Abby and Andrew

Wednesday, June 8, 2011















































When a stylish blogger and genuinely wonderful girl gets hitched, you hope that her big day is nothing short of gorgeous. Abby exceeded everyone's expectations of how stunning her lemony Rhode Island nuptials would actually be, and in exchange, she married the man of her dreams-what a lucky girl!

Abby and her sweetheart Andrew met in Watch Hill, RI; six years later, when Andrew proposed, they knew they'd head back to Watch Hill to tie the knot. They chose the Ocean House for their classic summer wedding, and planned an event that celebrated the beauty of one of the country's most beautiful beaches.

The couple was married at Watch Hill Chapel, the bride in a Melissa Sweet Reverie gown she found at White Dress by the Shore. Her bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo dresses in an irresistible shade of turquoise that they paired with yellow shoes, while Abby wore a pair of blue Kate Spade pumps. Andrew wore a navy suit while his groomsmen rocked navy blazers and khakis, and all wore custom ties by Vineyard Vines. Waiting outside the church was a Del's Lemonade truck, a perfect celebration of New England summers.

Sarah True of TRUE Event brought her love of lemon and her impeccable taste to the design of Abby and Andrew's celebration; they also worked with Emily of Paper Moss to create a stunning invitation suite, and carried her beautiful beach-inspired elements into every detail, from escort cards to welcome bags. Sayles Livingston Flowers artfully arranged white, ivory and yellow blooms that perfect suited this beach wedding's blissful feel, and guests were blown away by the attention to detail-just look at that gorgeous shutter escort card display, proudly built by Abby's dad!

The Brown Derbies, Brown's all men's a cappella group, serenaded guests during the cocktail hour in a nod to Andrew's college years, while Nancy Paolino & The Black Tie Band provided the reception music. My favorite musical moment (and certainly Abby's) was their first dance: her father sang the couple's favorite Paul McCartney song and accompanied himself on guitar. Lucky for us, Leila of Leila Brewster Photography and Julie and Libby of Elysium Productions were on hand to capture each beautiful moment.

Doesn't this wedding just make you weak in the knees?

44 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous, gorgeous wedding and the colors are just fabulous.

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  2. GORGEOUS. I love her colors and her SHOES!

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  3. Just as wonderful as the first time I laid my eyes on these :)

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  4. i just loved their wedding!!! so amazing :)

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  5. Oh my goodness - you are so sweet to feature this! Love love love it - just made my day :)

    xoxo

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  6. I LOVE this wedding! :D Seriously! IT's gorgeous! Perfect, so east coast it makes me ache and wish I could teleport myself over immediately!

    PS the guy with the aviators, looks so cool, like almost a Kennedy cool! :D

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  7. That is one gorgeous bride! I Love her hair and dress and I love the colors she chose throughout the whole day! Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

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  8. The flowers against the bridesmaids dresses? Stunning!

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  9. i LOVE one-shoulder wedding dresses! stunning!

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  10. Gorgeous wedding. I have actually been to a wedding at the Ocean House and it is truly dreamy and gorgeous. Jealous!

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  11. I can't get enough of A+A's wedding. So beautiful!!!

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  12. Love love love love love this wedding!

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  13. I love the colors she chose. A few pops against the white palette. And what about that resort? Wow. I need to take a trip.

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  14. i LOVE the bridesmaid dresses!! LOVE them!

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  15. What a gorgeous wedding, I love the colors!

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  16. Oh, that color palette! I am bookmarking this for future reference!

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  17. so beautiful! and i LOVE her hair!

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  18. YES!! The dress and turquoise shoes pic is so dreamy!!

    ps-no clue on what to wear, only what to drink. ha!

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  19. Yes, so sunny, bright and beautiful! What a wonderful color combination... it makes you smile :)

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  20. love all the pops of yellow. beautiful bride and a beautiful wedding.

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  21. Spectacular photography. The colors in this wedding are just beautiful - the location - amazing -
    inspiring,
    Kathy

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  22. Can we talk about the aqua and yellow and I love her dress!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  23. Looking at these pictures I had a feeling the wedding was on Block Island...I guess somewhere else in Rhode Island isn't too far off! Anyway, it's just gorgeous. The yellows and turquoises make for such a lovely combination.

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  24. Abby has got not only the best sense of style she also has the best heart. I truly enjoyed seeing her wedding again. She makes me so happy whenever I have to communicate with her. Abby is really a gem and I can honestly I adore her so much...you both are just amazing women! Abby & Mr.C's wedding was perfect! So is your blog! It is one of my fave places to take in the lovely! xo

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  25. the lemonade stand and her reception dress are my faves :)

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  26. Such a beautiful location! I love the navy & yellow - same colours my best friend has chosen for her wedding next year!! I will have to send her this for inspiration.

    ~ Clare x

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  27. love the colours combination!! turquoise and yellow! elegant and chic!!!Where do you find those beautiful snaps??? you are brilliant

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  28. Fabulous palette...so fresh, clean, and crisp. Suits the gorgeous location perfectly. Every detail so tastefully done!

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  29. I honestly think I've sent dozens of photos of Abby's wedding to various friends of mine who need inspiration for their weddings. So many ideas! I think my favorite, besides the darling couple, are the striped table cloths...so perfect.

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  30. Weak in the knees, heart melting, face smiling! All of this and more! I have never loved a wedding more {except of course those that involve my loved ones} I spent my high school years at a Rhode Island boarding school. Everything about this wedding brings back wonderful memories, {Del truck included} And those white chairs on the big, colonial porch, take me there now! please! xo Samantha

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  31. Probably my favorite wedding ever. There seems to be something new to love every time I see A & A's photos. Gorgeous wedding for a gorgeous girl!

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  32. So much to love about Abby's wedding!! Summery goodness at it's best!

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  33. aaawwwwwwwwwwwww yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! beyond words LOVE!!!

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  34. Oh so pretty :)
    I like the yellow and turquoise color combination, don't think I've ever seen that one before. And those yellow shoes with the bow is just swoonworthy!

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  35. oooh, the colours, the photos, and gorgeous jewelery and shoes -SO inspiring!! I can't get enough of a beautifully styled wedding! Hope your weekend is a fabulous one. xx veronika

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  36. sigh, weak in the knees indeed. Lovelove

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  37. Absolutely stunning. Talk about a DREAM WEDDING, eh? Nice to meet you!



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  38. Abby's wedding was truly incredible! And she looked absolutely stunning! LoveLoveLove!

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  39. wow. love the blue & white stripes with yellow!

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  40. que boda tan bonita!!!!

    gracias,
    elena

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  41. DEFINITELY weak in the knees! I would like both of her dresses!!!

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