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Hollywood Collection – Sareh Nouri

“My bride is Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall. She is classic, elegant, appreciates modern fashion yet values traditional style. Our ball gowns have a wow factor and the silhouette from the dome skirts are unique and flattering. This collection is for a bride that is fashion forward but also wants to stay classic”. -Sareh Nouri

Sareh Nouri continues to transcend her very own talents collection after collection… and the Hollywood Collection is no exception. Inspired by the allure and glamour of old Hollywood, Sareh’s designs take traditional silhouettes and enhances each with modern details. Luxe fabrics rich with texture accentuate every curve, while clean lines create architecturally-inspired neck & waistlines.

Find this inspiring collection at A Little Something White, located in Darien Connecticut.

 

The Details

Bridal Gowns and Veils: SAREH NOURI
Select Laces: HOUSE OF Sophie Hallette 
Photographer: MANI ZARRIN
Hair & Makeup: SAMANTHA AGOSTINO MAKEUP
Headpieces: MARIA ELENA
Jewelry: JENNIFER BEHR

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Hollywood Collection – Sareh Nouri

“My bride is Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall. She is classic, elegant, appreciates modern fashion yet values traditional style. Our ball gowns have a wow factor and the silhouette from the dome skirts are unique and flattering. This collection is for a bride that is fashion forward but also wants to stay classic”. -Sareh […]

Urban Cozy – Real Wedding

The Waterman Grille was the perfect blend of cozy elegance for this urban autumn wedding.

Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the Providence River and parts of the city skyline creating the ideal urban-meets-cozy vibe Grace and Joshua were looking to achieve on their special day. “We love Providence and wanted to make sure it was a big part of our day; from the location to the elegant yet relaxed feel, Waterman Grille was perfect,” Grace reminisced. Grace drew inspiration from a bouquet she fell in love with that was filled with rich, warm autumn hues. Deep greenery mixed with lush cranberry red flora filled the event space as well as Grace’s bouquet. Pops of cream, blush, and even a little bright pink added dimension to the floral display. Hollowed out sugar pumpkins filled with tiny, delicate blooms adorned every table emulating the season. The finishing touch that was deeply personal to Grace; a beautiful wedding cake artfully designed and made by her sister.

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Urban Cozy – Real Wedding

The Waterman Grille was the perfect blend of cozy elegance for this urban autumn wedding. Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the Providence River and parts of the city skyline creating the ideal urban-meets-cozy vibe Grace and Joshua were looking to achieve on their special day. “We love Providence and wanted to make […]

Simply Rustic – Real Wedding

The authentic charm of the refurbished dairy barn that is The Barns at Wesleyan Hills fit Julia’s vision for a simple wedding flawlessly.

Weathered wood walls, twinkling lights, and a touch of flora were just enough to create the warm, cozy vibe Julia had envisioned for her December wedding. “We were just blown away by the inherent beauty of The Barns and the CT Wedding Group with their clear expertise in the wedding industry. It was the first venue we toured and knew we didn’t need to look any further,” Julia raved.

The air was cool, but their love for each other warmed them inside and out for this photo op.

The ceremony took place under a Chuppah of fresh winter flora in crisp whites and dusty greens.

Poppies with inky middles add depth and intrigue to the all-white palette.

Twinkling lights loomed above like fireflies in the night casting warm glow on the ceremony below.

Ombré gray bridesmaid dresses accessorized with cozy wraps emulated the winter season perfectly.

 

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Simply Rustic – Real Wedding

The authentic charm of the refurbished dairy barn that is The Barns at Wesleyan Hills fit Julia’s vision for a simple wedding flawlessly. Weathered wood walls, twinkling lights, and a touch of flora were just enough to create the warm, cozy vibe Julia had envisioned for her December wedding. “We were just blown away by […]

The Providence Biltmore – RI Venue Spotlight

The iconic red sign that can be seen from anywhere you are in Providence, Rhode Island is a beacon of old-world glamour and prestige. The Providence Biltmore has been a staple to the city since 1922. Learn more of its illustrious past below…

1. Tell us a bit about the history of Providence Biltmore

Opened to the public in 1922, the hotel is known as “the grand dame” in the Renaissance city of Providence, Rhode Island.  With grand architecture and an impressive list of guests including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Nelson Rockefeller, the hotel boasts the confidence of an established hostess and the vitality and charm of an ingénue.  Fittingly, it has been placed on the National Preservation Register as one of the country’s cherished architectural treasures and has been named as a Historic Hotel of America.  This historic building exemplifies the discreet charm of Rhode Island combined with a European flair for intrigue and romance.  Most recently, we have become a part of the prestigious Preferred Hotel Group as a Summit property.

