“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! XOXO-Samantha
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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