Meghan and Brian's Seaside Rhode Island Wedding

When I think of Rhode Island, I think of crushed oyster shells, a cool salty wind, the texture of weathered dock wood. New England has such a vast mix of historical and natural beauty, that it seems there could be no better place to tie the knot.
The Newport backdrop for Meghan and Brian’s wedding was the perfect inspiration for the colors and textures that we used for their stationery pieces. Soft blue-greens, silver, and peachy orange accents.

custom crest by sable and gray
custom wedding invitation suite by sable and gray
custom wedding invitation suite by sable and gray

Meghan’s vision for her suite and day-of pieces was unique in that she wanted to combine elements of the coast and wedding location, while keeping a sophisticated and minimal aesthetic in tact. For her custom suite we used a combination of silver foil printing and warm, peachy watercolor illustrations on the invitation, with floral and blue-greenery watercolors subtly incorporated on the insert pieces. The combination of colors and textures is exemplified beautifully on the day-of thank you tags (pictured above). I think the little jars of sea salt as thank you favors is such a brilliant idea. Just the right seaside touch without being too nautical.
wedding crest by sable and gray
Oyster shell wedding cake

We love all of the different ways that Meghan used versions of her custom crest throughout her wedding. Our favorite was how she had the crest custom printed onto pillows (pictured above) that sat comfortably in a lounge-like part of the reception. Elements like this are what make weddings not only personal, but cozy and intimate as well.

romantic wedding arch
custom wedding table number by sable and gray

Can we just virtually snag one of those oysters or what? After looking through all these photos and posting this blog, I’m getting a craving for fresh seafood and saltwater adventures. I think that hunger is a testament to how beautiful and dreamy Meghan and Brian’s day turned out. A perfect balance of taking in the coastal surroundings and incorporating personal and sophisticated details.
Cheers to coastal love!