by Amy Serrago
Ashley had always dreamt of getting married in Newport, Rhode Island, just like her parents. Little did she know when she met Nicolas, that one day he’d help make her dream a reality. The pair fell for each other immediately and got engaged shortly after Ashley earned her PhD. Ashley and Nicolas decided on a simple theme for their big day, “New England nautical”. Their wedding at Ocean Cliff in Newport started with an outdoor ceremony beside the sea and featured a navy blue, blush and gray color palette.
Ashley was gorgeous in her BHLDN gown, she says she loved its lace bodice and flowing skirt. Her bridesmaids wore elegant, navy blue gowns and carried bouquets of roses and hydrangea. Ashley says she chose the hydrangea because it’s classically New England. Meanwhile, Nicolas was dashing in a navy blue tux with black lapels and his groomsmen were handsome in light gray.
At the reception delicate floral centerpieces featured blue hydrangea, white roses and astilbe accents. At the same time, nautical touches and an adorable fish cake topper celebrated the seaside setting. And in addition to a sit down dinner, Ashley, Nicolas and their guests enjoyed a delicious New England style raw bar! At the end of the night, the newlyweds were treated to a dazzling fireworks display. Congratulations Ashley and Nicolas!