Alia and Jason were married on a gorgeous, warm, early summer afternoon at The Webb Barn in Wethersfield. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, who traveled from distant places like California and Afghanistan, they exchanged vows under the big oak tree and danced the night away inside the candlelit barn. We loved everything about Alia and Jay’s wedding design– from the simple rustic centerpieces of branches and moss to the fairy wings her niece wore– it was all inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream (one of my favorite Shakespearian plays). Not to mention, Alia’s dad quickly became my favorite Father of the Bride. Ever.
From the bride…
I knew the moment I shared my inspiration board with Candice Coppola, of Jubilee Events that I was in good hands. With a single glance at the moss draped tables, and woodland imagery and without knowing that I was hiding a tattooed quote from the play itself on my shoulder, Candice stated without hesitation, “OK so we’re creating a Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding!” And I was sold. My husband and I had agreed that we wanted to create an experience for our guests, one that felt unplanned and organic. One that felt more like the kind of party you happend to stumble upon vs a scripted and stuffy affair and one that ultimately put the surprise and delight of every guest at the top of the priority list.
Our vision was executed beyond our wildest expectation with the help of some of the best in the industry, and I would throw an event a year if I could, just to bring them all back together again. From the road-less-traveled location of the Webb Barn and the wildflower beauty of Datura: A Modern Garden, to the palate intoxicating buffet of a thousand dishes prepared by Emily’s Catering, to every moment captured by the soulful lens of Judy Pak Photography, and entertained by the psychic DJ Revuelo of Scratch DJs, what transpired that day was a storybook love in a storybook setting filled with laughter and dancing, full bellies and even fuller hearts.
A special thank you to all who brought this dreamer’s midsummer eve to life.
Photography: Judy Pak Photography
Flowers: Datura: A Modern Garden
Event Planning: Jubilee Events
Venue: Webb Barn in Wethersfield, CT
Rentals: New England Country Rentals?
Dress: Rosa Clara
Invitations: Bridgit Espinoza
Congrats Alia and Jay!!! Thank you so much for letting us be part of this historic day! XOXO