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Real Wedding Decor : from Couture Parties in Newport, RI

Some of you may remember my blog post recently on Adirondack chairs at weddings that featured several photos from Stephanie of Couture Parties {Newport Rhode Island's Premier Party Hostess}. Well today, I'm happy to welcome Stephanie back as she shares more photos with us from that same wedding. I'm loving the bold colors used and all the little details Stephanie added for this wedding of 350 guests with only 3 months to plan the entire event.The wedding was held on a private estate in Newport, RI that is located on 2 acres of waterfront property. The land for the event was an open field with no electricity or running water and poison ivy was everywhere. Stephanie worked with a landscaper to cut back all the trees, weeds and poison ivy for the 3 months up until 6 am the day of to kill the poison ivy. She also had to bring in trucks with generators for power and trailers of bathrooms.

The bride and groom wanted a very festive look for their reception. The ceremony was intimate with only 75 guests, 350 guests arrived for the reception.

There were 5 different tablecloths and 36 tables with a nautical feel. Each table had a hurricane vase with sand, white candles, and sea shells. Two star tipped starfish a 2 personalized wooden boats finished the look.

Stephanie said she created a bug spray table that was huge hit with the guests. She used wooden anchors and custom wooden life preserver signs for the rest rooms. A candy buffet was the guests party favor.

In the cocktail tent a steel drum player was playing while hors d'oeuvres were passed. The centerpieces in here were square vases with multicolored roses and petit Adirondack chair candle holders with a custom sign that said "Lisa & Christopher".
The lounge area was created with the Adirondack chairs that faced the water.
Paper lanterns were used to light a pathway from the cocktail tent (by the water) to the dinning tent up on the hill. Stephanie of Couture Parties was the designer of everything, including decor, florals and photography.
Thank you so much Stephanie for sharing the details of this wedding with us - it's absolutely stunning.

Please check back later this morning as I'll be having something fun starting today for all of you that love affordable beautiful jewelry {either for yourself or for gifts}.