Belle Mer

While Rhode Island may be small in size, the state’s bevy of beautiful celebration sites go above and beyond. We’ve managed to narrow it down to ten of our favorites that will surely leave you swooning. From classic seaside settings to pastoral landscapes, Little Rhody really has it all! [Photo: Belle MerDreamlove Photography]

The Stone House

Stone House Little Compton, RI 

Nestled on 2.7 acres on the tip of Sakonnet Point, The Stone House is a secluded nuptial escape the combines historic charm and modern luxury. Today the property reflects the quaint charm of its storied past while upholding the highest standard of amenities. You’ll love the restored architecture, well-appointed guest rooms and private beach. 

Castle Hill Inn

Castle Hill Inn Newport, RI

This romantic estate has it all: splendid interiors, unparalleled water views, a custom sail cloth tent and so much more! On site personal event planners will work with you to bring your wedding day vision to life. From intimate dinner parties to grand 400 guest affairs, the staff is well-versed in creating unforgettable events. [Photo: Melissa Robotti]

Aldrich Mansion

Aldrich Mansion Warwick, RI

Situated on seventy acres overlooking Narragansett Bay, this French chateau is ready and waiting for your fairy tale wedding. Manicured gardens and elegant architecture come together to create an air of European artistry. The mansion accommodates celebrations for up to 230 guests and also offers an on-site chapel. [Photo: Steve Holmes]

Greenvale Vineyards

Greenvale Vineyards Portsmouth, RI

Invite guests to enjoy a taste of local fare and flair! Located along the Sakonnet River, the vineyard offers a pastoral setting for your Rhode Island wedding. The restored stable can accommodate smaller parties up to 49 guests, while the property’s lawn offers ample space for a larger tented reception and outdoor ceremony. [Photo: Zenobia Studios]

Regatta Place

Regatta Place Goat Island, RI  

Celebrate Newport’s rich sailing culture with a wedding at Regatta Place. Located in the heart of Goat Island Marina, this elegant venue features views of Newport Harbor, impeccable cuisine and tent waterfront space for up to 200 guests. [Photo: Jaclyn L Photography]

Mount Hope Farm

Mount Hope Farm Bristol, RI

Dreaming of a rustic wedding? Look no further! This historic farm offers a countryside backdrop without sacrificing the classic coastal character of Rhode Island that we’ve all come to know and love. Mount Hope Farm’s two distinctive venues, The Barn and Cove Cabin, include ample celebration space and on-site catering by Russell Morin. [Photo: Gumula Photography]

Belle Mer

Belle Mer Newport, RI

The epitome of seaside glamour, this oceanside resort sits on seven manicured acres on the edge of Narragansett Bay. You’ll have your pick from three breathtaking event spaces: The Water Salon, The Island House and Ocean Lawn. Each showcases its own unique style while upholding the venue’s aura of luxe sophistication. [Photo: Dreamlove Photography]

The Sullivan House

The Sullivan House Block Island, RI

Built at the turn of the century, this hilltop estate is located just off the main land on Block Island. Wherever you look you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the sparkling Atlantic. On site catering and party rentals relieve the stress of planning and offshore reception so that you and your loved ones can simply relax and celebrate! [Photo: Kelly Vasami]

The Bohlin

The Bohlin Newport, RI

Nestled in the heart of Newport Harbor, The Bohlin is one of Rhode Island’s newest seaside wedding venues. The impressive waterfront patio and tent offer plenty of room for both ceremony and reception, all just steps from the water! The on site event staff and catering team will ensure every detail of the day comes together without a hitch.

