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Lilac and Grey wedding in the Belle Mer Salon in Newport RI

This lilac and grey wedding in the Belle Mer Salon is one of my favorites. Kacey and Michael are a very special couple to me. Not only is Michael the brother of one of my best friends ever, I’ve known him since he was about 11 years old, but he and Kacey actually stayed with us in St. John when we traveled there for Joslin and Adam’s wedding. We all had a great time renting an awesome house in St. John together! It really let me get to know Kacey better. 1 year to the date of Joslin and Adam’s wedding, Kacey and Michael tied the knot at Belle Mer in Newport, RI.

Greenlion design made the mantle in the Salon so beautiful, we used it as a backdrop for the family photos. Since it was a cold and windy May day, it was important we had this beautiful location with natural light to use for our formal photos.  We used the white sheer curtains as a classic studio type backdrop for their first look and bridal party pics, and we snuck outside in between wind gusts to grab some beautiful natural shots.

Utilizing Color in a Unique Way

I’m sure we’ve all seen the white on white look at Belle Mer weddings online and it is a gorgeous look. But using so many shades of purple, Kim and Chris at Greenlion Design were able to soften the look, bringing it to a more sweet and classic style than your contemporary South Beach. It felt warm and inviting with all the lanterns and candlelight glowing for the reception.  Belle Mer is such an amazing venue because you can truly transform it to be whatever you want, from Classic Coastal to colorful modern to Urban to Garden Party. Its white walls and high ceilings (and of course natural light) also make it the best built-in plan B for rainy days which I’ve spent so much time chatting about in these past few posts.


Venue: Belle Mer/ Hair and Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty / Floral Design: Greenlion Design/ Wedding Dress: The Plumed Serpent / Shoes: Kate Spade/ Music: Entertainment Specialists/ Video: Steve Levin / Second Photographer: Elise Dolan About Time Photography