Ashley & Daniel

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“We knew we wanted to celebrate with family and friends overlooking the Atlantic. We felt that Newport, with its gilded mansions and stunning ocean vistas, would be a beautiful backdrop,” shares Ashley.

Ashley Wilson & Daniel Vestergren on July 12, 2014
Published in Newport Wedding Magazine 2016

Though Ashley Wilson and Daniel Vestergren were separated by the Atlantic Ocean for the majority of their lives, the ocean symbolizes a bond they will share forever. Ashley grew up in the “Rural Town Community” of Paxton, Massachusetts, where the population barely approaches 5,000. Miles away across the ocean is Daniel’s childhood home in Helsingborg, one of the oldest cities in Sweden. The two met in Manhattan during global training for their investment banking careers in 2009 and began a transatlantic relationship that spanned the cities of New York and London. “No matter whether we are on the steps of the Atlantic in North America or Europe, we feel at home,” says Ashley. “Our relationship with the Atlantic continued when Daniel proposed on a private beach in St. Croix in March 2013.” As children, Daniel and Ashley remembered family vacations in Newport and decided the City by the Sea was befitting for a mid-summer destination ceremony.—DS

Ashley wore a strapless fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline in ivory, silk taffeta detailed with hand chosen buttons down the back. Daniel dressed in a black Giorgio Armani tuxedo with a black Hermes bow tie, gifted to him by the bride on the morning of the wedding. The wedding party joined them in mint-colored chiffon gowns by Bill Levkoff with gold accessories and classic black tuxedos with white pocket squares for a style reminiscent of Newport’s 19th century Gilded Age.

Favorite Memory
The couple said they wouldn’t change a thing about their day especially the evening ending perfectly with an “…orange supermoon that rose out of the clouds at sunset and shimmered on the Atlantic Ocean.”

Where Are They Now
After the ceremony, Ashley and Daniel landed in Paris on Bastille Day and traveled through wine country toward the French Riviera. Following a week overlooking the clouds of Cap Ferrat, the newlyweds returned to their home in Pembroke, Bermuda.

Featured Vendors
Bridal Gown: Augusta Jones, Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff, RK Bridal
Wedding Bands: Cartier
Invitations: Be True Designs
Rehearsal Dinner: 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
Bridal Party Welcome Brunch: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Bridal Party Sail: Adirondack II
Welcome Cocktail Reception Venue: International Tennis Hall of Fame
Welcome Cocktail Reception Caterer: Russell Morin Catering & Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Church
Reception Venue: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Hair: Lindsey Roberts
Makeup: Jenny DiMucci, Twinkle & SMOOCH
Flowers: Sayles Livingston Flowers
Reception Caterer: The Spiced Pear, The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Cake: Scrumptions
Transportation: South County Trolley Company Bloom Bus
Band: La Vie en Rose
DJ: FM Productions
Photographer: Laurie Bailey Photography
Videographer: McElroy Weddings
Planner: Infinite Events
Wedding Night Stay: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Guest Accommodations: The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Hotel Viking, Newport Beach Hotel & Suites, Residence Inn, Newport Marriott
Reception Decor: Exquisite Events – Details & Décor
Reception Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Favors: Talaria Flats, Newport Fudgery, The Newport Sweet Shoppe

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