Congrats to our 2022 #BestofRI Wedding Category Winners!

Congrats to our 2022 #BestofRI Wedding Category Winners!

📸: Blueflash Photography // @blueflashphoto

You’ve voted, we’ve awarded! According to our 2022 Readers’ Poll, here are your top wedding vendors in the state.

Local Boutique for Wedding Dresses 👗

Lady Sycamore Bridal

An intentional collection of luxury modern bridal dresses and accessories in a historic Wickford Village studio. Wedding dress shopping, reimagined. In a laid back setting, you’ll have a stylist and the entire space to yourself. An alternative to an excessively feminine and overwhelming wedding dress shopping experience. They bring their knowledge of the female form, a balanced female energy, some good tunes and then tailor the experience to your comfort level.

Wedding Caterer 🍽️

401 Gourmet Caterers

401 Gourmet is a premier full service catering company. They take time to work with clients to create one of a kind events, focusing on local seasonal dishes and sourcing as many ingredients possible from local farms, producers, and artisans. They also offer help with rentals, linens, décor, event planning, and anything else that may be needed for an event. From an intimate dinner party at home to a wedding with hundreds of guests, think 401 Gourmet.

Wedding Photographer 📸

M. Studios

M.Studios is a team of two Newport wedding photographers who are best friends, self proclaimed karaoke stars, fitness devotees who eat too much cheese and buy way too many dresses… but mostly they take beautiful pictures. All Rhode Island weddings are covered by both Melissa and Marisa.

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 forty 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 🍰

Wright’s Dairy Farm and Bakery

Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery has been producing quality dairy and bakery products as a family tradition. They are a real working dairy farm that has been selling fresh milk direct to the public since 1914. They bake all our cakes fresh with the highest quality ingredients. The staff of skilled decorators is prepared to create a special cake for your day. Their cakes are more than just a dessert, they are an expression of the bride and groom’s love for each other. Let them provide your guests with an edible memory of your celebration.

Wedding Stationery 💌

Color Quarry Letterpress

Inspired by the birth of her daughter, graphic designer Amanda McCorkle set out to create one-of-a-kind birth announcements and wedding invitations that capture the essence of each and every client’s unique and individual joy. Pairing the centuries-old craft of letterpress printing with her classical training as a graphic designer, Amanda works with her customers to ensure each hand-printed piece is its own mystical nugget of art.

Wedding Jewelry 💍

M. R. T. Jewelers

Since 1918, M. R. T. Jewelers has been proudly producing the finest cut diamond arrangements for your special day. More than retail, they are true jewelers with in house sales, custom design and repairs. They offer quality in store service and custom design as well as honest and affordable pricing on quality fine jewelry and GIA Certified diamonds.

Wedding Florist 💐

Floral Fixation

Owner Danielle Clarke grew up in North Kingstown where she spent a lot of her childhood playing in the dirt, exploring the woods and gardening with her family, where her passion for plants and flowers sprouted. With fourteen years experience in the floral and event industry and a passion that only fully blossomed in 2018, she decided to open Floral Fixation.

Wedding Hair 💈

Rhode Island Wedding Hair by Cassandra Broccoli

Cassandra Broccoli is a professional hairstylist to modern brides throughout New England, offering the most sought after, glamorous and romantic hairstyles to her clients. She has trained in California and NYC with world renowned bridal professionals and has studied master hairstyling techniques from all over the globe. 

Wedding Makeup 💄

Blushing Bride Beauty

Jerri Calenda has been a beauty aficionado since she was a child, offering beauty makeovers to friends, family members, and Barbie dolls. It only seemed logical she would have a career in the makeup field. She have been certified and named one of the best makeup artists in the cosmetic industry by MAC Cosmetics. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a manager for MAC Cosmetics throughout locations on the East and West Coasts. Centered in East Greenwich currently, she services clients throughout New England. She offers professional and unparalleled service and inspiration to all her clients. She has a modern approach to beauty and listens to each client to make sure they get what they are looking for and so much more. Get ready to look and feel stunning. You will shine on your wedding day!

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.

Unique Local Wedding Transportation 🚎

Liberty Farm and Carriage Company

Liberty Farm is located in the beautiful northwestern corner of Burrillville, Rhode Island, twenty minutes from both Providence and Worcester locations. They provide horse-drawn and tractor-drawn services such as private carriage rides, sleigh rides, wedding services, funeral services, parades, hayrides for county fairs and festivals, camps and campgrounds, small backyard gatherings, neighborhood events, block parties, etc.​ They take pride in their business and LOVE what they do! They are a full-time farming family and third-generation horsemen with more than twenty years of experience in our industry. They are insured for events both on and off the farm. Let their beautiful (and famous) Percheron or Clydesdale draft horses make your day magical! 

Waterfront Wedding Venue 🌊

Belle Mer

Belle Mer’s glamorous and contemporary aura provides the perfect venue for an exquisite oceanside wedding, cocktail party or gala. Seven acres of manicured green lawns on the edge of Narragansett Bay allow 1,500+ guests to mingle in style, epitomizing the Newport society experience.

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.

Special shoutout to our first ever Best of Rhode Island Rhody Maker winner, Something Borrowed, whose custom wedding and event signage have been showcased in weddings across Rhode Island.

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