June 21, 2011


The Real Bride this week is Kate. Not only is she a close friend of mine, but also a bridesmaid. Kate will tie the knot in July of 2012! Kate and her fiance Eric knew one another off and on through college, but started dating after their time at URI. Eric proposed while they were vacationing on a cruise in January 2010. 
See below for details on her wedding inspiration and plans!
Kate and Eric at Countryfest!
A photo of Kate and Eric after they  were engaged in January 2010
Q: Your wedding date? July 14, 2012.  The ceremony is at the First Unitarian Church in Providence, with a backyard tent reception at my aunt and uncle's in Cumberland.
The First Unitarian Church on Providence's East Side
Q: Your colors and or theme? 
I sent each of my bridesmaids a bright bouquet to ask them to be in our wedding, and the colors felt right.  Eggplant purple and bright yellow it is!  We are going with a eclectic/summer party theme, with every table having a different setting - some vintage, victorian, different patterns and colors - using china that belongs to different family members of ours.  

Q: What is your inspiration for flowers and colors?
The inspiration has been the wildflowers my cousin Jennifer is growing in her garden for us!  She is using them to make our centerpieces, and they're stunning!
Q: The best part of planning is...
Choosing all of your favorite things and seeing your day come together, piece by piece.

Q: The worst part is...
The guest list!  Where to cut?  Should they have a "plus one"?  You want people from all areas of your life to share in your joy, but it difficult for that to be possible.

If you were to go back and give your newly engaged self some advice...
 A two and a half year engagement seemed endless at first.  I'd go back and tell myself, "Don't stress about a long engagement, sister!"  It's a blessing and a chance to enjoy without hurrying.

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