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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Chanler at Cliff Walk

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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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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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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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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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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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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Make a Memorable Exit: Fun Wedding Send Offs

You’ve exchanged vows, you’ve danced until your heart’s content, you’ve cut the cake, and you’ve thanked everyone that attended your Newport wedding and so the time has finally come for you to be whisked off to your honeymoon destination with the love of your life. Everyone has gathered and it is time for the big send off into marital bliss and lifelong happiness. As the closing moment of the wedding day for you and your guests, the wedding send off is a special moment for everyone involved. Therefore, the big exit needs to be memorable, fun, and reflect you and your fiancée’s personalities. But coming up with a new and unique idea can be difficult, right? We know the perils of finding unique ways to spice up your wedding day and that’s why those of us here at Newport Wedding Glam are excited to send some creative inspiration your way!

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Modern Weddings: Using Social Media on Your Wedding Day

Everywhere you look in Newport, people are connected and networking, whether it is with good friends via Facebook or with the happenings of the world thanks to a live Twitter feed. Whether you personally like it or not, there is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live and, in this case, plan and celebrate our wedding days. Inevitably you will be connected to social media throughout your wedding planning process and you can bet that almost each and every one of your guests will arrive with a phone, camera, iPad, or some other gadget of their choice, so using social media brings up very important questions when it comes to your wedding day. We are here to tackle those tough questions of figuring how and when to include social media into your big day. Determine Your Priorities Every couple is different. Therefore, every couple has different

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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

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

Real Weddings: Tita & Mike at Belle Mer

Tita and Mike were married at the beautiful Belle Mer, in Newport, RI. Being one of the most modern Newport wedding venues, Belle Mere lent itself perfectly to their inspiration for the day: “ocean, flowers, and fun”. The ceremony took place right on the water and had a gorgeous foggy backdrop. It may not have been the sunny day every bride dreams for, but it had it’s own mysterious and romantic charm. Plus, it was great for some truly unique photos! Ocean? Check. Fun? Definitely check! Flowers? Check (thanks to Tita!) Would you believe that Tita did all the floral designing and arranging herself? Amazing! Tita and Mike did much of the wedding planning themselves (especially those gorgeous flowers!) Here’s their advice for brides and grooms: “Its a long process and there will be days when everything goes right and other days when it doesn’t. Stay patient with one another and

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