Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Connecticut Wedding Planner | Lara and Robby's Fall Celebration at Saltwater Farm Vineyard

On the stunning fall day of September 24th last year, we found ourselves again at one of our favorite venues, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, for the marriage and wedding celebration of Lara and Robby.  When we first sat down with Lara and Robby we fell in love with their idea and vision to convert the modern and streamlined hanger space into a warm, inviting and feminine atmosphere, lending subtle nods to their love of travel in south Asia.  We worked together to put ideas using blush, peach, and creams offset by a warm toffee brown, angular willow branches and statement Phalaenopsis orchids.   

A special thanks to Steve Depino who captured Lara and Robby's wedding in pictures and provided all of the images within this post.

Lara and the ladies readied in the bridal suite overlooking the vineyard.  In late September, the view is spectacular with the grape filled overflowing vines, the views of Wequetequok Cove, and the color of the trees in the distance just starting to show signs of fall.  Robby and the men arrived downstairs to some pre-wedding wine tasting, before showing off their own style (hot pink socks you say!) and we then made our way outside for a first sighting.  

The ceremony was held between the vines, with the vineyard's archway dressed drooling in phal orchids, ever so artistically arranged and presented by our friend Yumiko at Hana Floral Design.  The girls bouquets were soft and fluttery with ivory, cream, and pale pinks, complimenting their dresses.  The ceremony itself was sweet and personal, with endearing notes of love and witty metaphors of their relationship's history and it's future.

Following the ceremony, guests were greeted to a lively cocktail hour on the patio of the vineyard, with tables dressed in peach and toffee, light music playing in the background and savory bites from A Thyme to Cook.  

The evening transitioned into the converted hanger space where guests were met with a warm glowing reception, peach lamour dressed tables, toffee lamour napkins each accented with a phal orchid and menu card, gold accents in the statement Saturn Chargers and chivari reception chairs, and completed with a mix of high and low centerpieces beautifully designed by Yumiko and her team.

The mood of the reception was family focused and sentimental.  The speeches by family members including Lara and Robby's parents and Lara's sister spoke volumes on the importance of how family has shaped their lives, and how their education and their life experiences created such a strong foundation for Lara and Robby to build upon as a married couple.  Not without some humor in both the speeches and the photo montage which followed, the emotion was very high.

Following dinner, the dance floor was a sea of activity under the spell of The Park Avenue Band from Hank Lane.  While many guests danced the night away other retreated up to the loft area to relax in the lounge created by Ryan Designs.

In the end, Lara and Robby created a celebration for guests which was unforgettable, personal and unique.  We were thrilled to be a part of it all and wish them both a very full and happy married life together.

Fabulous Fete Fruitioners:

Event Design, Coordination, and Stationery: Sixpence For Your Shoe
Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Photography: Steve Depino
Caterer: A Thyme To Cook
Florist: Hana Floral Design
Ceremony Music: Millennium Music
Reception Music: Hank Lane
Videography: Silver City Sound
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Styling: Jennie Fresa and Naomi Martinez Salon
Lounge: Ryan Designs
Rentals: Party Rental, LTD, Cloth Connection via Sixpence For Your Shoe


  1. wonderful wedding, and a lovely couple, with such nice photographs! Thanks for sharing !

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