Marisa & Daniel

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“Aside from Newport being one of the most charming, romantic and beautiful places in the world, it also holds so many wonderful memories. It is where our relationship was created and blossomed.” –SK

Marisa Kocum & Daniel Edwards

Published in Newport Wedding Magazine 2017 Issue

Marisa Kocum of Easton, CT met future husband and Portsmouth native Daniel Edwards at Salve Regina University. Dan was working the music for an off-campus party when Marisa approached to request a song. They spent the rest of the night together chatting and made plans for a future date. After a romantic three years, during which the couple moved out of state, Dan made special plans for their annual trip to Rhode Island. When they checked into their hotel, the unsuspecting bride-to-be felt that something was off. “Upon entering the room, I could sense Dan was not as talkative as he usually was. Was he sick?” Through shaky hands and a quivering voice Dan proposed to a completely surprised Marisa. The couple celebrated with an intimate dinner, champagne and chocolate while beginning plans for their Aquidneck Island wedding.

Nuptials by the Sea

From the scribe on the invitations to bouquets wrapped in navy and white ribbon, each detail commemorated a seaside courtship. Tables were named Cliff Walk, Ocean Avenue, Second Beach, etc…to mark special memories made on Aquidneck Island.

The Cake

The celebrants enjoyed a three-tiered lemon cake with blueberry filling and vanilla frosting. The cake was decorated with a pattern of small vanilla dots and topped with baby’s breath and blue and green hydrangeas.

Favorite Memory

While the whole day was magical, Dan and Marisa enjoyed a private moment together during their limo ride to the reception. With the excitement of the day ahead, the newlyweds toasted their marriage with champagne. “Just the two of us.”

Where Are They Now

Marisa and Dan returned to their Washington, D.C. home after an adventure-filled honeymoon throughout Italy. Marisa is a special education teacher at S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School and Dan is a real estate manager with Carr Properties.

Featured Vendors

Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew

Tuxedos/Suits: The Black Tux

Rings: Kay Jewelers

Rehearsal Dinner: Ochre Court

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Salve Regina University

Reception Venue: The Glen Manor House

Hair/Makeup: KiRa Salon

Nails: Rose Perfect Nails

Flowers: Carlone’s Florist

Caterer: Emery’s Catering

Cake: Mad Hatter Bakery

Reception entertainment: DJ Scott Events

Transportation: Rockstar Limo

Photographer: Maria Burton Photography

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