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The design trends this year made a statement in the most elegant and unexpected ways. Dramatic floral installations elevated the look of traditional table arrangements. Lounge areas were designed to make guests feel at home with chic, cushy seating. And lastly, color transitioned from soft, hushed tones to deeply saturated color that invigorated the soul. From dark and moody to bright and vibrant, color truly made the biggest statement of all! We are proud to share that we are continuing to grow our network of event professionals across New England in order to bring you the best services and content! We are passionate about print because like true love, it remains forever. Whether you are planning a wedding, throwing a party or you are an event professional, this beautiful printed publication is a beacon of fresh ideas that will be your muse. Our digital platforms continue to enhance the experience of flipping through the pages of BLISS Celebrations by making it easy to click on links to direct you to the event professionals who can create an event as special as the ones on our social media and blog pages. Watch the BLISS platforms come to life by following us on social media and the BLISS blog!

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I am thrilled to share with you the much-anticipated 9th edition of Bliss Celebrations Guide! The inspiration that fills these pages transcends year after year, and it would not be possible without our devoted readers and amazing contributors. From imaginative collaborations to unforgettable weddings, I am forever thankful for the never-ending circle of inspiration that makes this coffee-table-worthy magazine a success.

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Something White. 2 Beet-infused deviled eggs crafted by Blackstone Caterers are almost too pretty to eat. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov. 3 Like candy for your ring finger, this rose gold pink diamond ring is the ultimate proposal. Available at Long’s Jewelers. 4 Pink watercolor invites from Papers set the tone for an intimate soirée. 5 Forgo 1

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tradition and wear a soft blush wedding dress like this tulle gown by Willowby. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. 6 Add feminine charm to your place setting with rose gold chargers from Party Rental Ltd. 7 Three unique layers of cake blend to create one beautiful masterpiece by Peppers Artful Events. Photographed by 6

Allegro Photography. 8 Petite pink roses with hints of greenery create a darling arrangement designed by Artistic Blossoms. Photographed by Corinna Raznikov. 9 Rose gold flatware infuses

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this modern marble place setting with feminine flair. From PEAK Event Services. 10 Raw edges,

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and savory lamb chops are cooked to perfection by Forks & Fingers. Photographed by Manny Vargas. 4 A Renaissance-style ring from Long’s Jewelers makes for a unique wedding band. 5 A rich velvet bridesmaid gown is a luxe bridal party look, perfect for an autumn wedding. From the Jenny Yoo bridesmaid collection available at The White Dress by the Shore. 6 Sleek,

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gown is the epitome of grace. Available at A Little Something White. 7 Fresh fruit tartlets tantalize the taste buds with a satisfying balance of sweet and tart. From Russell Morin Catering & Events. Photographed by Lea St. Germain. 8 A bold scarlet envelope reveals a simply elegant invitation suite designed by Coral Pheasant. 9 Mini cheeseburger sliders crafted by East Meets West Catering are the perfect bitesized treats. Photographed by Lauren Gertz. 10 Crimson and burnt amber blooms create a lush, moody bouquet by Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design. Photographed by Stephanie 2

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Barge wedding dress. Dusty blue floral embroidery enlivens this airy Jenny Yoo bridesmaid gown. Both available at The White Dress by the Shore. 9 A giant dahlia blossom takes center stage in this textural bouquet designed by Emily Herzig Floral Studio. Photographed by Emily Delamater. 10 Blue floral linen is a canvas for elegant taper candles

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elegance and grace. Both available at A Little Something White. 9 A hanging floral canopy is like a garden in the sky. Floral design and photo by Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design at The Chanler. 10 Verdant greens sprinkled with white blooms designed by Lilacs adorn bamboo chairs. Planning by Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod. Chairs from PEAK Event Sevices. Photographed by Kate McElwee. 11 Chiffon draping with garlands

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Rainbow colors and whimsical design elements transformed a luxe tent into a haven of joy.


At first glance it appears that Lillian has an affinity for butterflies, but in reality her wedding day was an artistic display of symbolism perfectly executed by Ryan Designs and True Events. Since Lillian and Matthew met in an airport, the couple chose to have thousands of butterflies fused into their décor as a nod to the flight and to represent the evolution of their romantic love story. These elements were further expressed using a colorful canopy of ribbons and butterflies that enticed guests to look up as they entered the sailcloth enclosure. “I just wanted people to walk into the tent and smile,” remembers Lillian. “I was thrilled with the way the tent looked and it felt–just like joy to me.” The floral décor was inspired by Lillian’s love for English gardens. Vibrant blooms spilled out of white metal birdcages, while other tables featured imaginative trees made of flowers and soaring branches. The floral arrangements, place-settings and lighting complemented the vibrancy of the butterfly landscape, resulting in a flawlessly cohesive design.

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DUSTY BLUE, BLUSH & WHITE photographed by Andrew Henderson

Floral gardens surrounding the bride’s childhood home inspired a watercolor wedding palette.

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It was high spring when Sarah and Peter made their way down the aisle. The gardens at Blithewold Mansion were in full bloom with the soft colors of the season, creating an especially nostalgic experience for the bride. Growing up in a Virginia farmhouse surrounded by fresh flowers, Sarah always knew she wanted a floral-themed wedding. However, it was her engagement on hydrangea-filled Nantucket that inspired the day’s touches of dusty blue. “The blush was actually an unexpected addition thanks to my wedding gown,” Sarah explained. “I tried on whites and even a very light blue, but as soon as I tried on the blush dress, I knew I had to have it in my color palette.” Surrounded by Narragansett Bay, under a floral arch draped with pink chiffon, the couple recited their vows. After they expressed their love for each other, the sweet, airy aroma of fresh blooms guided guests towards the tent for an unforgettable evening of dinner and dancing.

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FUCHSIA, CORAL & AQUA photographed by Sara Zarrella

A styled photo shoot showcased the allure of bold blossoms, vibrant hues and whimsy.

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The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, RI played host to a magnificent styled photo shoot designed by Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis. “Vibrant, chic, vintage, glamorous and even a little playful is what we envisioned for this photo shoot. We wanted to think outside the box, but not in an unattainable way,” Eliopoulos O’Mara explained. “Everything we created for the shoot could be used by a couple at their wedding.” Teaming up with Giti Gerami of Botanica Wedding Floral, the pair designed a mesmerizing tablescape that struck a balance between glamour and the unexpected. Cascading arrangements of prismatic blooms were juxtaposed with vintage, white farm chairs. A satin runner in bright aqua was a surprising pop of color that complemented the ocean backdrop beautifully. The ceremony site overlooking the coastal shores of Newport provided an amazing backdrop for the latest decor trend: a deconstructed arbor of brilliant blooms and flowering branches. Every unique detail flowed effortlessly into one cohesive design.

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MULBERRY, TEAL & SAPPHIRE photographed by Elizabeth LaDuca

Captivating jewel tones evoked vintage glamour for this styled photo shoot designed by SD Events.

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“Fall is one of the most popular seasons for weddings and we love to incorporate deep, rich tones to complement the landscape. Outdoor soirées happen in New England through mid-November so our goal was to show the warmth and depth of the season,” Tasha Bracken of SD Events described. To achieve the goal, jewel-toned elements were used throughout. A copper trellis draped with greenery and crimson flora served as the ceremony space. Freshly-cut blossoms dangled elegantly like gemstones suspended in mid-air. Billowy chiffon draping rounded out the design. The tablescape was the perfect blend of masculine and feminine details. Gathered velvet in rich teal lined the weathered trestle table. A mix of sapphire taper candles and smoky-blue crystal votive candles infused the table with warmth and intimacy. Lush flora in a spectrum of scarlet hues added a soft, fiery glow that popped against the cool blues to complete the look.

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Sarah and Shaun exchanged vows in their favorite city at the historic Providence Public Library.

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The night Sarah and Shaun were engaged they snuck into the Providence Public Library to celebrate. Nearly two magical years later they said “I do” in the very same spot. “Although we toured other venues in RI, we kept going back to that beautiful, marble, historic venue and knew it was the perfect fit for us! It had the classic feel that we were going for and was centrally located in our favorite city,” Sarah recalled. As an event planner herself, Sarah had a clear vision of what she wanted for their big day and took the time to handpick each vendor to bring it to life. Keeping the color palette neutral, Sarah chose ivory and champagne mixed with nature’s neutral, fresh green. Donning a merlot tuxedo, Shaun was the pop of color that added depth and a touch of autumn to the look. Lush bouquets with bordeaux blooms tied it all together gracefully.

