Corrie and TJ

Newport, Rhode Island



Photography | Ludwig Photography | @ludwigphotography

Venue | Belle Mer | @longwoodvenues

Gown Designer | Stella York | @missstellayork

Shoes | Pink Paradox London @paradox_london

Invitation Designer | Minted @minted

DJ | Murray Hill Talent | @murrayhilltalent

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?

We loved the idea of a modern contemporary wedding. We envisioned clean and white with touches of gold and champagne.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

Belle Mer doesn’t need much decoration! Beside our beautiful floral arrangements, my friend created all our signs and decorations by hand. My favorite sign was an I love you more than pizza sign located at our flatbread bar.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

Our florist put it best… classic elegance, with blush and champagne tones. That’s exactly what it felt like. All centerpieces and bridal bouquets were these beautiful tones.

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

Our decorations and signs were personalized. I love you more than pizza, thanks for poppin’ by, the adventure begins. I loved the whole process, especially getting ready on site and seeing everything come together. The photo booth was so much fun!


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

It took me months and cold calls to find one certain wedding dress. When I finally found it, Angela’s Bridal had just received a brand new dress the day before. I tried it on and FINALLY had that moment that every bride dreams of! It was fate! My dress was a mermaid sweat heart cut with lace and beading. I felt beyond beautiful.


How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

TJ and I met on Tinder! He was my first tinder date. We truly hit it off! The proposal was on the beach at the start of a family vacation. I was very surprised!


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

That’s a tough call… seeing my husband is on the top of my list. Also, dancing with my father. We took dance lessons prior to the wedding and it was such a special moment! He still has two left feet!


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Use local vendors close to site. They know the area and have more expertise. Don’t stress the little things. Everything falls into place and it will be the best day of your life.