Samantha & Andy ~ Emerald Vibes at Newport Beach House

For many couples, the idea of a coastal wedding with warm ocean breezes and majestic views would be nothing short of a dream.  Samantha and Andy were two such people and they got to say their "I Do's" on one of the most exclusive shores of New England.  The festivities took place at Newport Beach House - a premier, luxury venue less than 100 miles from Boston.

From the very beginning, Samantha had a specific vision: one of lush greenery and little-to-no actual flowers.  Contrasting colors of black & white were part of the vision, along with accents of silver (I spy with my little eye a platinum flamingo, do you?).

The biggest part of the design planning process was to select species of greenery that suited did not feel overly tropical and also complemented the venue's interior.  In this way, the finalized design work consisted of (almost) endless Italian Ruscus, Boston & Sword Fern, Sago Palm, Lemon Leaf, and Podocarpus to name a few.

Not a single bloom or flower was used inside or on tables - truly a first for us!   

Outdoors the no flower rule took a slight back seat in two small areas:  the venue's picket fence (a pair of statement blooms here) and Samantha's bouquet (hints of white flowers there).   That's it!  And you know what?  We couldn't have been more in love with this "flowerless" event design.

Last but not least, we have to spend at least a moment discussing the mother of all sweetheart tables.  Talk about candlelight and greenery for days!  If you told us there was no foliage left on the globe on that particular Saturday afternoon, we'd believe you.  We kind of took it all.

Above Image Courtesy of O Luxe Design

Perhaps the biggest lesson we learned from this event was that we don't necessarily need flowers to rock a design concept.  AND we have the ability to create a vision even if it is outside of our so-called "norm" - who knew?

Last but not least, many thanks to our decorative partners (cast of characters below) since they are the ones who help keep our decor shining.  

DESIGN: O Luxe Design, Inc
VENUE:  Newport Beach House
RENTALS: PEAK Event Services (Linens, Chairs, Versa Table)
LIGHTING:  CJC Event Lighting (Uplighting & Pin Spotting)


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