Sunday, November 20, 2011

Connecticut Wedding Planner | Hillary and Rory's Sperry Tented Private Estate Wedding

On a chilly night last winter, Hillary and her dad, Tom came to meet with us to discuss Hillary's dream of a wedding on the property of her parents' Bed and Breakfast in Suffield, Kingsfield Bed and Breakfast.  With it's rolling hills, fountained ponds, history and charm, it was an incredible backdrop for Hillary's wedding to her prince charming, Rory. 

Eileen Broderick Photography was on hand all day to capture Hillary and Rory's wedding and provided all of the images within this post.

On the morning of the wedding, Hillary and the ladies (and there were lots of lovely ladies) all readied at the Bed and Breakfast with the assistance of the girls from Dana Bartone Salon.  Hillary wore an off white lace sheath gown and worked with her seamstress to add a pale peach rouched bustline and dramatic bowed back.  The maids and usherettes wore dresses of their choice in three shades of blue from J. Crew.  The guys also donned J.Crew, looking ever so dapper, in their striped blue ties. 

The ceremony was held in an intimate grove of trees overlooking the setting sun and one of the propery's ponds.  Ribbons of pale ivory, blush, and peach hung from the trees and blew in the gentle breeze.  Millenniumm Music played, as guests were treated to lavender iced tea and fresh lemonade in their way to their seats.  Guests fanned themselves in the August heat with two sided fan programs we created to tie in with the overall wedding decor.  In keeping the ceremony personalized, one family friend married the couple and another sang.  As the ceremony ended, a tease of fireworks filled the sky and Hillary and Rory exited followed by their bridal party.   

Together, Hillary, Tom, Lindsay and I worked to design a French Country inspired wedding reception, beautiful and welcoming, unique in details and complimentary to property.   Post ceremony, guests made their way to the stone walled garden area behind the Inn and were greeted by the delightful staff and incredible hors d'oeuvres display of Emily's Catering

Under the soaring Sperry Tent, white lanterns hung, while we dressed the tables in Blue Etoile, Silver chargers, personalized menus in cornflower blue and lavendar and the florals, all provided by The Growth Company, were in ivory, green and blue, set in Vermont styled Ceramic Pots.  We added gold toned framed table numbers.  The table numbers matched in style to the "escort card wall" we created and hung gold frames from, directly guests to their tables. 

Following dinner, Hillary and Rory cut their wedding cake, a surprise design from Hillary's dad Tom, provided by Classic Cakes. The momument on top is the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, a location particularly special to Hillary and Rory.  Just before the rain began to fall, we moved guests outside of the tent to watch the most incredible fireworks display, provided by Atlas Productions.  Then, guests danced the night away to tunes played by The XRAYS, a Burlington, VT based band who also played at Hillary's brother's wedding. 

Hillary, Rory, and Tom, thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to bring your vision to life on your gorgeous property.  It was a spectacular day, filled with wonderful memories, and we were thrilled to be a part of it.  Hillary and Rory, we wish you many years of love and happiness in marriage and hope that you always look fondly back upon your wedding day as the beginning of your lives together as one.

Talia, Lindsay, Rachel and Nicole 

Fabulous Fete Fruitioners:

Wedding Planning, Event Design, and Day-of Stationery: Sixpence For Your Shoe
Catering: Emily's Catering
Photography: Eileen Broderick Photography
Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone Salon
Tent: Sperry Tent
Rentals: Party Rental, LTD
Florist: The Growth Company
Music: Millenniumm Music, The XRAYS
Fireworks: Atlas Productions
Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes

1 comment:

  1. Hey congratulation to all the cupples for youe wedding. I am always looking out to bridal shoes