Monday, July 21, 2008

Kate and Mark

In June, our lovely clients Kate and Mark were married at the stunning Lord Thompson Manor . We were absolutely thrilled when they choose us to work with them on their idea generating and wedding theme development. As the thoughts came together, we could clearly tell that Kate had a stunning vision, certainly PINK, and wanted notable details every direction their guests turned.

The idea was, a warm and cozy "at home" away from home wedding, with an abundance of candlelight, where guests would fall naturally into a romantic spirit, fall in love, fall in love all over again, or revel in the love they felt.

By creating all of their wedding day stationary, from the gorgeous letterpressed invitations on Crane's Lettra stock in brown and pink to their wedding day stationary items, we ensureed that every component tied together seamlessly.

We are thrilled for Kate and Mark on their beautiful wedding, we loved playing such an intimate role in seeing the details and vision to live and wish them all best for years to come!

Photos courtesy of Lunell Troy of Troy Photography who was truly amazing in capturing their details.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Larissa and Garrett

Unlike the weather had been predicted to be all week, the sun shined on Larissa and Garrett as they tied the knot at their shoreline nuptials with nautical flair at the The Pavilion at Rocky Neck State

From the first time we met Larissa and her mother, Lynne, we loved the ideas they discussed, the laughter they created, and the sound of a wonderful, relaxed, seaside wedding vision.

Larissa and Garrett were a joy to plan with, always happy, always smiling. We loved bouncing ideas off of each other, we loved the freedom they gave us to bring their vision to live and we loved seeing everything come together.

We were thrilled again with the fabulous work of Carla Ten Eyck Photography and her assistant Mike Romano. Not only are they super talented, but they are a blast to work with! All of the photos in this post are courtesy of Carla and Mike!

Larissa doned a gorgeous pink gown in the sweetest pink color. It was truly stunning and she wore it so well! Her girls wore tea length pink, the perfect balance to the guys ties with their navy blazers and tan slacks.

Following the ceremony on the stone patio behind the pavilion, guests made their way upstairs to the reception space where they were greeted by their escort cards, hung from fish netting and tied with pink ribbon.
Guests made their way outside to the roof top deck to enjoy the fabulous cocktail hour spread by Emily's Catering. As if the mango lemonade or pomegrante iced tea weren't cool enough, guests enjoyed Lobster BLTs and a number of other tasty passed hors d'oeuvres under the setting late Saturday afternoon sun. Following the cocktail hour, guests made their way inside where they enjoyed quite the dinner including Rick's famous mashed potato Martini Bar and all of the fixin's you could imagine. It was DEE-Licious!
The room was decorated with hanging paper lanterns in various shades of pink and blue, the tables were dressed with seersucker linens, sewn by one of the bridesmaids, sea shells, starfish and votives, and the chairs were covered in crisp white with pink sashes, just the perfect amount of flair.

On top of the table decor, Larissa and Garrett had their own life saver made, which we hung on a window at the front of the dance floor. They used a "treasure chest" to hold their cards, and had a full sized lobster trap near their gift table, which we placed faux lobster, crabs and seahorses in.

Mini sand castles decorated the cocktail tables as well as the sweetheat table.

Chris from Thistles, a Flower Shop in Madison, did a beautiful job capturing the feel of the wedding. The pinks and creams were a perfect combination, in the tin pail nautical containers for the centerpieces. The peonies smelled divine too!

Larissa and Garrett, we wish you years and years of happiness together! We are thrilled that you chose us to see your vision to life and share your wedding day with.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jacky and Ben

After nine years together, Jacky and Ben are married at last! Sweethearts since their high school days at the Westover School and Avon Old Farms, their wedding had been planned for over two years and it certainly showed with all the tiny and meticulous details. Like peas and carrots, they are an amazing and fun loving couple that compliments each other in all aspects, which in turn made coordinating their wedding an absolute blast for us in every possible way. Their wedding was especially near and dear to my heart as Jacky graduated in the same class as my sister in law at Westover, and also knows my father in law who has worked at the school for 25 years. Most of their bridal party consisted of high school friends, which was really sweet as they were there when it all began!

What I loved about this wedding is that everything was very VIP, from the suite she got ready in (where we checked in with them) with the fabulous hair and make-up of Naomi's studio and salon, to the ever so posh lounge that was set up at her reception venue, and finally to the crispness of the tent off-set by funky and fun, vibrant pinks and greens. Smooch, it was bee-U-tee ful! See for yourself! The gorgeous linens on the tables and chairs were provided by BBJ Linens out of Boston. They polished off the look of the tent to perfection!All photos taken by the famous/infamous and ever so dynamic duo of Steve Depino and Carla Ten Eyck .

They were married at 5:30 pm under the tent on the back lawn of The Branford House Mansion due to pending rain. Now I know every girl fears rain on her wedding day, but kid you not, it made the ceremony so intimate and lovely. The string ensemble from The Wildwood Groups set the mood and played beautifully.

Following the ceremony, cocktail hour took place inside the Mansion and Emily's Catering put on an excellent spread. Jacky and Ben did-it-up serving the best and most creative cuisine for their guests, case in point a fabulous Jambalaya station, Ceviche Shooters, and Shrimp Lollipops! At this time an amazing candy buffet was set up and everyone went to town loading up their bags with goodies. It was a hit, I tell you!

Post cocktail hour, all guests were called to dinner under the tent. You can see all the fabulous details. Paper designs were done by us, Sixpence Design Services. Jane of Just for You , did a gorgeous job with all the flowers, which were primarily peonies, viberum, and hydrangea. Check out her statement apple arrangement on the card table!

Kurt of Fun Factory DJ's did a great job of keeping the dance floor packed all night long. He did a really fun intro with each bridal party member being introduced to R&B/hip hop that was perfect for their personalities. James from Fran Gagnon captured the entire day on video and was a lot of fun to work with.

Following dinner Emily's was at it again setting up an ice cream bar, chocolate fondue bar, Venetian table and bananas foster station. Jacky and Ben's wedding cake was provided by Margo at Cake Bliss , and it was the best, richest red velvet I have ever tasted. It was a gorgeous display of YUM.

Jacky and Ben, we loved working with you this past year and felt so privelaged to be included in your much anticipated event. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and dreams coming true!