They say everything happens for a reason — and that certainly was the case #WhenJaredMetAshley. Bachelor Nation fans know their story may have had a fairytale ending, but their journey to wedded bliss was anything but smooth. From heartbreaks on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to drama on the beaches of Bachelor in Paradise, the stars aligned for these two breakout stars, and they eventually found love — dozens of roses and countless tears later.
Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon both separately joined the Bachelor franchise as hopeless romantics looking for love, and they found love with each other. A love story this eventful deserves a dream wedding, and thanks to the ultimate event team, that’s exactly what they got. Troy Williams of Simply Troy Lifestyle + Events planned the perfect Newport, Rhode Island nuptials with royal-inspired décor from the talented team at Birch Event Design.
The weekend kicked off with a sunset cruise, introducing the couple and their loved ones to the beautiful area. The following night Ashley and Jared hosted a rehearsal dinner at OceanCliff, a stunning Newport retreat. The scenic spot, heartwarming toasts and elegant décor made it the perfect introduction to the wedding day to come.
After tying the knot in a floral-framed ceremony at Kay Chapel, the couple made their own history at the historic Rosecliff Mansion. The evening began with a waterfront cocktail hour, filled with your favorite Bachelor Nation stars, including Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick, groomsman Nick Viall, friends Amanda Stanton and Carly Wadell, plus many more.
Attendees loved the personalized touches that made the celebration so fit for the infamous duo. The specialty cocktail menus featured ‘Ashley’s Tears’ — a self explanatory title — and ‘The Brady Punch,’ paying tribute to Jared’s love for Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady. After snapping Instagram-worthy shots on the mansion’s perfectly-manicured lawn against sweeping views, the influencer-filled group made their way to the romantic ballroom reception.
Birch Event Design used luxe gold candelabras, purple roses, crisp white florals, and lush greenery to adorn the length of the elongated tables — a design deemed “so Ashley” by guests. But as soon as Jordan Kahn of the Jordan Kahn Orchestra took the stage, everyone was out of their seats. As a special surprise, American Idol star David Cook serenaded the couple for their first dance alongside the band.
The dream event team proved it’s all in the details, incorporating a photo booth that printed guests’ pictures onto takehome donuts for the road. Photographer Rebbecca Yale and videographer Le Rêve Films captured every special moment including the couple’s grand exit, through a sea of glow sticks held up by friends and family, before they sped off into the night — a true fairytale dream come true.
Planner: Simply Troy Lifestyle + Events
Florals, Decor & Design: Birch Event Design
Photographer: Rebecca Yale Photography
Videography: Le Rêve Films
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: OceanCliff
Ceremony Venue: United Congregational Church
Reception Venue: Rosecliff Mansion
Catering: Blackstone Caterers
Entertainment: Jordan Kahn Orchestra
Guest singer: David Cook
Dress: Ines Di Santo
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