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A Newport Wedding Experience – Styled Shoot

The Rhode Island Wedding Group is a network of event professionals, photographers, and venues. The goal of this styled shoot was to showcase wedding trends and diverse venue options that exist in Newport, RI.  Nicole Gesmondi, a talented photographer and member of the RIWG, tells us more about the shoot…

We included three venues in this shoot – Newport Wedding Trolley expertly got us where we needed to be! By offering a venue option for getting ready/first look, ceremony, and reception, we were able to incorporate venues that really represent the diverse possibilities of a Newport wedding. Resort: Gurney’s; Beach: Rotunda at Easton’s; Historical: Tennis Hall of Fame.

Consistent with our diverse venues, the entire look of the shoot was a mix of fun and elegance. Gorgeous gowns and gilded details mixed with colorful corals and deep hues, reflective of Newport’s summer season and long history. What was once America’s summer playground for the elite is now a summer retreat for couples looking to entertain guests and offer them a bit of everything. From lawn games to spa days – the RIWG in Newport has got you covered!

 

 

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A Newport Wedding Experience – Styled Shoot

The Rhode Island Wedding Group is a network of event professionals, photographers, and venues. The goal of this styled shoot was to showcase wedding trends and diverse venue options that exist in Newport, RI.  Nicole Gesmondi, a talented photographer and member of the RIWG, tells us more about the shoot… We included three venues in […]

Winter Warmth & Elegance – A Styled Shoot

The talented designers at Jubilee Events teamed up with Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore and Flowers by Justine to style a shoot showcasing the beauty & coziness of a winter wedding. 

Senior Event Designer, Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events talks about her vision in detail below!

1. What was the inspiration for the shoot and how you felt this style spoke to your design aesthetic?

Because many weddings and events happen in the prime of Spring, Summer, and Fall, we wanted to give a little love to the winter season. Through our use of moody tones and texture we highlighted the beauty of an indoor space. We brought in natural texture through an abundance of greenery that we dressed down the center of the table and around various details of the day – signage, cake, and the ceremony tree. Because of the chilly time of year, we wanted to add a bit of warmth, not just through gold accents, but by a full candle runner down the center of the table. It’s always a fun challenge to see how you can take a trend and build it to add personality or a signature touch – much like we did with the decorative runner!

2. If this shoot were a real-life event, what would you envision it to be about? 

The tree decor where the ceremony would take place was one of my favorite elements of this shoot. I love that couples are bringing their story and flair into tradition and making the wedding day their own. By creating this shoot, we remind our couples that they can invoke their interests and history into any part of their day! Our table evoked a sense of coziness… an intimate experience to be shared with the ones you love. The guest experience is one of the parts of a wedding or event that is nearest and dearest to our hearts.

3. Tell us about all of the lovely and amazing details you included in this shoot.

The color palette, aesthetic, rental selections, and layout of our table started in my mind, but our incredible vendor team made it a beautiful reality! That tree decor and the greenery down the table was absolute magic thanks to our florist, Flowers by Justine. The textures throughout the space and table were highlighted by Beth Chapman’s incredible selection of gowns from The White Dress by the Shore.

The Details

Photography: Take Aim Photography

Shoot Design + Coordination: Jubilee Events

Venue: Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT

Floral Design: Flowers by Justine

Sweets: Sugar Therapy

Rentals: Peak Event Services

Makeup: Allure Travelling Beauty

Hair: Posh Salon

Paper + Signage: Design + Scribe

Gown: Robert Bullock Bride

Headpiece and Earrings: Haute Bride

Fur: The White Dress by the shore

Menswear: Valentino Tailors

Bridal Boutique:  The White Dress by the shore

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman Styling

Ring: 21c Jewelry

Models: Maggie Agency

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Winter Warmth & Elegance – A Styled Shoot

The talented designers at Jubilee Events teamed up with Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore and Flowers by Justine to style a shoot showcasing the beauty & coziness of a winter wedding.  Senior Event Designer, Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events talks about her vision in detail below! 1. What was the inspiration […]

