Rawan and Zac | Belle Mer Wedding

Hello everybody! Today we are going to be taking a look back at a super fun wedding! Nate was able to join Rawan and Zac for cinematography at Belle Mer!

 

Rawan spent the morning with her favorite ladies. With her hair and makeup completed, Rawan stepped into her absolutely stunning wedding gown! The crowning glory was the her floral crown, hand-made by the talented bride! With the final touches in place, Rawan met Zac at Brenton Point State Park for a first look. Zac looked out at the crashing waves as his bride snuck up behind him. Zac was overjoyed as he admired his glowing bride. After enjoying a little bit of the ocean air, these two lovebirds were ready to join their guests at the ceremony!

 

With the last of Zac and Rawan’s guests finding their seat at gorgeous Belle Mer, the bridal party took their places and the music began. The couple shared beautiful vows to one another and sealed their love with a kiss! With the ceremony completed, it was time to celebrate! The new Mr. and Mrs. led their guests over to the reception, beautifully decorated by gorgeous floral arrangements, crafted by Rawan! Thats right, Rawan is a very talented floral designer and entrepreneur at Aurora Botanica, based in Brooklyn, New York! But, the talent doesn’t stop their folks! Zac is a very talented musician who played some songs at the reception when he wasn’t busy twirling around his new bride around the dance floor!

A big congrats to Zac and Rawan! It was a joy to be apart of your very special day! Checkout their wedding video down below!

 

 

 

Venue Spotlight | Belle Mer

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: Belle Mer!

 

Belle Mer

 

Many of the brides that we work with want a reception venue that they can put their mark on. Something stylish and beautiful where they can really let their own style really shine. There are few venues that fit this bill better then Belle Mer.  Situated on Goat Island, and close to all the amenities and sights of historic downtown Newport, Belle Mer couldn’t be in a better location. It’s a pristine, modern venue. The simple, neutral color scheme allows you to go wild with flowers and color schemes! While the walls and decor remains neutral in color, it’s anything but boring. With crystal chandeliers, billowy white curtains, and sliding glass walls, we know you’ll fall in love. Whether you want to go for a rustic, barefoot, bohemian look or have a black tie formal affair, this space is perfect.

They have several options for ceremony and reception locations. The Water Salon offers not one, but two gorgeous fireplaces. The Island House features a stunning view of the Newport bridge. The Ocean lawn can serve as a lovely outdoor ceremony location, a cocktail hour spot with lawn games, or even a post-reception lounge spot by the fire pit. The Loft is a perfect location to serve as a stylish bridal suite or to host an unforgettable rehearsal dinner. Belle Mer is a truly dynamic venue.

The property is managed by Longwood Events. Their salespersons and event staff are the most experienced around. They are truly a joy to work with. They also offer some amazing extras, like a fleet of unique boats for cocktail party or a sunset sail after the wedding of your dreams!

Check out some photos of the gorgeous Belle Mer below! Want to see more photos and video? Be sure to check out our other blog posts: Christina & Tom | Jamie & Corey | Jayna & Sam | Laura & Ben | Allison & Evan |  Satta & Kyle | Jessica & Christian

 

 

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Christina and Tom | Belle Mer Wedding

Let’s start our week off with a glimpse at Christina and Tom’s Belle Mer wedding! Matt and Fred were able to join them and photograph the lovely affair.

 

Christina and her favorite ladies teamed up with New Leaf Studios to take care of all of their hair and makeup needs. After the final stroke of mascara was applied, Christina stepped into her gorgeous Morilee wedding dress from Wishing Well Bridal! Now that our bride was glowing and the bridesmaids looked stunning, we all set off for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for the ceremony. Christina walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams. Tom and Christina made vows and expressed their love to each other in front of all of their friends and family, it was absolutely lovely!

 

Now that our bride and groom were officially wed, they led they way to Belle Mer which was beautifully decorated with the help of Stoneblossom, who created fantastic floral arrangements to set the stage for the celebration! After enjoying one incredibly delicious meal and tasty sweets, everyone danced the night away with C-Zone Entertainment!

 

Thanks for letting us be apart of your special day. Highlights from Christina and Tom’s wedding are below! Enjoy!

 

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Jamie and Cory | Belle Mer Wedding

We’re going to take a look at Jamie and Cory’s beautiful Belle Mer Wedding! Emily and Brian took care of photography, Dan handled cinematography, and Abby managed uplighting!

 

Jamie started her wedding day off at Jennie Kay Beauty Salon in Newport surrounded by her bridesmaids, filling the room with love and laughter. Once all of the hair and makeup was perfect, they helped our beautiful bride step into her gorgeous wedding gown. After one last mirror check, Jamie set off for Belle Mer Island House where Cory could get a first look! Cory gushed over how magnificent his bride looked and then these two love birds made their way over to the ceremony area. Cory and Jamie recited vows and made precious promises in front of their closest friends and family. Now that our bride and groom were officially man and wife, it was time to celebrate! Everyone enjoyed the delicious feast and ended the celebration on the dance floor as the sun was setting behind them over the Atlantic. It was the perfect Newport wedding.

 

Thanks for sharing this very special day with us Jamie and Cory! Be sure to check out the wedding film and highlights from their wedding below!

 



 

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Jayna and Sam | Belle Mer Wedding

Today, we’re going to look back at Jayna and Sam’s Belle Mer Wedding! Nate took care of cinematography and Abby handled the Bluecube.

 

Jayna and her best ladies got ready with a little assistance from Makeover Artistry for hair and makeup. Our bridesmaids looked gorgeous and our bride was absolutely stunning! The last step in getting ready for this special day was for Jayna to slip into her marvelous Vera Wang wedding gown! When everyone was dressed and ready for the celebration, everyone headed to St. Joseph’s Church for the ceremony!

