Post # 17
Hi, RI bees. My boyfriend and I live in NYC but are getting married 9/6 at my aunt’s house in Middletown.
We’ve got all the big stuff done, I just need a hair and possibly a makeup person and a florist for my bouquet.
We sent out our invites yesterday (and some people already got them!) so it’s feeling really real, and exciting, now!
Post # 18
Im under a year!!! FINALLY!
Post # 19
So now I have EVERYTHING booked! Im just doing the little stuff right now – DIY programs, table numbers, etc.
Post # 20
Hi everyone – long time reader, first time poster.
I am originally from NY, but have lived here for three years now. (Has it been that long already?!) My Fiance is a RI native.
I just put the check in the mail for the reception hall, so we’re good to go.
We will be getting married on May 30th and the ceremony will be held on the Newport Naval Station at the Chapel of Hope. (Just met our priest and LOVE him!) and the reception will follow at the Rotunda at Easton Beach. We are doing a lobsterboil. Very excited! Fiance says he can’t wait to see me in a wedding dress and lobster bib!
Just put the deposit down on the rehearsal dinner site also. We will be having it at the Officers Club, also on the Newport Naval Station.
With a 15 month deployment under our belt, and many other obstacles overcome, we are getting excited and looking forward to our life together. In addition to blending our lives, we each have a son from previous relationships who are exactly one year apart. Just call us the Brady bunch!
Thanks for listening, and congratulations to all the RI brides out there!
Post # 21
oooh! I just went to a wedding at the Chapel of Hope 2 weeks ago, the reception was at the officer’s club and the rehersal dinner was at the bowling alley – so much fun and I’m a terrible bowler but it was a great way to make friends before the wedding. You picked a great location, the view of the Newport bridge at sunset from the deck was amazing. Good luck!
I’m planning a long distance RI wedding for Sept 2010, church in Lincoln, venue is still to be determined but we will most likely need a caterer, any suggestions?
Post # 22
- Wedding: December 1969 - City, State
Hi there slicey19, we are a RI videography company and the very first wedding we shot as a new company was in Bristol, Harborview Inn I think, and they had Blackestone Caterers…seriously…it was in the top 3 best meals I’ve EVER had. It was buffet style and they even had a chowder station – which I didn’t get a chance to try – and they provide the base for the chowder and you pick fish, lobster, crab, clams, etc to go into it.
They also had these beef tenderloin kabobs…they tasted like they were infused with black pepper and rosemary… It was delicious! I’m almost salivating right now just thinking about it!
My fiancee and I haven’t really decided where we will get married yet, but if we do decide to do a RI wedding, Blackstone is at the top of the list!
Good luck with the rest of your planning!
Post # 23
any rhodey brides still out there?!?!
We are getting married at a church in Providence, and our reception is at The Westin Providence in July 2009 (7 months away).
Any tips? Vendor Referrals? Inexpensive but amazing DOCs? Pics of weddings at the westin providence?!
I feel like I am at a huge convention and I am the only one from my town! Where are all the rhodey brides!
Post # 24
Im a RI bride! We are getting married in Newport. So far for vendors, we are using Bellevue Productions for the video (They have a HUGE discount going on right now, we just saved $1,000 off our package), David Bibeault for photos, he has amazing quality and the lowest price we have seen. That is it so far, but we are super budget concious, so if anyone knows any vendors at great deals, I’d love to know as well!
Post # 25
hey Newport Nuptials.. I’ve actually been reading your offsite blog! We are using Anthony Crocenzi as the DJ for our wedding, who has gotten nothing but amazing reviews from all my friends and vendors. He is very professional and I will let you know in July how he was! (I think your wedding is after mine?)
Post # 26
I’ll have to check him out! Thanks! We aren’t for almost teo years, so we have some time! I think you messaged me or commented, because I thought the name rhodeygirl looked familiar, Sabrina right?
Post # 27
Thanks Vaclindo for the feedback, that’s the best review I’ve heard and makes me want to check them out, especially the chowder station!
I’m also a RI bride and I know what aou mean by feeling like the only one at the convention. I’ll be here for awhile as my wedding is Sept. 2010. Thus far, we haven’t booked anything. We’ll have the reception in Narragansett but can’t book the venue until Jan. 2nd and everything else follows. I’m most concerned about a good caterer and getting amazing photos (photo journal and posed) w/o spending a lot of money on a photographer.
Thus far, I’ve bought my dress, flower pots for centerpieces, ties for the groom and his attendants and am hopefully getting favors today. Thanks to Mrs. Corn’s inspirational post we’re doing beach sand in Christmas ornaments and using sand off the beach where our reception will take place which makes me really excited!
It’s nice to see RI active 🙂
Post # 28
Slicey…I’m, truly honored. Truly. The reason why I ever applied to be a bee was because I wanted to just inspire one person with some of the work I did for our wedding. I am glad to have inspired you.
Oh..and as for an AWESOME DOC…Colleen Kimmel with Classic Weddings (http://www.classicweddingsne.com) was phenomenal! I mean…blow my socks off, phenomenal. I think I wrote about her when I first hired her here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/07/15/the-best-money-weve-spent-thus-far/
I can’t even tell you how great she was…let me know if you would like to know more and I will send some info your way.
Post # 29
THANKS ABOUT THE DOC INFO MRS. CORN!
going to read your post now…
Post # 30
I live in RI but we are getting married in Walpole, MA at Raffael’s. We are getting married 2/20/10 but I have just started planning. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 31
Hey Rhodeygirl, I’m also using Anthony Crocenzi. I would love to hear any good input about him. I’m planning from the NYC area and he was recommended by my photographer, Krista Handfield. I have spoken to him a few times and he’s been great, but as with most things about our wedding, its a leap of faith. I’m PSYCHED to hear about someone else using him. HAve you ever heard him at a wedding? What have you heard about him? What do people like about him? What kind of weddings were they? At this point, its a done deal, but some confirmation of our decision would be SO great!!!!
My wedding is in May and the planning is pretty much done, so if I can help out at all, or recommend any vendors, please let me know!