Martha Stewart Weddings asked industry insiders about advice on how to ease into wedding planning– and we were one of them! Head over to their website to read the article, 16 Industry Insiders’ Tricks for Easing Into Wedding Planning. Thank you to the team at Martha for asking us to participate!
- Black and White Contrasting Stripes: We love this linen we used, but if you don’t have a black and white linen, try making black and white striped menu cards or searching for some black and white striped napkins.
- Bright Yellow Charger: One of our favorite details! This charger plate works because it’s a bright color and ties in the yellow from our centerpiece. Don’t have (or can’t find) yellow chargers? Pick up some inexpensive yellow bread plates and/or dessert plates and layer your dishes. You can also pick up some yellow paper at your local craft store and cut it into large circles, which will act like a placemat under each placesetting.
- Confetti Crackers: These are so easy to make! Save those empty toilet paper rolls and head over to this website for a simple tutorial.
- Sequin (obvi!): There are plenty of ways to get a little sparkle into your tablescape. Don’t have sequin chair covers (if you do– props!)? Use sequin ribbon on your chairs, around your napkin, or wrapped around your centerpieces.
We are so excited to see the newest special issue of Martha Stewart Weddings– which features the gorgeous destination wedding of our clients (and friends!) Vanessa and Lauren. The newest issue is now available on your iPad and in stores. It was such a pleasure to work with Vanessa and Lauren on their wedding. You may know Vanessa Kreckel from her amazing company, Two Paper Dolls. The paper goodies of this wedding were off the chain! I can’t wait to share with you more images from Carla Ten Eyck of this truly special day… but for now, please pick a copy of Martha Stewart Weddings to see more details of the day!
Planning, Coordination & Design: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Paper Art: Two Paper Dolls
Location: The Barn at Walnut Hill
Catering: Eventide Oyster Co.
Floral Design / Props: Floral Fauna
Hair: Catie & Amy
Makeup: Diva Borrelli
Musicians: Carte Blanche of Elan Artists
Videography: I Do Films
DJ: Elan Artists
Airstream Trailer: Vintage Maine Vacations
Tents: Sperry Tents
Lighting & Draping: Ryan Designs
Furniture: rEvolve Furniture Company
Rentals: New England Country Rentals
The newest issue of our style newsletter, A Jubilee Event, is waiting in your inbox! This month we’re uncovering our favorite trend, more details about our destination brand A Jubilee Event: Caribbean, and some destination wedding inspiration from Barbados! If you don’t subscribe no worries– you can view the issue here.
We are so thrilled to have THREE features in the newest issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide! Thank you to the team at this wonderful publication for raising the bar on event inspiration– and be sure to check out our Real Wedding by Owner and Creative Director Candice Coppola and two Editorial Photoshoots by Diana Chouinard and Libby Basile. The best part is you can view the entire magazine online but we recommend buying a copy, too. Happy Thursday! x
As one of our favorite publications, Bliss Celebrations Magazine, prepares to launch its 2015 issue this week, I thought we ought to blog our photoshoot for their 2014 cover! I know– how belated– right? Well the truth is, every time I sat down to blog all this gorgeousness I got overwhelmed by the vast number of beautiful images from Carla Ten Eyck and all the pretty details we put together with the best team. No, seriously. I tried and tried, but looking through these hundreds of pictures I couldn’t figure out where to start!
The concept for this photoshoot was from a white and gold t-shirt I bought at j.crew with pineapples on it. Then, I found myself flipping through InStyle Magazine and saw the most preciously branded cans of sangria. Don’t ask me how we managed to pull off such a fabulous photoshoot from those two sources of inspiration– but this will go down as one of my absolute favorite collaborations with a team of wedding creatives who pour every ounce of their energy into making something beautiful!
That is the best part about doing these editorial photoshoots– the creative team. I always find myself leaving, with my car bursting at the seems with props (which were neatly packed on the way there, but somehow, nothing seems to fit back the way you had it the first time!), feeling utterly fulfilled and down-right awestruck at the level of talent I’ve managed to find myself amongst. When I opened our company in 2007 I never thought for a million years our work would be featured, but even moreso, I never thought how a creative team such as this would bring such happiness into the soul of my career!
This shoot is filled with so much joyful prettiness, but there are some things I want to point out as my favorites. When I called Diane Guadett after showing her the inspiration and said, “what do you think of a floral table runner?”, she loved the idea. Never in my wildest dreams did I think she would bring the mother of all floral table runners, filed with hundreds of vibrantly colored flowers. When she walked in, I think Carla Ten Eyck almost had a brain aneurysm. It was so fantastically gorgeous and over the top, yet in these images, feels so natural and wondrous.
There is no denying how much our company loves working with Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant. Every project we have the opportunity to work on with her, be it with clients or photoshoots, she always blows us away. Nichole thinks about every meticulous detail as it relates to what she’s going to produce– and has the ability to see beyond what the inspiration is and make it her own. For this photoshoot she literally took my breath away. And then she showed up with all these quirky bits and pieces from her vast collection of estate sale winnings (she has the stamina to find cool stuff everywhere– the side of the road, in the dumpster, at some tag sale in your neighborhood– I can never understand how she gets so lucky! I only find baby cribs with 5 year old spit-up and old thigh masters) like the bronze candelabras and that animal figurine, which I embarrassingly don’t know what type of animal it is. For this paper story, she was on hand to style every frame that Carla took, and spent hours on the floor perfectly tweaking each piece of paper until she was happy with it.
