We all love those drool-worthy pictorials of over-the-top weddings. You know, those weddings where the florals tower over the table and the DJ light show would be right at home in a Vegas night club. A bride-to-be might feel the pressure. This seaside Rhode Island Jewish wedding of Marj & Brad knocks out all the stuffiness, focusing on fun, family, and celebrating with loved ones. The setting is elegant and romantic, but the casual-chic decor is personal and tells the couple’s story. Photos by Zenobia Studios.
The couple is from Florida, but Marj couldn’t see herself as a barefoot beach bride. What she pictured was an outdoor wedding on a great lawn with an amazing view.
The Castle Hill Inn in Newport, RI delivered in spades. The wedding day was a rare beauty with cloudless skies and perfect temperature, which Marj believes was a gift from Brad’s mom and her beloved friend Chezley, both of whom passed away last year.
The bride included her beloved friend in her special day by wearing her shoes.
This is one bride who understands that less is more. Her form-fitting lace trumpet gown is accented by one statement piece – a blinged-out bracelet.
The bride and groom take their vows and break the glass under the chuppah. The rolling sea is all the wedding decor they really need.
The bright design of their ketubah is fun and modern.
The wedding tent at Castle Hill is one of the bride’s top favorite wedding details. It was actually brand new, and the bride didn’t know about it until they arrived for the wedding.
Love is in the details. Each guest’s place card featured their picture, and it was all tied together by the couple’s bright and modern logo. The bride & groom chairs were personalized with childhood photos of the couple.
From the Bride: The best advice I can give future brides is to stay calm and try not to get overwhelmed by the process of planning a wedding. Decide on your overall budget before you start planning anything, otherwise everything will quickly spiral out of control. Create a to do list, start with selecting a venue, and go from there, in whatever order makes you comfortable. And definitely keep track of everything, from your venue to your vendors to your budget! And most importantly, enjoy it!
A special thanks to Zenobia Studios for sharing these gorgeous photos!
Theme: Elegant, Romantic, Casual-Chic (View All Themes)
Photographer: Zenobia Studios
Event Designer: Sayles Livingston Design
Floral Designer: Sayles Livingston Flowers
Reception Venue: Castle Hill Inn
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
DJ: Victor Events
Event Planning: Rebecca White of Castle Hill Inn
Wedding Cake: Scrumptions
Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights
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