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I am thrilled to welcome you to the milestone 10th issue of BLISS Celebrations Guide magazine! The BLISS team and I are excited to be celebrating 10 years of sharing New England’s most amazing celebrations and love stories. Inspiring the BLISS reader to plan unparalleled weddings and events has truly been an honor. For the last decade, BLISS Celebrations has strived to be the ultimate planning resource filled with gorgeous weddings and events created by the incredibly talented event professionals in New England. The stunning pages of this special issue continue that tradition, graced with visual love stories and celebrations that will certainly inspire your own. As you explore this beautiful issue you will find weddings and events that were personalized experiences. From customized floral backdrops that were used for ceremony areas and later repurposed as photo walls or sweetheart table back drops, to custom bars and cocktails, specialty farm-to-table menus, monogrammed design details and so much more, each wedding was made to fit each couple or event distinctly. Color was shown in varying tones and textures, through bridesmaids’ gowns that complemented each other, playful tablescapes, comfortable lounge areas and magnificent chandeliers that set the tone. The addition of personalized details were styled together in the most wonderful ways to make each wedding or event an experience of its own—all created by the leading event professionals we are so fortunate to have in this region. So, find your inspiration and reach out to them to create the wedding or event of your dreams. The print edition of BLISS Celebrations is a stunner and can be accessed online at any time. Our digital magazine readership continues to grow. Send a link to your mom and your friends so they can help plan your wedding or event with you. You can also find your favorite event professionals by clicking on the link to their websites. The BLISS social media and blog platforms post beautiful content daily. We provide you with up to date wedding and event trends from fashion, floral design, fanciful menu ideas to the newest hip venues and more. So take a peek and be inspired! A big thank you to all our readers for 10 years of BLISS!! I wish all of you many years of love and happiness. Cheers to 10 years!

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Ariana Cappalli of AMC Weddings has always been drawn to the warmth and vibrancy of spring flowers. With fresh blooms and Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, as her muse, she styled this shoot to capture what a spring wedding feels like in coastal Rhode Island. “I wanted to showcase the start of wedding season in all its glory—this meant infusing an ocean setting with the life and colors of spring into every detail,” Cappalli explained. A wooden table set upon weathered docks overlooking the ocean was juxtaposed with modern ghost chairs. Soft pink chiffon centered down the length of the table created the perfect landscape for a lush display of blooming blossoms. Tiny cakes at each place setting completed the look. “When I draft a design plan for a wedding, I incorporate classic and unique elements to embody my overall aesthetic, this styled photo shoot did exactly that,” said Cappalli.

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Airy pastels. Sumptuous textures. Utterly romantic. Lea and Joshua celebrated their love with a magical wedding set in northern New Hampshire. They spent the year leading up to their wedding antiquing to bring their vintage garden ambiance to life through one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and décor. As their collection grew, a whimsical color scheme developed. This dusty palette of blue, blush, and lilac was threaded through every element from fashion to food. Their floral designer, Apotheca, incorporated creamy orange and sandy brown into the design, adding dimension to the overall look. A rich blend of textural blooms and feathery branches created beautiful arrangements that were all unique, yet cohesive to the aesthetic. “Apotheca and Peppers made our day so beautiful. We brought a truck load of décor and furniture with a clear vision of how we wanted everything set up and they made it look better than we could have even imagined,” Lea reminisced.

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Growing up as beach kids, Maura and Dan knew they wanted to be married in a coastal town. Newport holds a special place in Maura’s heart as her parents were married there 35 years ago. The Bohlin had everything they imagined, from sweeping ocean views to an open floor design. “We wanted a light-filled space where family and friends could gather inside or outside easily,” Maura described. The crisp white and classic blue color palette was inspired by Maura’s love of ginger jars. In the days leading up to her wedding Maura collected various styles and sizes so her floral designer, Sayles Livingston Design, could use them as vessels for creamy white flowers. A custom crest in light blue watercolor topped the stationery, welcome sign, and event lounge pillows, tying the theme together flawlessly and leaving them with a lasting memory of their favorite day. 31


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Serene seaside hues evoked an effortlessly romantic vibe for this summer wedding at Regatta Place in Newport, R.I. When Steph and Sean started planning their wedding, they didn’t have a particular theme or color palette in mind. Their main focus was the actual celebration of their love for each other—the true romance of it all! As the details started coming together, they realized that a theme and color palette had developed organically, and it really reflected who they are as a couple: simply timeless. “We loved our venue, Regatta Place, and wanted to let the backdrop of Newport Harbor shine,” Steph raved. Steph was particular about her flower selection. She wanted pure white blooms that would really pop against dark greenery. The soft textures of peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses evoked a serene seaside vibe that matched the venue beautifully.

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The beautifully rustic landscape of Newport Vineyards inspired Sophie and Hunter to a have a relaxed, alfresco rehearsal dinner. Long wooden farm tables paired with wicker dining chairs were set under a canopy of twinkling lights, creating an intimate vibe on the patio. A blend of potted lavender plants and delicate wildflowers in wine bottles decorated the tables and served as fragrant keepsakes for their guests. Antique-inspired cobalt stemware and blue and white china place settings completed the look with vintage charm. Hand-painted watercolor menu cards not only informed guests of what they would be feasting on, but also where it was harvested. “Hunter and I share a love for food and worked with the chef to plan a wonderful farm-to-table experience using all locally sourced ingredients. Our favorite detail was the map on each menu displaying where the ingredients came from. They were even individualized with the guest’s name so it could be saved as a memento of the magical evening,” Sophie reminisced.

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CRIMSON, BLUSH & AUBERGINE photographed by Jennifer Joubert

Warm jewel tones romanced the Bellevue Ballroom at Hotel Viking in Newport.

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The early October date of Bethany and Jimmy’s wedding inspired their color palette. They wanted to emulate the autumn season, but not with traditional oranges and yellows. Instead, they captured the magic of the season through rich, crimson red, earthy green, and touches of soft blush to add depth to the palette. “My bridal bouquet and the gorgeous arrangements created by Michelle Jeanne Floral Design were my absolute favorite details. They coordinated perfectly with my groom’s tie from Aldo’s House of Formals,” Bethany described. A breathtaking blend of roses and dahlias sprinkled with thistles, violets, and elderberries, created arrangements lush with texture and color. The inherent opulence of the Bellevue Ballroom at Hotel Viking complemented the aesthetic, making even the smallest detail feel grand. The colors were carried throughout the design from fashion to flowers. Even the sweets stayed true to the design!

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A boho wedding inspired by the beautiful wooded landscape at The Pavilion at Pinehills

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Romance, rich autumnal colors, and a touch of boho style made Anne and Russ’ wedding what they had always dreamed of. The Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club is known for its breathtaking landscape filled with soaring pine trees. With such a setting in mind, Anne knew right away they would be married there. “I loved the intimate atmosphere, the veranda overlooking the golf course, and the light-flooded reception space. The exposed wooden beams and beautiful chandeliers were also a favorite,” Anne described. Her wedding dress, a Made with Love gown from The White Dress by the Shore, truly captured the boho style she envisioned. The deep, saturated colors of autumn were reflected in the lush floral design and bridesmaids’ dresses. Even the invitation suite emulated the look and feel of the day. A collection of candlelit lanterns infused the space with warmth and romance; the perfect finishing touch to this very special day.

