This darling duo has got the right idea. They kept their nuptials local and proceed to throw the ultimate outdoor bash. With family and friends in attendance, the evening was filled with seasonal farm-to-table bites, circus tents, tea lights, Toni Chandler Flowers And Events arrangements and endless love captured by Meghan Sepe. Take a peek at the gallery and Sky Sabin Productions film for more!
From Meghan Sepe…This late summer real wedding hails from Newport, RI. Words to describe this day would be rustic, natural, romantic, youthful and pretty in pink. Their video is adorable and the bride’s blush Monique Lhuillier gown is totally awesome!
From the beautiful Bride… Dan and I actually met a long time ago, socially, but we hadn’t crossed paths in several years. A few years ago, my mom (a personal trainer) was at the gym and ran into Dan who is a physical therapist. They hadn’t seen each other in ages and in catching up, Dan asked how I was and what I was up to now. Before long, my mom was going on and on about my business ventures, things I like to do, trips I’ve taken, how I love my dog …and that I was single. Turned out Dan was also single and after hearing so much about what we had in common personally and professionally, it took him no time to reach out.
We like to say we were “reintroduced” by my mom and set up a dog walk date. It might sound funny but it was really that simple – we knew right away we were going to be together.
We live in a pretty tight community in Newport, RI where everyone knows everyone, especially those who have lived here most their lives, like us. We are both 4th generation “Aquidneck Islanders,” and both of us have large social families, so planning a wedding was a bit of an adventure! Staying local was a priority for both of us and we were lucky to be able to use my aunt and uncle’s gorgeous sprawling lawn off a country road near the beach. We wanted to throw a beautiful outdoor bash and include as many friends and family as we possibly could.
Our menu was seasonally farm-to-table and the circus tents, tea lights, wine barrels and heavy rustic tables were a perfect fit for the country, natural feel we were going for. We’re a goofy bunch, so we made an effort to keep the atmosphere laid back and fun, but also grown up and sentimental. Friends and family all helped out with hand painted signs or bailing hay, even making the cake – and EVERYONE was on the dance floor! It all came together beautifully and the celebration went well into the wee hours.
I’ve dreamt of my wedding day since childhood and can honestly say it was hands down the happiest day of my life! I got to marry my best friend surrounded by loved ones at a place we call home… It doesn’t get any better than that.
Photography: Meghan Sepe | Videographer: Sky Sabin Productions | Florist: Toni Chandler Flowers And Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ("Candy" In Blush) | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew "Sinclair" | Catering: Glorious Affairs | Makeup: Braelyn Anton | Groomsmen's Attire: Zara | Bridesmaid's Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cupcakes/ Sweets: Sweet Shoppe | Planner/ Coordinator: Exquisite Events | Private Home: Newport RI | Rentals: New England Country Rentals