Alexandra & Wylie

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“We chose the Eisenhower House because we wanted our guests to experience some of Newport’s history, as well as a spectacular setting with the lawn overlooking the bridge and Narragansett Bay.” 

Alexandra Hogan and Wylie Melberg on August 22, 2015

Published in Newport Wedding Magazine 2017 issue

After meeting through mutual friends on a party bus in Washington D.C., Colorado-born Wylie Melberg and Portsmouth native Alex Hogan became inseparable. The couple spent a fun-filled year together exploring Washington D.C., before moving to Denver, Colorado. During a visit to Aspen, Wylie’s hometown, the couple began a special hike to Williams Lake. Alex fondly remembers the moment: “Shortly after getting out of the car at the trailhead, Wylie disappeared ahead and as [I] rounded a corner he was ready to get down on one knee with ring in-hand, overlooking a spectacular valley.” Wylie asked his dad and sister to come along for the hike to photograph the picturesque proposal. –SK

Touches of Home

It was important to the couple to incorporate pieces of their hometowns. Vibrant blues and coral incorporated their love for Rhode Island’s ocean and Colorado mountain sunsets. Additionally, guests received gift bags with Yacht Club soda and seltzer, treats from The Cookie Jar and Boulder Canyon potato chips.

The Dresses

Alex wowed in her corded French rose floral lace gown with a sweetheart neckline for her ceremony, then changed into a beautiful custom designed cocktail dress made from her mother’s original wedding gown for the rest of the celebration.

Just Desserts

A two-tier silver pound cake with buttercream frosting flourished with bright orange, pink and white flowers was served with a scrumptious dessert buffet and mini ice cream cones.

Where Are They Now

A tropical storm postponed the couple’s planned Kauai retreat; instead, they enjoyed Block Island, plus Bar Harbor and Kennebunkport, Maine. The couple then returned to Aspen where Wylie works as a consulting manager at Breo Solutions and Alex is a client services partner at Dovetail Solutions.

Featured Vendors

Suits: Jos. A. Bank

Rings: Mark’s Diamonds

Rehearsal Dinner: Sweet Berry Farm

Rehearsal Caterer: McGrath Clambakes & Catering

Event Planner: Campo & Company Events

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Eisenhower House

Hair: Wavelengths Salon & Spa

Makeup: Emily Perkins Esthetics

Flowers: Robin Hollow Farm

Caterer/Dessert Bar: Blackstone Caterers

Cake: Sin

Transportation: Viking Tours

Reception entertainment: Decades by Dezyne

Photographer: Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Planner: Exquisite Events

Guest Accommodations: The Newport Blues Inn, The Blue Jewel Guest House, Pelham Court Hotel, The Attwater Hotel

Tent Rental: Newport Tent Company

Linen/Décor Rental: Rentals Unlimited, Blackstone Caterers

Bridal Party Jewelry: Duris Studios

Wedding Favors: Newport Sweet Shoppe

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