Timing is everything for Anne Sullivan of Nashua, New Hampshire and Jacob Datz of Brimfield, Mass. After exactly five years and seven months of romantic trips, including spending summers seaside in Newport and hitting the slopes in Vermont for the winter, Jacob decided their annual vacation to Killington on March 11, 2016 would hold a special surprise. On a snowy night, surrounded by 24 of their closest friends, Jacob began a toast that ended with a tear-inducing proposal. Exactly one year later, the wedding of their dreams took place in Newport. The coincidence that these meaningful dates fell on the 11th day of the month was one of many signs this marriage was meant to be.
Once the bride decided on the theme, she and her mother got to work crafting and assembling everything they could, including the gold manzanita tree centerpieces with hanging crystals. “90 percent of our decorations were DIY,” Anne explains.
Almost Too Pretty To Eat
The amazing confetti cake was filled with chocolate mousse, but the real wow-factor was its design. The top layer was adorned with the beautiful Newport Bridge, the middle layer was a representation of the majestic Killington mountain-scape, and finally the base was decorated with the Boston sky line.
Anne was in love at first sight – with her dress! It was the first one she found at a trunk show, a Maggie Sottero with an A line, Swarovski crystals, and an illusion back. But one dress just wouldn’t do for such an occasion. Anne rented a second reception dress, a strapless, gold lace piece that was far easier for dancing and moving around all evening.
Where Are They Now?
After a three day mini-moon filled with skiing and nostalgia in Killington, VT, followed by a tropical getaway to St Maarten, the couple is now continuing their journey in South Boston where Anne works as the senior import and export advisor at Raytheon and Jacob is the senior manager of operations at athenahealth.
Bridal Gown: Marry and Tux Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxedos/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Made With Love
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Rehearsal Dinner: 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille
First Look: Ochre Court
Ceremony, Reception, Caterer: The Atlantic Resort
Hair: Sapphire Salon
Makeup: Bella Beauty Bridal
Flowers: Creative Ambiance Events
Cake: Party Favors
Transportation: Ocean State Transit
Cocktail hour entertainment: Jeremy Green
Reception Entertainment: Justin O’Halloran, B.A.S.S. DJ Entertainment
Photographer: Brian Hepburn
Videographer: Lollie Videography
Source: Originally published in the 2018 issue of Newport Wedding Magazine.
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