You know what makes me happy?  Weddings like this one.  A cultural beauty with drop-dead gorgeous details, stunning florals from Flowers by Semia and a breathtaking Belle Mer backdrop.  And you know what makes me even happier than that?  Bride and grooms who are sooo in love, it radiates straight from the computer screen and fills your entire heart.  So, this wedding?  It’s basically the best thing ever with all of the aforementioned and an entire gallery of amazing from BKB Photography.  Join me there for all of the pretty.

And soak in even more inspiration with this fab film from Celeste Studios.

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From BKB PhotographyWhen it came to choosing a wedding location for Avni and Vishal, Newport, Rhode Island was an easy decision. While currently residing in NYC, both are East Coast natives. A wedding in Newport would not only be a central locale for family and friends, but would also serve as a destination wedding, as the beautiful coastal town would be the perfect spot for not only nuptials, but a mini-vacation!

Avni and Vishal’s three day wedding affair began at the Hotel Viking and concluded at the luxurious Belle Mer, both in Newport, Rhode Island. Belle Mer is perfect because it combines the traditional New England oceanside wedding with beautiful modern interiors. It’s no surprise Belle Mer hosts some of the most beautiful weddings around!

The couple hired wedding planners Gracie Lou Events to coordinate every detail from their henna party and hookah lounge down to the gorgeous over-the-top wedding reception that was, in one word, stunning! The ceremony was hosted with white garden chairs and a modern Indian custom made mandap alter and dripping in lush florals by Semia. Rentals Unlimited brought in gorgeous white linens that had just enough texture to compliment the sexy vibe of the room perfectly. A desert station by Cookie Creatives was set up at the end of the night for guests to enjoy a “midnight snack.”

Portraits of the family were captured on the lawns of the venue. Some of my most cherished images captured Avni and her mother sharing a moment just before ceremony. The couple wed during Columbus Day weekend. It was truly a spectacular event.

Wedding Photography: BKB Photography | Wedding Venue: Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island | Wedding Planning: Gracie Lou Events | Wedding Cinematography: Celeste Studios | Floral Design: Flowers by Semia | Rehearsal Venue: Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island | Rehearsal Entertainment: Genie’s Hookah Lounge | Dessert: Cookie Creatives by Jennifer | Indian Decor: Alankar Decorators | Decor + Linens: Rentails Unlimited | Lighting: Ormonde Productions | DJ: DJ Yogz | Hair + Makeup: Bridal Beauty by Anju

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