Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nicole and Bobby wed on the Connecticut shore!

Gorgeous days were in no short supply this summer, and on the June day that Nicole and Bobby wed, the weather did not disappoint. The gorgeous weather, gorgeous couple and gorgeous wedding came together to create a truly spectacular and memorable day for these high school sweethearts turned newlyweds!

A special thank you to Jerome Braga of Studio1923 who perfectly captured the wedding in a way only he can do! His images speak for themselves.

On the morning of the wedding, Nicole and the ladies, an entourage of 14 women, all beautified under the artistic hands of Tonya and Susan from Naomi Martinez Salon. Nicole wore a custom gown, created by New York designers Birnbaum & Bullock. She couldn't have possibly been any more radiant than she was, just glowing. While Nicole and the ladies were sipping mimosas, laughing and chatting, Bobby and his guys spent the morning enjoying the sunshine and the pool before getting ready for the ceremony.

The insanely talented Kat and her team from KD&J Botanica created bouquets and bouts for the bridal party that were chic, modern and vibrant, perfect for such a stylish couple and their bridal party!

Up the street from the Saybrook Point Inn, the ceremony was held at St. John Roman Catholic Church. Guests arrived via the vintage trolley from Double A Transportation. At the Church, wreaths graced the doors, and dendrobium orchid clusters dressed the pews. Guests were given ceremony programs with eggplant covers and bright green accents designed and created by us. A string ensemble from Wildwood Groups played in the background.

Following the ceremony, the bridal party, family, and friends made their way back to the patio at the Saybrook Point Inn for cocktail hour. A harvest table with a burlap runner was topped with various fresh floral and fruit decor, including grapes, herbs, artichokes and lanterns. Miniature terra cotta pots filled with moss served as escort card holders. Cocktail tables were dressed with eggplant linens and lemongrass green ceramic pots held clusters of antiqued hydrangea in ivory and purple.

The ballroom was magical. The space was transformed with fruitwood chivari chairs, elegant ivory ribbon taffeta linens, taupe irish linen napkins with custom eggplant edging, wine colored ribbon detail with fresh rosemary sprigs, and colored champagne flutes and water goblets. Kat created low, full, lush arrangements which varied by each table. They sat in pressed cork containers and were accented with candles, herbs, and grains. Each table was named with a different wine, perfect for the Wine Country Villa theme of the reception.

Creative Cakes by Donna wowed by creating a four tiered dark green fondant confection, with deep purple ribbon edging and elaborate sugar flowers and petals delicately scattered across the cake. It tasted as incredible as it looked!

Nicole and Bobby shared their first dance to Michael Buble's, "The Best is Yet to Come". The toasts which followed were touching and emotional, and quite a bit comical as well. With a couple who have known each other for so much of their lives, it is only natural that there be so much to say! I always love this peek into couple's lives and hearing the words from their friends and loved ones.

Guests danced the night away, under the direction of one of our fav DJs, Rob at Standing Ovations. Cinematographer, Matt Fink from Digital Media Odyssey was on hand to capture the entire day on film, we can't wait to see what he has to share!

Nicole and Bobby, we loved getting to know you both, working with you to plan your beautiful wedding and design your wedding stationery. Your love for each other is so pure and so true, and the love of your family and friends was glaring. Always surround yourselves with love and you will always be graced with the happiness I saw in your eyes on your wedding day!



1 comment:

  1. Talia this is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day flawless... And of course for all the planning leading up to it. You and Lindsay are THE BEST and we couldn't have done it without you!!!!!