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Real Wedding: Elle & Jonathan

Timeless Mansion Wedding in Rhode Island

Real weddings are so inspiring! To get you in the mood to plan, we asked real brides to spill the details on everything from getting engaged to finding their wedding dresses to the special touches and surprising moments that made their celebrations completely one-of-a-kind. We’re headed to New England for today’s real wedding. Breathtaking views, classic details, and a one-of-a-kind location brought Elle and Jonathan’s timeless mansion wedding in Rhode Island to life. Read on for more from their special day!

Tell us how you and your fiancé met!

We met on the last night of our freshman year of college at Providence College.

Tell us your proposal story!

Jon surprised me by proposing on a pre-Thanksgiving dinner hike in my hometown. My mom, sister, and brother were there.

Do you have any shopping advice for future brides?

There are so many different directions you can go, so many options and different looks – just pick one and stick with it!

bride and groom standing outside mansion

What was your favorite detail about your look?

I loved the pockets in my dress!

How did you feel when you knew that you #foundtheone?

I felt comfortable and confident!

Was there a highlight or most memorable moment of the day?

It rained for about an hour and then there was a double rainbow over the ocean!

bride and groom looking at each other with rainbow in the background

Did anything funny or unexpected happen?

My brother caught the garter and his girlfriend caught the bouquet!

full bridal party in front of mansion

Did you have to make any changes to your wedding plans because of Covid?

It was a lot smaller than originally planned but it ended up being perfect.

What was your favorite DIY or personal touch?

Our polaroid guest book!

What did you do to stay stress-free on your wedding day?

I tried to have everything done a week before. We also made sure to give each activity plenty of time so we were not rushing.

What’s your best wedding planning advice?

Delegate! Have one person who you can be your go-to on the day of for all the last-minute things. Also, transportation is definitely worth it if it is within your budget.

Bride and groom celebrating with bridal party

More Details:

Date: June 4th, 2021

Location: Aldrich Mansion, Warwick RI

Wedding Cake Flavor: Lemon cake with raspberry filling

Wedding Song: “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Dress Style: Off the Shoulder Satin Ball Gown Wedding Dress

Photographer: Lexi Foster Photography

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