A stunning winter celebration A Snowy Winter Wedding at the Providence Public Library

Like most New Englanders, come May we cannot wait for the summer season to be here in full swing. But despite our love for seaside ceremonies and al fresco cocktail hours, there is something pretty magical about a winter wedding. Especially when it’s held at a venue as breathtaking and historic as the Providence Public Library. For any couples currently in the thick of planning their winter wedding, here is a swoon-worthy one for inspiration.

The bride and groom took advantage of the library’s many different spaces for their snowy January wedding, with a father-daughter first look in the Trustees Room — which serves as the bridal suite, and is a great space for the bridal party to relax in during family photos — followed by the couple’s first look on the library’s grand staircase. The ceremony was held in the Grand Hall, before guests moved to the Indoor Garden Courtyard for cocktail hour, and then the Ship Room for dinner, where we mixed traditional round tables with rustic farm tables for a unique setup. We love the couple’s attention to detail, like using the library’s vintage card catalog for their escort cards, and folded pages within old books for their table numbers,

We not only worked with the couple extensively throughout the planning process, but also served as one of their day-of coordinators. It’s a perfect example of our dedication to bringing a wedding vision to life, from beginning to end. Here’s a testimonial from the bride and groom that makes us blush:

“My husband and I are both in the service industry, delicious food and service are things we both feel very passionately about. There is no wedding caterer like Russell Morin, people are still talking about how amazing the food was weeks later.”

Check out stunning photos of this winter wedding below by the talented Kearston Taylor, along with the delicious menu that our chefs put together. We are the exclusive caterer at the Providence Public Library, along with several other venues that are perfect for winter weddings: the New Bedford Whaling Museum, The Barn at Mount Hope Farm, and WaterFire Arts Center. You can check them out here.

The Menu

Appetizers

  • Smoked chicken green chili taquitos with a lime crema
  • Sesame beef skewers with red pepper aioli
  • Boursin prosciutto pizza with sharp provolone, red onion, black olives
  • Caprese mozzarella and roasted red tomato skewer
  • Campbell’s Classic: grilled cheese sandwich triangle served with tomato basil bisque

Tuscan Table Cocktail Display

  • Italian fontina, gorgonzola, smoked provolone, parmigiana reggiano
  • Cured Italian meat assortment
  • Marinated mushrooms, cured olives, fire roasted peppers, eggplant caponata, white bean and roasted garlic puree, sun-dried tomato pesto
  • Rustic breads, bruschetta and crisp pepper sticks

Main Course

  • Newport Salad: frisée and mesclun with dried cranberries, candied walnuts, Marion Great Hill blue cheese, and a lemon balsamic vinaigrette. Served with warm hearth baked European-style breads and crocks of fresh whipped butter.
  • Tuscan Filet: roast garlic, lemon, parmesan crust in a red wine pan sauce. Served with herb roasted fingerling potatoes and tri-color carrots with honey and thyme.
  • Chicken Cote D’Azur: stuffed with fontina, prosciutto and pesto balsamic tomato sauce, balsamic reduction. Served with roasted garlic and red pepper risotto cake and tri-color carrots with honey and thyme
  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli: sautéed mushrooms and baby spinach madeira cream sauce

Dessert

  • Cupcake Bar: crème brûlée cupcake with pastry cream filling and caramel buttercream
  • Chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream
  • Carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream

Late-night snacks

  • Miniature Hamburgers served with American cheese, tomato, pickle, and ketchup, wrapped with parchment and served with seasoned steak fries
  • Fried mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, served in Chinese take-out boxes

Vendors
Photographer: Kearston Taylor
Videographer: Rich Ferri
DJ: Braun Draper
Florist: Pine & Petal
Lighting: Ormonde Productions
Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals
Weekend and day-of coordinator: Michael Marcoux Events
Hotel: The Dean Hotel