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Beach Plum Flora, Traveler Beauty Company, DJ Jacob Sound, A Piece of Cake, Tag Design, Milton’s, Elizabeth Eve Productions, East Bay Grille, Rockstar Limo

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Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Lindsay and Kyle wanted to bring southern charm to the gilded mansions of Newport, RI. Erica Trombetti of Infinite Events helped make this wedding dream a reality by gathering the best of the best. “Our favorite detail was the escort card wall. We etched sketches of all the mansions in Newport which corresponded with the guests’ table location. These sketched escort cards were attached to a floral-covered boxwood hedge, creating a wow-factor décor piece on the terrace,” Trombetti, described. Dusty greens and bold white blossoms filled the grand ballroom at Rosecliff. Stoneblossom designed breathtaking floral spheres perched upon silver candelabras. Bursts of blue wildflowers completed the arrangements, tying in the soft blue linens perfectly. A grand dessert table served a variety of sweets that were almost too pretty to

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LATTE, BLUSH & BASIL photographed by Joanna Fisher

Soft shades created a romantic, vintage ambiance at this summer wedding. Steph and Alex were married under a half moon trellis of greenery, overlooking vast rows of soon-to-be Christmas trees. This inherently romantic overlook was infused with love and nostalgia through blush flowers, vintage décor, and the culinary creations of Forks & Fingers. “The vintage furniture we used was sourced from flea markets along with Alex’s late grandmother’s antiques. Being able to include her furniture was very special for us. These pieces set the backdrop and added vintage flair,” Steph described. The open cloth tent was transformed into a cozy, haven of romance. A floral canopy hovered above the sweetheart table, placed in front of an antique mantel. They toasted with two specialty cocktails named after their puppy attendants to kick off the incredible evening.

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A romantic, secret garden wedding on the lush grounds of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

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Since she was a little girl, KC had dreamed of a beautiful summer wedding in a tent overlooking the water. When she and Will became engaged they knew Blithewold Mansion offered everything she had imagined; acres of breathtaking grounds with amazing sunset views on the bay. KC drew color inspiration for her wedding from the lush flower gardens that would be blooming in August. A palette of soft champagne, rosy pinks, and verdant greens brought the tent to life through billowy chiffon draping, textural flowers, and of course, the fashion worn by the beautiful bridal party. A massive boxwood hedge, designed by KC herself and constructed flawlessly by her planner, Adrienne of Ruffles & Tweed, held gold framed seating charts— a unique twist on traditional escort cards. “I created a mood board with paint chips and cutouts from different wedding magazines, including BLISS Celebrations. Walking into the reception that day and seeing how my vendors made it all come together was the coolest feeling” said KC.

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Ruffles & Tweed, Stems Flower Design, Uniquely Chic Vintage, Dylan Elizabeth Beauty, The Plumed Serpent, Wilson Stevens Band, Paper Source, Rockstar Limo,The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar

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PEACH, SKY & LEMON photographed by Amma Rhea Photography

Creamy, sorbet shades created a cheerful ambiance for this summer wedding at Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa. A happy day calls for happy colors. Megumi and Christopher didn’t want to focus solely on one color so they entrusted their event planner and floral designer to create a palette that was bright and bubbly. The neutral walls of the Saybrook Point Inn was the blank canvas they

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needed to make the vibrant blend of colors come to life. “We didn’t want things to be too matchy. Our vendors designed a palette we loved, which included hints of red; a lucky color in Chinese culture. They really captured the joyful vibe we wanted to create,” Megumi described. Every table featured a mix of beautiful high and low floral arrangements and blue tapers. The flowers varied from creamy yellow and soft coral to light blues and pinks. Red blooms were sprinkled throughout like little hidden treasures in every arrangement—even the cake!

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A girl-next-door love story brought to life by color and light at the beautiful Gurney’s Newport

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Kacie and Patrick met when they were very young— spending summers at their grandparents’ beach houses right next door to one another. At the time of their wedding, Patrick was an officer in the Coast Guard. For Kacie and Patrick, the ocean is an important part of who they are as a couple and naturally inspired their nautical theme, and choice of venue. Gurney’s, with its pretty Pell Bridge views, was perfect. “I wanted the tent to feel romantic and elegant. I envisioned fabric swags with intertwined lights and beautiful hanging crystal chandeliers. Happily, Ryan Designs made my tent ambiance vision come to life,” Kacie described. In the tent, farm tables were placed together to create one long head table. Navy and white stripe linen topped with flowers and greens ran the length of the table,

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venue, catering, desserts & accommodations Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina floral design Sayles Livingston Design lighting & draping Ryan Designs linens & rentals PEAK Event Services tent Newport Tent - a division of PEAK Event Services photographer Hilary B. Photography

making it the focal point and the subtle nautical nod Kacie imagined. Pops of gold were introduced through seating and place settings adding to the elegance and complementing the design perfectly.

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41° North, A Little Something White, Scrumptions, Groove Authority, Viking Tours, Etsy, Annear Wedding Films, Frank Antonio Hair & Makeup, C&S Portable Restrooms

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CORAL,, DOVE & PERSIMMON photographed by Lynne Resnick

Creamy shades of orange created a preppy-meetsseaside vibe for this styled photo shoot at the New England Aquarium. The New England Aquarium is much more than a place to discover sea creatures. With amazing harbor and skyline views that are visible from their event space, it is a unique, romantic space for weddings and other celebrations. The invitations, with a watercolor crest designed by The Paper Perfectionist, set the tone. Dove grey stripe linen covered the table overlooking the water; a subtle nod to the nautical nature of the venue. Modern gold stanchions held linear floral arrangements, creating a canopy of flowers over the table. Textural blooms ranging in intensity from soft creamsicle to deep persimmon, stood out against dark leafy greens. Sprigs of feathery white flowers completed the arrangement. The bride’s elegant gown paired with the groom’s sea blue suit complemented the floral design and overall aesthetic of the photo shoot flawlessly.

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venue New England Aquarium rentals Party Rental Ltd. invitations The Paper Perfectionist men’s fashion Aldo’s House of Formals Additional Contributing Vendors

Artistic Blossoms, Urban Soiree, The Beauty Within, L’Elite Bridal, Jenny Luu Hair + Makeup

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A rich palette inspired by the jewel tones of fall and the bride’s equestrian background


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venue, catering, desserts & accommodations Lenox Boston Hotel linens, rentals & event décor PEAK Event Services Additional Contributing Vendors

Hummingbird Bridal, Laura Jean Florals, Edward Alvez Events Uplighting, Dessert Works, The Inviting Company, Wouldn’t It Be Lovely, StopGoLove, Your Dream Bridal, Suit Supply

Kim and Brian grew up in areas of the country where they weren’t able to experience all the beauty autumn has to offer. They wanted their wedding to embrace the rich, vibrant colors of the season as well as Kim’s equestrian background. The Dome Ballroom at the Lenox Boston Hotel, with its creamy white walls and gilded accents, was the perfect place to make their wedding dreams come true. Guests’ tables were cloaked in deep green, micro-suede linens to embody the look of saddle blankets, while wooden cross-back chairs added a touch of rustic barn flair. Simply elegant, white floral arrangements completed the look. The head table featured an abundance of cascading blooms in sultry scarlet and barely-there-blush hues that matched Kim’s bouquet and the stationery flawlessly. “I loved how our flowers differed from those on guests’ tables and the bridal party’s bouquets and boutonnieres. This allowed us to use rich colors without it overwhelming the design,” said Kim. 57


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Fiery foliage and hillside views paint the perfect picture for this wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn. Nestled within the rolling hillsides of Central Massachusetts, Zukas Hilltop Barn offers unparalleled views. Growing up in New England, Victoria had always dreamed of having a classic fall wedding during peak foliage season, making this rustic barn the perfect spot. “We kept our color palette neutral, with subtle autumn tones to complement the foliage and make Erik’s suit really stand out!” Victoria reminisced. A breathtaking sunset illuminated the foliage, casting an ethereal glow upon the idyllic gazebo where the ceremony was held. Soft orange roses complemented the color-rich landscape beautifully, while garnet dahlias added a sultry feel to Victoria’s bouquet. The reception tent was transformed into a sparkling autumn splendor with twinkle lights and soaring floral arrangements. Colorful branches of foliage completed the table décor with fall flair.

