’s Escapes Custom Travel Planning

401-270-4834

37

Fatulli’s

401-847-5166

309

Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment

800-225-9745

333

Flou(-e)r

781-305-3322

114

Artistic Blossoms

781-837-6251

115

Flowerthyme

401-792-3440

111

Artistic Wedding Films

508-863-2541

373

Flying Bridge, The

508-548-2700

160

Atlantic Beach Club

401-847-2750

255

Four Guys in Tuxes / Absolutely Music

508-457-1583

385

Atlantic Inn, The

401-466-5883

142

Franklin Country Club

508-528-6110

374

Atlas PyroVision Productions

800-321-5008

128

Full Spectrum Music

508-274-6242

333

Black Cat, The

508-778-1233

273

GENERATIONS Cinemastories

617-233-98744

369

Black Rock Country Club

781-749-1919

224

Gilded Harps, The

978-443-0656

386

Blackstone Caterers

401-848-2030

295

Glen Manor House

401-683-4177

197

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 401-253-2707

171

Golden Gate Studios

401-461-2299

76

Blooming Blossoms

401-274-3929

109

Grand Wedding Expo

508-472-3093

25

Bloomingdale’s

800-888-2WED 28 & 29

Harrington Farm, The

978-464-5600

201

Blue Hill Country Club

781-828-2000

222

Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar

401-351-8570

149

Boat House Restaurant

401-624-6300

149

Hilton Providence

401-831-3900

226

Cape Cod Beach Brides

277

Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa

401-851-1234

127

Cape Cod Restaurants

160

Hy-Line Cruises

508-778-2688

226

Carla Ten Eyck Photography

860-906-1993

369

Illusions Hair Salon

508-477-0997

75

Castle Hill Inn

888-466-1355

237

In the Event

339-788-7516

35

Casual Gourmet, The

508-775-4946

299

Independence Harbor

800-287-8300

217

Catered Affair, The

617-859-2282

193

J. Smith Floral Design

508-667-7408

111

Chanler at Cliff Walk, The

401-847-1300

129

JFH Photobooths, LLC

866-656-0513

374

Charles Hotel, The

800-882-1818

159

Jennifer Neves Photography

401-253-0010

373

Chase Canopy Company

800-649-2055

241

Joseph Carr

518-364-5201

50

Chatham Bars Inn

800-527-4884

263

Kirkbrae Country Club

401-333-1300

213

Children’s Hospital Boston

857-218-3133

47

Konditor Meister

781-849-1970

311

Classic Weddings

401-324-9332

37

Lafrance Hospitality

508-675-7185

125

Cold Spring Chapel

508-746-2222

379

Le Petite Day Spa

508-945-9909

67

Confections

508-674-4976

315

Lighthouse Inn, The

508-398-2244

225

Coonamessett Inn

508-548-2300

160

Lilacs

508-428-3515

95

Corinna Raznikov Photography

508-748-3853

339

Linden Place Mansion

401-253-0390

141

Country Weddings Bridal Boutique

781-749-5774

75

LoLo Event Design

617-838-5921

25

Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick

401-732-6000

155

Luke Renchan Entertainment

401-723-6097

327

Cupcake Charlie’s

508-477-2402

316

Lynne Reznick Photography

860-967-5296

387

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Advertiser

Phone No.

M. Smith & Company

508-945-4734

Main Event Weddings

800-915-9225

Page

Advertiser

Phone No.

Page

45

Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor

508-747-4900

379

349

Regatta Place, The

401-849-6683

IFC & 1

Mandarin Oriental Boston

617-535-8888 17, 73, BC

Rentals Unlimited

888-2RentUs

Mandy Mayberry Fine Art Photography

617-842-1679

367

Rhode Island Wedding Group

401-608-2533 26 & 27

Marrero Weddings & Events

978-304-0773

21

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

401-785-4333

Marriott Providence Downtown

401-553-0400

143

RI Wedding Group’s Bridal Event

386

MAW Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio

401-678-0179

384

Roadhouse Café

508-775-2386

273

Mike Picard Videography

401-827-8056

371

Robin Hollow Farm

401-294-2868

116

Mooring, The

401-846-2260

149

Rockstar Limo

888-725-7871

227

Mount Hope Farm

401-254-1745

177

Russell Morin Fine Catering

888-552-7822

285

Mountain Top Inn & Resort, The

802-483-2311

118

Saphire Event Group

781-784-2400

2&3

M.R.T. Jewlers

401-435-3500

65

Sara Zarrella Photography, LLC

401-398-2922

345

Museum of Science, Boston

617-589-0125

137

Savoir Fare

800-842-5275

377

Music Mixers Entertainment

401-789-3889

334

Sayles Livingston Design

401-635-9500

384

Music Performance Service

401-568-2302

323

Scrumptions

401-884-0844

315

Naked Oyster

508-778-6500

273

SD Events

617-916-5453

19

Nancy’s Bakery

508-676-3476

316

Sea Crest Beach Hotel

800-225-3110

IBC

Nantucket Island Resorts

617-243-7802

157

Shine

508-944-2146

71

Nectar

617-595-5741

113

Shining Tides

508-758-4203

184

New Bedford Whaling Museum

508-997-0046

222

Shoes to Dye For

888-393-2253

69

New England Aquarium

617-973-5205

167

Simply Devine Restaurant & Catering

401-246-2340

278

New Leaf Flores

617-522-1101

116

SIN

401-369-8427

317

Newport Restaurant Group

401-848-7010

149

Smoke House

401-848-9800

149

Newport Yachting Center

401-846-2610

183

Something Different Cake Couture

401-353-1222

317

Night Rhythm

978-256-1400

334

South County Bridal Show

800-548-4662

38

Night Shift Entertainment

800-465-1917

321

South County Tourism Council

800-548-4662

275

Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

508-896-9000

267

Sperry Tents

508-748-1792

153

OceanCliff Hotel

401-841-8868

FC & 1

Splash Stationers

774-413-8566

385

Only the Finest Italian Cookies

401-824-4075

383

Sugarbush Resort

800-53-SUGAR

228

Paper Moon Invitations

401-943-1123

47

Sweet Indulgence

401-228-7719

313

Papers

401-847-1777

49

Tracy Volkswagen/Audi

508-775-3049

375

Parchment

508-228-4110

49

TRIO

401-792-4333

149

Patrice R. Milley Floral Designers

508-945-4173

117

Unique Weddings by Alexis

617-833-5661

23

Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club

508-209-3000

205

Valley Country Club

401-821-1115

133

Person + Killian Photography

617-236-1662

359

Venus de Milo Restaurant

401-861-2780

Pink Polka Dot, The

508-540-3015

383

Victor Events

Place Jewellers

800-910-4869

67

Waterman Grille

401-521-9229

149

Plantation Catering of Newport

401-846-4794

278

Wavelengths Salon & Spa

401-849-4427

387

Plimoth Plantation

508-746-1622

259

Wedding Trolley

401-847-6921

186

Plymouth County CVB

508-747-0100

379

Weedweavers of Wakefield

401-789-1453

117

Pranzi Catering

401-383-3631

287

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

508-432-5400

9

Providence Biltmore

401-455-3027

4&5

Whispering Pines Conference Center

401-397-3361

187

Quality Rental

800-842-7368

147

White Cliffs Country Club

508-888-8701

186

Quidnessett Country Club

401-884-1100

185

Willowbend

508-539-5000

6&7

Zukas Hilltop Barn

508-885-5320

161

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