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Simple Wedding by the Sea in Rhode Island

Hooray for a very belated new post! Sometimes life just gets too hectic. Anyway, on to the beautiful wedding…

Captured by Jamie Ivins Photography, Meg and Dan were married on a lovely October day in a church ceremony in Bristol, Rhode Island. Their seaside wedding was filled with simple, thoughtful details and subtle nautical elements. A classic navy color palette tied together all the details. I especially love all the getting ready images; they really set the stage for this understated, elegant event!

A few words from the bride:

Dan and I met as “just-barely teenagers” and formed an instant friendship. By the time we entered high school, we had become each others’ lab-partner, confidant, and best friend. This friendship kept either of us from asking for more out of the relationship, since neither wanted to ruin what we had built. However, by the time we entered junior year, we decided to take the leap into the dating realm- and it was so worth it! Fast forward through the rest of high school and college, and we were getting married on our ten year anniversary!

We were striving for “classic elegance” throughout the wedding design. We didn’t want anything too elaborate, we just wanted timeless. Our colors were champagne and ivory, which we tried to incorporate from the twinkle lights, to the table cloths, to the candle lit centerpieces.

However, the thing we cared about the most was that we made the wedding about us and our families. We added little touches throughout the ceremony and reception to signify who we are and to thank our family. They helped make our wedding spectacular and we are so grateful for their support over the past ten years!

In addition to our friends and family, our team of vendors made our wedding day perfect! Everyone that we worked with was amazing and the relationships went so far past those contractual in nature. Every bride and groom wants beautiful, timeless photographs to remember their “big day” and we definitely got those, but we also got so much more from our photographer, Jamie Ivins Photography, who reminded us to have fun and enjoy the entire process! Likewise, our caterer, Arolin Hughes from Russell Morin Catering, was so patient and accommodating that she made everything about the reception perfect (extending past the delicious food)! On The Rise Bakery topped off the dinner with a fantastic cake as well! Adding to that lineup was our singer/DJ, Tom Conte, from Conte Sound Productions, who brought an amazing voice to our dinner and a party-atmosphere to the dancing! Finally, to round out the fabulous team was our florist, Valley Falls Florist; tent designer, Ryan Designs; and Blithewold coordinator, Karen Bellevance who made the church and tent beautiful!


Photographer: Jamie Ivins Photography // Videographer: Conte Sound Productions // Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Parish // Reception Venue: Blithewold // Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering // Bridal Gown Store: Vows // Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: family heirloom // Jewelry Designer: family heirloom // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Watters // Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo // Groomsmen’s Attire: Tuxedo // Cake Designer: On The Rise Baking // Tent Designer: Ryan Designs // Floral Designer: Valley Falls Flower Shop // Invitation Designer: RSVP Stationary // DJ: Conte Sound Productions // Photobooth: Shutterbooth New England // All images by Jamie Ivins Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Modern Lake Wedding in Missouri

I adore the simple, nautical details carried throughout today’s feature wedding! Captured by Brklyn View Photography, Christa and Sean were married on a perfect August day in front of their closest friends and family in a ceremony overlooking a gorgeous lake in Missouri. The couple’s showcased their modern design aesthetic with clean, simple blue details. They designed and crafted their invitations, table numbers and ceremony flower holders with the help of an Epson paper cutter. Christa wore a lovely modern gown paired with jewelry from Tiffany’s Frank Gehry collection. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner on the dock before heading out on the lake for a sunset cruise.

A few words from the bride:

Sean and I first met in architecture graduate school in NYC, but it wasn’t until a few years later that we got to know each other on a road trip with mutual school friends. We went on our first date shortly after and have been together ever since.

I grew up spending summers at my family’s vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The lake has earned a reputation among our friends for being a great vacation spot, so it seemed like a natural location to bring our family and friends from the Midwest and Brooklyn together.

The location became our inspiration. We designed and made our invitations, decorations and flowers to reflect the lake atmosphere and our modern design sensibility. We incorporated personal touches such as having my aunt perform our ceremony and serving our favorite pies made by the local pie lady. We selected The Lodge of Four Seasons as our lake venue. The Lodge provided a great atmosphere with the classic lodge design, the waterfront lawn where we had our ceremony, and the dockside terrace where we had dinner. We decided to forego the traditional DJ and dance party and hosted the reception on a cruise boat. The boat ride was a great end to a fabulous day and allowed everyone to have a little fun on the water.

Our photographer and friend Jainé of Brklyn View Photography did a fantastic job at capturing all of the details and atmosphere of our wedding day. Thank you Jainé!

Photographer: Brklyn View Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: The Lodge of Four Seasons // Bridal Gown Designer: Adele Wechsler // Bridal Gown Store: Designer Loft // Jewelry Designer: Tiffany & Co. Frank Gehry Collection // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: BHDLN // Groom’s Attire, Shoes: Hugo Boss // Pies: Pies by Michele // Makeup Artist: Spa Shiki // Hair Stylist: Spa Shiki // Band: Mark Atkins Lieberman (guitar player) //  Officiant: The Rev. Carol Meredith, Pastor, bride’s Aunt // Cruise: Celebration Cruises // All images by Brklyn View Photography

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Vibrant Blue Wedding on Martha’s Vineyard

Although today’s wedding took place in Cape Cod, it isn’t a typical “beach” wedding. Captured by Siri Jones Photography, Ashley and Eric were married on a lovely October day in front of a pond surrounded by gardens on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. This laid back event featured vibrant pops of color and unique floral arrangements. I especially love Ashley’s gorgeous hairstyle, accented with delicate fresh flowers.

A few words from the bride:

We met at a wedding in April 2012. My inspiration for the wedding was a classic but bohemian wedding. I wanted the natural elements to really be the centerpiece. We got married in front of a pond surrounded by trees and gardens, and we could hear the ocean in the background. The chuppah, the cake, and the escort cards holder were decorated with flowers, birch bark, and twigs, plus my maid of honor, flower girl, and I wore flowers in our hair. For the flowers, we used really vibrant cold colors and unique flowers that you don’t see very often.

The best part of our wedding day was spending an hour or so together, just the two of us, before walking down the aisle. We took pictures the old cemetery, near the harbor, and in front of a farm. It was very special to have those peaceful moments together right before walking down the aisle.

Photographer: Siri Jones Photography // Videographer: Martha’s Vineyard Productions // Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: Winnetu Oceanside Resort // Bridal Gown Designer: Suzanne Neville // Bridal Gown Store: Wedding Atelier NYC // Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Wedding Atelier NYC// Jewelry Designer: Borrowed from Bridesmaid // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Amsale // Cake Designer: Cakes By Liz // Floral Designer: Donaromas // Band: Sultans of Swing // Officiant: Rabbi H. Hirsch Cohen // All images by Siri Jones Photography

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