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Mount Hope Farm Wedding

This wedding?  It’s everything.  It’s laid back, yet elegant, cozy, yet completely sophisticated and charms in ways that only a nature-inspired affair can do.  From the drop-dead gorgeous florals from Greenlion Design to the beautiful images from Ruth Eileen Photography to the amazing Mount Hope Farm venue. Take a gander at all of the pretty here.

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Fall
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Farm
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Rustic

From the Bride…When Luke proposed in the Spring of 2013, I had little idea of what type of wedding I wanted; the dress, the theme, if we’d serve cake. I was really starting from scratch, but don’t let the decisions overwhelm you (or your fiance). The wedding planning process is a great time to learn about each other, how to compromise, and how to work together as a family– which is the real heart of the matter. For us, centering our wedding around a common interest of ours, a love of nature, made decision making much simpler and the day itself felt like a dream. We kept the color palette loose, and my bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses. With the ceremony outside, we mainly focussed on florals for decoration, and Kim from Greenlion was amazing. She incorporated local wildflowers and in-season vegetables in the arrangements to echo our celebration of nature. Plantation catering did a great job with the menu, serving local, simple, yet delicious dishes like oysters on the half-shell and vegetable ratatouille. We topped things off with our favorite beers and in-season fruit pies. It all felt amazing, and most importantly like us.

From Kim of Greenlion Design… Michelle and Luke’s vision for their florals was clear: farm feel, loose garden style blooms and local in-season blooms (our favorite type). We incorporated local dahlias, clematis, zinnias, annabelle hydrangea, privot, oak tree leaves, asters, privet, euonymus, porcelain berry vine, snapdragons, and we even used local vegetables to hold the table numbers. 

Photography: Ruth Eileen | Floral Design: Greenlion Design | Ceremony Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Reception Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Catering: Plantation Catering | Make Up: New Leaf Salon | Hair: New Leaf Salon | Dress Shop: Bella Bridal Shoppe

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Rhode Island Pink Tented Wedding

Any bride who gives her wedding a big ol’ dose of pink is a bride after my own heart. And from the florals by Orchid ‘N Blooms to the bridesmaids’ dresses in the prettiest shade, there’s no shortage of pink moments to make me stop and swoon. The always fabulous Emily Delamater snapped of gallery of lovely images, and they’re all waiting right this way.

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Summer
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Outdoor

From Emily Delamater… Karen knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding, clean bright and classic with pink and gold details. As most of Hoong’s family was coming from Malaysia for the wedding, it was a perfect opportunity for the couple to introduce his family to New England and the Blithewold Mansion made for an idilic backdrop. The sprawling grounds and gardens were in full bloom surrounding them during the ceremony in the sunken garden.

Karen also used vintage books and international letter boxes to decorate accent tables. The flowers included a gorgeous mix of lambs ear, garden and David Austin Roses, pink and white Peonies, Astilbe and also air plants. I loved that was also a playful sense to the day with signature lemonades and large pink and white balloons decorated with gold and white streamers. It was a gorgeous and intimate event and such a treat to photograph.

Photography: Emily Delamater | Event Designer: Gracie Lou Events | Floral Design: Orchid 'N Blooms | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Invitations: Kelli Murray Art | Grooms Attire: J. Crew | Hair : Ali Lomazzo | Makeup : Adam Camacho | Venue: Blithewold Mansion

Nautical Newport Harbor Wedding

Newport will forever hold a special place in my heart. It’s the gorgeous setting for my very own wedding next summer, so I get a wee bit excited when a Newport seaside soiree makes it way across my desk. Case in point? This beautiful bash planned by the team at Eventfully Planned. Its filled to the gills with nautical goodness and a beautifully classic white tent from Newport Tent Company. Photographer, Lisa Rigby made sure no detail went uncaptured—and the proof is in the pretty gallery!

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Summer

From the beautiful Bride…Tyler and I wanted a Rhode Island summer wedding on the ocean, but we did not have a particular venue in mind. We both grew up in RI, and both had been to Fort Adams many times for soccer games, concerts, and road races. But we were unaware that weddings could be hosted on the picturesque grounds until we began researching venues. As soon as we stepped into the beautiful stone casemates, which are a part of the original fortress, with their arched ceilings and brick floors, and we looked out the large windows towards the Newport Harbor, we knew we wanted our ceremony to be held in the fort and our reception on the grounds outside facing the harbor.

Once we had chosen our Newport destination, all of our decisions regarding décor, flowers, and colors began to fall into place. We wanted to create an ambiance of casual elegance with romantic vintage touches, while staying true to the setting, and chose a color scheme of sea foam and blush. We opted for a combination of round tables and farm tables to further the casual, vintage vibe. Over the year and a half planning process, I collected old turquoise medicine bottles for vases, a variety of chalkboards, and different sized mercury candle votives. We wanted local, seasonal flowers and were thrilled with the variety of blush, soft pink, and peach dahlias that covered the tables. The different touches came together beautifully. It really was stunning on the day of our wedding to walk through the tent and see all of the hundreds of tiny decisions we made throughout the process, all come together with the sparkling ocean and slowly lowering sun in the background, with all of our friends and family together in one place to celebrate.

We truly had the best day and most amazing weekend, from our stay at the Adele Turner Inn, which we will now visit for years and years to come, to our boat ride over to Fort Adams, to our wonderful and touching ceremony, to closing out the evening with surprise fire works that just happened to be going off directly across the harbor. It was the perfect day and we feel so fortunate to have had such an amazing wedding to start our marriage.

Photography: Lisa Rigby Photography | Design: Exquisite Events Decor | Event Planning: Jamie Nelson | Floral Design: Toni Chandler | Cake: Queen B Cakery | Catering: Plantation Catering | Band: Eric Bloom Band | Ceremony Music: Emily Chen, La Bella Musica | Bridal Party Water Transport: Oldport Marine Services | Candy Station: Party Pants | Ceremony & Reception: Fort Adams | Getting Ready: Adele Turner | Lemonade Cart: Bruce Long, Del's Lemonade | Makeup: Jennifer Hodge, Spectrum Makeup | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Tent : Newport Tent Company | Transportation: Fisher Bus Company

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