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venue, catering, cake, rentals & linens Zukas Hilltop Barn Additional Contributing Vendors

Travers King, Northern Lights Entertainment, Bombshell Beauty Lounge, Leslie Lee Floral Designs, Wilson Stevens, Splash!, Alison Schwartz, Alton Lane, Lazaro

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RUSSET, SAGE & BUFF photographed by Cassandra Daye

A styled photo shoot highlighting the magnificent autumn landscape of The Sablewood

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MKM Design, Kenneth Cooper Films, The Ginger Snap Cake Shop, Holly Winnie Calligraphy, Brown Built Rentals, True North Bridal, Elizabeth Dye Gowns, Color Me Gorgeous, Painted by Ashley Marie, Jonathan Reid Menswear

The Sablewood is located on 120 acres of diverse terrain in the Catskill Mountain region of New York. With breathtaking mountain views and two tranquil ponds, this beautiful venue feels like a peaceful retreat—especially in the autumn months. Owner, Lisa Shaul, gathered a talented team of vendors to design this sultry, boho-inspired photo shoot. “It was all about love and nature. Our upper pond is graced by an old willow tree and mountain views in every direction. This is a stunning photo site for our couples, and this year we are opening it up for ceremonies as well. Wedding guests will be transported up to this serene spot nestled in the hills; fully immersed in love, nature, and views of the Catskills,” said Shaul. Dark, moody blooms created bountiful bouquets that reflected the surrounding autumnal landscape. A weathered, floral-filled rowboat infused this romantic hideaway with intimacy and nostalgia. The hexagon ceremony backdrop completed this photo shoot with a dash of modernity. 61


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A styled photo shoot starring Olive & Twist; the mobile bar service of Caper’s Catering Wild and free. Inspired by the laidback boho vibes of southern California, this styled photo shoot captured the atmosphere of romance of spontaneity. “We wanted it to feel like an elopement—as if our couple had just stopped on the side of the road for a picnic and champagne toast after being married,” photographer Ella Farrell described. With a mini wooden table and vintage rug packed, Penny Lane (the Volkswagen camper-turned-mobile-bar) hit the road to a quaint little farm where the prettiest picnic would soon unfold. Garlands of fresh greenery adorned every surface of the vintage vehicle from the convertible roof to the wheel wells. Wine-hued blooms were peppered throughout the design—a subtle nod to the craft cocktail menu created by the mixologists of Olive & Twist. A macramé table runner and plush pillows completed the bohemian look with a dash of coziness.

MULBERRY, SAGE & ROSE photographed by Ella Farrell

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catering Caper’s Catering mobile bar Olive & Twist Additional Contributing Vendors

All Aboard Event Planning, Appleton Farms, Artistic Blossoms, Le Petit Knot, Pretty Wife Beauty, Ve’Lace Bridal, Vintage Adornments, House of Elliot Lace Boots, Casablanca Bridal

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The Ballroom at ProvidenceG is a magnificent blank canvas. Finished in pure white with soaring floor to ceiling windows and elegant chandeliers, it’s the perfect space to play with color. Deep berry tones mingled with black and gold created the moody vibe Bryce and Brett wanted for their winter wedding. The rest of the design was brought to life through a unique blend of florals, lighting, and textures. The head table featured a grey micro-suede linen topped with black place settings and mini arrangements of dark, exotic blooms. Guest tables were covered in pure white linen with gold flatware and lighter floral arrangements; striking a balance between dark and light while keeping the overall design cohesive. “The sleek and modern color palette we chose was a true reflection of our style. Our event planner Sarah, of Mavin House Events brought everything together beautifully,” Bryce reminisced.

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vendor category The Ballroom at ProvidenceG floral design Fresh Foraged rentals PEAK Event Services draping Exquisite Events Light & Décor accommodations Graduate Providence Additional Contributing Vendors

Sarah Crowell of Mavinhouse Events, RockStar Limo, Easy Entertaining, DJ Valentina, Robert Anthony Salon, Sarah Elizabeth Artistry, The Black Tux, Moo, Circe

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VIOLET, LIL AC & L AVENDER photographed by M.Studios

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Swirls of purple ombré petals led Christina and Joe down the aisle to a floral trellis where they would finally say, “I do.” With a vision of elegance and glamour in their minds, Christina and Joe chose shades of purple to create a stunning monochromatic look. Thousands of flowers, ranging in intensity from dusty lavender to vibrant violet, filled the ballroom at OceanCliff. Tall crystal vases made each arrangement look as if it were floating above the table. Even the bridal bouquet featured pops of purple amidst the cascade of creamy white orchids. Hints of shimmering details added depth and a dash of glam to complete the overall design. “The flowers were most definitely my favorite detail of the day. Our designer, Sayles Livingston, and her team went above and beyond.

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Hidden Host Events, Beauty Entourage, SnapBooth, Wilson Stevens Productions, Paper Rose Invitations, Sugar Bake Shoppe, Mike Picard Motion Pictures, Alexandra’s Boutique, Men’s Wearhouse, Holiday Inn, Stoneacre Brasserie, Emily Chen Quartet, Rockstar Limo

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ocean backdrop makes this radiant bride and bountiful bouquet glow. Designed by Young

this all-white table with coastal flair. Floral

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AN ALL-WHITE WEDDING INSPIRED BY THE BRIDE’S FAVORITE COLOR AND MODERN AESTHETIC

Having an all-white wedding was very important to Susana so she commissioned the talents of Soraya Belgacem of SYB Event Planning to make her wedding dreams come true. “The bride loved white, greenery, and candlelight. I added touches of blush and gold accents to round out the design,” Belgacem described. The couple recited their vows under a breathtaking canopy of greenery and white hanging flowers. After the ceremony, the

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head table was placed under the floral installation, creating a magical setting for dinner. Each table was beautifully decorated with a mix of high and low floral arrangements. Pops of champagne and gold were integrated into the design through modern place settings and candelabras. The night concluded with dinner and a magnificent cake that was topped with an edible castle as a subtle nod to their fairytale wedding and their venue.




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photographed by Kate Preftakes

Coastal Hues

A BEAUTIFUL CELEBR ATION OF LOVE OVERLOOKING MAT TAPOISET T HARBOR IN THE MIDST OF SUMMER

Caitlin had always dreamed of a seaside wedding. Growing up, she spent many summers on the beaches of Maine and Cape Cod with her family—a tradition she’s continued with Tom while dating. Shining Tides, with its lush lawn, sweeping harbor views, and open-air dance floor, was everything they wanted in a venue and more. After learning this space is affiliated with the YMCA, an organization beloved by Caitlin’s late father, the couple was sold. The floral design, fashion,

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and décor were all inspired by the rustic, seaside nature of Shining Tides. Bridesmaids wore soft pink and blue gowns in ethereal blossom prints to complement the organic floral design. Tables were dressed in airy chiffon topped with sprawling greens peppered with thistles, roses, and hydrangeas. Everything blended wonderfully with the natural beauty of the venue to achieve the seaside wedding that Caitlin and Tom had envisioned.


