Working in the fashion industry gave Nicole a vast resource of inspiration from which to pull ideas for planning her stylish Belle Mer wedding. A stand out was designer Missoni, whose iconic chevron patterns Nicole borrowed for all of her paper designs and wedding day details. “I loved mixing the sharp, modern chevron pattern with softer elements,” touted Nicole, “and the contemporary look of Belle Mer was a beautiful canvas for all of it.” Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia, styled the mod yellow blooms in a way that blended seamlessly with Nicole’s vision. “The sophisticated yet whimsical choice of wedding colors gave us a tremendous palette against the pure white backdrop of Belle Mer,” raved Dunne, “and the throw-back style of the glamelia bouquet with the modern billy balls perfectly complemented Nicole’s fun style and personality—chic and charming.” When it came to trying to plan all of the little details all the way from California, Nicole and Aaron invoked the assistance of wedding planner Pamela D’Orsi Ryan of Pamela D’Orsi Ryan Events. “My favorite part of the planning process was that they trusted my advice,” recalls D’Orsi Ryan, “I understood Nicole and Aaron’s style and chose accents that I knew they would love.” Nicole agreed, “Inspiration is one thing, but pulling it all together is another. That’s when a great relationship with your wedding planner really matters most. Pamela took my vision to a level beyond my imagination.”
this page: 1 | Bridesmaids carried tight clusters of sunny yellow billy balls framed with a hint of dusty miller created by Flowers by Semia. 2 | The newlyweds strolled down the oyster shell path at Belle Mer and flashed stunning smiles for Kristin Spencer Photography. 3 | The burlap ring bearer pillow created a juxtaposition of homespun and modern against the sleekness of Belle Mer. 4 | The rough-hewn farm table that held the escort cards was another great style contrast. Modern towering cylinders of clustered bright yellow calla lilies, gerbera daisies, yarrow, spray roses, ranunculus, and orchids designed by Flowers by Semia completed the look. 5 | The chevron stripes, slate grey, bright yellow, and crisp white formed a cohesive palette that unified Nicole’s wedding stationery created by New England Invitations. 6 | The bridal party takes a pause to pose with the couple’s pup, Apollo, who served as one of Aaron’s ushers during the ceremony. opposite: The newlyweds shared a kiss on Belle Mer’s seawall.
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