Ashley & Patrick

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Ashley Brede & Patrick Ciapciak

Wed August 17, 2019 at Private Residence

Despite growing up just miles away from each other, Massachusetts natives Ashley Brede and Patrick Ciapciak did not meet until their second day at Villanova University back in 2012. The two went on to study abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, and shared a love of skiing, which culminated in Patrick proposing halfway down the appropriately named Chapel Glades in Stowe, Vermont. —By Sophia McCluskey in Newport Life magazine, July 2020

“A great Newport wedding does not have to have an ocean view.”

The Family Castle

The couple’s wedding ceremony and reception were held at Malbone Castle and Estate in Newport. Ashley’s family purchased the property six years ago and has been restoring it to its former glory ever since. As soon as Ashley and Patrick got engaged, they started spending their weekends there, bringing the overgrown gardens back to life.

Garden Party

After the ceremony, cocktails were served in the formal gardens from a bar made from whiskey barrels topped with an old paneled door painted with the couple’s monogram, and guests sat at 19th-century cast-iron benches and side tables carted out from the manor. When it came time to toss the bouquet, Ashley did it from the top of the castle’s stone turret.

Everyone into the Pool!

The reception took place by the backyard pool, which was illuminated with lanterns and trails of cafe string lights leading to the tent. Toward the end of the evening, one of the groom’s aunts took a discrete dip in the pool, and in no time at all, all the other guests had joined her (some fully clothed).

Where are They Now?

After honeymooning in Tuscany, Italy, the newlyweds returned to Massachusetts, where Patrick works as an attorney and Ashley is a senior dental student.

Featured Vendors

Photographer: Alexandra Roberts Photography
Ceremony & Reception: Malbone Castle and Estate (private)
Wedding Planner: Jenny Kelly
Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau, New Haven
Bridesmaid Dresses: Farrah Dress by Jenny Yoo in whisper blue. BHLDN, Boston
Groomsmen Suits: Polo Ralph Lauren blazers, Tommy Hilfiger khakis.
Caterer: The Chef’s Table, Marshfield, Mass.
Flowers: Whole Foods, Wellesley, Mass.
Wedding Cake: The Cake Gallery, Bristol
Nails: Star Nails, Middletown
Ceremony Music: The Peppermints, Jamaica Plain, MA
Reception entertainment: Meritage Entertainment; DJ Evan Healy
Rehearsal Dinner: Sardella’s
Tent, Linen & Décor Rental: Peak Event Services

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