Jacqlyne & Kevin

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Jacqlyne Basile & Kevin O’Sullivan on September 20, 2019

It only seems appropriate that a fellow named Kevin Michael O’Sullivan should meet his future bride at a place called The Purple Shamrock. So what if the bride was more cannoli than corned beef and cabbage? The duo clicked, and after seven months of dancing in clubs and platonic strolls around Boston (where she was a college student and he was in the Coast Guard), Kevin turned to Jacqlyne on a snowy Christmas Eve and asked her to be his girlfriend. “Right there, I knew everything was changing for the best,” she recalls, “because I was dating my best friend.” [By Fred Albert, Published in Newport Life magazine]

“We selected Belle Mer because you had the Newport Bridge in the background, sailboats going by, and a perfect sunset backdrop.”

Floating on a Cloud

Fast-forward seven years. After a day of shopping in Boston, the couple headed to a waterfront restaurant near the Coast Guard station. After their meal, Kevin asked if they could take a sunset stroll to a nearby flagpole, where Jacqlyne often waved goodbye as he headed out on missions (and Kevin would honk the boat’s horn in return). There they found a candle-lined pathway leading to a ring of candles surrounding a compass. At Kevin’s urging, she jumped into the circle as music started to swell in the background and the pair began to dance. “I was floating on a cloud,” recalls Jacqlyne. A moment later, she found Kevin kneeling before her, asking for her hand in marriage. Through her tears, she lamented that no one was there to witness what happened, whereupon Kevin pointed out her brother and best friend in the crowd.

Rock On!

The wedding was held at St. Mary’s Church, followed by a formal reception at Belle Mer, where the bride and groom arrived in a chauffeured Rolls and guests were greeted by tables topped with an abundance of flowers. After the red velvet wedding cake was served, Jacqlyne joined the band for a (mimed) solo on the electric guitar.

Where Are They Now?

After a honeymoon on Maui, the couple settled in North Scituate, Rhode Island, where Jacqlyne works in sales for a five-star hotel, and Kevin holds a position with the government.

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Photographer: Sabrina Scolari Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Church
Reception Venue, Catering, Cake: Belle Mer
Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal (New York City)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos: Jos. A. Bank
Hair: Cassandra Broccoli
Makeup: Kayla Romano, Makeup by Kay
Flowers: Winston Flowers
Bridal Party & Guest Transportation: Rockstar Limo
Videographer: Yours Truly Media
Reception Entertainment: Victor Events

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