Venue Spotlight | Mount Hope Farm

The Venue Spotlight Series

 

Over the past few years we’ve photographed a lot of wedding venues. Like, a lot of venues. We thought that we’d bring something a little different to the blog to highlight some of these wonderful spaces. In the coming months, we’ll feature some helpful information and beautiful photos and videos of wedding venues around Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut that you are going to absolutely love. So, without further ado, here’s the next edition of our venue spotlight series: Mount Hope Farm!

 

Mount Hope Farm

 

Mount Hope Farm is truly a jewel of the East Bay. It’s a historic country estate set right on the Narragansett Bay with unbeatable views of the Mount Hope Bridge. There’s so much on this property to see – the working farm complete with goats and chickens, a stunning flower cutting garden, and miles of trails through the picturesque woods. On top of all of that, there’s not one, but two amazing location choices to hold your wedding or event. The first is the barn. It’s rustic and has an enormous working stone fireplace. Cozy and perfect. The second location is the Cove Cabin. The cabin is set deeper on the property and overlooks the lovely Mount Hope Bridge. If you’re looking for that New England seaside charm, with some rustic character, look no further.

 

Another unbeatable feature of this property is the accessibility. There’s a charming year round farmer’s market in the barn if you want to check it out with out committing to a full tour. The trails are also open to the public and are pet-friendly. It’s also an unbeatable spot if you’re just looking for an awesome engagement session location. Did we mention the location? It’s just minutes from the conveniences and charm of downtown Bristol. There’s a number of lovely churches to host a ceremony nearby. Bristol’s bustling small business scene also makes it a great spot for accommodations for your out-of-town guests or to find a salon with a bridal suite. Catering at the farm is provided exclusively by Russell Morin Fine Catering. They will make sure that you have an unparalleled event.

 

Check out some of our wedding highlight photos below! For even more goodness, check out these Mount Hope Farm wedding blog posts: Nicole and Steve | Amanda and Alex | Emily and Tom | Ami and Ben 

 

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Staying on Track With Your Wedding Planning Timeline

Wedding planning can be a pretty daunting task. There’s so much to do and so much conflicting information out there about the best way to get everything done. How do you stay on track with your wedding planning timeline? We’ve got a few tips to share.

 

Enjoy the Moment

 

If you’re newly engaged, take some time to just enjoy the new level in your relationship. It’s a special time, so don’t jump into the planning too fast. The most important take-away from the wedding planning process isn’t the wedding, it’s your marriage! Take some time to invest in that and enjoy some time with each other.

 

Make A List

 

Figure out what is most important to the two of you. Do you want to have space for conversations with your guests or do you prefer to host the dance party of the century? Make a list of the things that are most important to you before booking a date or any vendors. This can be an incredibly helpful tool in keeping you focused on what’s truly important throughout the process.

 

Breakdown the Tasks

 

Now that you know what your goals are, it’s helpful to breakdown the tasks by month. Having small projects to work on helps to keep the process fun rather than stressful. Once you have the tasks broken down, share it with your bridesmaid or someone else who is supporting you. Having others assist can take the pressure off and can help give you a little push if you do start to fall behind. Our friends over at Weddingwire have a great infographic to help you break down the best timing to book your vendors. After you’ve accomplished your tasks for the month, take some time to celebrate! You’re likely working a full time job and planning an amazing wedding at the same time. That is no joke. Treat yo’ self!

 

Check out the vendor booking timeline from WeddingWire below! And here’s some more inspiration from our friends at WeddingWire: RI Venue Inspiration | NY Venue Inspiration

Weddingwire vendor booking timeline infographic| Staying On Track With Your Wedding Planning Timeline

 

One Minute Tips | Wedding Day Timeline

It’s no secret that planning can be difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. Here at Blueflash, we want to do all that we can to have that not be the case for you. We believe in having fun. We believe in sharing helpful things with our amazing clients. So, we got together an created a video series that demystifies common wedding planning challenges. The videos are just about a minute each, but pack a wealth of helpful information. Plus they’re pretty fun, so that’s a plus! Here’s another entry in our “One Minute Tips” series. For more in the series, click on over to: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/one-minute-tips/.

 

 



One Minute Tips | Vendor Meals

It’s no secret that planning can be difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. Here at Blueflash, we want to do all that we can to have that not be the case for you. We believe in having fun. We believe in sharing helpful things with our amazing clients. So, we got together an created a video series that demystifies common wedding planning challenges. The videos are just about a minute each, but pack a wealth of helpful information. Plus they’re pretty fun, so that’s a plus! Here’s another entry in our “One Minute Tips” series. For more in the series, click on over to: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/one-minute-tips/.

 



One Minute Tips | Bridal Prep

It’s no secret that planning can be difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. Here at Blueflash, we want to do all that we can to have that not be the case for you. We believe in having fun. We believe in sharing helpful things with our amazing clients. So, we got together an created a video series that demystifies common wedding planning challenges. The videos are just about a minute each, but pack a wealth of helpful information. Plus they’re pretty fun, so that’s a plus! Here’s another entry in our “One Minute Tips” series. For more in the series, click on over to: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/one-minute-tips/.

 



One Minute Tips | Bridal Shows

It’s no secret that planning can be difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. Here at Blueflash, we want to do all that we can to have that not be the case for you. We believe in having fun. We believe in sharing helpful things with our amazing clients. So, we got together an created a video series that demystifies common wedding planning challenges. The videos are just about a minute each, but pack a wealth of helpful information. Plus they’re pretty fun, so that’s a plus! Here’s another entry in our “One Minute Tips” series. For more in the series, click on over to: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/one-minute-tips/.

