Real Weddings: Cecile & Travis’s Modern Nautical Wedding at the Ocean House

“We both love New England and its coastal charm,” shared bride Cecile, “so when we got engaged, there was no question that we’d get married there.” Cecile and her sweetheart Travis had their hearts set on getting married on the coast, so when they discovered the ultra-gorgeous Ocean House in Watch Hill, they knew they’d found the venue for them. The ocean-front property, the views for miles, the magical old house, the fabulous, welcoming environment — the place had everything they’d dreamed of and more! The couple’s big day, captured by Carla Ten Eyck Photography, featured a stylish modern nautical theme, complete with deep navy and light grey hues, and soft pops of pink. After a super sweet first look alone together and some fun portrait on the beach with the maids and the men (we’ve gotta say it — we’re so impressed how the looks put together by Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare

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Real Engagements: Mariel & Jeff’s Intimate Seaside Engagement at Cliff Walk

Get ready to smile because this seaside engagement shoot shared by Brittany Adams Photography is full of images that’ll put a grin on your face! The darling duo, Mariel and Jeff, chose the gorgeous Cliff Walk here in Newport for their shoot. And, let us say now that we couldn’t be more thrilled with their decision. Not only does the setting have ocean views for miles, it’s an area that’s full of so much texture — rocks jutting out of the sea, stone walls, and wrought iron fences really added a unique touch to their fun-filled images. Mariel and Jeff wore casual-inspired outfits for the shoot; a detail that really complemented the low-key, happy vibe of the session. When the lovebirds weren’t snuggled up close sharing giggles or sneaking in kisses before the flashing camera, there were smiling, dancing, and holding hands! As Brittany Adams Photography shared, “This couple has a

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6 Fun & Unique Guest Book Ideas!

Think you’ve seen all the unique wedding guest book ideas there are to be seen? Well think again because we’ve got six fabulous wedding guest book alternatives that are super unique and fun too! So throw out the traditional guest book and check out our ideas for how to spice up the occasion for you and your guests! From fun and laid back to sentimental mementos, we’ve got something for every Newport bride and groom! Photo via Melangerienyc Etsy Shop 1. The Dirty Laundry — Love sharing stories or learning new things about each other? Then, the dirty laundry guest book is a perfectly hilarious way to have guests share their stories too. Simple have guests write their name and a short story on the clothing-shaped cutouts and hand on the clothes line. If sharing your dirty laundry isn’t your thing, then have guests share sweet stories about the two of you

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Styled Shoot: An Industrial Chic Winter Wedding

Oh, Glam’ers — after you see the stunning wedding styled shoot, you’ll see some seriously swoon-worthy images and inspiration are coming your way! With the vision of creating a styled wedding that would be “industrial chic,” Kim Lyn Photography, LLC and Birch and Honey Design teamed up to bring this shoot to life. Turning their inspirations into styled reality, the duo chose the unique Studio One RI for their backdrop. We love how they tied the exposed brick walls, the huge factory-style windows, and the beamed ceilings into their look! For the ceremony location, the team created a gorgeous hanging ribbon and florals backdrop on a brick wall between two windows and brought in a mixture of vintage gold and ghost chairs. The aisle was accented with beautiful vases filled with floating candles and gold glitter, which added a sophisticated touch of romance! Just steps away in the studio-style building, they created a chic reception space with

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Real Weddings: Jessica & Chris’s Green, Navy, & Nautical Wedding at The Squantum Association

Between the amazing coastal views and the fabulous vendor talent, Newport is definitely a place where nautical weddings are at their utmost pretty. To back up that claim, we didn’t have to search very hard for a prime example — we knew this stunner by Kristen Jane Photography was all the evidence we’d need! Join as we plunge into the gorgeous details from the day, and you’ll see exactly what we mean… Jessica and Chris were married on a beautiful summer’s day in June. The duo exchange vows at Jessica’s church home, St. Joseph’s Parish in Woonsocket. Jessica, wearing an elegant lace gown and a classic up do styled by Fusion Hair Studio, was escorted down the aisle by her sweet dad. Reaching the end of the aisle, she joined the love of her life at the alter and they committed their lives to each other in holy matrimony with a traditional

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Real Weddings: Danielle & Rodney’s Casual Coral Celebration at the Newport Hyatt!

