The Couple: Meghan and Derek
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Authentic, rustic-elegant, and laid-back.
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? As native Rhode Islanders, it was important for us to keep it local, so all of our vendors from the caterer to the band were from Rhode Island. Music plays a huge role in our lives, so it was a central theme in our wedding. Our close friends, Roisin and Bob, sang during the ceremony, an amazing local DJ, Peter Dante, played reggae during the cocktail hour and several members of our reception band, Wayz and Means, are dear friends of ours.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? The best decision we made was not having a full bridal party; we only had a maid of honor and best man, which kept it simple and intimate. For me, Meghan, my best memory was when Derek surprised me by taking the stage and performing with the band and displaying a hand-written message to me on the back of his guitar. When the night ended and nobody wanted to leave, we knew we had planned a good party!
Wedding color palette: Deep purple, sage, mango
The Wedding Team:
Event Planner: Tracy Trouf Events
Ceremony Venue: South Ferry Church
Reception Venue: Sunset Bungalow at Kinney Farm
Officiant: John DeCubellis
Invitation Designer: Graphic Designer – Amy Hoxie Quinn
Catering: West Bay Gourmet
Florist: Laurel Lane Floral Design
Wedding dress: Elizabeth Fillmore
Bridal accessories: Hairpiece – Bridal Finery, Jewelery – MRT Jewelers
Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: Lela Rose
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Suit – Mark Allen
Hair and make-up: Marissa Prosser, Curl Up and Dye Salon
Music: Peter Dante, Looney Tunes Live, and Wayz and Means
Transportation: South County Trolley
Favors: A donation was made to the Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation (KDMF). Katie DeCubellis is the cousin of the bride who was killed at age 13 by a drunk driver and her foundation is an important part of their lives.
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Rings: MRT Jewelers
Thank you so much Meghan and Derek for sharing your Rhode Island wedding with us!