Carmen’s Birthday party was an absolute blast to work on! She is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met and she will instantly put a smile on your face. I can easily say the same about her mom, Rebecca! She wanted a modern, bright and fun party that matched the personality of her daughter. We opted for a color palette of bold and sophisticated colors like turquoise, coral, yellow and blush pink; incorporated a fun chevron print and topped everything off with gold accents. Some of my favorite details were the gold mylar balloons that spelled out Carmen and the flirty flowers Just For You Floral Design “grew” in chevron frames to decorate the sweets table.
For desserts we brought the color story to life through bright frosted mini cupcakes, cream puffs and sugar cookies from Sweet Maria’s. We also set out large bags of colored icing and big bowls of candy for kids to decorate their own cupcakes. I mentioned above that Carmen’s family is creative, but that statement hardly does their talent justice. Her older sister, Ainsley baked and decorated the smash cake to beyond perfection. I absolutely loved that she took on the role of baking such an important cake for her little sister, and I loved watching Carmen get her first taste of frosting just as much!
One of the highlights of the afternoon was the wildly entertaining bubble artist! Everyone–adults included–loved being inside giant bubbles and learning different soapy tricks.
Everyone went home with fresh macarons in bright colors. We tied the boxes with bakers twine and a custom printed label that featured the birthday girl’s sweet thumb prints in the shape of a heart and her picture.
It truly was a special day and we were so honored to share in the joy and festivities. Have a peek at all the details, captured by the lovely and talented Julie Morawski.
Design and planning: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events
Photography: Julie Morawski Photography
Venue: Madison Surf Club
Desserts: Sweet Maria’s
Floral design: Just For You Floral Design Studio
Food: The Spicy Green Bean
Bubble artist: Keith Michael Johnson
Rentals: Party Rentals, LTD.
There is nothing I love more than that perfect fall day–the crisp smell that the air holds, the vibrant colors of the trees, and the rich foods that make our mouth water. Megan and Trey had the perfect fall day for a wedding! Their day was dressed up in purples and ivory with rustic touches around every corner, guests dined on only the most sinfully favored foods and chocolates, and the chill was just enough to make you snuggle up next to the one you love.
We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mary Beth, the fabulous mother of the bride, who was so sweet and warm, just like our amazing couple. It was truly a pleasure to witness such an day in the life of a beautiful family. Megan, Trey, and Mary Beth: thank you all so much for allowing us to be a part of this moment. We wish you all the best in the world and send all of our love your way!
Photography: ROBERT & KATHLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Planning, Coordination & Rentals: JUBILEE EVENTS
Venue: BROOKLAWN COUNTRY CLUB
Stationery: CORAL PHEASANT STATIONERY + DESIGN
Beauty: DANA BARTONE & CO.
Cake: A LITTLE IMAGINATION CAKES
Floral Design: BLUSH FLORAL DESIGN
Band: SEARCH PARTY
When a beautiful girl gets together with a dapper man and you add in two warm, welcoming, happy, and downright fun families with several friends who know how to throw a dance party, it spells out a recipe for a pretty magnificent and upbeat wedding day! As in the case of all our weddings, it was bittersweet to see this one come to an end. It was impossible to leave without the biggest smile across your face!
We started the weekend off with Rachel and Dan’s rehearsal dinner, a light hearted BBQ with cornhole, garden lights, and a messy-fingered menu that was to die for! We had intended to have our dinner outside, but Mother Nature had other plans for the evening. So we put on our rain boots on and went to Plan B, which was just as beautiful! She was thanked the next day when we had the most perfect weather for the wedding.
On the wedding day, the sky was blue, the grass was a bright, plush green, and we couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque setting. Elisabeth of Blush Floral Design helped us to create one of my most favorite ceremony settings ever–a perfect garden ceremony with pops of pink and purple that led right up to the large Oak tree in the North Courtyard of Berkeley College. From there, guests made their way to the South Courtyard for cocktail hour. The reception took place indoors, with high ceilings and long tables lined with lace and the biggest buds you will ever see!
If you are ever in New Haven, especially on the Yale Campus, look up! There is so much beautiful architecture and your surroundings will astound you. Berkeley College is packed with just as much beauty–we really couldn’t have created a better location if we had tried. Rachel and Dan, thank you for having us, and even more so for allowing us to share in such a beautiful day! We wish you all the best and 100 years of happiness and love! XO
Coordination + Design: Jubilee Events
Photography: Grazier Photography
Catering: Yale Catering
Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design
Beauty: Jennie Fresa Makeup + Skin Boutiquerie, Wedlocks by Amanda
Ceremony + Reception Location: Berkeley College
Entertainment: Red Hook
Rental Furniture: New England Country Rentals, AFR Events, Party Rental through Jubilee Events