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While meandering through London, Kyler and Andrew stumbled upon an old weathered church overgrown with vines and illuminated by the sun’s ethereal glow. Back home, they found an industrial space with exposed bricks and weathered wood walls, reminiscent of the church in London. With the guidance of their event planner, Daisies & Pearls and photographer, Lindsay Hackney, they met with lighting experts, Griffin & Griffin, and floral artists from Apotheca to design their urban garden. “They had never worked together before, but admired each other’s work and immediately started talking about how they could hang this, or adorn greenery to that. It all came together perfectly,” the couple raved. Edison bulbs hung from copper wires infusing the raw space with warmth and radiance. Fresh greenery mingled with wrought-iron chandeliers and support beams creating the look of a garden in the sky. Every detail tied back to that old church, but the most touching detail of all was the ceremony trellis; that trellis will forever remain in their garden as a beautiful reminder of their favorite day.

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Traveling down the dirt path of historic Newport Vineyards instantly evokes feelings of heartfelt warmth. While the Vineyard is vast with endless rows of grape vines, there is a sense of intimacy that cannot be ignored. For this styled shoot, Cassandra Earle, Sales Director at Newport Vineyards, showcased a casually elegant vibe by contrasting rustic elements with fancy flora and glassware. A long farm table lined with simple, white linen set the stage for a beautiful spread. Shiny gold vessels held earthy arrangements filled with peach and merlot blooms, as well as fresh grapes picked straight from the vineyard. Golden amber goblets and antique-inspired china infused the tablescape with vintage appeal. A cheese display with an array of flavorful savors from mild brie, to sharp cheddar and bottles of the Vineyard’s finest wine completed the table setting.

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A classic color palette inspired by Kate’s childhood home décor created striking appeal for this wedding on Cape Cod.


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With her mother being an interior designer, Kate has always had an appreciation for patterns and textures. The antique blue and white china that adorned the walls of her childhood home inspired the décor and color palette for her beautiful Cape Cod wedding. She called on the talents of Allison Wildes Liset of Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod to bring her visions to life. “There were so many details to the whole evening, and I couldn’t have done it without Allison and her team. They made what we envisioned happen, even when there were twists and turns along the way,” Kate raved. Each table had its own unique look, creating an organic, yet cohesive design. Solid white and blue linens mingled with patterned linens atop the tables. Beautiful topiaries stood tall on round tables, while the rectangle tables were adorned with garlands of greenery, flora and floating candles. Touches of greenery also decorated the chandeliers and support beams, transforming the tent into a magical garden.

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Wianno Club, Chase Canopy, Washashore Bakery, Sultans of Swing, William Arthur Invitations, Ashley D. Studios, Manx Media, Cape Destinations, Stacey Kuehn Hair, Andrea Kooharian Makeup

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SKY BLUE, CELADON & WHITE photographed by Danni La Raia

Cool pastels enhanced the lofty feel of an exquisitely restored barn in the majestic Catskill Mountains.

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This styled photo shoot is the beautiful result of a family’s multi-year effort to restore The Sablewood at Highview Springs. While the organic beauty of the barn was carefully preserved, 50-plus oversized windows were added to make this event space truly unique. “The shoot was inspired by the barn itself and the launch of this luxurious new venue,” explained Lisa Shaul of The Sablewood. “Our goal was to create a timeless look with dusty neutrals that enhanced the raw beauty of the old post-and-beam structure.” For the shoot, a palette of cool-toned pastels paired with billowy chiffon draping added to the airiness of the rustic sun-drenched barn. The in-house farm table was lined with a textured white linen and a garland of fresh greenery. Gilded candelabras added warmth to the table, complementing the massive 100-year-old chandelier that hung above. Metal chairs and crystal place settings completed the look with a modern twist.

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SILVER, SANDSTONE & SLATE photographed by Erin McGinn

The tranquil transition from autumn to winter was captured through foraged flora and foliage. Kim and Chris, the talented duo of Greenlion Design, set the tone at the Newport Beach House with their unique take on an heirloom barn table. Photographer Erin McGinn shared, “We wanted to showcase a way to entertain and bring this soulful landscape of organic colors indoors, to a holiday table or simply a celebratory gathering of friends.” Cream-white gauze linens draped across each table setting created a twist on a classic look, while gold flatware and tumblers added a dash of subtle shimmer. Weathered-looking sketches from Chris’ childhood lent authenticity to the artfully set foraged flora. In addition, a collection of robust floral arrangements entwined with peaks of foliage from golden yellow to burnt amber expressed the changing of the seasons. To complete the look, a vanilla-cream cake added the perfect finishing touch to the cozy table.

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BURGUNDY, MAUVE & IVY GREEN photographed by Trevor Holden

A graceful mix of deep and dusty hues enhanced the historic beauty of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. While Theresa had always dreamed of wearing a blush wedding dress, it was her sister’s floral embroidered matron-of-honor dress that sparked the color palette for her wedding day. Deep burgundy and dusty mauve hues adorned the nuptials from the bridal party’s attire, to the floral décor. The tables were reminiscent of an ancient feast. Pomegranates, grapes and pears were scattered amid interlocking vines to create the “beautiful mess” Theresa envisioned. “Though the reception was at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, I didn’t want to be too literal with a nautical theme – so the seafood menu we chose was the perfect way to tie it all together,” raved the bride. “Russell Morin Catering & Events were truly the architects of the whole day from their creative and delicious food choices, to their day-of coordinators that made my ideas a reality.”

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Adam Camacho Makeup, Lisa Marie Designs, Fresh Foraged Designs, XO The Girls, Michael Rock Entertainment, Etsy, Salon Salon Limousine, Minted, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, Main Street Formals, MRT Jewelers, St. George Roman Catholic Church, Little Moss, Fairfield x

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EMERALD, VIOLET & CHAMPAGNE photographed by Sarah Pudlo

Vivid hues and rich textures evoked a sultry, glamorous vibe in an airy light-filled loft. A new level of romance is achieved when designing with bold, saturated hues. “We chose to work with a triadic color scheme; emerald green being our dominant color, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018, ultra violet as our non-dominant color and silver as our accent color,” explained Erica Trombetti, owner and principal planner/ designer, of Infinite Events. Luxurious textures were juxtaposed with clean lines for a unique look. From hand-cut, emerald velvet napkins and lavender flora, to smoky grey Lucite® chairs and a deep brown cowhide rug, the pairings added dimension while striking the perfect balance between bright and dark. Natural light bounced off silvery champagne accents that infused the space with shimmer. To add an element of sweetness, a magnificent hand-painted cake captured the essence of the decorated loft like a piece of artwork.

Featured VENDORS bridal fashion The White Dress by the Shore fashion styling Beth Chapman Styling + Consulting groom’s fashion Aldo’s House of Formals paper The Paper Perfectionist cinematography Artistic Wedding Films Additional Contributing Vendors

Infinite Events, Laura Jean Floral, AFR, Borrowed Blu,Confectionery Designs, Hayley Paige, Queen Anne’s Loft, Ali Lomazzo Beauty

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To recreate her beloved childhood secret garden, bride TajaRay sought out the talents of Botanica Wedding Floral. “I have always been enchanted by secret gardens, fairies and romance,” shares TajaRay. “Fortunately, Nicholas thought my vision was charming and I loved incorporating his hobbies and personality into the design as well.” Living ivy cascading down pure white walls transformed Lakeview Pavilion into a fanciful garden. Fresh moss, scattered acorns and fallen blooms on each table laid the foundation for soaring arrangements. Textured greenery dripped from silver perches to emulate trees in an enchanted forest. During cocktail hour, family and friends were invited to “Nick’s Biergarten:” a custom beer garden designed with the groom’s love of German beer in mind. There guests sampled a selection of German brews curated by Nick before feasting on traditional Greek and Italian cuisine.

Featured VENDORS

venue & catering Lakeview Pavilion floral design Botanica Wedding Floral day of coordinator Leila Ryan Events cinematography Artistic Wedding Films Additional Contributing Vendors

Rhode Island Rentals, Menage Design Studio, Maria Ferland Makeup, Salon Sapphire, Blue Pearl Salon, Future Affairs, Entertainment Specialists, Nightshift Band, Orfeas Greek Band, DJ Omari, Montilio’s Bakery, Allegra, Bridal Reflections, Newport Limo, Howard Bus Company, Sons & Daughters of Alexander Greek Dancers, Estee Bridal, Jos A Bank, Omni Providence

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EVERGREEN, AMBER & MAUVE photographed by Lindsay Hackney

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A styled shoot featured deep tones inspired by crisp autumn mornings in the woodlands of New England.


For this styled shoot, Emily Herzig of Emily Herzig Floral Studio was inspired by the cozy characteristics of autumn in New England. “We wanted to capture that weekend-away feeling: soft flannels and a pot of coffee in the morning, lush flora and comfort foods later on in the day,” Herzig described. “The setting made this shoot come together almost effortlessly.” Bronze amaranthus, cherry-brandy rudbeckia and heuchera foliage defined the rich color palette while illustrating the beautiful transition from late fall to early winter. Foraged grapevines and champagnehued dahlias added depth to the saturated colors, complementing the lakeside setting. A weathered farm table and chairs draped with creamy white linen authenticated the campy, farmhouse-look Herzig envisioned. Galvanized-tin sap buckets held artisan cheeses and crispy toast points, while mini floral arrangements adorned vintage amber bottles. Moody blooms cascaded down a towering, textured cake, completing the look perfectly.

