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Case Study

Lush and Organic Newport, Rhode Island Mansion Wedding


Brittany & Harrison


Lissa Ryan Photography


When NBA star Harrison Barnes and his then-fiancée Brittany were planning their Newport, Rhode Island wedding with the design and planning expertise of Couture Parties, they knew they wanted very special wedding welcome gifts to wow their guests. Brittany and Harrison met at UNC Chapel Hill, were engaged in Costa Rica, and planned to marry in Newport. The couple wanted to incorporate their love story into their gifts while also mirroring the lush, organic aesthetic of their wedding weekend.


We selected several seaside-inspired items including local salt water taffy, local kettle corn popcorn, and last but not least, adorable color coordinating sailboat cookies. However, what really set these gifts apart was the custom illustration work we commissioned Alli K Design to do for the welcome letters designed by Just Write Studios. Not only did the welcome booklets feature the normal itinerary and transportation information, but also a series of illustrations portraying “where they met”, “where she said yes” and “where they’ll say I Do”. We used beautifully-textured baskets with luxe burgundy raw edge ribbon to perfectly reflect the bride’s organic vision. We finished them off with gift tags featuring an illustration of the wedding venue, Rose Cliff Mansion.

from the client: 

"I reached out to Marigold & Grey just 3 weeks before my wedding with my fingers crossed. Not only did they agree to take on this last minute project, but they completely knocked it out of the park! These ladies don't just throw together boxes. Marigold & Grey took the time to really capture the vibe and character of my wedding and deliver a product that spoke to the true New England elegance I was going for! Can't say enough great things about them.”

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