There is nothing we adore more than a great love story! Of course, we are met with many every day as we elaborate on them to design and plan our clients’ weddings. Nicole and Mikey’s story was one in the making since they were 9 years old, a detail that only began to etch at how sweet their love is for one another. As someone who loves special and symbolic meanings, it is vital that we note Nicole and Mikey’s wedding date of September 9th – a day that has become a part of our hearts forever!
As our dear bride put it perfectly, “What started as a school kid crush has flourished into a lifelong friendship and commitment to one another…” filled with the greatest of adventures. When you glance at Nicole and Mikey, you still catch that flirtatious look they would sneak one another, the inevitable smile that made your cheeks warm, and your heart feeling like it would beat right out of your chest.
Meeting their families only cemented the love these two grew, for this group was the epitome of family! They were so ready to celebrate love and every time you were in their presence, you felt like you were at your own family gathering, just short of a homemade lasagna on the table! It was no wonder how Nicole and Mikey grew a unit full of care, admiration, and respect of their own that you are proud to witness.
Furthermore, you saw this in the way Nicole and Mikey hosted their guests that day, treating them to thoughtful touches from the moment they arrived with welcome sips and treats and all throughout the reception as everyone found little personalized notes on straws and their menu cards. The sweetest display was the literal family tree that anchored our couple’s ceremony space, beginning their journey with those most important standing beside them. It was a crowd favorite to read the moniker the ever-famous Julia Child coined: “Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is one of life’s primal and most innocent delights – one that is both soul satisfying and eternal.” A gentle but momentous reminder why we were all together that day!
Now, with a story so incredible and a love so deep, you knew their wedding day could only mirror such romance. Starting with the Webb Barn, Nicole brought in a soft palette, ideas of crystal chandeliers, and sheer, draping fabrics to complement the dark wood of the venue. We added touches of gold throughout the space not only through some of our rented pieces, but with a series of mismatched, gold framed mirrors that reflected the energy brought into the barn by our couple and their family and friends.We are forever grateful to have had the wildly talented Katie Slater on board for the day as she captured every bit of the emotion and beauty present that day!
We also had a collection of beautiful vintage furniture – from seating to that gorgeous vintage desk guests used to sign that guest book – that our couple found at various flea markets or from their own home. Along planning, it was a pleasure to learn of Nicole’s keen eye for detail and design – it was a true collaboration of sorts and an endearing process to watch her vision come to life. It was this day just over a year ago that inspired our girl to launch her new venture: A Turning Page, a studio offering design, styling, and decor services to all of CT. We cannot wait to see the heights this takes off to, but more importantly, we cannot wait to get our hands on the various goodies that Nicole and Mikey have single handedly discovered and refurbished. 9.9 is living proof!
Nicole and Mikey, thank you so much for giving us the wonderful opportunity to learn your story and see it come to life. With a history rooted so deep, we are honored to have witness a day out of many that will be full of happiness and excitement. Cheers to many lifetimes of adventure!! XO
Photography: Katie Slater Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location: The Webb Barn
Flowers: Just For You Floral Design
Videography: Dmitry Gordievsky
Catering: David Alan Catering
Music: DJ Max Baun – CZone Music
Bride’s gown: Christos from Everthine Bridal Boutique
Stationery: crafted by the Bride, Silk + Willow
Hair and Makeup: Larissa Lake
Bridesmaids’ dresses: WTOO and Hayley Paige Occassions from Bella Bridesmaids
Games + Furniture: A Turning Page
Photo Booth: Snapseat
Barn Decor + Lighting: Ryan Designs
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / PEAK Event Services through Jubilee Events