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The Preserve at Chocorua, Autumn Nomad, Kadeema Rentals, Kendra Engel, Ceremony Boston, AMR Calligraphy, Leanne Marshell, Hair That Moves, The Crown Boutique, Campfire Studios, Inspiration Studio, Emma Katzka Bridal

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EVERGREEN, MERLOT & DUSTY PINK photographed by Stephanie Sunderland

Jewel-toned flora and soft candlelight cast romantic ambiance in the opulent ballroom at Rosecliff.

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For their intimate wedding, Megan and Andrew wanted to enhance the architectural beauty of the ballroom at Rosecliff in Newport, RI. “We envisioned a fall garden and hoped that the contrast of an organic floral display with a deep color palette would allow each detail of the ballroom to stand out,” Megan explained. She gave the teams at Exquisite Events and Stoneblossom creative license to do what they do best, and the result was nothing short of stunning. “Their advice and wisdom were critical in taking our design ideas to the next level,” raved Megan. Tall arrangements of greenery peppered with dusty pink roses and merlot foliage decorated each guest table. The head table featured a blend of tall candelabras, low floral arrangements, and weathered sculptures for a unique twist. Tufted cane chairs and gilded place settings paid homage to the historical setting to complete the design.

Featured VENDORS

event planning & design Exquisite Events Planning décor Exquisite Events Décor floral design Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design catering & cake Russell Morin Catering & Events lighting Ormonde Productions rentals PEAK Event Services Additional Contributing Vendors

Rosecliff Mansion, Nightshift Entertainment, Tie That Binds, Viking Tours of Newport, Newport Marriott, New York Yacht Club, Plein Air Painting, Jennie Kay Beauty, L.A. Burdick

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BERRY, ROSE & BLUSH

Deep berry blooms highlighted the dusty rose and blush accents for this autumn wedding at the Glen Manor House.

photographed by Meagan Emilia

With a vision to embrace the autumn season, Emily and Nikolay chose a warm, dusty-rose palette with touches of deep berry and glistening gold. The mantle in the main dining room dripped with autumn-kissed greenery and creamy white pillar candles illuminated the room in a cozy glow that made guests feel right at home. “We didn’t really have a vision for the floral design, so we simply shared thoughts on our wedding style with Rachael Sirois of Farrissey Floral Design. Her eye for floral design took our wedding décor to the next level,” Emily raved. The color palette was carried out through every detail of the day–from the striking bridesmaid gowns to the bouquets, rich with berry and blush dahlias, to even the sunset! Mother Nature dazzled guests with a spectacular display of color in the sky just in time for cocktail hour.

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venue Glen Manor House floral design Farrissey Floral Design catering & desserts Russell Morin Catering & Events rehearsal dinner Kirkbrae Country Club Additional Contributing Vendors

Jennie Kay Beauty, B Sharp Entertainment

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SLATE BLUE & SEASHELL PINK photographed by Elizabeth LaDuca

A deep-sea color palette was inspired by the gradient hues found inside an oyster shell.

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The Bohlin, nestled in the heart of downtown Newport, RI, proved to be the ideal spot for ocean-lovers, Meghan and Brian, to be married. Instead of adopting a traditional nautical theme, the bride chose the inside of an oyster shell to inspire her color palette. “I fell in love with the simplicity of the shell,” Meghan remembered. “Plus the dusty blue-and-gray color scheme was nicely complemented by orangey peach accents; a nod to our alma mater, Syracuse University.” Deep ocean-blue table covers made of rich velvet were lined with a mix of high and low floral arrangements to add texture in the vaulted tent. Outside on the dock, cozy sofas provided a serene getaway from the lively reception. To brand their special day, the bride and groom placed a custom crest on decorative accents and favors, including pillows, menu cards and glassware filled with sea salt.

Featured VENDORS venue & catering The Bohlin rentals PEAK Event Services draping & lighting Ryan Designs tent Sperry Tents Additional Contributing Vendors

Lauren Emerson Events, La Tavola Fine Linen, Allison Barbara Beauty, Boston Common Band, Scrumptions, Viking Tours, Ben & Jerry’s, Sable & Gray Paper Co., Clark + Walker Studio

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PRINCESS PINK & SHIMMERING GOLD photographed by Sara Zarrella

Shades of pink with gold accents infused the ballroom at Kirkbrae Country Club with pure joy for the arrival of baby girl Fontes. Tiffany has always been a girly girl and dreamed of becoming a mother to her own little princess someday. “When I found out I was having a girl, I was over the moon and couldn’t wait to plan my own baby shower,” gushed Tiffany. “I have always loved the color pink and everything princess, and knew the ballroom at Kirkbrae Country Club was the perfect setting.” A spectrum of pink blooms ranging from deep fuchsia to light blush, from Cherryhill Flowers, transformed the ballroom into what felt like a princess’ castle. Gold Chiavari chairs and cake stands added a dash of shimmer to the palette, while custom-made tiara napkin rings and tutu chair covers made every guest feel like royalty. The magical day concluded with artistically designed treats of cake pops, frosted cookies, and a magnificent three-tier cake decorated with edible bows and rosettes.

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venue & catering Kirkbrae Country Club planning Tiffany Marsocci Fontes of Kirkbrae Country Club floral design Cherryhill Flowers paper The Paper Perfectionist Additional Contributing Vendors

Luke Renchan Entertainment, XO The Girls, Victor Events, Queen B’s Cakery, Amy’s Apples, Fatima MUA

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imperfection perfectly. Florals from Apotheca. Photo-

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embroidered gown with daring slits. Robert Bullock gown available at The White Dress by the Shore. Photographed at Chamard Vineyards by Take Aim Photography. Rentals by PEAK Event Services. Planning

by Jubilee Events. 3 A true farm-to-table pizza-esque

caprese salad is made with locally-grown, organic ingredients. Created by Woodbelly. Photographed by

Pogo Photo. 4 Warm sunset hues inspired this textural

boutonnière by Apotheca. Photographed by Lindsay

Hackney. 5 Sweet cinnamon notes blended with fresh

apple cider and a dash of bourbon is the ultimate winter warmer by Blackstone Caterers. Photographed

by M. Studios. 6 Deep, saturated blooms are loosely

arranged to create that ‘freshly-picked’ look by Emily

Herzig Floral Studio. Photographed by Elizabeth Grant.

7 Zukas Hilltop Barn will win your heart with its idyllic country setting and rustic elements. Photographed by

Arielle Doneson. 8 Dolman sleeves give this Theia wedding dress an ethereal feel. Available at The

White Dress by the Shore. 9 Sweet meets sensuality

with this floral, high slit bridesmaid gown by Jenny Yoo. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. 10 Prosciutto, artichoke, and kalamata olive skewers are a Mediterranean-inspired treat crafted by the Renaissance Providence. Photographed by Lauren

Rubinstein. 11 A farmhouse sketch offers guests a

sneak peek of what the day will bring. Designed by Sugarhouse Stationery. Photographed by Danielle

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Downtown. Photographed by Victoria Comfort. 2 Flirty

rose gold typography adds an element of fun to a simple black invitation suite. From Sugarhouse Stationery. Photographed by Cora Jane. 3 The shimmering touch

your up-do needs – a glam hairpin. From Haute Bride.

Available at A Little Something White. 4 Traditional elegance meets modern style with this shimmering

gold Kelly Faetanini wedding dress. Available at A Little Something White. 5 A shimmering bodice paired

with a flowing chiffon skirt makes this the perfect black-tie bridesmaid gown. Amsale available at A Little

Something White. 6 Arrive to your wedding in style

in a vintage Rolls Royce from Rockstar Limo. Bouquet

design by Cherryhill Flowers. Photographed by Trevor Holden at Providence G. 7 Airy chiffon artistically

draped over a circular structure creates an ethereal

halo of love. Floral design by Flowers by Semia. Lighting by Ormonde Productions. Event planning by Queen Bee Events. Photographed at Rosecliff Mansion by Chris

& Amanda. 8 Petite sweets crafted by the talented

pastry chefs at Chapel Grille are the perfect ending to the perfect day. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

9 The unmistakable attention to detail of Konditor Meister makes their cakes like edible sculptures. 10 The

epitome of classic glamour, this engagement ring dazzles with diamonds. Available at Long’s Jewelers. 11 These

chandelier earrings by Haute Bride are sure to turn

heads. Available at A Little Something White. at left:

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architecture of Rosecliff Mansion. Floral design by Botanica Wedding Floral. Photographed by Ke-Li Photo.


