Even though Kim and Tommy are both from New York City, they wanted their destination wedding in Newport to be quintessentially “New England”. Their Newport wedding was classic, elegant, and romantic, and had some fun nautical details perfect for this seaside location.

All of the day’s events took place at the Castle Hill Inn, which is located right on the Newport, RI seashore. Kim and Tommy mixed classic colors of navy blue and white with fun pops of pink and coral for a really unique spring color palette. Before gathering friends and family for formal photos on the waterfront, we took the bride and groom (and their dog Watson) to the Castle Hill Lighthouse for their first look. While we captured formal photos of Kim, Tommy, and the rest of their bridal party, the arriving guests enjoyed a rustic hot cider and lemonade stand, and complementary pink pashminas to fend off the ocean breeze. The early evening ceremony took place on the waterfront underneath a gorgeous pink and white floral arbor, overlooking the beautiful Newport, RI seaside.

Cocktails were set up out on the lawn with navy and white patterned linens topped with bright pink floral arrangements, while the finishing touches were being put on the Castle Hill Inn tent for the reception. The tent space was filled with a mix of round and long dining tables topped with bright and lush colorful spring flowers in shades of coral, pink, and white. The cool steel gray linens were accented with bright coral napkins on each place setting, and rows of white votive candles were integrated into each of the table’s centerpieces. Following the first dance, parent dances, and toasts, the party really started to kick off! Guests enjoyed a treasure chest full of fun pirate and nautical props — from parrots and eye-patches to sailor’s hats and plush shark hats — and tapped into their inner “seafarer” while they danced the night away.

Special thanks to Stephanie Frazier Grimm and her team at Coture Parties for such a wonderful event, and to the entire team at the Castle Hill Inn! Congratulations Kim and Tommy, and thank you for including us in your beautiful Newport, RI wedding day.

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Vendors | Event Planner: Stephanie Frazier Grimm of Coture Parties; Hair & Makeup: JF3 Salon; Invitations/Paper Products: Lee’s Art Shop; Dress: Badgley Mischka, from Mark Ingram Atelier; Flowers: Stoneblossom Floral; Cake: Scrumptions; Linens: La Tavola and Rentals Unlimited; Entertainment: Dexter Lake Club Band

Destination Wedding at Castle Hill Inn | Newport, RI Wedding Photography by Person + Killian Photography – Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay – Boston, MA 02116 and can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or email at: [email protected] and [email protected]