Reception Recap: Roger Williams Botanical Garden (Debbie & Jeff)

Published 10/01/2017

Everyone tells you your wedding day will go by fast. And it truly does!  I encourage you to take a step back during your wedding day and just observe.

But first, some things I learned:

  • The last week to two weeks before your wedding will be hectic, people thinking they got a plus on invited, guests who never returned their RSVP who now want to come.
  • If you have welcome bags for guests staying at a hotel as part of your room block check to see if there is a fee for the welcome bags. I was SHOCKED to learn of a fee to have each of my bags delivered!
  • Don't worry things will work out! I woke up on my wedding day on a gloomy rainy day and thought "great" but despite the rain, we still had a fantastic day!


I had to add a little bit of me to my bouquet so I had a Spongebob charm and an ice skate charm! The team from Beehive Hair Design added some finishing touches to my look.

Our gorgeous venue set and ready for our wedding!


Ceremony Music
All I Ask of You (Instrumental)
Music of the Night (Instrumental)
All You Need is Love – The Beatles

Cocktail Hour: Classic Rock
Dinner: Classic Rock, Modern

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Good Day Sunshine – The Beatles
You’re My Best Friend - Queen

First Dance
Do You Love Me - Guster

Cake Cutting
Love You Madly - Cake

Parent Dances
I Loved her First - Lonestar
Beautiful Boy – Celine Dion

Must Plays:
Everybody – Backstreet Boys
Something – The Beatles
We Found Love – Rihanna
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Vali
That Thing You Do! – The Wonders

Last Dance
The End – The Beatles

Thank you to all the AMAZING people who helped make sure our wedding was PERFECT!

Venue: Roger Williams Botanical Center
Caterer: Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events
Photographer: Hilary B Photography
DJ, Lighting & Photo Booth: Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment
Invitations: Little Birdie Papercraft
Florist: Robin Hollow Farm
Bridal Gown: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
Tuxes: Aldo's House of Formals
Hair & Makeup: Beehive Hair Design
Rentals (tables, chairs, linen, dance floor): PEAK Event ServicesJewelry/Accessories: Perception Jewelry
Rentals (loveseat and draping): Felicia’s Perfect Setting
Trolley: Viking Tours of Newport and The Wedding Trolley
Honeymoon: World Wise Travel

How is your wedding planning going? Let me know here!