Venue Spotlight | Aldrich Mansion

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: Aldrich Mansion!

 

Aldrich Mansion

Aldrich Mansion is a stunning French chateau overlooking Narragansett Bay. The entire mansion is a work of art.  Everywhere you look there is pristinely preserved polished stone and murals on the ceiling. It’s luxurious and lovely. Located on Warwick Neck, the mansion is tucked away from the traffic of Newport or Providence. We’ve worked with Tony, the event coordinator at Aldrich Mansion for many years… and we love him! You couldn’t be in better hands than Tony and the rest of the staff. They are the best at what they do.

 

Some details about the space: there are multiple dining rooms that you can combine to seat up to 230 guests. There’s a gorgeous library that can host cocktail hour or serve as an awesome backdrop for photos.  The most gorgeous landscaping you can imagine surrounds a huge multi-level patio overlooking the water. We’ve seen that patio used for cocktail hour or for formal dances and speeches. Here’s another fabulous amenity: on on-site chapel is available for Catholic ceremonies. Because there’s so many flexible spaces on the property, you can really customize it to your own needs, making this the perfect Rhode Island wedding location.

 

If you’re getting married, Aldrich Mansion should definitely be on your list of venues to check out. Below is an aerial video of the outside of of the property along with some photo highlights from a few weddings that we’ve shot there. Be sure to check it all out!

Check out some Aldrich Mansion weddings right here: Judy & Jean | Sarah & Evan | Kelly-May & Mike | Amanda & Jeffrey | Jennifer & Larry | Jennifer & Mark | Regan & Jason

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

Heather and Paul | The Pierce House Wedding

 

Hello friends! Today, we are going to take a peek at Heather and Paul’s Pierce House wedding! Nate and Caleb joined them on the big day.

Heather started her day surrounded by all of her favorite ladies and the perfect glam squad that consisted of the talented stylists at Salon Pure. Once each of the ladies had the perfect glow, they were ready to get into their dresses! Heather stepped into her gorgeous Pronovias wedding gown from Madeleines Daughters Bridal Salon! Meanwhile, the bridesmaids stepped into their stunning Bill Levkoff dresses. After the final touches were all in place, Heather was ready to give Paul a first look! Paul was speechless as he saw his glowing bride round the corner of the stairs. After they exchanged a few loving words it was time to get into the proper places for the ceremony!

 

Surrounded by all of their closest friends and family members, they exchanged precious vows at The Pierce House.  Floral Arts provided the stunning floral arrangements. Now that Heather and Paul were officially married, it was time to lead the guests over to the celebration!. After devouring the most scrumptious sweet and savory treats from Two Chefs Are Better Than One, everyone hopped onto the dance floor with Thomas White from DJ T-Rex!

 

Congrats to the happy couple, and thanks for letting us be apart of your special day! Scroll down below to watch their wedding video at The Pierce House below!

 

 

Rebecca and Edward | Old Sturbridge Village Wedding

Today we are going to take a peek at Rebecca and Edward’s Old Sturbridge Village wedding! Dan took care of their cinematography needs, and Abby showed up with the Bluecube!

 

Rebecca and all of her favorite ladies got ready for the big day with the assistance of Allure Hair Designs! Once every hair was pinned into perfection and were radiating bliss, it was time to get dressed! Rebecca wore a stunning bridal gown from Cristina’s Bridal. Now, with our ladies looking absolutely fabulous, Rebecca was ready to go surprise Edward with a first look! When Edward turned around, he could not help but gush over his beautiful bride! After stealing a couple of kisses, our love birds were ready for the ceremony.

 

With the last of the guests finding their seats, the bridal party took their places and the music started to play. With much excitement, everyone rose from their seats as Rebecca walked down the aisle to her adoring groom. Jerome Richards officiated the ceremony. With the exchange of loving vows and a kiss, Rebecca and Edward became man and wife. Hooray! Now officially married, Edward and Rebecca led their guests over to the reception. The space was wonderfully transformed by the beautiful floral arrangements by Justine Johnson! Old Sturbridge Village provided a delicious meal for everyone to enjoy followed by some tasty treats from Francesco’s Italian Bakery. After capturing some awesome moments at the Bluecube, First Class Weddings helped everyone end the night with celebration on the dance floor!

 

Congrats to Rebecca and Edward! Thanks for letting us join you on this special day! Scroll down to check out their wedding video and a few Bluecube photos!

 


 

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Laura and Chris | Alpine Country Club Wedding

Today is a great day. Why? We get to reminisce on our dear friend Laura’s Wedding! Laura has been a close friend to the Blueflash team for a long time now, and if you think back far enough, you just might remember us spotlighting Laura and Chris’s engagement session. Backstory to the backstory: Laura and Chris have a cute love story that made it through the test of time through a long distance relationship hence the reason for part of their engagement session taking place at the TF Green Airport! Check out their sweet session right here. I guess you could say thats where it all began! Right now, we’ll show you all the lovely details from Laura and Chris’s Alpine Country Club wedding. Matt and Emily photographed this happy couple, and Dan came along for video. Many other Blueflash team members were at the wedding as adoring guests!

