Anne & Jacob

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“Newport is always an adventure, and it is our summer home away from home.”

Anne Sullivan & Jacob Datz on March 11, 2017.

Originally published in the 2018 issue of Newport Wedding Magazine.

Timing is everything for Anne Sullivan of Nashua, New Hampshire and Jacob Datz of Brimfield, Mass. After exactly five years and seven months of romantic trips, including spending summers seaside in Newport and hitting the slopes in Vermont for the winter, Jacob decided their annual vacation to Killington on March 11, 2016 would hold a special surprise. On a snowy night, surrounded by 24 of their closest friends, Jacob began a toast that ended with a tear-inducing proposal. Exactly one year later, the wedding of their dreams took place in Newport. The coincidence that these meaningful dates fell on the 11th day of the month was one of many signs this marriage was meant to be.


Once the bride decided on the theme, she and her mother got to work crafting and assembling everything they could, including the gold manzanita tree centerpieces with hanging crystals. “90 percent of our decorations were DIY,” Anne explains.

Almost Too Pretty To Eat

The amazing confetti cake was filled with chocolate mousse, but the real wow-factor was its design. The top layer was adorned with the beautiful Newport Bridge, the middle layer was a representation of the majestic Killington mountain-scape, and finally the base was decorated with the Boston sky line.

Outfit Change

Anne was in love at first sight – with her dress! It was the first one she found at a trunk show, a Maggie Sottero with an A line, Swarovski crystals, and an illusion back. But one dress just wouldn’t do for such an occasion. Anne rented a second reception dress, a strapless, gold lace piece that was far easier for dancing and moving around all evening.

Where Are They Now?

After a three day mini-moon filled with skiing and nostalgia in Killington, VT, followed by a tropical getaway to St Maarten, the couple is now continuing their journey in South Boston where Anne works as the senior import and export advisor at Raytheon and Jacob is the senior manager of operations at athenahealth.

Featured Vendors

Bridal Gown: Marry and Tux Bridal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxedos/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Made With Love

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Rehearsal Dinner: 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille

First Look: Ochre Court

Ceremony, Reception, Caterer: The Atlantic Resort

Hair: Sapphire Salon

Makeup: Bella Beauty Bridal

Flowers: Creative Ambiance Events

Cake: Party Favors

Transportation: Ocean State Transit

Cocktail hour entertainment: Jeremy Green

Reception Entertainment: Justin O’Halloran, B.A.S.S. DJ Entertainment

Photographer: Brian Hepburn

Videographer: Lollie Videography


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