First, the not-so-good news: Rhody Wed won’t be happening this year (but do expect it to return in 2015!). However, there’s great news for anyone with weddings on their mind: The MUSE Wedding event! Save the date for the weekend of April 26 & 27th to learn more about choosing your perfect engagement ring, wedding band, and more. Rhody Wed alums Simply Devine Catering and The Greenery will be on hand with DIY classes, treats, and more. RSVP on Facebook for details and updates.
Tomorrow, Rhody Wed opens to the general public at 12pm sharp… and we couldn’t be more excited! If you don’t have tickets yet, we definitely recommend getting them in advance — the first 100 ticket holders get a free goodie bag filled with treats + coupons. (Plus, you save $5 if you grab them in advance: they are $15 at the door). Click below to buy tickets now!
But the goody bag isn’t the only perk you get by attending Rhody Wed: Grapes & Grains of Barrington, RI will be on hand offering samples of wines, food trucks Mijos Tacos and Plouf Plouf Gastronomie will have all kinds of tasty snacks, and Simply Devine Catering (the same folks who run the restaurant where Rhody Wed is being held!) will be passing around samples of their elegant, yummy appetizers.
The best thing of all, though, is the big raffle prize we’ll be giving away at the end of the day. While we don’t have details from all our vendors, here’s the rundown of we do know will be in this crazy gift basket:
- A free engagement session from Caitlin Maloney Photography (worth $500!)
- A complimentary bride’s bouquet with your wedding flowers order from The Greenery
- A free custom cake topper and 25% your wedding order from The Wooden Midshipman
- $100 off your wedding band of $500 or more from MUSE American Handcrafted
- $200 off your wedding or groom’s cake from Sin Desserts
- A free complete ceremony from the wonderful Bright Path Ceremonies (worth $675)
- A one-of-a-kind bridal headpiece from Halycon Heroine
- $100 gift certificate to The Cheese Plate
- $50 gift certificate to Simply Devine Restaurant & Catering
- A gift basket from Olive del Mondo, filled with samples and treats from their olive oil boutique
- 10% off of letterpress printing for a 3 or more piece custom wedding suite from Spoon&Sailor Letterpress
- A box of soap cupcakes from Stella Marie Soap Company
- A $25 gift card to Farmstead Mercantile, plus a facial-to-go from Farmaesthetics and other product samples
So, to stress the point: get tickets now!
We’ve got a couple last-minute vendors to share with you today! First up is Pure Salon, a new eco-friendly, full-service salon in neighboring Bristol, RI. They are committed to healthy products that are safe for you and good to the environment–but think glam, not granola!
“At PURE Salon, our ethos is simple – to deliver exceptional design, cut, color, and treatment services to our clients while using products that contain certified ORGANIC and NATURAL ingredients. Prohibiting the use of synthetic fragrances or harsh chemicals enables PURE Salon to offer a healthier experience for clients and stylists.”
Better yet, Master Barber Derek Toman recently joined their team. Think straight razor shaves, classic and contemporary men’s cuts — perfect services for grooms and their posses! Visit their site to read more about their values, services, and experience.
And next, we’ve added Simply Radiant Events based out of Cumberland, Rhode Island. Their approach to weddings is right up our alley: unique, personalized, all about the couple and their ideas for the day. Even DIY couples sometimes need a little help, and planners can be a great way to hook up with vendors who share your vision. From their site:
“Simply Radiant Events is a full service boutique firm offering premier planning services for the modern bride. Serving all of New England and beyond, we specialize in bringing your stylish and unique wedding vision to life. We firmly believe that there is an infinite number of “perfect weddings” – that each one should be unique, special, and completely about the happy couple. Between our expertise of the wedding planning process and the money we save our clients in negotiating vendors agreements, our brides unanimously agree that our services are worth every penny!”
Today, we’d love to introduce you to Olive del Mondo, Providence’s first olive oil and vinegar tasting bar! They’ve come up with a fantastic party favor idea–gourmet olive oils in beautiful hand-stamped muslim bags. And they’ll be at Rhody Wed with samples and information on incorporating their tasty products into your next celebration.
From their website:
“A tasty addition to Providence & Rhode Island, Olive del Mondo (Olives of the World) is proud to be Providence’s first olive oil & vinegar tasting bar! An independent, “mom & pop” shop, Olive del Mondo features fresh, seasonal extra virgin olive oils, flavor-infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy, and much, much more! The best part? Everything is on tap for you to taste and your favorites are always bottled on the spot!”
