A Modern Nautical Wedding at Newport Beach House in Middletown, Rhode Island

With a dog named Buoy, it was a given that college sweethearts Caroline Murphy and Tim Vialla plan a waterfront wedding filled with nautical details.

With a dog named Buoy, it was a given that college sweethearts Caroline Murphy and Tim Vialla plan a waterfront wedding filled with nautical details. "We met at Endicott College [in Massachusetts] and got engaged seven years later in our apartment alongside our golden retriever," Caroline says. "Tim knew I wanted a private proposal for Buoy to be there—it was perfect." A subtle anchor motif was woven throughout the decor at Newport Beach House in Newport, Rhode Island, where partygoers sipped signature cocktails out of custom koozies bearing a nautical rope-knot illustration. Chic accents included towering hydrangea centerpieces and a modest buttercream cake topped with fresh blooms, but perhaps our favorite detail was Caroline's off-the-shoulder lace sheath. As for the groomsmen: Tim's close friends donned navy slim-fit suits, champagne-colored ties and socks with anchor motifs. "Enjoy the whole process," Caroline says of planning for your big day. "Everything goes by way too quickly." —Rachel Sylvester

Nautical Wedding Invitations With Anchor Motif
White Flower Girl Dress and Green Flower Crown
Off-the-Shoulder Lace Wedding Dress
Nautical Navy Dinner Menu With Anchor Detail
First Look With Couple's Dog
Personalized Groom's Socks With Custom Quote
Modern Rhode Island Reception With Tall Candelabra Centerpiece
White Lace Wedding Dress With Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves
Glam Rhinestone-Framed Table Numbers
Tie the Knot Nautical Custom Koozies
Mini Lobster Roll Hors d'Oeuvres
Simple Buttercream Cake on Pink Sequined Linen
First Dance at Newport Beach Club Reception