KAITLYN URBANETTI TO BRANDON FRITZ | 6.13.15By Jessica Bowne
Sometimes the best relationships start out as friendships. Kaitlyn Urbanetti met her husband, Brandon Fritz, through mutual friends one night, and the pair hit it off immediately. Fast-forward a few years and Brandon surprised Kaitlyn with an engagement during their annual trip to pick out a Christmas tree.
“On a very chilly December morning we went to pick out our tree,” says Kaitlyn. “As [Brandon] was cutting it down (on one knee) he pulled out a ring box, which was a pleasant surprise. He planned a surprise dinner with a bunch of my close friends and both of our families. It was so incredibly special.”
The couple chose a very elegant location, Ochre Court in Newport, for their reception as Kaitlyn had graduated from Salve Regina University and had always dreamed about getting married there. Brandon went to Roger Williams University, so Rhode Island meant a lot to both of them. “We absolutely loved the beautiful views of the water and exquisite architectural detail at Ochre Court,” says Kaitlyn. “It was absolutely breathtaking.”
The wedding day was an all-encompassing family event with their one-year-old nephew being carried down the aisle by Brandon’s sister with a “Here comes the bride” sign. Photos of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were also included in their big day. “Our venue was so magnificent we really didn’t want to go overboard on the décor and wanted little details that complemented the space,” says Kaitlyn. “I think the beautiful linen, a mix of lace and silk, really created a romantic ambiance in the dining room as well as the soft uplighting and lots of candles.”
Flowers were very important to the couple and they worked with Sayles Livingston Design to create the right look for the reception. The duo opted for a soft, romantic palette for their wedding and chose light pinks, ivory and gold accents.
Kaitlyn smiles when she remembers their first dance. “It was the kickoff to start the celebration and to enjoy the night with family and friends. We danced to “Everything” by Michael Bublé and had the crowd join in with us.”