We're in Heaven...Matt + Rita

What do you have when you have an incredible location, absolutely perfect weather, an amazing wedding team and the most lovely bride and handsome groom? Oh, and don’t forget to add some cute kids and three of the most adorable dogs on the planet…you have Matt and Rita’s wedding!

Rita got married this past Friday in Newport at Belle Mer, which translates to “Beautiful Sea”. The Sea was just the backdrop to all the amazing details that Rita had in store for her guests. You could not have asked for nicer weather! It was blazing hot but by the time ceremony started, we had a breeze that was coming off the ocean to keep her guests happy.

Being a musician, I loved Rita’s eclectic taste in her musical choices! She chose to walk down the aisle to “Heaven”. You know, the song by Bryan Adams? But her version was the Candlelight Version by DJ Sammi. It has a beautiful piano part which I had to snag for myself so I could play it (in my spare time) and it fit the mood of the day so perfectly. When she came out of the doors and started walking down the aisle, it was truly a beautiful vision! Matt even told me he got a little teary when he saw her! John Bellagamba from Rhythm Productions kept all the music from the ceremony to the reception going in style!


After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour with lots of yummy passed goodies and the photobooth was cranking away. And just as the sun was setting, the curtains were opened to reveal the reception area which looked like it was kissed by the sun – thanks to some amazing lighting by Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design. And special kudos go to Joyce and her amazing team at Stoneblossom. Her pieces were so magical – right down to the doggie boutonnière! Kristin Spencer Photography and Fresh Focus Videography were there to capture every moment.

Matt and Rita were lucky to have a great bridal party that were so helpful and looked amazing – thanks to the stylings from Joanne of Joya Beauty and Lena of Hair That Moves. Their makeup and hair was some serious glam!!

Even though they are married, they still have a Chinese Banquet to go this weekend and THEN they can go and enjoy a well deserved honeymoon.

Congrats Matt and Rita! Oh Rita, I will miss our late night emails but I know you will stay in touch!