New York entrepreneurs John Bowman and Louis Wallick built the Providence Biltmore as a 600 room hotel.  A model of self-sufficiency, it offered guests a choice of six in-house restaurants and included a hotel drugstore, printing shop, carpentry shop, upholstery shop, and photo lab.  The unique V-shaped design created by New York architects Warren and Wetmore, whose other commissions include New York City’s Grand Central Station, afforded all guests an outside room.

In the big band era of the 1930’s and ‘40’s, the country’s elite passed time in the Providence Biltmore’s Garden Room Supper Club, dancing to the sounds of Jimmy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.  The Garden Room was famous for its dinner show.  To present a Hollywood-style water show, the hotel once turned the dance floor of the Supper Club into an aquarium whose waters were graced by live fish and Ester Williams.  When Sonja Henie performed her ice show on another occasion, the floor was frozen solid to accommodate her silver skates.

During this time, high rollers in Providence often favored the low lights of the Providence Biltmore’s truly sybaritic Bacchante Room.  A restaurant ahead of its time, it featured a sunken bar and glass floor with pink lights shining from underneath.  The beautiful waitresses wore diaphanous skirts, like those of harem girls.

In 1954, the hotel suffered the kind of crisis only seen in television movies.  During a fierce hurricane, a tidal wave hit Providence, just as it had in 1938.  The water ravaged through town and poured through the hotel’s elevator shafts.  Couches floated around the Falstaff Room, drifted out into the lobby, and stopped at the revolving door.  Today, a plaque placed high on the lobby columns shows the high water mark of that tumultuous event.

In 1974, the lights in the hotel were turned off, and it stood dark until 1979.  When it reopened, Rhode Islanders were introduced to a renovated Providence Biltmore featuring a glass-enclosed elevator and ornate French lift ascending 17 stories up the exterior of the hotel.  The lift took brave guests on a journey through the roof of the lobby and out into space for a dramatic vertical tour of Providence.

2. What are some of the key benefits to booking an event there?

The Providence Biltmore offers full catering services, years of experience working with couples planning a wedding, exclusive rates to friends and family traveling, convenient downcity location, allowing couples more of one stop shopping convenience.  No rentals are needed as guests are offered use of all the hotel serviceware, china, tables, chairs, linens, etc.  We host many ceremonies with receptions at the hotel.  There are also many great locations in the hotel for bridal party pictures.

I enjoy working with all our couples from booking to day of wedding.  Having been at the hotel for over 16 years, and having received Certified Wedding Venue Professional through the Bridal Society, I work to stay up to date on trends.  I am a member of the RI Wedding Group and I participate in webinars through the year and attend at least one wedding conference each year.

3. Do you have specific list of vendors that clients can choose from or are they free to bring in their own?

We do offer referrals for local vendors if a couple needs information.  This list is not exclusive so they may work with whom they choose.

4. How far in advance do you recommend events to be booked for?

We will accept booking up to 2 years prior to an event date.

5. What are some of the top design trends you have seen this year?

With our historic nature in the hotel, we have many weddings that have planned a combination of low and high centerpieces to showcase the tall 22” ceilings in the ballrooms.  We have seen many weddings working with rich tones for colors. Uplighting in the ballrooms is a big trend!

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The Providence Biltmore – RI Venue Spotlight

The iconic red sign that can be seen from anywhere you are in Providence, Rhode Island is a beacon of old-world glamour and prestige. The Providence Biltmore has been a staple to the city since 1922. Learn more of its illustrious past below… 1. Tell us a bit about the history of Providence Biltmore.  Opened […]

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