While I love all of my brides, there is a special place in my heart for today’s bride spotlight. She has been one of my very best friends since we bonded over the amazing stylings of the Limited Too in 5th grade (no one else our age seemed to have quite the same level of appreciation…matching your scrunchie to your leggings and what not). Fast forward 15 years to 2011 and you’ll find us just as close (though we’ve dropped the scrunchies since then) and getting married 2 weeks apart. I LOVED having such a close friend going through the stressful, yet amazing, wedding planning process with me, it was such a gift.
Kelly and Mike, you were truly made for eachother and I am soso happy for you and love you both very much! I am looking forward to sharing many more milestones with you in the future (i.e. Kelly and I may have already begun planning a shared 5th anniversary trip to Sandals…)!
Without further ado, here’s a little taste of Mr. and Mrs. Coyne’s FABULOUS day
What was the inspiration for your wedding?
When my husband Mike and I started talking about our wedding, we wanted to make sure that there were aspects of both of us throughout. Our aim was to incorporate our love of music, my love of hydrangea flowers with fun, creative, and handmade details.
What were you looking for in a bridesmaid dress?
As I thought about the bridesmaid dresses, I knew that I wanted a short and whimsical dress that you would want to wear again and again.
What dress did you choose? What color?
Lynn Lugo’s Blake dress in Phlox (such a beautiful blue- looked amazing on all the girls)
How was Lindsay most helpful?
Lindsay asked a lot of questions before my initial appointment, so that she knew what I wanted and what I did not want. She pulled SO many dresses before I arrived for my appointment that it was clear that she understood my vision better than I did! Lindsay was amazing in that she gave my group her undivided attention and was patient with me as I looked for just the right color. When it was time to order the dresses, she worked with all of my bridesmaids who lived in many different states and answered all of their questions through email.
Any tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses? Bridal Gowns?
In terms of helpful tips, when picking a bridesmaid dress, bring a couple of girls with you to the appointment, and narrow the dress selection to one or two dresses then send the selections to all of your girls- that way you are not overwhelmed by too many opinions. In terms of wedding dresses, I wish someone had told me to be open to all shapes and sizes of dresses before I started looking for my dress. I found that the consultants knew WAY more than I did about what would look right on my body and my bridesmaids body. I would have saved a lot of time and frustration if I let the consultants choose dresses for me from the beginning.
How was your experience at Flair?
Wonderful! Lindsay and Stacey are professional, friendly, and supportive. I wish I could get married again (still to Mike!) so that I could do the process with Flair again and again. I highly recommend working with Flair- they know their inventory and have incredible style!
Where did you get married?
Mike and I met at Providence College in Rhode Island. We were married at St. Dominic Chapel on the Providence College campus-best day of our lives 🙂
What three adjectives would best describe your wedding?
Loving, fun, lighthearted
What was your favorite moment at the wedding?
Too many moments- hard to pick just one! Although, I loved watching all of my closest family and friends dress up in wigs and mustaches and pick out props to enter the photobooth at the reception. I also loved dancing and singing at the top of my lungs to Mike’s college cover band during the last hour of the reception. My bridesmaids and I all threw on the cover bands tshirts on over our dresses and danced the night away!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Antigua- Sandal resort for 7 nights, 8 days- insane! Loved every second and would seriously consider moving there- beautiful!
What advice can you give any other Boston/New England Bride?
Have fun, shop around, start as early as you can with planning the ceremony location, reception location, dj, and photographer. Then relax a little and enjoy shopping around for invitations, flowers, and the extras. Mike and I agree- it was the little details that truly made our wedding- so don’t forget the little meaningful details. Also- only pick the girls that know you the best (how to calm you down, how to make you laugh) to be in your bridal party- my girlskept me sane and stuck by myself the day before my wedding-when I needed them the most- love them!!
Finally, please provide a list of your favorite vendors for a shout out on our blog!
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lynn Lugo at Flair, Boston MA
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Erina, East Greenwich RI
Reception: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston RI (wedding consultant Abbie Partain is unreal- you’ll love her!)
Catering and Cake: Russell Morin Fine Catering, Cranston RI (best food I have ever eaten in my life- also bride & groom to go boxes)
Photography: Michelle Carpenter, Main Event Weddings, Greenville RI
Disc Jockey: Luke’s DJ, Providence RI
Flowers: Flowers by Bert & Peg, North Kingstown RI
Photobooth: Main Event Weddings, Greenville RI
Trolley: Rockstar Limo, Cranston RI
School Bus Shuttles: First Student Transportation, Cranston RI
Paper Lantern Lights: ATR Treehouse, Providence RI
Congratulations Kelly & Mike may you dance and sing your way through marriage!
Lindsay & Stacey 🙂