Glen Manor House

Glen Manor House Portsmouth, RI

Nothing sets the bar for romance quite like a breathtaking mansion surrounded by acres of lush lawns and gardens. The manor is located on the banks of the Sakonnet River, with jaw dropping features like splendidly restored architecture, historic decor, sparkling chandeliers and multiple terraces. [Photo: Jaclyn L Photography]


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Saint Clement's Castle & Marina

Tying the knot in Connecticut? Begin your venue search with these incredible destinations that speak to the state’s coastal character, agricultural past and rich history. [Photo: Saint Clements Castle & Marina / Love and Perry ]

Lord Thompson Manor

Lord Thompson Manor Thompson, CT  

Enjoy an exclusive destination wedding experience in the quiet countryside of Connecticut. Lord Thompson Manor is a historic location with beautiful reception options, enchanting gardens and sumptuous accommodations. [Photo: Ashley Largesse Photography]

Barns at Wesleyan Hills

The Barns at Weslyan Hills  Middletown, CT 

This rustic venue has it all: fresh farm-to-table cuisine, expansive grounds, impeccable service and of course, a beautiful barn.

Candlelight Farms Inn

Candlelight Farms Inn  New Milford, CT

At Candlelight Farms Inn, storied elegance meets modern charm. Host a tented reception on the Inn’s expansive lawn or a rustic affair in The Hangar. The property can accommodate weddings for up to 300 guests, offering a variety of wedding packages to serve your unique celebration vision. [Photo: Tim Nosenzo Photography]

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Saltwater Farm Vineyard Stonington, CT  

A preserved coastal farm, restored WW-II era airport and vineyard–this venue is unique to say the least. We love the ceremony site overlooking the grape lanes and interior design that combines rustic character with modern style. [Photo: Julia Jane Studios]

Wadsworth Mansion

Wadsworth Mansion Middletown, CT 

Originally built in 1900 as a countryside retreat, today Wadsworth Mansion is one of Connecticut’s most sought-after event venues. The property’s architecture and impeccable grounds maintain the elegance of its past, while the staff and amenities ensure the comfort of the present. [Photo: Eric Foley Photography]

Interlaken Inn

Interlaken Inn Lakeville, CT

This lakeside escape is perfect for couples seeking a simple, yet sophisticated celebration site. You and your guests will enjoy exclusive access to the property, complete with top notch amenities like comfortable suites, on-site pool and waterfront lawn. [Photo: YMVisuals]

Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Water’s Edge Resort & Spa Westbrook, CT

For over 30 years this beachfront resort has provided couples with the perfect place to tie the knot. Located on the shores of the Long Island Sound, the property upholds it’s reputation as one of the best in New England with their excellent service, gorgeous grounds, premium spa and so much more. [Photo: Leslie Dumke Studio]

Saint Clements Castle & Marina

Saint Clements Castle & Marina Portland, CT

Your fairytale awaits at Saint Clements Castle and Marina. Nestled on 90 acres in the Connecticut River Valley, this destination features lush gardens, stone courtyards, grand ballrooms and scenic views of the Connecticut River. [Photo: Kevin Kelly Photography]

The Riverview

The Riverview Weatogue, CT

Enjoy the serenity of rural Connecticut with the glamour of an upscale city venue. You’ll fall in love with The Grand Ballroom’s sparkling chandeliers, cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and polished granite dance floor. [Photo: Lindsay Flanagan Photography]

The Loading Dock

The Loading Dock Stamford, CT

This modern event space is the perfect alternative for couples seeking a chic industrial atmosphere. Hardwood floors, exposed ductwork and brick walls create a blank canvas to let your personal design tastes truly shine.


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When it comes to incredible wedding properties, Maine takes the cake. The state’s celebrated maritime character comes to light in a bevy of waterfront event spaces ranging from quaint inns to luxe resorts. On the other side of the coin, you can find breathtaking rustic venues inland and along the coast that speak to New England’s rich agricultural history. Whatever your wedding day vision, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect place to say, “I do!” in Maine. Here we’re gathered a list of our favorites–among many others!–in the state:


The Nonantum Resort

The Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport, ME

Located on the pristine coast of Southern Maine, The Nonantum Resort has been a longtime favorite for local and destination couples alike. Open seasonally for celebrations in the spring, summer and fall, this location offers award-winning cuisine, exceptional service and stunning celebration spaces right on the water.

