Sunday, August 3, 2008

Lindsey and Doug

When Rachel and I first met with Lindsey and Doug last January, it was very easy to see how much they adored one another. Doug, in particular, had a very clear vision of what he wanted for his wedding: good food, a great party for family and college friends, and unique personal touches to make the day memorable. As you will see, the results were magnificant from start to finish. All photos courtesy of the highly talented and adorable duo none other than Shari and Jason Weaver of Dreamscape Studio.

We began our day checking in with Lindsay and her gals at Peter Coppola Salon in Westport. What a posh and fun salon that place is! Following hair and make-up, we followed the bridal party to the Inn at Longshore in Westport, where the ceremony and reception were held.

Lindsey wore the absolutely stunning Melissa Sweet Mila gown, purchased at Saks in Short Hills, NJ. She had a total of 6 fittings and it showed, my gawd she took our breath away. With her hair in a simple yet elegant pony tail, she looked trendy yet timeless, literally like she walked off the pages of Vogue in any given year. Once she was dressed, her mother said (and I'll never forget this statement), "Lindsay, my darling, you are exquisite." She was.

The bridal party and family members participated in photos before the ceremony, something we are seeing more and more of these days. Doug and Lindsey really pulled the bridal party look together seamlessly with the J. Crew Sophia dresses for the girl and khakis, blazers and vineyard vines ties for the guys. The girls carried bouquets of roses, peonies and stock and the guy's berry bouts were the perfect off-set for the seaside soiree.

The couple was married at 7:00 pm on the lawn overlooking the sound under a breathtaking arch, lush with peonies. The entrance of the ceremony site was also flanked by topiaries, a look of which I am particularly fond. Elegant Effects, a Longshore favorite, lived up to their superb reputation as all the flowers were fabulous and they were so nice to work with. A classic trio via Faze 4 Orchestras accompanied the ceremony and played beautifully.

With the breaking of the glass, followed by kiss, the ceremony ended and cocktail hour was in full swing with a blender bar, sushi station and . . . a serious Corona table. Now that's a party!

Following cocktail hour, guests were invited into the ballroom for dinner and dancing and were greeted by this amazing branchy/peony/orchid entrance arrangement with hanging votive candles.

The tables were turned smartly, with custom chartreuse table linens (a brillilant contrast against the pink and green florals and porcelain blue ballroom), raffia chargers, linen napkins and tall place card holders from Party Rental. Lindsey and Doug made the wedding menus and they complimented the folded napkins just so.

The centerpieces were filled with peonies, roses and alchemilla and were oh so pretty!

Cake Suite Specialty Cakes in Stamford provided the cake, and it was divine inside and out. The banquet manager proclaimed it to be the best he had ever tasted of all of his weddings. WOW!!!

Sound Image of Faze 4 Orhestras provided the music for both cocktail hour and reception. They were a huge hit with the crowd and even assisted one of Doug's college friends in belting out a few tunes. If you like a little Timberlake now and then as well as the good old rock and roll, this is the band for you.

Lindsey and Doug, thanks so much for choosing us to help you plan and execute this amazing day. We loved working with you and wish you all the best.

Lindsay and Rachel


  1. I love the Corona bucket! I wish we had that at my wedding.

  2. hey Jake, thanks for stopping by! I know, how fun are the Coronas!