Caitlin & Keith

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Caitlin Briggs & Keith Santos on October 7, 2017

“Keith really wanted to have a wedding near the water, and we loved how breathtaking [The Glen Manor House] was.”

Originally published in the August issue of Newport Life Magazine.

Caitlin Briggs of Portsmouth and Keith Santos of North Providence grew close over textbooks and card games during their freshman year at the University of Rhode Island. Keith had class with one of Caitlin’s close friends, and the more time they spent together the more they realized they had in common. After eight years together, Keith bought a ring and asked Caitlin’s parents and brother for their blessings. He knew better than to make extensive plans and risk Caitlin finding out, so he took the ring on a morning walk and proposed on a bench by the water.  –BP

The Glen Manor House

Caitlin worked in the food industry during school and is familiar with many of the area’s venues, but Glen Manor House was something different altogether. Caitlin attended school at the former Elmhurst Elementary School nearby. Glen Manor also was the venue of her first father-daughter dance, and Caitlin’s friendship with the manor’s caretaker meant she knew her own wedding would be special.

Friends and Locals

The couple wanted to make their day personal, and for them that meant including as many loved ones as possible. Close friends created their invitations and floral arrangements, the bride’s father crafted the laser cut table numbers for the reception, a family friend officiated the ceremony and Caitlin was friends with many of the vendors. The rest of their vendors were local and Caitlin says they felt like family by the end of the process, which meant their wedding was an intimate party.

Cool Colors

Caitlin opted for soft, romantic neutrals to avoid competing with Glen Manor’s beauty. Her bridesmaids wore a muted lavender, and they all carried bouquets made from white and blush flowers and greens. The groom and his party wore navy suits and chambray ties with similar boutonnieres. At the reception, the head table was decorated with a garland of greens, loose flowers, and floating candles, and guests were welcomed to “I Spy” with their cameras to capture candid moments.

Where are they now?

After exchanging handwritten vows and dancing the night away, the couple honeymooned in Aruba. They returned home to Warren: Caitlin teaches 6th grade science at Gaudet Middle School and Keith handles accounts receivable at The Fogarty Center.

Featured Vendors

Bridal Gown & Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alexandra’s Boutique

Suits: Professional Image Men’s Fine Clothing

Bands: Muse American Handcrafted

Rehearsal Dinner: Escobar’s Farmhouse Inn, catered by Tom’s Market

Post-Rehearsal Refreshments: Stoneacre Brasserie

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Glen Manor House

Hair & Makeup: Sydney’s Salon & Spa

Nails: Star Nails & Spa

Caterer: Blackstone Caterers

Cake: D’Licious Dessert

Entertainment: Luke Renchan Entertainment

Photographer: Matt Ferrara Photography

Videographer: Mary Lou Browning

Accomodations: Escobar Farmhouse Inn

Linen/Décor Rental: PEAK Event Services

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