Elegant Rhode Island Wedding with Burgundy, Blush and Gold Hues

Katelyn & Christopher

November 15, 2015 • Bristol, Rhode Island

By 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.”

Featured Vendors

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.

See resource guide for additional vendor information.


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