today’s love story:

Margaret + Bill’s Castle Hill Inn Wedding

and all the magical moments that made it

Margaret + Bill’s Castle Hill Inn Wedding in Newport is our first “real” wedding of the 2021 season! Real meaning 80 guests and a band dancefloor! These two actually got married last Summer on the Cape – Ben captured it here – so this day was to celebrate with their favorite people.

I’m so excited to share – let’s start with an iconic Castle Hill Lighthouse picture, and then we’ll dive in!

Have you been to Castle Hill Inn yet? In non-pandemic life, they have a great open-air bar and lawn with adirondack chairs made for sipping wine and watching the ocean with a lovie.

Beautiful Margaret! She is sweet and kind and welcoming, and wanted a day where her friends and family didn’t need to even think or want for anything – everything is provided, so they could focus on fun. So so needed after the year we’ve had. And also, those shoes!

Margaret’s wedding party was her two sister-in-law’s and her close group of girlfriends.

These gorgeous ladies are all attorneys. I was blown away by the success (and kindness/excitement!) that was in this room, and the love between these college friends turned lifelong besties. Margaret’s crew is pretty incredible.

Her mom helped her into her gown when the time was right, which she revealed to her bridesmaids and sweet Mother-in-Law. Lots of happy tears! And then she had a first look with her dad before heading outside to see Bill for the first time on the lawn at Castle Hill.

These two are firm believers in short + sweet! There Castle Hill wedding ceremony was gorgeous and about 3 minutes long!

While friends + family enjoyed cocktail hour along the New England coast, we zipped around the property for pictures by the Lighthouse…and also in the daffodil field!

We’re about to enter the tent at a Castle Hill Inn wedding in Newport. Get ready. It was absolutely spectacular thanks to the work of Paula Marrero of Marrero Events, Stoneblossom Florals and Ryan Designs Event Decor + Lighting.

I could post pictures of the tent FOREVER…but watching Margaret’s joy while the team bustled her dress steals my heart over all the details any day of the week.

#bridesuccesskit:

Everyone welcomed these two into the tent with the help of music by The Hub. They were incredible – behind plexiglass because of Covid, which is the first time we had experienced that – but sounded INCREDIBLE. Ben said they looked like barbies in the packaging, hehe.

The day was incredible, the night was a blast and I think these two had the day they hoped for. So so deserved. Congrats Margaret + Bill, we’re so happy for you two!

 

Margaret & Bill’s wedding vendor team

WEDDING VENUE: CASTLE HILL INN

WEDDING PLANNER: MARRERO EVENTS

CATERER: CASTLE HILL INN

BAND: THE HUB

FLORIST: STONE BLOSSOM FLORALS

WEDDING GOWN: JUSTIN ALEXANDER

HAIR & MAKEUP: JENNIE KAY BEAUTY

INVITATIONS: WOULDN’T IT BE LOVELY

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