Kara Nugent & Ashish Shah

Kara Nugent & Ashish Shah
December 4, 2010

Published in Newport Wedding Magazine 2012

Dr. Kara Nugent and Dr. Ashish Shah are at home amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City, where they first locked eyes during residency training and where they currently reside. Ashish popped the question in their tiny apartment in the Big Apple, but Kara’s affinity for her home state led the couple to begin their lives together in scenic Newport.

The bride’s parents, Stephen and Mary Nugent, still live in Barrington and were among 190 guests who shared in the celebration, which included a Catholic ceremony at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Salve Regina University followed by a traditional Indian ceremony under an elaborate gold mandap with a rich red backdrop at OceanCliff. “It’s a beautiful location, and was a warm and cozy environment for our December wedding,” Kara shares. The couple exchanged wedding garlands, and elephants were featured on programs and in brilliant statues adorning either side of the red aisle as a symbol of good luck, prosperity and longevity.

The reception color palette was as warm as the venue, blending creams and lattes to complement the bride’s stunning vintage embroidered silk gown from León, Spain. Bridesmaids wore fawn J. Crew dresses of silk taffeta and carried elegant bouquets of cream and blush roses. From the couple’s first dance to Norah Jones’ serene “Come Away With Me,” to the exquisite three-tier almond cake with chocolate ganache layers and rich buttercream frosting, romance was in the air from start to finish.
The happy couple returned to their home in the Empire State after a honeymoon in Bahia, Brazil.

Invitations: Papers, Newport
Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel Viking, Newport, catered by Gourmet India, Providence
Hair & Make-up: Jennie Kay Beauty Parlor, Middletown
Flowers: Toni Chandler, Newport
Caterer: OceanCliff, Newport
Cake: Confectionary Designs, Newport
Reception Entertainment: Flipside, Boston, MA
Photographer: Adeline & Grace, Pawtucket
Videographer: Artistic Wedding Video Group, Newport
Wedding Planner: Details with Love, Newport
Accommodations: OceanCliff, Newport