 

Bridal Shows

 

Bridal Shows can be very useful for the wedding planning process. You are able to meet the vendors in person and interact with products in real life, all in one location. Plus, many vendors run special deals! But, with dozens or even hundreds of booths to visit, it can be very overwhelming. We’re here to help you get it right. Check out the video below:

 



One Minute Tips | Engagement Sessions

It’s no secret that planning can be difficult, confusing, and overwhelming. Here at Blueflash, we want to do all that we can to have that not be the case for you. We believe in having fun. We believe in sharing helpful things with our amazing clients. So, we got together an created a video series that demystifies common wedding planning challenges. The videos are just about a minute each, but pack a wealth of helpful information. Plus they’re pretty fun, so that’s a plus! Here’s the first entry in our “One Minute Tips” series. For more in the series, click on over to: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/one-minute-tips/.

 

Engagement Sessions

 

We love shooting engagement sessions. They’re romantic, fun, and a really great place to show off your personality as a couple. If you’ve never had your picture taken professionally before, being one-on-one with a camera can be intimidating! Here are a few tips to help how to really get the session right:



Vendors We Love | Corinne Hursh Events

In the years that we’ve been doing weddings we’ve worked with some truly incredible and wonderful vendors, so we thought we’d introduce them to you! We wanted to create a resource that showcased tried and true wedding professionals. This is another entry in our “Vendors We Love” series. There are more to come. This link will take you directly to the collection as we build it out: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/vendors-we-love.

 



 

About Corinne Hursh Events


Corinne Hursh Events is a boutique event planning company specializing in simple elegance. Or planning and design style is classic and fresh while staying unique to our clients and their visions.  We are highly skilled in curating the perfect team of vendors, handling logistics and timelines, and helping you hone your design vision.  Our most treasured experiences come from brainstorming and working with clients to create memories and moments they can cherish forever.

Our mission is to transform your vision into a sparkling memory that you will keep for a lifetime.  We would love the opportunity to work with you and to share in the passion and excitement of your big day.

 

Helpful Hints!


Choose your design vision early in the planning process! Whether it’s classic elegance, boho chic, rustic or something totally different, it helps making decisions on vendors, decor, and design so much easier.

 

Get in Touch:


Web: http://corinnehurshevents.com/
Phone: 603-370-0003
Email: Corinne@CorinneHurshEvents.com

Vendors We Love | Little Birdie Papercraft and Studio

In the years that we’ve been doing weddings we’ve worked with some truly incredible and wonderful vendors, so we thought we’d introduce them to you! We wanted to create a resource that showcased tried and true wedding professionals. This is another entry in our “Vendors We Love” series. There are more to come. This link will take you directly to the collection as we build it out: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/vendors-we-love.

 



 

About Little Birdie Papercraft & Design Studio


Little Birdie Papercraft & Design studios is more than just your typical “pick out of the book”  stationery store. As a design studio, our goal is to provide you with stationery that fits who you are as a person or as a couple.  Our clients may want something pre-designed, a mash-up of existing designs, or something completely unique.  No matter what they may choose, there are a few things that will always be true.  We will encourage them to be an integral part of the design process, their stationery will be made by hand, using the best materials we can find, and everything will be made with the same care we would use if we were creating them for ourselves.

I absolutely love so many aspects of my job and my business, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be when a client sees their invitations or stationery in person for the first time. That initial reaction of excitement, happiness, and even sometimes tears (of joy of course!) is just awesome.  It is a moment when their event suddenly becomes so much more of a reality and I love that I get to be a part of that moment.

 

Helpful Hints!


Invitations and wedding day stationery are an important part of your planning process and you shouldn’t wait too long to begin the invitation hunt and decide what  you will need. Start thinking about invitations at least 6 months before the big day.  This will give you (and any invitation professional you work with)  plenty of time to ensure you are getting exactly what you want and need, without any stress.

 

Get in Touch:


Web: http://www.littlebirdiestudio.com/
Phone: 401.484.8222
Email: info@littlebirdiestudio.com

Vendors We Love | Metta Events

In the years that we’ve been doing weddings we’ve worked with some truly incredible and wonderful vendors, so we thought we’d introduce them to you! We wanted to create a resource that showcased tried and true wedding professionals. This is another entry in our “Vendors We Love” series. There are more to come. This link will take you directly to the collection as we build it out: http://blueflashphotography.com/category/vendors-we-love.

 



 

About Metta Events


Metta Events is a full-service event planning firm based in Newport, Rhode Island and Shelter Island, NY. Christine and her team execute extraordinary events throughout the Ocean State, East End of Long Island, New England and beyond. Specializing in weddings, we offer three levels of planning services. We create beautiful and memorable events for our couples, their families and their guests. Our planning process is creative and efficient with a focus on our client’s style, goals, and unique tastes. We believe life’s celebrations should be heartfelt, beautiful, and outrageously fun!

 

Helpful Hints!


Hire a “month of” wedding planner! The final few weeks before the wedding are so exciting. You can feel the positive energy building as the big day approaches. Along with that, come emails from vendors confirming their arrival time, complex seating diagrams, alphabetized escort cards. Sometimes there’s even a confused uncle asking “Where is the ceremony, again?”… Trust us, this is not how you want to be spending your time just before you say ‘I do’. At Metta Events, we will meet with you 8 weeks before the celebration. We ease any pressure by focusing on logistics and timing, so you can relax and enjoy the day. We oversee and execute all the beautiful details of the wedding that you have worked so hard to curate. We’ll cue your ceremony musicians, have an emergency kit on hand, come armed with umbrellas, lure the ring bearer down the aisle with gummy bears if need be. Allow us to assist, so you can breathe deep and celebrate!

 

Get in Touch:


Web: http://www.mettaevent.com/
Phone: 617.688.4277
Email: christine@mettaevent.com

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