Real Weddings: Julie & Brendan’s Dreamy Wedding at The Chanler at Cliff Walk!

If you’re an avid reader here at Newport Wedding glam, then you know that we’ve got a serious crush on The Chanler at Cliff Walk. That said, there’s not many more ways that you could make us love this Newport wedding venue any more than we already do. Well, that’s what we thought until Anna Sawin Photography introduced us to Julie and Brendan’s stunning real wedding earlier this week! Hosting a dreamy wedding day that featured an outdoor ceremony with a breathtaking ocean view and a gorgeously decorated reception on the venue’s front porch, it’s clear that this bride and groom were all about making the most of their beautiful surroundings — a detail that definitely inspired us to take a deeper look! One of the very first elements that jumped out at us? The amazing color palette! Although the main focus was on soft neutrals and light blue and

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Real Weddings: Tiffany & Keith’s Playful Beach Wedding

We don’t think we’ve ever seen a Rhode Island wedding packed more fun than this beauty captured by Brittany Leigh Photography! Set against the coastal backdrop at Easton’s Beach, the sky shined with a crystal clear blueness and the white sands sparkled like diamonds on the day of their wonderful “I dos.” Complementing this natural landscape around them, Tiffany and Keith chose a lovely wedding color palette of soft grey and vibrant yellow and white to highlight the “fun in the sun” tone that enveloped the day’s festivities. And, my oh my do we just adore the ways that they integrated the hues — yellow and white daisy bouquets, sunshine yellow open-toed bridal shoes,  grey groomsmen and groom suite, yellow bridesmaids dresses, and totally precious yellow-ribbon-draped ceremony arbor. After a gorgeous vow exchange overlooking the horizon and the incoming waves, the happy couple headed off to the nearby historic carousel that

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a Group Caricature

There’s usually nothing that we love more here at Newport Wedding Glam than fabulous wedding details. However, this ultra-fun groomsmen caricature giveaway from our friends at Groovy Groomsmen Gifts has us really, really excited for two very key reasons — 1. It’s a great way for a groom to show his groomsmen he appreciates them in a way that’s thoughtful and fun. 2. You could score your very own for free! So what are you waiting for? Enter today for the chance to win! Groomsmen through Rhode Island have proven over and over again that they love having a memento like this, we are sure your best guys will be no different!

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Groomsmen Gift Giveaway — Groomsmen Caricature from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts!

There’s usually nothing that we love more here at Newport Wedding Glam than fabulous wedding details. However, this ultra-fun groomsmen caricature giveaway from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts has us really, really excited for two very key reasons — 1. It’s a great way for a groom to show his best men he appreciates them in a way that’s thoughtful and fun. 2. You could score your very own for free! So what are you waiting for? Enter today for the chance to win! Groomsmen throughout Rhode Island have proven over and over again that they love having a memento like this, we are sure your best guys will be no different! GroovyGroomsmenGifts.com is running an amazing giveaway where one lucky wedding party will win a free Group Groomsmen Caricature.  If you’re a groom and would like a chance to win, you can enter up to 5 times.  As a bonus to your chances, you can

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Castle Hill Inn Debuts Exclusive 40 Acre Wedding Weekend Experience

Castle Hill Inn, the iconic Newport wedding destination and elegant Relais & Chateaux property, has just released an exclusive wedding weekend experience, offering couples the opportunity to take over 40 private acres of the pristine waterfront estate for three days. Guests will enjoy luxurious boutique accommodations, delectable dining options, superior amenities, an itinerary of exciting activities, personalized service and world-class wedding planners making Castle Hill Inn a magnificent playground for celebrating nuptuals with family and friends. The Location Located just 3 hours from New York and 1.5 hours from Boston, Castle Hill Inn is a premier wedding location for New England and tri-state area couples. Turn down the tree-lined driveway, past the private first class marina with one of Newport’s classic yachts, and guests will encounter a world tailor-made for a wedding celebration. Wrapped in privacy, the peninsula that is home to Castle Hill is located on the western-most tip

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Real Weddings: Shawn & Antonieta’s Eco-Friendly Wedding at Mount Hope Farm

