Sometimes the man in your life can be a challenge to buy for, which is why we’ve started this new blog series “Gifts for the Groom.” We’re excited to highlight products geared toward the male persuasion! Our first product review is of these gorgeous wooden (yes, I said wooden!) watches by JORD Watches. I love the design of this watch in particular– the coloring, the design, and the weight. The makers of JORD Watches are obsessed with using natural materials to offer a unique fashion flare. Their wood watches are one of a kind, premium quality time pieces, hand-crafted with sustainable materials from all over the world. In my opinion these watches can be dressed up or dressed down, an every day piece or a special occasion time piece– and everything in between! They have a variety of wood finishes available as well was watch face colors and styles.
We think their watches make a fantastic gift for your groom– or your groom’s groomsmen! To learn how you can purchase a JORD watch, visit their website at woodwatches.com
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
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
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
Ceremony Musicians: Millennium Music
Gown & Veil: Kenneth Poole via Saks
Videographer: Vantage Point Films
Cigar Roller: CT Cigar Company