Denelle + Danny’s Summer Dunes Club Wedding, Narragansett RI
What led you to decide to celebrate the wedding the way that you did?
We were torn between a small intimate wedding, or a bash with everyone we loved. We ultimately went with a larger wedding, because we figured it would be the only time in our lives that we’d have all our loved ones in the same place. We did it at an extremely meaningful venue. My extended family has had more weddings at the Dunes Club than any other member, so thought it would be fun to keep the tradition alive!
What was the biggest adjustment from what you originally planned? How were you able to handle it?
Luckily we didn’t have to go through any adjustments, other than the celebration ending an hour early because of a hurricane. It was so funny because for months we stressed about Covid, and the regulations with testing, vaccination, mask wearing etc.- then the day came, and boom, another natural event that was out of our control. As you can imagine I was SO upset, but finally decided to not let it ruin the day I had spent so long planning.
What was the best part of your wedding?
My favorite part of the wedding was walking down the aisle with my dad. Seeing the expressions on everyone’s faces was priceless. Equally favored was our first dance. We spent months practicing a fun upbeat dance to The Talking Heads, and we had an absolute blast doing it! It set the tone for the rest of the night 🙂
Was there anything that surprised you about your wedding?
How quickly it went by. I’d say skip the tequila shots with your bridesmaids.
Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?
My advice for others going through the process is to focus on what you can control, which is really only how you react to situations. Also, don’t lose sight of what the day is really about-no one cares about the little details as much as you.
What did you do that was personal to the two of you?
We decided to read our vows to one another in private because we wanted to write our own vows, without feeling the pressure of an audience. Connecting with each other before the ceremony and festivities was very nice. It was just a moment for us to really reflect on our relationship, and the day before the distraction of entertaining began 🙂 No regret there- would do it all over just the same!
Florals: Robin Hollow