This past weekend, Kevin & I headed down to Newport, Rhode Island for the wedding of two of our close friends, Jon & Meg. We had quite the weekend celebrating the two lovebirds!
We both took Friday off of work and headed down to Newport early. We arrived at our hotel, The Hyatt Regency Newport, around 11:30 and were able to check in. We dropped our bags in our gorgeous room and had a beer on the patio bar (see view above, helllllo!) before heading to the rehearsal.
The rehearsal was at 1 at the venue, Ocean Cliff. When we pulled in, Kevin turned to me and said “Wow, I think this is the nicest place I have ever stepped foot in”- and he was probably right. If you ever find yourself in Newport, do yourself a favor and go have a drink there. The facility itself is top notch but nothing trumps the outstanding view. It really is honestly breathtaking- I’m so happy our friends were able to start their life together at such a beautiful spot.
After the rehearsal, we all headed into downtown Newport for a delicious five course Italian meal at Lucia. I think that I pretty much had to get rolled to the bar called The Landing where we closed out the night watching the sunset and enjoying some Landsharks. Perfect day one!
Saturday we woke up bright and early to a sky full of FOG! I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous. When I went downstairs to meet up with the bride and her bridesmaids around 10- it still hadn’t cleared. I was panicking a bit inside, but Meg was literally cool as a cucumber- smiling, joking with all of us. We took the limo up to Ocean Cliff and just as the guests started to take their seats, the fog broke and the sun came shining through. It literally was like something out of the movies, the timing was impeccable- some sort of higher being wanted Jon & Meg to have their perfect moment.
The ceremony was beautiful, the cocktail hour had a plethora of delicious passed apps, the drinks were flowing, the dinner was unreal, and the reception venue was decorated beautifully. After the fog scare, the day was picturesque. Kevin was the best man & in my (completely biased) opinion, he nailed it! His speech was perfect amounts funny & heartfelt- and I know it truly meant so much to him that such an honor was bestowed on him.
Unpopular opinion time: I usually hate bands at weddings, DJ always (in my opinion)- but holy crap, the band that Meg & Jon had may have turned me! They were AWESOME!! Once they started playing, the dance floor was never empty. Everyone had such an awesome time dancing their hearts out.
After the reception ended around 5, everyone headed back to the dock at the Hyatt and boarded the Aurora Schooner boat for a two hour sunset cruise around Newport Harbor. We rounded out the night with a few drinks at the Hyatt hotel bar…. and an order of Dominos for Kev & I :)
Congrats to the newlywed, Mr. & Mrs. Guissarri! We love you very much- & we hope you have an amazing time starting off you new life in tropical Hawaii!