This year for the Southern New England Weddings fashion story, we traveled to Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton, RI with just about us many pairs of shoes and gorgeous dresses as we could fit in our cars. If it’s possible, the Vineyard was even MORE beautiful that day than when we had scouted it weeks before, with just a tinge of fall in the air and its many vines laden with grapes about to be harvested. We had the privilege of working with nationally known wedding photography wonder Carla Ten Eyck, who is a force to be reckoned with when she’s behind the camera, and a lot of fun, to boot. Talya Kashmanian of Shine kept our models Abba and Deanna looking fresh and fun, take after take, with a variety of hair and makeup styles that ranged from classic to ethereal.
A huge thank you to everyone that participated, especially the team at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards for all their help, Talya and Carla, and Country Weddings, Flair Boston, Bloomingdale’s, Shoes to Dye For, Baxter’s Fine jewelry, Place Jewellers and M.R.T Jewelers, who provided all the pieces for our looks, and Flowerthyme and Papers in Newport for the gorgeous props! When the shooting was finished, we put our feet up in the vineyard’s tasting garden and enjoyed a delicious cheese plate and a glass of Rhody Red- the perfect end to a long and fabulous day.
Walking through the vines of Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, Abba looks elegant and mystical in her Anne Barge “Brigitte” gown. Veil designed by Erica Koesler; both available at Country Weddings Bridal Boutique.
Deanna looks cool and casual among the wine barrels, and the silhouette of her Paloma Blanca gown from Country Weddings really sets the space. She is wearing 18k white gold matching diamond drop earrings and pendant, each featuring chocolate colored pearls, from M.R.T. Jewelers. Ring is a 14k white gold, vintage inspired diamond with 1.76ct., an M.R.T. exclusive.
A demure Abba is wearing Modern Trousseau’s “Gigi” gown with coordinating sash, available at Country Weddings. Jewelry from M.R.T. Jewelers includes a statement pendant featuring a large blue sapphire teardrop in white gold with rose gold chain. Earrings are 14k white and rose gold with blue sapphire oval drop and small pink sapphire accent. Matching ring is a natural shaped blue sapphire with teardrop faceted blue sapphire accents.
Bridal gown and veil are both coordinating “Hattie” pieces, designed by Modern Trousseau, available at Country Weddings. Jewelry, all available at Baxter’s Fine Jewelry, consists of a 14k white gold 7” bracelet with thirty round brilliant diamonds totaling 4.13ct., 14k white gold Tennis bracelet with 78 round brilliant diamonds totaling 1.52ct. and a 14k white gold custom-made “Baxter” Forevermark diamond pendant with butterfly logo on reverse side totaling 1.34ct.
Deanna’s up-do features an Edwardian-era platinum and diamond brooch with sapphire accents from Place Jewellers. Her ring, from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry, is an 18k white gold Tacori “Dantela” mounting with 8.5mm diamond center consisting of round brilliant diamonds totaling .37ct.
Wearing the Anne Barge “Chantal,” Deanna is a vision. Gown available at Country Weddings. Jewelry consists of a two- piece dangle earring with white and natural yellow diamond and coordinating white and yellow diamond cluster pendant. Ring in 18k white gold featuring an oval cluster of natural yellow diamonds with additional white diamonds to accent. All available at M.R.T. Jewelers.
This playful look on Abba includes a floral hairpiece with detachable netting by Lori London, available at Country Weddings, and full- skirt gown with V-bodice from Flair Boston.
Abba looks naturally beautiful in this strapless lace Theia gown, available at Flair Boston. She is wearing a vintage yellow and white gold two-piece necklace with 7ct. total diamonds, and two-tone diamond drop earrings. Engagement ring is a vintage reproduction with 3.78ct. cushion diamond with 2ct. of accent diamonds, all in platinum. Eternity style wedding band in platinum with 2ct. diamond. All available at M.R.T. Jewelers.
Bouquet by Flowerthyme. See below for details; Copper rose Gucci pumps, available at Bloomingdale’s.
This Ti Adoro headpiece, available at Country Weddings, glams up a simple, form-fitting gown. Nicole Miller “Mia” gown available at Flair Boston. Jewelry, from M.R.T. Jewelers, includes 18k white gold matching pendant and earrings, each with colorless diamond and white and black onyx inlay. Ring is a black pave style diamond featuring 2.35 total ct.
Nicole Miller “Mia” gown available at Flair Boston.
The ‘maids of the day deserve some love, too, and these bridesmaid gowns in mismatched sorbet hues from Flair Boston are perfection. LEFT: Deanna is wearing a Coren Moore “Laurie” gown with beaded head wrap from Country Weddings, which adds a bit of bling to the ensemble; Tacori Sterling Silver crescent cuff from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry; MAWI for Bruno Magli Koroneia pumps, available at Bloomingdale’s; Bouquet designed by Flowerthyme includes pink hydrangea, ranunculus, peach dahlias and pink roses. RIGHT: Abba is wearing “Casey” by Anna Elyse and freshwater pearl earrings in light salmon from M.R.T. Jewelers; Shoes by Shoes To Dye For. Her bouquet from Flowerthyme includes ornamental kale, dark pink garden roses, navy privet berries and burgundy dahlias.
LEFT: Refreshing with a note of crisp citrus, “Blessed Blend” wine pairs deliciously with this cheese display by Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. Wine signage by Papers. RIGHT: The wine color of these Gucci Kim Lace Up Booties really add some spice to an ivory gown. Available at Bloomingdale’s. Ring: 18k white gold pavé diamond- set ring with 1.97ct. fine natural ruby center from Place Jewellers.
LEFT: Jewelry from Baxter’s Fine Jewelry; Ring: 18k white gold Tacori “Dantela” mounting with 8.5mm diamond center, .37ct. Bracelets: 14k white gold Tennis bracelet consisting of 78 round brilliant diamonds, 1.52ct; 14k white gold 7” bracelet consisting of 30 round brilliant diamonds, 4.13ct. RIGHT: A chic combination of white, gold and silver Alex and Ani bangles, courtesy of Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard.
Photography by Carla Ten Eyck
Location, Food & Beverage: Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, Little Compton, RI // Fashion: Country Weddings Bridal Boutique, Hingham, MA; Flair Boston, Boston, MA; Shoes to Dye For, Natick, MA; Bloomingdale’s, Chestnut Hill, MA // Jewelry: M.R.T. Jewelers, East Providence, RI; Place Jewellers, Warwick, RI; Baxter’s Fine Jewelry, Warwick, RI // Hair & Makeup: Talya Kashmanian of Shine // Flowers: Flowerthyme, Wakefield, RI // Stationery: Papers, Newport, RI