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Ariel, a write for Vouge and Homepolish, and Ben had their classic Newport black tie wedding at Rosecliff Mansion in the early spring. Ariel wrote about it right HERE on Over the Moon so you can check it out! I always love classic lace and a white dinner jacket. Top it off with embroidered linen cocktail napkins, a watercolor paper suite, and luscious flowers dripping from the mansion ballroom, and I’m obsessed!

A classic ballroom wedding with modern touches

Ariel and Ben worked with the amazing Sarah True of True Event to help plan their wedding and rehearsal. I love working with Sarah and her team because they are always on top of details and design!  They also make sure to involve me in all aspects of timeline planning which was so helpful.  I mentioned above a lot of the details Ariel and Ben chose but let’s explore them a little more.  A classic wedding vibe is always a great match for Rosecliff, but by adding in things like classic champagne coups and lots of greenery had us walking into a Gatsby quote. I love how the vibe of the cocktail hour was kept clean with white flowers, ginger jars, and custom bars. Then, when guests walk into the ballroom, and it’s filled top to bottom with flowers and candlelight! Showstopping!

Making time to have time

It was super important to Ben and Ariel to enjoy their entire wedding with their guests, but they also wanted to utilize as much of the Rosecliff grounds as possible for photographs.  Working with True Event, we were able to make sure we had a full hour and a half for portraits before guest arrival.

It was also freezing COLD and sprinkling rain the whole time. It was SO windy. This my friends, is May in Newport. Ariel wore her hair down, but she hired her hair and makeup team to stay with us for touch-ups during photos (which is key!).  Beth Chapman from The White Dress by the Shore was also on site. She helps pre-ceremony to steam and fluff and button all the gowns. But she also helps us for portraits to make sure Ariel’s dress and veil are perfectly placed, so I don’t have to run in and out of the photos to fluff. All of these team members being there for portrait time keep things on time and easy for everyone!

Videographer: Custom Made Productions: Ariel Feldman and Benjamin Okin’s Elegant Wedding at Rosecliff Mansion on Vimeo.Venue: Rosecliff / Planner: True Event /Caterer: Blackstone Catering,Florals & Event Design: Stoneblossom / Band: Stardust Band/ Hair: Lauren Thompson/ Makeup: Stephanie Cintron/ Day of Dressing Service: Beth Chapman /Paper Design: Happy Menocal / Dress: pronovias (custom made jacket) /