Caitlin + Matt’s Playful Winter Wedding at Yale, New Haven Connecticut

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As I’m peeking outside my window, thinking about the snow that is headed our way, I’m reminded of one of my favorite weddings we have had the pleasure to be a part of: Caitlin and Matt’s. These two lovebirds were married just over a year ago at the end of 2012 at Timothy Dwight College on the Yale Campus. If you’ve never been to Yale, make a stop next time you are driving near New Haven and peek up at the gorgeous architecture that surrounds the streets. You’ll get lost in the complex detail and just about fall in love!

Caitlin and Matt planned their big day from overseas in Germany, where Matt is stationed and Caitlin attends school. Working with them was a dream for everyone! Caitlin had quite a fun vision and collaborated with her vendors to create a very personal wedding, where guests traveled in from all over the world. Caitlin started with a playful yet elegant color combination of mint, ivory, and gold and brought in vintage chess pieces for table numbers, a collection of mismatched mirrors depicting escort assignments, and close to 150 hand-folded (yes, you read hand-folded) personally addressed paper airplanes for place cards!

Shortly after getting their day started, Mother Nature made an appearance with the prettiest snowstorm I’ve seen to date. The ceremony was held on campus at the Timothy Dwight Chapel, so guests were able to make the short journey to dinner and dancing through the serene campus streets. The night was nothing short of energetic and filled with the highest spirits as guests danced until the early morning hours!

A big thank you to Justin & Mary for capturing every sweet detail!

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Caitlin and Matt, thank you SO much for allowing us to be a part of such a monumental day! It goes down in our books as one of the prettiest, most exciting, and meaningful days. Sending you 100+ more years of adventure and dance filled nights! XO

Credit Reel

Photography: Justin & Mary
Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Floral Design: Datura, A Modern Garden
Ceremony & Reception Location: Timothy Dwight College
DJ: Play Something Good
Wedding Day Paper: Designed and created by the bride
Ceremony Musicians: Quartetto Vivo
Cocktail Hour Musicians: Tin Pan
Makeup: Jennie Fresa Makeup & Skincare Boutiquerie
Hair: Wedlocks by Amanda
Cake: Marjolaine’s
Rentals: New England Country Rentals

What’s Inspiring Me: Winter!

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Living in New England, you have to appreciate the winter weather. I know some of you reading this are saying, “Absolutely not! Get me to a beach and let’s not speak of this weather until it’s at least 65 degrees!” I love it, though! I find the snow to be so beautiful and serene. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Amee Farm and Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont, where I was surrounded by fresh powdered snow, foggy mountains to ski on, and all the inspiring details of winter. What a gorgeous location, too! Brides and grooms, look no further for the perfect setting for your big day. The hot chocolate and rustic fireplaces alone would make me run back instantly! Being there made everyone embrace winter, and not just the colder temperatures, but the feeling it creates.

No matter what age you are, the words “Snow Day” ignite a youthful feeling of no work and all play. Next time it snows, take advantage of it. Get into your pajamas, light the fire, and make a cup of hot cocoa, overflowing with marshmallows and whip cream. Watch the flakes fall or put on your snow boots and build a snowman and go sledding!

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