Hardy Farm

Hardy Farm Fryeburg, ME  

Dreaming of a Maine barn wedding? You’ll fall head over heels for Hardy Farm. The venue is a true homestead with a gorgeous barn and comfortable accommodations on site in the Farmhouse and Lodge. The event barn, on-site sailcloth tent, woodland chapel and lush gardens provide a bevy of options for the ceremony and celebration. [Photo: Emily Delamater Photography]

Camden Harbour Inn

Camden Harbour Inn Camden, ME

This boutique hotel is everything you’ve dreamed of–and more! The natural beauty of Camden Harbour and impeccably manicured grounds offer the ideal backdrop for your ceremony. Inside the Inn itself, you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips. Luxurious suites, first class service and delectable cuisine–sign us up!

Hidden Pond

Hidden Pond Kennebunkport, ME  

This tranquil, yet modern retreat is the perfect choice for couples looking for a balance between waterfront and “on the farm” atmospheres. While centrally located in Kennebunkport, you’ll find this venue secluded on acres of pristine landscape. Aside from the beautiful scenery, Hidden Pond’s perks include exclusive site booking for your celebration and cuisine from their award-winning restaurant, Earth. [Photo: Jamie Mercurio Photography]

Newagen Seaside Inn

Newagen Seaside Inn Southport, ME 

No surprises here! Generations of couples have chosen this Boothbay Harbor wedding venue for it’s oceanfront views, top notch planning services and gourmet menu fare. Unique amenities include a variety of elegant ceremony and celebration sites, lobster bake rehearsal dinners and an on-site candlepin bowling lane. [Photo: Bethany and Dan Photography]

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm Wells, ME 

Considered one of Southern Maine’s “best kept secrets” this property offers a rustic setting along the seaside. This restored saltwater farm and rustic barn is located on the protected Wells Reserve featuring expansive lawns, sandy beaches and miles of nature trails. The property’s practical strengths include a working kitchen, proximity to nearby accommodations and plentiful space for all of your event needs. [Photo: Kivalo Photography]

Samoset Resort

Samoset Resort Rockport, ME

This historic resort is nestled on 230 oceanfront acres overlooking Penobscot Bay. Beautifully manicured grounds and jaw-dropping views of the coastline will set the scene for your ceremony. After the “I do’s” you’ll have your pick of enchanted ballrooms or a tented pavilion for the reception. Every step of the way, you can count on the venue’s on-site wedding specialists to ensure every element of your day comes together flawlessly.

Beech Hill Barn

Beech Hill Barn Pittston, ME 

One of Maine’s newest rustic properties, Beech Hill Barn is the perfect choice for couples seeking a home away from home. The newly renovated event barn features gorgeous post and beam interiors, modern restrooms and space for up to 240 guests. Outside, the lawn offers ample room for a tent and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. Last but not least, the private Country House is perfect for bridal party prep and guest accommodations.

58 Fore | The Portland Company

58 Fore | The Portland Company  Portland, ME

Industrial elegance at its finest. This venue provides couples an opportunity for an urban wedding on Maine’s coast. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, you’ll enjoy the conveniences of a city wedding without sacrificing waterfront views. You’ll have your pick from a collection of event spaces, each featuring exposed brick, wooden floors and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the harbor below. [Photo: emilie inc.]

Inn on Peaks Island

Inn on Peaks Island Peaks Island, ME

It doesn’t get more “Maine” than a wedding venue only accessible by ferry. This charming inn is located just 15 minutes from Portland in the heart of Casco Bay. Upon arrival, you will be blown away by the island’s natural beauty and the inn’s exceptional services. An on site restaurant, experienced staff and well-appointed guest rooms are just a few of the property’s many perks. [Photo: Lexi Lowell]

*see more venues and vendors from Maine here. 