 

Laura started off her wedding day surrounded by her closest girlfriends at her parent’s house to get pampered for the day! With her hair and makeup completed and looking perfect, Laura stepped into her stunning wedding gown. She looked like a fairytale princess! Laura and the rest of the ladies finished up the final touches and started to make their way over to the ceremony at Ocean State Baptist Church! Chris’ friends and family traveled all the way from Missouri for this much anticipated moment. You could feel the excitement in the air.

 

After the worlds most adorable flower girl made her way down the aisle, Laura’s father escorted her to her overjoyed groom. Chris and Laura stood at the altar before all of their loved ones as Pastor Mike Woodward officiated the ceremony! The two lovebirds said “I do” and sealed their vows with a kiss! Now that they were officially married, the new Mr. and Mrs. led their guests over to the reception at the Alpine Country Club! Everyone was ready to celebrate this amazing couple. After a great meal and fabulous desserts, everyone danced the night away.

 

Congrats to Laura and Chris! We love you, and we thank you for including us in your special day! It was truly a night to remember! Make sure to scroll down and check out the highlights from their wedding day below!

 

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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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Hillary and Ron | Whispering Pines Wedding

Happy first day of May! To celebrate, we’re looking back to Hillary and Ron’s Whispering Pines Wedding. Matt and Emily taking care of photography, Brian for cinematography, and Caleb joining them at the reception with the Bluecube!

 

Hillary and her favorite ladies spent the morning getting pampered! After placing the gorgeous flower crown on Hillary’s head, the girls all got into their stunning floral dresses! We just love this bright, floral motif. Hillary’s gorgeous flower crown, and all the other pretty florals came from The Water’s Edge Flowers. Now that the ladies were dressed and ready to go, it was time for to surprise the groom with a first look! As Ron waited patiently on the dock, he finally turned around to see his glowing bride! Once we snapped a few pictures and the two love birds were able to exchange excited giggles and a few kisses, we were ready for the ceremony at Whispering Pines!

 

With the last of Ron and Hillary’s guests finding their seats, the bridal party took their places. With friends and family as witnesses, Ron and Hillary exchanged intimate vows. Next came the kiss, making them officially husband and wife! Now it was time to party at the reception! With delicious food, awesome music, and the Bluecube to capture all of the fun and embarrassing moments, it was the perfect celebration for the newly weds! Luke Renchan Entertainment provided the music for a fantastic reception. We are so grateful that we were able to be a part of their special day! Congrats to a sweet bride and groom!

 

Be sure to check out the highlights from their wedding below! For even more goodness, check out more photos on Borrowed and Blue!

 

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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

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Sarah & Eli | Squantum Association Wedding

We hope your week is going well so far. Take a break with us and look back to Sarah and Eli’s Squantum Association wedding! Nate provided cinematography for the big day.

 

Ali Lomazzo spent the morning with Sarah and her bridesmaids as they gave the bride and her favorite ladies the perfect wedding look. We always love working with Ali Lomazzo team. With not a hair out of place, Sarah stepped into her gorgeous wedding dress. The bride looked absolutely glowing! Now that our ladies were dressed and ready to go, it was time to take off to the ceremony where Eli waited for his beautiful bride! Sarah and Eli’s closets friends and families filled in to find a seat before the ceremony began. Renee Werber officiated the wedding as Sarah and Eli exchanged precious vows and sealed them with a kiss. Now that our bride and groom were officially man and wife, they led their guests over to the reception! Grace Kim Floral & Event Design created glorious floral arrangements that transformed Squantum Association into the wedding venue of the newly weds dreams. After enjoying a delectable meal and scrumptious desserts from Montillo’s Baking Company, Dan Sky Music led everyone on to the dance floor to finish off the night in celebration!

 

Thanks for inviting us along for the day Sarah and Eli! Make sure to check out their wedding video down below!

 

 

 



Macayla and Jerry | Lakeview Pavilion Wedding

We could not be happier that we are finally moving out of winter and into spring. We’ll be celebrating by looking back at Macayla and Jerry’s Lakeview Pavilion Wedding! Dan and Caleb spent the day with this lovely couple taking care of cinematography on their very special day!

 

Macayla started her wedding day surrounded by her closest girlfriends as they got ready for the upcoming nuptials. Ashley Fournier from Magnolia Salon made sure that every curl was placed to perfection. With the last bit of blush brushed, some of the ladies helped Macayla step into her gorgeous wedding gown from Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique. With all the preparations made, it was time for Macayla to surprise Jerry with a first look! When Jerry turned around and saw his glowing bride for the first time, he was left speechless. The two love birds exchanged a couple of affectionate words and a kiss or two, then it was off to the ceremony!

 

Tyler Nobis officiated the ceremony as Macayla and Jerry shared lovely vows and sealed their love with a kiss! Now that our couple was officially man and wife, they lead their guests over to the reception area where the real celebrations would kick off! Lakeview Pavilion provided an incredible feast for everyone to indulge in, from savory to sweet, everyones taste buds were left satisfied. Frank Morrobel helped everyone end this wonderful day with the best music on the dance floor!

 

We had an awesome time celebrating with the newly weds! Best of luck Macayla and Jerry! Make sure to scroll down and check out their wedding video!

 

 



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