Rosecliff: Location

31 March 2009

{from osvchic’s photostream}

I love me some dress up action. When I actually have a legitimate reason to get fancy, I’m over the moon – which is why I’m so excited to be attending a black tie ball at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI, this May.

Because I delight so much in the process, I’m going to use the run-up to the event to share with you a few of my favorite products and sources, some of which will hopefully be of use to those planning a wedding, those planning to attend a wedding, or those who also have a ball to attend (lucky ducks!).

For today’s post, I thought I’d share a few photos of the mansion itself, for those who are not familiar with it.

{from globaltraveler2007’s photostream}

Rosecliff, modeled after the Grand Trianon at Versailles, was completed in 1902.

{from tinklestoe’s photostream}

The original owner entertained in lavish style, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring Harry Houdini.

{from Paul-W’s photostream}

The movie version of The Great Gatsby was filmed inside the mansion and on its grounds.

{from justmecpb’s photostream}

Next week, I’ll share my search for a sophisticated, classic, and black-tie appropriate gown (on a budget!).

{Hint: it’s harder than it sounds!}

5 Responses to “Rosecliff: Location”

  1. Becky {EdenPhotography}

    Wow I really like your blog. Beautiful photos by the way!

  2. Jackie

    Okay…now I am SO excited. Just need to find a dress!

  3. Kate

    so what’s the occasion?

  4. Emily

    I’m graduating this spring and it’s my senior ball – whee!

  5. M.D. Cameron

    this place is gorgeous! love it!