FRIENDS

I've been fortunate to work with some truly great people over the years. Here is a list of businesses I strongly recommend, in the wedding industry & beyond.

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ARTISTS

Aisle Art

Lodia Roderick
781.862.3354

Emilys Dream Dolls

Emily Paccasassi
emilysdreamdolls.com

CAKE & DESSERT

Cakes To Remember

Ellen Bartlett
cakestoremember.biz

Confectionary Designs

Marie & Mark Soliday
401.413.6851

East Coast Cakes

Alicia Phillippe
eastcoastcakes@gmail.com

Hippie Chick Bakery

Amy Mastronardi & Carl Neunaber
hippiechickbakery.com

Sin

Jennifer Luzmoore
eatwicked.com

CATERING

Blackstone Caterers

Jim Kennedy
blackstonecaterers.com 

Fine Catering by Russell Morin

morins.com

Garden Grille*

Rob Jaffe
gardengrillecafe.com

Ivy's Simply Homemade

Karen Bartelli
ivyssimplyhomemade.com

La Pierre Caterers

Chef Lucmann Pierre
lepierrecaterers.com                   

Treats Catering

Brad Boyd
508.385.6571

CIGARS

Cigar Masters

Luis Carvalho
luis@cigarmasters.com

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Generations Cinemastories

Naomi Raiselle & Jack Brotman
generationscinemastories.com

Mike Picard Videography

mikepicardvideography.com

Whit Wales Wedding Videography

waleswedding.com

CUSTOM FRAMING

Providence Picture Frame

providencepictureframe.com

DANCE PERFORMERS
 & INSTRUCTION

JJ Latin Dancers

Julian Hidalgo
jjlatindancers.com

Mambo Pa Ti

Carlos Gonzalez
mambopati.com   

RI Latin Dance

Mori Granot
moriagranot@gmail.com

DIGITAL FRAMES

Tablet Couture

Josh Eisen
tabletcouture.com

D.J.

DJ John Zucco

djjohnz@aol.com

DJ Raffi Pro Music & Lighting Productions

Raffi Kebabjian
djraffi.com

DJ Scott Events

Scott Ripatrazone
djscottevents@gmail.com

Move it Music

DJ Jimmie Esposito
moveitmusic.com

DRESS

Jane Wilson Marquis

bridalgowns.net        

Saja Wedding

Samantha Twardy
sajainc.com

FAVORS

American Cancer Society

Michael Corrigan
michael.corrigan@cancer.org
cancer.org

FLOWERS & DESIGN

Broadway Floral Designs of Newport

Paul Eckhart
broadwayfloristnewport.com

Flora & Foglia

Anne Burke Sadow
flora-style.com

Flowers by Semia

flowersbysemia.com

Grand Design Flowers

Cecily Grand
cecilyfgrand.com

Jeri Solomon Floral Design*

jerifloraldesign.com

John Orton Flowers & Events

johnortonevents.com

Sayles Livingston Flowers

sayleslivingstonflowers.com

Small Pleasures

Michael
smallpleasuresflorist.com

Stoneblossom

Joyce Holland
stoneblossom.com

Tantawan Bloom

Golf Srithamrong
tantawanbloom.com

Toni Chandler Flowers & Events

tonichandlerflorals.com

Your Chuppah NY

Leslie Cruz-Shulkind
yourchuppahny.com

FOOD RESCUE

Boston Rescue Mission*

brm.org

Crossroads RI*

crossroadsri.org

CateringStone*

cateringstone.com

NENACE Feeding Our Neighbors initiative

nenacefeedingourneighbors.org

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine*

rescuingleftovercuisine.org

SpoilerAlert*

foodspoileralert.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Glasswing Design*

Eva Anderson
glasswingdesign.com

HAIR & MAKE-UP

Jane Sincere Morris

janesincere.com

Katrina Hess

katrinahess@comcast.net

Maureen McCarthy

mmccarthysalon@aol.com

Wedding Tresses

Jacki Norrie
weddingtresses.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Burke’s Martial Arts