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photographed by Rodeo & Co.

Merry mountain SoiréE A COLORFUL SUMMER DESTINATION WEDDING SET IN THE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF SCENIC VERMONT.

Caroline and Andrew didn’t have a particular theme in mind when they started planning their wedding. They just knew they wanted a fun and colorful summer wedding in a relaxed outdoor setting. “Vermont made it a destination wedding for most of our guests, so we chose to make it a weekend-long event starting with a welcome BBQ on Friday and ending with brunch on Sunday,” Caroline reminisced. They enlisted the culinary talent of The

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Essex Resort to make this weekend of love and adventure a reality. The reception space featured an oversized deck overlooking the water and mountains—the most romantic ambiance! Creamy peach and soft pink with touches of sky blue created the perfect summer palette. A blend of ranunculus and roses created bountiful bouquets and arrangements that infused the reception space with life and color, just as they imagined.


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Infinite Events, Golden Gate Studios, Ali Lomazzo, Wright’s Dairy Farm, Ellie’s Bakery, Mike Picard, Rockstar Limo

photographed by Nelly Saraiva

Pretty in pinK KIRKBR AE COUNTRY CLUB WAS TR ANSFORMED INTO A PRET T Y PINK HAVEN OF ROMANCE FOR THIS ELEGANT SPRING WEDDING.

Like their everlasting love for each other, Marc and Ashton wanted their wedding décor to evoke the same sentiment. Pink is inherently romantic and truly timeless, which is why they chose it to be the main color in their palette. Soft blush linens were juxtaposed with rose gold sequin linens for a touch of glam. Vivid pink roses were beautiful in the arrangements of creamy white hydrangeas, roses and mums. A mix of high and low floral spheres decorated every

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table, creating depth in the elegant ballroom at Kirkbrae Country Club. Floating candles illuminated the space with warmth and intimacy to complete the ambiance. The magical night concluded with a spectacular fireworks display. “Tiffany Marisocci with Kirkbrae was the driving force behind our entire event. From the start, Tiffany was easy to work with and always demonstrated a consistent passion for our success,” recounted Marc and Ashton.


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Belle Mer, The Duck & Bunny, StopGoLove, Fisher Bus Inc., Kiss and Makeup with Anne, Celebration Corporation, Stone House

photographed by M.Studios

Bright Summer Romance VIBR ANT FLOR A AND DREAMY DÉCOR ENHANCED THE BEAUTIFUL OCEAN BACKDROP OF THIS NEWPORT WEDDING.

The simplistic charm of Little Compton, R.I., was brought to Newport through the lovely floral aesthetic of Young Designs. “We knew we wanted our flowers from Young Designs as Mary has been going to the Young Family Farm every summer for over ten years. We had always admired the bouquets of dahlias that Hattie and Sarah Young would arrange at their parents’ farm even before they were established florists,” recalled Jessie. The trellis overlooking the ocean where Mary and Jessie recited their vows was beautifully

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understated so as not to compete with the panoramic ocean views. Mary and Jessie chose dahlias and a vibrant mix of other local flowers for their reception tablescapes, but their bridal bouquets were a softer blend of dusty greens and yellow blossoms to reflect the surrounding landscape. Each table featured brushed gold goblets blooming with textural flowers in a range of vivid colors. Bright blue menu cards completed the look adding a playful pop of color that matched the bridesmaids’ gowns perfectly.


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Maritime merrimenT A CL ASSIC , SPRING WEDDING AT THE HISTORIC NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM

Tucked away on the cobblestoned streets of an old fishing village in New Bedford is the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Because of their mutual love for the ocean and the history surrounding this area, it was the perfect place for Kate and Josh to host their wedding. The vintage aesthetic of the museum and Kate’s love for clean, crisp colors inspired the wedding décor. Antique brass elements were used throughout the design as a nod to the weathered ships on exhibit.

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Pure white and rich green floral arrangements popped against the walls of the event space. There was even a chandelier of fresh greens and twinkle lights, adding to the magical ambiance. “Our florist, Farrissey Floral Designs, was fantastic! She brought our vision to life with her gorgeous arrangements. It was also important to us to feed everyone well and Morin’s crushed it— people raved about the food and cake for weeks,” Kate recalled.


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A STORYBOOK WEDDING WITHIN THE BOOKCASE WALLS OF BATES HALL AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBR ARY

Their love of literature made this happy couple’s decision to be married in New England’s most iconic library a simple one. With dramatic barrel-arched ceilings, solid oak tables, and traditional green reading lanterns, Bates Hall lends itself to sophisticated event décor. To make their vision come to life, this lovely couple called upon wedding consultant extraordinaire, Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara, of Unique Weddings by Alexis, to plan their elegant celebration of love. “The bride actually grew up

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going to the Boston Public Library, so it felt like a second home to her. She wanted the ambiance to feel modern, with a touch of tradition,” Eliopoulos O’Mara recalled. The striking color palette combined with soaring floral branches created a powerful look that left every guest in awe. Soft, romantic lighting added a sense of warmth and intimacy to the grand space. The night kicked off with an unforgettable meal crafted by in-house caterers, The Catered Affair, followed by toasts and twirls.


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Eclectic british coloniaL THREE TENTS WERE TR ANSFORMED INTO A BEAUTIFUL , TROPICAL OASIS FOR THIS UNPAR ALLELED BACK YARD WEDDING.

Peyton had a distinct vision for her wedding day. She wished for British colonial décor to reflect the aesthetic of her childhood home mixed with lots of tropical foliage to evoke a Caribbean feel. She called on the event planning talents of Festivities to find the vendors that would bring this vision to life. Bespoke Designs set the tone of the event with a breathtaking invitation suite. Peyton gave Shari, founder of Bespoke Designs, a painting by her father which

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was then printed on the back of the invitations as a keepsake. The colors of the painting sparked the palette for the tent décor. Fifteen-foot tall palm trees anchored the plush seating in the lounge tent. Colorful area rugs added a sense of coziness to the tropicalmeets-traditional vibe. The design continued in the main tent with botanical foliage mixed with white flowers and a canopy of wicker lanterns that illuminated the dance floor.


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LUSH GREENS TR ANSFORMED THIS LIGHT-FILLED URBAN BALLROOM INTO A TROPICAL OASIS.

Though Rane and Wesley were living in New England, nearly all of their guests had to travel to attend their Providence wedding. This simple fact is what sparked the tropical décor. They wanted their guests to feel like they were traveling to an exotic place while staying true to the culture of the area. “I asked myself, ‘what do I want people to think about our life in New England?’ I highlighted its diversity, urbanity, attitude, history, and classic elegance, because those are things that have influenced who we

are as a couple,” Rane described. Sustainability was at top of mind during the design process and affected many choices from food to décor. They commissioned the culinary talents of Blackstone Caterers, a company that prides themselves on sourcing their provisions from local farms. Even the floral design was environmentally conscious. Every Boston fern that decorated the tables was potted so they could be distributed after the festivities as a living reminder of a magical day.


