We're excited to announce our recent collaboration with Grand Velas Resorts to create a wedding package fit for a billionaire! Highlights include a custom wedding gown by Michael Costello, a first dance choreographed by Karina Smirnoff of Dancing with the Stars, and a celebrity performance during the wedding weekend! Want all the details? Have a look at the press release here or visit www.grandvelas.com.
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When Jes and Jack decide to have their wedding at the Riviera Maya in Mexico, we knew it would be a special day. With smiling faces from ear to ear, the couple said their I-do's on the beach, and danced the night away under the stars. Check out their fairytale wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!
Thank you to all the *brilliant* vendors who made their wedding possible!
Daniel J Photography; Cinematography: Pure Love Films; Event Planning: Brilliant Event Planning; Stationary: It's My Party; Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio; DJ: Big Band Productions; Band: Elan Artists; Officiant: Spirituality Riviera Maya; Transportation: Mayan Hospitality; Venue: Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa; Floral Designs + Rentals: Planner 1 Events.
For all our brides who dream of having a New England wedding right in their backyard, Newport, Rhode Island is the perfect place to say ‘I do’! With all the feels of laid back life mixed with beachside charm, here are 4 reasons why Newport is your go-to getaway.
1. Beautiful Venues
This coastal beach town nestling on the fringes of NYC and Boston offers the perfect coastal backdrop. Whether you imagine being wed in a regal castle, or a quaint beachfront property, Newport has it all! We at Brilliant Event Planning especially love the Castle Hill and 41 North, but there are tons of venues to choose from, each more breathtaking than the last!
2. Talented Florists
Some of the best and freshest florist ship out of Newport, why not head straight to the source? For rustic and vibrant bouquets, check out Robin Hollow Farm, or Laurie Marshall Flowers, both based right in Newport. For a floral shop with a unique business model, check out BloomItOn, based right in Boston, MA. allows you to buy and sell your floral centerpieces for a fraction of the price, making this option both environment and budget-friendly.
3. Exquisite Cuisine
Whether you’re looking for family-friendly or quaint and trendy, Newport is in no shortage of delicious places to eat. THE place for all seafood lovers, this Rhode Island town offers the freshest catch-of-the-day, and you can bet the catering for your wedding will be equally are wonderful. For a special historic treat while you’re strolling through town, be sure to check out White Horse Tavern, the oldest tavern in America!
4. Beachside Fun
Surrounded by the sweeping Atlantic Ocean, Newport, RI boasts 8 different beaches where guests can tan, play games, or even fly a kite. Whether you plan on getting married on the shores of Newport’s beaches, or are in it for the ocean-side views, you can’t go wrong with any one--or several--of these locations. If you're feeling adventurous, ask the natives about making a short stop at Purgatory Chasm, a giant rock cavern located on the west end of 2nd Beach!
5. Talk of the Town!
Whether taking a stroll down Bannister’s Wharf, or biking along Ocean Drive, you and your guests will be enthralled and delighted by Newport’s quaint little towns. There’s so much to see and shop, your guests might want to book an extra night! Thinking about hosting an afterparty for your wedding? Newport’s nightlife is classy and plentiful, with popular spots like The Fifth Element or Sky Bar at the Clarke Cook House.