Providence, Rhode Island Wedding from Ruth Eileen Photography
November 28, 2012
New England
DIY Inspired
I've got a serious crush on this wedding. It's elegant, yet totally laid back. Playful, yet serious. The wedding party is perfectly mismatched yet coordinated. It really doesn't get any more charming than this. Ruth Eileen Photography snapped up all the pretty details of this sweet and simple day and you can see the rest right here.

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From the Bride & Groom... Our wedding took place in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 6, 2012. We met and currently reside in this city and couldn't think of a better place to celebrate the occasion. The event was an “elegant” BBQ with approximately 150 guests.  Shortly after our engagement, we knew that we wanted our big day to take place in the fall at our local parish, St. Sebastian. We chose the theme of “elegant” BBQ because it reflected our style: laid-back, fun and simple. Our reception took place at The Hope Club, a private city club located on the east side of Providence. The Hope Club is a historical building filled with charm. It did not require much decorating, so we decided to keep our elements simple. Wildflowers filled antique Hope Club bottles, while the wedding party was adorned with sunflowers and daisies. To keep with our BBQ theme, we made homemade pickles for each table, and our guests walked out with a jar of homemade BBQ sauce. Instead of the traditional three-course meal with wedding cake, we chose food stations offering different BBQ staples with pies. 

Our bridesmaids wore completely different dresses, shoes, & accessories that were coordinated with our groomsmen’s hand-picked ties. The array of color and individual style truly represented us. We wanted our photographs to look timeless. Grant wore a navy blue herringbone suit, while Sara's dress featured an ivory chapel train with lace fabric.

All design elements, including save-the-dates, invitations, labeling and thank you notes were designed by Grant’s brother and best man, Scott Petrichko. All pieces were extremely creative, and we received a lot of compliments on them. We wanted to splurge on a band because we knew everyone would appreciate good live music to dance to, and it was definitely worth it. 

Wedding Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography / Ceremony: St. Sebastian Catholic Parish in Providence, Rhode Island / Reception: The Hope Club in Providence, Rhode Island / Floral Design: Christina Chandler of Studio 539 Flowers / Wedding Cake: Decadent Designs by Jean / Wedding Invitations + Paper Goods: Scott Petrichko (The Groom's Brother) / Band: D2 via Best Bands of Boston / Wedding Dress: Mon Cheri Bridals "Quinn" via RK Bridal / Hair: Lindsay Balesano of Salon Couture (A Friend) / Makeup: Brit Houston (A Friend) / Green Bridesmaid's Dress: ASOS / Gold Bridesmaid's Dress: ModCloth / Purple Bridesmaid's Dress: Bebe / Orange Bridesmaid's Dress: ModCloth / Groom's Suit: J.Crew / Rings: Ferro Estate & Custom Jewelers