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Abbie and Eric fully embraced the magic of the season for their classic winter wedding. They let snow and shimmering frostcovered branches inspire every design detail from décor to flowers to fashion. “We wanted it to look wintery without being an over-the-top winter wonderland. Rhodes on the Pawtuxet was the perfect spot to bring our vision to life. It’s classic with a touch of glamour. The event coordinator, Maggie, was a dream to work with,” Abbie raved. The lighting, table linens, and brides-

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maid dresses were all a beautiful shade of icy blue. The floral design featured an abundance of winter greens with pinecones and white blooms intertwined to evoke a snowy vibe. Micro arrangements in silver-painted terra cotta pots were overflowing with a blend of fir and pine evergreens sprinkled with white floral branches to complete the look. A delicious dinner, crafted by in-house caterer Russell Morin Catering & Events, kicked off the evening followed by endless dancing.


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In the Atrium at Crowne Plaza Warwick, any day of the year is a beautiful day to be married. Recently renovated, this light-filled space features whitewashed brick walls, modern starburst chandeliers, and exposed iron beams for a touch of industrial flair. It’s a blank canvas just waiting to be personalized—and that’s exactly what Amanda and Julio did for their autumn wedding. Deep scarlet was softened with white and blush to create the chic, of-the-season color palette. All white linens

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and champagne chiavari chairs became the subtle backdrop for striking floral arrangements by Cherryhill Flowers. Tall, fluted crystal vases served as vessels for an elegant mix of greenery and ombre red blossoms. These soft, yet sultry hues were carried throughout the overall design from fashion to floral to food. Even the delicious buttercream cake was decorated with beautiful flora. The magical night concluded with an amazing dinner crafted by Crowne Plaza followed by endless dancing.


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A CELEBR ATION OF TRUE LOVE AT THE ICONIC ROSECLIFF IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISL AND

Fallon and Omar fell in love with the grand architecture and grounds of Rosecliff. Fallon’s favorite color is red which made the color palette choice simple—black and white so the red would really be accentuated. The ceremony was held on the vast back lawn overlooking the ocean. With the sound of crashing waves in the background, Fallon and Omar recited their vows and shared their first kiss as husband and wife. The team at Planned to Perfection sought out the amazing

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talent that transformed the Rosecliff ballroom into an oasis of romance. Shimmering gold sequin linens covered every table to complement the surrounding gilded architectural elements. Candelabras dripping with crystals were topped with breathtaking bundles of radiant red roses. “It was a true collaboration. I thought the red roses really made everything glamorous. The floral designer really brought their vision to life,” said Christine Ellington of Planned to Perfection.


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Quidnessett Country Club is tucked away on acres of rolling greens overlooking Narragansett Bay. The Narragansett Ballroom at Quidnessett was recently renovated to reflect a modern aesthetic. Dark wood accents add richness to the fresh white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, while shimmering crystal chandeliers complete the room with understated glamour. Andrea and Dylan wanted their wedding décor to complement this new space. They chose classic colors and design details that

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would stand the test of time. The ceremony took place under a trellis of greenery with soft white flowers cascading from its arch. Inside the ballroom, guests were greeted with tables decorated with tall, white floral spheres. The head table featured an elegant, opalescent tufted loveseat where Andrea and Dylan enjoyed a spectacular meal served by the country club. The night concluded with an interactive cigar-rolling station in the gazebo overlooking the vast lawn and ocean.


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been their special retreat from the hustle and bustle, making it the perfect place to host their dreamy wedding. Leila Ryan Events commissioned a team of talented vendors to ensure their vision came to life seamlessly. 1 An elegant floral wall with cascading greenery enticed guests to look for their table. 2 A monogrammed boxwood hedge was an idyllic backdrop to the luxe lounge area. 3 Kacey and Sean recited their vows in front of a floral trellis overlooking the ocean. 4 Candle-filled crystal orbs dangled from the table canopy adding a touch of whimsy to the dramatic floral design. 5 The epitome of true love, captured flawlessly. 6 His and her seating for the dashing duo. opposite: “The flowers truly set the stage for the entire wedding. Stoneblossom created magic—there was so much beauty everywhere that it was hard to take it all in,” shared Angela, the mother of the bride. 1 2

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has always held a special place in Addison’s heart. After taking Tyler to visit, he fell in love with the beauty of the landscape, and so began the beautiful process of planning their wedding. They chose soft, neutral colors with touches of rustic design elements to enhance the nature of the coastline. “Our wedding planner, Allison Wildes from Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod, was an absolute dream. Tyler and I explained our vision, and she executed it perfectly. It was such a relief to have her team offer suggestions around logistics we would have never thought about,” said Addison. 1 Abundant floral urns created a magical backdrop for their first kiss as husband and wife. 2 The Chocolate Rose designed a simply chic white cake. 3 Soft blue bridesmaid gowns complemented the ocean setting perfectly. 4 Watercolor invitations set the tone for the day. 5 Antique gold goblets overflowed with soft pink roses and fresh greens, artfully arranged by Lilacs. 6 Warm lighting created an ethereal ambiance in the tent. opposite: Geometric chandeliers blurred the lines between rustic and modern style.

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been in the wedding cake industry for nearly seven years, Callan wanted her special day to be as beautiful as the weddings she has seen over the years but unique to her aesthetic as well. She always imagined marrying her high school sweetheart, Erickson, in an enchanting setting surrounded by loved ones—so their decision to marry just days before Christmas in a turn-of-the-century mansion was perfect. 1 As owner and cake designer of Sugar Therapy, Callan created twelve amazing cakes in a variety of sizes, flavors, and details for her guests to indulge in. 2 Callan’s ball gown glittered like fresh fallen snow, complementing the décor and sentiment of the day. 3 A waterfall of one thousand paper cranes, handmade by Callan as a nod to Erickson’s Japanese roots, cascaded over the mantle of the grand fireplace. 4 Winter greens mingled with tapers down the length of the table creating a warm, intimate vibe. 5 Artful arrangements of white flowers sprinkled with winter berries adorned every surface. 6 Wax-sealed invitations were a subtle nod to the historical grandeur of the mansion. opposite: Styled by Beth Chapman Styling + Consulting, the bridal party looked as magical as the day itself.

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and Ryan have been vacationing in Block Island since they first met at Providence College. When it came time to choose a destination for their wedding, they knew it would be the perfect place. With a vision of elegant, classic dÊcor in mind they called on the talents of Robin Hollow Farm and Ryan Designs to make their dream wedding a reality. 1 A porcelain row boat served as the antipasto bar for a touch of coastal flair. 2 Twinkling chiffon draping and classic chandeliers infused the tent with elegance. 3 Robin Hollow Farm designed a bountiful bridal bouquet bursting with a variety of fresh white blooms. 4 Floral garlands and chiffon beautifully adorn the bride and groom’s chairs. 5 The couple found an idyllic spot to have a quiet moment alone together. 6 Fancy flowers and a checkered dance floor greeted guests as they entered the tent. opposite: From soft ivory to pure white, the bridal party was styled flawlessly.

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and Jimmy hosted two weddings to celebrate their love. The first was a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, rich with red flowers and décor to symbolize festivity and passion. Their second was a modern, American soiree. “For this celebration, we wanted the color theme to be clean, peaceful and elegant, so we chose white with touches of pink and green,” Candice described. 1 Long tables topped with textured linen and soaring floral arrangements evoked romance and grandeur. 2 A warm embrace after saying “I do” was captured flawlessly. 3 “The Chanler was peaceful, but also near the center of town where our friends could have fun. With the cliff walk right there too, it was perfect,” Candice reminisced. 4 White ceramic plates with tonal lace edges added to the elegance of the table setting. 5 Candice carried an all-white bouquet bursting with shimmery white blossoms. 6 Fresh flowers cascaded down the white buttercream cake. opposite: Lush white blooms and greenery created a tabletop garden around tall, bountiful arrangements above.

