Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

The Newport harbor hotel is one of the only hotels in Newport where you can get a seascape view from any of their breath taking rooms. This hotel offers both a wonderful business aspect as well as a weekend getaway spot. They have a restaurant located downstairs called Pier 49 and Spirits where you can get fresh seafood and take in views of the harbor as well as Queen Anne Square.

Located in such a perfect spot in Newport, this hotel has a wide variety of attractions for any type of visitor. They offer an array of packages from their wedding package, summer meeting package, romance package, jazz festival and the list goes on.
Their wedding package is romantic and surprisingly reasonable.  They even offer a rehearsal dinner package with a complimentary champagne toast/$100 Visa Gift card for the bride and groom!
On the business side of the Newport Harbor Hotel, they are running a special summer meeting package. This package includes space for up to 200 people to an intimate setting unlike big hotel conferences.  They also have upgraded WIFI and have staff on deck to help you with any of your needs during your stay at the Newport Harbor Hotel.

 If you want to learn more about the New port Harbor Hotel or would like to book your stay please feel free to contact them at your convenience.
The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina49 Americas Cup Avenue
Newport, RI USA 02840
Phone: 401-847-9000 | 1-800-955-2558
Fax: (401) 849-6380

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wedding Feature, Carrie & Adam ~ Fort Getty, Jamestown, RI

What can we say about Carrie and Adam except  that they were utterly IN LOVE!!  Carrie is a fashion designer in NYC {check it!} and Adam is in advertising there so of course, this wedding was chic, hot, and fun!  Though they had already planned their wedding, we were lucky enough to work with them as their day-of coordinator and every moment working with them reminded us of why we have the best jobs on the planet.  Great weddings always start with a great proposal and this one is absolutely charming... just like them.

"... one day I was cooking and Carrie was sewing and she meant to say "sometimes my friends ask me why I don't ask you to marry me", but what she actually said was "sometimes my friends ask me... will you marry me?". I was somewhat taken aback, but the answer was immediate: "Yes. Yes? Yes! Yes!!!". We jumped around the apartment together, both surprised and beaming, then kind of confused: what had we done? were we really engaged? did that count? So we changed our status on Facebook to make it really official :) " - Adam

The wedding was at Fort Getty in Jamestown, RI which overlooks the Narragansett Bay. 

During the ceremony there was not a dry eye in the house.  As they read their personal vows to each other, it was as if they were the only two people on the planet; best friends, lovers, soul mates, and absolutely perfect for each other.  
The ceremony was followed by a tented reception and a real RI clambake that included an unveiling for the guests.  "Some of this wedding we wanted to be traditional (a move that would surprise many of our friends), but we wanted a ceremony and celebration that reflected our relationship and what marriage meant to us personally." - Adam

Each place setting included a sheet of origami paper and instructions on how to assemble.  Guests loved it!

At the end of the evening, Adam's parents presented the couple with a beautiful wedding gift they actually brought with them from England. 

"A few shout outs to vendors we used and would happily recommend to anyone:
  • Andria Medeiros from Infinite Events for her organization, invaluable experience, people herding skills and general awesomeness 
  • McGrath's, wonderful people who do,  bar none, THE BEST clambakes you can get
  • Valerie Kitchen for being an enthusiastic and organized photographer with an artist's eye and talent for getting people where she wanted them without being pushy
  • Sayles Livingston for perfectly capturing our personalities with her breathtaking flower arrangements that were elegant and timeless, while at the same time eclectic and surprising
  • Tom Rohde, a talented guitarist who played wonderful classical, Spanish and Brazilian music through the ceremony and cocktail hour
  • Rick Lataille at Arpeggio Entertainment, our DJ who was a consummate professional, held it down spectacularly through the reception and was very patient with our pickiness about music
  • Karen Clavet, a family friend who went way above and beyond by providing the delicious cupcakes that our guests raved about afterwards (and many of which they pocketed after the reception)
  • Kristine DeSerres and her fiancee Christian who were our wonderfully enthusiastic and accommodating bartenders
  • Donna at Hallman Septic for her friendly customer service and the fanciest portable toilets I've ever had the pleasure of using
  • DuPlooy's Jungle Lodge in Belize for organizing the greatest honeymoon EVER
-Adam and Carrie"

All Pictures thanks to Valerie Kitchin - www.valerieannkitchin.com/

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