She’s from Ecuador and he’s from the South, but despite being worlds apart their love for travel eventually united them. Today, we have received the fantastic opportunity to share this spectacular couple’s wedding day with you. After exploring the globe together, these two decided to settle down , luckily for us, the place they chose happened to be right here in Rhode Island. Once you lay eyes on the stunning photos captured by Nelly – Photographer, you’ll see just why we are completely head over hills with this entire soiree! Drawing on their different cultural backgrounds and their mutual love for travel and all things eco-friendly, their day totally reflects their personality as a couple from beginning to end, and the details are just amazing. For their “green” inspired day, Shawn and Antonieta chose the beautiful Mount Hope Farm, a local non-profit farm dedicated to land conservation, as the site of their

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Real Weddings: Bevin & Josh’s Jazz Age Inspired Wedding at The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel

Hello, lovely Newport brides! This week we stumbled across a wedding that is unique and totally jaw dropping, so we decided that we just had to share, so pack your bags because we are heading for another Newport city. This time we are saying goodbye to Rhode Island and traveling all the way to the Newport that calls sunny California home! This sophisticated soiree, photographed by William Innes Photography, is an out of this world combo of crimson and white details and Jazz Age wedding glamour! Since we first laid eyes on this beauty of a wedding we’ve been dying to share with our readers — once you see the unique and luxurious elements that make this day complete, we know you’ll understand our feelings exactly. So sit back and head to wedding inspiration paradise with us! From the very first photos of bride Bevin donning her ruffled mermaid style wedding

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Real Weddings: Lara & Stephen’s Glamorous Wedding at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

If glamorous weddings make you swoon, then you’re going to need to sit down for this fabulous real wedding captured by Nelly Photographer. From the first moment you lay eyes on bride Lara in her stunning strapless Monique Lhuillier wedding dress from L’elite Boston, it’s impossible not to get hooked. From there, bold and romantic floral designs from Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design capture your imagination and just don’t let go. And if that weren’t enough to get your heart racing, the purple, white, and silver wedding color palette is absolutely to die for and sets an soft, yet luxurious tone of elegance for the entire day at The Chanler at Cliff Walk. Following a lovely outdoor ceremony on the lawn, the happy couple, Lara and Stephen moved things inside for a reception that certainly didn’t lack for a view. Huge windows along the walls allowed for excellent views of the ocean and

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Real Weddings: Ashley & Brian’s Elegant OceanCliff Soiree!

We’re crazy about weddings of all themes, styles, and tones, so you’ll never catch us giving preference to a glam wedding over an offbeat one, but that said, we must say we’re pretty obsessed with this particular bride and groom’s talent for pulling together elements that work so beautifully together! And, we’re quite confident that you’ll agree once you see the stunning collection of photos that Jaclyn L Photography captured from their big day. Set at the exquisite OceanCliff venue here in Newport, Ashley and Brian’s celebration begins oozing elegance and sophistication from the very first images of bride Ashley’s sparkly accessories and Allegria Bridall gown. Then, as the photos transition over to the groom as he dons his classic black tux and the couple as they share an intimate first look on the green lawn, we immediately surmise that many glamorous details are headed our way. However, despite the fact that we knew lots and

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Real Newport Weddings: Kerry & Derrik at Hotel Viking

We can never get enough of weddings that speak to elegance and timeless beauty and, for that reason, it’s easy to swoon over today’s real wedding shared by Lefebvre Photo. Dripping with stunning yellow and white details, one could easily say that Kerry & Derrik’s wedding day is a fairy tale romance of its own. Kerry & Derrik wanted their wedding to be convenient for guests while also offering lots to do when guests had some down-time. They picked the Hotel Viking for their Newport wedding venue because they loved the idea of one location for the ceremony, reception, while offering overnight accommodations as well. They also picked the Hotel Viking because they absolutely fell in love with the chapel that the hotel owns, Kay Chapel. The Kay Chapel is quaint and it’s the perfect size for the 120 guests they were having at their wedding. Because Hotel Viking is so close to

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Real Weddings: Stephanie and Brian at The Regatta Place

To this day, Stephanie and Brian can’t believe that they have a thief to thank for ever meeting and falling in love. Yes, you read that right — a thief. After having a purse stolen, Stephanie got in touch with officer Brian Sweet to help her recover her possessions. However, even though she lost one thing, she quickly gained a priceless romance instead! Today we celebrate their lasting love and gorgeous wedding at The Regatta Place, which overlooks the beautiful Newport harbor. For their day, Stephanie wanted a look that combined the styles of clean lines and patterns and a fresh color palette of yellow and gray. It only takes one look to see that her dream vision came true on the day of her wedding as throughout the day pops of yellow and gray dazzle the camera of Erin Sage Photography over and over again! In addition to the colorful

