4 Practical Wedding Gifts For Grooms From Brides

The bride and groom gift exchange is a really sweet wedding tradition that not everyone might practice, but is something really sweet and precious for those who do. Whether you pick something over the top expensive or meaningful, the present has to be a well thought out and amazing one – it’s the first one you’ll be giving him as husband and wife, no pressure!  It’s always a good idea to give him something that will last a while, and to keep his personality in mind while choosing the present. If you want some ideas, keep reading!  https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-bride-and-groomhugging-1023233/ A Leather Wallet  Quality leather accessories last a lifetime when you take care of them well, and if there’s one thing you’d want to look after well, it’s the leather wallet your wife gave you on your wedding day. Not only will this be a great wedding present, but it’ll also be

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Guide to Purchasing Sentimental Gifts For Your Groomsmen

No doubt, your groomsmen and best man are your closest friends who have been there for you through every season. Now they are committed to standing with you on the biggest day of your life, your wedding day! From pricey tux rentals to throwing the ultimate bachelor’s party they’ve all helped make your wedding so more special. Consider showing your appreciation and love with groovy groomsmen gifts.    Need some help picking out the perfect groomsmen gift? Check out this simple guide for shopping for heartfelt gifts for your groomsmen.   Groomsmen Gifts Budget Since you’ve already got a large sum of money invested in your wedding you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank for your groomsmen gifts. Most grooms spend approximately $40-$75 on each groomsmen gift or 10% of what their groomsmen have spent participating in their wedding. Ultimately how much you spend depends on what you

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4 Tips for Making Your Wedding Preparations Stress-Free

For many of us, our wedding is the single most important moment in our lives. This is why it’s perfectly understandable that it can also be the most stressful. You don’t only want to have the ceremony and reception of your dreams, but you also want everyone present to have an event to remember. Then there are the budget considerations and the different parties that will be involved. However, there are ways that you can reduce the amount of stress that wedding preparations can trigger. Here are a few tips for stress-free wedding preparations. Organization and Cooperation The first thing you have to do is make sure that you’re organized and that the both of you are on the same page. Each party will usually have things that they won’t budge on, and you both have to be ready to compromise.  It’s never too early to start making a to-do

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The Top Wedding Pictures of the Year

Wedding photographers are often overlooked when magazines and websites put together their “Photos of the Year” publications.  So, here at Newport Wedding Glam we are proud to share with you what we believe to be some of the best wedding photographs we’ve seen in 2019.   *Two Adventurous Souls – Old Orchard Beach, ME Two Adventurous Souls is a fine art photography and videography company based in Maine. This wife and husband duo makes adventures out of their work and are also available to travel world wide for couples. Lighthearted and personable, Two Adventurous Souls easily relates to couples before and the day of their wedding day. They love witnessing love and celebrate all weddings!   *Angela Cappetta Photography – New York, NY With a 5 Star rating on Wedding Wire, Angela Cappetta specializes in NYC wedding photography and beyond with a documentary approach. Their trademarks are their excellent customer service and

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11 Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

  When planning your big day, don’t be surprised if you get so frustrated with the long list of things to do that you end up forgetting something. If you are meeting with a potential wedding photographer, but you simultaneously have a wedding cake tasting and shoe fittings on your mind, something is bound to slip. You might overlook an important point, and you might be forced to handle a crisis on the day. To help you avoid that, here are the 11 most important questions to ask your potential photographer: Will you be the one shooting the wedding? Sometimes, the person you meet is not the person who will actually be there on the day. If another photographer is lined up to do your shoot, make sure you get a chance to meet them in person as well. To capture the essence of your special day and get the

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5 of our Favorite Bridesmaid Gifts

You hand picked your bridesmaids because you wanted them standing by your side on your big day. When it comes time to think about your bridesmaid gifts, we’ve come up with five of our favorite ways to honor their special relationship with you. Personalized Make-up Bags She helped you look pretty on your big day. Remind her of your appreciation every day when she makes herself look pretty with a personalized make-up bag. If you know what type of make-up she prefers, you can even include a few nice pieces in the bag. You can’t go wrong with a pretty pink lipgloss, a tube of high-volume black mascara or nail polish in a delicate pastel lavender. The make-up bag pictured here is one of our favorites, you can find it on this website for $20 per bag.   Bridesmaid Robes You may choose to get your bridesmaids soft lightweight robes they

