Founded in 2008, Rhode Island Wedding Group is an association of established wedding professionals devoted to connecting couples with high quality service providers in Southern New England. By limiting membership to only two companies per wedding specialty, and by offering membership to a variety of professionals from soloprenuers to large corporations, Rhode Island Wedding Group has created a well-rounded resource for couples looking to simplify wedding planning without sacrificing quality. Our member businesses engage in ongoing professional development to remain current with wedding trends and technology, and work tirelessly – both individually and collaboratively – to ensure that our clients’ weddings are the best in the region.

2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

Meagan Mann

Meagan Mann

President

Title: Wedding Sales Manager at ROCKSTAR LIMO
Member Since: 2009
Fun Fact:
ROCKSTAR LIMO is one of the original founding members of the RIWG.

Briel Delmonaco

Briel Delmonaco

Vice President

Title: Owner, Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals
Member Since: 2017
Fun Fact: Briel collects vintage vinyl and has a record collection totalling over 300 albums.

Kathy Pelchat

Kathy Pelchat

Secretary

Title: Owner, funfotos2go
Member Since: 2017
Fun Fact: I am an 80s hairband / metal junkie.  I have even traveled to London to see one of my favorite bands!

Alan Rappaport

Alan Rappaport

Treasurer

Title: Owner, Sweet Streams Chocolate Fountains
Member Since: 2009
Fun fact:
I love golf and chocolate! I am also one of the original founding members of the RIWG.

Denise Poliquin

Denise Poliquin

Membership Director

Title: Owner, World Wise Travel
Member Since: 2009
Fun fact:
I love to travel!

 

Robin Harris

Robin Harris

Social Events Director

Title:  Owner, Swansea Arthur Murray Dance Center
Member Since: 2016
Fun Fact: I love to play Sudoku in the morning to jump start my day.

Debbie Cormier

Debbie Cormier

Education Director

Title: Wedding and Sales Manager at Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment
Member Since: 2010
Fun Fact: I am a nationally ranked synchronized ice skater

Nicole Gesmondi

Nicole Gesmondi

Marketing Director

Title: Owner, Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Member Since: 2011
Fun Fact: I was the Still Photographer for the Rocky Point documentary: You Must Be This Tall

Kate Heemsoth

Kate Heemsoth

Wedding Events Director

Title: Catering Sales Manager at Hotel Providence
Member Since: 2017
Fun Fact: Hotel Providence has had a number of celebrity guests over throughout the years, including Oprah, Elton John, Jay Leno, and John Mellencamp.