Taylor and Ronald

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Taylor Maguire and Ronald Evans on October 7, 2017

 

Taylor Maguire and Ron Evans hadn’t even met when they were both stranded following the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. Unable to return home, Ron headed to Nantucket with his roommate, who was visiting his friend Taylor. Once the castaways were introduced, they quickly became close friends. In the following months, Taylor convinced Ron to move to her childhood home, Newport. What started as friendship quickly evolved into romance.  -JC

Originally published in the September/October issue of Newport Life Magazine

“Newport was the perfect venue for our wedding because it offered an incredible backdrop with so many different textures and vantage points, but it was also a blank canvas that allowed us to personalize it and create the wedding of our dreams.”

 

Out on a Ledge

During the summer they lived together in Newport, the couple would go to Ledge Road along Ocean Drive to watch the sunset. It became their spot, and they both looked forward to being together there at that time of day. Over the years, after they moved away from Newport, they would often return to Ledge Road whenever visiting. On July 30, 2016, Ron convinced Taylor that it was a perfect summer day to drive down to Newport. Ron took them to Ledge Road and as they sat on the rocks, Ron reflected on how special their spot was, that it was here where they started to fall in love. Before she knew it, Ron was on bended knee, asking her to marry him.

 

Fortified

One of the best features of a wedding at Fort Adams is the versatility of the property. Envisioning the ceremony on the North Lawn, overlooking Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, the couple also wanted to incorporate the casemates, inside the fort structure. They planned cocktails to be served inside after the ceremony, with the tented reception on the parade field in the center of the fort. “It was the best decision we made, because as the procession began, the clouds started to part and the sun was shining,” says Taylor. “It was something out of a movie.”

 

All Aboard

Rather than splurging on an elaborate honeymoon, Taylor and Ron decided to invest in something that would give them enjoyment for years to come. The couple went to Provincetown after their wedding with their golden retriever, Bowen, for a low-key mini-moon. While there, they purchased a 1932 Elco Cruisette, a 35-foot wooden picnic boat full of history and charm. Now, they have a lasting memory of their wedding.

 

Where Are They Now

The newlyweds live in Barrington where they enjoy using their Elco Cruisette to explore the Rhode Island coastline. Taylor is a sales manager with Masonite Corporation, and Ron works in sales for Minuteman Automation Systems.

 

Vendors

Ceremony Gown and bridesmaids dresses: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique

Reception Gown: Love Bird Bridal Shop

Tuxedos: Brooks Brothers & J.Crew

Engagement Ring: MUSE

Invitations: By Brydon

Rehearsal Dinner: Eisenhower House, Clements’ Marketplace Catering

Ceremony and reception Venue: Fort Adams

Hair and Makeup: Salon Sapphire

Nails: Star Nails & Spa

Flowers: Flower Cart at Clements’ Marketplace

Caterer: Blackstone Caterers

Cake: The French Confection

Transportation: Viking Trolley

Entertainment: Malloy & Urban Uproar Productions

Photographer: Greg Lewis Photography

Accommodations: Comfort Inn, Ramada Inn, Mainstay Hotel

Tent Rental: ABC Rent-a-Tent

 

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