Rhode Island is a crazy magical place to say “I do.”  A place where seaside nuptials and breathtaking views mix and mingle with preppy details and heartwarming traditions.  It’s a place where darling couples like these two sweeties flock to host their big day… and fill it with classic touches (hello gorgeous Tara Keely by Lazaro gown and lush florals from Sweet Petals) and romantic moments aplenty.  See them all captured beautifully by Krystal Kast Photographers in the full gallery.

From KrystalI am thrilled to share this exquisite oceanside wedding with you! The ceremony and reception took place at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island. The venue’s contemporary vibe and oceanside backdrop was a stunning setting for this beautiful couple!

From the Bride… In creating our wedding it was important that the day truly captured both of us. My husband’s family is originally from Nice, and I grew up in Rhode Island, so we wanted to include elements that reflected both. Choosing a location on the water, with views of the Newport Bridge in the background was the perfect way to bring these locations together. In our “Nice meets Newport” ideal, it was key that we incorporated a mix of new and vintage that reflected our personal tastes. In Belle Mer’s very modern space, we added touches such as terrariums embellished with fleur de lis to create the best of both old and new.

The day of our wedding, all of the individual pieces came together even better than we could have imagined. Elements that are unique to Rhode Island, such as Del’s Lemonade, kept our guests cool during the outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, and there even ended up being a regatta the day of our wedding, making the day even more picturesque. Not only was the day itself beyond perfect, but being surrounded by all of our friends and family was what really made the day perfect for us.

Wedding Photography: Krystal Kast Photographers | Venue: Belle Mer Island House | Florist: Rachel Chevrette of Sweet Petals, Narragansett, Rhode Island | Cake + Catering: Belle Mer | DJ: Borrelli Entertainment | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely by Lazaro via Kleinfeld Bridal | Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith | Rings: Cartier (His) +  Vintage (Hers) | Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Twobirds Bridesmaid | Bridesmaids’ Bracelets: Alex and Ani |Bridesmaids’ Shoes: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Samara and Kyla of Serai Beauty Studio

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