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Today we’re cozying up against the storm with our favorite floral creations from some of New England’s top designers. Get your planning hats on and look forward to upcoming trends in everything bouquets, boutonnieres and ceremony details–we’re sure this will brighten your Tuesday! [Photo: Watershed FloralKivalo Photography]


Whim Events | Boston, MA [Photo: Yartizia Colon]


Blue Fern Designs | Portland, ME [Photo: Cuppa Photography]


Emily Herzig Floral Studio | Littleton, NH [Photo: Rodeo & Co.]


Pretty Flowers | Brunswick, ME  [Photo: Courtney Elizabeth]


By Emily B. | Sunapee, NH [Photo: Rodeo & Co.]


Stone Blossom Floral & Event Design | Warren, RI  [Photo: Stephanie Sunderland]


Nectar Floral Design | Woburn, MA [Photo: Chris Brojanovich]


Flora Fauna | North Yarmouth, ME [Photo: Jamie Mercurio]


Watershed Floral | Portland, ME [Photo: Emily Delamater]

Valley Flower Company |White River Junction, VT [Photo: Ashley Largesse via Ruffled]

*see more local New England wedding professionals here.

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Beat the mid-winter blues with some fresh wedding inspo. Pantone recently announced the Color Of The Year for 2017, Greenery, and we couldn’t be more on board. Echoing the colors of fresh cut grass and early Spring buds, there’s no doubt this shade will pop up in color palettes throughout the Spring and Summer wedding season.

Make a statement with a lush ceremony backdrop.
[Photo: Pocketful Of Dreams
 / Anneli Marinovich via Love My Dress]

Justin DeMutiis | Snippet & Ink

Delight guests with a spring-ready invitation suite.
[Photo: Cultivate Design Co. / Shasta Bell Calligraphy / Justin Demutiis via Snippet and Ink]


Crowns made of greenery are a fun and feasible DIY project.
[Photo: Olivia Rae James via Vogue]


Dress up bridesmaids in various shades of “Greenery.”
[Photo: L Hewitt Photography via Style Me Pretty]


Guide guests to their seats with hand-lettered leaves.
[Photo: Invite Alice]

pantone-color-of-the-year-greenery-2017-2Bouquets of greenery and succulents are on-trend and budget friendly.
[Photo: Shaunae Teske Photography via Green Wedding Shoes]


A monochromatic tablescape is anything but simple with metallic touches and various textures.
[Photo: SOUL flowers / Alissa Saylor via Green Wedding Shoes]


Send guests home with a little something green.
[Photo: Sweet Julep Photography]

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Moss and greenery trimmings give this buttercream cake a dose of au naturel whimsy.
[Photo: Constellation Collective / Lauren Schwarz Photography via Ruffled]

pantone-color-of-the-year-greenery-2017-8We love the look of these simple, rustic boutonnieres.
[Photo: Sarah Winward
 / Erich McVey Photography via Once Wed]


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Happy New Year! We’re welcoming 2017 with a look back at some of our favorite feature weddings and snap shots from 2016. From elegant affairs on the seaside to laid-back coastal farm celebrations, 2016 was a year for the books. A big thank you to all of the beautiful couples and talented vendors that shared these special moments with us and our followers. We can’t wait to see what 2017 will bring! [Photo: Joline Cameron]

Jen Arya Photography

Jen & Cam / Jen Arya Photography


Sarah & TJ / Lauren Termini Photography


Douglas Levy

Laura & Scott / Douglas Levy


Emily & Andrew / Emily Delamater


Lindsey & Fitz / Darling Photography

Bethany & Dan

Sara & Mike / Bethany & Dan Photography


An Ogunquit, ME Elopement / I AM Sarah V Photography

The Maine Tinker Studio

Anna & Mike / The Maine Tinker

Studio Nouveau

Kristin & Jesse / Studio Nouveau

Eric Foley

Dana & Brennan / Eric Foley

Windy Hill Photography

Alexandria & Nathan / Windy Hill Photography




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