Liz and Geoff were married on a very warm day in June, under the beaming sun. Liz planned her wedding from out of town, and even though she was our very first 2009 client, booking early in 2008, we never actually met until her final walkthrough at the Seamen's Inne, the week of her wedding! Despite meeting for the first time, I felt like we had known each other for a very long time. Liz is warm and bubbly, sweet and caring, and an outgoing type A all around. She is the perfect compliment to Geoff who is quiet and reserved, a thinking and clearly deeply in love with Liz. I couldn't have been happier to have them as our clients.
A special thank you to Robert and Kathleen Photographers who captured Liz and Geoff's day beautifully. It was fantastic to work with both of them.
I started the day at Liz's parent's beautiful home in Rhode Island. The house was full of family, friends, the bridesmaids and the fabulous Dana Bartone. She did a beautiful job on the ladies' hair and make-up.
Kristen from Anderson's Garden had already arrived to drop off all of the flowers, which were so cool. The overall look was cream, green and blue but Liz's flowers were deep, deep red gerber daisies that just popped. There were a couple of other subtle red touches at the reception as well.
The entire bridal party met up at Liz's parent's house, including the guys and Liz and Geoff had a first look in her parent's private backyard. From there, the group took a party bus to Wilcox Park in Westerly, Rhode Island, where they let loose a bit!
Following pre-ceremony pictures (we love when our clients choose this option as they have so much time for their pictures without missing any of their party), everyone made their way over to the Seamen's Inn. It was clear that Liz put a lot of thought into all of the little details. Her father also took the "project" under his wings and really had a hand in ensuring all of the little details took shape. It was very sweet. In addition to being a beautiful day and weekend, the Mystic Boat Show was taking place, so Liz and Geoff had the beautiful backdrop of this antique vessel behind them for the ceremony. Quite fitting for a seaport wedding!
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the patio. We hung fun and funky parasols and lanterns under the tent in blue and green. And inside the details continued. From early on in the planning, Liz knew that she wanted to have a Paper Crane tribute, and on the escort table, a large Manzanita branch stood, with many a blue and green crane, and of course a little touch of red. We dressed the chairs with white covers and light blue sashes. The sashes matched the light blue organza overlays which draped the tables. Tall centerpieces of hydrangea, willow and hanging votives provided height that this ballroom commands, and the tables were polished off with individual menus and paper cranes at each setting. Liz and Geoff's place settings each had a golden crane!
Victoria from Toria Dolce provided the beautiful cake. One of her signature designs and It definitely tasted as good as it looked! I love how closely it ties into the groomsmen attire and overall color scheme of the wedding.
The reception started to introductions of the parents, the bridal party and finally Geoff and Liz. They made their way onto the dance floor and shared their first dance to "Make You Feel My Love". Guests gathered around to watch.
After dinner, guests danced the night away to the rocking tunes of the Bock and Blu Band. They played hits, classics and everything in between and had the dance floor packed. In addition, they were able to really involve both families with some classic Irish and Italian tunes.
Liz and Geoff,
Thank you so much for allowing us to hold such an important role for your wedding. You and your families were wonderful to be a part of. It is so clear how strong your love for each other is, we wish you years and years of continued love and happiness together.
Talia and Lindsay