Thursday, October 21, 2010
As if Gilt Groupe couldn't get any better... it just has!
Run over to Gilt to find your favorite bridal fashions, bridesmaids, jewelry, lingerie, and more! But don't wait around, the sales only last until October 24th!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Photo credit: Carla Ten Eyck - swing over to her blog and check out the e-pic awesomeness!
Well just 2 months shy of 2 years ago, Lindsay and I sat down with Paul and Krystal (the powerhouse fotography duo from Studio Foto!) to share in the joy of their engagement and discuss their early thoughts on their wedding to come. They knew right away - 10.10.10 would be the day they tie the knot - celebrating their 10 plus years together and many, many, more to come!
Paul and Krystal were taking a brisk December hike up one of their favorite mountains, which also happens to be one of my husband's and my favorite mountains, Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, when Paul bent on one knee to propose to the love of his life, Krystal. As they retold the story to us, you could feel the sheer love and their excitement, I get chills just thinking of it.
Special Thanks to Jacklyn from Jag Studios for capturing this unforgettable moment for Paul and Krsytal.
Paul and Krystal have been working countless hours, months, and nearly 2 years to make their wedding celebration a true reflection of themselves and their story. With vintage nods, a harvest undertone and the slightest touches of the old west, I have no doubt, that it is going to be incredible, the details are going to be insane, and we can not wait to come back and share all of it with you!
Lindsay and Talia
Thursday, October 7, 2010
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!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Today we are thrilled to be celebrating Jessica and Brendan's wedding in the Groton/New London area! We have been working together for six months to design a fabulous fete with stunning colors in the eggplant, purple, fern and sage palettes and can not wait to share all of the gorgeous details with you! Jessica and Brendan are such a fun couple, Jessica is quiet, lighthearted and easy going, Brendan is charming, outgoing and witty, together, they are a wonderful pair. College sweethearts - and today they become husband and wife!
Photo credit to Amanda Tedeschi who we are thrilled to be working with!