Relaxed + Elegant + Oh So Beautiful – This Beachside Wedding Is Pure Magic
From the editors of Style Me Pretty…
These beach portraits might just be my favorite ones yet. Are they super fancy? No, not really. Are they romantic? Yes, but that’s not really why. Instead, it’s this feeling of relaxed love and lots of laughter that shines through, and it’s clear from every one of Carmen Santorelli’spics that these two cuties are madly in love. This magic continues with their whole wedding celebration, planned and designed by TRUE Event and with NST Pictures’ film, our day is made. Fall in love with it all, right this way!
From the Bride…
Tommy and I met almost ten years ago at Villanova University when we were both sophomores living in the Quad. We insisted that we were just friends until Tommy’s generous and perceptive sister gifted him a trip to visit me when I was abroad in Barcelona. That was pretty much the end of that charade. Because we’ve been together so long we were excited for all our friends and families to unite under one tent and celebrate like crazy. It was important to us that everyone was comfortable and let loose – the more packed the dance floor the better.
When we were looking at venues and visited the Weekapaug Inn, we just knew that was the perfect place to communicate that laidback, fun and effortlessly beautiful vibe that we were aiming for. We strove to embrace the gorgeous New England coastline with natural linens, misty grey-blues and tons of greenery but also maintaining an elegance with classic tuxedos and tons of candlelight. Our vendors conveyed our aesthetic beautifully from Stoneblossom and Ryan Design’s whimsical chandeliers dripping with tiny white flowers to the romantic and relaxed photography from Carmen Santorelli. We also added small touches as a nod to us as a couple – an ice cream bike came in for late night treats, stones collected on a family vacation served as weights on the escort table, a champagne shower with our bridal party and we chose to write our own vows. Even my parents got involved with the details – unbeknownst to me my Dad snuck in a tomato stake from our family garden into one of the centerpieces.
We are so grateful to everyone who drove up from Maryland, flew in from Nashville, trained up from NYC and beyond to make the journey to Westerly, Rhode Island to celebrate our love in our way. Thank you!
Videography NST Pictures // Linens La Travola Fine Linen Rental // Wedding Dress Amsale // Hair + Makeup Renee Russo // Photography Carmen Santorelli Photography // Ceremony Venue St Pius // Lighting Ryan Designs, LLC // Event Planning + Design TRUE Event // Reception Venue Weekapaug Inn // Transportation Rock Star // Floral Design Stoneblossom Floral and Wedding Design // Hair + Makeup Jennie Fresa Brow & Beauty Bar // Music Sultans Of Swing