An Elegant Destination Wedding at The Chanler in Newport, Rhode Island

James and Michael have taken a trip to New England every fall for the eight years they’ve been together. For their wedding, they invited 130 friends t

James and Michael have taken a trip to New England every fall for the eight years they’ve been together. For their wedding, they invited 130 friends to join them in their annual excursion—this time to to Newport. “We felt it was a special corner of the area,” James says. After marrying in a circle surrounded by family and friends to represent unity and inclusion, everyone moved to a reception styled with blue and gold accents. “The theme was the seashore vibe of New England meets the gilded era of Newport,” James says. For part of the night’s entertainment, James serenaded Michael with Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found,” and the newlyweds cut into a lemon cake with raspberry layers. “We wanted to convey the yin and yang of our relationship through our attire,” James says of their custom tuxedos.

White and Black Custom Tuxedo
Grooms in Custom Tuxedos
White and Blue Nautical Wedding Reception Decor
Classic Nautical Decor at Wedding Reception
Tiered Wedding Cake with Blue and Gold Accents
Guests Signatures on Games at Wedding Reception
Guests with Games at Outdoor Wedding Reception
Grooms Riding Bikes in Custom Tuxedos