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Floral Fantasy — Styled Shoot

Staying true to their aesthetic, the team at Flowers By Semia created a wild floral fantasy that evoked romance in an industrial setting.

Architecture and saturated color were their musings. “We wanted to play with an unexpected, saturated palette while staying true to the fiery tones inherent to the autumn landscape,” Semia Dunne of Flowers By Semia described. Deep fuchsia blooms and golden yellow ferns came together to form a beautifully untamed bouquet that rivaled the drama of the navy lace ball gown worn by the model. Beside her, an edgy metallic gown printed with teal and crimson velvet flowers was paired with a more textural bouquet of porcelain berry, yellow orchids, and other foraged flora. In the courtyard, a metal staircase overgrown with passion vines provided a natural canvas for a grand floral installation. Vibrant pink garden roses, golden ferns, burning bush, rusty rosehip branches, and bittersweet vines were added to the staircase creating the perfect setting for a passionate love story. The final chapter was an antique wooden farm table draped with smoky blue linen and decorated with copper tableware and an earthy centerpiece of aqua and mustered yellow flora.

“We love to design with nature in mind… to emphasize the natural movement integral to each bloom and vine, so we did it on a grand scale and chose a refreshingly bright palette for fall,” states Semia Dunne.

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Floral Fantasy — Styled Shoot

Staying true to their aesthetic, the team at Flowers By Semia created a wild floral fantasy that evoked romance in an industrial setting. Architecture and saturated color were their musings. “We wanted to play with an unexpected, saturated palette while staying true to the fiery tones inherent to the autumn landscape,” Semia Dunne of Flowers […]

Bewitching Bordeaux – October’s Most Sultry Hue

Bewitching. Sultry. Magical. This rich wine-colored hue evokes style and luxury in any form, but here are a few of our favorites…

Make a unique statement with a pop of color on your wedding band. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

A budding duo adds an autumnal pop of color to this bouquet of greens designed by Sayles Livingston Design. Photographed by Henry and Mac.

Modern, chic silhouettes in this ravishing hue by Jenny Yoo are enchanting. Available at The White Dress By The Shore.

Pink tourmaline and garnet earrings exude art deco elegance. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

An unexpected color combination creates floral magic that captivates the eye. Designed by Poppy Floral at the Boston Public Library. Photographed by Ashley O’Dell.

Johnny Cakes topped with summer berry compote and crème fraiche by Capers Catering are delightful, petite sweets.

Deep watercolor creates the illusion of wine-stains on this save the date designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design.

Eat your colors; a roasted beet bisque is seasonal favorite from Blackstone Caterers. Photographed by Molly Lo.

Moody mauve and brilliant bordeaux blooms form textural bouquets that complement the gowns flawlessly. Designed by Flowers By Semia at Blithewold Mansion. Photographed by Snap!

Fresh catch of the day served by Forks & Fingers is pepper seared ahi tuna with an Asian vegetable medley atop wasabi mashed potatoes. Photographed by Manny Vargas.

 

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Bewitching Bordeaux – October’s Most Sultry Hue

Bewitching. Sultry. Magical. This rich wine-colored hue evokes style and luxury in any form, but here are a few of our favorites… Make a unique statement with a pop of color on your wedding band. Available at Long’s Jewelers. A budding duo adds an autumnal pop of color to this bouquet of greens designed by […]

Farm-to-Table Food – A Touch of Whimsy

The delectable farm-to-table cuisine Blackstone Caterers is known for was the feature menu for our Touch of Whimsy styled shoot. Dishes from savory roasted pork with Swiss chard and forest berries dripping in a honey herb glaze to bite-sized tuna poke and puffed shrimp with sesame seeds, hijiki seaweed and edamame puree to shrimp and lobster shumai uni in a lemongrass soy sauce were just a few of the offerings. A shimmering flower adorned cake from Something Different Cake Couture doubled as edible art, completing the Touch of Whimsy menu.

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Farm-to-Table Food – A Touch of Whimsy

The delectable farm-to-table cuisine Blackstone Caterers is known for was the feature menu for our Touch of Whimsy styled shoot. Dishes from savory roasted pork with Swiss chard and forest berries dripping in a honey herb glaze to bite-sized tuna poke and puffed shrimp with sesame seeds, hijiki seaweed and edamame puree to shrimp and […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Blackstone Caterers

Vendor Spotlight is on Blackstone Caterers; known for their delicious farm-to-table cuisine and impeccable service, Blackstone Caterers never disappoints.

1. How did your business come to be?

Blackstone Caterers originated in the Blackstone Valley area in 1945. It was then we got our start catering at bereavements and local factories. Blackstone was known for our sandwiches, salads and traditional luncheon items (people still tell us stories of when they experienced Blackstone over 50 years ago!) but were ready to take our business to the next level. In the 80’s Blackstone migrated down to Newport to cater the lavish mansions parties and galas that were quickly becoming popular in this sought-after locale, and opened up The Market on the Boulevard (later known as The Market – Newport Gourmet).  The catering operated out of the back until the store came to a close in early 2000’s.  Blackstone made its final move to Aquidneck Park where we reside today!

2. What are the services you offer?

We are proud to be a full service caterer.  We design menus, have a full liquor license and manage all of our own staff.  Our clients work with our experienced Sales Team to create the style and design of their events through their menu, linens, china, glassware, signature cocktails, floor plans, and so on. Our completely customized approach allows us to foster lasting relationships with those we work with.

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

We are located in Aquidneck Park in Middletown, Rhode Island.  In season we will travel within about an hour or so from our commissary and further in the off season.  We typically say that we caterer all over Rhode Island, Southern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut as well as parts of the Cape.

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

We typically book a year out, but we see many clients booking even further to ensure they secure their preferred date.  We encourage those who are planning weddings to book as early as possible so they can experience the full range of venues and planning options available for their big day and not be limited by those that have already sold out. Our corporate business is a little closer to the date, but can sometimes range from a month or two to about a year out for larger galas.  We pride ourselves on never overextending or overselling—each of our clients are important to us and we promise to give them the level of service they expect and deserve, no matter the occasion.

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

Hire vendors that understand your vision and that have experience.  You need to trust your vendors to take care of you.  Additionally, don’t shop by standard of price alone.  Make sure you know you are getting as you do get what you pay for! When you hire vendors you trust you will be able to relax and enjoy your day!

Photography by Erin McGinn

Photgraphy by Sarah Pudlo

Photography by Sarah Pudlo

Photography by Emily Delamater

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Vendor Spotlight On: Blackstone Caterers

Vendor Spotlight is on Blackstone Caterers; known for their delicious farm-to-table cuisine and impeccable service, Blackstone Caterers never disappoints. 1. How did your business come to be? Blackstone Caterers originated in the Blackstone Valley area in 1945. It was then we got our start catering at bereavements and local factories. Blackstone was known for our […]

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