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When people ask about my family, I can’t help but excitedly express, “Oh, it’s a big family! Passionate, fun… the best really!” But, you know what? I walk away from each wedding with a little more family than I started off with. The Bozzutos and Marescas were no exception. They not only opened their amazing home, but hearts, to everyone. They are such a warm, tight knit group of people that planning their day felt like the best part of putting together a family holiday, making the day one of the most memorable weddings to grace a summer day. Not only did we have the best setting for Amanda and Joe’s wedding, but their day birthed the idea to host more weddings and events at their family farm, perfectly known as Heritage Homestead right here in quaint Northford. The views of Southern Connecticut are beautifully natural and create the perfect backdrop for any ceremony or tented reception and we cannot wait to get back there for more amazing events!

Their tent from Greenwich Tent Co. and the on site pavilion housed all of our guests that evening. Soft, ethereal draping and gold pendant chandeliers watched over all the toasts and cheers while guests gathered on our various lounges set up throughout both spaces. Instead of a sit down dinner, we opted for a more relaxed cocktail style menu, where the ever-amazing A Thyme to Cook provided spreads of fresh, savory offerings across thoughtfully designed farm tables and hand passed trays. Our bride, Amanda of A. Marie Designs, one of the head honchos behind Heritage Homestead, designed all of the paper and signage for her day. Starting with the textural cotton paper from Copper Willow Paper Studio, beautifully plated with gold calligraphy all the way to the hand detailed mirrors and glass panels, there was no detail left undone.

Amanda and Joe had been together from a young age and their love story still held every bit of admiration and eager anticipation for all of life’s adventures together and this was felt by everyone who knew them! Their smiles were infectious and brilliant. Their excitement overflowing. Better than Batman and Robin, a beach and a cocktail, chocolate and peanut butter, everyone who was in their presence knew this was a duo better than the rest. I was very lucky to work closely with the stunning Amanda and her mom, Kathy, the two most wonderful hearts and spirits you will ever meet. They were one of those families who were just so excited to be getting all of their family and friends together and celebrate. And boy did we! Those fireworks were a surprise to everyone!

Cheers to Amanda and Joe, their lovable, amazing families and the new addition on the way! Thank you for making us a part of your family – we can’t wait to see you all again and look forward to all your amazing property will produce! XO

CREDIT REEL

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location: Heritage Homestead
Event Planning + Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Catering: A Thyme to Cook
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Videography: MV Film Production
Officiant: Victoria Burdick
Music: Max Baun, CZone Music; Percussionist – Marcus Santos, CZone Music
Bride’s gown: Katie May – Everthine Bridal Boutique
Beauty: Hair- Chloe Abrams; Makeup – Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Adrianna Papell
Lounge Furniture + Bars: Rentals Unlimited, Luxe Event Rentals, PBD Events
Live Painter: Mark DeSilva
Lighting, Tent + Pavilion Decor: Ryan Designs
Tent: Greenwich Tent Co.

Our company has had the privilege of helping a lot of our colleagues in the wedding industry get married, but today’s wedding is such a special one for me to share– it’s the wedding of one of my closest friends! Steve and I have been good friends for a number of years. Thinking back on all the years we’ve known one another, we have a lot of hilarious memories shared between us. He has always been one of the few people in my life who I consider to be a trusted adviser– and I’m grateful for his friendship.

So, since I know Steve so well, I thought I would share a little more about him and how this day came to be! You could say that Steve was probably the most eligible bachelor in Connecticut– perhaps all of the tri-state area depending on who you talked to. BUT– he was also pretty unlucky in love. He even got pretty far in the casting process of Andi’s season of the Bachelorette but didn’t end up making it to the limo, which in hindsight, was perhaps the best rejection he’d ever been met with. Because…

I still remember the day he called me to tell me about a woman he had met who he really liked. I was a bit skeptical– NOT of the woman, but of Steve! I told him that no matter where this budding romance went he should always have her best interest in mind. He agreed, and over the course of a few months, his romance with Lauren Ann (his now wife) grew. I also remember the day he told me that he had fallen in love with her and he thought she could be “the one.” He confided in me that he wanted to propose and soon, the hunt for the most beautiful engagement ring began. He spent a lot of time researching the beautiful rose gold ring he proposed to Lauren Ann with, and my husband and I were so elated that the two had made it official. The countdown to the wedding was on!

