Belle Mer Water Salon Wedding | Smith & Laurie | Lefebvre Photography


“Some say it is love at first sight.  For Laurie and me, it was love at first adventure.  We met while working at a startup in Cambridge, in the Fall of 2011 - Laurie a sales intern, and I was running one of the product sales teams.  Our mutual love for pears brought us together one afternoon in the kitchen.  As soon as our relationship started, there was a dramatic plot twist.  A month into dating I was asked to temporarily relocate to Seattle.  This is when the real adventure began.  We drove across the country in three days, and spent the next six months on flights between Boston and Seattle, chasing, what would turn out to be, everything.  Over the past almost seven years, we have been to nearly 30 countries, ridden thousands of miles together on bikes, done numerous marathons and triathlons, and taken too many road trips and flights to count.  But our biggest adventure still awaited; our wedding. No sooner had we returned from our engagement in Portugal in October of 2017, had Laurie already built an arsenal of venues, dates, schedules, photographers, videographers, and everything else that goes along with wedding planning.  Laurie and I landed in Newport one year to the day of our wedding date and immediately fell in love.  As soon as we walked into Belle Mer, we knew we had found everything we wanted: classic New England with a modern-classy feel.  Laurie took the reigns from day one and brought our vision to life.  We ended up with exactly what we wanted: all of our closest family and friends together for a short ceremony to celebrate our love, enjoy some great food, and above all, the best wedding dance party of their lives.”  - Smith

The Vendors

Venue | Belle Mer Water Salon, Longwood Events

Officiant | Tim Wallace

Florist | Beach Plum Floral

Caterer & Cake | Belle Mer

Coordinator | Stephanie Kennedy

Entertainment | Entertainment Specialists (Benny Goodman)

Videography | Stop Go Love

Makeup and Hair | Allison Barbera Beauty

Wedding Gown Shop | Allegria Bridal

Wedding Gown Brand | Matthew Christopher

Suit/tux Shop | Hive and Colony

Bridesmaid Dress Shop | Allegria Bridal

Bridesmaids Attire Brand | Hayley Paige Occasions