Friday, March 13, 2009

Lindsay and Ryan at Harbor Court

This grand spring wedding took place at Harbor Court, the Newport summer home of the New York Yacht Club. It's a grand building, set atop a major hill -providing the most impressive view of Newport Harbor and the graceful bridge that you can find! It was originally owned by Commodore John Nicholas Brown of Brown University fame.

We did lots of special detailing for this NY couple starting right at the front door with moss-covered monograms enhanced with galax leaves!

The intimate ceremony was held in "Station 10" as it's affectionately called! It was the Yacht Club's first clubhouse, built in 1845 and brought to Newport by barge not many summers ago. Isn't it a charming building?

We softened the ceremony area with fabric and suspended masses of cherry blossoms and dogwood as if floating over the Bride and Groom

This etherial Bridesmaid carries a Stoneblossom bouquet with parrot tulips, viburnum, peonies, roses and mini green hydrangea. Glama!

Lindsay's gorgeous bouquet - quintessential spring - white peonies, lilacs, parrot tulips, sweet peas and ranunculus. Heavenly! We used lace from her Mom's wedding gown to band the stems. Notice the exquisite detail work on the back of her gown....

Cocktails were served in a tent attached to the mansion's terrace. Ormonde Productions provided crystal chandeliers and Stoneblossom's marbled balustrade and topiary were a nice finishing touch!

Silver Julep cups with seasonal blooms...

Place cards were displayed on a bed of moss embedded with maidenhair ferns with a confetti of mini green cymbidium orchids. Apple blossoms and French tulips in our silver vase in the background...
A mantle in one of the dining rooms loaded with viburnum.

Large table in the family dining room with heirloom sterling candelabra!

Ryan worked for Ralph Lauren and arranged to use these gorgeous silver hurricanes. We surrounded them with white and the palest blush gifts of spring!

Crocus are starting to pop on warm days here in the Northeast. At last!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Elisabeth and Michael at Eisenhower House

A gorgeous sunny summer day in Newport set the tone for a spectacular celebration for this lovely couple. Elisabeth's Stoneblossom bouquet of Blue and white Hydrangea (sooo Newport!), spray roses and delicate accents of pale blue tweedia was perfect.

Such a great shot of the beautiful Bride!

All set to tie the knot!

The handsome groom awaits at the church door....

Cymbidium orchid boutonniere - a classic choice. They hold up beautifully in the summer heat!

A kiss from Dad...

Let's go celebrate!

The festive recption was held at the Eisenhower House - an 1873 mansion on the sprawling grounds of Fort Adams Park. A long line of military officers resided here and - most notably - it was the Summer Whitehouse for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It has grand views of Newport Harbor and the Narragansett Bay.

Dinner and dancing took place in this unique tent from Sperry Tents. They are hand-sewn from sailcloth, and this pic nicely shows the unmistakable elegant look and superlative craftmenship of this illuminated oval design. Love the flags on top! They have round tents too!!!

All of the above images by Alexandria Mauck.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Stoneblossom Lounges

Our soft furniture groupings are always the most popular seats in the house!!!
This sexy South Beach setting has terrific clean lines.

Cushy camel and chocolate leather:

Casual natural wicker for that seaside, Nantucket look:

Adding a lounge area to your wedding or special event is always a hit. We specialize in creating fabulous "environments" - from sleek trendy lounges to Bollywood extravaganzas!
Give us a call to discuss the perfect finishing touches for your special day!