Kelly & Brian
St. Augustin’s Church is very important to us because Brian’s grandparents were married there 64 years ago. And Rosecliff has been a dream of mine since I moved to Newport at the age of 17!
Kelly Garrett & Brian Smith on October 15, 2016
Originally published in the March/April 2017 issue of Newport Life Magazine.
Chemistry ignited in the lab at New York Presbyterian Hospital when Salve Regina graduate and Connecticut native Kelly Garrett was working with Brian Smith from Tennessee. After two years of friendship, the couple decided to make their relationship official and one year later, the groom-to-be knelt on the couple’s rooftop with a ring and a question. They quickly began making plans for their celebration in Newport, where Brian had spent his summers teaching at Sail Newport while visiting his grandparents in Portsmouth. –TS
Style with flair
To accompany the bride’s Maggie Sottero fit-and-flair gown, which featured allover lace and a sweetheart neckline, the bridesmaids each chose their own design within the color palette of blush, rose gold and champagne. To carry the stylish theme, the bride gave her wedding party gold clutches, gold flip-flops and blush silk robes.
The “Romantic Elegance” theme was carried throughout the décor with a combination of high and low arrangements that featured hydrangeas, soft pink roses, gold baby’s breath and pink spray roses. Gold votives and candelabras were placed throughout the mansion and the fountain in the back had votive candles that flowed along the edge adding endless illumination. Even the four-tiered cake was opulently dressed in gold lace accents.
Made in heaven
The couple danced to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran as an ode to how they met. “It reminded us of how we found love right where we were.” In the evening, a lunar celebration took place with the arrival of a golden full moon. “It was perfect and an unexpected surprise to top off our décor!”
Where are they now
After saying “Aloha” to their Hawaiian honeymoon, the couple returned to their home in Sunnyside, NY where Kelly is a labor and delivery nurse and Brian is a program analyst.
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Engagement: Bellagio Diamonds
Rehearsal Dinner: Sardella’s Italian Restaurant
Ceremony Venue: St. Augustin’s Church
Reception Venue: Rosecliff
Hair, Makeup: BellaBeauty Bridal
Flowers: Sarah Rodgers Florals
Caterer: Blackstone Caterers
Cake: Confectionary Designs
Transportation: Rockstar Limo
Ceremony Music: Jonathon Audette
Reception entertainment: Wayz and Means
Photographer: Samantha Robshaw
Videographer: Steve Levin
Accommodations/Post-wedding Brunch: Newport Marriott
Linen/Décor Rental: Felicia’s Perfect Setting