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When people ask about my family, I can’t help but excitedly express, “Oh, it’s a big family! Passionate, fun… the best really!” But, you know what? I walk away from each wedding with a little more family than I started off with. The Bozzutos and Marescas were no exception. They not only opened their amazing home, but hearts, to everyone. They are such a warm, tight knit group of people that planning their day felt like the best part of putting together a family holiday, making the day one of the most memorable weddings to grace a summer day. Not only did we have the best setting for Amanda and Joe’s wedding, but their day birthed the idea to host more weddings and events at their family farm, perfectly known as Heritage Homestead right here in quaint Northford. The views of Southern Connecticut are beautifully natural and create the perfect backdrop for any ceremony or tented reception and we cannot wait to get back there for more amazing events!

Their tent from Greenwich Tent Co. and the on site pavilion housed all of our guests that evening. Soft, ethereal draping and gold pendant chandeliers watched over all the toasts and cheers while guests gathered on our various lounges set up throughout both spaces. Instead of a sit down dinner, we opted for a more relaxed cocktail style menu, where the ever-amazing A Thyme to Cook provided spreads of fresh, savory offerings across thoughtfully designed farm tables and hand passed trays. Our bride, Amanda of A. Marie Designs, one of the head honchos behind Heritage Homestead, designed all of the paper and signage for her day. Starting with the textural cotton paper from Copper Willow Paper Studio, beautifully plated with gold calligraphy all the way to the hand detailed mirrors and glass panels, there was no detail left undone.

Amanda and Joe had been together from a young age and their love story still held every bit of admiration and eager anticipation for all of life’s adventures together and this was felt by everyone who knew them! Their smiles were infectious and brilliant. Their excitement overflowing. Better than Batman and Robin, a beach and a cocktail, chocolate and peanut butter, everyone who was in their presence knew this was a duo better than the rest. I was very lucky to work closely with the stunning Amanda and her mom, Kathy, the two most wonderful hearts and spirits you will ever meet. They were one of those families who were just so excited to be getting all of their family and friends together and celebrate. And boy did we! Those fireworks were a surprise to everyone!

Cheers to Amanda and Joe, their lovable, amazing families and the new addition on the way! Thank you for making us a part of your family – we can’t wait to see you all again and look forward to all your amazing property will produce! XO

CREDIT REEL

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location: Heritage Homestead
Event Planning + Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Catering: A Thyme to Cook
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Videography: MV Film Production
Officiant: Victoria Burdick
Music: Max Baun, CZone Music; Percussionist – Marcus Santos, CZone Music
Bride’s gown: Katie May – Everthine Bridal Boutique
Beauty: Hair- Chloe Abrams; Makeup – Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Adrianna Papell
Lounge Furniture + Bars: Rentals Unlimited, Luxe Event Rentals, PBD Events
Live Painter: Mark DeSilva
Lighting, Tent + Pavilion Decor: Ryan Designs
Tent: Greenwich Tent Co.

If you haven’t seen this pretty little ditty on shelves and stands all over, get your hands on it now! We are so excited to announce that we have not one, not two, but three amazingly wonderful couples and weddings featured inside the brand new issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide. We cannot wait to give you more of their story in the coming weeks as we share their weddings right here on the Jubilee Events blog!

Stay tuned, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of these darlings:

PAGE 80 (Photography by Robert and Kathleen): Yuna and Barrett were married at the Old Saybrook Point Inn and Spa Fourth of July weekend. This day was nothing short of romantic and personal in every way! Did you see that bow on Yuna’s Badgley Mischka gown?

Page 180 (Photography by Armor + Martel): Amy and Scott were a dream, and so was every detail of their wedding! Married right in Newport mid-July, every last bit of perfection was wrapped up into their day. Dripped in classic elegance, we had the most wonderful time celebrating these two! I can’t help but admit, we are still dreaming about their florals – thank you for that Sayles Livingston Design!

Page 194 (Photography by Carla Ten Eyck Photography): Amanda and Joe are a very special couple and their wedding launched a very special new endeavor for Amanda’s family as they branded their wedding location into a brand new event space, the perfectly natural and picturesque Heritage Homestead. We cannot wait to share more about their day, especially the surprise fireworks!

Thank you so much, Bliss!! We loved soaking ourselves up in each page of your magazine and cannot tell you how truly wonderful it is to see such beautiful couples and weddings within. XO!