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10 Fabulous Wedding Nail Looks

There is little argument that can be made against the wedding dress being the most important aspect of your bridal look. However, what you pair with you breathtakingly gorgeous gown can make or break your overall look — accessories, shoes, and even your nails can make a big impact. Yes, even your nails. Although most brides may opt for a traditional French manicure for their big day, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with your wedding nails! To inspire you with lots of bridal manicure goodness, we’ve put together ten of our favorite wedding nail looks…we know they won’t disappoint. Remember, your bridal looks is all about you – your nails should also speak to your personality and the style of your wedding too. No worries here, though, we have got a look for each and every Newport Wedding Glam bride! 1. Modern Manicure Are you a girl

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REAL WEDDINGS: AMANDA AND KYLE AT OCEAN CLIFF

Amanda and Kyle were married at the Ocean Cliff in Newport RI in the fall.  This wonderful couple selected Newport for their wedding because Amanda had  visited and fell in love with with the amazing town. It was a perfect fit! Amanda looked stunningly beautiful in a Kenneth Pool gown and glamorous 4 inch heels.  Amanda’s, strapless ball gown style was made of tulle with crystal beading on the belt and a sweetheart neckline.    When asked how she picked the dress she said “It was so different and so beautiful.  My mom and I could not stop looking at it the bridal store.”  The bridesmaids wore Bill Levcoeff dresses that were long and strapless, while the groom and groomsmen were adorned in Vera Wang Tuxes. The wedding had a soft romantic theme with soft neutral colors and lots of candles.    The brides flowers was  all white/ivory peonies and  champagne roses.  The

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The Guide to Stress-Free Wedding Planning

It’s no secret that planning for your wedding day can be a stress-inducing experience. There are many details to remember, tons of prep to do, and lots of decision to make before you can enjoy the big day. However, wedding planning shouldn’t be synonymous with stress and being miserable — this is a time for reveling in happiness and enjoying each precious moment of the days before you marry the love of your life. As the premier resource for helping Newport brides go from “yes!” to “I do,” we are here to make sure that joy heavily outweighs stress throughout your wedding planning experience. To get you started on the right foot, we’ve created the guide to stress-free wedding planning. Check out tips and tricks below! image via Maggie Conley Photography Take your Time — Because most brides only take a year to plan their dream wedding, it can lead to high

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Inspired by…Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes!

There was a time when wedding cakes came in two flavors…chocolate or vanilla. This was the same time that white or chocolate icing found their way on to every single wedding cake there was to be seen. Thankfully, however, those days of boring wedding cakes are over and gone. Today, wedding cakes can take the shape, color, and theme of anything you can dream up and we are definitely loving all the creative freedom. Newport brides are too. Everywhere you look wedding cakes are taking the top tier as one of the most important reception decor pieces, and rightfully so. However, one wedding cake trend, that is making a splash at weddings throughout Rhode Island, has us truly inspired to share this week. Can you guess what trend we are referring to? If you guessed stunning, hand-painted wedding cakes then you are spot on! From the artistry to the fine

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REAL WEDDINGS: Michelle and Rory at Castle Hill Inn

Michelle and Rory describe themselves as devoted teammates. Says the bride, “though born and raised 3,000 miles apart, we quickly realized we had values and dreams in common, which grew into a relationship that can best be described as easy, organic, happy and truly loving.” Michelle and Rory were married on May 24, 2013 at the beautiful Castle Hill Inn in Newport. As the New York Times says, it’s “quite simply, the best spot in town,” and we couldn’t agree more. From the breathtaking seaside ceremony location to the custom sailcloth reception tent, this venue oozes New England romance. Their wedding was beautiful, full of lighthouses, love, and Irish accents (the groom is originally from Ireland!). Castle Hill Inn did the catering for the wedding, Kim Lamothe of Greenlion Weddings handled the wedding flowers, and Them Apples brought the tunes to the reception! Some unique details that Blueberry Creative captured on film were Rory’s toast (it’s

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