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by Kate Barnes. 2 Complete your bridal look with

delicate arm candy by Sara Gabriel. Available at A Little Something White. 3 Sharon Morgera artfully

designed a wedding map to guide guests through an exciting wedding weekend. 4 Surprise your groom with

a luxe leather Shinola watch from Long’s Jewelers. 5 A twist on quintessential New England cuisine, tuna

poke appetizers are crafted by Blackstone Caterers. Rentals from Party Rental Ltd. Photographed by

Corinna Raznikov. 6 A chiffon ribbon tied with a star-

fish adds a touch of ocean charm to this invitation

from Little Birdie Papercraft. 7 This sweet 3-tier cake

created by The Casual Gourmet embodies seaside

simplicity. Photographed by Studio Nouveau. 8 Inkyblue anemones captivate the eyes in a sea of bright

white blooms arranged by Lilacs. Planning by Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod. Photographed by O

Photo Cape Cod. 9 Oyster shell escort cards double

as oceanic dĂŠcor and a fun keepsake for guests. Planning by Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod. Photographed by Melissa Robotti. 10 & 11 Dress your bridesmaids in a fresh mix of floral and solid tulle

gowns by Jenny Yoo for a unique twist. Available at

The White Dress by the Shore. 12 Layers of tulle flow

effortlessly off the body emulating the movement of the ocean. Hayley Paige gown available at The White

Dress by the Shore. at left: An ethereal bouquet of lush orchids and greenery flows as effortlessly as

the waves rolling on the shore. Bouquet designed by Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design. Planning by Exquisite Events Planning. Photographed by Steve DePino at Castle Hill Inn.


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dress radiates romance. Available at The White Dress by the Shore. 2 A liquid sequin gown by Amsale exudes

elegance as it flows effortlessly. Available at A Little

Something White. 3 Vintage compasses direct guests

to their tables courtesy of Exquisite Events Planning. Photographed by Lisa Rigby. 4 Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but rubies are the color of love. Available

at Long’s Jewelers. 5 The grand arching windows at the Providence Public Library provide an impressive

backdrop for photos. Photographed by M. Studios.

6 Bountiful greenery combined with crimson and

blush blooms captivates the eye. Designed by

Flowers by Semia. Photographed by Steve DePino.

7 Rich colors define this stately place-setting by Party Rental Ltd. 8 A plunging illusion neckline

paired with delicate floral appliques is the perfect blend of sultry and sweet. Theia gown available

at The White Dress by the Shore. 9 Peeks of flora

add feminine flair to this deep green invitation suite

designed by Coral Pheasant. 10 A four-tier cake with

a custom crest and fresh flowers blurs the lines between modern style and old world charm. Cake by Confectionery Designs, topped with flowers by Flowers by Semia. Lighting by Ormonde Productions.

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architecture of the Chinese Tea House at the Marble House paired with the sensational floral design of Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design sets the tone for an intimate soirée. Photographed by BackRhodes Media. at left: Dramatic elegance takes on new

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Erin and Chris envisioned their wedding to be a classic affair with timeless elegance they would look back on and love forever. With this notion in mind, they called on the talents of Nicole Simeral & Company to coordinate a stellar design team to make their wedding dreams a reality. “There aren’t words strong enough to describe how valuable Nicole Simeral and her team was. She connected us with the vendors that aligned with our vision perfectly,” Erin raved. The

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floral décor, designed by Karen Taddei of Lilacs, was understated, yet impactful. Leafy branches soared out of crystal trumpet vases adding elegance and a dash of drama to every round table. To create dimension, each long table was adorned with a series of short, flowery arrangements in mercury glass vessels. A blend of floating candles and votives emitted a warm glow, illuminating the room in pure romance to complete the look.


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Timeless beautY NEU TR AL COLORS , CL A SSIC DÉCOR , AND A S T U NNING E VENT SPACE WERE ALL BRE ANNA AND JARR AD NEEDED FOR THEIR DRE A M WEDDING .

Sometimes the simplest details make the biggest statement of all…and those elements were exactly what defined Breanna and Jarrad’s wedding. With a love for neutrals, they set out to find a modern venue that would help their vision come to life. “The Atrium at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI hit all of our style points— it was modern, classy, and romantic. The chandeliers, whitewashed brick walls, and glass ceiling were breathtaking. Once we met with

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the event planners, we knew it was the perfect fit for us,” Breanna raved. As an artist, it was important for Breanna to create as many details as she could herself. She designed the stationery, made table numbers, and wrote the calligraphy on the marble coasters that were used as both escort cards and favors. The most personal design element was the wooden ceremony arch that was handmade by Breanna’s step dad.


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“Our inspiration always comes from the client – in this particular case we wanted to speak to the growing trend of moody, modern, rich, and sophisticated,” Camille Dolloff from Artistic Blossoms explained. Each unique design element was inspired by these moody details to create a cohesive, impactful look. Luxe velvet linen in deep teal sparked the color palette, which included dark green, and burnt orange for added dimension. The floral design, featured more foliage than blossoms, and was inspired by the

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modernity of marble chargers and the clean, geometric pattern on the menu cards. Two metal structures held the long, textural arrangement filled with magnolia leaves, fern shoots, and olive foliage. Blue thistle, white euphorbia, and privet, with its natural dark blue berries were sprinkled into the arrangement to tie in the linens and place settings. The midnight blue dessert table finished off the look with a 5-tier marbled cake, blueberry tartlets, and petite sugar cookies.


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“We envisioned these two brides to be modern creatives who appreciate art, architecture, and avant-garde designs,” Evelyn Trier from Let’s Make Magic described. Rows of coral parrot tulips and bright blue muscari hung upside-down forming a floral curtain; a dramatic installation between two galleries that enlivened the industrial architecture of the art museum. Sunlight poured through the oversized windows of the event space casting an ethereal glow on the exposed bricks. A robin’s egg blue chiffon runner dotted

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with mini floral arrangements in crystal vases ran the length of the wooden table. Tall copper structures suspended poufs of verdant sweet huck and tulips above the table like a canopy. Cement-grey square plates and polished copper flatware completed the table setting with a modern take on industrial style. Like the décor, the bridal fashion focused on the allure of spring blooms too. One bride donned a floral belt, while the other wore a floral pin in her hair. Each accessory complemented their bouquets perfectly.


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Chris, a native of England, and Diana were married at her family’s Connecticut home overlooking the harbor. Though the sky was gray, it was brightened by vibrant flora and the cheerful souls that filled the tent for their special day. With guests hailing from around the world, Rosinne Chlala of Festivities ensured the day went off without a hitch. She coordinated every detail from connecting Diana and Chris with the talented vendors that would make their wedding dreams

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come true, to the delicious menu curated by Festivities’ spectacular culinary team. The tables were set with bountiful arrangements of fuchsia peonies and deep orange roses. Accents of greenery were used in order to make the vibrant blooms really pop! Corks from bottles of wine they had shared together served as place-card holders completing the table décor. Guests feasted and danced until it was time to send Chris and Diana off with a sparkling goodbye!


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Rockstar Limo Additional Contributing Vendors

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THE PAW TUXET BALLROOM CREATING AN INTIMATE AMBIANCE .

Brooke and Ryan were in search of a venue rich with history and one that could also accommodate a large guest list. The moment they walked into the ballroom at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet they were sold. From the beaming hardwood floors, to the sheer draping, to the twinkling lights, this was the perfect place to celebrate their love. A beautiful Christmas tree greeted guests as they entered the foyer of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Inspired by the shimmering ornaments and

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elegant garland, Brooke and Ryan complemented the existing dĂŠcor with deep navy and gold accents. The sweetheart table was draped with glittery sequin linen and lined with evergreen garland, giving a subtle nod to the season. Guest tables were adorned with iridescent navy linen and an abundance of candles to amplify the warmth and radiance from the twinkling lights above. An all-white cake crafted by Konditor Meister was decorated with pinecones to finish off the holiday look.


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The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, H2O Salon Spa, Goffstown Truck Center, Simply to Impress

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WITH A LOVE FOR THE SE A SON AND ONE ANOTHER , DEMI AND PHILIP TIED THE KNOT IN FOLIAGE- RICH NEW HA MPSHIRE .

Many of Demi and Philip’s guests were traveling from all over the world to attend their wedding and the couple wanted them to experience autumn in New Hampshire. This notion is what sparked the vision for the couple’s color palette and décor. Surrounded by mountains lush with fall foliage stood a beautiful sailcloth tent. As guests entered the tent, they were met with the same golden hues in textural floral arrangements designed by Apotheca. Bronzed

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milk jars served as vessels for feathery branches, eucalyptus leaves, and burnt orange blooms adding a touch of whimsy to each table. The autumnal theme continued through dinner with a special menu curated by Peppers Artful Events. Their team of culinary experts crafted quintessential New England fare with a seasonable twist. “They did a fabulous job with the food. Focusing on New England cuisine really tied the whole theme together,” Demi raved.


