A Nautical Themed Wedding in Newport, RI

Sarah and Derek pulled off a sophisticated nautical-themed summer wedding on Newport's Narragansett Bay. The couple selected a navy and white color pa

Sarah and Derek pulled off a sophisticated nautical-themed summer wedding on Newport's Narragansett Bay. The couple selected a navy and white color palette that they jazzed up with bright pops of orange. Elegant and modern elements combined to create a stunningly beautiful wedding.

The couple and their family and friends gathered at Belle Mer for both their ceremony and reception. The ceremony was held on the Ocean Lawn with a stunning panoramic view of Narragansett Bay and was followed by a reception an elegant reception in the venue's Water Salon.
The couple incorporated the nautical theme into the table decor with navy and white table number cards featuring anchors. The cards were propped up by little wooden posts tied with rope to resemble a marina dock.
Sarah and Derek's programs doubled as fans.
The couple chose a simple white guestbook for their guests to write their well-wishes and advice.
A pinstripped suit brought a summery air to the ringbearer's look.
The couple incorporated these unique citrus ice sculptures into the reception decor.
Derek looked dapper in a custom made three-piece suit by Christopher Cuozzo, which he paired with a navy checkerboard tie.
Sarah's something borrowed was a vintage veil that belonged to her mother.
Nautical-themed escort cards were set in a fun grassy display accented by bright orange roses.
Navy ribbon and buttercream pearls adorned each layer of the couple's elegant wedding cake. The cake was topped with a single orange peony.
Vibrant arrangements of white hydrangeas and orange roses sat in high glass vases corresponded with the orange table linens and added an elegant flair to the reception decor. Votive candles in long-stemmed candle holders added a warm soft glow for a romantic ambiance.
Guests sipped on refreshing cosmopolitans during cocktail hour. The bright cocktails complemented the affair's vibrant color palette.
Sarah wore a draped satin gown by Paloma Blanca. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline,dropped-waist and cathedral train.
Sarah's wore short navy dresses with sweetheart necklines and draped satin at the waist.