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Coastal Grace — Real Wedding

A sophisticated black tie wedding overlooking the serene shoreline of Wequassett Resort in Cape Cod was the epitome of coastal grace. 

The significance Cape Cod had on both Kristen and James and their families made Wequassett Resort the perfect place to host their formal seaside wedding. They wanted their guests to experience all the beauty Cape Cod had to offer. Inviting sophistication was the environment they wanted to achieve with their wedding décor without compromising the natural beauty that surrounded them. “Allison, owner and lead designer of Elegant Engagements really understood the look we were trying to accomplish and she ensured all vendors were able to deliver. She was crucial in bringing everything to life and was our partner throughout the entire process,” Kristen raved. Karen Taddei of Lilacs sourced fresh garden and spray roses, hydrangea, and dusty miller to attain the soft, romantic look they were going for. Silver linens and candelabras elevated the design by adding glamour and grace. Warm blush uplighting by Ormonde Productions illuminated the Garden Terrace and Pavilion making the grand dinner feel like an intimate meal with close friends.

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Coastal Grace — Real Wedding

A sophisticated black tie wedding overlooking the serene shoreline of Wequassett Resort in Cape Cod was the epitome of coastal grace.  The significance Cape Cod had on both Kristen and James and their families made Wequassett Resort the perfect place to host their formal seaside wedding. They wanted their guests to experience all the beauty […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Elegant Engagements

Vendor Spotlight is on Elegant Engagements; a full-service event planning/design firm located in Cape Cod lead by the talented Allison Wildes Liset!

1. How did your business come to be?

After graduating from Northeastern in Boston, I worked the meetings, convention and trade show circuit for many years. Although traveling the US, Canada and Virgn Islands was a wonderful experience, I longed to settle in one place and establish a home.  I had spent every summer of my childhood on Cape Cod so it was a natural choice.  After gaining so much experience in executing events for thousands of attendees on the convention circuit, I was looking for a more intimate experience in event planning and weddings seemed like a natural fit in the destination market.  The full service design, coordination and planning agency – and business name – was conceived at our kitchen table over Sunday breakfast.

2. What are the services you offer?

At Elegant Engagements, the majority of clients take advantage of a true full service approach meaning they phone us when they first get engaged, share their wish list for their wedding weekend, and we make it ALL happen.  From designing their wedding website, to ground transportation for their guests, to perimeter events surrounding the wedding and of course the wedding itself.  There is nothing we won’t tackle for our clients!  We also offer abbreviated levels of service for moms & brides who want to have a significant hand in the planning process – every relationship is customized to our clients needs and evolves over the planning process to a comfortable pace for everyone involved.  

3. Where are you located and how far are you willing to travel to provide your service?

Our office is located on Cape Cod, in Sandwich, the first town over the bridge.  We predominately work in the harbor towns of Osterville and Chatham, where the majority of private home rentals and resorts are located.  We tend to exclusively focus on Cape & Islands events  however we have have been known to travel for repeat family weddings to other parts of the world, which is our pleasure.  

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

Depending on the venue or rental the bride is seeking, most clients will need 12-18 months advance planning to secure a Saturday night in peak season.  Likewise premium bands and photographers book more than a year in advance as well.  If a client is hosting an event at private home, there is much more flexibility in date availability due to our relationship with local vendors.  

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

At Elegant Engagements, we pride ourselves on becoming a part of our families throughout the planning process.  We are 110% invested in the outcome of every wedding we execute.  Many clients say they cant believe we had any other weddings the entire season because of the immediate response, nurturing relationship and level of service our team provides.  You will feel listened to, respected, joyful and most importantly RELAXED thought the experience.  Our goal is that each wedding feels seamless, spontaneous (even though every detail has been intricately planned) and of course is 100% reflective of our couples wishes and personalities.    

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Elegant Engagements

Vendor Spotlight is on Elegant Engagements; a full-service event planning/design firm located in Cape Cod lead by the talented Allison Wildes Liset! 1. How did your business come to be? After graduating from Northeastern in Boston, I worked the meetings, convention and trade show circuit for many years. Although traveling the US, Canada and Virgn […]

Newport Charm — Real Wedding

A quintessential New England summer wedding overlooking the harbor at The Bohlin in Newport, RI.

For most of Nicole and Kevin’s guests this was a destination wedding so they wanted it to feel like a vacation. “Newport has charm like no other city and The Bohlin was the perfect combination of great views and delicious food as provided by The Newport Restaurant Group. The Event Manager walked through everything with us from our menus to furniture and linen options, provided suggestions for other vendors, and always answered my questions quickly and gracefully,” Nicole explained. One of those suggestions was floral designer Sayles Livingston Design. The team created a breathtaking trellis made of driftwood and draped with beautiful summer blooms. In the majestic Sperry Tent where dinner was held, ivory draping created an airy ambience and resembled the flowing sails on the boats in the marina. Pale blue linens were contrasted with bright floral arrangements in pinks and yellows. Playing off the nautical nature of the venue, nautical ropes were used to tie the napkins and small globes filled with sand and shells adorned every table.

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Newport Charm — Real Wedding

A quintessential New England summer wedding overlooking the harbor at The Bohlin in Newport, RI. For most of Nicole and Kevin’s guests this was a destination wedding so they wanted it to feel like a vacation. “Newport has charm like no other city and The Bohlin was the perfect combination of great views and delicious […]

Mint & Blush – A Color Story

The all-white, modern Ballroom at ProvidenceG was the perfect blank canvas Mariely and Mike were looking for to host their blush & mint wedding.

“The ProvidenceG was the first venue we visited and as soon as we walked out we knew that’s where we would be getting married,” Mariely reminisced. Their color story developed through the vision of a modern, romantic wedding with a touch of Hollywood glamour and Mariely’s love for blush pink and mint green. Soft blush lighting, linens, and floral sculptures created the illusion of an all-pink ballroom. Floral spheres in pink and champagne hues were dripping with crystals, adding that touch of glam Mariely had envisioned. Mint was tied in through the bridesmaids in their flowing chiffon gowns, contrasting beautifully with their blush bouquets. A custom boxwood hedge was decorated with bright summer flora and Mariely and Mike’s initials making it the perfect photo-op for all in attendance.

The Details

Venue: Ballroom at ProvidenceG

Photography: Massart Photographer – Audrey & Seth

Event & Floral Design: Dwayne Ridgaway’s ATMOSPHERE

Rentals & Linen – Rentals Unlimited

Lighting (and Pipe & Drape) – JDI Productions

Makeup: Jeremy Stone (bride,mob,mog)/ Kelly Mar – Frosted Makeup Lounge (bridesmaids)

Hair: Rebecca Minutelli – Hair Tech

Caterer: Ripe Hospitality

Videographer: Mike Picard

Entertainment: DJ Erik

Cake: Queen B Bakery

Transportation Services: Celebrity Limousine

Invitations/Party Goods: Wishes under Wraps

Fashion – Men: Anthony’s House of Formals

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Mint & Blush – A Color Story

The all-white, modern Ballroom at ProvidenceG was the perfect blank canvas Mariely and Mike were looking for to host their blush & mint wedding. “The ProvidenceG was the first venue we visited and as soon as we walked out we knew that’s where we would be getting married,” Mariely reminisced. Their color story developed through […]

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