Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mika and Brendan wed at Eolia Mansion!

All photos courtesy of the dynamic duo of Jane and Mike Shauck of Iris Photography.

Mika and Brendan were married in the pergola garden at Eolia Mansion on a bright and sunny spring day, this past May! Lindsay met with Mika and Brendan's mother nearly a year before the wedding and could tell immediately how in love they were - college sweethearts, living in Boston, planning a wedding on the Connecticut Shore.

Mika knew from the beginning that incorporating her Japanese heritage into the wedding was very important. For the ceremony, Mika choose to work directly with Callie at Modern Trousseau to custom create a gorgeous lace trumpet gown. It is true that Mike would look stunning in anything, but we can honestly say - this gown was truly made for her! She was a knockout. The maids wore blush pink from Vera Wang, and the guys in classic black with a twist - a plaid tie with green!

The ladies readied for the wedding at the Mystic Marriott, with the assistance of both Janice from Naomi Martinez Salon, and Katie from Dana Bartone Salon.

We selected a spring and cheery palette of mixed greens and pinks. We worked with Yumiko at Hana Floral Design who Mika had an instant connection with to play off the color scope with a light romantic feel. We pulled in elements of Japanese design by adding custom made fans at each place setting, which were inscribed with Mika and Brendan's name and wedding date. Additionally, paper cranes served to compliment the escort cards, both surrounding and hanging from an arrangement set in the foyer of the Mansion. Under the patio tent, we used Power Posse to hang a canopy of Japanese lanterns, not only in the white, which they provide, but also in green, which we special ordered.

For the reception, Mika and her sisters, who were in her bridal party changed into traditional Japanese dress, Kimonos. Yukiko Sato from NYC came in to ensure the ladies were dressed just so! Mika's aunt offered a ritual dance in honor of the newlyweds.

Michael at Coastal Gourmet and his team were wonderful with the caterering, they even created speciality Japanese passed hors d'oeuvres based on a recipe Mika and Brendan provided.

Guests then danced the night away to the live tunes from the boston based band, Shine!

Mika and Brendan, we loved working with you on your beautiful wedding. Thank you for choosing us to be such a special part of it! Lots of love.


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