Newport is one of those cities that’s so beautiful that’ll take your breath away. And, sure, we might be biased. But we think the many real weddings we get where brides and grooms have traveled far and wide to celebrate here on the coast gives us plenty of reason to say that Newport is truly one of the best places on earth to say “I do.” Case in point: This lovely beach wedding shared with us today by the wonderful Nicole Lopez Photography. The bride and groom, Danielle and Rodney, hail from Pennsylvania, but once they laid eyes on the stunning Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa, they knew they had to celebrate here in Rhode Island. Their oceanside soiree took place outside by the venue’s adorable little lighthouse and featured a stunning coral and white color palette. Smiley bride Danielle wore a beautiful strapless gown with a ruffled skirt and

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Real Weddings: Jennifer & Gabriel’s Intimate Wedding at Linden Place Mansion

“This romantic coastal wedding was perfection,” shared Brittany Adams Photography when she submitted this wedding to our inbox. Reading a statement like that always gets us excited because it’s often a clear sign that we’re about to dive into album full of gorgeousness. Well, well, well… let’s just say that Jennifer and Gabriel’s September soiree certainly didn’t disappoint. Set at the stunning Linden Place Mansion, a venue that the couple loved for its cozy, intimate feel, every photo is dripping with thoughtful decor selections, romance, and, as their photographer Brittany Adams said, “perfection.” After prepping separately with their bridesmaids and groomsmen, Jennifer (Isn’t her Wishing Well Bridal mermaid gown and her Ali Lomazzo Beauty makeup a gorgeous pairing?!) and Gabriel exchanged vows in a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony at Jennifer’s home parish, St. Rocco’s. The ornate architecture, the beautiful stained glass windows, and the golden hue of the natural wood benches and alter created

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Real Engagements: Madeline & Hector’s Lighthouse Engagement at Castle Hill Inn

“It started with a phone call from Hector who told me of his plans to ask for his girlfriend Madeline’s hand in marriage,” explains Derek Halkett Photography. The night was to start with a romantic dinner for the duo at the picturesque Castle Hill Inn. Following dinner, Hector would take Madeline for a walk down to the inn’s famous old lighthouse around sundown. Everything unfolded beautifully and as planned. On the walkway leading to the ocean-side lighthouse, Madeline was surprised to see a trail of rose petals and mason jars filled with small tea lights waiting for her (arranged by Hector and a good friend during a stealthy bathroom break!). Making it to the main lookout, they paused to take in the ocean view and enjoy the romantic moment together. Behind her, Hector reached into his pocket and pulled out a tiffany blue ring box and, as she turned around, he

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Our Top 5 Favorite Weddings of 2014!

As a tradition, one of our favorite things to do here at Newport Wedding Glam on New Year’s Eve is to spend some time as a team going down memory lane and reliving the high (and sometimes not so high) points of the year we’ve shared together. Although every day of 2014 wasn’t perfect, we’ve definitely had an amazing year full of wonderful things — from learning how to grow with our readers (the “Glam’ers”) to having the privilege to connect with great wedding vendor talents around Newport to being able to share loads of inspiration shoots and real weddings with Newport brides-to-be like you! With all of the great things that have come our way in 2014, we’re beyond excited to dive into the new year and make this next year even better than the last. But, before we leave 2014 behind entirely, we decided it was only right

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Real Weddings: Nicole & Brian’s Purple Fall Wedding at Linden Place Mansion

Is purple your signature color? Are you obsessed with pretty things? Do fall weddings make you swoon? If you answered “yes” to one or all of those questions, then this pretty in purple fall wedding shared today by Bethany & Dan Photography is bound to make your day! Opening with individual snapshots of the bride and groom preparing for their day, purple accents make an appearance right away. In the bridal suite, the bridesmaids don deep purple dresses and black sweaters to match their ombre rose bouquets perfectly crafted by Floral Symphony. In the groom’s room, Brian and his groomsmen complete their grey suits with plum-colored ties and matching lily boutonnieres. After everyone was all gussied up, the respective parties headed outdoors on this crystal clear fall day for some great portraits on the grounds of the picturesque Linden Place Mansion. Then, as the big moment approached, both parties headed off

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Real Weddings: Stephanie & Shaun’s Traveled-Themed Celebration at Castle Hill Inn

