Kathy & Eric
Castle Hill Inn, Newport, Rhode Island
Our Q&A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
I saw a picture on Castle Hill’s website of their ceremony site that was absolutely gorgeous with a beautiful wooden aisle lined with lanterns leading to an arch covered in flowers with the ocean as a backdrop, and I knew immediately I was looking at my wedding venue! We recreated that look for my wedding day, and it was just exactly everything I had hoped it would be!
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
I loved my dress! It seems a shame that brides only get to wear their beautiful gowns for one day.
I loved my venue! We could not have found a more beautiful place for our wedding.
Interestingly, the third thing I would mention was the transportation we set up for our guests. Ours was a destination wedding. Everyone was staying at a couple hotels a good distance from the wedding/reception venue, and no one was familiar with Newport. We thought it was incredibly important to make everything as easy as possible for our family and friends, so we provided shuttles from the hotels to the rehearsal dinner and reception and then back to the hotels again. Our friends and family were able to fully experience the party without having to worry about finding their way in a new city or having some drinks at the reception. From what I’ve been told, almost everyone stayed until the last shuttle of the night and the shuttle turned into quite a party bus on the ride back to the hotels! I love that!
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Walking out and seeing my handsome groom waiting for me. He looked so emotional and caught up in the moment that I couldn’t take my eyes off him the whole way down the aisle.