Join Candice and the Co-Authors of The White Dress in Color at Juliska

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Join Candice and her co-authors Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore and Carla Ten Eyck of Carla Ten Eyck Photography this Saturday, May 10th from 12PM – 4 PM for a Meet & Greet where we will be signing books and discussing the latest trends in weddings and bridal fashion! We’ll be joined by our pal Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant and the head makeup artist from Christopher Noland in Greenwich. We look forward to seeing you! xx

A Jubilee Event: Nicole & Patrick’s Modern Gatsby Affair at The Branford House Mansion, Groton Connecticut

I’m excited to share with you the gorgeous Gatsby inspired wedding of Nicole and Patrick at The Branford House Mansion in Groton, Connecticut! We had the opportunity to work with an all-star team of creatives to bring to life their vision and details (full list below the images). The day began for Nicole and her bridesmaids at The Steamboat Inn in Mystic and for Patrick and his groomsmen at The Salty Dog for fresh shaves. The ceremony was held at a gorgeous church in Waterford, decorated by Yumiko at Hana Floral with large gold candle pillars down the aisle with floral wreaths and greenery. A drink station greeted guests outside with darling jars full of refreshing lemonades.

After the ceremony, guests were shuttled by Trolley to the magnificent Branford House– which we completely transformed for Nicole and Patrick. It was truly breathtaking! A large urn of beautiful flowers greeted guests at a table with a linen handmade of flowers by Yumiko and her team, while Emily’s staff served up trays of champagne. Guests enjoyed lawn games on the great lawn, amazing food stations, a mojito bar, and blissful entertainment by Lapis Luna of Elan Artists.

The interior of the Branford House was spectacular– every room brimming with elegant flowers, purple linens, gold flatware, and exquisite paper details.

Some of my favorite details of the day were the gorgeous floral designs by Yumiko of Hana Floral Design– they were brimming with beautiful, big blooms in shades of purple, white and blush. Every piece of floral on this day was just so gorgeous and Yumiko and her team really did a fabulous job! Rick and his team at Emily’s catering customized a fantastic menu for Nicole, Patrick and their guests– and really showcased their culinary expertise with a beautifully displayed raw bar on blocks of ice, a summer shack food station with fresh and local ingredients, and several paired and customized trays of passed alcohol and appetizers. Nichole of Coral Pheasant did a remarkable job on the paper– laser cut, die cut, gold foil and letterpress was everywhere from the RSVP card to the menus at each place setting.

A heartfelt thank you to my team for being so spectacular on this day. They, along with all our amazing vendors, truly did a wonderful job and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Nicole and Patrick. Enjoy! x

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{ above images by coral pheasant stationery + design }

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CREDIT REEL

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Design, Planning, Coordination & Rentals: Jubilee Events
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Reception Venue: The Branford House
Floral Design: Hana Floral Design
Tent: Sperry Tents Marion
Tent Lighting & Bars: Ryan Designs
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Calligraphy: MM Ink
Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co. and Naomi’s Salon
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock
Additional Lighting: Shoreline AV
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Dance Floor: Chase Canopy
Favors: Ladurée
Ceremony Musicians: Millennium Music
Gown & Veil: Kenneth Poole via Saks
Videographer: Vantage Point Films
Cigar Roller: CT Cigar Company

A Jubilee Event: Nicole & Patrick’s Preppy Seaside Rehearsal in Stonington, Connecticut

This week we’re blogging the wedding weekend of Nicole and Patrick– and there are a ton of details! I can’t wait to share their gorgeous wedding with you tomorrow, but up first, is their sweet rehearsal dinner at Skippers Dock in Stonington Borough. This location was the perfect backdrop for a preppy, nautical seaside welcome dinner with their closest family and friends. Nicole wanted to design something that was completely different from their wedding the next day, and loved the idea of doing a deep navy and bright pink. Yumiko from Hana Floral Design created these vibrant arrangements of pink peonies for each table, wrapped with blue and white polka dot ribbon. We chose a canvas like linen from La Tavola Linen in a pretty rope pattern for the tables, bright fuchsia dupionique napkins, and polka dot plates for each plate setting. Nichole from Coral Pheasant created all the paper for the day, including custom lobster bibs for each guest!

Patrick is a recent graduate at Yale University and Nicole wanted to surprise him with a grooms cake inspired by the Yale Bulldog. Didn’t Hope from A Little Imagination Cakes knock it out of the park?

I want to specially thank our intern Emily for assisting me on this event, the wonderful staff at Skippers Dock for all their help, and my girl Carla Ten Eyck for taking such beautiful pictures. Enjoy!

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CREDIT REEL

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Design, Planning & Rentals: Jubilee Events
Location: Skippers Dock, Stonington Borough
Floral Design: Hana Floral Design
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Grooms Cake: A Little Imagination Cakes
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design

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