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St. James Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, Beat Train Productions, Next Level Films, Karla Cassidy Designs, Demiche, Natalie Shafie, Socialight, The Crossing Band

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TA MMY AND TOM CELEBR ATED THEIR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER IN THE SU N - DRENCHED ATRIUM ROOM AT THE PE ABODY ESSE X MUSEUM .

After meeting at church where they both taught Sunday school, it was important to Tom and Tammy that they be married in that very same church. When it came time to celebrate after the ceremony their love for art drew them to the Peabody Essex Museum. “We loved that the airy space and glass ceiling gave a sense of the outdoors without subjecting us to the weather,” Tammy raved. Tom finds beauty in nature and simplicity, while Tammy is inspired by feminine, vintage style.

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Rather than meeting in the middle with their design aesthetics, they decided to fully embrace both resulting in an absolutely stunning, well-balanced look. Hailing the talented Paula Marrero, of Marrero Events, they worked together to find the perfect team of vendors to blend their ideas into one cohesive design. Capers Catering crafted a mouth-watering menu, but it was the late-night snacks that fueled the action on the dance floor all night long.


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THE ESSE X RESORT AND SPA C A ME ALIVE WITH L AVENDER FLOR A AND WHIMSIC AL TOUCHES .

Nestled in a mountainous region of Vermont is the idyllic Essex Resort and Spa. Known for its culinary excellence and sweeping views, it was the perfect setting for our Bliss Publications networking event. Spring was in full bloom and floral designer, Jayson Munn, was inspired by locally grown purple lilac, white clematis and budding birch branches. “I loosely arranged the foraged flora in granite-like vessels as a nod to Vermont’s famed marble and granite quarries,” he described. The

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bountiful floral arrangements covered every surface inside the atrium, including the multi-tiered marble cake crafted by Vermont Cake Studio. A custom balloon installation hovered above the event lounge adding a dash of whimsy to the spring garden vibe. Plush sofas and chairs provided guests with a cozy, relaxing spot to enjoy their cocktails and mingle with each other. The night concluded with the iconic Vermont Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream cart.


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A FROS T Y DAY OF ELEGANCE AND GR ANDEU R TOOK PL ACE AT THE NONANT UM RESORT IN KENNEBU NKP ORT, M AINE .

On her wedding day, Katie paid homage to her love for everything winter by the sea in a number of unique and glamorous ways. Her bridesmaids wore a blend of frosty grey-and-blue gowns in a variety of silhouettes that best suited each of their personalities. Delicate sequin touches, beaded embellishments and fur stoles finished off the looks with the dose of glam that Katie envisioned. Last, but not least, snow-covered trees and docks glistened in the sun to transform The Nonantum Resort into a magical seaside winter

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wonderland. “We chose the Nonantum Resort not only because of the stunning water views from the ballroom, but also because we loved the idea of everyone being able to stay onsite,” Katie remembered. “With the vintage feel of the inn and quintessential rooms, we knew our guests would have a special experience.” To lend further uniqueness to their big day, the bride and groom added personal touches from petite sweets made by family, to a custom-designed miniature tux for their adorable pup.


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Shine Salon and Bridal Boutique, La Salle Bakery, Designs by Kateri, Nelson Cruz Entertainment, Hilliards Candy, Minted, Alexandria’s Boutique, Allegro Players

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THE WATERMAN GRILLE WAS DECORATED WITH RUSTIC ELEMENTS AND POPS OF WINE HUES FOR THE MARRIAGE OF T WO OENOPHILES.

Nichole and Eddie enjoy visiting vineyards and trying new wines, and wanted to pay homage to their past time on their wedding day. The intimate event space at the Waterman Grille was the perfect fit for their vision. “The rustic elements were consistent with the theme of our wedding, plus the food and service are always outstanding. Also, we loved that it was on the water and had an outdoor patio,” Nichole described. Peppered throughout the décor, flowers, and fashion were subtle hints of the vineyard theme. Nichole and

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Eddie’s daughters were part of the ceremony; donning rosé pink chiffon gowns and blush bouquets. At each table, weathered wooden boxes reminiscent of wine barrels held arrangements of dusty green succulents, cream roses, and merlot dahlias. Delicate grapevines served as napkin rings to complete the look. “Our goal was to bring both of our families together to celebrate our love in a beautiful setting without a lot of fuss - we achieved that at the Waterman Grille,” Nichole reminisced.


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Le’s Isle Rose, JayNandez Films, Mercury Photo Lounge, Sage and Grace, Elegant Wedding Invitations, DJ Mike Heck, An Amazing Day

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Simplistic charM A BRIGHT AND AIRY WEDDING OVERLOOKED THE

BE AU TIFU L GROU NDS OF QU IDNESSE T T COU NTRY CLU B .

Ashley and her family attended a wedding at Quidnessett Country Club and during cocktail hour, Ashley’s mother snapped a picture of her twirling around. Two years later, on an online dating site, that very same photo caught Daniel’s eye and the rest is history. They visited Quidnessett Country Club together and it all made perfect sense–this was where they needed to be married. “We fell in love with the gorgeous water views and how cozy it felt. The food was also amazing!” Ashley raved. Drawing

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inspiration from the beautiful landscape, they chose an airy pastel palette with blush, dusty greens, and soft coral. Wooden boxes housed arrangements of lavender-tinged succulents, warm coral blooms, and fresh eucalyptus leaves on every table. Votive candles in mercury glass vessels finished off the table décor with a warm, romantic glow. Aside from their vows, the most memorable moment was the surprise performance of the ballad “Lullaby” by Billy Joel, as sung by Ashley’s father.


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Russell Morin Catering & Events rentals

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Alexa Gallishaw Florals, Drape Art Designs, Moss Salon, Bonjour Belle, Lori Call’s Kitchen, Paperless Post, Experience RI, Alexandria’s Boutique, DJ Valentina, Omni Providence

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The Providence G is the epitome of industrial glam with its soaring blackframed windows, sparkling chandeliers, and urban locale. The ballroom is a vast all-white space; a blank canvas that Hayley and Jared made their own on their wedding day. “I used geometric accents in combination with soft, organic flowers to capture the essence of the venue’s existing décor,” Hayley described. Dramatic draping from airy white to bold gray chiffon carved out an intimate area within the ballroom for the

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ceremony. Guests headed to the rooftop lounge to sip artfully-crafted cocktails while watching the sun set over the Providence skyline. When they re-entered the ballroom for the reception they were blown-away by the transformation of the space from the ceremony – it was as if they were in a completely different room. The draping was pulled back to reveal rows of tables with soft floral arrangements, and an open space under the glowing chandeliers that beckoned dancers.


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Seaport Nuptials

AN ALL-WHITE AU T UMN WEDDING CELEBR ATED THE LOVE S TORY OF SAR AH AND SIDDIQU E .

On the edge of a cobblestone walkway where the harbor meets the Boston skyline stands The Exchange Conference Center. “We had looked at a number of venues in Boston and couldn’t find one that felt right, until we discovered ECC. It’s truly a hidden gem! Their location in the seaport district has beautiful views and East Meets West is the in-house caterer, which was amazing,” Sarah exclaimed. Though Boston weather can be unpredictable, the stars aligned and

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they were able to host cocktail hour on the patio overlooking the harbor. After catching a spectacular sunset, guests made their way inside to feast on the creative dishes crafted by East Meets West. In true New England fashion, iridescent oyster shells were used in place of escort cards – a fun detail that doubled as a keepsake. Forgoing the traditional autumn colors, Sarah chose a clean, all-white palette that enhanced the beauty of the event space flawlessly.


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THE LAVISH LANDSCAPE INHERENT TO RHODE ISLAND COMPLEMENTED SIMPLICITY-IN-DESIGN FOR THIS ELEGANT MID-SUMMER WEDDING

New York natives, Corinne and Taylor, spent years celebrating the Fourth of July in Rhode Island with family and friends. So naturally, when it came time to plan their wedding, there was no competition; the big day had to be in Newport in July. The couple bestowed their trust in the talented designers at both Planned to Perfection and Stoneblossom to create their quintessential New England soirée. “We were aiming for a natural palette of whites with navy accents,” explained Corinne. “Stoneblossom brought our vision to life flawlessly

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with hydrangeas, roses and blue thistle with a touch of greenery. It was incredible.” In true New England fashion, the bridal party donned deep ocean-blue chiffon gowns. Corinne carried a stunning all-white bouquet that contrasted perfectly against the color of her bridesmaids’ dresses. Before joining guests at the reception, Corinne and Taylor strolled down to the dock to catch a glimpse of the stunning sunset; a sentimental moment captured beautifully by photographer, Erin McGinn.




