Saturday, April 30, 2011

Congratulations Karri and Chris!

Photo Credit: Steve DePino

We are brimming with excitement on this bright and beautiful day for our deserving couple Karri and Chris! Today they will marry at Wesleyan Memorial Chapel, following by a reception at Sarah Porter Memorial. They are kind, considerate, down to earth, have triumphed over hardships and yet contintue to make everyone around them smile. Today is going to be a wonderful celebration of them and their love.

Thanks again to the long list of vendors who have not only donated their talents and services, but also opened their hearts to our couple, including Jessica's Country Flowers (who spearheads this project), Emily's Catering, Ryan Designs, Steve Depino, Elegant Occasions, The Plumed Serpent Bridal, Lovely Cakes, Paper Olive, Dancing Pen Calligraphy, Sandra Downie Beauty and Cookie Creatives by Jennifer. Without them, today couldn't be possible.

Can’t wait to show off all the details! It will certainly knock your socks off.



Monday, April 4, 2011

Katie and Alan's Winter Wonderland Wedding!

Last February we collaborated with Jessica’s Country Flowers on a winter wonderland inspired wedding that was also a photo shoot specifically for Style Me Pretty. Jessica pulled together a pretty mean all star cast of contributing vendors and the wedding was an incredible execution of intermingled talents. Imaginations ran wild as we all thought of ways to make our couple’s wedding beautiful, unique and most definitely a winter wonderland.

Katie and her maids began their morning getting ready at The Society Room, which has the most beautiful and welcoming bridal suite. Katie wore Watters gown that was so detailed and fluttery, just exquisite. Katie’s dress inspired her incredible sweet pea and garden rose bouquet that Jessica totally knocked out of the park, accented by a fabulous Regina B. broach. The girls in metallic eggplant cocktail dresses and champaign bejeweled shoes looked absolutely gorgeous. Katie and Alan had their first sighting at the Old State House, and then shots were taken around Hartford, including the majestic City Hall. How glamorous are our couple walking in the snow lined street???? Love it!

Katie and Alan were married on the first floor of Society Room flanked by two of Jessica’s signature branchy arrangements with orchid garland and tiny votives. Sixpence For Your Shoe provided all the stationery and we hung all the ceremony programs from chairs for symmetry. The mood was exceptionally romantic as they pledged their love to one another forever.

The reception was a glorious mix of rustic wood, white flower and crystal admist the old world grandeur of the two storied ballroom. Tables were dressed with an ivory shimmer linen, while napkins were adorned with an eggplant ribbon and broach accent. Table numbers were mismatched silver vintage frames, inspired by designs on the couple’s stationery. Centerpieces were a combination of all white fluttery blooms overflowing low fleur des lis containers and atop more rustic tall wooden "trees" made of recycled wood. Simple yet beautiful sweet pea, calla and hydrangea arrangements were in every nook and cranny you could possibly put them; our favorite being stacked on the lit mirrored backed bar that seemed to glow. Escort cards were hung on a crystal draped Manzanita branch arrangement that dazzled like a chandelier. A fondant cake with snowflake and crystal detail stood on top of a silver custom stand, accented by ribbon and broach. Guests feasted via a formal sit down dinner and following, a New York DJ kept the dance floor packed with modern beats. Late night guests treated themselves to an extensive all white candy bar and white chocolate dipped candy apples. Vintage inspired custom linen napkins were a sweet accompaniment to the evening’s goodies.

Katie and Alan, you are among the kindest and most in love couples we have ever encountered. Being a party of your day, from design to execution was a pure privilege. We also thank all of the vendors involved for inspiring us both on this project and many others going forward. It was a pleasure to work with you! Last but not least, if you haven’t already, please see our end result here on Style Me Pretty!

Flowers and Event Design: Jessica’s Country Flowers

Event Planning, Coordination & Stationery: Sixpence For Your Shoe

Cinematography: Chris Walsh Productions

Ceremony & Reception Site: The Society Room

Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Straight Ahead Jazz

Reception Music: DJ Khan for DJ Gaza

Bride’s Dress: Watters

Bridesmaids Gowns: Jim Hjelm

Tuxes: rentals from Men’s Wearhouse

Make-up Artist: Sandra Downie

Bride’s Jewelry (bracelet and earrings) Haute Bride

Broach for bouquet: Regina B

Cake Stand: Raise The Cake

Cocktail Napkins: Butterfly & Company