Jake Burke
burkesmartialarts.com

Kristi Maresco Massage & Bodywork

401.273.4448

Lifestyle Pilates & Gyrotonic

Susan Anthony
precisionpilatesri.com

Motion Center Yoga & Massage

Kaeli Sutton
motioncenter.com

RBF Fitness and Nutrition

Robert Foster
401.359.4652

LIGHTING

DJ Raffi Pro Music & Lighting Productions

Raffi Kebabjian
djraffi.com

Ormonde Productions

Tony Ormonde
ormondeproductions.com

MUSIC

Dan Moretti

Jazz Sax
danmoretti.com

Issa Coulibaly

Master Djembe Drummer
issacoulibaly.com

Mike Benjamin Music

mikebenjaminmusic.com

SOHO

Night Shift Entertainment
nightshiftent.com

Synergy

Howard Pine
917.204.3610

The Gilded Harps

Felice Pomeranz
gildedharps.com

Woodvale String Ensemble

Lynne Canavan
string-quartet.com

White-Eyed Lizard Band

Kurt Ginter
whiteeyedlizardband.com

Winiker Music

Bo Winiker and Bill Winiker
winikermusic.com

MUSIC INSTRUCTION

Issa Coulibaly, Master Djembe Drummer

issacoulibaly.com

Winiker Music

Bo Winiker and Bill Winiker
winikermusic.com

NON-PROFITS

Blackstone River Theatre

riverfolk.org

Boston Rescue Mission*

brm.org

Crossroads RI*

crossroadsri.org

Event Pros Take Action

eventprostakeaction.com

Miles for Megan

milesformegan.com

New Urban Arts

newurbanarts.org

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

pawtucketartscollaborative.org

Payton E. Watson Memorial Foundation

paytonspace.org

Progreso Latino

progresolatino.org

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine*

rescuingleftovercuisine.org

Save The Bay

savebay.org

Southside Community Land Trust

Shana Santow
southsideclt.org

The Tomorrow Fund

tomorrowfund.org

OFFICIANTS

Elizabeth Gemelli

Justice of the Peace
justiceelizabeth.com

Gretchen Elmendorf

Interfaith Minister
glelmendorf@aol.com

Laura Gwen

Ordained Spiritual Leader
wednewport@aol.com

Rabbi Roger Ross

RevRogRab2@aol.com

Rabbi Sol Goodman

401.434.1108

Reverends Charles & Cheryl Cavalconte

weddingministersri.com

Victoria Burdick

Interfaith Minister
401.884.3713

 

PAPER PRODUCTS

Allure Invitations*

Mara Weiner
allureinvitations.com

An Elegant Affair

Dawn Devlin
aeashops.com  

Rag & Bone Bindery

Ilira, Jason and Jan
ragandbonebindery.com

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING

iolabs

iolabsinc.com

Printmakers

printmakersinc.com

PLANNERS

Dana Markos Events

danamarkosevents.com

Elegant Aura

Elizabeth Quill
elegantaura.com

Esq Events

Jennifer Cox
esq-events.com

Exquisite Events

Stasia Anthony and Kelli O’Brien exquisiteeventsdesign.com

Siagel Productions Inc.

siagel.com 

The Red Carpet Events

Christy Bareijsza
theredcarpetevents.com

RESTAURANTS

Garden Grille*

Rob Jaffe
gardengrillecafe.com

The Grange*

Rob Jaffe
providencegrange.com

TENTS & RENTALS

Chase Canopy

Ben Philbrook
chasecanopy.com

Newport Tent Company

Bill Corcoran & Kimberly L. Andreoni
newporttent.com

Ocean State Rental

James Baldwin
oceanstaterental.net

Rentals Unlimited

Stephanie Solomon
rentals-unlimited.net

TRANSPORTATION

Boston Bridal Carriage

Sally C. Sutherland
bostonbridalcarriage.com

Lands End Limousine Services

landsendlimo.net

Limousine Providence

limousineprovidence.com

Newport Wedding Trolley

Kirtley Seveney
newportweddingtrolley.com

Providence Limo Bus

providencelimobus.com

VENUES

Blithewold Mansion

Karen Bellavance
blithewold.org

Castle Hill Inn

Marie Cuccia
castlehillinn.com

Charles River Museum

Jennifer DiSciullo
crmi.org

New York Yacht Club

Julie Park
nyyc.org

OceanCliff Resort,
Regatta Place and The Stonehouse

amanda@newportexperience.com
newportexperience.com

Squantum Association

Corentin Corre
squantumassociation.com

The Chanler at Cliffwalk

Kate Trepanier
thechanler.com

The Fairmont Copley Plaza*

Lyndsay Picciano
fairmont.com/copleyplaza

The Kinney Bungaloo at Sunset Farm

Shirley Eastham
kinneybungalow.com

The Preservation Society of Newport

Philip F. Pelletier
newportmansions.org

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

Jennie Backstrom
towerhillbg.org

VOWS/POETRY/WRITERS

Dawn Keable, Freelance Writer

writeonpvd.com

Personal Poetics

Jacqui Soroko
giftpoem@comcast.net

Nancy Cote, Children's Author

nancycote.com

WEB DESIGN

Bennett Jordan

bennett@jamfsoftware.com

Exnihilo Design

Steve Graceffa
exnihilo.com

WINE

E&J Gallo Winery

David Turcan
david.turcan@ejgallo.com

 

* Green business and/or participant of NENACE Feeding Our Neighbors program