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

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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

 

Jenn + Nitin A Jubilee Event Part I: The Hindu Ceremony in Groton, Connecticut

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Going through the images from the incredibly savvy and talented Julie, Jazz, and Ryan from Carla Ten Eyck Studios, my heart begins to spill over. I have yet to get through all of these photos without an overwhelming sense of appreciation and love–all for Jenn and Nitin who gave us the wonderful chance to work with them through their three part fete. That’s correct, I said three parts! Little did any of us know that we would all fall in love with these two by the end of planning, for they are one of the loveliest, most compassionate, and bubbly couples I’ve ever come into contact with. Their wedding…prepare yourself! The detail, the colors, and the dancing were in no short supply that day!

The first part was their gorgeous Korean celebration that was only a small indication of the party to come–a small and intimate affair, but fun nonetheless.  The next day, we started off in Groton, CT where Jenn and Nitin rose with the sun. Bless these two as they had such a long day ahead of them, yet they were nothing but smiles all day and all night! There was a quote from Jenn and Nitin’s ceremony: “Marriage unites two families, not only two individuals,” that couldn’t have been more true and perfect that day! A large group of guests gathered together for the baraat, which is the groom’s procession to the ceremony. All friends and both families lively danced, sang, and celebrated Nitin and the moments to come. It was hard not to stop and join in or watch the procession. As we could see from the pools of people surrounding us–the energy was completely contagious!

From there, we witnessed the most beautiful marriage ceremony dripping in red, yellow, marigolds, and flower petals. As with all weddings, it is a privilege to be a part of the story and the love on a wedding day, but to understand the steps they take to become one and the symbolism behind each ritual left us in awe. It was truly extraordinary!

Jenn and Nitin–thank you for inviting us to be a part of your beautiful story that day. I can’t wait to relive Part II of your wedding day and feel the excitement bursting all over again! XO

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Credit Reel

Photography: Julie, Jazz, and Ryan; Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Planning, Design & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Mirch Masala
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT
Henna: Saundarya Beauty Parlor
Celebrant: Shastri Vinayak Pathak
Mandap: Ryan Designs
Wedding Day Paper: Crafted and embossed by the bride
Musicians: Shaadi Ki Shehnai 
Horse: Loon Meadow Farms
Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Videography: Keith Massimino
Bride’s Shoes: Manola Blahnik

Top Five Oscar Party Ideas

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Who doesn’t love the Academy Awards? One of the most glamorous nights in Hollywood deserves to be celebrated with a lavish party. And Vanity Fair, one of my favorite magazines, usually does the best job at doing just that. So I looked to the magazine for some inspiration for throwing a party of my own. I love how using the magazine’s branding in the decor makes for a sophisticated look, while really letting the stars (and their gorgeous gowns) shine. Some of my favorite elements are the jaw-dropping step and repeat made of lush shrubbery and a photobooth for the stars. I think these would all make great additions to a party, and would be great spots for companies to emphasize their own branding at a corporate event. This can work for a smaller gathering, too. A simple color palette of black and white and crisp paper elements, such as menu cards and voting ballots, create a stylish and sophisticated look. No matter the scale of the event you plan, don’t forget the popcorn!

1. via Vanity Fair 2. via Twig & Thistle 3. via Prepfection 4. via A Piece of Toast 5. via Vanity Fair

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