After looking at almost every wedding venue in Providence, Amanda and Gary still had not found just the right setting for their September 2014 nuptials – until they stepped into the Omni Providence Hotel’s Narragansett Ballroom, that is. “The minute we saw it, we knew it was perfect for our wedding reception. It was grand and elegant and really gave us that ‘city chic’ vibe we were looking for,” says Amanda.
With the location set, Amanda and her mom started planning together: “My mom is super creative and had so many ideas. Plus it was very special for me to be able to spend that quality one-on-one time with her,” explains Amanda.
And when it came to deciding on details, the mother-daughter duo left no stone unturned. From displayed family pictures to a live wedding painter to a surprise visit from Pat the Patriot, the Patriots’ mascot, for Gary, the day was filled with one delight after another. The couple’s union even received a papal blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis.
“The day went by so quickly – everyone warned me that it would but I didn’t think it would happen to me. And it did!” laughs Amanda. “What touched us the most was looking out from our head table and seeing all of the love and support in the room,” she adds. “Gary and I are truly blessed with such amazing family and friends.”
Photography by Jennifer Neves Photography
Featured Vendors: Linen + Chair Rentals: Rentals Unlimited // Florist: Golden Gate Studios // Groom’s Attire: After Six from Anthony’s House of Formals // Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: M.R.T. Jewelers // Reception Entertainment: Victor Events // Transportation: Newport Trolley
Additional Vendors: Reception Location + Caterer: Omni Providence Hotel // Cake + Desserts: Confectionary Designs, Sugar Mama’s Sweets and Treats // Bridal Gown: by Justin Alexander, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaid Attire: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique, Simple Dainty // Invitations + Paper Products: Crosstown Press // Live Wedding Painter: Vesna Longton of Attleboro, MA // Videographer: Infinity Video Alchemy