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Under the seA A CELEBR ATION OF LOVE WA S SU RROU NDED BY BOS TON SK YLINE VIEWS AND SPIRITED AQUATIC LIFE .

Lyndsay and Patrick’s wedding was not only a celebration of love, but also a night of exploration of life under the sea. A wedding at New England Aquarium is an all-encompassing experience and that was exactly what Lyndsay and Patrick wanted for their guests. The 200,000 gallon ocean tank that spans three floors served as an interactive centerpiece for cocktail hour. Guests sipped on creative libations among vibrant fish and playful penguins before heading

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outside to the reception tent overlooking Boston Harbor. The team at DesignLight set the tone of the night with soft lighting that filled the tent with warmth. As a nod to the aquatic nature of the event, each table was decorated with crystal vessels filled with water and floating white flowers. A surprise performance of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” by Patrick kicked off the reception with dancing and set the mood for the perfect evening that followed.


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Harvard Club of Boston, North Shore Weddings by Ana, Katrina Hess, Table and Tulip, Social Lighting, Boss - Wilson Steven Productions, Shine Paper & Press, Charles River Boat Co., Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor of Old South Church

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ANNIE AND M AT T ’S AFFAIR TO REMEMBER TOOK PL ACE IN THE M AGIC AL CIT Y WHERE THE Y FELL IN LOVE .

Annie is originally from Kansas, Matt from Georgia, but Boston is where the couple met and fell in love. Matt proposed while Annie was a graduate student at Harvard University, making the Harvard Club the perfect place to celebrate their love. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Old South Church where they are both members. For a unique touch, petals rained down from the steeple to the faint sounds of an organ right after they recited their vows. “It was a surprise that

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created a special moment that we will adore forever,” reminisced Annie. The celebration continued at the Harvard Club where the architectural elegance of the space was enhanced by warm lighting, all-white floral arrangements and fresh greenery. As dinner concluded, the lighting brightened to signal to guests that it was time to hit the dance floor. “We had an incredible band that kept everyone dancing,” Annie shared. “Even my 87-year-old grandma was on the dance floor most of the night!”


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Robin Hollow Farm, Salon KG, Dawson Entertainment, Brickley’s Ice Cream, Allie’s Donuts, Simply Jessica Marie, 4th Henry Productions, Carl Anthony Tuxedo, BHLDN, Eric Nicolas Guitar

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Harborside splendoR RHODE ISL AND NATIVES ALE X ANDR A AND T YLER CELEBR ATED THEIR VOWS AT REGAT TA PL ACE ON ICONIC GOAT ISL AND.

For two ocean lovers, Alexandra and Tyler, Regatta Place of Newport, RI was the picture-perfect location to say “I do.” The same way they fell for each other, the couple fell in love with the venue’s sweeping ocean views. Alexandra had visions of a neutral color palette, but wanted to incorporate touches of deep colors as a nod to her early autumn wedding date. She achieved this by selecting rich-merlot colored bridesmaids’ gowns and a flourishing bouquet with the same deep hues, while

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the reception decor stayed true to the neutral palette. Natural light bounced off shimmering gold chairs in the bright event space, adding a bit of glamour to the overall harborside vibe. The tables were adorned with lush floral arrangements that emulated Alexandra’s bouquet flawlessly. Guests discovered table numbers by finding their name in a garden of succulents that were individually planted in terracotta pots— an imaginative keepsake that also doubled as their favors.


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LAUREN AND TOBIE were on their way to visit a few wedding venues when fate intervened. “My mother encouraged us

to stop by Saltwater Farm Vineyard first to see the space and enjoy a glass of wine. As soon as Tobie and I walked into the tasting room, we knew this was the place. It was so perfectly us – classic, but modern and so unique,” Lauren described. 1 Lush summer blooms dominated this beautiful bouquet. 2 Lauren and Tobie shared their loving vows against a landscape of verdant grape vines. 3 The perfect wedding was sealed with a kiss. 4 A custom illustration ensured their favorite furry friend was with them throughout the day. 5 Fresh blush blossoms added a feminine flair to the moody marble wedding cake. 6 Weathered garden pots were the perfect vessels for textural floral arrangements. opposite: A fresh mix of floral and sky blue chiffon bridesmaids’ gowns were a subtle, stylish nod to the natural beauty that surrounded them.

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were inspired by the lush look of an overgrown greenhouse for their wedding day design. As environmentally conscious individuals, they chose a florist that only uses locally sourced flowers, as well as Blackstone Caterers for its farmto-table offerings. “The décor was dictated by what was blooming/growing in Rhode Island in September and our vendors brought our overgrown-greenhouse vision to life exceptionally,” raved Kiana. 1 The couple shared a sweet embrace after their first look. 2 Fresh blackberries and lemons lined each layer of the delicious buttercream cake. 3 Mini jars of local honey doubled as both edible escort cards and wedding favors. 4 Wild greens and mixed lanterns dangled from a wooden trellis, capturing the verdant greenhouse vibe. 5 Buttery blooms added dimension to Maeve’s bouquet. 6 Chiffon draping by Exquisite Events Décor made entering the tent feel like a grand event. opposite: “We’ve had countless memories as a couple here,” Kiana and Maeve reminisced. “Getting married at home, on the water, surrounded by family, friends and our dogs was ideal.”

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short of awe-inspiring. “As wedding vendors, we are typically creating someone else’s vision,” Stephanie explained, but this time around it was different. “Each vendor was given creative license to bring their own style to our shoot with the inspiration being that a beach wedding doesn’t have to incorporate a beach theme.” 1 Watery grey and blue fondant on this two-tiered cake mimicked the ocean on the shore. 2 Artisan cheeses and cured meats with all the accoutrements created the perfect coastal charcuterie spread. 3 A gilded champagne bar reflected the beauty of the bright carousel house. 4 Antique-like, lace-trimmed chargers were juxtaposed with a modern mirrored table for a unique twist. 5 Floral-embellished chandeliers from Ryan Designs shed light on the vintage, coast-inspired glamour below. 6 A textural floral bouquet ranged in color intensity from dark crimson to airy blue. opposite: Love was in the ocean air during an opulent picnic in a gorgeous cabana on the beach.

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their love. Not only did the art-deco décor of the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum fit their theme perfectly, it was also where Rashad had always hoped to marry Nicole. 1 Beautiful lighting illuminated the art-deco walls of Smith Hall with glowing orbs of leafy vines. 2 The gold and black invitation with its geometric motif is the essence of Gatsby-era style. 3 The ceremony was held in the full-glass atrium offering breathtaking panoramic views of the sun setting over Boston Harbor. 4 A magnificent 6-tier cake was reminiscent of an Old Hollywood theater. 5 In true 1920’s fashion, the bridal party wore their hair pinned tightly to their heads and donned different shimmering metallic sequin gowns. 6 New Leaf Flores designed stunning creative floral arrangements with touches of feathers which added a dose of glam to each table. 7 Giant letters spelled L.O.V.E. for a fun, photo op. opposite: Soaring arrangements of silver-painted tropical leaves and white roses infused the ceremony site with glamour and grace.


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AN INDIAN WEDDING is traditionally saturated with deep reds, but Nina and Reid had a different vision

for their day. Instead, they chose a warm, sunset-inspired palette filled with punchy pinks, dusty coral and a touch of gold. “Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia went above and beyond our expectations,” raved Reid. “Her take on Nina’s vision was spot-on.” 1 A picturesque spot for secret smooches. 2 The chefs at Russell Morin Catering & Events teamed up with Ananda, a local Indian restaurant, to curate a mouthwatering Indian-American fusion menu. 3 The rain let up just in time to capture the couple in front of the iconic entrance of Glen Manor House. 4 A wall of floating carnations lent a fresh twist to a traditional ceremony backdrop. 5 Beds of greenery bursting with vivid blooms lined each table as if they were growing their naturally. opposite: The gradient colors of the sun setting in a dusk sky were captured in Nina’s bouquet.

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Contemporary décor and crisp greenery set the tone for this romantic oceanfront wedding at Gurney’s Newport.


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their passion for all things modern, Lauren and Jordan set out to find a floral designer with the same aesthetic for their big day. Joyce Holland from Stoneblossom made the couple’s dreams and vision come to life. “She acted as our event designer and consultant, helping us with not only the flowers but the linens, table settings, lighting and so much more,” Lauren gushed. “She made designing our wedding fun and stress-free.” 1 Stolen moments on the dock gave Lauren and Jordan time to reflect on their love-filled day. 2 Silver bridesmaid gowns infused the quintessential New England backdrop with a dash of glamour. 3 Shimmering crystal chandeliers, white chiffon drapery and attractive greenery accented the Gurney’s Newport ballroom with modern flair. 4 Under a magnificent floral arbor, Lauren and Jordan exchanged loving vows. 5 A monogrammed boxwood-hedge wall sprinkled with white blooms served as the perfect selfie spot for guests as they found their tables. opposite: Officially married, Lauren and Jordan shared an expression of pure joy as they celebrated down the aisle.

