Wedding Wednesday… Kelly & Tommy’s Ocean House Wedding

September 28, 2011

About the wedding: Kelly & Tommy’s wedding was truly a memorable weekend in Watch Hill, Rhode Island at the Ocean House.  Beginning with a Friday night Lobster bake, guests were invited to a taste of New England, with clam chowder, mussels, steamed lobsters and corn on the cob.  We used a mix of navy stripe linens as an overlay, contrasting with natural burlap underneath, and brought in some color with bold pops of yellow in the arrangements on the table that were clusters of sunflowers.  It was the perfect way to kick off the weekend with their closest friends and family.

The wedding day began with an early afternoon ceremony at the Watch Hill Chapel, where guests were invited into an intimate ceremony.  Transitioning from the Chapel to the South Lawn we set up a big tent for the pre-cocktail hour, where guests mingled on one of the most gorgeous summer days.  We worked with Ryan Designs to create small vignettes of furniture with accenting pillows, guests were treated to Dell’s Lemonade, prosecco, and cheese and fruit, while taking a turn at learning how to play croquette with the Ocean House’s pro.  This was only the beginning of what truly would be a memorable evening as the reception continued to the back deck and ballroom at the Ocean House.  Having the opportunity to work at the Ocean House on a number of events this season, I truly fell in love with it all over again.  It is one of the most unique properties on the east coast and the staff is absolutely amazing!!  They helped to make this weekend, one I am sure guests are still talking about.

During the reception guests grazed amongst many incredible food stations, danced to one of Vermont’s most talented bands, and enjoyed freshly rolled cigars with a monogrammed label by the Boston Cigar Factory.

Working with Stoneblossom we designed a coastal inspired, romantic, New England wedding that incorporated soft blush and pink tones with creamy natural linens and navy and white accents.  Emily from Paper Moss helped to carry through the details in all of the paper accents that really personalized the event to perfection.  And we couldn’t have been more thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and work with Mellisa and Miles Witt Boyer who really captured the day better than I ever could have imagined.  We spent so much time thinking through all of the details and they didn’t miss a thing.

From the minute I met Kelly and her mom I knew we were going to have a blast.  I couldn’t imagine working with a nicer family.  It truly warmed my heart to be a part of such a special weekend for them all and am super excited to share their story with you in these pictures.


Event Planning/Design: Sarah True, True Event

Photography: Miles Witt Boyer

Ceremony Location: Watch Hill Chapel

Venue/Catering/Dessert: Ocean House, RI

Tent Rental: Rhode Island Rentals

Linen Rentals: Party Rental Ltd/ La Tavola Linens

Other Rentals: Ryan Designs (Lounge Furniture) Rentals Unlimited (Dance Floor, Navy Striped linens)

Florist: Stoneblossom

Bridal Gown: Rivini, through Kleinfeld

Bridal Accessories: Shoes by Stuart Weitzman, Veil & Jewelry through Kleinfeld

Bridsmaid Dresses: Saja Bridesmaids

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew

Hair: Timothy Pamment Salon at the Ocean House

Makeup: Emily Denny from Jennie Fresa Beauty Library

Invitations: East Six

All other Paper Products: Paper Moss

Ceremony Music: Music Management

Officiant: Father John Donovan

Reception Entertainment: Joey Leone’s Chop Shop

Videographer: Buzz Media Company

Trasportation: Rockstar Limo

Other: Boston Cigar Factory/ Dell’s Lemonade