Lauren Ann is more than the perfect match for Steve– she is Steve– but with beautiful blonde hair and a better sense of humor! She is everything you could wish for in a partner for someone you care about– kind, thoughtful, HONEST, funny, beautiful, talented and totally devoted. Their love story is really special because the two had taken very different paths in life, but fate intervened and brought them together.

Steve has been a wedding photographer for a long time and has photographed hundreds (if not thousands) of beautiful celebrations over the years. When it came to his own wedding, he and Lauren Ann wanted to celebrate their love in a place that was special to them. They both live in the small coastal town of Guilford, Connecticut and incorporated so many personal touches on this beautiful spring day. From the locally sourced favors to the grocery store on the town green as their wedding venue, their wedding was truly a home town wedding.

They also enlisted some of their closest friends and colleagues in the wedding industry– actually– all their vendors were friends! From Beth Chapman from The White Dress by the shore who dressed Lauren Ann to Robert Norman, a photographer who officiated the wedding. They had a general vision and let all their vendors run with it (which for us, is the best!), and the outcome was nothing short of beautiful. I think the detail that left us all in awe was the barren apple tree Yumiko Fletcher from Hana Floral Design transformed into a blooming backdrop for their ceremony. YES– that tree was nothing more than grey sticks until Yumiko and her team made it into what you see. Incredible!

A special thank you to Justin & Mary for the beautiful images from the day. J&M are also dear friends to Steve and have been since he opened his photography business. I know they were so moved to photograph his wedding and I feel as though the photographs reflect that.

Congrats LA & Steve and happy almost 1 year anniversary! I love you both and I can’t wait to see what is in store for your family and marriage in the years to come.

 

 

 

 

CREDIT REEL

Photography: Justin + Mary Marantz
Ceremony Location: Bishop’s Orchards
Reception location and Catering: The Marketplace At Guilford Food Center
Event Planning:  Diana and Libby of Jubilee Events
Flowers and Ceremony Tree: Hana Floral Design
Videography: Jeremy WhiteSteve DePino
Officiant: Robert Norman
Music: DJ Eko from HeartBeatsEverywhere
Bride’s gown: Hayley Paige from The White Dress By The Shore
Bride’s accessories: Studio1040 and ConsiderTheWldflwrs rings; Pilcro shoes
Hair and Makeup: Deanna Nickel
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ASOS
Flower Girl dresses: Etsy
Groom’s suit: Suitsupply
Groom’s accessories: The Tie Bar tie and pocket square; J. Crew shirt
Lighting: Steve DePino
Bridal styling: Beth Chapman

It is not lost on us how privileged we are to be a part of so many couples’ and families’ personal history. We have earned the opportunity to witness incredible examples of love, family, and celebration. It is so bittersweet to see a wedding day draw to a close – we love to see the entire planning and design process come to life and we absolutely adore seeing the faces of our beloved clients when they walk into their space, but saying goodbye is the worst! Our couples become our friends… a part of our own little family.

Sumiko and Max made this beyond easy. They are so kind, beautiful, and such selfless people. They possess the most infectious personalities that make you want to hang out and get to know them. They’re fun and they always have a way of making everyone around them grin from ear to ear. Their families highlighted these traits and were the most wonderful addition to this planning process!

Mirroring their personalities, Sumiko and Max’s design was filled with bright, colorful bursts of pink and blush speckled with soft ivory and classic gold. Priam Vineyard was the perfect backdrop, hugging us in rows and rows of lush green vines. Their beautiful floral arch was constructed by a dear friend, but we still cannot get over those gorgeous dahlias by Blush Floral Design! They, without exaggeration, exceeded the size of our heads. Our tables were dressed with the same breathtaking florals in an array of vintage gold vessels on top of the most playfully perfect linens to emulate an elegant garden party.

