Newport RI wedding venue editorial

When you think of a Newport RI wedding venue, you can’t help but think of opulence, oceanside views, and luxury. OceanCliff Hotel in Newport, RI embodies all three of those elements and more! That’s why when Julie, from Something Bleu Weddings, asked me to photograph the spring editorial she was designing at OceanCliff Hotel, I jumped at the opportunity!

Newport RI wedding venue

Since moving to New England, I’ve fallen in love with so many of Newport, RI’s wedding venues, OceanCliff being one of them. Throughout the planning design process, Julie sent me snippets of the design and I couldn’t wait to see how everything would come together.

Peep the invitation suite designed by Christina Design Studio. Its vibrant and bold design immediately tells guests that this is no ordinary Newport, RI wedding…it’s a modern and fashion-forward one!

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The fashion that Lindsay (The Boston Bridal Stylist) pulled for our models continued the theme of “you think you know what to expect from a Newport wedding but let me show you that you don’t!” Lindsay paired sparkly Jimmy Choo heels with a sleek Marchesa Bridal gown, a dream combo for any bride if I do say so myself. But Lindsay didn’t stop there. She said “let’s turn this up to 11” by styling our bride with a cathedral-length veil from Pronovias, with colorful flower appliqués. As far as the fashion is concerned, the veil stole the entire show!

If the veil stole the show for fashion, the bold floral design was the hero of the show! I wasn’t initially convinced that baby’s breath could look luxurious but Primrose Floral Design proved me wrong. Be honest, have you ever seen baby’s breath look so chic? No, you haven’t. Primrose Floral Design is a creative floral genius!

We continue into cocktail hour with Julie’s design concept of “unexpected modern luxury.” Bevi E Vivi brought their charming beverage truck and equipped it with 5 taps, to give guests an engaging cocktail experience.

The final scene Julie designed was, of course, the reception scene. The couple’s darling sweetheart table was adorned with oodles of flowers (peep the flowers in the linen provided by Peak Event Services) as was the cute cake table. AND THE CAKE! Flowers everywhere. I told you the flowers were the hero of this design story. 😉

And guess what? This Newport RI wedding venue editorial was just featured in Ruffled!! Check out the feature in Ruffled Blog here.

OceanCliff Hotel: a Newport RI wedding venue team

Venue: OceanCliff Hotel

Planner: Something Bleu Weddings

Wedding Stylist: The Boston Bridal Stylist

Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography

Videographer: Bright Spot Films

Florist: Primrose Floral Design

Cake: Bella Confections

Makeup Artist: Nefris Beauty

Hair Stylist: Crystal Linehan Beauty

Bridal Gown: Pronovias

Bridal Gown Designer: Marchesa Bridal

Veil: Pronovias

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Earrings: Loren Hope

Suits: Battle Designs 

Rings: Blue Nile Diamond

Stationery + Paper Goods: Christina Design Studio 

Rentals: Peak Event Services

Signage: Petal and Ink

Guest Bag: Belle Box Co

Mobile Drink Cart: Bevi E Vivi

Models: Emily Russo, Ryan Sullivan

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