A Jubilee Event: Megan + Mike’s Nautical & Lobster Style Rehearsal Dinner at Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield, Connecticut


I’m so excited to share with you the wedding weekend of Megan and Mike– which started on a beautiful Friday evening at Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield, Connecticut! Megan and Mike were such a pleasure to work with– they had such wonderful personalities and style– and it showed with the first event of the weekend! Megan and I had worked together on her Lobster-themed, super preppy rehearsal dinner for several months. The Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield had just undergone a major renovation and I have to say, they did a fabulous job! The location is to die for right on Fairfield Beach and with the natural nautical touches, it was easy to bring in our favorite preppy nautical elements.

We had handsome blue seersucker linens on the dining tables with playful navy rope linens for cocktail hour overlooking the water. The tables were brightened by the gorgeous yellow and white floral design, created by Elisabeth from BLUSH Floral. We created little chalk board signs that stood inside each arrangement, naming each table after one of Megan and Mike’s favorite New England destinations!

The menu was your classic lobster bake so we had big red buckets on the tables for lobster shells (and cute instructions designed by Coral Pheasant on how to crack open those suckas!), bibs to catch any lobster dribbles (also designed by Coral Pheasant) and red lobster crackers which guests took home as a favor! And what fantastic caterer served up all that Lobster and Corn on the Cob? Outdoor Cookers, of course!

And to make it even THAT much better, we had our fav, Mr. Bruce Plotkin, on hand to document the entire weekend. Thank you Bruce for these wonderful images!











Planning, Rentals & Design: Jubilee Events
Photography: Bruce Plotkin
Catering: Outdoor Cookers
Floral Design: BLUSH Floral
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant

A Jubilee Event: Jenn + Nitin Part II The Western Celebration in Groton, Connecticut


You saw Part I of Jenn and Nitin’s gorgeous wedding day and, now, prepare your hearts for Part II! Julie, Jazz, and Ryan of Carla Ten Eyck Studios were on hand again to capture every perfect piece! Inspired by the fall season and our morning ceremony, we dressed the Branford House in rich colors of red, yellow, orange, and purple. The energy from that morning carried over to our evening ceremony and even doubled as the night got started!

Jenn and Nitin celebrated their vows facing the Long Island Sound, and recessed to tossed confetti and well wishes from their guests. Watching the sun set over their first dance was nothing less than magical. Every detail of that night left guests in awe—from Jenn’s stunning wedding dress handmade especially by her sister, Steph Chudy, to the incredible and lively dance party that brought everyone to their feet, from the to-die-for macaroons that Jenn’s friend and owner of The Love Confection conjured up, to the handmade floral pots that Jenn’s mom designed. (This family and their creative genes, I wish I could have them dressing me and designing my home!) I’m not sure I can look at the photos of Jenn in her dress tiptoeing around the lawn without an excited squeal escaping. I know I’m not the only one!

Jenn and Nitin—thank you does not cover how much we all appreciate the chance we had to work with you on your absolutely amazing wedding day! We wish you all the best and send all of our love. Looking forward to a  date to taste all of your favorite treats next time we’re in the city! XOXO

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Credit Reel

Photography: Julie, Jazz, and Ryan; Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Planning, Design & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Branford House, Groton, CT
Dress: Steph Chudy
Stroopwafels: The Good Batch
Marshmallows: Whimsy and Spice
Wedding Day Paper: Coral Pheasant Stationery; Programs designed by the Bride and Groom
Musicians: Golden Scroll Soloists
Macaroons: The Love Confection
Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Bride’s Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore


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