Jessica’s dream for her wedding day included a soft color palette, lots of natural light, and a special focus on time spent with friends and family. For the first two, there was no other place but the Belle Mer in Newport, RI. The gorgeous manicured lawns, modern and elegant white interior, and stunning views of the Narragansett Bay make this a one-of-a-kind Newport wedding destination. For the third part of Jessica’s wedding dream, we made sure to set aside a lot of extra time for photos with all of the special people in Jessica and Jason’s lives.

Jess and Jason fully embraced the elegant and chic vibes of the Belle Mer, with a muted palette of soft rose pink, creme, and dark wood. They took full advantage of the gorgeous scenery with lots of photos outside on the grounds and out on the waterfront. We loved being able to use the dramatic ivy wall and Narragansett Bay as backgrounds for photos throughout the entire day. Their late afternoon Newport wedding ceremony was held outside on the Belle Mer lawn, under a floral-accented chuppah.

The celebration moved inside to the Belle Mer Water Salon for the evening reception. The modern contrast of dark floors and white walls accented lots of summer greenery on each table and subtle pops of pink. Jess and Jason laughed and danced the night away surrounded by friends and family. We were even able to get outside one last time as the sun began to set for a few more seaside photos out on the water with the happy newlyweds.

Special thank you to Jess and Jason, Jodi Raphael and Aya Kappel at Jodi Raphael Events, and the Longwood Events team at the Belle Mer for a truly memorable summer Newport wedding!

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Event Team | Venue: Longwood’s Belle Mer; Jodi Raphael Events: Jodi Raphael and Aya Kappel; Lighting: Ormonde Productions; Floral: Stoneblossom; Band: Beantown; Video: Willowtree; Getting Ready: Newport Marriott and Belle Mer; Cake: Longwood Events/Belle Mer, flowers by Stoneblossom; Dress designer: Mira Zwillinger; Rentals: PEAK Event Services