Sunday, April 1, 2012
Connecticut Wedding Planner | Liz and Fred's Lakeside Private Estate Wedding
Just last summer, Liz called Sixpence to inquire about our services a mere three months before her wedding. Ever the organized bride, with so much passion and so much energy, Liz could not be more excited to tell us all about her plans to marry Fred on Fred's family property in central Connecticut. Much was planned and so many special touches arranged, although Liz and Fred were seeking our guidance to pull all of the final details together for their Sperry-tented, lakeside, at-home wedding.
We had the wonderful opportunity to work with some of our favorite vendors, and also meet some new who have also become new favorites (love that!) all while bringing Liz and Fred's understated, farm-to-table, romantic dinner-by-the-lake wedding to life. The wedding day weather could not have been more perfect for mid-October with sun and mid-seventy degree temps, and a night which brought crispness and the smells of the fall outdoors.
A special thank you to Bob Young at Blue Diamond Photography, who was so wonderful to work with, and so nice to share his stunning images with us to blog!
Liz and the ladies readied for the wedding at the Inn at Middletown after having their hair and makeup done at Iron Scissors. Liz was radiant in Olivia, by Watters, the creamy color was perfect and soft against her complexion, and the floral detailing was delicate and feminine, complimenting the natural setting for the wedding reception. The girls carried bouquets in pale tones of fall colors, and the statement church arrangements were magnificent, all created by a dear family friend, Maria, who just happened to also be Fred's family's next door neighbor. The ceremony was held in the Chapel at Wesleyan, which was meaningful to the bride and groom, and a nod to their long standing ties with the school. A string quartet played and the Very Reverend Peter Moore Officiated.
Following the ceremony, guests were welcomed to the residence, and greeted by a lively cocktail hour with eclectic music by one of our favorite duos, Judy and Mark, delicious bites from A Thyme To Cook who were incredible from start to finish - as they always are, a little lakeside fishing, and details with a rustic and whimsical nod.
The reception tent was polished with long rectangular tables, in crisp white linen, with navy and burlap runners. Atop the runners sat varied height candles on cut wood slices, ones which Fred personally cut, and mixed with potted herbs to play off the natural setting and Liz and Fred's love of cooking and good eats! To start the reception, Fred's father couldn't have been more excited to welcome everyone to his home and then sing Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen, a German tune which was very touching. The Happening band delighted guests with a packed floor all evening, except for the break in the action to witness the fireworks display. Later in the evening, a bonfire was lit, guests enjoyed s'mores while recalling old stories and a few even chose to partake in a moonlight swim! It was the perfect end to Liz and Fred's wedding day!
Fabulous Fete Fruitioners:
Event Coordination: Sixpence For Your Shoe
Catering: A Thyme To Cook
Photography: Blue Diamond Photography
Hair and Makeup Stylists: Iron Scissors
Officiant: The Very Reverend Peter Moore
Ceremony Location: The Chapel at Wesleyan
Cocktail Music: Judy and Mark, Mandolin Duo
Reception Music: The Happening
Florist: Maria Holzburg
Cake and Cupcakes: Fusion Bakery
Tent: Sperry Tents
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. and Connecticut Rental Center
Transportation: Liberty Limousine and Premier Limo