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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Newport Wedding at Hotel Viking

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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glitter wedding nails


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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Ocean Cliff Wedding

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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Jewel Photography

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 eight 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

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library card guest book

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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floral hand-painted wedding cake

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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