Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Wedding Story: Alicia!

This week's Wedding Story comes from Alicia Dagesse, of Rhode Island. She's a sassy and classy bride who had a fabulous peacock themed wedding last summer. Take it away, Alicia...

When did you get married?
August 1, 2009

Alicia and her girls had their make-up done by Krystal Treanor and hair done by Salon Sante
Where was your ceremony? Reception?
First Baptist Church of Wickford (Wickford Rhode Island); The Towers in Narragansett, RI

What made you choose that reception location?
The view of the ocean is STUNNING! While in the Towers you feel as if you are walking on water.

Alicia's peacock-themed invitations and placecards. Her paper products were courtesy of Every Little Detail.
What was your favorite aspect of your wedding?
Its so hard to choose a favorite but I would say dancing with all of guests! The band [GQ and the Lady] was unbelievable and got everyone up and dancing!

All of Alicia's flowers were done by Jeff and Co.
What was the best resource you used during the planning process?
I thought the knot was a valuable resource. Hearing from other Rhode Island brides and reading their reviews gave me confidence in my choices for vendors.

Alicia had a popcorn buffet at her reception; a new twist on the candy buffet!

What's the one thing you would have done differently?
There's not very much I would change. Maybe change into a fun & sassy second dress!

Alicia & her bridesmaids with parasols to block the sun; helps with squinting during photos too!
Any advice for future brides?
I would give two pieces of advice: 1.) Go to your cocktail hour if you can. It gives you an extra hour to be with your guests! We loved it! 2.) Take some time with your "new" husband to take a step back and look around. You've been planning forever now take a look and enjoy your "view". We did this and the time didn't go by half as fast as people told us it would & we will always have those mental pictures in our heads!

The cocktail hour napkins. "Birds of a Feather stick together!"

Alicia, what valuable advice. The day FLIES by; so take a few minutes and enjoy it with your husband. Take in all the details that you worked so hard on. Look around at all of your lovely guests who are there to celebrate your wedding day with you.

Videography for Alicia's beautiful wedding was provided by Mike Picard Videography

All photos courtesy of Kristin Spencer Photography

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