Katelyn & Christopher
November 15, 2015 • Bristol, Rhode IslandBy Courtney Raymond | Wedding photography by Adeline & Grace Photography
For Katelyn Margarida and Christopher Dumont, family is most important. That central value shined through on their beautifully sunny wedding day at Glen Manor House. After a five-year romance, the couple tied the knot close to home, surrounded by their loved ones.
For bride Katelyn, having her tribe and new relatives play a significant role in her and Chris’ big day just felt right. “Our family is so special to us both, so incorporating them was important,” says Katelyn. “My sister married us, which is still so vivid in my mind, and my mother-in-law did the favors; she made amazing fudge. Everyone played a part.”
Unlike many brides who say their special day flies by too quickly, Katelyn remembers savoring every second. From her surprisingly emotional father to the first look she shared with her soon-to-be husband prior to the ceremony, Katelyn recalls the day as being absolutely perfect. “I never felt the day went by in a flash,” she shares. “I took in every single moment. I felt it almost went in slow motion for me. I didn’t feel rushed and really took it all in.”
Besides family, Katelyn’s superheroes were her vendors. She loves them all and was especially excited about the pops of glitter her wedding planner Sweet Deets Events subtly worked into the decorations (“Because I love a little sparkle,” she says) and the food from Blackstone Caterers, which included seared scallops and delicious cuts of steak, among other delights.
Looking back, Katelyn says she would only change one thing and that is to start planning earlier. “There are so many options so it’s never too early to start thinking about what you want your wedding day to look like. That way you have less to worry about once the wedding approaches.”
CATERING Blackstone Caterers
BRIDAL GOWN Alexandra’s Boutique
WEDDING RINGS M.R.T. Jewelers
WEDDING VENUE Glen Manor House
REHEARSAL DINNER VENUE Bittersweet Farm
PHOTOGRAPHY Adeline & Grace Photography
EVENT PLANNER Sweet Deets Events
LINEN RENTALS Rentals Unlimited
FLORIST Erickson’s Florist
CAKE/DESSERT Pink Box
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Earrings from Eldor Tina Jewelry, Etsy.com
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Jasmine Belsoie
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Michael Kors
HAIR + MAKEUP STYLIST Petal Blush Beauty
INVITATIONS + PAPER PRODUCTS Minted
ENTERTAINMENT Ulysses & Co.
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