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A Jubilee Event: Jordan + Mike’s Colorful Fall Home Wedding in Hamden, Connecticut

Jordan! My dear Jordan! My kindred spirit in all things cupcakes and dessert. Kind, genuine, and charmingly funny, all traits mirrored in her hubby, Mike! Behind everything the other one did, you always saw some helpful intent, something that said “I am here to take care of you.” Behind every action and every word was warmth and love. As I went through these images, the ones most noticeable were those of Jordan and Mike smiling. I found myself doing the same as I spent time with each one because their happiness is so infectious!! Tell me you didn’t do this as well!

Details and decor are something we have a keen appetite for and our family knew just how to love it the same!  Not only was our church the most stunningly ornate setting for our vows that day, but the bride’s family’s home was packed with keepsakes and ornamentation that told a story about them. Inside the home, Jordan’s mom had displayed her own wedding dress — as well as those of other family members — and let me tell you, they are gorgeous! It made you feel like that little girl that ooh-ed and aah-ed over the array of gowns in the windows as you passed by.

Set under a dreamy Sperry Tent with lights to match the twinkling night sky, we created a room that would be colorful, energetic, and the perfect complement of summer and fall as we fell right into that particular season. We were so lucky to have the works of Elisabeth from Blush Floral Design gracing our tables and tent. To pair with our blue and slate tones in our linens and stationery, our florals were packed with warms hues in cranberry, marsala, and blush, bursting from their gold vessels (the dahlias!!!)! We used this plan for our table decor to inspire our amazing paper story, created and designed by one of our favorite masterminds, Nichole from Coral Pheasant Stationery.

Now this family was one after my own heart. As you may have gathered in my entirely too brief explanation of how wonderful Jordan and Mike are, these two are food lovers, most specifically in terms of dessert – my kind of people! One of my favorite details of this wedding was the create-your-own cupcake bar, courtesy of the amazing Sweet Maria’s. Here, guests selected their favorite flavor cupcake, buttercream filling, buttercream topping in any design they wish, and a few additional goodies to add a signature flare. Two of the most important aspects of the event came together in a smashing way!

My other favorite? Well, what happens when you have a little time between the end of the ceremony and the beginning of your reception? It only made sense to bring along an ice cream truck, none other than College Creamery, stocked with all of the nostalgic treats that we think of when we hear the jingle of the truck’s melody approaching our street.

Jordan and Mike, thank you both so much for allowing us to be a part of such a fairy tale day! We so appreciate you letting us into your home and bringing your story to life there. We wish you many days of happiness paired with endless amounts of sweets. Cheers to you and your families!! XO


Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Ceremony Location: Saint Stanislaus Church
Reception Location: Bride’s Childhood Home
Event Planning + Design:  Diana of Jubilee Events
Flowers: Blush Floral Design
Videography: Vantage Point Films
Catering: Eli’s on Whitney
Music: DJ Eko
Bride’s gown: Modern Trousseau
Stationery + Bar Panels: Coral Pheasant Stationery
Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone + Co.
Ice Cream Truck: College Creamery
Cake + Cupcake Bar: Sweet Maria’s
Tent: Greenwich Tent Co.
Tent Decor + Lighting: Drape Art Designs
Rentals: La Tavola Linen, Party Rental, Ltd., Rentals Unlimited/ PEAK Event Services, Gather + Lounge


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1 Comment

  • Candice
    December 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Beautifully written, Diana. I just love reading about our couples through your eyes. Jordan and Mike’s wedding was beyond gorgeous and I adore all the personal and historical touches. How amazing is it that we get to do this wonderful job for a living– with beautiful people like J&M!

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