No matter what you do for work, there are always days where you feel like you ran a marathon in the Olympics. It’s funny, slightly true, but we all know what I mean! Well, last Fall we had the pleasure of working with a bride who is competing in this year’s Olympics for our beloved US of A! Sara and her groom, Mike, are the best team and you can find me in their fan section any day of the week!

I loved these two!! I know I always say that, but planning with them was so fun and rewarding! I always noticed that goofy smile on my face as I watched them explore each decision and develop what would be best for their day. They left you feeling inspirited and just ready to celebrate because they were! Plus, are they not two of the most beautiful people you’ve ever seen?

Now, if you’ve ever spent time in New England in the fall, then you have some understanding on what is so special about it! The warm glow of the sun wrapped up by the cool breeze once it sets. The warm colors found in Mother Nature, in food, and in a cozy pashmina. Plus, fall weddings are my favorite!

Sara and Mike’s design was rich with the colors of fall. Champagne and marsala with hints of a more playful blush dressed their tables and florals and brought such a sophistication to the Eolia Mansion. Earthy garlands from Just For You Floral Design spilled over the sides of their dinner tables that were speckled with candlelight for a romantic touch. And nothing beats that perfectly natural garden at the house! A Thyme to Cook was on site with the freshest, most delectable menu, complete with a hot rocks station. Don’t know what is? Well, you’ll want to! Check out some of our fav photos from Ms. Carla Ten Eyck and a special video from our friends at Vantage Point Films!

Sara and Mike: we miss you two so very much and we hope your days are filled with fun, adventure, excitement, and all the happiness in the world! Sara, we are rooting for you and know you will fiercely demolish any challenge in the Olympics! Good luck! XO

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CREDIT REEL

Planning, Coordination & Design: Diana Chouinard + Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery
Location: Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park
Catering: A Thyme to Cook
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Hair: Red Door Spa
Makeup: Allison Barbera
Musicians: 45 Riots
Videography: Vantage Point Films
Chalkboard Art: The Grounds Collective, August and April
Cake: But a Dream Custom Cakes
Lighting & Draping: Ryan Designs
Rentals: La Tavola Linen, Party Rental Ltd.

It’s not every day you decide to host a wedding in your own backyard, but when you do, you can believe it’s a day we all come to cherish and remember. What better place to celebrate a day in your family’s history than in your own home? The personal details and signature design become so significant to seeing your day unfold. This romantic wedding was no exception in our books!

Set on the family’s private estate, our couple wanted a wedding design the complimented their surroundings.We kept the color story soft and simple: blush, green, and white and infused an organic, romantic style with modern elements. The floral design of this wedding brought about that natural, rustic style with the long, lush garlands with blush and ivory blooms tucked throughout. Our stunning clear top tent, lighting and lounge furniture was a nod to a more clean and modern design.

Our tent was dressed with sparkling crystal chandeliers and clean white draping set in between rows of full bloom hydrangea bushes. The chandeliers and candlelight were enhanced by our white dance floor, creating such a soft, natural glow. The tables were textured with rustic pieces reminiscent of our outdoor ceremony, set in front of the family’s pond, hugged around their favorite Oak tree, which became a personal motif we used in stationery details throughout the weekend.

Trying to merge these two styles of rustic and modern can be challenging, but our all-star creative team was able to pull of the delicate balance of the two. We always enjoy working with the wonderfully creative minds of our industry and each vendor who was a part of this magnificent wedding listened to what the couple wanted and made magic to bring their vision to life!
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VENDOR REEL

Design + Planning: Candice + Diana, Jubilee Events
Tent: Stamford Tent
Dress: Cristos by Amsale
Beauty: Catie + Amy
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Caterer: Cleaver + Co.
Calligraphy: Tara Jones
Florist: Blush Floral Design
Lighting + Draping: Ryan Designs
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd., Taylor Creative through Jubilee Events

Here at Jubilee Events, we love all things wedding! Your wedding weekend is a passion project for all and it is more than just the big day. You have all of your closest family and friends excited to celebrate and many times you start the party with your rehearsal dinner! This is the perfect place to bring in more inspiration from your relationship or feature more casual fare.

Our couple wanted a Texas inspired Southern BBQ for their rehearsal, an aesthetic that varied from their modern, organic wedding design. When planning your rehearsal, we recommend talking with your florist about bringing in some arrangements for your tables. Who doesn’t love fresh bursts of flowers? We opted for a blue checkered linen, casual and comfortable, which provided the perfect balance for the pop of sunflowers. Hand sewn handkerchiefs donned as napkins as they sat amidst our candlelit picnic tables. Coupled with the wide collection of cowboy boots and the most savory pulled pork drenched in a homemade barbecue sauce you ever did taste, we were as good as the South!