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Best Bridesmaid Gifts

30 Wedding Experts Reveal the Best Wedding Venues in Newport Rhode Island

When you’re a Newport bride-to-be, some planning decisions are easier than others, such as choosing the color palette, the wedding party, and the overall style you want to showcase on the big day. But, we’ve yet to meet a bride who has an easy time choosing one of the amazing Newport wedding venues for their special day. Why the challenge? Well, that’s easy — Newport, Rhode Island is overflowing with magnificent venues that boast of having excellent views, superb staffs, and all the trimmings that a bride could want for her wedding day. Therefore, it becomes difficult for a bride to find “the one” when it comes to choosing a wedding venue in Newport that she’ll love forever. So, with this typical Newport wedding planning conundrum in mind, we decided it was time to reach out to the Rhode Island wedding experts for help pointing our readers in the right direction. We asked

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6 of Our Favorite Groomsmen Gifts

It seems like the guys always get left out of the wedding planning equation.  We gave the girls some bridesmaids gifts ideas in our last post, and this time we wanted to show the guys a little love by giving them six of our favorite groomsmen gifts ideas.   1. Group Caricature Getting all your guys together in a group caricature will be sure to be a hit as your groomsmen gift.  You can pick an activity that all the guys do together, drinking a beer is often a commonality that groomsmen share!  The best part is you can do this all online and the cost is reasonable.  Just email in pics of all the guys in your wedding party and within a couple weeks your have your caricature emailed back to you.  With a group caricature, you’ll have your groomsmen wondering how you pulled it off.  You can get

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Groomsmen Caricatures

Ashley and Nick’s Stunningly Romantic Wedding at Rosecliff Mansion

Mansions? Glamour? Romance? Sound like your dream wedding, well, it pretty much was everyone’s dream wedding when Ashley and Nick tied the knot at Rosecliff Mansion. Thankfully for us, Dana Siles Photography was there to capture every moment for us and the gorgeous couple. From the beautiful, classic church ceremony to the fairy tale photos on the foggy grounds of Rosecliff, it was a true dream come true, and we can’t wait to share this wedding with you. As most big days, this one began with Ashley getting ready in her suite. Apothecary Newport Beauty Boutique was there to help our already gorgeous bride enhance her natural features, and as she donned her stunning, strapless fit-and-flare Amsale gown, we knew Nick’s breath would be taken away. While Ashley was clearly the day’s star, we must say the stunning blue bridesmaid dresses from LulaKate and beautiful hydrangea and rose bouquets from Stoneblossom

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Laura and Bruce’s Elegant Wedding At Oceancliff

It’s rare that a wedding comes to us that truly takes our breath away. As a Newport wedding website, we’re accustomed to seeing stunning nuptials, but there was something both charming and sophisticated about Laura and Bruce’s wedding day at Oceancliff. From the bride’s stunning lace gown to the pops of pink and red florals, it was everything we love about Newport weddings. Like most big days, Laura and Bruce’s wedding began with the stunning bride getting ready in her suite. With her beautiful blond locks swept back in an elegant updo and her natural beauty emphasized perfectly, Laura looked stunning as she donned her veil and stepped into her gown. The strapless, lace, fit-and-flare creation was a true stunner that was only made more beautiful by Laura herself. One of our favorites moments, though, was Laura and Bruce’s first look. With Bruce looking dapper in his classic black tuxedo,

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Adrienne and Lance’s Elegant Traditional Wedding At St. Ann Arts And Cultural Center

We love a wedding that embraces all that tradition has to offer, and that’s probably why we adore Adrienne and Lance’s big day so much. From the brightly color bridesmaids’ dresses to the lovely greenery surrounding St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, the affair welcomed all that a summer in Connecticut has to offer. We adored their elegant big day, and we hope you find it as lovely as we did! Like many big days, Lance and Adrienne’s began with the pair getting ready in their separate suites. We love the glowing, romantic images captured perfectly by Kim Lyn Photography that truly showcased the romance of the affair. Adrienne looked gorgeous as she donned her strapless and flowing gown. Thanks to Salon Diane, Adrienne’s beautiful sandy locks were perfectly curled and pulled back to compliment the dress. Her bridesmaids provided an early pop of color to the wedding, and we love

