Seeing that wedding season is upon us, I asked Jessica a few questions about her wedding day. How she planned it, did anything go wrong? Would she have changed anything?
Along with her answers, she chose a few of her favorite photos from the day.
Why did you choose Atlantic Beach Club?
Brendan and I chose the Atlantic Beach Club (ABC) because we wanted a beach wedding with a gorgeous backdrop for our photos. The ABC is so gorgeous and the upstairs reception room is completely lined with glass windows. The view is breath taking and it was the perfect size room to accommodate all of our guests . ABC also provides you with a wedding coordinator. We worked with Elaine, and she was nothing short of spectacular. Elaine had every last detail worked out (and even provided me with lip gloss and hair pins throughout the night). For a Newport wedding, right on the beach, you can’t beat the view, service, food or price.
What was your favorite part of the day?
My favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle, for two reasons. One, I’ve dreamed of walking down the aisle with my Dad since I can remember. He’s my best friend and one of the most amazing men I know. It was an honor to have him walk me down the aisle. Two, seeing Brendan waiting for me at the end and seeing the expression on his face was priceless, and as soon as I saw him all my nerves were gone. Plus, having "A Thousand Years " by Christina Perri being played on the piano was pretty fabulous, Twilight fans anyone?
Were there any mishaps ? Did anything go not as planned ? If so, how did you handle it?
The night before our wedding the weather was an absolute nightmare, it was down pouring. We even had to move our cars from our hotel parking lot because it flooded. I was so nervous that it would continue to rain the next day. You can’t control the weather, so I went to Target and bought matching Umbrella’s and figured we would make the best of it (and have cute pictures). Luckily, on the morning of our big day, I woke up at 7am, the sun was shining and everything dried out by the time 5:00 rolled around. It could not have ended up being a more perfect day for our wedding.
Was there anything that you wished you would've done differently?
Looking back on the day, there’s nothing that I would change. There were a few things I would have been more specific about, but nothing to completely rule out. I think at the time I was worried about being too detailed with our vendors, but now I wish I had given them every single thought, direction, idea.
Do you have any advice for any brides to be for their day?
Well, first I would say take a deep breath, all of your hard work and planning is finally done and now it is time to enjoy your day with your new husband. Take a moment to look around, it goes by SO fast, all of a sudden it will be the last song and you’ll wonder where the night went. Second, make sure you EAT! I My nerves got the best of me during the day and I couldn’t eat a thing. I promise, the dress WILL fit, even if you eat lunch.
Thanks Jessica! It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding!