Congrats #BestOfRI 2021 Wedding Category Winners!

Congrats #BestOfRI 2021 Wedding Category Winners!

📷: Kristin Nicole Events

After the year they’ve had, the wedding industry deserves all the praise and recognition. Here’s who you voted the best of the best in Rhode Island Monthly 2021 Readers’ Poll.

Local Boutique for Wedding Dresses 👗

The Bridal Garden

Located in historic Harbor Hill Complex in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (learn more about the new location here!), the Bridal Garden has been making brides and their bridal parties look their very best for more than twenty years. The shop offers a shopping experience that bigger stores aren’t able to provide and it takes pride in building a lasting relationship with brides from day one.

Wedding Caterer 🍽️

Emery’s Catering

Emery’s Catering has been a choice caterer for events throughout Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut for more than fifty years. From a small event of ten to a celebration of 500, Emery’s is known to provide excellent service, delicious cuisine and beautiful presentation.

Wedding Photographer 📸

Sara Zarrella Photography

The owner and lead photo-novelist, Sara, describes herself as, “a pint-size, (frequently caffeinated) fireball of energy that loves [her] family, [her] clients and the stories [she is] lucky enough to tell through [her] photos.” The photography business has been around for more than eighteen years, taken more than a million photos and captured more than 92,000 smiles.

Wedding DJ 💿

Elite Entertainment

Owner Kenneth Ferrara has been in the industry for more than twenty years. He and his team are passionate about helping couples their vision come to life. Elite Entertainment not only plays music and makes announcements, but they often act as a coordinator to ensure a seamless, worry free celebration.

Wedding Live Band 🎸

Take It to the Bridge Band

Take it to the Bridge formed in 2014 in efforts to create an exceptional live performance for the wedding of the members’ close friends. They now take pride in performing at premier music venues and private events throughout New England. The band thrives on learning new and requested songs, allowing their diverse repertoire to continuously grow as they tackle the top 40 hits of the past seven decades. Each song selected is played with a unique, soulful style aimed to get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor.

Wedding Cakes and Desserts 🍰


Sin is a coffee shop, dessert bar, and custom cake shop. Every wedding cake is designed and made just for you using the best ingredients like real cream, butter, dark chocolates, Dutch cocoas and vanilla. Since we make everything from scratch we can accommodate most dietary needs like vegan, gluten free, and eggless.

Wedding Stationery 💌

New England Invitations

New England Invitations is a result of wedding and event planner, Pamela M. D’Orsi’s love of fine papers, beautiful styling and opulent design. At New England Invitations they create stationery that compliments your wedding or special event.

Paper Moon Invitations

Based in Cranston, Paper Moon Invitations has been under the ownership of Michelle Kloczkowski and Jeanne Desmarais for more than seventeen years. Armed with experience and knowledge, the staff is equipped to guide clients through the invitation and stationery process. Paper Moon specializes in custom orders, with on-site printing available. The store even features a bridal room in which brides-to-be and family members can take a glance through an array of books for ideas and selection.

Little Birdie Papercraft

Little Birdie Papercraft has been creating unique and handcrafted cards, invitations, and announcements for more than ten years. The company was created to bring back a touch of the personal in this age of mass production and electronic media. They give you the chance to experiment and collaborate — something you rarely find online. Modern or traditional, chic or rustic, playful or professional, Little Birdie works with you to make your stationery uniquely yours.

Wedding Jewelry 💍

Baxter’s Fine Jewelry

Established in 1960 by Robert and Gloria Messerlian and continued by the family members ever since, Baxters’ goal has always been to make the jewelry purchasing experience what it should be: both comfortable and exciting. They are willing to do whatever is necessary to provide you with a piece of jewelry that will make you glad you came to Baxter’s every time you look at it.

