Many couples still have the traditional ceremony of being married in a church and reception elsewhere, while some couples have been keeping it simple with having both the ceremony and reception at the same location.

Whether you choose to have your ceremony in a church or on location of your reception, Blackstone Caterers have some ideas below to keep it personalized to your marriage:

Tree Planting Unity Ceremony

Pick your favorite tree and it can be something you can plant at your future home!

Knot Unity Ceremony

If you’re having a nautical theme wedding, or just love sailing, have a knot unity ceremony you can have displayed in your house!

Unity Tea Ceremony

Are you both lovers of tea? Display two tea pots and a teacup that symbolize you both becoming one!

Anniversary Box Unity Ceremony

Love letters, a bottle of champagne, or something you both love can be opened on your first year anniversary from a customized sealed box from your wedding ceremony!

What’sUpNewp recently partnered with Blackstone Caterers to bring you inspiration, information, and insight into the wedding industry in and around Newport. Whether you’re planning a wedding now or are dreaming of the big day when the planning begins, we’ll be bringing you tips, tricks, and more on ways to make the biggest day of your life the very best.

Blackstone Caterers, Southern New England’s premier catering company, is consistently named one of the best caterers in Rhode Island, is locally owned, and is based in Middletown.

See all of our wedding tips and tricks here.

You’ll see my name tied to a lot of these stories as well, as I’m currently planning a June 2020 wedding in Newport! Have a wedding question or tip for Blackstone Caterers, What’sUpNewp, or me? Awesome! Email it to

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