Perhaps the most important ingredient to a strong, successful marriage is trust, and when Rebecca Bessette told her soon-to-be husband Doug Denomme that she had found the venue where she wanted to get married — The Quonset “O” Club in North Kingstown — he trusted her so much he didn’t even need to see it until they arrived on site for the rehearsal.
Now it’s a place they’ll both cherish for the rest of their lives.
Becky and Doug were married on a warm summer evening in Quonset and, for the bride, the walk down the aisle as all her friends and family looked on was a moment nine years in the making ... and well worth the wait.
“I was very nervous on our wedding day,” Becky says. “I am not used to being the center of attention, but what I remember the most was seeing Doug at the end of the aisle, he had the biggest smile, that is my favorite memory — seeing how happy he was to see me.”
Becky chose an A-line gown with thin, beaded straps and a sweetheart neckline with a beaded lace bodice designed by Martin Thornburg and purchased at Alexandra’s Boutique in Fall River. It was the last of eight dresses with a similar style she tried on, and when she saw how it made her best friend’s face light up when she tried it on, she knew it was the one.
Doug, meanwhile, went with a navy blue tuxedo and a cream-colored bowtie that complimented the day’s color scheme of maroon, navy and gold accents perfectly.
Becky and Doug first met while working together as teenagers at the Village Haven restaurant in Forestdale. The pair’s long history together was brought up frequently during their ceremony and during special toasts by the best man and maid of honor.
Without question, the hardest challenge Becky and Doug have faced was four years ago when Becky’s mother passed away. Finding a way to honor her memory was an important part of their wedding day, and the couple did that with a special memory table featuring her photo (as well as pictures of other deceased friends and family), a wedding cake inspired by her baking skills and a special moment featuring Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” a song Becky and her mother would dance to every Halloween.
Later, Becky and her dad stole the show with a dance of their own, set to a medley of pop songs both old and new. The roar of applause was just one of the reasons she feels her wedding day couldn’t have gone any better if she tried.
“A friend told me that on your wedding day, if anything goes wrong, only you will know, no one else,” she said. “Nothing is ever perfect. Don’t sweat the small stuff. And enjoy every moment of it. June 8,2019 is our best day ever.”
Photos courtesy of: Paul J. Spetrini Photography.