Real Wedding: Lauren and John

Saturday, December 11, 2010






























It's not often that a wedding this classic, this perfect comes along, and you can be sure that when I first saw it, I gawked for far too long at each gorgeous image. These college sweethearts met as freshman at Providence College, and while they live in Manhattan, they decided to seaside town of Watch Hill, RI would be the perfect place to tie the knot.

The couple was married at the Watch Hill Chapel, a little white chapel built in the 1870s on a bluff overlooking the ocean, and celebrated with family and friends under a tent at the Shelter Harbor Golf Club. Invitations by Cheree Berry and calligraphy by Love Jenna Calligraphy in shade of black, white and gold set the tone for the rest of the event; from the black and white ties the groom and his guys wore to the charming menus, everything was classically coordinated. The invitations also help Lauren chose a neutral shade for her bridesmaids' dresses; after picking a a palette of nudes, the girls chose dresses from favorites J.Crew, Lela Rose and Thread. The bride chose a stunning Vera Wang gown and black Christian Louboutin pumps for her walk down the aisle, while the gentleman sported classic black suits.

Yumiko of Hana Floral Design created clean white centerpieces and a stunning lavender bouquet for the bride, ingeniously combining traditional and modern elements for a look that suited Lauren perfectly. Dinner was all about comfort: beer and cheddar soup, gourmet burgers on brioche buns, buttermilk fried chick and family-style sides were served, and guests enjoyed homemade ice-cream sandwiches for dessert. The bride and groom cut into a small red velvet cake, and everyone took home a bite-sized cupcake from their New York haunt, Baked by Melissa. They danced the night away to the tunes of the Killers, Katy Perry and Journey, and the talented Steve DePino was on hand to capture each moment.

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful couple! And the black and white theme? I LOVE it!!

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  2. i adore their theme. especially in the ties. :)gina

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  3. What a wonderful wedding!!! :))
    xx,
    Raquel @ www.chloemarieantoinete.blogspot.com

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  4. Watch Hill is the beach I used to run as a little girl. It is truly a beautiful place.
    This wedding is Lovely Lovely Lovely - all of it and the black which I normally think NG for a wedding here it looks like a simple but important outline. So well done.

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  5. beautiful wedding...i love the skulls on the ties!

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  6. that wedding has pure classiness written all over it! loved every last detail....stunning.

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  7. breathtaking!

    your wedding posts ALWAYS make me want to get married all over again. :)

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  8. stunning bride! I'm thrilled to see a RI locale, since that's where I live these days :) I got married in DC, but I've fallen in love with the coast! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo {av}

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  9. wow i really love the champagne color of the bridesmaid dresses! all these photos are stunning

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  10. What a beautiful couple! Love the dress with the black bow and the black shoes as well - very classic and pretty :)

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  11. What a beautiful wedding! I love her shoes and the photography! Its interesting that you like the name of my blog...as I'm rather sick of it now, not sure it stands the test of time! But thinking of names is hard. Its from a song in the musical 'High Society'

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  12. HAving a look at your proposals I ´would say American weddings are so chic!!! Every single detail is planned! perfect!

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  13. Ohhh. I love the black and white. SO pretty and festive!

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  14. The photography is amazing, too. Oh New England. How I love thee.

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  15. OH gorgeous! the little skull and cross bones is a cute touch, and speaking of cute, what a couple!

    ps- thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! xoxo

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  16. ok these two are adorable thats first off, but I love that it doesnt really matter your colors or theme, if its you then it just looks o well done.

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  17. Absolute perfection! Love the dress, the shoes and the marquee looks so chic, so beautiful! AMAZING!!!

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  18. could they be a better looking couple??? i don't think so.... beautiful images... love all the little details that made this unique!

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  19. LOVE black and white for a summer wedding. it's amazing how that palette can look so breezy, light, and still retain it's timeless elegance. all of those dresses are amazing!!

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  20. I LOVE those shoes! :)
    Seriously! IT's a lovely perfect wedding!
    So classy and lovely and amazing!


    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  21. Classy with a capital C! Seriously perfect, the photography captures it so well!

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  22. great photos. love that yellowish one.

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  23. Loving all the gorgeous, outdoorsy pictures!

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