Newport Wedding at Belle Mer from Adeline & Grace
January 22, 2013
New England
Classic WeddingsBallroom Weddings
I happen to love, love, love a traditional wedding and when it's one that is as crazy chic as this Newport affair captured by Adeline & Grace, it ups the ante from love to downright obsession in about 5 seconds flat.  Because, really, who could possibly resist the fab stylings of Details with Love, a princess Vera Wang and sparkly Jimmy Choos?  Not I.  And when you get to know the stunning sweeties behind the day (they met on April Fools' Day!), you'll love it even more.  And, really, that's the best part of all. Click here to see more.
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From the Bride... Nathanial and I met through mutual friends of my grandparents and his parents. I was thinking about moving down to Florida and didn't know anyone in the area to give me advice as to where to live. We met for drinks on April Fools Day and Nathanial called me the next morning; we saw each other every single day for two weeks straight after that, and the rest is history. We got engaged almost a year later on a trip to California. Nathanial proposed out on a pier in San Diego. The surprise was almost blown though by the TSA lady in the airport going through security. He had the ring in his carry-on bag and when it was going through the scanner she gave him the thumbs up and said something along the lines of, "Is it going to be a yes?" Fortunately I was completely oblivious, and the gorgeous ring was a complete surprise and a dream come true!

My vision of a chic, elegant and romantic wedding came true in every way! The blush and champagne colors were so soft and timeless and the contrast of the unexpected pop of black gave it an elegant, fashionable feel. There were so many personal little details that made our day perfection. From the wishing stones that said our last name, Wish, on them to the leather totes given to our guests as welcome bags that my father (the CEO of a leather company) had made with our custom monogram on them, as well as the delish and beautiful cookies with our monogram for the welcome bags made with love by Nathanial's sister. Every detail of our wedding was personal and meaningful to us as a couple, which made our day a dream come true.

My mom surprised me with a pouch styled handbag she had made from the fabric of her own wedding dress for my something old! My something new was my gorgeous Vera Wang dress and Jimmy Choos. I borrowed a lace tissue pouch my aunt had with her during her wedding, and my something blue was the bridal "must have" — the powder blue Hanky Panky undies with the Swarovski "I Do."


Wedding Photography: Adeline & Grace / Assistant Photographer: Jessica McHale / Wedding Venue: Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island / Wedding Design + Planning: Details with Love / Floral Design: Stoneblossom Floral & Event Design / Wedding Cinematography: Artistic Wedding Films / Bakery: Jenny Cakes / Wedding Paper Goods: Papers of Newport / Entertainment: Night Rhythm / Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / Lighting: Groove Events / Accommodations: 41 North / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride's Bracelets: Vintage / Bride's Earrings, Hair Combs + Veil: Vera Wang / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo