About Us

Something Borrowed, Something New Events will help plan your Boston, Newport, or New England hometown wedding, destination wedding, or special celebration with panache and style. Our tagline is “We put the WOW in your wedding” (or any celebration), and our goal is to provide you with a memorable event at competitive prices with a little something extra thrown in for good measure.

We are available to handle all of the details involved with putting on a beautiful event, or we’ll handle just those few details you’d prefer to pass along to someone else. If you’re getting married, we offer full service wedding planning and day of wedding coordination. And for the bride who prefers to handle her wedding on her own who simply needs to consult about a few details, we are also available on an hourly basis.


Meet Our Wedding and Event Planners

TerriTerri Altergott

After many years of successfully coordinating various events for non-profit organizations, Terri made the decision in 2007 to open her own store front and Something Borrowed, Something New Events was born. Terri is a distinguished graduate of the Association of Bridal Consultants’ Professional Development Program and carries the designation Professional Bridal Consultant™ with this highly regarded association. She is also on the New England Wedding Professionals, Inc. Board of Directors and the owner of Extraordinary Destination Weddings, a consortium of world class Wedding Planners located around the globe.

BethBeth Rolfe

Beth has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade and has worked on the events teams for big-name brands like Hilton, Hyatt, Omni, and Marriott. She is a graduate of the Hospitality Management program at UNH, and is a member of the national Hospitality Honor Society. Her experience ranges from washing dishes to running large corporate events for hundreds of guests…but her favorite types of events are social ones! Her specialties include, Maine & NH weddings in beautiful country settings, kosher weddings, and Indian and Pakistani weddings.

Our Assistants

JaniceJanice Ockerby

Janice helped launch Something Borrowed, Something New Events and she brings to the table years of experience planning events for Corporations as well as the Natick community. In 2009, Janice branched out into the wedding market, tackling the challenge with her typical aplomb and attention to detail. Perhaps Janice’s greatest strength lies in her ability to build solid relationships by listening to our client’s needs, her creative passion for making their vision a reality, and her sensitivity where the environment is concerned.

PatriciaPatricia White Ingalls

A lifelong learner, Patti brings an energetic enthusiasm to your event. With a background as varied as retail sales in Bridal, to set and costume design for a ballet company, her skill set helps create ‘special’ events. With an eye for detail and a commitment to creating a seamlessly coordinated affair, she is dedicated to helping you create your style. Her own business Simply Done…. is noted for its calligraphy and custom designed needlework and accessories.

NikkiNikki Davidson

Nikki brings many years of experience in chairing and organizing various kinds of events in both business and non-profit organizations. Currently, Nikki has her own business, a local gift basket company named Bravo Baskets by Nikki that she has been operating for over 12 years, yet she also finds time to assist us with many of the different services that SBSN provides for our wedding couples. Her attention to detail, ability to work with all clients and problem solve, are just a few of the many skills Nikki brings to SBSN.


When Something Borrowed, Something New helps you plan your wedding or event, you will have at least two event planners working closely with you employing your ideas and your vision for your big day. We also have a policy of quality over quantity. Our clients always have our undivided attention.

So there’s a little information about us, but what’s far more interesting is finding out about you. What brings you joy? What dreams do you have? Where do your passions lie? A great event has at its core something unique and special about you. Our job is to find that out and then create a wedding or event that embodies your passions and your dreams, culminating in a day that will live on in your memory forever, because at Something Borrowed, Something New, it really is all about you. It’s your day done your way.