Brooke & Mark
June 25, 2016 • Warwick, Rhode IslandBy Kiley Jacques | Wedding photography by Corinna Raznikov Photography
It was both the actual law and the law of attraction that brought Brooke Perrone and Mark Koch together. The pair met while students at law school. “Mark worked at the library, and I was always in the library,” Brooke recalls.
The pair married at Aldrich Mansion, a 19th-century estate with stunning panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. A French-inspired blue and gold color palette figured prominently in the décor of the reception and the colors of Brooke’s bridesmaids’ dresses. “We designed everything around [those] dresses,” she says. The tablecloths and flower arrangements, which featured eucalyptus and unripened blueberries, were also similar in tone.
Instead of one wedding cake, Brooke and Mark filled the mansion library with dessert tables—a sweet nod to their bookish beginnings. In lieu of wedding gifts, they requested donations to The Koch Club, an organization to help children become involved in sports that was founded by Mark’s grandfather.
Particularly sweet is the fact that Mark’s wedding ring once belonged to Brooke’s grandmother. “I guess she had big fingers,” Brooke quips. Jokes aside, it was the love surrounding them on their special day that Brooke treasures most. “It’s magical to have everyone you love in one room—it will probably never happen again.”
PHOTOGRAPHER Corinna Raznikov Photography
VENUE Aldrich Mansion, Warwick, RI
CATERING Aldrich Mansion
FLORIST + LINEN RENTALS Flowers by Semia
TABLE SETTINGS, VASES + MANTEL DECOR Flowers by Semia
BRIDAL GOWN Matthew Christopher / Allegria Bridal | Second gown: Sue Wong / The Dressing Room
GOWN ALTERATIONS Modern Trousseau New Haven
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Veil: Modern Trousseau New Haven | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
HAIR + MAKEUP STYLIST Naomi Baril / Will Charles Salon
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Mignon / The Dressing Room
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Brooks Brothers + The Black Tux
RINGS Engagement ring: Antique from Brodney Antiques & Jewelry | Bride’s wedding band: Brodney Antiques & Jewelry | Groom’s band: Family heirloom
INVITATIONS + PAPER PRODUCTS: Harper’s Invitations
CEREMONY MUSIC David Pelletier and others
RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT Dawn Chung
TRANSPORTATION Academy Bus