Christie & Joseph

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Christie Tasca & Joseph Williams

October 19, 2019 at Rosecliff

In 2015, while attending school in Florida, Christie Tasca bumped into a childhood friend, who introduced her to a coworker, Joe Williams. The two began dating a few months later. On July 4, 2018, the couple was sailing past the New York Yacht Club in Newport when Joe realized that’s where he wanted to propose. After a planned dinner on the club’s lawn that night, the couple walked down to the dock for photos with Christie’s family when Joe got down on one knee and popped the question. “It was such a perfect moment surrounded by family and in my home state!” Christie recalls. The fireworks that night felt like they were planned just for them. —By Sophia McCluskey in Newport Life magazine, July 2020

“Ever since I was a little girl, my mom promised to give me a wedding at a Newport mansion.”

Dearly Departed

Shortly after Christie and Joe were engaged, Joe’s father lost his battle with chronic lung disease. Three months later, his mother passed away unexpectedly. “The thought of not having them at our wedding was utterly heartbreaking,” Christie says. To honor them, Christie and Joe flew their priest up from Florida to officiate at the wedding, and used his parents’ old cake topper on the wedding cake.

Bygone Splendor

Christie and Joe had their ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Bristol, and their reception at Rosecliff in Newport, which was decorated in autumnal shades of burgundy, dusty rose and mauve to reflect the season. “We wanted our guests to feel transported to the gilded era,” says Christie, who included a scotch and cigar bar, and lounges decorated with Oriental rugs and vintage furnishings. Neon signs saying “Crazy in love” and “Love made me do it!” added some fun contrast (and a great backdrop for photos).

Where are they now?

Christie and Joe spent their honeymoon in the Caribbean. They returned home to Tampa, Florida, where Christie is a pediatric certified anesthesiologist assistant and Joe works as an IT/data sales account rep.

Featured Vendors

Photographer: Snap Weddings
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Bristol
Reception Venue: Rosecliff, Newport
Bridal Gown: Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld Bridal
Tuxedos/Suits: The Black Tux at Nordstrom
Wedding Planner: Em Devaud Events
Hair & Makeup: New Leaf Studios
Nails: Star Nails
Flowers: Stoneblossom
Caterer: The Catered Affair
Cake: Scialo’s Bakery
Wedding Decor: Young at Heart Studios, PEAK Events
Videographer: JB Horn Film

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