They met in Egypt. They got engaged in China. And, they said “I do” in here beautiful Newport. So, of course, these two lovebirds, shared with us today by the fabulous Jaclyn L Photography, themed their big day after their adventures traveling around the globe together! Choosing the picturesque Castle Hill Inn as their wedding day backdrop, Stephanie and Shaun began their day with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony along the coast. Although seemingly simple in terms of decor (which really let the stunning view shine!), the couple really brought the personality to this part of their day by incorporating details from their ancestry — tradition Welsh traditions and signs in honor of Shuan’s Welsh nationality and beautiful leis in reverence to Stephanie’s Hawaiian roots. The couple’s reception was a delightful blend of traveled-inspire decor and soft pink and mint hues. On the reception tables , beautiful hydrangea and rose centerpieces

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A Fun-Filled Rehearsal Dinner at the Newport International Polo Field

With all the concentration that’s often placed on the wedding day itself, many couples tend to forget all about bringing a bit of local and personal character to their rehearsal dinner. The couple who planned this fun-filled rehearsal dinner, shared by Jaclyn L Photography, definitely didn’t fall into that trap — they hosted a rehearsal dinner that was quite literally overflowing with Newport-inspired details and fun! Wanting to give their guests a taste of genuine Newport culture, Mason and Lisa created a day-before-the-wedding celebration that allowed their friends and family to not only enjoy delectable Newport foods prepared by Milk and Honey Bazaar and signature beverages crafted by Bellevue Wines & Spirits, but a roaring game of polo at the International Polo Field in Newport! Instructing their guests lady guests to don society hats and sundresses and their male guests to dapper it up in bow ties and seersucker suits, the Mason and Lisa took

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Real Weddings: Julie & Josh’s Beautiful Wedding at the Bristol Yacht Club!

A beautiful ceremony overlooking the coast. A reception filled with vintage details and a night of swing dancing. A convertible car getaway. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this stunning affair brought to you by Brittany Leigh Photography is definitely a gem! Set at the stunning ocean-side Bristol Yacht Club, Julie and Josh’s wedding day was all about taking advantage of stunning views and showing off their fun-loving personalities. From the opening shots of Julie putting on her dress and preparing for the celebrations to the incredibly vintage inspired reception, the day unfolds like a dream. At the reception, various shades of purple, pink, and stark white came together effortlessly with their vintage theme — completed with a bird cage card box, a darling sweetheart table, and vibrant florals. However, the real show-stopped at this special day was definitely the wonderful swing dancing show put on the bride and groom. We don’t

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Real Weddings: Lori & Joe’s Fun-Filled Wedding at OceanCliff

When you have a wedding before you where the bride laughed happily as she walked down the aisle, you know you’re in for a fun treat. Well, a “fun treat” is exactly what you’ll find here in this wedding photographed Bethany & Dan Photography. Seriously, ladies and gentlemen, you’re in for non-stop style and good times, so prepare yourself as we jump right in to Lori and Joe’s fabulous Newport wedding. Set at the gorgeous OceanCliff, Lori and Joe exchanged vows overlooking the ocean after a giggle-filled trip down the aisle for Lori. True to their easygoing personalities, they read the words they’d written for each other from their respective Apple devices — for her, an iPhone and for him, a iPad. Following the “I dos” the couple then wowed guests with a colorful, yet classic reception dripping with a soft white, blue, and green color palette and stunning hydrangea

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Things We Love…Socks!

Who says the girls get to have all the fun? Guys have some pretty great accessories too! Besides bow ties, socks just so happen to be my favorite. Yes, they are hidden a majority of the time, but when they make an appearance they are definitely something to talk about. From argyle to stripes and every polka dot in between, I just can’t get enough! And, what about some of these styling socks on your wedding day? They will make for the perfect photo-op and add just the right amount of fun to your day.   Were fun socks a part of your day? Send me your pictures to samantha@nwglam.com! XOXO-Samantha

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John & Jessica’s Real Wedding at the Ocean House at Watch Hill

Family moments and lots of glamorous details — now those are definitely two things we’d love to see come together in a wedding day! Today’s featured, brought to us by one of our favorite wedding photographers in Newport, Blueflash Photography, has most certainly granted that wish and left us smitten. Set at The Ocean House at Watch Hill, this stunning wedding day opens with a sweet emotional tone that continues to pervade every image for the rest of the day. Preparing separately at the venue, groom, John, put a smile on our face by spending his morning prep time with his two children (the flower girl and ring bearer respectively) while he dons his classic black suit. The gorgeous bride is no less captivating as she puts on her form-fitting strapless wedding dress, simple emerald green pendant necklace, and our personal favorite — the drop-dead-gorgeous gold and black bridal shoes!

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