Last fall we had the great pleasure of meeting Kate Kudish, the events coordinator for Hickory Hill Orchards in Cheshire, CT. Her family owned and operated fruit orchard had recently opened itself up to couples looking to marry in Connecticut and we were invited to tour the stunning, 33-acres of property. Needless to say, we were inspired by the natural beauty of the orchard and teamed up with Kate, along with several of our favorite vendors, to design a styled shoot around the spring blooms that came to life each May.

We let nature be our guide when selecting a color palette—bold pinks and bright whites with a hint of green. We also added some rich berry tones and lipstick shades to liven it up. We wanted to keep the look fresh and polished, but still feel very natural and organic.

While our bride and groom shared a private and romantic first look in between the rows of budding peach trees, flower girls clad in fluffy tutus were ready to welcome guests to the main event. Dinner was set just beyond the orchard so diners could take in the whole view of the flowering trees. Octavia and Brown provided the most unique vintage rentals, which included bold red folding chairs that popped against the pink trees and the most plush, pink settee. Mismatched vintage china from Borrowed, and the prettiest pink blooms from Blush Floral Design garnisheed the tabletop. Our paper details from Patti Murphy Designs brought in a beautiful, laid back watercolor print that helped tie everything together. We carried these detail throughout our entire story—including the sweetest custom sleeves for Hickory Hill’s signature cider doughnut treat!

Of course, no styled shoot would be complete without cake, and for that we had our good friend Maria Bruscino Sanchez of Sweet Maria’s on hand with her famous mouth-watering treats, including a three-tiered naked chocolate cake with coffee buttercream frosting!

Our models were well taken care of by Dana Bartone and Company and Simply Gorgeous by Erin. Chelsea of took care of dressing the ladies, while Valentino Tailors outfitted our groom in the most lux marsala suit coat that fit our color story perfectly!

We’re lucky to have had the amazing Anaise Prince there to capture it all! Scroll down to see more of her images from this beautiful shoot!


















From Event Coordinator, Kate Kudish: “Our venue prides itself on the rustic yet well-maintained landscape architecture and the charming farm aesthetic, including stone walls, natural wood fencing, and the classic American red barn and Ford tractor. With the option to bring in the vendors of your choice, you may design your ideal event around the ethereal natural beauty of 35 acres of rolling pastures, weeping willow trees and a heart-shaped pond.”

Vendor Credits:
Shoot Design: Libby and Diana of Jubilee Events
Location: Hickory Hill Orchard, Cheshire, CT
Photography: Anaise Prince Photography
Bride + Bridesmaid Fashion: Everthine Bridal Boutique
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Hair: Dana Bartone + Co.
Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Cakes: Sweet Maria’s
Rentals: Borrowed
Octavia Brown
Stationery: Patti Murphy Designs
Menswear: Valentino Tailors
Flower Girls’ Tutus: Body Wrappers



We are so excited to see the newest special issue of Martha Stewart Weddings– which features the gorgeous destination wedding of our clients (and friends!) Vanessa and Lauren. The newest issue is now available on your iPad and in stores. It was such a pleasure to work with Vanessa and Lauren on their wedding. You may know Vanessa Kreckel from her amazing company, Two Paper Dolls. The paper goodies of this wedding were off the chain! I can’t wait to share with you more images from Carla Ten Eyck of this truly special day… but for now, please pick a copy of Martha Stewart Weddings to see more details of the day!


Planning, Coordination & Design: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Paper Art: Two Paper Dolls
Location: The Barn at Walnut Hill
Catering: Eventide Oyster Co.
Floral Design / Props: Floral Fauna
Hair: Catie & Amy
Makeup: Diva Borrelli
Musicians: Carte Blanche of Elan Artists
Videography: I Do Films
DJ: Elan Artists
Airstream Trailer: Vintage Maine Vacations
Tents: Sperry Tents
Lighting & Draping: Ryan Designs
Furniture: rEvolve Furniture Company
Rentals: New England Country Rentals

This wedding…! Tess, Jon, and their families are some of the best people you will ever meet! Their personalities were so wonderfully infectious, warm, and a pleasure to be around. They were the best people to work with and their guests mirrored their awesomeness. They lined up some of the best vendors across New England and, boy, did this become a night that will always be remembered!

