Classic is most often how I describe the Eisenhower House. Jennifer and Andrew surely made that a reality, with an all-white wedding with a sprinkle of blue, tuxedos, and a sit-down dinner by Blackstone that knocked the guest’s socks off. But what really made this wedding unique was what you don’t see in the photos here. They got married the week hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through Texas, the state they call home. Andrew got one of the last flights to the east coast before the airlines shut down, and they were worried that they would even be able to make it to their own wedding because of that.
The smooth planning by Pamela at PDR events made sure every detail was taken care of so on the day of, the only thing had to worry about was the raindrops that followed the storm. Lucky for us, the porch and the sunroom at Eisenhower house provide shelter from any storm, and beautiful, natural light for photos come rain or shine.
The Einsehower House Vison
From Jennifer: “We envisioned our tented, seaside wedding to resemble the endless nights of Jennifer’s childhood summers spent in Rhode Island – popsicles, fireworks, moonlight swims, cards and board games on the screened-in porch, warm sea breezes, and salt and sand from a long day at the beach still stuck in the sheets. A stately mansion with breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge, Eisenhower House embodies the timeless charm of Newport that we wanted our out-of-town guests to experience as they enjoy classic New England hors d’oeuvres on the sprawling lawn – complete with “chowda,” “lobstah,” and the bride’s signature cocktail, a grown-up version of Del’s lemonade.
The elegant blue and white motif, including a tablescape of all white flowers in blue and white ginger jars, is a modern take on an old era and meant to resemble the meeting of the sky and sea. As guests dance the night away, we hope they’ll enjoy not only wedding cake but a slice of Texas pecan pie, brought all the way from Houston, where we have settled down to start our life as husband and wife. Don’t worry, we will still make it to Rhode Island for the summer!”
Venue: Eisenhower House / Planning: PDR Events/ Invitations: New England Invitations/ Dressing Services: Bridal Finery/ Hair and Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty/ Floral Design: Sayles Livingston/ Catering: Blackstone Caterers/ Lighting and Decor: Exquisite Events/ Tent: Newport Tent/ Band: Them Apples