Thursday, October 7, 2010

Carolyn and Jamie tie the knot at the New Haven Lawn Club!

All pretty, pretty photos courtesy of the fabulous Amanda of Orchard Cove Photography.

I first met with Carolyn and her hip mom Kate last year when Carolyn was newly engaged and brimming full of soft and feminine ideas. Carolyn and Jamie are quite possibly the cutest couple ever, and we sought to create a wedding that suited both their personalities. We scoured along the East Coast for a perfect venue and ultimately selected the New Haven Lawn Club because as in Carolyn’s own words . . . “When I saw the huge art deco chandeliers, wall sconces and giant, breathtaking mirror over the fireplace that ties into the look of the chandeliers, I was sold." I have actually known Carolyn for quite some time and I could not imagine a more fitting venue for her ladylike soiree.

The minute her venue was set, Carolyn purchased what every vendor at her wedding proclaimed “the most amazing gown ever” from the lovely ladies at The White Dress by the Shore. With this feminine and whimsical Melissa Sweet dotted frock in mind, we designed every facet of her wedding. From her lighthearted and feather accented bouquet, to tiny dots on her letterpress stationery suite, to her reception decor, this dreamy dress served as the central inspiration and was carried over and over.

On Saturday, May 15, 2010, an incredibly beautiful early spring day, Carolyn and Jamie and their respective posh parties prepped at swanky Study Hotel in New Haven. Hair and make-up were provided by Tonya and Candice of Naomi's Studio and Salon. Carolyn's softly side gathered hair was adorned with a fabulous feather and cage veil also purchased at The White Dress, and on her feet were sparkly Jimmy Choo shoes. Ladies wore celery colored Kathlin Argirios (The White Dress), which were the perfect complement. The guys wore classic tuxes, our favorite! Marcy Green of Dragonfly Event provided the swoonworthy flowers, featuring sweet combinations of blush, green and ivory with a variety of textures. A first sighting followed at the Yale Campus.

Carolyn and Jamie wed in the late afternoon as sunbeams bounced about them and candles flickered softly on the ballroom's mantle and were further reflected by the grand mirror behind. Chairs were festooned with whimsical ribboned kissing balls. Millennium Music accompanied the ceremony and as always, did a flawless job. Following the ceremony, cocktail hour took place in the Main Dining Room which Marcy decorated with peonies and her own crystal collection. Guests had a wonderful time milling indoors and out while pianist Tom Ciancia played light and jazzy tunes in the background.

For the reception, the Ballroom was turned into an evening garden party with celadon linens, white wash chairs, and a variety of high candelabra, low trophy urns and multiple grouping centerpieces. Silver beaded chargers and Swiss linen dot napkins accented each place setting and Sixpence provided all the paper. Linen and chair rentals were provided by BBJ and Party Rental. Creative Cakes by Donna created a lovely fondant confection, reminiscent of our stationery and floral designs and it sat proudly on a silver beaded stand. Pin spots and up-lighting by Shin Dig cast a warm glow about the room and brought the whole look together. DJ Rob Waldron kept the party going all night long and guests were treated to milk and cookie shooters to keep 'em dancing.

Carolyn and Jamie, it was wonderful working with you both and with Carolyn's mom Kate! It's apparent to all who meet you that you are kindred spirits. We wish you all the best in your life together!


1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! Thanks, Lindsay and Talia, for everything! I can't believe it was almost 6 months ago!