This winter shoot at Boland’s Tree Farm in rural Rhode Island was all about inspiring brides to see the charm of going back to basics. Utilizing local resources and vendors, we wanted to create something cozy and homey. Staying true to the season, our palette consisted of shades of blues and and winter greens, both on the table and surrounding. Warm brass and gold metals with greens over antique wood with tiny hints of sparkle brought a warmth to the table. Our couple was escorted to their venue by a horse drawn, timeless carriage that added a special touch of genuine country wedding to the scene.
Maureen wore a lace and satin dress with a boat neckline, with buttons that trailed all the way down the train. She and her bridesmaid held natural designs of peach, cream, blue and silver floral bouquets, which she designed herself. Personalized country glasses, a mobile pizza oven and photo booth were some personal touches, including an 18-piece swing orchestra that kept everyone on their feet all night. “Don’t let bad New England weather ruin your big day!” says Maureen. “Embrace what you get and make the best of it, and usually you get the best memories that way.”
The couple returned to their Little Compton home, where Maureen owns The Local Bouquet and Jeff owns Little Compton Carriage.
Zahavah & Brian say it's only natural that they would have a destination wedding, " because we live a destination life, says Zahavah. The two spend summers working in the restaurant industry on Block Island, winters they head to Aspen to do the same.
The two were married on Scotch Beach and held their reception at the Manisses, where Brian has been a long time chef. The two designed the menu together and all the food was prepared by the groom and his team on the premises.