When Krista Jean Photography sent us this gorgeous gallery filled to the brim with nautical wedding inspiration, we were instantly smitten with all its charm and thoughtful touches.
Newport, RI is the perfect place to have an intimate weekend celebration with your closest family and friends. Along with Nightingale events, the team of vendors decided on this venue because of its stunning water views and neutral backdrop. It is the perfect place for an intimate celebration and for couples who want to focus on simple yet elegant details.
These two have traveled through life together in many ways and wanted their love to be reflected in this way. They met at a young age, he was 9 and she was 10, and they met on their religious journey at church. They were both shy and didn’t talk much but would smile at each other and that quiet friendship grew over the years. As teenagers, they talked daily and he was always her constant no matter what else changed in her life.
It’s as easy to fall in love with Newport, just as simply as everyone fell for this beautiful venue. When you visit, it feels luxurious and a million miles away from the normal day-to-day routine. Just like anyone that has been in love can agree, sometimes it feels like you’re in a whole new world. This feeling paired perfectly with the compass details in the cake, the seating chart, and the stationary.
To support the travel theme, a “Welcome” gift made by Lavender & Pine Gifting that included a Beach towel, sunscreen, and extra snacks, all nestled into a beach bag for each guest staying nearby. The escort board illustrated a map of Newport and all the great places people can visit. Instead of table numbers, guests could find their name at tables such as Ocean Cliff, The Breakers, and Regatta Place. The map was paired with driftwood escort place cards designed by Wink Pink Ink Calligraphy. These escort “cards” added a unique touch that would allow each guest to also leave with a personalized memento of the occasion.
Another statement piece was the bride’s gown. As ever-changing as a relationship can be in the beginning, this dress is also able to change into two different beautiful looks. This custom gown made by Andria Bird was a form-fitting lace sheath with a silk organza skirt that was removable for the reception. The ocean breeze blew the skirt in elegant waves mirroring the waves breaking on the shoreline as they were photographed.
The cake brandished a beautiful blue world map, the base of the cake shone in gold leaf, as well as a golden compass accent that made this the wow factor of the day. Not only was the cake decorated expertly by I Need Sugar Therapy but Flowers by Justine did her research in terms of the local florals. The vines that ran across the cake can also be found at the famous Newport mansions. These vines were displayed with other beautiful florals including long grass and fronds that made it look like a truly modern beach wedding at the ceremony. The tall centerpieces drew the eye up to the delicate drift wood installations in the Newport Beach House as well as making a statement for the reception.
To tie the whole day together, what better way to ride into the sunset than with a car from Newport Classic Car Tours! They have multiple beautiful cars for couples to choose from to rent on their day or even to tour Newport. On this day the couple was able to ride off in an original Studebaker to enjoy the rest of their travels together in life.
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- I Need Sugar Therapy
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