From the moment Tess and Jon got engaged, they knew they wanted an outdoor wedding, which took place on a day full of sunshine and crisp pre-autumn air. Inspired by Tess’s signature earthy tones, the tables were lined with tall and plush blooms in natural greens, burlap, and plum purple spilling over candelabras and pouring out of iron lanterns from Blush Floral Designs. The rustic, wooden farm tables were dressed in romantic candlelight with the best, freshest fare from our favorites over at A Thyme to Cook. Many months later and guests are still raving about every detail of the day!

One of our favorite memories of the day was early on in the evening when we all witnessed the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen! The skies turned pink and orange and for just a brief moment, everyone took a minute to pause and take it all in. The night ended with a sparkler send off and, as Tess reminisces, they just make you feel like a kid again, and they also make for a really dreamy, almost fairytale-like moment running through them as husband and wife among all of their loved ones.

Tess and Jon, to you and your families, thank you for giving us the utmost pleasure of being a part of such a spectacular and memorable wedding and, more importantly, celebrating with an amazing group of people! We wish you all the best and a lifetime of happiness and beautiful sunsets. XO!

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Credit Reel

Photography: Robert Norman Photography
Catering: A Thyme to Cook
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Videography: Oakjo Wedding Films
Stationery: The Write Approach
Calligraphy: FancyPrintsAC
Beauty: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library
Ceremony + Reception Musicians: Hank Lane Orchestra
Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

At this time, we all may be getting a little tired of the cold weather. On this picture-perfect day, we could not have been happier with the snow covered grounds! At Gedney Farm, Jubilee Events and many other talented minds joined forces to create an opulent wintery setting, rich with texture–wood and fur being our top two choices. Mother Nature served the color white and we touched it up with more masculine tones of navy, burnt orange, charcoal, and silver. To bring in a more modern look, we laid the furs across our mirrored farm table and aluminum Alloy chairs that were just to die for!

We loved that this design can be extended to any type of event, whether it be a winter wedding, an upscale dinner party, or other social gathering. Often times we see weddings are tailored to a more elegant, glamorous, feminine feel and having a different look for inspiration and ideas is a great way to make your story unique and easily remembered! The dark barn walls were perfect for our vision and the warm glow of our marquee lighting and signs added a pop of fun and creativity to our warm, inviting dinner table, which was overflowing crisp branches bursting out of colorful, natural blooms!

This shoot wouldn’t have been what it was without the team we had–from the gorgeous sweater dress and velvet tux our bride and groom, respectively, wore, to the custom LOVE lighting display over and behind our table to our sweet horse, Mr. Eddison that couldn’t get enough of the camera. Our approach to this shoot was a common idea–to go in and push boundaries, expose more of our creativity, and have fun!

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Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Creative Direction: Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Hana Floral Design
Fashion Styling: The White Dress by the Shore
Paper: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Cake: But a Dream Custom Cakes
Beauty: Erica Martell
Hair: Emily Reale
Rentals: Reserve Modern Event Rentals and Rentals Unlimited
Lighting: Ryan Designs
Location: Gedney Farm

A Jubilee Event

Newest Issue of A Jubilee Event Style Newsletter

posted by Candice March 12, 2015 0 comments

The newest issue of our style newsletter, A Jubilee Event, is waiting in your inbox! This month we’re uncovering our favorite trend, more details about our destination brand A Jubilee Event: Caribbean, and some destination wedding inspiration from Barbados! If you don’t subscribe no worries– you can view the issue here.


We are so thrilled to have THREE features in the newest issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide! Thank you to the team at this wonderful publication for raising the bar on event inspiration– and be sure to check out our Real Wedding by Owner and Creative Director Candice Coppola and two Editorial Photoshoots by Diana Chouinard and Libby Basile. The best part is you can view the entire magazine online but we recommend buying a copy, too. Happy Thursday! x

As you know, we absolutely adore weddings but we also love to plan special events and parties for younger clients. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs can be some of the most exciting events for teens and their guests, so we recently decided to take on the challenge of creating an absolutely, over-the-top, party that would make any teen girl swoon. Naturally, we looked to her most coveted place for inspiration—her jewelry box. We brought to life an event that is youthful, fun and playful but is still sophisticated and grown up—after all this is the celebration of a girl’s coming of age. Big, bright, sparkly gemstones were the perfect way to celebrate this milestone achievement! After all, no girl—young or old—can resist precious gems!