Wedding Florist 💐

Cherryhill Flowers

Whether you need corsages and boutonnieres, centerpieces, or beautiful bouquets of roses, tulips and carnations, Cherryhill Flowers has an extensive selection of arrangements to complement any wedding. These floral arrangements are created especially for your wedding day and are delivered locally to the wedding events.

Bloom Back Flowers

Having several flower sources as well as her own gardens, owner Angela Rotondo diversifies her products from premium stems to your favorite everyday flowers ensuring availability and fresh, non-traditional blooms exceeding your expectations and wowing your guests.  No vision? No problem. She will work with you to create a memory of a lifetime, taking your initial ideas and capturing your story to create a unique flower experience.

Wedding Hair 💈 & Wedding Makeup 💄

Pro Radiance Artistry

Pro Radiance Artistry is a beauty boutique located just a few miles from the historical and trendy town of East Greenwich. Specializing in airbrush makeup, eyebrow design, air brush spray tanning, eyelash extensions and skincare, Pro Radiance provides guests with a one-on-one experience that pampers the soul and evokes a joy and a sense of well-being that distinguishes us from a “one size fits all” approach. They service brides, bridal parties, and special event hair and makeup of all kinds.

Wedding Planner 📔

Kristin Nicole Events

Kristin Nicole Events is an event planning company based in Warwick, Rhode Island, that specializes in making the couple’s vision come to life. When planning your wedding with Kristin Nicole Events, you will be working directly with the owner, Kristin, who will be at your beck and call throughout the process. Couples enjoy the personal relationship they form with Kristin, along with her attention to detail and organizational skills, while planning their special day. The planning company offers many services and customizable packages to accommodate your wedding day needs, including day-of coordination, partial and full wedding planning, event design and remote planning.

Wedding Videographer 🎥

JB Horn Film

Fun Fact: The owner actually got his film start in horror, of all genres, back in the day, often recruited friends to help him make silly films to pass the time. It wasn’t until he filmed his first wedding that he realized the true power of film. As he says on his website, “We sometimes don’t realize in the moment when our most important memories are happening. We look back years later and want to live in those moments, but the more time passes, the less clear that moment is in your mind. Not only do I get to be there and bear witness to those moments, I am lucky enough to preserve it and take you back to that moment so you can feel how you felt back then. Film is powerful.” His goal is to deliver films that are true to you as a couple, and to challenge himself every wedding to make the best film he can make.

Honeymoon Planner 🏝️

Detailed Destinations

Detailed Destinations is a full-service travel agency based, first and foremost, on professional and personalized service for clients’ travel needs. They are an agency you can have confidence in to provide timely service, the best pricing and attention to detail. Travel is their passion and their life work. The owners have personally been to destinations worldwide, stayed at the resorts and sailed aboard the cruise ships, so they know what’s best. They have also established relationships in the travel industry that allows them to offer special offers and amenities you won’t find anywhere else.

Unique Local Wedding Transportation 🚎

Rockstar Limo

The transportation company started more than twenty-five years ago to make you feel like, well, a rockstar. Offering a wide selection of luxury and unique rides for weddings, bachelor/ette parties and more, their professional staff, both behind the wheel and behind the desk, work literally day and night to deliver on this promise.

Waterfront Wedding Venue 🌊

Castle Hill Inn

From actress Grace Kelly to playwright Thornton Wilder, Castle Hill has captured the imagination of guests from around the world with its enchanting setting, relaxed elegance, and authentic Newport vibe. Today’s Castle Hill continues to evoke the magic of years past while at the same time providing guests with a contemporary luxury experience—one marked by personalized service, world-class cuisine and extraordinary attention to detail.

Classic Wedding Venue 💒

Kirkbrae Country Club

Kirkbrae Country Club custom tailors every wedding to their clients’ wants and needs with the help of their highly experienced, four-time Best of Rhode Island award-winning on-site coordinator, Tiffany Marsocci. The multidimensional venue can accommodate up to 400 people inside their beautiful facilities or out on their expansive grounds, though they are also happy to cater to much smaller parties, as well.

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