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After overcoming a challenging health battle, Elissa & Jeff celebrated their victory and love for one another with a warm, light-filled wedding.

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Jeff was placed in remission, we started to plan our wedding. We wanted a glamorous, warm, celebratory feel. It was our day to breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate our love, health, and future together,” Elissa reminisced. With that sentiment in mind, they set out to find the perfect venue. Red Lion Inn, with its exposed beams and glistening chandeliers, was exactly what they imagined for their Gatsby-like celebration. 1 Overcome with joy and love, the newlyweds made their way down the candlelit staircase to greet their guests. 2 The couple shared a moment alone to embrace the sunset and each other on the beautiful stone terrace. 3 Twinkling lights illuminated the rustic space with an inviting glow. 4 The most delicate hint of blush added dimension to Elissa’s cascading bouquet. 5 A seasonal blend of white flowers and frosted greens romanced the sweetheart table. 6 The sweet ending to an even sweeter day was this cake from Konditor Meister. opposite: The beautiful bridal party evoked an impressive glam vibe with their plush wraps and glittery gowns. 6 1

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Graduate Providence, formally known as Providence Biltmore, is an iconic landmark. Newly renovated with bright colors and whimsical design elements, it was the perfect place for Haylee and Deepak to have their wedding. “With many guests traveling to attend, we needed a venue that was large enough to accommodate everyone and house them for the weekend. The Graduate Providence has the charm and character that we both love and it is right in our backyard,” Haylee described. 1 The perfect match in every sense of the word. 2 The sultry mix of light and dark florals inspired the rest of the design. 3 Liquid metallic gowns captured the vintage glam vibe inherent to the Graduate Providence. 4 Officially married and sealed with a kiss! 5 This sweet treat served as edible décor. opposite: Gilded accents and lush floral arrangements created a look of effortless elegance in the grand ballroom.


A sunset wedding tucked away in the

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is an enchanting escape right in Mount Hope Farm’s backyard. A long, tree-lined driveway leads to serene clearing where the bay meets the woods. With breathtaking sunset ocean views, this spot was absolutely perfect for Meryl and Andrew’s wedding. “It incorporated our favorite parts of nature and we knew our guests would find it magical,” Meryl reminisced. 1 Classic Rhode Island fare with a modern twist was served. 2 Meryl and Andrew recited their vows by the sea at sunset under a remarkable floral arch. 3 Dark wood tables were romanced with lush florals and warm candlelight. 4 This signature SEMIA bouquet featured luscious dahlias and delicate purple blooms. 5 Glowing lanterns and a bounty of autumn flowers anchored the entrance to the tent. 6 The water’s edge was a tranquil reprieve for the newlyweds to have a moment alone. opposite: It was Meryl’s dream to have the aisle mirror a flower garden path and SEMIA brought it to life with beauty and grandeur.

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THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM WAS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR ART-LOVERS ELAINA & CHRISTIAN TO HOST THEIR DREAM WEDDING.

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dating, Elaina and Christian spent a lot of time visiting museums and art galleries, reveling in their love for art. The Peabody Essex Museum had always been their favorite. In fact, Elaina’s first gift to Christian was a pair of Ansel Adams prints, purchased from the Peabody Essex Museum gift shop! They hang in their home now as a beautiful reminder of the love that bloomed and was celebrated by marriage in that very same spot a few years later. 1 Elaina chose a striking black & white color palette, for a clean, modern look. 2 Sea grass sprouting from each cake layer was a subtle nod to the coastal setting of the museum. 3 Elaina and Christian’s reception was the first event celebrated in the beautifully renovated Garden Atrium. 4 Natalia, Event Coordinator of PEM, spent time after hours showing the couple the best photo–op locations. 5 The pure white floral design complemented the minimalist aesthetic of the Atrium. 6 Their love for art and each other, captured in a single photo. opposite: “We’re so happy to be a part of the museum’s history as the first wedding in that space,” recalled Elaina.

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and Jonathan wanted a wedding that was elaborate in design, but romantic in mood. They chose a bold, glittery palette of red and gold with lots of roses to honor the event design aesthetic of Antonio’s late mother. With the guidance of Michael Marcoux, they found the talent that brought their vision to life with magnificence and grandeur. 1 The head table captured the theme of the night through sequin linen, a red rose floral runner, and old-world candelabras. 2 A soaring six-tier cake left guests in awe of its beauty and size. 3 The custom boxwood hedge was a perfect spot to steal a smooch and snap a shot. 4 An abundance of red flora and a massive twinkling tree added romance to the opulent architecture. 5 Classic New England fare was served by Russell Morin Catering & Events. 6 Orbs of lush red blooms looked as if they were floating above each guest table. opposite: “Sayles Livingston Design exceeded expectations with florals that fit our vision and the venue perfectly”, said Antonio.


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and Melania envisioned their wedding to be classic in aesthetic, but non-traditional in nature. They wanted a venue that felt intimate, elegant, and was dog friendly. “When we visited Linden Place, we knew it was perfect. With its courtyard and carriage house, it had the wow-factor while maintaining an intimate, homey feel as if it were our own property,” Storm reminisced. 1 A minimalist place setting allowed the focus of the table to be on the floral centerpieces. 2 “Exquisite Events did a phenomenal job with décor and completely transforming the carriage house into our dream reception,” said Storm. 3 A sparkling send-off after a magical evening of love. 4 The ceremony was held in the courtyard surrounded by beautiful trees and loved ones. 5 Anemones in Melania’s bouquet complemented the rest of the bridal fashion flawlessly. 6 Warm candlelight infused the carriage house with a romantic glow. opposite: The epitome of chic, captured candidly in front of the mansion’s grand façade. 1 4

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Imagine gingham dancing playfully among festive florals and delightful patterns, while vivid colors of fuchsia and coral mingled with verdant greens and touches of sunny yellow. It was summer in Newport, RI and this styled photo shoot truly embraced the design team’s playful aesthetic while also complementing the lovely ocean side location. The Eisenhower House sits on the vast lawn of Fort Adams State Park overlooking the harbor. This historical landmark inspired the idea to include vintage décor as a nod to its rich past. Antique parasols and a weathered bicycle were among some of the design elements that blended perfectly with the cheerful, modern palette. Fashion stylist and owner, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, fashioned classic preppy looks that introduced additional colors and prints to the mix. “I dressed the bride in a tailored Carolina Herrera gown and the bridesmaids in bright dresses from Lula Kate. They played beautifully off of the fanciful Lily Pulitzer flower girl prints and seersucker suit worn by the ring bearer. I gave Aldo Segama, of Aldo’s House of Formals the challenge of finding a pink jacket for our groom to complete the look and he delivered with flying colors,” Beth described. All the imagined elements of this photo shoot came together to inspire a day filled with pure eye-candy.

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“There is something so magical about the Dome Room in the Lenox Hotel... the second that we walked into that room we were overwhelmed by its beauty and classic elegance. Location, convenience and flexibility were the top three things that we were looking for in a wedding venue and the Lenox Hotel checked off all of our boxes and more! From the all inclusive package to the staff who accommodated all of our special requests, our entire experience was easy, stress-free and to put it quite simply, perfect.”

