Laurel Lane Country Club
May 15, 2015
Much of Calie Wise and Max Sherman’s love story has taken place in South County.
The couple met at a house party near the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus in September 2005. “He was bragging about his band at the time, Orange Jam Conspiracy,” Calie says. Eight years later, while they were walking their dog at Black Point in Narragansett, Max popped the question.
Calie and Max knew they wanted to be married in South County, because it is beautiful, and a sentimental choice for them personally, and they found Laurel Lane Country Club the perfect venue. “We chose it because it’s the most beautiful!” Calie says, adding the country club is “laid back, but professional,” and offers a place for both the ceremony and the reception, without breaking the bank.
The couple’s friend, Kyle McCurdy, became an ordained minister in order to officiate at the ceremony, and sported an 1800s minister look with sideburns and mustache. The bride wore a J. Crew Nadia gown in champagne, made of silk chiffon, with a beaded capelet by BHLDN. “It was simple and classic,” the bride says. Instead of a veil, she wore a headband adorned with pale pink roses. Max wore a charcoal gray suit with a subtle pinstripe. Calie’s maid of honor wore a silver, knee-length fitted dress from Cache. Her ring “bearesses,” ages 8 and 10, wore chevron printed sundresses.
The reception featured passed hors d’oeuvres and a buffet style dinner, followed by salted caramel and chocolate cupcakes from Belmont Market served on cupcake centerpiece stands. “My mom made me salted caramel cupcakes for my birthday a couple of years ago and I had to have them at the wedding,” Calie says.
For their first dance as man and wife, the couple danced to Van Morrison’s, “Crazy Love.” They honeymooned at Foxwoods Resort Casino in nearby Connecticut. “The entire day was incredible,” Calie says. “If [we] had to pick a favorite moment, it would be sitting at our sweetheart table toasting to our guests and feeling all the great energy around us.”