Julie and Tim wed at the stunning Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island. The couple chose an ivory and black color palette accented by blush-hued florals and natural greenery created by Stoneblossom. The two exchanged vows under a lush floral-adorned arbor overlooking the ocean which was followed by an elegant cocktail hour on the lawn and later, a luxe tented reception. / Images by Erin McGinn.
Says Julie, “Newport is an all-American town, it’s always been a special place for me since I was little. My family moved here from Ukraine in the mid-90’s. We always come to Newport in the summers to tour the mansions, sail and enjoy the beauty of it all. Tim had never been to Newport until he met me. When we were first dating, I took him to Gooseberry Beach. It rained on us that day but we’ll never forget what a fun day that was. Never in a million years did we expect that 7 years later, we would get married just down the street. We chose Castle Hill Inn because we love to be by the water. We came to tour the venue on a whim and loved everything about it immediately. The views, the service, the food and the overall energy of the property encompass what we value and enjoy, and we wanted to be able to share that with our guests. We also wanted our wedding to be a destination for our friends and family, so we picked Memorial Day Weekend so our guests could have an excuse to enjoy Newport a little bit longer. We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our favorite season with our closest friends and family.
In terms of design inspiration, Tim is more traditional while I am more modern, so our wedding was a combination of that. We chose classics in neutral palettes to appease us both, keeping the design simple and clean. Our design vision was to enhance the already beautiful venue – not take anything away from it – without being too over the top.”
Julie and Tim’s Love Story | “We met while we were studying abroad in Italy. That experience has influenced who we are to this day. That’s most evident by the emphasis we have placed on the guest experience – the best food, the best drinks and a kickass live band.”
Credits: Photographer: Erin McGinn / Venue: Castle Hill Inn / Florist: Stoneblossom / Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty / Makeup: Renee Christopher / Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel / Dress Boutique: Flair Boston / Shoes: Hers – Jimmy Choo and His – Salvatore Ferragamo / Groom’s Attire: Michael Kors, Carl Anthony Tuxedos, Cranston RI / Grooms accessories: Bow tie – Hugo Boss, Cuff Links – Tiffany / Veil: Illusions / Sash: AB Ellie / Invitations/Paper Design: Shine Wedding Invitations / Transportation: Viking Trolley / Cake: Scrumptions / Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / Caterer: Castle Hill Inn / Music: Night Rhythm http://www.nightrhythm.com