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Late Summer Wedding – Real Wedding

The Bohlin, from the breathtaking views to the iconic location in Newport, RI, was the ideal venue for Caryn and Brendon to host their wedding.

For Caryn and Brendon having a quintessential New England wedding did not mean nautical themed décor; it meant an outdoor reception complete with a raw bar and vast ocean views that were dotted with sailboats and the occasional ferry drifting by. A soft palette of dusty greens, blush, and gold combined with personal touches helped to achieve the romantic elegance they had envisioned.

 A bouquet of soft white blooms designed by Sayles Livingston Design evoked effortless beauty.

Ready to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime together!

Twinkling lights, gold accents, and fresh flora in dusty hues romanced the tent.

A dear family friend custom designed all the paper, including the menu cards adding a personal touch to the day.

An abundance of greens peppered with blush blossoms loosely perched upon shallow gold vases created the easy elegance Caryn dreamed of.

The day was filled with endless laughter and love.

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Late Summer Wedding – Real Wedding

The Bohlin, from the breathtaking views to the iconic location in Newport, RI, was the ideal venue for Caryn and Brendon to host their wedding. For Caryn and Brendon having a quintessential New England wedding did not mean nautical themed décor; it meant an outdoor reception complete with a raw bar and vast ocean views […]

Gourmet Galley – Vendor Spotlight

Located just over the Rhode Island border in North Stonington, CT, Gourmet Galley is a certified green caterer specializing in weddings, corporate events, and non-profits. They have over 20 years in the business and have just recently become the Caterer of Choice for the Newport Preservation Society!

1. How did Gourmet Galley come to be? 

I got married in 1996 and hired Gourmet Galley to cater my wedding!  2 years later, the owner was catering my friends wedding that I was attending and approached me and asked if I wanted to buy her business!  She said to me, “I remember you as a bride, you were very into the food and the planning etc. and I’ve heard through the grape vine you are starting to cater on your own a bit…” True story.  That’s exactly how it happened.  As they say, the rest is history.

2. Are there any other services you provide besides catering?

We run a seasonal lunch cafe at the Florence Griswold Museum, called Cafe Flo.  It’s a full service, outdoor cafe with 40 seats.

3. Are you the exclusive caterer for any venues?

We are the exclusive caterer at: The Guilford Yacht Club, Guilford, The Meadows, Stonington, Priam Vineyards, Colchester.

4. What wedding food trends have you seen most in weddings this year?

Everyone is asking for locally sourced, sustainable menu items as well as vegan dishes.  We’ve had a lot of fun creating tasty vegan dishes for our clients. Brown liquor drinks featured at the bar are huge this year too.

5. Do you have any signature dishes or does the menu change seasonally? 

Our menus definitely change seasonally, but we really like to create dishes for our clients based on their likes too.  We have one station that we have fun with called a Star Bar.  Star Bars feature one ingredient in 5-6 different dishes.  So, corn for instance.  The station might have: crispy corn cakes with avocado salsa, creamy corn and poblano soup sippers, bacon and maple popcorn, corn muffins with smoke pork shoulder. etc. We’ve done them with tomatoes, avocados, and clams!  Its fun and the guests love it.

Photo: Mia Campopiano

 

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Gourmet Galley – Vendor Spotlight

Located just over the Rhode Island border in North Stonington, CT, Gourmet Galley is a certified green caterer specializing in weddings, corporate events, and non-profits. They have over 20 years in the business and have just recently become the Caterer of Choice for the Newport Preservation Society! 1. How did Gourmet Galley come to be?  […]

Blush, Basil, and Cream – Color Theory

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estates with its impeccably manicured grounds and magnificent architecture, set the tone for a mellow color palette that enhanced the mansion’s historic beauty.

“It had such a distinct vintage feel, so we chose to keep everything else as timeless and neutral as possible,” Melanie described. Though the sun wasn’t shining, the bright clouds bounced light off of the surrounding trees and lawn creating an intense vibrancy that painted the perfect picture for Melanie and Jordan’s wedding day. Leafy floral arrangements featured tight textural blooms in cream and blush hues in golden goblets on the tables where cocktail hour was held. Dinner was held in the dining room with beautiful floor to ceiling windows that looked out onto the vast rolling hills lined with endless trees. The long table was sprinkled with leafy greens featuring pops of white buds. Mercury glass vessels held twinkling candles creating a warm and inviting ambiance for dinner to be served.

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Blush, Basil, and Cream – Color Theory

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estates with its impeccably manicured grounds and magnificent architecture, set the tone for a mellow color palette that enhanced the mansion’s historic beauty. “It had such a distinct vintage feel, so we chose to keep everything else as timeless and neutral as possible,” Melanie described. Though the sun wasn’t […]

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