 

As everyone stood with eyes fixed on the gorgeous bride coming down the aisle, Sam waited at the altar radiating utter joy and excitement! After exchanging vows in front of all of their loved ones the newly weds set off for reception with their guest right behind them. Stoneblossom transformed the venue into a wonderland with dreamy floral arrangements. Belle Mer provided an impeccable meal followed by delicious desserts. Now that everyone was full from the feast, Joey Scott & The Connection led everyone to the dance floor!

 

Thanks for inviting us to your magical day Jayna and Sam! Check out their wedding video below!

 



Laura and Ben | Belle Mer Wedding

Here’s a peek at Laura and Ben’s Belle Mer Wedding! Emily and Fred were able to capture beautiful moments from their very special day.

 

Laura spent the morning in Newport getting ready with all her favorite girls surrounded by love and laughter. Once hair and makeup was complete, Laura stepped into her stunning wedding gown. After applying a few finishing touches, Laura went off to see Ben for a first look at Belle Mer! Ben, and the rest of us, were in awe at his beautiful bride! While the two love birds talked for a few minutes, we took a few pictures and then it was time to head off to the wedding ceremony!

 

Everyone watched as the glowing bride walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams. As the sun was setting, Ben and Laura exchanged lovely vows in front of their families and friends and sealed their love with a kiss! Now that vows were said and everything was official, it was time for the reception. The newly weds spent the rest of the evening sharing a delicious meal with their loved ones and danced the rest of the night away!

 

Thanks so much for having us, Ben and Laura! Best of luck! Check out their wedding highlights below!

 

 

 

 

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Allison and Evan | Belle Mer Wedding

Let’s look back at Allison and Evan’s Belle Mer Wedding! Matt and Emily joined them for photography and Dan and Caleb took care of Cinematography.

 

Allison started off her day surrounded by all her favorite ladies at the Hyatt in Newport. After Jennie Kay Beauty took care of every hair and make up need it was time for Alison to step into her stunning Lazaro wedding gown from Exquisite Bride! Now that everyone was ready for the big day, it was time to head off to Belle Mer for the ceremony!

 

Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Allison and Evan exchanged beautiful vows with James Stern as their officiant. Golden Gate Studios had beautiful floral arrangements that set just the right tone for this beautiful wedding! After their vows were sealed with a kiss, it was time to celebrate with some delicious food from Belle Mer followed by some tasty desserts from Scrumptions Bakery! Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies Band led everyone to the dance floor where they danced the night away and celebrated the happy newly weds!

 

Thanks so much for letting us be apart of your journey Allison and Evan! Be sure to check out their wedding film and their photo highlights from their wedding below!

 



 

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Satta and Kyle | Belle Mer Wedding

Satta and Kyle hands down was the best wedding I have ever been a part of.  The joy and love for family and God at this wedding was abundant.  From the moment I walked into the bridal suite at Hotel Viking, I was met with a kind of authentic friendliness that didn’t stop throughout the entire day.  Satta and Kyle had such a vibrant family that love  radiated from.  It is a truly unique experience.  Not only are Kyle and Satta a couple to admire, but their families are worth all the praises I could give.  Thank you so much for sharing this day with not only myself, but the Blueflash team.  I feel so blessed to have been a part of this day.  May the love of God, your families and friends lift you up for the rest of your lives.
 

Satta got ready at Hotel Viking while Kyle stayed at the Hyatt on Goat Island.  They wed at Channing Memorial Church in Newport, RI and then continued their celebration at Belle Mer.
 
Cheers,

Jess



 

Wedding Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Channing Memorial Church

Reception Venue: Belle Mer

Wedding Planner: Nimota Garcia

Floral Design: Check the Florist

Catering: Longwood Culinary Arts- Belle Mer

Cake/Dessert: Bake, Eat, Love

Band/DJ: DJ Spaceman

Officiants: Eric Sarmah and James Hightower

Cinematography: Blueflash

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Hair: Makeba Parker

Makeup: Jill DiGiglio

Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige

Bridal Shop: Bridal Garden

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung

Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang

Jessica and Christian | Belle Mer Wedding

On a beautiful day in April Jessica and Christian were married in Newport, RI. In addition to Jessica’s classic dress and Christian’s cool style, pictures popped with a breathtaking view of the Newport bridge.

 

The day started with getting ready at the Hyatt hotel where the ladies sipped mimosas and gifts were exchanged between the bride and groom. The ceremony and reception took place at Belle Mer housing all of Jessica and Christian’s family and friends making the night memorable. There was a lot of dancing and laughing taking place which made our job easier because we had so many amazing moments to capture!

 

Between the dancing, toasts, and delicious food guests made their way to Bluecube. Here guests took silly pictures with props, signs they could write on, and some pictures with the bride and groom showing what a fun and outgoing couple they are! Thanks again Jessica and Christian for having us at your wedding, we had a blast! Best wishes to you both!

 

-Jess

 




 

Wedding Vendors
Ceremony Venue:Belle Mer
Reception Venue:Belle Mer
Floral Design:Broadway Floral Designs
Catering:Longwood Culinary Arts- Belle Mer
Cake/Dessert:Longwood Culinary Arts- Belle Mer
Band/DJ:Eye 2 Eye
Officiant: Gordon Crawford- Uncle of the Groom
Photo Booth:Bluecube
Invitations:Chelsey Brennan
Hair:Serai Beauty
Makeup:Serai Beauty
Bride’s Dress: Inbal Dror
Bridesmaid Dresses:Craftingsg (Etsy)
Groomsmen Attire: Suits by Gear