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Spring Orchard Wedding Inspiration at Hickory Hill Orchards


Last fall we had the great pleasure of meeting Kate Kudish, the events coordinator for Hickory Hill Orchards in Cheshire, CT. Her family owned and operated fruit orchard had recently opened itself up to couples looking to marry in Connecticut and we were invited to tour the stunning, 33-acres of property. Needless to say, we were inspired by the natural beauty of the orchard and teamed up with Kate, along with several of our favorite vendors, to design a styled shoot around the spring blooms that came to life each May.

We let nature be our guide when selecting a color palette—bold pinks and bright whites with a hint of green. We also added some rich berry tones and lipstick shades to liven it up. We wanted to keep the look fresh and polished, but still feel very natural and organic.

While our bride and groom shared a private and romantic first look in between the rows of budding peach trees, flower girls clad in fluffy tutus were ready to welcome guests to the main event. Dinner was set just beyond the orchard so diners could take in the whole view of the flowering trees. Octavia and Brown provided the most unique vintage rentals, which included bold red folding chairs that popped against the pink trees and the most plush, pink settee. Mismatched vintage china from Borrowed, and the prettiest pink blooms from Blush Floral Design garnisheed the tabletop. Our paper details from Patti Murphy Designs brought in a beautiful, laid back watercolor print that helped tie everything together. We carried these detail throughout our entire story—including the sweetest custom sleeves for Hickory Hill’s signature cider doughnut treat!

Of course, no styled shoot would be complete without cake, and for that we had our good friend Maria Bruscino Sanchez of Sweet Maria’s on hand with her famous mouth-watering treats, including a three-tiered naked chocolate cake with coffee buttercream frosting!

Our models were well taken care of by Dana Bartone and Company and Simply Gorgeous by Erin. Chelsea of took care of dressing the ladies, while Valentino Tailors outfitted our groom in the most lux marsala suit coat that fit our color story perfectly!

We’re lucky to have had the amazing Anaise Prince there to capture it all! Scroll down to see more of her images from this beautiful shoot!


















From Event Coordinator, Kate Kudish: “Our venue prides itself on the rustic yet well-maintained landscape architecture and the charming farm aesthetic, including stone walls, natural wood fencing, and the classic American red barn and Ford tractor. With the option to bring in the vendors of your choice, you may design your ideal event around the ethereal natural beauty of 35 acres of rolling pastures, weeping willow trees and a heart-shaped pond.”

Vendor Credits:
Shoot Design: Libby and Diana of Jubilee Events
Location: Hickory Hill Orchard, Cheshire, CT
Photography: Anaise Prince Photography
Bride + Bridesmaid Fashion: Everthine Bridal Boutique
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Hair: Dana Bartone + Co.
Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Cakes: Sweet Maria’s
Rentals: Borrowed
Octavia Brown
Stationery: Patti Murphy Designs
Menswear: Valentino Tailors
Flower Girls’ Tutus: Body Wrappers

An Opulent Winter Inspired Shoot at Gedney Farm

At this time, we all may be getting a little tired of the cold weather. On this picture-perfect day, we could not have been happier with the snow covered grounds! At Gedney Farm, Jubilee Events and many other talented minds joined forces to create an opulent wintery setting, rich with texture–wood and fur being our top two choices. Mother Nature served the color white and we touched it up with more masculine tones of navy, burnt orange, charcoal, and silver. To bring in a more modern look, we laid the furs across our mirrored farm table and aluminum Alloy chairs that were just to die for!

We loved that this design can be extended to any type of event, whether it be a winter wedding, an upscale dinner party, or other social gathering. Often times we see weddings are tailored to a more elegant, glamorous, feminine feel and having a different look for inspiration and ideas is a great way to make your story unique and easily remembered! The dark barn walls were perfect for our vision and the warm glow of our marquee lighting and signs added a pop of fun and creativity to our warm, inviting dinner table, which was overflowing crisp branches bursting out of colorful, natural blooms!

This shoot wouldn’t have been what it was without the team we had–from the gorgeous sweater dress and velvet tux our bride and groom, respectively, wore, to the custom LOVE lighting display over and behind our table to our sweet horse, Mr. Eddison that couldn’t get enough of the camera. Our approach to this shoot was a common idea–to go in and push boundaries, expose more of our creativity, and have fun!

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Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Creative Direction: Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Hana Floral Design
Fashion Styling: The White Dress by the Shore
Paper: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Cake: But a Dream Custom Cakes
Beauty: Erica Martell
Hair: Emily Reale
Rentals: Reserve Modern Event Rentals and Rentals Unlimited
Lighting: Ryan Designs
Location: Gedney Farm

A Jubilee Event: Cinco de Mayo Inspired Wedding

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of today’s festivities we wanted to share some Cinco de Mayo inspiration in this shoot conceptualized by Carla Ten Eyck (a lover of her strong Mexican heritage) and collaborated on by a team of fabulous vendors. Originally featured on Style Me Pretty many moons ago, this inspirational shoot still tugs at my heart as one of my favorites. The colors, the simplicity yet complexity, and all the goodies nestled within the alter that Diana & Tony worked on together. Enjoy!



















Photography & Design: Carla Ten Eyck
Prop Set Up: Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Tony Palmeri of Green Dahlia
Paper Story: Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant
Gown: The White Dress by the shore
Beauty: Dana Bartone & Co.
Custom Headpiece: Twigs & Honey

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