A Glamorous Purple Wedding at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island

Straight out of one of the best romantic comedies, Mariel Gonsalves (24 and a makeup artist) and Jeff Torren (32 and a UPS driver) met when Jeff delivered a package to the salon where Mariel worked (Legally Blonde, anyone?). About three years later, the couple exchanged vows at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island, in a glamorous purple wedding. Once Mariel bought her gorgeous David Tutera ball gown (two days after Jeff proposed), she knew she wanted a classic, romantic, sparkly theme. The stunning strapless dress was adorned with crystal beading on the bodice and had silver embroidery down the tulle skirt. She loved how her dress shimmered when the light hit it and added a gorgeous floral crystal broach to her champagne belt. Mariel and Jeff worked with Ray's Flower Shop to create the garden-inspired floral arrangements that brought the outside in and added a romantic vibe to the details. Kirkbrae Country Club had gorgeous grounds, which is why Mariel and Jeff chose it, and the floral arrangements perfectly complemented the stunning gardens. The couple used a purple, silver and ivory color palette, and Brittany Adams Photography beautifully captured all the details of the day. Candles, purple uplighting and chocolate fountains added a luxurious vibe to the indoor reception. One of the best parts was the glamorous crystal and pearl accents that were added to all the floral arrangements. The special attention to detail brought the whole day together for their romantic soiree. A tip from the bride: “The only advice I have is to try to relax and enjoy the planning of your wedding. We did, and we really enjoyed our engagement instead of stressing about all the details.”