The design for our story centers around a delicious, multi-colored Kate Spade necklace in brilliant shades of aquamarine, pink, bright lavender, yellow, ruby and emerald. I loved the colors right away because they were bright and youthful—a different take on traditional gem tones. We kept these colors consistent through the entire shoot by bringing them into fun details like the fashion, the lighting and custom bar panels.

We kept the décor witty and playful. A white sequin linen from La Tavola and over-sized floral gems created by Green Dahlia lent a fresh look to the table. Each placesetting was set with individual jewelry boxes that doubled as placecards and diamond-shaped menus designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery. Above the table, Ryan Designs hung five custom-painted chandeliers in eye-catching colors, inspired by the Kate Spade necklace, that helped make our dinner setting all the more fit for a group of girls.

Gem-inspired mocktails, like the Ruby Cooler and the Diamond Fizz, were served up at our Bauble Bar, which featured custom designed gem panels. In addition to refreshments, the girls were also invited to the bar to try on a little something sparkly to take home with them.

We also created a lounge area using beautiful iron daybeds from Ryan Designs and pink mylar letter balloons that spelled out the name of our guest of honor.

Finally, the sweet selection consisted of a stunning tiered cake from Erica O’Brien Cake Design, which featured handmade fondant gem and stud details, and divinely sinful gem shaped sugar cookies from Taste by Spellbound.

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Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Creative Direction: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Cat Epright, Green Dahlia
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore
Paper: Nichole Michel, Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Cake: Erica O’Brien, Erica O’Brien Cake Design
Sweets: Miriam Hope, Taste by Spellbound
Beauty: dd Nickel
Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty
Rentals: La Tavola and Rentals Unlimited
Lighting, Bar and Day Beds: Ryan Designs
Location: Providence G Building, Providence, RI
Fashion Credits: Dresses: Lula Kate

As one of our favorite publications, Bliss Celebrations Magazine, prepares to launch its 2015 issue this week, I thought we ought to blog our photoshoot for their 2014 cover! I know– how belated– right? Well the truth is, every time I sat down to blog all this gorgeousness I got overwhelmed by the vast number of beautiful images from Carla Ten Eyck and all the pretty details we put together with the best team. No, seriously. I tried and tried, but looking through these hundreds of pictures I couldn’t figure out where to start!

The concept for this photoshoot was from a white and gold t-shirt I bought at j.crew with pineapples on it. Then, I found myself flipping through InStyle Magazine and saw the most preciously branded cans of sangria. Don’t ask me how we managed to pull off such a fabulous photoshoot from those two sources of inspiration– but this will go down as one of my absolute favorite collaborations with a team of wedding creatives who pour every ounce of their energy into making something beautiful!

That is the best part about doing these editorial photoshoots– the creative team. I always find myself leaving, with my car bursting at the seems with props (which were neatly packed on the way there, but somehow, nothing seems to fit back the way you had it the first time!), feeling utterly fulfilled and down-right awestruck at the level of talent I’ve managed to find myself amongst. When I opened our company in 2007 I never thought for a million years our work would be featured, but even moreso, I never thought how a creative team such as this would bring such happiness into the soul of my career!

This shoot is filled with so much joyful prettiness, but there are some things I want to point out as my favorites. When I called Diane Guadett after showing her the inspiration and said, “what do you think of a floral table runner?”, she loved the idea. Never in my wildest dreams did I think she would bring the mother of all floral table runners, filed with hundreds of vibrantly colored flowers. When she walked in, I think Carla Ten Eyck almost had a brain aneurysm. It was so fantastically gorgeous and over the top, yet in these images, feels so natural and wondrous.

