September 20, 2015

Lisa Greaves and Jason Williams met in 2011 while working for the same company and became engaged on Christmas Day in 2014. “We bought our house a few months before, and decided to have a low-key Christmas with just the two of us,” the bride says. “We exchanged a few presents, and then Jason gave me a box with some token gifts that symbolized our life together and the path we were on (i.e. baby toys for our future children). The last gift in the box was the ring, and after I opened it he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”

They were wed Sept. 20, 2015 at Galilee Beach Club in Narragansett. “We chose the Galilee Beach Club for the view of the ocean that you get as soon as you walk through the tunnel or enter the dining room from the parking lot side. You can’t ask for a better backdrop to your wedding ceremony than that beautiful ocean.”

Lisa chose an Alfred Angelo ivory strapless satin gown with crystal beading, sequin accents, a scoop neckline, A-Line silhouette and chapel train. It was beautiful and reflected the casual atmosphere of the wedding, the bride says.

Bridesmaids wore Alfred Angelo dresses in ocean blue, while junior bridesmaids wore light blue dresses from David’s Bridal. The bridegroom and groomsmen sported teal shirts and khaki pants.

The brunch reception followed at the beach club. The cake was a simple white cake featuring a brown sugar beach and a barefoot bride and groom topper. To memorialize family members who had died, a small wooden sign on the bar read “We know you would be here today if Heaven weren’t so far away.”

For Lisa, the vows were her most cherished memory. “We wrote our own vows, and exchanging them was one of the most beautiful and powerful moments in our life together.” She encourages brides to enjoy the process and not try to make everything perfect. “At times I would start to get frustrated with an aspect of planning the wedding and I’d have to sit back and say ‘At the end of the day, I’ll be married to my love and that’s what matters.’ If you keep this perspective you’ll enjoy the day that much more.”

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