Wedding Inspiration

Real Wedding: Genna Lepore & Nick Caccia

Draw inspiration from their stylish celebration.

November 12, 2016
Newport Beach Club
Newport, Rhode Island

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The couple had their first look bright and early at nearby Newport Vineyards, where they cozied up in a 1940 Chevy Special Deluxe rented from Ocean State Classics. / Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

THE STORY

When Genna Lepore guessed exactly how her boyfriend, Nick Caccia, was going to propose (right down to the restaurant he’d chosen), he had to cancel his plans and dream up a new way to surprise her. The groom-to-be ended up popping the question privately on Christmas night in their Greenville, Rhode Island, home—and it was clear that Genna had no idea it was coming. “I was wearing Grinch pajama pants!” she remembers.

Genna and Nick immediately began to plan a ceremony at their friend’s mountaintop Maine barn, but as the date approached, they couldn’t shake the feeling that it wasn’t quite the wedding they’d imagined. Finally, with less than six months before the big day, they decided to do exactly what Nick had done with his proposal—scrap the plan and start over.

While the couple had hired a planner for their original nuptials, Genna, now a wedding planner herself, knew she wanted to do it on her own this time around. Friends and family may have mocked the 50-page document she created, but the bride was willing to put up with some teasing for the sake of her dream wedding.

And it all paid off in the end: The Newport beach celebration, complete with bocce and a lavish Italian brunch, went off without a hitch. “There was something for everyone to take part in,” Nick says. The morning kickoff time also meant they were able to make the most of the autumnal light—and get a head start on R & R after almost three hectic months of planning. “We joked about being in bed by 9 o’clock,” Genna says with a laugh, “which is almost what happened!”

THE DETAILS

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Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

A vintage dresser held wedding photos of Genna and Nick’s loved ones.

genna lepore nick caccia wedding

Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

Neither bride nor groom loves dessert, so cutting a pizza instead of a cake was more their style.

genna lepore nick caccia wedding

Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

The bridesmaids wore mismatched neutral dresses to mirror the organic feel of the wedding, while the groomsmen donned classic three-piece suits with dark wood and leather accessories that matched the reception’s décor.

genna lepore nick caccia wedding

Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

Genna dreamed up the idea for the wedding’s rustic Italian theme after coming across an image of a family dining al fresco in a leafy vineyard.

genna lepore nick caccia wedding

Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

The only downside to beach nuptials in November? The not-so-balmy breeze coming off the Atlantic. To stave off the chill, guests warmed up with blankets and hot tea.

genna lepore nick caccia wedding

Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

“We felt like movie stars from the ’40s,” Genna says of the couple’s vintage ride.

genna lepore nick caccia wedding

Photograph by Henry + Mac Photo Co.

Opting for greenery in lieu of flowers, Genna and Nick gave each table its own Italian herb theme. “The aromatics in the place were crazy!” Genna says.

THE FILE

Bride’s Gown Calla Blanche, Sei Bella Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses BHLDN
DJ The Blockheads
Flowers K.L.W. Design Co.
Groom’s Suit Franklin Rogers
Hair Sassafrass Hair Salon
Invitations Minted
Makeup Aline Sarkis Beauty
Menswear Bonobos; Franklin Rogers; the Tie Bar
Officiant Reverend Paula Taylor, Heart and Soul Ceremonies
Planner Sage + Rome Event Co.
Rentals K.L.W. Design Co.; Peak Event Services
Videography Mango Tree Productions
Violinist Jill Fratianne DiSaverio


Alyssa Vaughn Alyssa Vaughn, Editorial Intern at Boston Magazine avaughn@bostonmagazine.com


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