Borrowed & Blue – Allison + Joe | Oceanside Sunset Wedding at Belle Mer – Newport, RI

Allison + Joe –  Oceanside Sunset Wedding at Belle Mer

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Ally and Joe met Tom at the wedding of our good friends Sam and Matt back in October of 2015. Joe was one of Matt’s groomsman and he and Ally were recently engaged at the time. About halfway through the party Ally went up to Tom and asked if we would travel up to Rhode Island for their September 2016 wedding. You see, Joe and Ally are from the Boston area and the way Ally put it – she had been shopping around a bit, but didn’t come across anything that was going to give them the experience they were looking for. What really popped out to them was the mix and technical blending of the music, which to Ally was super important to be the driving energy behind the event they were trying to create. Not to mention, Newport is one of Tom’s favorite places to visit, so naturally this was a great fit for everyone!

Fast forward 11 months to the day, we arrive in Newport, and the weather literally could not have been more perfect…it looked like it was out of a movie. Then we head over to the venue – Belle Mer. If you’ve never heard of it, check it out. WOW (or should we say Wicked Awesome?)! The outdoor ceremony overlooked the water, cocktail hour was filled with laughter and the mingling of great family and friends, and the setting for the reception – well we just knew it was going to be a great party.

Throughout the planning with Ally and Joe, we talked a lot about the flow because other than the music, this was super important to our couple. We came up with something that definitely defied the traditional format of a New Jersey wedding – which we were excited to tackle a nice change of pace. Challenge accepted! We wanted to come up with something where the first half of the party we took care of formalities and the courses to leave the back end filled with all continuous dancing. The result? A 2.5 hour dance set where literally no one left the dance floor!

A great couple. Amazing family and friends. Picturesque setting. Everything was perfect. Ally and Joe – thank you again for having us. We had an absolute blast!




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