You may remember Diandra and Chris from their epic engagement session in Paris. Well they've been engaged for a very long time and know each other for even longer. I'm going to have to say all that extra time was definitely spent crafting the ABSOLUTE MOST PERFECT WEDDING! Yes I'm going all caps because this wedding deserves all caps. Everything couldn't have been more beautiful and stunning. The venue and vendors they chose are out of this world and everything from the flowers to the cake was breathtaking. Better yet, everyone was having a great time and relishing the moment.
Venue: Blithewold Mansion
Band: Night Rhythm
Makeup Artist: Nicole Marie Makeup
Hair: Laurie McGowan of Moss Salon
Florist: John Orton Flowers and Events
Tent decor: Exquisite Events
Linens: Rentals Unlimited
Baker: Confectionery Designs
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: J. Crew
Rings: Kodos Jewelers
Caterer: Blackstone Caterers
Hair pins and belt: Paris by Debra Moreland
Diandra got ready at Moss Salon in Providence where her father is an owner. Chris actually hung those lanterns in the window! What a beautiful spot to get ready with so much natural light streaming in. Meanwhile Chris was getting ready with the guys at the nearby Renaissance Hotel with his groomsmen. Chris opened up a beautiful Breitling watch given to him by Di.
After everyone was dressed and looking sharp (the guys were late I swear), we headed over to the Providence Courthouse colonnade. There Chris and Di saw each other for the first time and we took some bridal party portraits on the classic steps.
We then headed out to Bristol to take in the beauty of the gorgeous Blithewold Mansion. There they had their ceremony overlooking the rolling lawn down to the bay. It was a hot afternoon but the ceremony was short and sweet. Afterwards everyone quickly made their way to the cool shade where drinks and apps were waiting.
You've got to get a look at this decor, it is amazing! John Orton Flowers and Events was inspired to create incredible designs. The food by Blackstone Caterers was also delicious and just kept coming all night long in passed dishes and stations. The band Night Rhythm got people up out of their seats with amazing jams!
It's rare that we can see the sun set over the water on the East coast, so we couldn't resist the opportunity to take the walk down to the coastline. The sunset was stunning of course and as we were walking back up to the tent, most of the guests were out on the lawn, taking in the scenery before heading in for a night of wild dancing. Congrats guys, you had the night of a lifetime!