Elizabeth & Andrew

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Elizabeth Plotkin & Andrew Calore

April 24, 2021 at OceanCliff

Penny Souza Photography

Elizabeth Plotkin and Andrew Calore lived within 20 minutes of each other their entire lives and had many mutual friends, but never met until 2017, when Elizabeth swiped right on a dating app she joined on a dare. The pair clicked over their mutual love for The Office, then met over dinner in East Greenwich. “I spent our first dates trying to find something wrong,” Andrew says, “but I couldn’t find one thing.” Four months later, after church, he pulled the car into the turning lane in the middle of a street and declared his love. At the next stoplight, Elizabeth did the same. The scene repeated itself 18 months later, only this time Andrew coaxed Elizabeth out of the car, got down on one knee, and proposed — as a photographer captured the moment for posterity. — By Fred Albert, Newport Life magazine, August 2021

Photo Finish

When Elizabeth was younger, her father owned a wedding photography business. She was particularly enchanted with the images of OceanCliff, so she and Andrew took a tour. As they stood on the lawn, Elizabeth said, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we were on our boat one day with our kids, and we passed OceanCliff and told them, ‘That’s where Mom and Dad got married?’” At that moment, they knew that’s where their Big Day should be celebrated.

Have Your Cakes and Eat Them, Too

The pair were married at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in East Greenwich, with Andrew sporting a black tux from Michael Kors and Elizabeth wearing a beaded-lace ballgown with a tulle skirt and sheer bodice accented with Swarovski crystals. “It was my dream dress,” she confesses. They traveled to OceanCliff in a Rolls Royce (like the one her parents had at their wedding), where they were welcomed by a springtime palette of sage, pink and gold decor, colorful uplighting and centerpieces set in gold mercury glass compotes. A ceremonial wedding cake was augmented by half-a-dozen cakes from Gregg’s, so guests could get their choice of flavors.

Where Are They Now?

After a honeymoon in Florida, the pair returned to Cranston, where Elizabeth is a registered nurse and advanced practice manager at a hospital, and Andrew is vice president of an IT company.

Flowers by Golden Gate Studio. Penny Souza Photography
Elizabeth with her bridesmaids. Penny Souza Photography

Featured Vendors

Photographer: Penny Souza Photography
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Reception Venue, Caterer: OceanCliff
Bridal Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses: Alexandra’s Boutique
Tuxedos: Canterbury Fine Men’s Clothing
Hair, Makeup: Pro Radiance Artistry
Nails: Salon Stella
Flowers: Golden Gate Studios
Cakes: Silver Spoon Bakery, Gregg’s
Transportation: Five Star Limousine and Transportation

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