There’s a reason why a classic color palette of white and dark green makes for such a delicate and serene vibe for an oceanfront wedding. Pair this with subtle hints of pastel pinks and oranges and you’ve perfectly captured the elegant, naturesque tones of one of Rhode Island’s most popular wedding destinations.
Sarah and James’ springtime wedding took place at a glamorous and contemporary venue called Belle Mer, a Longwood property in Newport surrounded by seven acres of bright, green lawns that sits on the outside of the Narragansett Bay. After having met through mutual friends and sharing a little too much tequila, they decided they were going to share the remainder of their lives in each other’s company. Since, they’ve traveled to places that hold special meanings to them, in addition to exploring areas of the world they’ve never been.
Simply put, Sarah and James bring each other to life, and we wanted to emphasize that with their wedding’s floral palette. We came up with a mix of rich, textured greens, dazzling anemones and ranunculus to instill a peaceful, graceful energy throughout the venue. Inside the property, we delicately incorporated a collection of cascading greens above the mantle of the fireplace, which draws the eye to the opulent, crystal chandelier that hangs above. The space is quiet, natural, and simple.
One central attraction of this location was its feel of a clean, blank slate, which gave the bride and groom the ability to dress it up whichever way they desired. The ceremonial arbor was the most important element, featuring a simple, minimalistic appearance with clusters of peachy garden roses, peonies and jade green lysimachia. We tied this together with a loose garnish of rose petals on the grass and it couldn’t have been sweeter.
In these photos, each floral piece carries a touch of charm that complements the golden decor. Tall white candles harmonize with the pale, soft tones of the roses and pennycress in the centerpieces. We mean it when we say elegant is an understatement.
The duo’s lovely welcome wedding sign was compiled of a beautifully customized white column, holding tasteful blooms in a large, shimmering gold urn. May 4th, 2019 became a darling day of great significance to this endearing couple. We couldn’t feel more lucky to have been a part of bringing their magical, botanical visions to life. May their journey of love go beyond the seas of Newport and travel to an abundance of marvelous places in the world. After all, a couple who travels together, grows together.
Written by Gillian Mattern
Photographer: Stephanie Vegliante
KLW Photographer: Simply K Studios