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Real Wedding : a preppy personalized Newport beach affair

Today's lovely Newport wedding of Emily and John was submitted by Stephanie of Couture Parties in Rhode Island and photographed by Armor & Martel. While the couple currently live in NYC, Newport was a favorite location for the bride whose family summered there. So, when Emily and John became engaged, they knew the wedding would be held at the exclusive Bailey's Beach, a private beach club in Newport, RI. What a stunning location - I just love the photo of the bride and groom on the balcony overlooking the water. What a beautiful view.

Emily's dress was designed by Monique Lhuillier and she carried a bouquet of hydrangeas in peach and white roses. Both her mother and grandmother had carried peach roses, so Emily knew she wanted to incorporate them into her bouquet too.

The bridesmaids wore chartreuse short strapless dresses. The couples monogram was designed by the brides Aunt and was used on each place card, table numbers and the programs.

Though you would typically see the groom in a bow tie and madras blazer, John and his groomsmen (all twelve of them and the brides dad and grooms dad) wore white cotton pants with embroidered whales on them. Along with navy blue blazers and a green silk tie to match the bridesmaids dresses.

The ceremony was held at historic Salve Regina University in Newport and then, all guests were transported to the reception by trolleys.

John is an avid golfer so to incorporate golf into the reception, Stephanie of Couture Parties found personalized green golf tees and then made paper "golf balls" the she glued on top of the tee. She then wrote each guests name on them with their seat assignment. They served as the escort cards and were displayed in fresh wheat grass.

What a wonderful array of food and treats the guests were served. They feasted on filet mignon, an ice cream bar, a basket weave cake that resembled the couple's Tiffany’s China, and baseball cookies to look like the grooms favorite team, The New York Yankees. As the guests departed, they were served mini grilled cheeses, water bottles and treats from the navy blue and green candy bar.

Congratulations to Emily and John and a big thank you to Stephanie of Couture Parties for sharing this beautiful Newport affair with my readers today. To see more from Stephanie, please visit her web site and blog.

And, if you should happen to be planning a party for a little one, Stephanie has just started a new venture called "Get the Party Started" with her specialty box party packs. The packaging is just the cutest - check out this twitpic of the party packs on display at Stephanie's first retail location. And, to see what's included in each party pack, please click here. Congratulations Stephanie on your new venture!

Wedding Vendors Included:
Coordination/Décor - Couture Parties
Venue - Baileys Beach Newport, RI
Wedding Dress - Monique Lhuillier
Photography - Armor & Martel
Florist - Bellevue Florist
Catering - Bailey's Beach
Cake/Cookies - Fatulli's Bakery
Transportation - Viking Newport Trolleys
Band - Right On