I saw a few post regarding vendor raves and thought I would share my experience. I am getting married in Newport this August 21st and this is what I have set up:
Location-Fort Adams on the North Lawn, amazing view of Newport Harbor, Newport Bridge and the Bay heading out towards Atlantic Ocean. I am getting a tent from Newport Tent and they are just amazing as is Lauri from Fort Adams. Both are very accomodating and the tent will sit 80 feet from the water, what can be better than that?
Caterer-Russell Mooring is providing the food. We are starting the cocktail hour with open bar, scallops wrapped in bacon, pizza, lamb chops, stuffed mushrooms, raw bar, pastry stuffed with spinach and a cheese and cracker table. Dinner is sit down with a choice betwee tenderloin or stuffed chicken with portabello mushrooms, cesar salad and vege and potato. We opted to skip cake and serve strawberry shortcake! Kathleen at Russell has been fabulous!
Florist is Toni Chandler and she has been so easy to work with and very reasonable!
Band-So excited for this part! We are having Cover to Cover and Frankie has been so easy to work with . Our first dance is Follow Through by Gavin Degraw and we are meeting with Frankie to go through the music throughout the evening, they will be rocking
Photographer is Kate Lucey and she has been just as easy to work with. She is very reasonable!
Tent Decor by Kelly O'Brien from Exquisite Events, her vision is so neat and will bring a sense of simple and elegance to the tent.
Wedding Dress went to Cinderella's and can't say enough about Scott! Bridesmaid dresses are from Cinderella's as well and are an elegant navy blue and they are dresses my girls can definately wear again.
Judy Carol from Papers in Newport has done the Save the Dates and invitations. The invitations are Vera Wang and absolutely gorgeous! I have also hired Judy for the weekend and she will assure I am organize, have everything I need and will be two steps ahead of me to assure all goes off without a hitch.
Rehearsal Dinner is at Brick Alley Pub-Sue Sperling is the contact and she has been very helpful, anything we want she will accomodate.
I hope this is helpful to anyone who is on the fence with vendors or is looking for suggestions.
Good Luck Girls!