Thursday, October 22, 2009

Modern Trousseau at Bridal Market

I was so excited to receive an email from our dear chums at Modern Trousseau containing images of their new collection released this week at Bridal Market. We have had many past brides wear Callie's and David's Collections purchased through boutiques like The White Dress by the Shore, as well as have a few brides working directly with them to create incredibly glamorous custom gowns for next year. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, please do enjoy a few samples of their luscious frocks. What I love most is how utterly versatile so many seem. I could easily see them worn on the beach in the summer, a vineyard in the fall or at an old inn in the winter. The attention to detail on these gowns is incredible, especially the backs, which to me is so important. They look so light, so effortless, so lovely and easy to wear, I know you will eat them up as I did! Yum!

Carla - FCarla - B

Addison - FAddison - B

Poppy - FPoppy - B

Riley - FRiley - B

Lena FrontLena Back

Hailey - F

Dainty Bolero
bolero frontbolera back

Cozy Furs topping Holly & Sabrina
Fox ShrugFur Bolero


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Liz and Garry

Liz and Garry wed on one of the most beautiful September days you could imagine. We were so thrilled to work with them in designing the details of their wedding and coordinating all of their wedding stationary.

Special thanks to Alissa Dinneen for all of these gorgeous pictures!

Liz came to be with a love of dragonflies and a desire for a blue and green invitation and wedding stationary suite. Formality with a touch of whimsy, sophisticated with a light and fun flair. I love the way everything came together. We couldn't have been more thrilled to work with Liz and Garry and are so happy for them that everything turned out beautifully!

Flowers by Danielle did an incredible job incorporating the colors and carrying the overall vision, from the bouquets, to the ceremony arrangements, to the reception entrance table with wheat grass display and then onto the centerpieces.

A girl after our own heart, Liz had not one but two pairs of gorgeous designer shoes to rock her wedding. A more traditional look with ivory Jimmy Choo's for the ceremony, were later swapped out for a totally fabu pair of Christain Louboutin's in brilliant blue for the reception. le sigh. Both looked equally stunning against her Modern Trousseau gown, purchased at one of fav boutiques, The White Dress by the Shore .

Liz and Garry were married at the Holy Infant Church in Orange with the reception following at the Quinnipiak Club in New Haven. Their beautiful wedding cake was provided by Sugarbelle Cakes .

We are certain you will enjoy the eye candy below!

Liz and Garry, Congratulations on your beautiful wedding and sending lots of love and happiness your way! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your day!



Saturday, October 17, 2009

Congratulations Amie and Tyler!


With Mother Nature defying the 90% chance of rain predictions, we couldn't be more excited for Amie & Tyler's wedding today at Guilford Yacht Club. We have been planning with them for the last year and can't wait to share the details of their autumn seaside soiree.

Thanks again to Lunell Troy for the photo above.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congratulations Marnie and David

We are so excited for Marnie and David's wedding today at the Burr Homestead in Fairfield. We have adored planning with them and can't wait to share all of the neat details from their wedding day!

We are super excited to be working with LA based photog Marlin Munoz - who also took the pic above.

Check back soon!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Cindy and Jared!

When we first met Cindy and her lovely mother Marie last year, one thing was for sure, this wedding celebration was going to be quite the party and a large one at that! Cindy and Jared's wedding ceremony would be personalized and sentimental, held in Cindy's childhood Church and the reception would bring a fantastic band, a lively DJ for the breaks, timeless and classic photography, cinematic videography and drool-worthy florals. Their friends and family brought the party and the day turned out exactly as they had both always envisioned.

A special thank you to Erin Keirnan from Pamela Benepe, Erin Keirnan and Company for these beautiful images!

I arrived to start the day at Cindy's parent's home where the girls were all enjoying themselves. Hair and Make-up artists from two of the state's most sought after salons were helping to further beautify the already beautiful group of ladies! Thanks to Liz and Janice of Naomi Martinez Salon and Amy of Dana Bartone Salon .

Cindy wore a stunner of a gown by Amy Michelson, purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. It was so appropriately titled "Grace" as Cindy it the epitomy of elegance, style, and grace. Cindy's smile and warmth can light up a room. To complete the look, these hot-to-trot Stuart Weitzman's matched her painted toes perfectly!

With a color palette selected early on, of various pinks - hot please! and greens, it was only natural that Cindy, with her meticulous taste would choose to set the stage from the onset, sending invitations in her beautiful wedding colors. All of her stationary was designed by Christina of Paperzest .

After my stop in at the house, I arrived at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield to prepare for the ceremony. The girls carried boquets of bright pink roses, green hypericum berries, and green cymbidium orchids with dark pink spotted throats. The guys donned matching cymbidium orchids of the miniature variety. The pews were dressed in light pink Gerber Daisies, a large statement arrangement of hot pink lilies were on the Altar. The flowers were provided by Elegant Effects Floral. We love working with Peter and Chris. They know how to go large and do it right! As the ceremony ended, guests were given bells to ring and ribbon wands to wave in honor of the newlyweds as Cindy and Jared exited the Church all smiles!

I just had to share this one picture of Cindy with her maids as they all looked fantastic in their Coren Moore black dresses and bright pink sashes.

While I spent the first half of the day with Cindy and then Cindy and Jared, Lindsay and our assistant Rachel were over at The Waterview ensuring the reception details came to life. Guests were greeted at the door to this beautiful entrance arrangement of varied height pillars, floating candles and bright florals, grounded with moss and river stones.

Upon entering the ballroom space, towering height arrangements, all a bit different delighted guests mixed with various low arrangements of complimentary styles. Ribbon textured Celadon linens complimented the color scheme to a 'T". Pillars of water with floating candles and table numbers and menus by Paperzest completed the look. As the sun set, the room glowed!

The intros and first dance were not without added excitement. Cindy and Jared knew there crowd - this is one of the most important identifiers to a successful wedding and they were spot on. It was no surprise that the introductions of the parents, bridal party and the newlyweds were a roaring time led under the direction of one of our most highly recommended DJs, Rob from Standing Ovations DJ . He just "gets" it. Each couple had a song selected by Cindy and Jared and each performed an act as they made their grand entrance.

Following the intros, Cindy and Jared shared their first dance, which at first was as expected, a loving couple, a slow and moving song, a teary eyed crowd looked on, then suddenly, they turned it up a notch and finished with a coreographed number to various upbeat songs that had guests on their feet cheering. They were such sports, everyone loved it.

The best man, Jared's brother, Jamie and the maid of honor, Jared's sister, Emily both toasted the couple and Cindy's father gave a welcome that turned into a music video dance act which was truly hilarious. It was so clear how much Cindy's father Jim loves his daughter.

As the night wore on, Guests of all ages danced the night away to tunes played by Heartbeat Dance Band . Barbara is fantastic to work with and her band rocked.

Cindy and Jared also delighted guests with a photobooth from Photobooth Planet which was another huge hit!

In addition to the vendors listed above, Cindy and Jared's cinematographer is one of the best of the best. We can not wait to see what he has produced for them, Wales Wedding

Cindy and Jared, it was such a pleasure working with you and your families to plan your beautiful wedding. You are both wonderful and so much fun. Your wedding was a true testament to your love for each other, your happiness together and the high spirits of all of your friends and family. May they surround you with as much happiness in years to come as they did on your memorable August wedding day.

Cheers and much love,