Thursday, October 18, 2012

Connecticut Wedding Planner: Christina and Chris wed at Dolphin Cove Marina

In a boots and boat shoes, beachy western sort of fete, Christina and Chris wed at her family’s community yacht club, Dolphin Cove Marina.  From the first time we met, we knew this would be spectacular.  Christina’s ideas were well solidified from nearly our first meeting, playing on coral and sea blue with vibrant navy and orange as accents.  In the desire to keep their wedding intimate, personal, and downright fun, details were infused throughout to conjure memories of home, youth and festivity.

We want to send a huge shout out to Carla Ten Eyck for providing Christina and Chris with these incredible images from their wedding, affording us the ability to retell their story by sharing them with us, and hands down, being the perfect fit for Christina and Chris!  She nailed it! 
As guests arrived for the ceremony, they were greeted with pashminas to warm chilled shoulders, offered to leave their shoes and set their feet in the grass with a shoe-check station, and offered a pre-ceremony beverage.  A family friend married the couple under a seaside arbor, crafted by Christina's mother!!, complemented by modern tunes played via a classic string ensemble.

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds took a quick jaunt on Christina’s family boat – Grace, which had been adorned with yachting flags translating to “Just Married.”

Christina and Chris’s focus was to deliver to their guests an upscale clambake experience that combined classic New England fare and Texas down-home bbq, representing each of their upbringings.   The perfect fit was found with the incredible talents of the team at Outdoor Cookers!   From the raw bar to the pulled pork sliders, the cocktail hour was a hit, as guests played croquet and corn hole, sipped cocktails through colorful silly straws and mingled about.  Nautical touches in the rope knots on the cocktail tables and a beer bar in a small wooden dinghy added to the fun.  

Once inside the Pavilion which gives the appearance of the interior of an old wooden boat, lanterns were strung, with table images attached, each a carefully crafted cut out of meaningful aspects of Christina and Chris as a couple.  The tables were dressed with an aquatic themed linen and runner, pale blue irish linen napkins and buckets of goodies for the meal which would be served.  The flowers were the perfect pop of color and texture to bring out the table top decor.  Christina spent countless hours ensuring the details and personal touches tied seamlessly together, hand crafting and cutting the table numbers, and sourcing much of the decor including the blue buckets of goodies, the guest napkins, the silly straws with little flags, herself!

Guests helped themselves to custom lobster bibs with the C&C logo on them, one which was repeated from the invitations through the reception details, adding the cohesiveness to the entire event.  The dessert bar carried the theme of classic New England treats with homespun touches, peach cobblers, cookies, and a mini two tiered carrot wedding cake that guests could not wait to try!

The bridal party delighted guests with an unexpected line dance, having everyone on their feet cheering.  The toasts by both fathers, as well as the friends, were sweet and sentimental, humorous and upbeat and just about perfect.  Guests danced and danced the night away leaving everyone with unforgettable memories of Christina and Chris’s wedding celebration.

We were honored to be chosen to coordinate Christina and Chris's wedding, to carry out their vision and to have the immense pleasure of getting to know them and their families.  We wish them the very very best.

If you haven't already seen, Christina and Chris's wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty and you can check out more images HERE!

Talia, Lindsay, & Nicole

Fabulous Fete Fruitioners:

Wedding Coordination:  Sixpence For Your Shoe
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Catering: Outdoor Cookers
Ceremony Musicians: Millennium Music
Reception Musicians: One Step Ahead Band
Stationery: Erica Keuter Designs
Floral: Lisa Eisman-Salley
Makeup: Donna Puma
Justice of the Peace: Amy Bien

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