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Allison and Mike’s Gorgeous Seaside Wedding at Belle Mer

Allison and Mike’s wedding was a spectacular affair with sweeping sea views and elegant romance. Captured beautifully by Jamie Ivins Photography, this Newport wedding was the epitome of elegant, coastal beauty. We’re so excited to bring this gorgeous couple’s wedding to you! The pair’s big day began with getting ready with absolutely breathtaking seaside views. Allison was radiant as she got pampered and put on her stunning gown. We adore the images of the blushing bride grinning from ear to ear. She took time to write a beautiful letter for her groom to be who was also getting ready in his beautiful suite. Mike looked so handsome in his traditional black suit, and we love the photos of he and his groomsmen cutting up on the dock at the stunning Belle Mer. Come ceremony time, the pair was completely ready to tie the knot. Our bride looked beautiful as she made

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Kristine and Zach’s Stunning Traditional Seaside Wedding At The Ocean Cliff Hotel

We love a gorgeous seaside wedding, and that’s exactly what Kristine and Zach’s affair was! The incredible day was captured by Michael David Photography who used the incredible Ocean Cliff Hotel as a stunning backdrop for some truly breathtaking images. We love the traditional tone of this wedding mixed with a light nautical theme, and we can’t wait to share it with you! One of our favorite things about Kristine and Zach’s wedding was watching the pair celebrate and get ready for their big day. Kristine was practically radiating happiness as she got her hair and makeup expertly done by Flawless Image Makeup. The bride looked gorgeous as she slipped into her cap sleeved Private Label by G gown from Lillian Lottie Couture and took a celebratory drink of champagne. We also love the sweet images of Zach— look dapper in his Calvin Klein suit— hugging his mother as he lovingly waited

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Industrial Chic Styled Wedding at the Bread Lab

  We are incredibly excited to bring you this gorgeous styled wedding shoot for a little inspiration. The shoot, by Kim Lyn Photography, LLC, Stop Go Love, and Just Darling Rhode Island,  is a stunning, edgy twist on a traditional wedding. We love the industrial look featured in the shoot, and if you’re a more alternative bride, this shoot is just for you! Shot at the stunning Hope Artiste Village in the new Bread Lab, the styled wedding is an alternative bride’s dream. The industrial chic themed is carried through every aspect of the styling, but it comes with a gorgeous, sort of rustic edge that we’re loving. The floral designs of Blooming Blossoms truly pop in the heavily industrial setting. The gorgeous, green focused bouquet pop brilliantly against the heavily steel and brick venue. The verdant centerpieces brightly stand out against the dark wood of the tables and silver of

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Sarah and Jorge’s Cross Cultural Beach Wedding at the Narragansett North Beach Clubhouse

Sarah and Jorge met while in Paraguay together. Their whirlwind romance has now culminated into a beautifully simple, cross cultural wedding that takes into account both Jewish and Paraguayan elements. Captured by Andrea Jay Photography, LLC, the images beautifully show the love the couple have for one another as well as the love their families have for them. With fun detailing and the stunning setting of the Narragansett North Beach Clubhouse, this wedding is one that we couldn’t wait to share.  Sarah and Jorge’s wedding is full of bright colors that looked stunning with the simple background of the beach. Sarah’s bridesmaids chose their own dresses but kept them all in the same stunning bright blue color family. While the bridesmaids looked beautiful, the bride herself was breathtaking in a gorgeous mermaid style silhouette with lace and thin straps. Her curls were pulled back sweetly, and her natural beauty was accented by

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Mariel and Jeff’s Glamorous Country Club Wedding At Kirkbrae

We’ve got one glamorous wedding for you today! In fact, you’ve seen this gorgeous couple once before here at Newport Wedding Glam. Back in February, we introduced you to Mariel and Jeff through their beautiful seaside engagement shoot. Now, because we just couldn’t get enough of the gorgeous couple, we’re going to give you a peek into their stunning country club wedding at Kirkbrae Country Club! Prepare to be in awe of the lovely purple and ivory decor as well as the love evident between the sweet couple, and thank you to Brittany Adams Photography for so perfectly capturing the day! Mariel and Jeff’s wedding day began with the pair getting ready for the ceremony at the Kirkbrae Country Club. From the moment Mariel steeped out of the limo and onto the groups, it was clear that she would be glowing for the entire event. The beautiful bride made her way into

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