Kristen & Adam
May 27, 2017 • Newport, Rhode IslandBy Marina Davalos | Wedding photography by Jaclyn L Photography
Kristen Quinn and Adam Wright’s story began at a bar in Boston, where the two struck up a conversation while out with friends. “It turned out we had so much in common that Adam thought his friends were playing a joke on him. He thought they were telling me things to say to him,” Kristen laughs.
On their first date, Adam took Kristen on a romantic harbor cruise on his family’s boat and to a restaurant in Marina Bay. Almost three years later, Adam planned a surprise for her in which he recreated that very night—starting, of course, with a boat cruise. In the harbor, they dropped anchor, had snacks and drinks, and reminisced about their first date. “He used that as a segue for the proposal,” Kristen says , “but I can’t even remember exactly how he said it.” When the couple arrived at the restaurant, about 85 of their closest friends and family members were waiting to celebrate.
The two tied the knot at St. Augustin’s Church in Newport. A special moment at the ceremony: Adam’s sister and Kristen’s brother knelt with them, and each sibling read aloud a speech they’d prepared. After the vows, everyone headed to the Newport Beach House for the reception, which began with a cocktail hour to live music by Irish band Boxty.
Kristen and her wedding planner, Sherri Klein, chose romantic floral arrangements that brought out the natural beauty of the venue, with shades of pink, green, white and peach. “They were very antique-like,” Kristen says.
The newlyweds’ celebration didn’t end there: afterward, they boarded a plane for Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, starting their new lives together with a three-week adventure.
CEREMONY VENUE St. Augustin’s Church
RECEPTION VENUE Newport Beach House
EVENT PLANNER Sherri Klein
PHOTOGRAPHER Jaclyn L Photography
FLORALS Cherryhill Flowers
INVITATIONS + STATIONERY Paper Moon Invitations
CAKE / DESSERT Newport Beach House
BRIDAL GOWN Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
BRIDAL SHOES: Betsey Johnson
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES David’s Bridal
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Joseph A. Bank
HAIR + MAKEUP STYLIST Jennie Kay
CEREMONY MUSIC The Barretts
VIDEOGRAPHER Summer Wind Wedding Films
TRANSPORTATION Viking Tours of Newport