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A styled photo shoot

SET ON THE ROLLING HILLSIDE OF A MAGNIFICENT ESTATE IN VERMONT

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Something Borrowed, Something

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An imaginative spring wedding captured the rich history of the estate through soft watercolors,

lush flowers and a touch of whimsy. As the talented team of wedding professionals set out to find inspiration, they stumbled upon a grand mural that left them awestruck. This mural, painted by the very first owner of the estate, is what inspired the lighthearted palette of watercolor pastels. The landscape and gardens blurred the lines between tradition and playfulness. This unique juxtaposition was reflected through the floral design, fashion and décor. “We felt it was very important to honor the original owner and landscape architect of the estate, Horace Brown and Ellen Biddle Shipman. Their love for this estate is still very evident. Working with wedding clients at this magnificent property is made very easy because of the cohesiveness and beauty of the architecture, landscaping and overall setting,” said Emily Herzig of Emily Herzig Floral Studio.

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VINTAGE A historical brick space, softened with feathery flora and hushed hues, evoked an utterly romantic vibe for this styled photo shoot. PHOTOGRAPHED BY M.STUDIOS


the vision Once an old textile mill, the historic Hope Artiste Village is now a light-filled blank canvas just waiting to be transformed. Its weathered brick walls evoke a vintage, industrial vibe that was softened by feathery florals, luxe textures and a color palette of romantic neutrals. The dramatic contrast created an ethereal ambiance that was carried out through every detail of this styled photo shoot, from décor to food to fashion. Love Bird Bridal Shop curated a collection of gowns that complemented the color palette while adding a touch of bohemian style to the mix. A floral crown and arm cuff were just the right accessories to complete each boho-inspired look. The feathery floral design was achieved with pampas grass and the amazing talent of Michelle Jeanne Floral Design. “I’m always inspired by the beauty of the bloom itself. The blush pampas grass was the perfect texture to achieve the desired look,” Michelle described. A delicate mix of creamy white and blush roses, peonies, and orchids rounded out the design with a hint of structure.

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THIS PAGE: 1 Blossoming orchid branches were a beautiful, unexpected addition to the bridal bouquet. 2 A touch of modernity was introduced through this unique bridesmaid bouquet. 3 Succulent salmon with fresh cranberries and asparagus was expertly crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events. 4 The mini lounge was made to look like a whimsical floral garden. 5 A floral cuff was an innovative take on traditional jewelry. 6 A refreshing herbal cocktail created for toasting. OPPOSIT E: The floral canopy combined with lustrous velvet linen, lacy place settings, and vintage-inspired chairs created this beautiful focal point and tied everything together flawlessly.


featured vendors

floral design & styling Michelle Jeanne Floral Design rentals & furniture PEAK Event Services catering Russell Morin Catering & Events invitations & paper Bespoke Designs bride & bridesmaid fashion & accessories Love Bird Bridal Shop groom’s fashion Aldo’s House of Formals hair Julie Rose Beauty make-up Cindy Contreras for Julie Rose Beauty photography M.Studios planning, design & styling BLISS Celebrations Team Additional Contributing Vendors

Hope Artiste Village, Maggie Inc.

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Christine Hewitt Weddings

The Eisenhower House is the perfect setting for weddings, clam bakes and corporate functions. This stately mansion, built in 1873, commands breathtaking views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Once the summer White House of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this beautiful property is owned by the State of Rhode Island. With ample parking and rolling lawns, Eisenhower House can provide the ideal location for your next event. 868 Worcester St | Wellesley, MA 02482 | Suite C 978-996-8289 | Soraya@SYBeventplanning.com SYBeventplanning.com 182

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MAKE IT A DAY TO YOUR CELEBRATION. REMEMBER AT KIRKBRAE. make it an event to remember Why share your celebration with us? Our award-winning event and culinary staff is committed to exceeding your expectations in every way. Sprawling and elegant ballrooms accommodate wide ranging event designs and can be transformed to create the ideal setting for your gathering, celebration, party, or wedding. Surrounded by impeccable landscape and stunning views your guests can enjoy from our many balconies. We are conveniently located 15 min from downtown Providence and 50 minutes from Boston. Big event or small, we are here to make you shine!

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the vision Rich colors that captivate the eye. An aroma of fallen leaves wafting through the air. The soothing sounds of a babbling brook in the distance. These natural elements that awaken the senses inspired the vision for this intimate dinner, set in the woodlands of Cape Cod. “I have walked these woods for thirty years and realized the beauty of fallen trees, moss-covered tree trunks, and weathered paths. It is truly magical. I imagined a polished, wood table in the clearing with opulent accents to juxtapose the wild nature of the setting,� Karen Taddei of Lilacs described. Taddei’s image was brought to life through her lush floral design, the warmth of vintage velvet seating, and creative comfort food from The Casual Gourmet that tantalized the taste buds. The color palette stayed true to the surrounding landscape. Pops of pink, peach, and white added dimension to a base of deeply saturated greens and rusty reds. Every design element harmonized flawlessly with the setting, achieving the enchanting ambiance desired.

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medley of vegetables complemented the floral design

and tasted delectable. 2 The Casual Gourmet crafted an autumn harvest bisque topped with pomegranate seeds for a touch of sweetness. 3 Hints of deep purple leaves added dimension to the white and green bouquet.

4 Seasonal berries and fragrant star anise decorated the four-tier cake designed by The Chocolate Rose. 5 A boholuxe vibe was reflected through fashion and design details.


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sustenance while the guests mingled. 4 Roasted Cornish hen, savory veggies, and an extra-sweet sweet potato was the ultimate comfort meal.

opposite: A mossy wrought iron bench paired with a velvet tufted settee created an artful contrast at the flower-filled table.

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resource

DIRECTORY

Cakes & Favors Chocolate Rose, The | p. 158 774-238-7020 www.chocolaterosecakes.com

Konditor Meister | p. 85 781-849-1970 www.konditormeister.com

Sugar Therapy | p. 182 860-510-1537 www.ineedsugartherapy.com

Russell Morin Catering & Events | IFC, p. 1

Jaclyn Watson Events | p. 88

Lilacs | p. 33

802-324-1433

508-428-3515

888-552-7822

www.jaclynwatsonevents.com

www.lilacsflorals.com

www.morins.com

Cinematography Artistic Wedding Films | p. 157 877-819-0923

www.artisticweddingfilms.com

Entertainment Sugarbabies | p. 93

Michael Marcoux Events | p. 49

Michelle Jeanne Floral Design | p. 10

617-470-2102

401-822-3535

michaeleventplanner@gmail.com

www.michellejeannefloraldesign.com

Pearl Weddings | p. 126

Robin Hollow Farm | p. 160

860-966-0065

401-294-2868

www.pearlweddingsandevents.com

www.robinhollowfarm.com

Planned to Perfection | p. 162

Roses and Thistle | p. 105

401-749-5293

781-631-1027

www.plannedtoperfectionllc.com

www.rosesandthistle.com

www.sugarbabiesinc.com

SYB Event Planning | p. 182

Sayles Livingston Design | p. 2 & 3

Event Décor, Lighting & Production

978-996-8289

401-635-9500

www.sharonmorgera.com

www.sybeventplanning.com

www.sayleslivingstondesign.com

Catering

Unique Weddings by Alexis | p. 93

SEMIA | p. 16

Exquisite Events Light & Décor | p. 63

617-833-5661

401-232-5353

Calligraphy & Design Sharon Morgera | p. 174 401-846-2014

610-209-5021

Ananda for Russell Morin Catering & Events | IFC, p. 1

401-792-3254

888-552-7822

Griffin & Griffin | p. 77

www.exquisiteeventsdecor.com

www.weddingsbyalexis.com

www.semiafloral.com

Fashion & Jewelry

Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design | p. 25 401-884-3220

www.morins.com/ananda

207-835-4769

Aldo’s House of Formals | p. 45

Blackstone Caterers | BC

www.griffingriffinlighting.com

401-946-2889

www.stoneblossom.com

www.aldoshouseofformals.com

Young Designs | p. 75

401-848-2030

Ormonde Productions | p. 12 & 13

www.blackstonecaterers.com

401-435-6200

Long’s Jewelers | p. 105

Capers Catering | p. 162

www.ormondeproductions.com

617-426-8500 - Boston, MA 781-356-5300 - Braintree, MA 781-272-5400 - Burlington, MA 978-531-6900 - Peabody, MA 603-891-2000 - Nashua, NH