Leila Ryan Events – Vendor Spotlight

Leila Ryan Events is a boutique event design company located in beautiful Newport, RI. This talented duo is passionate about events, but more importantly, they are passionate about making YOUR event one to remember…

1. How did Leila Ryan Events come to be?

Sarah Heaney and Katie McLaughlin have been in the event industry for 15 years, having a strong background in event operations and planning, people often refer to us as the “Dynamic Duo”.  We chose to leave Corporate America with the dream of creating a business that focused on personal relationships built with our clients and our passion and love for events. For us, it’s a lot more than just creating someone’s dream wedding. It’s more than just a job and a business partnership. For us, it’s about creating something unique for each of our clients, something that really reflects the couple we are designing for. We genuinely enjoy getting to know the people we work with and we certainty want people to get to know US! We’re fun ladies who are truly passionate about planning, design and about having FUN along the way and about making each experience with our clients an enjoyable one!

2. What services do you provide?

We are a full service wedding planning company. Knowing that clients needs vary Leila Ryan Events offers a range of packages to our couples.  Our services range from assistance with “popping the big question” all the way to planning every aspect of your wedding weekend.

3. Which weddings trends do you think will continue to be big in 2019? Any trends that are fading out? 

The special moment of having a first look with Dad has become quite popular and we see continuing for years to come along with long stunning head tables and mixed styles and color tones for bridesmaid dresses. A couple trends that we see fading are traditional wedding cakes that are turning into fun dessert tables and donut walls and also the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony has turned into sneaking a first look and joining in on cocktail hour!

4. How far are you willing to travel to provide your services? 

Leila Ryan Events is a Newport, RI based wedding planning firm but we travel all over New England and beyond!

5. Any advice for our brides? 

When selecting your wedding vendor dream team, make sure you make a great personal connection with each vendor. We ultimately spend a lot of time together so building and wonderful team that you are comfortable and confident with is extremely important in the planning process. We always say “One team, one goal!”

Images by Melissa Stimpson

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Leila Ryan Events – Vendor Spotlight

Leila Ryan Events is a boutique event design company located in beautiful Newport, RI. This talented duo is passionate about events, but more importantly, they are passionate about making YOUR event one to remember… 1. How did Leila Ryan Events come to be? Sarah Heaney and Katie McLaughlin have been in the event industry for 15 […]

Refined Glamour – Style Defined.

Refined glamour… stately styles that embody luxury, grace, and opulence. We have rounded up a few of our favorite things that evoke this very style. Happy scrolling BLISS loves! 

This regal invitation suite with a custom-designed crest in shimmering gold sets the tone for a black tie affair. Designed by Paper & Pearl.

Opulent architecture sets the vibe for this elegant table design featuring golden candelabras and lush white floral arrangements by Sayles Livingston Design. Photographed by Bénédicte Verley Photography at Rosecliff.

Spice up your table setting with gilded china from art-deco to traditional patterns from Party Rentals LTD.

Defy tradition and rock the Kelly Faetanini Gwendelyn gold embroidered strapless gown on your wedding day. Available through A Little Something White.

Vintage-inspired glamour is defined by this dainty hairpiece from A Little Something White.

Fairy tales come true when you walk down the aisle in this stunning Mira Zwillinger silk bridal gown featuring a floral drape cap sleeve. Available at A Little Something White.

A diamond halo engagement ring is a classic cut that never goes out of style. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

A magnificent 7-tier cake crafted by Something Different Cake Couture features glittering layers mixed with layers adorned with sugar flowers.

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Refined Glamour – Style Defined.

Refined glamour… stately styles that embody luxury, grace, and opulence. We have rounded up a few of our favorite things that evoke this very style. Happy scrolling BLISS loves!  This regal invitation suite with a custom-designed crest in shimmering gold sets the tone for a black tie affair. Designed by Paper & Pearl. Opulent architecture […]

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