No one could blame a bride and groom for feeling a little intimidated at the thought of getting married at Beechwood, the Newport, RI, mansion where Mrs. Astor gave her famous society balls. In the late 19th century it was, after all, the summertime epicenter for the upper crust. Fortunately, Boston residents Toni and Mo were unfazed by the building's ghosts, confident that they could create a summer splash all their own.

This couple celebrates with luxurious, African-spiced nuptials

No one could blame a bride and groom for feeling a little intimidated at the thought of getting married at Beechwood, the Newport, RI, mansion where Mrs. Astor gave her famous society balls. In the late 19th century it was, after all, the summertime epicenter for the upper crust. Fortunately, Boston residents Toni and Mo were unfazed by the building's ghosts, confident that they could create a summer splash all their own.

Beechwood, built in 1857, is one of Newport's prestigious "summer cottages." With guests from as far away as Africa, a moving speech by the maid of honor, cocktails overlooking the Atlantic, and an elegant seated dinner, even Mrs. Astor would have envied Toni and Mo's event.

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