Alexa & John

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Alexa Huston & John Burns

November 14, 2020 at Sweet Berry Farm & The Chanler

Alexa Huston and John Burns. Sweet Berry Farm, November 2020. Mia Campopiano Photography

After meeting through a dating app, Alexa Huston and John Burns kept things casual and continued to see other people. But every time Alexa met a new guy, she found herself comparing him to John. As the months went on, their connection deepened, and soon they were inseparable. Two years later, during a trip to Newport, they were dining at the Castle Hill Inn when John announced he was full and suggested they stroll down to the lighthouse. While the sun sank over the horizon, he proposed to Alexa as his photographer and co-conspirator, Mia Campopiano, preserved the moment for posterity. Once Alexa’s tears were dry, the couple returned to the restaurant to find their table (and a bottle of champagne) waiting. By Fred Albert, Newport Life magazine, August 2021

Into the Woods

When the couple announced their desire to have a cozy wedding in a Christmas tree farm, it was Campopiano who suggested Sweet Berry Farm. “We thought it would be a perfect backdrop for a sweet, intimate ceremony,” says Alexa. Although Sweet Berry had never hosted an event in that part of the property, they were happy to accommodate. And that’s how the couple found themselves exchanging vows one autumn day under an evergreen arch in a thicket of trees before 15 spectators and their cocker spaniel, Molly. John wore a black tux and slippers embroidered with “I” on one foot and “DO” on the other, while Alexa rocked a satin gown with an asymmetric bow in back. (“It was classic and romantic, but with a fun feel — just like the Christmas tree farm,” she says.)

Mikaella, The White Magnolia, Atlanta. Mia Campopiano Photography

A Floral Appetizer

After Molly took a few bites out of the bouquet, a 1924 Studebaker transported the couple to the reception at The Chanler (another Campopiano suggestion), where guests drank in the Old-World elegance and breathtaking views of Easton Bay. Tables were spaced for social distancing, and dressed with twinkling tapers and votives, and brass compotes filled with rose-, mauve- and wine-colored blooms.

Where Are They Now?

The couple remained in Newport for their honeymoon, then returned to Atlanta, where Alexa is a senior financial analyst and John is an assistant controller.

Alexa and John Burns. Ceremony at Sweet Berry Farm, November 2020
Alexa and John Burns reception at The Chanler, November 2020

Featured Vendors

Photographer: Mia Campopiano Photography
Ceremony Venue: Sweet Berry Farm
Reception Venue, Caterer: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Event Planner: Prepped & Primped
Bridal Gown: Mikaella, The White Magnolia, Atlanta
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Tuxedoes: Brooks Brothers
Hair, Makeup: New Leaf Hair Studio, Bristol
Flowers: Fig & Squill
Bridal Party Transportation: Newport Classic Car Co.

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