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Rachel and Marc’s gorgeous, golden fairytale wedding in Newport, Rhode Island was a dream! Their venue was a castle set up on a hill, overlooking the rolling cliffs and water speckled with sailboats and the glittering sun. Everything about their wedding day was so dreamy – from their spacious getting ready location, to their first look out on the rocks, their ceremony in the glowing sun and their perfect portrait setting on green grass by the sea. Not only that, but their ceremony was doused in white petals and florals, and engulfed by the golden glow of sunset. After their outdoor cocktail hour from sunset to dusk, their guests were greeted into the reception room, which was decked out in thoughtful and stylish details and decor. What a beautiful, beautiful day, and what an honor to photograph it! My favorite added touch was the wrapped cookies in their shape of their dog on each guests’ plate as a nod to their favorite four-legged friend. Browse all of the beauty below!
Dress Designer: Nouvelle Amsale, Mischa Gown.https://amsale.com Instagram: @amsale
Dress Store: Cristina’s Bridal. www.cristinasbridal.comInstagram: @cristinasbridal
Veil: Toni Federici. www.tonifederici.com Instagram: @tonifederici
Shoes: Rene Caovilla www.renecaovilla.com @renecaovilla
Engagement Ring: Custom made by GCA Jewelers, Saugus, MA
Jewelry: Earrings, Olive & Piper. www.oliveandpiper.com Instagram: @oliveandpiper
Makeup: B Lovely Studio. www.blovelybeauty.com Instagram: @blovelybeautystudio
Hair: Hair by Jennifer Picano. Instagram: @hairbyjenniferpicano
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse, Calvin Klein Suit, ShowMeYourMumu x TieBar Bowtie
Rings: Custom made by GCA Jewelers, Saugus, MA
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box www.themrsbox.com
Bridesmaid’s Attire: ShowMeYourMuMu.www.showmeyourmumu.com Instagram: @mumuweddings
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Calvin Klein Suits, ShowMeYourMumuxTieBar ties
Photographer: Magdalena Studios @magdalenastudios
Videographer: Juhardo Weddings, Julian Rodier. Instagram: @juharoweddings
Rentals: PEAK Event Services. Instagram: @peakeventservices
Venue: Ocean Cliff Hotel and Resort. Instagram @newportexperience
Catering: Ocean Cliff Catering
Flowers: Sayles Livingston Design. www.sayleslivingstondesign.com Instagram: @sayleslivingstondesign
Cake: Confectionery Designs. www.confectionerydesigns.net Instagram: @confectionerydesigns
Paper Goods: Bella Figura. Instagram @bellafigura **purchased thru @gusandrubyletterpress
Transportation: Rockstar Limo. Instagram @rockstar_limo
Other: Cookie Favors: @parkerscrazycookies
Band: Flipside @murrayhilltalent
We wanted our wedding to be like a romantic fairytale. We specifically wanted to add tons of florals to get the feeling of something magical. We went with a neutral color palette and touches of gold because we wanted a beautiful yet classic vibe that would never go out of style. I went for a ballgown wedding dress because I wanted the fairytale bride feeling, after all this is a once in a lifetime celebration of love! We chose our venue because of the timeless Newport Mansion feeling and it was on the ocean, we both share a love for the sea. We paid close attention to all details from flowers, to favors, to plate rentals, to stationary because we wanted everything to be perfect for ourselves and our guests who chose to celebrate our love.
We chose our photographer because her dedication and talent is evident through her work! She captures the moment in such a raw and beautiful way! We also had the best engagement session where we felt so comfortable and simply knew it would be the best decision we could make! They went above and beyond to help us feel comfortable and truly capture what we thought was the most important moments!
Honestly, planning WAY in advance is the way to go! Make a checklist and start crossing things off ASAP. The sooner its done the less on your plate. Do not wait until the last minute because that is when things can add up! Check reviews on wedding websites and don’t be afraid to ask your vendors as many questions as you need or want. And don’t be afraid to ask for help from your friends and family! Its your day!
“Hiring Magi and Scott was the best decision we made for our wedding day! We had the pleasure of working with Magi from the beginning when she photographed our engagement shoot. We knew we wanted to work with Magi from the start because of her work, her attention to detail, and the way she captures everything so naturally and so beautifully. The photos from our engagement session exceeded our expectations, so we knew that going with Magi would only make our big day even better! Magi is a true professional and very communicative throughout the entire wedding process, which was a huge help (seriously!), and she was also extremely accommodating to all of our needs. During our wedding day, Magi and Scott made us feel so comfortable and relaxed behind the camera and they truly listened to what was most important to us. When we received our wedding photos back we were left speechless at how stunning each and every picture came out! Every photo was breathtaking and told the story of our wedding, from start to finish, flawlessly! We are still in awe of their magical work, it truly is an art and they are oh so wonderful at it!! We are so LUCKY and GRATEFUL that we will have these perfect, treasured photos for the rest of our lives. Thank you, thank you a million times, we could not be happier!!! BEST DECISION AND BEST DAY EVER!!! THANK YOU!“
Whether you’re working with a wedding planner on a multi-day event or you’re planning an intimate affair, you’re still dealing with many moving pieces right up until your big day. Having photographed more than 200 weddings, we’ve come up with the answers to our most frequently asked questions and turned them into this guide, from day-of timelines to inclement weather, from engagement sessions to first looks.