A very warm welcome to the glam gals of Luniac Glamour, a unique, Rhody-themed concept that opened recently in East Greenwich, RI.
A combination full-service salon + boutique, LG carries an assortment of Rhode Island designers, skin care, jewelry, and accessories — fabulous for brides, bridesmaids, and gifts. From their Facebook page:
“LuniacGlamour is a fabulous full service salon, including hair, skin, waxing, nails, spray tanning, & event styling combined shoppe featuring only RI designers jewelry, clothing, bags, hair, bridal & fashion accessories. So come see us, tell your friends, get styled, shop your little heart out, and shine out the door!
So, welcome LG girls! xo Rhody Wed
We’re so delighted to introduce you to Deborah Belaus, the cool lady behind Bright Path Ceremonies.
From her website:
“Debbie Belaus is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. She has a solid background in the history of ritual, ceremony and the traditions of many cultures, beliefs and religions. She is an expert at managing rehearsals and performing wedding ceremonies.
Debbie has always worked in areas where she holds deep passion.She practiced and taught yoga for 35 years and was co-owner of Open Heart Yoga and Wellness Center from 2003 to 2009.
As an ordained minister, she honors all religious and spiritual traditions. Her fellowship is outside the context of a building and meets in the outdoors. Her ministry espouses “Connecting nature with the human spirit.”
Debbie is certified to officiate at weddings and she also brings a lifetime of working well with others through her sense of calm and strong ability to organize. She brings the spirit and passion of artistic collaboration to her work to design your ceremony that will be rich and fulfilling. Debbie is a trusted guide with whom you can communicate your wishes and create memories worth cherishing.”
Check out her testimonials page, full of rave reviews from both couples and their wedding guests. If you’re looking for a personal, unique ceremony look no further. Deborah will be on hand at Rhody Wed to discuss her work and chat with you–definitely stop by and introduce yourself.
(Deborah also donated a full ceremony for our raffle prize — worth $675. Amazing.)
For those of you familiar with the East Bay and our little funky town of Warren, Rhode Island, you might already be familiar with The Cheese Plate: located on Water Street in a historic brick building near the waterfront, they’ve been offering delicious cheeses from around the world (paired with great wines and beers) for the last several years. What you may not know, however, is that The Cheese Plate has new, fabulous owners, a sharp and modern new look, and a fantastic expanded menu. Seriously, if you haven’t been, call up a friend and get down there!
They’d be a great choice for a unique rehearsal dinner or a place to send out-of-town guests; or, pre-order cheese plates for your next party! The menu includes charcuterie, pates, quiches, salads, and recently some new delicious sandwiches… plus, they added a scrumptious list of locally made desserts (the warm pear and almond tart, served with crumbles of blue cheese, is already kind of a cult favorite).
The Cheese Plate will be at Rhody Wed with samples (hooray!) and information on their cheese plates to go, and hosting private parties. Stop by and say hi. Not that you’ll be able to resist, anyway…
(As an added bonus, The Cheese Plate just dropped off $5 off coupons [good towards any cheese plate] that we’ll be including in the Rhody Wed goody bags. Their special raffle prize is a $100 gift certificate… this raffle is starting to get ridiculous, by the way…)
Today, we’re welcoming another Warren based photographer into the fold… the lovely Michelle of Dimery Photography! Her gorgeous work ranges from weddings, kids, and babies, to maternity and — our favorite, especially for the newly engaged or newly married — boudoir.
Give yourself a few minutes to wander on over to her site and check out her portfolio… we guarantee her hip, funky, lush, romantic, sexy shots will take your breath away. And just to add icing to the cake, Michelle is giving out $20 gift certificates in each of our Rhody Wed goody bags (the first 100 tickets holders get one of these babies… if you don’t have tickets yet, get them now!) and a whopping $150 gift certificate for our big raffle. Thank you, Michelle!
Be sure to stop by and chat with her at Rhody Wed. Only one week and one day away! Not that we’re counting…
Three new vendors up today! First of all, we’ve got Cate Marshall of “Coastal Cate,” a Rhode Island-based Etsy seller who makes nautically inspired home decor and personal accessories, like these cute clutches.
Visit her Etsy site to see more of her creations, and keep her in mind for bridesmaids’s gifts and accessories!