There is no denying how much our company loves working with Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant. Every project we have the opportunity to work on with her, be it with clients or photoshoots, she always blows us away. Nichole thinks about every meticulous detail as it relates to what she’s going to produce– and has the ability to see beyond what the inspiration is and make it her own. For this photoshoot she literally took my breath away. And then she showed up with all these quirky bits and pieces from her vast collection of estate sale winnings (she has the stamina to find cool stuff everywhere– the side of the road, in the dumpster, at some tag sale in your neighborhood– I can never understand how she gets so lucky! I only find baby cribs with 5 year old spit-up and old thigh masters) like the bronze candelabras and that animal figurine, which I embarrassingly don’t know what type of animal it is. For this paper story, she was on hand to style every frame that Carla took, and spent hours on the floor perfectly tweaking each piece of paper until she was happy with it.

We invited Rick of Emily’s Catering to be part of this shoot not only because we love him to pieces, but because he is doing some wonderful things with our clients’ events. He was food styling his heart out and did a tremendous job! Tracking down mini bottles of Makers Mark (Carla’s second aneurysm of the day), mini bottles of St. Germain and Don Julio. I respect Rick because he is a chef first, and a caterer second, always wanting to wow and impress our clients on any event we recommend him for.

My fashion partner in crime, Beth Chapman, never disappoints. She can put together any kind of style, from boho to Jackie O and it works. As with me, this photoshoot was intrinsically Beth: lady-like bows, stripes, pearls, big hair buns and rose colored cheeks. There is no fashion stylist in the state of Connecticut who has the foresight, dedication, and genuine passion for what she does.

Our friends at Ryan Designs provided these fabulous bars (which they built originally for us!) with bronze sequin fronts, the custom sequin chandeliers and the gorgeous crystal chandeliers above Libby’s dessert display. To say we love the team at Ryan Designs is an understatement. They are the best in the business and add so much beauty to our events– and we couldn’t do what we do without them. Plus, they are the kindest most genuine people you will ever come across.

I hope you enjoy these gorgeous images from Carla Ten Eyck below. It goes without saying how much we love working with her! :)
























































Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Overall Shoot Design & Planning: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Dessert Table Styling: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events
Bar Cart Styling: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore
Paper Story & Styling: Nichole Michel, Coral Pheasant
Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Hair: Catie Bane
Floral Design: Diane Guadett
Food Styling: Emily’s Catering
Bars & Chandeliers: Ryan Designs
Table, Chairs, Dessert Table, Book Shelf & Bar Backs: Luxe Event Rentals
Wedding Cake: Ana Parzych
Cookies & Cupcakes: Sweet Maria’s
French Macarons: Le Petit France
Linen: La Tavola Linen
Tableware: Party Rental Ltd.
Specialty Glassware: Juliska
Location: The Loading Dock, Stamford CT

Have you ever looked through a post online, a collection of photos, a story and caught yourself grinning from ear to ear? Giddily smiling because you are so swept up in the wonderful memory of an event? That’s how I feel looking at all of these images from Rachel and Sebastian’s dreamy October wedding on the shoreline in Old Saybrook. How can you not love looking at this beautiful couple?!

Working with them and their family was a dream! There was so much love, bliss, and joy surrounding them throughout the entire planning process and it surrounded all of their friends and family on the wedding day. We couldn’t have imagined a sweeter day if we had tried!

From their first look to the last dance, each loving moment was captured by the incredible Bryce Covey. Rachel wanted lots of blush with touches of ivory, gold, and elegance. Sebastian wanted everything Rachel wanted–he couldn’t stop telling us how excited he was to be marrying his best friend! Our tables were embraced in blush pink and adorned with a medley of tall and petite blooms in ivory, green, and touches of pink from the always fabulous Elisabeth at Blush Floral Design. Even the chairs were dripping in romantic ruffles down to the floor.

After dinner, guests filled the dance floor, where our girl, DJ Eko kept guests twirling and celebrating until the end of the night!

It was truly a pleasure to be a part of Rachel and Sebastian’s wedding, and we cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful memories from such a happy day! We wish you nothing but many more happy, loving celebrations for all the years to come!























































Photography: Bryce Covey Photography
Design, Planning & Coordination: Candice Coppola + Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Location: Old Saybrook Point Inn + Spa, Old Saybrook, CT
Bridal Gown: Custom, Pronovias
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery
Ceremony Musicians: Millennium Music
Entertainment: DJ Eko, Heartbeats Everywhere
Rentals: Wildflower Linens, La Tavola Linen through Jubilee Events