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Ciara and Kevin | New Year’s Eve Belle Mer Wedding | Newport, RI

Congratulations to Ciara and Kevin! They planned an incredibly fun New Year’s Eve Belle Mer wedding day. Originally, their wedding day was going to be in the spring, but due to COVID-19, they wound up pushing the date to December, and now we can’t imagine their day any other way! Along with the joy of their wedding day, Kevin and Ciara made sure to include the excitement of NYE into their reception. Thanks to their DJ and Belle Mer, they were able to include the countdown to midnight into their party. We’re so happy we got to ring in the new year with them and their loved ones!! It was a lot of fun – and their guests agreed, too!

Belle Mer Weddings

Belle Mer in Newport, RI is a gorgeous venue for couples looking for a classy vibe for their wedding day. This optimal location provides a modern space for weddings along the waterfront. Located on Goat Island, it’s got some beautiful options for portraits for couples, too! As photographers (and guests!), we love the space here!  With a muted and neutral color scheme, Belle Mer makes it easy for couples to bring their own flair into the space.

A Tip for Our Couples

We have two tips for you today! The first is actually for the events surrounding your wedding day, like your rehearsal dinner. We learned that Kevin’s close friend worked on their playlist for their rehearsal dinner background music. Since it was an intimate affair they did not have live music but instead had a personalized playlist. Consider having a close friend or family member help you make a playlist for your event so you can have some personalized music to enjoy the evening. It’s a great way to create a party atmosphere for your loved ones while getting friends involved who knows the crowd vibe! And it’s just fun! 

Our second tip is about having a photo booth at your wedding reception, like Rock Your Booth! Remember that you can theme or personalize the props for your photo booth. Whether it’s for a holiday, like Ciara and Kevin’s New Year’s Eve celebration or just to match your theme, like nautical props, talk to your rental company about your options. It’s a really fun way to elevate your reception experience! Check out for photo booth options!


Venue and Caterer: Belle Mer

Entertainment: Luke Renchan Entertainment

Florist: Lopez the Florist

Beauty: Jenna Hughes – Makeup by Jenna

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Paper Goods: Minted Rentals: PEAK Events

See inside their gorgeous storybook album here!