Rosy & Chris

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Rosy Ward & Chris Nastasia

August 22, 2020 at Dragonline Studios, Jamestown

It’s the typical love story: boy meets girl at a boxing gym. But in the case of Rosy Ward and Chris Nastasia, the chemistry didn’t really kick in until the (boxing) gloves came off and the pair found themselves on the dance floor at a mutual friend’s charity event. A year and a half later, on an unseasonably warm December day, the Boston-based couple was on one of their frequent visits to Newport when Chris took Rosy to an isolated bluff in Fort Wetherill, dropped to one knee, and offered her a ring he had designed himself. By Fred Albert, Newport Life magazine, September 2021

Sustainably Chic

After repeated Google searches, the couple hadn’t found the wedding venue of their dreams, so Rosy took to Instagram, where she immediately discovered Dragonline Studios. Just a stone’s throw from the Jamestown bluff where Chris proposed, the oceanfront venue offered stunning views and an opportunity for the design-minded couple to practice artful sustainability. The couple married under an arbor they designed, and dressed the tables with potted plants and herbs. Thrift shop mirrors were used for signage, and reclaimed slate shingles were repurposed as chargers and table markers. The guest book was a used coffee table tome, while drinks were served in vintage glasses that guests selected at the beginning of the evening and took home afterward.

I Thought YOU Ordered the Cake!

“Planning a wedding during a pandemic took the spotlight off us and onto the safety of our guests,” says Rosy. Eighteen days before the Big Event, Massachusetts put Rhode Island on its restricted travel list, leaving the bride and groom crestfallen as their guest roster plummeted from 250 to fewer than 90, and they scrambled to find enough hand sanitizer. They were so distracted by protocols that when the DJ announced it was time to cut the cake, the couple looked at each other and realized they’d forgotten to order one! Happily, the caterer and florist saved the day.

Where Are They Now?

After a honeymoon road trip through national parks, the pair returned to Boston, where Rosy is an apparel technical designer and Chris is an architect.

Featured Vendors

Photographer: Conor James Photography
Venue: Dragonline Studios
Caterer: Easy Entertaining
Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Suits: Tommy Hilfiger
Hair: Mia Carbone/Salon 120 West
Makeup: Makeup by Christina G
Nails: Young Nails & Spa
Flowers: Jasmine & Geranium

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