We invited Rick of Emily’s Catering to be part of this shoot not only because we love him to pieces, but because he is doing some wonderful things with our clients’ events. He was food styling his heart out and did a tremendous job! Tracking down mini bottles of Makers Mark (Carla’s second aneurysm of the day), mini bottles of St. Germain and Don Julio. I respect Rick because he is a chef first, and a caterer second, always wanting to wow and impress our clients on any event we recommend him for.
My fashion partner in crime, Beth Chapman, never disappoints. She can put together any kind of style, from boho to Jackie O and it works. As with me, this photoshoot was intrinsically Beth: lady-like bows, stripes, pearls, big hair buns and rose colored cheeks. There is no fashion stylist in the state of Connecticut who has the foresight, dedication, and genuine passion for what she does.
Our friends at Ryan Designs provided these fabulous bars (which they built originally for us!) with bronze sequin fronts, the custom sequin chandeliers and the gorgeous crystal chandeliers above Libby’s dessert display. To say we love the team at Ryan Designs is an understatement. They are the best in the business and add so much beauty to our events– and we couldn’t do what we do without them. Plus, they are the kindest most genuine people you will ever come across.
I hope you enjoy these gorgeous images from Carla Ten Eyck below. It goes without saying how much we love working with her! :)
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Overall Shoot Design & Planning: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Dessert Table Styling: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events
Bar Cart Styling: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore
Paper Story & Styling: Nichole Michel, Coral Pheasant
Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Hair: Catie Bane
Floral Design: Diane Guadett
Food Styling: Emily’s Catering
Bars & Chandeliers: Ryan Designs
Table, Chairs, Dessert Table, Book Shelf & Bar Backs: Luxe Event Rentals
Wedding Cake: Ana Parzych
Cookies & Cupcakes: Sweet Maria’s
French Macarons: Le Petit France
Linen: La Tavola Linen
Tableware: Party Rental Ltd.
Specialty Glassware: Juliska
Location: The Loading Dock, Stamford CT
We are so thrilled to have our Caribbean company, A Jubilee Event: Caribbean, featured in Modern Luxury Bride Magazine! Thank you so much to Susan Moynihan for writing such a lovely piece, introducing our new services in the Caribbean. Stay tuned for the launch of our website, coming shortly. In the meantime, you can view the new issue in its entirety online.
As soon as Jasmine sent me images of Stella and Brian’s gorgeous May wedding at The Webb Barn in Wethersfield, Connecticut– I knew I was going to have a hard time condensing the images down for this blog post. Her images immediately transported me back to this fun, family-oriented, vibrant, jubilant, humorous, loving, and special day. Stella and Brian put so much thought into their wedding. I mean, they really thought about what they wanted this day to be. It wasn’t just beautiful to the eyes– it was beautiful to the heart.
They incorporated both their unique heritages in so many ways– and one of my favorite elements of this day was the “family tree” they were married alongside, which had pictures of those important marriages who came before them. After the ceremony, the took an impromptu polaroid of themselves with their guests seated as a backdrop, and added the image to an empty frame to complete the tree. It was so moving and unique!
Stella was one of the most beautiful brides we’ve ever had– perfectly herself in every way. I loved her gown, which had a hint of this blush / beige tone and of course, her gorgeous floral crown!
After guests enjoyed a personal and moving ceremony, they mingled and cocktailed on the patio outside the barn, enjoying lawn games, a glass (or two!) from the whiskey bar, and delicious nibbles from Emily’s Catering. As dinner began, they transitioned over to the lawn under a beautiful sunset with cafe lights above, long wooden tables nestled in the trees, and gold crowns for them to wear. Can I tell you how much I love these crowns? This crowd of family and friends were a jubilant bunch to begin with, but when then put them all on, they immediately shined brighter. I love the images of everyone toasting to Stella and Brian’s love with their fun crowns on!
The tablescapes were filled with gorgeous, colorful flowers in a variety of unique containers. There were books stacked with posy vases and little gold animal figurines (in looking at Jazzy’s images, some of these animals seem to have a life of their own and a personality to match!).
After dinner, they danced the night away inside the barn and headed off into the evening to continue the festivities. It was such a distinct pleasure to be part of this gorgeous and heartwarming wedding! Thank you to Jasmine of C10 Studios for these beautiful, beautiful images!
Photography: Jasmine @ C10 Studios
Planning & Coordination: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Location: The Webb Barn, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Floral Design: Just For You Weddings
Lighting: Shoreline AV
Beauty: The Beauty Entourage
Entertainment: DJ Reborn, Heartbeats Everywhere
Rentals: New England Country Rentals
Our newest issue of A Jubilee Event style newsletter is out– and we wanted to share! Filled with a lot of inspiration for your upcoming soiree, we talk about infusing patterns into your event, styling the perfect bar cart and more. Come have a look at our newest issue and be sure to subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter directly to your inbox!