Ali was a perfect bride. She had a clear vision, her priorities for the day were in check and she knew. what. she. wanted. Couple that with the fact that she is one of the happiest and most gracious brides we've ever worked with and she was truly a wedding planning DREAM. And don't even get me started on how awesome Kyle is. They make a truly perfect couple.
Ali and Kyle chose Belle Mer for their wedding ceremony and reception. Belle Mer - for the record - is one of my favorite venues, and in New England, the Land of Exceptional Wedding Venues, this is still a stand-out location.
Picture it: Floor-to-ceiling windows in an all-white building that sits directly on the waterfront in Newport. Long white curtains blow in the breeze of the open doors and cool salty air floats across the grassy lawn that leads down to the water. But the sunsets are the real gem at this venue.
Soft gold light gives way to bright pink fiery sunsets - the hallmark backdrop to any Belle Mer wedding. The sun sets directly over the water and the sky just lights up. More than once I have seen guests get up, mid-dinner, to run out to see the incredible sunsets. You would be remised to skip sunset photos here on your wedding day.
Leslie Lee of Leslie Lee Floral Designs knew exactly how to compliment the beautifully manicured surroundings with soft blush, cream and white rose varieties and enormous gold lanterns that cast a soft glow along the ceremony aisle and staircases. Her arch and floral draping made for the perfect setting to frame the ceremony. Leslie is just a joy to work with.
Guests enjoyed a raw bar and apps as they strolled along the water during cocktail hour and the band got warmed up. This was no ordinary band, this is Victor Events, a DJ/band mash-up that includes a 3-piece live band to accompany recorded music. They built the excitement of the night beginning with soft dinner music and working to a crescendo of excitement as guests grabbed the microphones to sing along to their favorite songs and groomsmen were lifted into the air on cheering shoulders.
Special thanks to Love Notes by June for styling these beautiful ladies and to Sin Bakery for the fantastic Groom's cake that Ali designed as a surprise for Kyle at their rehearsal dinner clambake at Newport Vineyards. Biggest thanks to all of the fantastic vendors involved in this gorgeous wedding day - and all of the hugs and best wishes to Ali and Kyle. We couldn't possibly be happier for you both!