Elizabeth and Joshua in Newport, RI

A monogrammed note (Elizabeth’s given name is Barbara) fancied up the flip-flops basket. Elizabeth bought flip-flops for $1.25 a pair on eBay so female guests could ditch their stilettos before dancing. Elizabeth designed a Rhode Island trivia dictionary and included it with the guests’ welcome bags. “Not everyone knows what a quahog is,” says the bride. (It’s a clam.)

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