Combining the spirit of the holiday season with one of life's most special traditions melted our hearts in a way that not many other things have before. When we got a look at Kelly and Ryan's winter wedding in Newport, RI our jaws simply dropped- the splendid decor, the chilly scene and the divine ensembles were nearly all too romantic for us to handle! We have kept these images under-wraps for nearly a year and are now thrilled to share Kelly and Ryan's seasonal nuptials with our readers! Scroll through the images and read on for more details!
What a beautiful season-specific bouquet fromÂ Toni Chandler
maids dresses hung with care...
We love how a copy of 'Simple, Stunning Bride'
by our friend, Karen Bussen
was in the bridal suite!Â Did you know the cover image was captured at our boutique and owner, Beth Chapman contributed to a chapter in the book?
Both brides and maids donned "getting-ready" robes from Beneath the Gown
.Â Kelly's custom robe was hand made by owner, Josie.
Before saying 'I do', the bride and her party was transported toÂ Our Lady of Mercy ChapelÂ
usingÂ The Newport TrolleyÂ
Although all elements of this wedding are simply spectacular, we of course cannot get enough of the fashion! Kelly and Ryan made the right choices from start to finish, finding the perfect balance to celebrate their love and vision without looking overly 'seasonal'. We love the groomsmen's dashingly traditional tuxes and how they compliment the maids, who donned grey Coren Moore
'Lila' dresses adorned with a black sash, red gloves and luxurious chocolate furs.
We have only one word to describe Kelly's look for the big day- unbelievable
. She purchased a beautiful Priscilla of Boston gown aptly named 'Hepburn', after the queen of class herself, and this gown is truly the epitome of elegance. The bejeweled illusion neckline played off of the sparkle in the bride's eye and the gown's traditional satin ball skirt compliment her shape (not to mention this gown was nearly a perfect fit before alterations
). We love how Kelly accessorized with a simple veil, pearl clutchÂ (both purchased at the boutique) and her own
Â tennis bracelet and earrings- nothing more. Her clean hair style and shimmering, yet soft makeup complimented the look perfectly. Because of the time of year, Kelly also participated in our fur rental service
- this was the perfect finishing touch to complete her ensemble. She must have been a true vision to her husband-to-be during their first look (take a peek at the video by Buzz Media CompanyÂ Â
below to see what we're talking about).
Congratulations to these two special families and this incredibly special couple- your love has left us inspired and ready for the coming holiday season!
Photography: Snap! Photography
Ceremony:Salve Regina Universityâs,Â Our Lady of Mercy ChapelÂ
Reception:Â Oceancliff Resort and Hotel
Transportation:Â The Newport TrolleyÂ
Florals and Holiday Decor:Â Toni ChandlerÂ
Film:Â Buzz Media CompanyÂ
Hair :Â New Leaf Salon
andÂ Formal Hair DesignÂ Â
Makeup:Â Naomiâs Studio and SalonÂ
Event Coordination: Jamie Nelson from Eventfully Planned