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!
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
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
We are so excited to be featured in the newest issue of Southern New England Weddings: Destinations Magazine! For the design of this shoot I chose a “sherbet” inspired color story– soft colors in light pinks, mints, yellows, greens with a hint of gold. I love this color story for a spring-time wedding, but it can really translate into any season depending on where your wedding is! The Cottage House at Lord Thompson Manor made the perfect backdrop with it’s clean white palette against all our feminine and soft tones.
Some of my favorite details from the day are the large Geronimo Balloon with its gold and ivory tassels– so fun and playful! I adore the mini plates we used from BHLDN on our tablescape with varying floral designs in soft colors. Our florist created a blanket of spring-time flowers in soft colors down the center of the table, using tulips to give the arrangement height and dimension.
With our paper story, Nichole of Coral Pheasant used beautiful floral patterns mixed with gorgeous typography. I absolutely adored the scroll style menu cards! Miriam, owner of Taste by Spellbound, was not only our confectionary designer for the shoot but also one of our models! She creative a variety of pastel colored delicious eats such as French Macarons, Petit buttercream cakes, Madeline trees and Miniature truffle cakes.
Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore incorporated current fashion and vintage pieces into the styled looks for our models. From a mint green sequin top from TOVA’s Vintage Shop to big tulle skirts and antique gold jewels. Love! And this was all photographed by the colorful and talented Carla Ten Eyck (of course!).
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Shoot Design: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore
Location: The Cottage House at Lord Thompson Manor
Makeup: d.d. nickel makeup studio
Hair: Catie Bane
Floral Design: Charlotte Designs
Confections: Taste by Spellbound
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.
Napkin: La Tavola Linen