There is no denying it, a wedding in Newport is always magic, but when it takes place at the stunning OceanCliff Hotel with EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design at the design helm and Allegro Photography behind the lens, everything just gets that much more special. Not a detail was missed during this elegant day, and it’s all waiting for you right here. See even more in the VAULT.
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From EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design…It was an honor to be part of Sally and David’s Thanksgiving wedding weekend. The goal was to create a warm and intimate atmosphere, and the Ocean Cliff Inn was the perfect location. With the property privately tucked away from the road on one side, and the water views on the other, it was exactly what the couple wanted to create a home style personal environment.
For the overall design we wanted to take advantage of the beauty of the Inn and incorporate the couple’s personal touch on the day. Blues combined with golds and flowers to compliment, together it created an overall beauty that was highlighted throughout with candlelight.
When you entered the venue you had the experience of being in your own personal home and having this wedding on the Thanksgiving weekend – it truly made it feel like it was a home away from home.
From Allegro Photography…Sally and Dave chose to celebrate their wedding in Newport right after Thanksgiving with two days of spectacular events. The timing was perfect for their family and friends and everyone enjoyed gathering together in this beautiful locale.
As photographers, we figured there was no chance of us getting outside for photos at that time of year. But Sally and Dave had great luck- the weather on Friday (part 1 of their festivities) was gorgeous. We were able to do their first look outside overlooking the water as well as their couple portraits and family portraits. As the day turned to night, we were treated to even more beauty- from a spectacular sunset during their wedding vows to the warmth of candlelight for their reception.
Photography: Allegro Photography | Cinematography: readyset[film] | Event Planning + Design: EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design | Floral Design: Flowers By Semia | Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai | Cake: Something Different Cake Couture | Invitations: Invitations & Company | Makeup: Jane Sincere | Hair: Jude Supplice | Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design | Band: Night Shift | Transportation: Rockstar Limo | Venue: Regatta Place | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
The only way to make a beautiful autumn wedding even better? The addition of an adorable pup dressed up for the occasion, because when you’re getting married in glamorous Newport, Rhode Island, only black-tie will do. Head to The Vault to see all the pretty from this sweet couple’s big day thanks to gorgeous photos from Janet Moscarello Photography.
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From Janet Moscarello Photography…Mary + Shane radiate with tremendous energy. From our first meeting I knew that the day of their wedding would be filled with laughter, tears of joy, and an abundance of good vibes. They meticulously planned a gorgeous fall wedding in the place that held so much meaning to their relationship. It was one of those weddings that I would like to put on repeat, like forever!
From The Bride + Groom…In 2010 we were placed on a mutual friend’s beach volleyball team in Long Beach, NY. The water has always been a special place for us. It is where we fell in love. For the next few years we had a long distance relationship in three different cities (Buffalo, Philadelphia and New York). In 2013, we moved to Newport, RI together and were engaged at Castle Hill in 2014. While planning our wedding we knew it had to be in Newport. Newport has such a special meaning to us and our relationship. Mary worked at Salve Regina University so we were lucky to be able to have the reception at Ochre Court.
Photography: Janet Moscarello Photography | Cinematography: Mike Picard Videography | Floral Design: Sarah Rodgers Florals | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Cake: Mad Hatter Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary's Church | Reception Venue: Our Lady Of Mercy Chapel | Hair + Makeup: The House Of Makeup | DJ: All That Events
Her vision was to make her guests feel like they walked into a vintage Christian Dior perfume advertisement, and after spending some serious quality time with these gorgeous images from Christian Oth Studio, I think it’s safe to say this stunning Bride succeeded. With the absolutely perfect venue, Rosecliff Mansion, the talents at Stoneblossom whipping up some swoon-worthy blooms and Em Devaud Events making sure not a detail was missed, this gallery defines elegance.
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From The Bride…I had a specific image in mind for our wedding from the very beginning! I wanted it to be an experience, to feel like you’ve walked into a vintage Christian Dior perfume advertisement – French, feminine and classic. The first step towards my vision was our venue which was modeled after Versailles – I’d say it’s the next best thing to getting married in Europe! The Parisian-style mansion and ballroom excited me and my husband since our first visit to Newport, RI. We knew this was it. Alex and I had met in dental school at Boston University. Today, we live and practice in NYC. Since I grew up in the NYC area, and Alex in Boston, we decided that Newport would be the perfect meeting point for our family and friends. Likewise, we think it’s one of the most beautiful summer destinations in the Northeast, and we were excited to offer that experience to our guests.
The beautiful venue was my inspiration for the remainder of the wedding planning. The flowers were lush and romantic, with soft pinks and whites amidst the golden ballroom. We had my dad’s vintage Jaguar parked in front as guests arrived and walked through the rose garden, past outdoor French Victorian furniture and down the staircase to the ceremony, while a string quartet was playing “Moonlight Serenade” by Glenn Miller. I ended up designing my dress since I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I matched a lace corset top to a tulle skirt by Pnina Tornai. Alex wore a Ralph Lauren Tuxedo. I matched my mom’s and bridesmaids’ dresses to the characteristically French pink-and-white-striped awning over the balcony where cocktail hour was held. I also used the awning as inspiration for the guests’ welcome bags. For cocktail hour, we had a Gypsy Jazz band play music we felt would transport our guests to a 1930s-style Woody Allen film. Our signature drink was inspired by Rosecliff itself – a Cardamom Rose cocktail. The ballroom was lit in a soft blush glow to go along with the color scheme and we danced the night away to the amazing Kenny Ford band from Hank Lane! Guests took pictures in a fresh rose-draped photo booth, and ended the night in a dessert room filled with crepes, French macarons, pink cotton candy and our red velvet wedding cake. It truly was a dream come true!
Photography: Christian Oth Studio | Cinematography: Hello Super Studios | Event Planning: Em Devaud Events | Floral Design: Stoneblossom | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld | Cake: Confectionary Designs | Invitations: Petite Paperie | Shoes: Rene Caovilla | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Blackstone | Makeup: Natalie Shafie | Hair: Rachael Rubin | Lighting: Ormonde Productions | Band: Ernest Mills Band | Groom's Attire: Lauren by Ralph Lauren | String Quartet: PartyPosh | Venue: Rosecliff Mansion | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld | Furniture Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Groom's Alterations: Monsieur Brunold | Gypsy Jazz Band: PartyPosh | Ketubah: Reyna's Paper Dolls Etc | Photo Booth: Candid Photo & Video Booth | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Teeth Whitening: Alex Vasserman