There is nothing I love more than that perfect fall day–the crisp smell that the air holds, the vibrant colors of the trees, and the rich foods that make our mouth water. Megan and Trey had the perfect fall day for a wedding! Their day was dressed up in purples and ivory with rustic touches around every corner, guests dined on only the most sinfully favored foods and chocolates, and the chill was just enough to make you snuggle up next to the one you love.
We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mary Beth, the fabulous mother of the bride, who was so sweet and warm, just like our amazing couple. It was truly a pleasure to witness such an day in the life of a beautiful family. Megan, Trey, and Mary Beth: thank you all so much for allowing us to be a part of this moment. We wish you all the best in the world and send all of our love your way!
Photography: ROBERT & KATHLEEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Planning, Coordination & Rentals: JUBILEE EVENTS
Venue: BROOKLAWN COUNTRY CLUB
Stationery: CORAL PHEASANT STATIONERY + DESIGN
Beauty: DANA BARTONE & CO.
Cake: A LITTLE IMAGINATION CAKES
Floral Design: BLUSH FLORAL DESIGN
Band: SEARCH PARTY
When a beautiful girl gets together with a dapper man and you add in two warm, welcoming, happy, and downright fun families with several friends who know how to throw a dance party, it spells out a recipe for a pretty magnificent and upbeat wedding day! As in the case of all our weddings, it was bittersweet to see this one come to an end. It was impossible to leave without the biggest smile across your face!
We started the weekend off with Rachel and Dan’s rehearsal dinner, a light hearted BBQ with cornhole, garden lights, and a messy-fingered menu that was to die for! We had intended to have our dinner outside, but Mother Nature had other plans for the evening. So we put on our rain boots on and went to Plan B, which was just as beautiful! She was thanked the next day when we had the most perfect weather for the wedding.
On the wedding day, the sky was blue, the grass was a bright, plush green, and we couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque setting. Elisabeth of Blush Floral Design helped us to create one of my most favorite ceremony settings ever–a perfect garden ceremony with pops of pink and purple that led right up to the large Oak tree in the North Courtyard of Berkeley College. From there, guests made their way to the South Courtyard for cocktail hour. The reception took place indoors, with high ceilings and long tables lined with lace and the biggest buds you will ever see!
If you are ever in New Haven, especially on the Yale Campus, look up! There is so much beautiful architecture and your surroundings will astound you. Berkeley College is packed with just as much beauty–we really couldn’t have created a better location if we had tried. Rachel and Dan, thank you for having us, and even more so for allowing us to share in such a beautiful day! We wish you all the best and 100 years of happiness and love! XO
Coordination + Design: Jubilee Events
Photography: Grazier Photography
Catering: Yale Catering
Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design
Beauty: Jennie Fresa Makeup + Skin Boutiquerie, Wedlocks by Amanda
Ceremony + Reception Location: Berkeley College
Entertainment: Red Hook
Rental Furniture: New England Country Rentals, AFR Events, Party Rental through Jubilee Events
Brooks and Kevin’s wedding was amazing– the preppy details, the delicious pub style food for dinner, the gorgeous color story and of course, their wonderful family and friends. I so enjoyed working with them both on this day and we could have never anticipated that Hurricane Sandy would send their wedding plans into a tailspin, leaving their original wedding reception location heavily damaged. In two weeks time we had to make a huge change and thankfully, the wonderful team at The Guilford Yacht Club came to our rescue! Now, looking back, I couldn’t picture their wedding anywhere else.
Madison is an important town to Brooks and her family– she spent many summers as a kid visiting her grandparents’ beautiful home on the water. So, when it came time deciding on the location of her and Kevin’s wedding, they knew that this town with special meaning was the perfect place. The ceremony was held in the heart of town at The First Congregational Church. Brooks and Kevin drove off in their neighbors old Chevy pick up truck for a stellar party at The Guilford Yacht Club.
I loved Brooks’ attention to detail. She really owned some projects and made them her own– everything from the custom pillows she made for each guests, the hand lettered table assignments and signs through out the wedding (does she not have GORGEOUS penmanship?! I told her to start her own business!), and the pennant flags she sewed which we draped throughout our bar tent! Inside the main tent we had long, family style dining with custom made fabric runners (also by Brooks!) and the centerpieces were baskets filled with flowers, designed by Blush Floral Design. It was one of the most beautiful and creative ideas and the baskets were reused from another event in her family!
Guests dinned on a menu truly inspired by pub food like Fish n’ Chips and NY Strip, with condiments designed into the table decor. We even had bowls of homemade mini pickles on the table for guests to enjoy!
See the beautiful images and details as captured by Carla Ten Eyck and her team below. x!
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Planning, Coordination & Rentals: Jubilee Events
Tent: Sperry Tents Greenwich
Lighting: Ryan Designs
Beauty: Jennie Fresa
Catering & Reception: The Guilford Yacht Club
Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design
Calligraphy & Paper: The Bride
Bridal Boutique: The White Dress by the shore
Bluegrass Band: Chasing Blue