The fun and energy was never in short supply! Max may have stolen the show with his dance moves, as you can see, and rightfully so. Nevertheless, we will never forget this day and we will never forget this couple. Sumiko and Max, thank you for allowing us to take part in such a momental day. Big hugs to you and we wish you all the happiness and love you gave all of us that day! XO

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CREDIT REEL

Planning, Coordination & Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Photography: J. Fierick
Location: Priam Vineyard
Catering: Riverhouse Catering
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Makeup: Dana Bartone + Co.
Musicians: Rhythm Collective
Videography: Buzz Media
Lighting & Draping: Ryan Designs
Rentals: La Tavola Linen, Party Rental Ltd.

This pretty diddy here embodied some of my favorite things ever! Colorful whimsy, polka dots, and most especially Katy and Jerimiah!! These two were so sweetly in love and they brought out a smile in everyone they came into contact with. Look at Katy’s expression in some of these photos – don’t you find yourself giggling along?

Summer is all about those bright hues, and we wanted to infuse as much color in our details as we could get our hands on. We added a dash of polka dots because, well, who doesn’t love polka dots, right? Her swiss dot Hayley Paige gown fit perfectly with our story and I will admit I was slightly obsessed. It had all of the playful elegance that matched this girl’s personality!

Take a peek at their story below and fall in love!

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VENDOR REEL

Design + Planning: Diana, Jubilee Events
Tent: Chase Canopy
Dress: Hayley Paige
Beauty: Jennie Fresa
Photography: Ali + Julie
Caterer: Emily’s Catering
Stationery: Patti Murphy
Florist: Just For You Floral Design
Lighting + Draping: Ryan Designs
Videography: Buzz Media Company

Here at Jubilee Events, we love all things wedding! Your wedding weekend is a passion project for all and it is more than just the big day. You have all of your closest family and friends excited to celebrate and many times you start the party with your rehearsal dinner! This is the perfect place to bring in more inspiration from your relationship or feature more casual fare.

Our couple wanted a Texas inspired Southern BBQ for their rehearsal, an aesthetic that varied from their modern, organic wedding design. When planning your rehearsal, we recommend talking with your florist about bringing in some arrangements for your tables. Who doesn’t love fresh bursts of flowers? We opted for a blue checkered linen, casual and comfortable, which provided the perfect balance for the pop of sunflowers. Hand sewn handkerchiefs donned as napkins as they sat amidst our candlelit picnic tables. Coupled with the wide collection of cowboy boots and the most savory pulled pork drenched in a homemade barbecue sauce you ever did taste, we were as good as the South!

You might also like to speak with your photographer about coming in for some time to capture the evening so you can remember the look of your guests and the toasts of the evening!

Most of all, enjoy! You’re getting ready for a big day and what better way to dive into the weekend!

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Design + Planning: Diana, Jubilee Events
Venue: Washington Club
Catering: Hill Country BBQ
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Florist: Blush Floral Design
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. through Jubilee Events

This wedding…! Tess, Jon, and their families are some of the best people you will ever meet! Their personalities were so wonderfully infectious, warm, and a pleasure to be around. They were the best people to work with and their guests mirrored their awesomeness. They lined up some of the best vendors across New England and, boy, did this become a night that will always be remembered!

From the moment Tess and Jon got engaged, they knew they wanted an outdoor wedding, which took place on a day full of sunshine and crisp pre-autumn air. Inspired by Tess’s signature earthy tones, the tables were lined with tall and plush blooms in natural greens, burlap, and plum purple spilling over candelabras and pouring out of iron lanterns from Blush Floral Designs. The rustic, wooden farm tables were dressed in romantic candlelight with the best, freshest fare from our favorites over at A Thyme to Cook. Many months later and guests are still raving about every detail of the day!

One of our favorite memories of the day was early on in the evening when we all witnessed the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen! The skies turned pink and orange and for just a brief moment, everyone took a minute to pause and take it all in. The night ended with a sparkler send off and, as Tess reminisces, they just make you feel like a kid again, and they also make for a really dreamy, almost fairytale-like moment running through them as husband and wife among all of their loved ones.

Tess and Jon, to you and your families, thank you for giving us the utmost pleasure of being a part of such a spectacular and memorable wedding and, more importantly, celebrating with an amazing group of people! We wish you all the best and a lifetime of happiness and beautiful sunsets. XO!

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