A Jubilee Event

A Jubilee Event: Carmen’s First Birthday

posted by Libby June 25, 2014 2 Comments
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Carmen’s Birthday party was an absolute blast to work on! She is one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met and she will instantly put a smile on your face. I can easily say the same about her mom, Rebecca! She wanted a modern, bright and fun party that matched the personality of her daughter. We opted for a color palette of bold and sophisticated colors like turquoise, coral, yellow and blush pink; incorporated a fun chevron print and topped everything off with gold accents. Some of my favorite details were the gold mylar balloons that spelled out Carmen and the flirty flowers Just For You Floral Design “grew” in chevron frames to decorate the sweets table.

For desserts we brought the color story to life through bright frosted mini cupcakes, cream puffs and sugar cookies from Sweet Maria’s. We also set out large bags of colored icing and big bowls of candy for kids to decorate their own cupcakes. I mentioned above that Carmen’s family is creative, but that statement hardly does their talent justice. Her older sister, Ainsley baked and decorated the smash cake to beyond perfection. I absolutely loved that she took on the role of baking such an important cake for her little sister, and I loved watching Carmen get her first taste of frosting just as much!

One of the highlights of the afternoon was the wildly entertaining bubble artist! Everyone–adults included–loved being inside giant bubbles and learning different soapy tricks.

Everyone went home with fresh macarons in bright colors. We tied the boxes with bakers twine and a custom printed label that featured the birthday girl’s sweet thumb prints in the shape of a heart and her picture.

It truly was a special day and we were so honored to share in the joy and festivities. Have a peek at all the details, captured by the lovely and talented Julie Morawski.

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Credit Reel:

Design and planning: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events

Photography: Julie Morawski Photography

Venue: Madison Surf Club

Desserts: Sweet Maria’s

Floral design: Just For You Floral Design Studio

Food: The Spicy Green Bean

Bubble artist: Keith Michael Johnson

Rentals: Party Rentals, LTD.

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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!
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CREDIT REEL

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

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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.

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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

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CREDIT REEL

Coordination + Design: Jubilee Events
Photography: Grazier Photography
Catering: Yale Catering
Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design
Beauty: Jennie Fresa Makeup + Skin Boutiquerie, Wedlocks by Amanda
Paper: Paperfinger
Ceremony + Reception Location: Berkeley College
Entertainment: Red Hook
Rental Furniture: New England Country Rentals, AFR Events, Party Rental through Jubilee Events

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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!

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CREDIT REEL

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

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Feast your eyes! You may have seen these two love birds on Style Me Pretty yesterday, but prepare your hearts for the full details here!

Julia and Jamil were married on a hot summer day by the shore in Guilford, Connecticut.  The sun was out, it was bright, but it was no comparison to how beautiful of a bride and a person Julia is! We were very lucky to work with her and Jamil and hear about the unique story of how they met. Bicycles have a long history in Julia’s family and along a bike race she had participated in, Jamil rode into her life. They decided to get to know one another post-race and that was the first day of a great adventure!

Julia and Jamil’s day was dressed up with lots of lace and bright pops of yellow and green at the Guilford Yacht Club. Guests took home darling little bike bells as favors, which also dubbed as the glass clinging for toasts. We even brought in a fun vintage bicycle from New England Country Rentals, an amazing find! I always find that the guests at an event are reflective of the personality of the couple.  This couldn’t have been more true that night as everyone was so sweet and excited to celebrate their big day!  They danced all night long with milkshakes and sliders in hand. Everyone was sad to see the evening end!

A huge hug and the biggest thank you to Katie Slater Photography for these absolutely beautiful photos!

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Credit Reel

Photography: Katie Slater Photography
Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Jordan Caterers
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Guilford Yacht Club
Bridal Gown: A Little Something White in Darien, Connecticut by Liancarlo
Celebrant: Mary Coburn
Tent: Connecticut Rental Center
Wedding Day Paper: Coral Pheasant
Musicians: Millenium Music
Entertainment & Uplighting: Powerstation Events
Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Vintage Bicycle: New England Country Rentals
Cake: JCakes
Rentals: Party Rental, Ltd. and La Tavola Linen through Jubilee Events

Things We Love

Gifts for the Groom: JORD Watches

posted by Candice May 8, 2014 0 comments
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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

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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

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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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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

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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