800-465-6509 | 781-279-5100

Ryan Designs | p. 8

www.caperscatering.com

401-742-0464

Casual Gourmet, The | p. 39

www.ryan-designs.com

508-775-4946

Event Planning & Design

www.longsjewelers.com

781-982-9333

AMC Weddings | p. 45

www.thecateredaffair.com

401-374-9518

www.lovebirdbridalshop.com

www.thecasualgourmet.com

Catered Affair, The | p. 68

Love Bird Bridal Shop | p. 55 860-389-8646

www.amcweddings.com

White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 14

www.festivitiesevents.com

EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design | p. 136

www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

Forks & Fingers | p. 137

978-857-0762

www.efdcreative-events.com

Floral Design

Festivities Events | p. 95 203-847-7774

203-298-4530

www.forksandfingersct.com

MAX Ultimate Food | p. 83 617-427-9799

www.maxultimatefood.com

Olive & Twist | p. 162 781-279-5100

www.oliveandtwistbar.com

Peppers Artful Events | p. 87 508-393-6844

www.peppersartfulevents.com

Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod | p. 174 508-369-7444

860-669-4596

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www.lisageorge.com

Julie Rose Beauty | p. 174 401-648-1761

julierosebeauty1@gmail.com

Invitations, Paper Goods & Gifts Bespoke Designs | p. 89 203-557-6777

www.bespokedesigns.com

Coral Pheasant | p. 49

www.apothecaflowers.com

Exquisite Events Planning & Design | p. 112

401-231-5666

www.cherryhillflower.org

Emily Herzig Floral Studio | p. 168

www.exquisiteeventsdetails.com

603-444-7600

Festivities Events | p. 95

www.ehfloral.com

203-847-7774

Fresh Foraged Designs | p. 54 508-264-9131

www.freshforaged.com

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Lisa George | p. 136 774-521-3107

603-497-4940

Cherryhill Flowers | p. 99

www.festivitiesevents.com

Hair & Makeup

Apotheca | p. 91

www.eecapecod.com

401-846-3254

617-431-8143

www.ydflowers.com

651-261-7251

www.coralpheasant.com

Paper Perfectionist, The | p. 126 www.thepaperperfectionist.com

Papers | p. 97 401-847-1777

www.papersnewport.com


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DIRECTORY

Photography

Venues

Hilary B. Photography | p. 136

Atlantica | p. 111

401-667-7897

781-383-1704

www.hilarybphotography.com

www.atlanticacohasset.com

Justin and Mary -The Weddings | p. 168

Ballroom at Providence G, The | p. 127

www.justinandmaryweddings.com

401-585-8005

Kate Preftakes Photography | p. 53 603-759-8362

www.preftakesphoto.com

M. Studios | p. 108 401-954-0577

www.mstudiosri.com

Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 81 401-524-7538

www.providencegevents.com

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum | p. 79 401-253-2707

www.blithewold.org

Bohlin, The | p. 103 401-619-7199

www.bohlinnewport.com

www.scolariphoto.com

Boston Harbor Hotel, The | p. 19

Planning Resources

www.bhh.com

Block Island Tourism | p. 110

Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 109 + IBC

800-383-2474

www.blockislandinfo.com

Boston Wedding Group | p. 21

617-439-7000

401-847-1300

www.thechanler.com

Chapel Grille Restaurant | p. 149

www.bostonweddinggroup.com

401-944-9900 ext. 2

Rentals

Crowne Plaza Hotel | p. 98

Exquisite Events Light & DĂŠcor | p. 63

401-732-6000

401-792-3254

www.chapelgrilleri.com

www.crownehotelwarwick.com

www.exquisiteeventsdecor.com

Eisenhower House | p. 182

Newport Tent a division of PEAK Event Services | p. 15

401-847-6740

401-683-9160

Essex Resort & Spa, The | p. 88

www.newporttent.com

eisenhowerhousenewport@gmail.com 800-727-1295

Party Rental Ltd. | p. 4 & 5

www.essexresort.com

844-GO-HIPPO

Floral Reserve, The | p. 16

www.partyrentalltd.com

401-383-7299

PEAK Event Services | p. 15

www.thefloralreserve.com

833-888-PEAK

Graduate Providence | p. 6 & 7

www.peakeventservices.com

401-456-3021

Ryan Designs | p. 8

www.graduatehotels.com/providence

401-742-0464

www.ryan-designs.com

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina | p. 69

Sperry Tents | p. 23

401-849-2600

888-825-7542

www.sperrytents.com

Transportation & Valet

Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 183

Providence Public Library | p. 156

401-333-1300

401-455-8072

www.kirkbrae.com

morins.com/providence-public-library

Lenox Hotel | p. 170

Quidnessett Country Club | p. 107

617-421-4907

401-884-1100

www.lenoxhotel.com

www.quidnessett.com

Linden Place | p. 38

Red Lion Inn, The | p. 111

401-253-0390

781-383-1704

www.lindenplace.org

www.redlioninn1704.com

Mount Hope Farm | p. 54

Regatta Place | p. 70

401-254-1745

401-619-7924

www.morins.com/mount-hope-farm

www.newportexperience.com

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 91

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 101

508-717-6833 | 508-997-0046 ext 133

401-785-4333

www.whalingmuseum.org

www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com

New England Aquarium | p. 159

Sablewood at Highview Springs, The | p. 169

617-973-5205

www.neaq.org

518-461-6013

www.thesablewood.com

Newport Vineyards | p. 73 www.newportvineyards.com

Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa | p. 114

OceanCliff | p. 70

www.saybrook.com

401-848-5161

860-388-4809

401-619-7924

Schooner Aurora | p. 38

www.newportexperience.com

401-619-7924

Pavilion at Grace, The | p. 97

www.newportexperience.com

401-331-3225

www.pavilionatgrace.org

Shining Tides | p. 81

Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club, The | p. 184

www.shiningtidesweddings.com

508-209-3000 ext.113

508-525-5729

Waterman Grille | p. 176

www.pavilionatpinehills.com

401-521-9229

Peabody Essex Museum | p. 175

www.watermangrille.com

978-542-1615

www.pem.org/venues

Zukas Hilltop Barn | p. 59

Ponds at Bolton Valley, The p. 88

www.zukas.com

508-885-5320

802-764-1428

www.essexresort.com/vermont-weddings/ venues/the_ponds_at_bolton_valley

inspiration at your finger tips

www.gurneysresorts.com/newport

Harbor Lights | p. 53 401-737-6353

www.harborlightsri.com

Perfection Valet Parking | p. 108

Hotel Viking | p. 148

800-218-5813, 401-295-7700

401-847-3300

www.perfectionvaletparking.com

www.hotelviking.com

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