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Brooke & Jeff: A Chic Celebration in Barrington, RI

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Brooke & Jeff in Barrington, RI
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"I really wanted a relaxing fun atmosphere to celebrate such a great day in our lives," Brooke says. "I wanted it slightly more casual, and on the water where I grew up sailing, waterskiing, beach bumming…." The dresses she chose for her eight bridesmaids set the color scheme for a casual beach affair. Once Brooke had settled on the designer Aria,  ...
Aria Bridesmaids, Boston, MA
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One of the key style motifs of the day was a monogram and ribbon theme. Brooke had spotted CD cases on TheKnot.com that were wrapped in ribbon with a square monogram closure. She incorporated a similar look into the invitations, programs, welcome baskets, centerpiece vases, and the favors. The favors themselves were tulip bulbs -- a nod to the brid ...
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The reception unfolded in the clubhouse of the Rhode Island Country Club, which featured an elegant home-style set up with separate rooms for dinner and dancing. Guests found their seats at tables named for different generations in the couple's families. "Family is very important to both of us so, among other things, our table names were family nam ...
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Brooke and Jeff cut a round white cake adorned with blue ribbons and a monogram. The layers alternated between fresh strawberry and fresh raspberry fillings.
Ellyn Gimbel, Sweetworks, Westford, MA
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Brooke and Jeff wed in Barrington Baptist Church (the bride's childhood parish), which was decked out with white tulips for the occasion.
Golden Gate, Cranston
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"I felt like I looked everywhere for a dress that was just right," Brooke says. When she couldn't find the prefect dress, she decided to have one made for her. Elizabeth Crannage of Gowns by Elizabeth created the unembellished light ivory dress in duchess silk satin, which featured a ruched bodice and a chapel-length train.
Gowns by Elizabeth, Barrington
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Brooke and Jeff's wedding programs mimicked the look of the couple's custom-made invitations.
Paper Moon Stationers, Andover, MA
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Tables were topped off with white linens and blue table runners and blue napkins atop white chargers. Centerpieces of white tulips in square vases were wrapped with blue ribbon and finished off with the couple's monogram.
Golden Gate, Cranston, RI
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Brooke and Jeff kicked off the reception with a first dance to Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road."
Russ Ryan
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The day after the wedding, Brooke and Jeff enjoyed brunch with their guests at the bride's parents' home. After that, it was off to Greece for their honeymoon!

Brooke & Jeff in Barrington, RI

A chance meeting between both of their best friends began the path to the altar for Brooke Drooger and Jeff Adams. The Bride Brooke Drooger, 28, consultant The Groom Jeffrey Adams, 27, software sales The Date June 18 Brooke's best friend, who was living in Chicago, had recently met a new guy. When she mentioned that her best friend Brooke lived in Boston, it turned out that her new guy's best friend, Jeff, also lived in Boston. The two conspired to set up their best friends -- who after all, both happened to be single. After a month or so, Brooke and Jeff finally met. "He couldn't get enough of me from that day on!" Brooke laughs. "We had our second date only four days later and four years later we were engaged." Things worked out well for their BFFs too -- their friends became engaged soon after Brooke and Jeff did, and they were best man and maid of honor in each other's weddings.
- Kate Wood
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  • Gowns by Elizabeth, Barrington
  • Paper Moon Stationers, Andover, MA
  • Golden Gate, Cranston, RI
  • Russ Ryan

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