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This styled photo shoot was imagined as a graceful garden soirée with

made a statement. “I wanted this to feel luxurious and abundant. We

hints of whimsical details to keep the vibe lighthearted. Linden Place

used a mix of hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, snowberry,

is a Federal-style mansion with architectural elegance that lends itself

and tulips to frame the grand entrance,” Sayles Livingston described.

to a grandiose décor aesthetic. The magnificent archways that carry

The floral trend was carried out through every detail from the fashion

you from room to room are like portals to the past, each one telling a

and stationery, to the food. The bride wore a striking Jenny Yoo gown

different story. The vision was to blur the lines between the past and

with delicate floral appliqués. Vibrantly colored stationery by The Paper

the present with modern-glam décor and a burst of lush flora. A spec-

Perfectionist featured a watercolor floral crest monogram, continuing

trum of pink hues and creamy white kept the color palette clean, yet

the floral theme. Even a menu of sweet and savory treats crafted by

captivating. Every floral display created by Sayles Livingston Design

Blackstone Caterers incorporated the vivid colors of the day!


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marble bar was a modern nod to the beautiful flooring inside Linden Place.

2 Delicious hors d’oeuvres were inspired by the floral design. 3 The welcome sign was embedded in a custom-made fresh floral frame. 4 Blackstone Caterers crafted a fi zzy blackberry cocktail that tasted as good as it looked.

5 A fuchsia watercolor invitation suite, artfully designed by The Paper Perfectionist, set the tone.

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DESIGN DEFINED 1 Sculpted sugar-flowers cascaded down a three-tier cake, created by Konditor Meister. 2 Touches of flora adorned every surface – even the garden sculptures! 3 Floral pomander balls were a playful twist for the flower girls. 4 An oversized heart wreath covered in lush blooms added a dash of whimsy and excitement to the overall design.

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the vision Clean. Modern. Organic. This is what Karen Taddei, owner of Lilacs

tree wall in the greenhouse was a perfect match for my organic vision.”

was channeling during a quiet walk in a birch tree forest, which later

Expertly designed by Exquisite Events Décor, the wall of birch trees

evolved into a styled shoot in the greenhouse at Mount Hope Farm

and corrugated metal served as a natural backdrop for the ceremony.

showcasing the raw beauty of nature. “The cream palette of the bark

Wild arrangements of dusty green eucalyptus and flowering branches

was so warm, serene and quietly soaring towards the sky,” remembered

in weathered cement urns were contrasted by clear acrylic chairs to

Taddei. “I had envisioned a table covered with large pieces of birch

achieve a modern, yet natural look. A collection of crystal chandeliers

bark. This was the starting point for the overall style and the birch

and chiffon-draping added a hint of elegance to the space.


design defined O PP OSITE: Birch bark was the canvas for crisp white anemones and peonies loosely arranged in crystal tubes and weathered pots.

TH I S PAG E: 1 Fresh greenery naturally cascaded down the birch tree arbor.

2 Elegant script on blue-green stationery designed by Coral Pheasant set the tone.

3 Donning their finest greens, the Mount Hope Farm goats made their debut. 4 Inspired by the aesthetic of the shoot, onsite caterer Russell Morin Catering & Events crafted a creamy mushroom soup. 5 Delicate lace, tulle and chiffon softened the raw elements of the shoot.

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THIS PAGE: 1 Crystal plates and textured silverware infused the table with modern elegance. 2 Soft blush peonies added warmth to the crisp color palette. 3 A Mongolian fur cape completed this bridesmaid’s look with a dash of luxe. 4 Cooked to perfection: a petite sirloin topped with crispy onions on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. 5 Metal topiaries created a unique display for flora and greens. 6 Petite sweets and a naked cake were planted amongst golden moss and orchids. 7 The bride and groom were dressed to perfection in fashions by A Little Something White and Aldo’s House of Formals.

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THE VISION The Floral Reserve is the latest venture to come from the talented design

guests were met with a brilliant display of flora and the intoxicating

team at Flowers by Semia. Located steps from downtown Providence,

aroma of seasonal sweets. A scrumptious spread from Capers Catering

RI in the industrial-chic Steel Yard, this natural-light-filled space is a

of artisanal meats and cheeses accompanied by seasonal hors d'oeuvres

blank canvas just waiting to be splashed with color. To showcase the

beautified a farm table so guests could casually feast between conver-

versatility of the venue, this styled shoot recreated an intimate gathering

sations and creating bouquets. The interactive flower bar filled with

celebrating friendship and the first autumnal harvest. The festivities

feathery branches, golden berry stalks, fiery foliage and lush blooms

kicked off with a curated menu of fall-inspired libations served out of a

encouraged guests to unleash their inner artists. Their bouquets served as

1983 silver Airstream from Hive Events. Once inside The Floral Reserve,

a beautiful reminder of the amazing day shared together.


design defined opposite: A bountiful spread and live edge wood sign remind everyone of the beauty that can be created when we inspire one another. this page: 1 Colorful foliage and flora served as an eye-catching display destined to be deconstructed and repurposed into magnificent bouquets. 2 Foraged branches in nature’s neutrals formed a texturally intriguing arrangement.

3 Local honey complemented fresh cheeses and cured meats for a sweet-and-salty snack.

4 Lush dahlias in soft blush hues added dimension to the deeply saturated floral assortment.

5 Watermelon-feta bites from Capers Catering served as refreshing, easy-to-eat treats while creating bouquets.

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design defined this page: 1 A crisp white wall with a driftwood sculpture proved to be the perfect canvas for loosely arranged autumn foliage and an artful array of charcuterie.

2 Fresh ivy added a dash of garden-whimsy to the nostalgic Airstream bar.

3 An apple tart topped with cinnamon crumble from Ellie’s Bakery featured the taste of the season. 4 Floraldesign extraordinaire, Semia Dunne, helped Hive Events serve up soul-warming cocktails. opposite: 5 Black marble motif plates and brushed gold flatware from Party Rental Ltd. injected the rustic farm table with edgy allure. 6 Petite treats tasted as good as they looked.

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architecture and incredible use of vibrant colors. “I really fell in

design aspects of the culture. Every detail perfectly captured the essence

love with the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park because

of Moroccan spirit. The main dining table was draped with a gorgeous

the greenery was a perfect fit for our Moroccan-style vision for this

linen in a delicate mosaic pattern and nestled into beautiful botanical

photo shoot. The tropical plants captured the feel of Northern Africa

foliage, while ornate lanterns hung like chandeliers above a low table

and played perfectly into the décor,” Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD

filled with flora, delicious sweets and tea service. New Leaf Flores

Creative - Event Planning & Design described. Partnering with SYB

sourced textural blooms in vibrant fuchsia, orange, and purple to

Event Panning and New Leaf Flores, they transformed the Botanical

enhance the tropical foliage in the garden. The explosion of color was

Gardens into a mecca of Moroccan style. Two seating areas, a lounge,

balanced exquisitely by the surrounding botanicals and gilded décor.

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401-846-2014 www.sharonmorgera.com

Catering A Single Pebble | p. 102 802-865-5200 www.asinglepebble.com

Ananda for Russell Morin Catering & Events | IFC, p. 1 888-552-7822 www.morins.com/ananda

