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Elegant Blush + White Linden Place Wedding

Surrounded by lush scenery and regal romance, these college cuties made sure their Big Day was filled with personal touches. From the cornhole games during cocktail hour, to their blooming Greenlion Design tablescapes atop La Tavola linens, every detail was inspired by their Alma matter. Splash! kept the party going throughout the night and M. Studios  captured it all here!

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From the beautiful Bride… Surrounded by our closest family and friends, we enjoyed a beautiful day in September at the stunning Linden Place Mansion in Bristol, RI. Travis and I met in our college days at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. We knew we wanted to incorporate our alma mater into our big day and added a few special and subtle touches into our wedding day to remember our college ties. One of our closest friends drew pen and ink inspired pictures of Hamilton buildings which served as our table names, and I surprised Travis with a Hamilton themed corn hole game for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour. Travis and I wanted to achieve a casual elegant vibe for the day, which factored into each step of our wedding planning – from choosing a mix of rustic walnut farm tables and round tables with blush linens to the baby’s breath that lined the ceremony aisle, to the DIY photo booth with Fujifilm cameras and props, to our blush escort cards which my mom hand-wrote, to the gorgeous mantle adorned with vintage boxes, flowers, garland, votives, and mirrors.

A color palette of neutral whites and blush pinks and was carried through from the bridesmaids’ dresses and the incredible florals by Greenlion Design to the tablescapes in the Carriage House Ballroom. Guests were witness to an outdoor ceremony followed by cocktail hour in the East Rose Garden surrounded by the sweet sounds of a string trio. Vintage lanterns hung in the trees while family and friends noshed on delicacies cooked up by the fine folks at Russell Morin Catering. The carriage house was styled with thousands of twinkle lights creating a warm glow overhead while sequined, chevron linens and exquisite flowers in vessels adorned the dinner tables. Before and after dinner Splash! performed for the guests and we proved that elegance can turn rowdy with the proper music!

Photography: M. Studios | Videography: Wellspun Weddings | Floral Design: Greenlion Design | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge - Nordstrom Wedding Suite | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.S. Collections | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering | Makeup: Spectrum Makeup | Lighting: Ryan Designs | Band: Splash! | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Ties: Brooks Brothers | Wedding Venue: Linden Place | Corn Hole: Style My Corn Toss | Invitations And Menu Cards: Write On! | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Rentals: La Tavola | String Trio: La Bella Musica

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Rustic Summer Wedding at Mount Hope Farm

I’ve lived in New England for seven years now, and this wedding reminds me why I fell in love with the area in the first place. Summers here are magical and this celebration captured that spirit perfectly, from the colorful hydrangeas to the nautical charm. Rupert Whiteley worked magic behind the lens and I’ll be spending quality time in this gallery, fondly thinking of summer days, as we head into the weekend.

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From The Bride… My husband and I would both agree we never really believed in the “love-at-first-sight” phenomenon…until December of 2011 when we met while working in NYC. Seven months later Tim and I were engaged; one year after that we were married. Now we’re officially believers.

I grew up in Massachusetts where my summers were filled with New England beaches, charming coastal roads lined with hydrangeas, backyard family cook-outs, lobster boils, run down clam-shacks with ocean views, Red Sox games, sparklers and arguably the best fireworks in the country. Though we didn’t know each other then, my future husband, a Colorado native, also spent his summers in New England. His family had traveled all the way from Colorado to the same vacation home in Little Compton, RI since his grandfather had been a child.

When Tim and I got engaged in Newport, RI the summer of 2012 we knew right away that Rhode Island was the perfect location for us to begin our life together. With our wedding date set for 4th of July weekend the following year, we wanted to plan a celebration that would reflect who we were as a couple, honor our families and our heritage, and encompass all of the things we cherished so much about the New England summers we had grown up with.

We fell in love with historical Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI immediately and quickly chose the waterside Cove Cabin location as the ideal setting for both our outdoor ceremony and reception. Working with Russell Morin Fine Catering was one of the best decisions we made. Our wedding coordinator worked closely with us to create a menu that invoked memories of backyard grilling, clambakes, and lobster boils, complete with steamed littleneck clams and a New England clam chowder demitasse. For flowers we knew we wanted to go with local choices. Hydrangeas grow everywhere you look in Rhode Island and in abundant colors. We worked with Paula Conway of Conway Florals in Middleton, RI who put together the perfect combination of blue and white hydrangeas for our centerpieces and the bridesmaids’ bouquets. For my bouquet she incorporated white hydrangeas into a delicate blend of blush roses, stephanotis and lily-of-the-valley.

My family is of Irish and Scottish heritage. I wanted to honor my family by incorporating a few traditions into the ceremony and the day. Before walking down the aisle, my sister and Maid of Honor fastened a Celtic knot brooch to my bouquet as a sign of good luck. My mother gave me an Irish lace handkerchief to tuck in my hand. Traditionally, this handkerchief is then sewn into a bonnet for the Baptism of the couple’s first born child. In lieu of a bridal march, I had a Scottish bagpiper lead my father and me down the aisle to the “Flower of Scotland” (the unofficial anthem of Scotland). Thistles, the national flower of Scotland, were woven into the bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groom’s boutonniére and the flower arrangements along the aisle. After the exchange of rings, our pastor performed a traditional Irish hand-fasting ceremony in which fabric or cords are placed over the couples’ hands and a knot is tied to “bind” their lives together. This tradition gave rise to the popular phrase, “to tie the knot.” For our ceremony we chose fabric and cords that had sentimental value to both of us (lace from my mother’s wedding gown, a cord from my husband’s baby sweater, pieces of family tartan, etc.) Friends played traditional Irish and Scottish music before and after the ceremony on guitar and fiddle.

