We're a husband and wife team,
dedicated to creating impactful
and personal touches to your wedding day.

about us


I'm Emily! A born and raised Rhode Islander who's always loved weddings, even spending my weekend's as a child delivering flowers to venues with my grandmother for her small business. I lived for a glimpse of the bride in her dress and all the magic of having your family and friends together in one place, for one special night.

It was always a dream in the back of mind to work in weddings, but I decided to enter the corporate world and worked for five years in planning corporate events and sponsorships. Before long, I dreaded Mondays - and the four days that followed - and wondered where I lost myself along the way. 

It was only after the loss of my dad that I started experimenting creatively and started selling home decor signage. It took off quickly, which made the news of losing my job six months later a little easier to handle. But it wasn't exactly right. After making a few weddings signs, I knew exactly what I had to do and launched Something Borrowed in April of 2021. Within a few months I was fully booked for the year ahead and creating signage for over eighty weddings across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

I found my place, but I also found myself.

While my husband Derek will be the first to tell you he never imagined himself working in the wedding industry, his path seems to have set him up for this all on its own. Derek grew up helping his dad with wood projects, worked for many years at a commercial signage company, learning the ins and and outs of the machines and materials we use today, before eventually working in exterior and interior painting. He made the leap in April of 2022 to leave his job and grow Something Borrowed with me full time.

Now we run Something Borrowed as a husband and wife team, mentor and inspire others to join this industry and know this is just the beginning.


favorite place to TRAVEL

favorite place TO WORK

Newport, Rhode Island

Fun Fact

We met while working at
Dunkin' Donuts - Derek wrote me up
for being on my phone at work and I hated him for months 

go to restaurants

Sonia's Deli*, Coffee & Cream,
Asia Grille, Pat's Italian

*Will consider payment in Atomic Bomb sandwiches - IYKYK


Rangling our two kiddos
and Netflix marathons


The Last of Us on HBO Max
has us hooked!

Vermont countryside
where time slows down.