The Island House at Belle Mer was an idyllic wedding location for Renee´and David as they exchanged vows and pledged their love during a September ceremony on the water. “Belle Mer…need I explain?” asks Renee´. “When you walk in, your jaw drops. Exactly the impact we were looking for.”
Renee and David were both born and raised in Rhode Island and had met for the first time one evening in Providence. Renee´ was conducting a business dinner. David was headed for the door. A gut reaction told Renee´ to follow and she excused herself from her meal, following David to his car. “I knocked on his window and asked him to come back in for a drink,” says Renee´. “He had no idea who I was. And now, nearly seven years later, we are husband and wife!”
The couple wanted their memorable day to reflect both simplicity and sophistication. Formed mainly around the chartreuse cymbidium orchid, their wedding fused colors that detailed the freshness of summer and class of midnight blue. A cigar roller and “Clean Shaven Martini” were two party favorites that kept the celebration going. Accents of green apples and Scrabble board pieces were scattered throughout, a playful add to an otherwise elegant affair.Memories were made not only on the day of the wedding, when Renee´ relished in a morning walk with her father and ate breakfast with her family, but on the days that preceded and followed the wedding celebration as well. The evening before, both families enjoyed a clambake and dessert party for all “out of towners.” The morning after, the newlyweds and guests shared in a relaxing picnic along Ocean Drive. “Our goal for the wedding was to make it an intimate party of sorts,” says Renee´. “We wanted this to be a wedding event that went down in the books.