Blackstone Caterers | BC

401-848-2030 www.blackstonecaterers.com

Capers Catering | p. 92

800-465-6509 | 781-279-5100 www.caperscatering.com

Casual Gourmet, The | p. 51

508-775-4946 www.thecasualgourmet.com

East Meets West | p. 113

617-269-2662 www.emwcatering.com

Festivities Events | p. 195

203-847-7774 www.festivitiesevents.com

Forks & Fingers | p. 23

203-298-4530 www.forksandfingersct.com

Woodbelly Pizza | p. 170

Jodi Raphael Events | p. 32

Cinematography

401-239-7544, 401-662-1809 www.leilaryanevents.com

802-552-3476 www.woodbellypizza.com

Artistic Wedding Films | p. 160 877-819-0923 www.artisticweddingfilms.com

Entertainment 802 Events | p. 175

802-777-1695 www.802events.com

Sugarbabies | p. 53

617-987-1582 www.sugarbabiesinc.com

Event Décor, Lighting & Production Exquisite Events Décor | p. 91

401-792-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com

Griffin & Griffin | p. 14

207-835-4769 www.griffingriffinlighting.com

Ormonde Productions | p. 10 & 11

401-435-6200 www.ormondeproductions.com

Ryan Designs | p. 8

401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com

Event Planning & Design AE Events | p. 131

617-879-9779 www.aeevents.com

EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design | p. 188

978-857-0762

Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod | p. 50

Gourmet Caterers | p. 41

508-369-7444 www.eecapecod.com

HIVE Events | p. 130

401-846-3254 www.exquisiteeventsdesign.com

617-522-2820 www.gourmetcaterers.com www.hive-events.com

Peppers Artful Events | p. 189

508-393-6844 www.peppersartfulevents.com

Russell Morin Catering & Events | IFC, p. 1

888-552-7822 www.morins.com

Exquisite Events Planning | p. 85

Festivities Events | p. 195

203-847-7774 www.festivitiesevents.com

Jaclyn Watson Events | p. 170 802-324-1433 www.jaclynwatsonevents.com

617-467-4524 www.jodiraphael.com

Leila Ryan Events | p. 205

Let’s Make Magic Events | p. 174

802-579-6214 www.letsmakemagicevents.com

Marrero Events | p. 70

978-304-0773 www.marreroevents.com

Nicole Simeral & Company | p. 128

617-699-9791 www.simeralco.com

Planned to Perfection | p. 180

Botanica Wedding Floral | p. 17

401-203-6313 www.botanicaweddingfloral.com

Cherrylhill Flowers | p. 81

401-231-5666 www.cherryhillflower.org

Consider the Lilies | p. 212

781-934-5965 www.ctlflorist.com

Emily Herzig Floral Studio | p. 58

603-444-7600 www.ehfloral.com

Farrissey Floral Design | p. 122

508-642-9337 www.farrisseyfloraldesign.com

Flowers By Semia | p. 19

401-749-5293 www.plannedtoperfectionllc.com

401-232-5353 www.flowersbysemia.com

SD Events | p. 148

Jayson Munn Design | p. 103

781-416-9500 www.simpledetailsevents.com

SYB Event Planning | p. 194

802-999-7415 www.jaysonmunn.com

Lilacs | p. 49

978-996-8289 www.sybeventplanning.com

508-428-3515 www.lilacsflorals.com

Unique Weddings By Alexis | p. 107

New Leaf Flores | p. 149

617-833-5661 www.weddingsbyalexis.com

617-522-1101 www.newleafjp.com

Fashion & Jewelry

401-635-9500 www.sayleslivingstondesign.com

A Little Something White Bridal Couture | p. 63

203-309-5110 www.alittlesomethingwhite.com

Aldo’s House of Formals | p. 92

401-946-2889 www.aldoshouseofformals.com

Long’s Fine Jewelers | p. 68

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 www.longsjewelers.com

White Dress by the Shore, The | p. 198

Sayles Livingston Design | p. 4 & 5

Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design | p. 12

401-884-3220 www.stoneblossom.com

Hair & Makeup Brandon Ward Makeup | p. 89

www.brandonwardmakeup.com

Julie Rose Beauty | p. 58

401-648-1761

Lush Stowe | p. 102

802-253-7750 www.lushstowe.com

Salon Moshiek | p. 130

860-669-4596 www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com

401-500-2273 www.kristenmoshiek.com

Floral Design Apotheca | p. 171

Invitations, Paper Goods & Gifts

Artistic Blossoms | p. 180

651-261-7251 www.coralpheasant.com

603-497-4940 www.apothecaflowers.com

781-837-6251 www.artisticblossoms.com

Coral Pheasant | p. 89

Little Birdie Papercraft | p. 114

401-484-8222 www.littlebirdiestudio.com

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Paper Moon Invitations | p. 53

Ryan Designs | p. 8

401-943-1123 www.papermoonstationery.com

401-742-0464 www.ryan-designs.com

Paper Perfectionist, The | p. 83

Sperry Tents | p. 33

www.thepaperperfectionist.com

Exchange Conference Center, The | p. 161

617-790-1900 www.exchangeconferencecenter.com

Floral Reserve, The | p. 19

888-825-7542 www.sperrytents.com

401-383-7299 www.thefloralreserve.com

401-847-1777 www.papersnewport.com

Resources

Sugarhouse Stationery | p. 175

Block Island Tourism | p. 132

401-683-4177 www.glenmanorhouse.com

Papers | p. 125

610-751-9402 sugarhousestationery.com

800-383-2474 www.blockislandinfo.com

Photography

www.mymysticwedding.com

Carla Ten Eyck Photography | p. 83

My Mystic Wedding | p. 114

860-906-1993 www.carlateneyck.com

Transportation & Valet

Corinna Raznikov Photography | p. 205

800-218-5813, 401-295-7700 www.perfectionvaletparking.com

508-317-6426 www.corinnaraznikov.com

Perfection Valet Parking | p. 107

Glen Manor House p. 127

Gurney’s Newport | p. 142

401-849-2600 www.gurneysresorts.com

Harbor Lights | p. 148

401-737-6353 www.harborlightsri.com

Hotel Viking Newport | p. 196

401-848-4800 www.hotelviking.com

Inn at Mountain View Farm, The | p.171

Pavilion at Pinehills Golf Club, The | p. 80

508-209-3000 ext.113 www.pinehillspaviliongrille.com

Peabody Essex Museum | p. 99

978-542-1615 www.pem.org/venues

Providence Public Library | p. 129

401-455-8072 morins.com/providence-public-library

Quidnessett Country Club | p. 109

401-884-1100 www.quidnessett.com

Regatta Place | p. 122

401-619-7924 www.newportexperience.com

Renaissance Providence | p. 134

401-919-5020 www.renaissanceprovidence.com

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | p. 21

Erin McGinn Photography | p. 206

Rockstar Limo | p. 194

www.erinmcginn.com

888-725-7871 www.rockstarlimo.net

802-626-9924 www.innatmtnview.com

401-785-4333 www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com

Idena Beach Photography | p. 175

Venues

401-333-1300 www.kirkbrae.com

Kirkbrae Country Club | p. 67

Sablewood at Highview Springs, The | p. 59

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum | p. 41

Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa | p. 156

www.idenabeach.com

Lea St. Germain Photography | p. 128

www.leastgermain.com

M. Studios | p. 40

401-954-0577 www.mstudiosri.com

Ballroom at Providence G, The | p. 111

401-585-8005 www.providencegevents.com

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum | p. 117

Mia Campopiano Photography | p. 50

401-253-2707 www.blithewold.org

Molly Lo Photography | p. 130

401-619-7199 www.bohlinnewport.com

401-286-9721 www.miacampopiano.com

www.mollylophotography.com

Bohlin, The | p. 6

Boston Harbor Hotel, The | p. 69

Paul Reynolds Photography | p. 174

617-439-7000 www.bhh.com

Sabrina Scolari Photography | p. 121

Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park | p. 121

www.paulreynoldsphotography.com 401-524-7538 www.scolariphoto.com

Rentals Chickadee Hill | p. 174

www.chickadeehillevents.com

Newport Tent Company | p. 105

401-683-9160 www.newporttent.com

Party Rental Ltd. | p. 2 & 3

844-GO-HIPPO www.partyrentalltd.com

PEAK Event Services | p. 13

833-888-PEAK www.peakeventservices.com

401-680-7240 www.rogerwilliamsparkevents.com/ the-botanical-center/

Chanler at Cliff Walk, The | p. 115 & IBC

401-847-1300 www.thechanler.com

Chapel Grille Restaurant | p. 181

401-944-9900 ext. 2 www.chapelgrilleri.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel | p. 95

401-732-6000 www.crownehotelwarwick.com

Essex Resort & Spa, The | p. 101

877-684-1123 www.essexresort.com

617-522-2820 www.gourmetcaterers.com/exclusivevenues/jfk-library/

518-461-6013 www.thesablewood.com

860-388-4809 www.saybrook.com

Waterfire Arts Center, The | p. 188

Lakeview Pavilion | p. 87

888-552-7822 www.morins.com/the-waterfire-arts-center

Lenox Hotel | p. 119

401-521-9229 www.watermangrille.com

508-543-9099 www.lakeviewpavilion.com 617-421-4927 www.lenoxhotel.com

Linden Place, Friends of | p. 40

401-253-0390 www.lindenplace.org

Waterman Grille | p. 123

Zukas Hilltop Barn | p. 97 508-885-5320 www.zukas.com

Mount Hope Farm | p. 206

401-254-1745 www.morins.com/mount-hope-farm

New Bedford Whaling Museum | p. 125

508-717-6833 | 508-997-0046 ext 133 www.whalingmuseum.org

New England Aquarium | p. 218

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617-973-5205 www.neaq.org

Newport Vineyards | p. 47

401-848-5161 www.newportvineyards.com

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Nonantum Resort, The | p. 103

888-205-1555 www.nonantumresort.com

OceanCliff | p. 58

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