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

A Jubilee Event: Cinco de Mayo Inspired Wedding

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of today’s festivities we wanted to share some Cinco de Mayo inspiration in this shoot conceptualized by Carla Ten Eyck (a lover of her strong Mexican heritage) and collaborated on by a team of fabulous vendors. Originally featured on Style Me Pretty many moons ago, this inspirational shoot still tugs at my heart as one of my favorites. The colors, the simplicity yet complexity, and all the goodies nestled within the alter that Diana & Tony worked on together. Enjoy!

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CREDIT REEL

Photography & Design: Carla Ten Eyck
Prop Set Up: Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Tony Palmeri of Green Dahlia
Paper Story: Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant
Gown: The White Dress by the shore
Beauty: Dana Bartone & Co.
Custom Headpiece: Twigs & Honey

Top Five Spa-Style Bachelorette Party Ideas

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Now that wedding season is kicking into full swing, bridal showers and bachelorette parties are starting to fill up our calendars. We love planning bachelorette parties because we get to let loose and really have fun. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the bride is with a spa-style party. It’s easy to customize a spa party to your personal style, but there are a few things we agree are must-haves: Champagne cocktails, pretty cotton robes (we love the Plum Pretty Sugar collection!) and fresh fruit popsicles. Yum! Get everyone together in a super glam space and let the primping and pampering begin!

1. by Studio Carre 2. via One Charming Party 3. by Jamie Lauren 4. via Martha Stewart 5. by Studio Carre

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