At the reception our guests were greeted with their names on navy blue and white place cards tied carefully to white starfish, which had been carefully assembled by just about every member of the groom’s family in the weeks prior to the wedding. Walkways were lined with silver lanterns and the tables were topped with glass candle holders filled with sand. As a special dessert, we offered guests red lollipops in the shape of lobsters. Despite the record heat and humidity of that weekend, our guests danced the night away while holiday fireworks sparkled in the distance over the Narragansett Bay.

Our wedding was a beautiful blend of traditions, the joining of two amazing families and most importantly the start of our new family and the beginning of so many new memories to come. We are so grateful to all of those who helped us and supported us throughout all of our planning. A special thank you to Rupert Whiteley Photography for so perfectly capturing all of our special moments.

Photography: Rupert Whiteley Photography | Flowers: Conway Florals | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Wedding Cake: Russell Morin Fine Catering | Invitations: Cricket Printing | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering | Hair and Makeup: New Leaf Hair Studio | DJ: Rhythm Productions | Bagpiper: Mike Capone | Bridal Veil: Sarah Gabriel | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Decorations, Favors And Ornaments: Coastal Coves | Fiddler/Violinist: Caitlin Warbelow | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Guitarist: Kyle Sanna | Music: Allison Barber | Tent: Newport Tent Company

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Multi-Cultural Mount Hope Farm Wedding

This Mount Hope Farm affair? Well, it’s both lovely and innately personal. Perhaps it’s the Scrabble loving sweeties and their heritage-honoring ceremony, or the local Robin Hollow Farm succulent favors, or even the vintage VW van. All I know for certain is that when you combine Photo Booth PlanetDream Images, and Erin McGinn, you’ll have a plenty of moments to cherish here.

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From Erin McGinn PhotographyRinee and Dan had the prettiest multi-cultural wedding at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, Rhode Island full of bright colors, rustic details, and sweet farm-style!

From the beautiful Bride… We envisioned a celebration that was all about our family and friends coming together. We wanted to celebrate (and share!) the natural beauty of Dan’s home state celebrating the natural setting. We wanted a relaxed, weekend-long celebration with plenty of opportunities for us to connect with our guests and them with each other. We wanted it to feel intimate and personal while showcasing our love of good food, drink and music through the festivities.

The first time we saw our venue it was a gloomy, torrentially rainy January afternoon, but we both fell in love at first sight. We loved that it’s community property, with such rich history — and that it’s a working farm! The day we visited, there was a farmer’s market in the barn, a fiddler happily playing melodies, and lights strung up from an earlier event – we were sold. The fact that there was an Inn on property was absolutely perfect!

We wanted our ceremony to be short and sweet, highly personal and with a good dose of humor thrown in. We also wanted to include some traditional Hindu elements to reflect Rinee’s heritage – without getting overly religious. We loved the idea of an outdoor ceremony in the gardens, and using a door – a symbol of new beginnings, journeys and adventures – as the arbor. Rinee’s childhood friend officiated, and Rinee’s dad took the couple through the traditional seven steps with the fire blazing in the background on an antique pedestal that Len & Nancy provided from their home. We also exchanged flower garlands handmade by Rinee’s mom, Ruby. We prepared our own vows to ensure they’d be personally meaningful.

We hand-wrote our escort cards on beautifully designed craft paper tags with ribbons in our wedding colors – corals, blues and greys. Cards were strung up between two old ladders along with a few photos from our engagement shoot on the lovely ocean drive in Newport. We had framed family photos on the mantle over the fireplace in the barn – for us, this was an important symbol of two families coming together. Our table numbers were spelled out in scrabble tiles – we both love the game and I’m a big fan of words.

We had small potted succulents lining the bookshelves as favors – we loved the idea of giving our guests something natural and local – grown right in the area (Robin Hollow Farm).

We wanted to capture our guests having fun – so we had a vintage VW photo-bus, Chloe, complete with zany props like a rubber chicken to ensure our guests would have a chance to get silly – and could leave messages for us along with the photo strips as our guest book.

Photography: Erin McGinn Photography | Videography: Dream Images | Floral Design: Robin Hollow Farm | Wedding Dress: Mika Inatome | Invitations: Ala Carte Studio | Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering | Hair & Makeup: Ali Lomazzo | DJ: Nelson Cruz | Ceremony Music: Jordan Tice | Wedding Venue: Mount Hope Farm | Decor: Ryan Designs | Photobooth: Photobooth Planet - Chloe The Photobus

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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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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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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 | Makeup: Adam Camacho | Hair: Ali Lomazzo | Grooms Attire: J. Crew | Venue: Blithewold Mansion