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Navy + Gray Mount Hope Farm Wedding

I’ve really grown to love the “Warming of the Rings” that’s come into vogue recently. Everyone “warms” the rings while thinking a sweet wish for the happy couple before they exchange their vows. It’s no surprise, based on their beautiful wedding with blooms from Sayles Livingston Flowers, that these two choose to incorporate this tradition. Every last stunning image from Erin McGinn Photography is right here!


From the photographer… Cate and Will’s early fall farm wedding was a delight to capture. Will’s family is from England so when touring venues in Cate’s home region of New England, the couple knew they had found the right place when they arrived at Mount Hope Farm and the same sheep from Will’s grandmother’s farm were meandering around. An emotional ceremony full of happy tears and a ring warming (where each member of the bridal party held the couple’s wedding bands and gave them special wish) took place in the garden. Afterwards, in the barn the couple hosted a traditional New England clambake to give guests from out of state and across the pond a taste of the East Coast.

From the stunning bride… We knew we wanted to be married somewhere special, and as soon as we saw Mt Hope we fell in love! It’s absolutely perfect for what we wanted – casual, romantic, New England to a T!

My sister and mom completely planned and decorated the shelves in the barn as a surprise for Will and I (as well as our guests!) With help from family from all over, there were precious photographs of the most special people in our lives. It really made the space feel very personal.

We instantly fell in love with Mt. Hope as soon as we stepped foot on the property, but it was the small details that made the decision even easier. Will’s granny, who lives in a small country town in England, even has the exact same breed of sheep as Mt Hope farm! The “Hunter” sign on the fireplace was made by my cousin Kate and given to me at my bridal shower.

DIY bits — the swags on the back of the bride and groom chairs, the chalkboard table numbers, my sister made the framed quote sign as you walked into the ceremony space.

The “warming of the rings” was my favorite part of the ceremony.

Photography: Erin McGinn Photography | Floral Design: Sayles Livingston Flowers | Wedding Dress: New York Lace | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Sweet Berry Farm | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Reception Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Compton Clambakes And Cocktails | Hair: New Leaf Salon | DJ: Luke Renchan Entertainment

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Bristol Wedding at Blithewold Mansion

This wedding is perfection.  The kind of perfection that combines soft pink hues with lush florals from Richard Carbotti, a sophisticated (+ stunning) Amsale gown and a tented Blithewold Mansion reception that is all kinds of magical.  In other words, it’s one seriously pretty party and you can see it all captured by Rebecca Arthurs right here.

Brendan and Lauren met seven years ago at Bentley University and could not of had much more in common, from family upbringings to lifelong goals. It doesn’t happen everyday where you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with at the age of 19 and your sophomore year in college. Brendan had planned to study abroad his second semester, so the timing was not great as Brendan thought he would have the opportunity to study abroad as a single man! Plans changed as we went abroad leaving his love in Boston and Lauren visited him in London and the two lovebirds traveled to Paris together. This was only the beginning of their long love story together!

From when the bride was a little girl, she always knew she wanted a fairytale wedding that would be romantic and ethereal in feel for both herself and her guests. Having the bride’s godfather marry them during their ceremony only touched the tip of the iceberg for the personable touches. It was as important that all of their family and friends that meant so much to me had the most intimate and amazing experience which had many in tears as they shared their self written vows and joined with their guests in a “Warming of the Rings” ceremony, their guest were able to bless their rings with loving thoughts.

It could not have been more clear how important family was with all of the little touches and even a first look with both the father-of-the-bride and groom! While getting ready, the bride had so many “old” components, from the garter that her mom had made from her wedding dress to the handkerchief the bride would carry that her grandmother made to the bracelet that her mom let her borrow. The most touching was on the bride’s bouquet where she had a grandmother’s handkerchief wrapper around then with the other grandmother’s brooch attached. Even the groom wore the bride’s grandfather’s cuff links!

The photo’s of the both parent’s wedding day were displayed for guests to view along with a cigar bar that the father-of-the-groom put together himself! All of the inclusiveness, love, and family made this wedding inspirational.

Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Cake: Sweet Sophistications | Invitations: Invitations & Company | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Caterer: Blackstone | Hair & Makeup: Hyatt Stillwater Spa | DJ: Entertainment Specialists | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Blithewold Mansion | Ceremony Musicians: Golden Scroll Soloists | Flowers And Event Design: Richard Carbotti | Wedding Dress : Amsale

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Mt. Hope Farm Wedding

Any way you look at it, farm weddings are always awesome.  Especially farm weddings like this one captured by Janet Moscarello Photography, a colorful, rustic chic celebration with one glamorous detail after another that are all sorts of amazing.  Think custom farm tables, a fabulous Sperry Tent tent and lush blooms that will literally knock your socks off from Wild Folk Studio.  See it all right here in the full gallery.


From the Bride… I was really inspired by rustic touches and I had known for a long time that I wanted to incorporate woods and various textures. I also love the juxtaposition of rustic with the refined and elegant pieces mixed in. I wanted to find a new way of doing that. My general taste is a lot of neutrals and natural tones with huge pops of color so that is the direction I decided to go in. I just love jewel tones and loved the idea of having multiple colors, not just one or two. I thought that would be especially fun with the bridesmaids dresses and giving them each their own color to let them all know they were important and special to me.

Family and religion is very important to us and especially those who could not be there with us. We had a candle lighting for our grandmothers that could not be present. I also included a childhood charm of my grandmothers wrapped around my bouquet which was so special. We made an old window frame backed with chicken wire and clipped a bunch of family photos to it with various people in our life. We made a quote board for guests to sign that we could later hang in our home. We also made a large wooden frame with string and clothespins for escort cards that leaned on the wall in the Cove Cabin. Many weathered wood and rustic elements paired with colorful flowers, glassware, lace and silver vases to bring it all together. We did two different flavors for our wedding cake it was fun to have alternating layers. I really loved the look of the loose shaved coconut alternating with the smooth dotted frosting. We had two different types of tables so the tent wouldn’t look like a sea of all the same thing. Long farm tables with runners and a scape of flowers down the middle. Square tables with a full linen and tall arrangements with branches and flowers. Different chairs for each and different place settings to add interest. I think also made the guests feel special!

My boss, Dan Mathieu of MAX Ultimate Food, custom made us a farm table that we could keep and put in our home after the wedding. He took photos and drawings from when we were little that our mothers collected for him and he permanently placed them on the table top. It was the most amazing and personalized gift we received and was just so creative and special! We really love that we had some pieces there that we could always have and see!

Photography: Janet Moscarello Photography | Videographer: Daylight Films & Video | Florist: Wild Folk Studio | Ceremony Venue: St Joseph's Church | Reception Venue: Mt. Hope Farm | Bride's Shoes: Rachel Simpson | Bridesmaids Dresses: Lynn Lugo | Lighting: Event Illuminations | DJ: DJ Deja | Groom's Suit: Jospeh A Banks | Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal | Caterer : Max Ultimate Food | Custom Bride + Groom Farm Table: Dan Mathieu of MAX Ultimate Food | Getting Ready Venue: Providence Biltmore | Hair + Makeup : SERAI Beauty | Rentals: Be Our Guest | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Tent: Sperry Tent | Veil & Alterations: Sabella Couture of Boston

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