Seaside Rhode Island Wedding Styled with Personal Touches

Caroline & Albert

June 3, 2017 • Watch Hill, Rhode Island

By Lannan M. O’Brien | Wedding photography by Sasha Israel Photography

At age 16, Caroline Regan and Albert Hessberg were introduced while summering in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. It wasn’t until years later that the two reconnected, when Caroline’s job was relocated from New York to Boston—where Albert lived—as a result of destruction from Hurricane Sandy. “It was awful, but it was also kind of awesome because I could hang out with Albert,” she says, a smile in her voice.

After three years of dating, Albert proposed, and they began planning a wedding that traced back to their roots—a ceremony at the Watch Hill Chapel with a reception at The Misquamicut Club.

Most important to both was that their wedding was unique, fun and represented them as a couple. Working with friend and wedding stylist Kate Murtaugh, of Kate Murtaugh Events & Design (who was also a bridesmaid in the wedding), Caroline had a tablecloth made for the head table using fabric in shades of blue by her favorite designer, John Robshaw, which paired with lush pink, coral and green floral arrangements. In addition to a stylist, it helped to have wedding coordinator Jennifer Brinton, who Caroline says, “knows everything.” That way, when their wedding day arrived, Caroline could focus on the man waiting for her down the aisle. “He looked so darn cute,” she says. Albert remembers, “Caroline was nervous, and I enjoyed calming her down.”

After taking photos, the two headed away from the tent in a golf cart and could see their guests having fun in the distance. “It was such a cool feeling and it’s so rare that all your friends and family are together,” says Caroline.

Featured Vendors

WEDDING DESIGNER + STYLIST Kate Murtaugh Events & Design 
PHOTOGRAPHER Sasha Israel Photography
CEREMONY VENUE Watch Hill Chapel, RI
RECEPTION VENUE The Misquamicut Club, Watch Hill, RI
CATERER The Misquamicut Club
LINEN RENTALS La Tavola Linens
HEAD TABLE LINENS Custom by John Robshaw Textiles
FLORIST Flowers by Semia
CAKE + DESSERT Sift Bake Shop
BRIDAL GOWN Oscar da la Renta / L’Elite Bridal
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES Shoes: Alexandre Birman | Veil: L’Elite Bridal | Earrings: Moda Operandi
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Monique LhuillierL’Elite Bridal
GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Tom James Company / Gucci / Jos A. Bank / Joseph Abboud
HAIR + MAKEUP STYLIST Tara’s Beauty Studio, Rocky Hill, CT
RINGS Engagement ring: Frank Adams Jewelry, Albany, NY | Wedding bands: DePrisco, Boston, MA
INVITATIONS Design: Kearsley Lloyd Design | Printing: Thornwillow Press
TRANSPORTATION Newport Wedding Trolley
PHOTOBOOTH The Snapshot Stop

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