Newport RI mansion wedding editorial

Newport RI mansions for weddings

This opulent stylized wedding shoot at Bois Dore Chateau in Newport, RI was romantic, organic, and airy. Bois Dore Chateau is a privately owned mansion in the heart of Newport’s historic district and was the perfect venue for this Newport RI mansion wedding editorial.

Newport RI mansions wedding editorial

Newport, RI has so many ornate and historic mansions to host your wedding. From the Rosecliff to Marble House, Newport is a prime destination for a historic mansion wedding. If you’re looking to host a more intimate wedding editorial in Newport, RI this editorial at Bois Dore Chateau will give you the perfect inspiration!

Planner and designer Stephanie King, of Stephanie King Events, wanted to highlight the venue’s potential for intimate weddings. And boy, did she kick this inspirational wedding shoot out of the park!

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The ceremony location, adorned with unique Dr. Seuss-like florals from Wild Dahlia, was selected to spotlight the venue’s 1927 French chateau-style architecture. 

Ashley’s flouncy dress, from Lovely Bride Providence, featured a deep veep neckline and a billowy train that danced with every movement. You know I’m here for a flowy, movement-friendly dress and Ashley’s did not disappoint!  

Playing with the venue’s French chateau vibe, we decided to include a Vespa Bar provided by Bubbles and Brews. The Vespa gives me “sunset rides along the Mediterranean” vibes and it’s a fun, interactive experience for guests at cocktail hour. Pour the Prosecco please and thank you!

Following the cocktail hour scene, we go into the reception. This reception scene featured monogrammed wine favors from Newport Vineyards, dainty lace linens from Reverie Social, and bespoke menus with a charming tassel designed by Merrow Creative. And did you see the cake?! It was too pretty to eat…though, I really wanted to!

Newport RI mansion editorial team

Venue: Bois Dore Chateau

Planning & Design: Stephanie King Events

Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography

Florist: Wild Dahlia

Cake: Love & Flour

Makeup Artist: Natalie Shafie

Hair Stylist: Jenny Luu

Bar & Beverage: Bubbles & Brews 

Favors & Gifts: Newport Vineyards

Bridal Gowns: Lovely Bride Providence

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

Invitations: Merrow Creative

Signage: Wall to Wall Ink

Rentals: Peak Events

Linens: Reverie Social

Couple: Ashley and Kevin

Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab


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