Sunday, September 4, 2011
Connecticut Wedding Planner | Anna and Justin's Webb Barn Wedding
Nothing could have made us feel more honored or privileged to meet Anna and Justin just three short months before their wedding day. When we sat in our studio, the two of them gushing over each other, telling us about their romance, their lives, their paths which lead them to their upcoming wedding, we couldn't help but leap on board, assist them with the remainder of their planning, and bring their wedding to life on a beautiful day in May!
Anna and Justin's wedding came together with an incredible group of vendors including Justin & Mary who photographed their day as seen from the swoonworthy pictures within this post!
The vision for Anna and Justin's wedding was inspired by the intricacies of their eight year courtship: time traveled, well layered, bohemian décor, with fluttery, feminine and refined tones set amidst a natural setting.
Anna was pure perfection in a Modern Trousseau lace gown which featured a split tulle train and exceptional detailing across the back, while her maids wore ethereal, goddess style mint colored gowns and Grecian hair pieces. Justin and his men sported a classic 1940s look with sleek gray suits and ties, with cheeky Adidas Rod Laver tennis sneakers . Anna carried an aqua blue wrapped bouquet, jeweled with a family heirloom locket, containing pictures of her grandmother, featuring ivory garden roses, white sweet peas, white veronica, dusty miller and white peonies.
Our beautiful couple wed on the grounds of the historic Webb Steven's Museum in a personal ceremony officiated by a family friend. When the skies opened and the rain fell, they remained together, hand in hand, under umbrellas held by their matron of honor, Anna's sister, and best man, Justin's father, and pledged their love to one another forever.
The rustic Webb Barn was completely transformed to reflect a vintage flea-market soiree. The entrance of the barn was flanked by antique french doors with guests names and table numbers written on the beveled glass panes, while draping, hung and side-gathered in the doorway welcomed guests to the jewels within. The back wall of the interior of the barn was decorated majestically with exquisite sunburst mirrors of a variety of shapes and sizes, which in turn reflected the incredible array of silver chandeliers suspended from the rafters. A mix of both round and long tables set with the airiest of pale pink overlay, stacked books and mirrored trays, gold chargers and a myriad of tea-stained, pink and ivory roses in vintage tea-ups and mercury glass created a warm and enchanting dinner party feel. Stacked vintage suitcases, mismatched candlesticks and a type writer guest book upped the eclectic ante. Slip-covered lounge furniture set both indoors and out with an array of scrolled linen and green silk pillows beckoned guests to gather, converse and rest tired toes, while a variety of Moroccan inspired lanterns and mercury glass tea lights were hung from the trees, magically bouncing light about the property. Late night, Anna changed into a peach toned, high waisted, short frock with vintage lace and a sheer neckline, as she danced the night away with her guests.
In keeping with the intimate dinner party vibe, guests dined on a delectable duo plate of filet and sea bass, while the sides were served family style. To appease each and every sweet tooth in the house, Emily's Catering also served a duo plate dessert, of rich flourless chocolate torte and a tiramisu shooter which tasted divine. Justin's cousin crafted the couple's wedding cake, a sweet three tired confection of chocolate and coconut. In a nod to the sweetest type of love, later in the evening, handmade sweet treats were displayed in hand-blown containers with personalized tags and vintage cake stands to tie in with the flea-market typewriter wedding. As guests boarded the school bus shuttles at the end of the celebration, individual bags of warm doughnuts and chocolate milk were offered to make the ride home that much sweeter.
Anna and Justin, thank you so much for being so wonderful, for being so in love and for making everyone around you smile. You were both complete joy and pleasure and we wish you so much happiness in all that life has in store for you.
Talia, Lindsay, and Nicole
Anna and Justin's Fabulous Fete Fruitioners include:
Location: Webb Barn
Wedding Planner and Day-of Stationery: Sixpence For Your Shoe
Event Rentals: Sixpence For Your Shoe, via Party Rental, LTD
Wedding Photography: Justin & Mary
Floral Design: Jessica Country Flowers
Caterer: Emily’s Catering
DJ: Rich Gumpert, Powerstation Events
Ceremony Musicians: Millennium Music
Transportation: Durham School Services
Lounge and Decor: Ryan Designs
Maple Kettle Corn: Lamothe’s Sugar House
Make-up: Sandra Downie Beauty
Wedding Dress + Styling: Modern Trousseau + The White Dress by The Shore
Sweets Table: Cookies Creatives by Jennifer
Calligraphy: Dancing Pen Calligraphy
Paper Suite: Stonington Design+Paperie; Intima Press
Officiant: Michael O’Loughlin
Bride’s Necklace: Kendra Scott
Wedding Cake: Lauren Kroesser (Sister of the Groom)