You might also like to speak with your photographer about coming in for some time to capture the evening so you can remember the look of your guests and the toasts of the evening!

Most of all, enjoy! You’re getting ready for a big day and what better way to dive into the weekend!

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Design + Planning: Diana, Jubilee Events
Venue: Washington Club
Catering: Hill Country BBQ
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Florist: Blush Floral Design
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. through Jubilee Events

You saw Part I of Jenn and Nitin’s gorgeous wedding day and, now, prepare your hearts for Part II! Julie, Jazz, and Ryan of Carla Ten Eyck Studios were on hand again to capture every perfect piece! Inspired by the fall season and our morning ceremony, we dressed the Branford House in rich colors of red, yellow, orange, and purple. The energy from that morning carried over to our evening ceremony and even doubled as the night got started!

Jenn and Nitin celebrated their vows facing the Long Island Sound, and recessed to tossed confetti and well wishes from their guests. Watching the sun set over their first dance was nothing less than magical. Every detail of that night left guests in awe—from Jenn’s stunning wedding dress handmade especially by her sister, Steph Chudy, to the incredible and lively dance party that brought everyone to their feet, from the to-die-for macaroons that Jenn’s friend and owner of The Love Confection conjured up, to the handmade floral pots that Jenn’s mom designed. (This family and their creative genes, I wish I could have them dressing me and designing my home!) I’m not sure I can look at the photos of Jenn in her dress tiptoeing around the lawn without an excited squeal escaping. I know I’m not the only one!

Jenn and Nitin—thank you does not cover how much we all appreciate the chance we had to work with you on your absolutely amazing wedding day! We wish you all the best and send all of our love. Looking forward to a  date to taste all of your favorite treats next time we’re in the city! XOXO

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Credit Reel

Photography: Julie, Jazz, and Ryan; Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Planning, Design & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Branford House, Groton, CT
Dress: Steph Chudy
Stroopwafels: The Good Batch
Marshmallows: Whimsy and Spice
Wedding Day Paper: Coral Pheasant Stationery; Programs designed by the Bride and Groom
Musicians: Golden Scroll Soloists
Macaroons: The Love Confection
Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Bride’s Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore

 

Going through the images from the incredibly savvy and talented Julie, Jazz, and Ryan from Carla Ten Eyck Studios, my heart begins to spill over. I have yet to get through all of these photos without an overwhelming sense of appreciation and love–all for Jenn and Nitin who gave us the wonderful chance to work with them through their three part fete. That’s correct, I said three parts! Little did any of us know that we would all fall in love with these two by the end of planning, for they are one of the loveliest, most compassionate, and bubbly couples I’ve ever come into contact with. Their wedding…prepare yourself! The detail, the colors, and the dancing were in no short supply that day!

The first part was their gorgeous Korean celebration that was only a small indication of the party to come–a small and intimate affair, but fun nonetheless.  The next day, we started off in Groton, CT where Jenn and Nitin rose with the sun. Bless these two as they had such a long day ahead of them, yet they were nothing but smiles all day and all night! There was a quote from Jenn and Nitin’s ceremony: “Marriage unites two families, not only two individuals,” that couldn’t have been more true and perfect that day! A large group of guests gathered together for the baraat, which is the groom’s procession to the ceremony. All friends and both families lively danced, sang, and celebrated Nitin and the moments to come. It was hard not to stop and join in or watch the procession. As we could see from the pools of people surrounding us–the energy was completely contagious!

From there, we witnessed the most beautiful marriage ceremony dripping in red, yellow, marigolds, and flower petals. As with all weddings, it is a privilege to be a part of the story and the love on a wedding day, but to understand the steps they take to become one and the symbolism behind each ritual left us in awe. It was truly extraordinary!

Jenn and Nitin–thank you for inviting us to be a part of your beautiful story that day. I can’t wait to relive Part II of your wedding day and feel the excitement bursting all over again! XO

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Credit Reel

Photography: Julie, Jazz, and Ryan; Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Planning, Design & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Mirch Masala
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT
Henna: Saundarya Beauty Parlor
Celebrant: Shastri Vinayak Pathak
Mandap: Ryan Designs
Wedding Day Paper: Crafted and embossed by the bride
Musicians: Shaadi Ki Shehnai 
Horse: Loon Meadow Farms
Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Videography: Keith Massimino
Bride’s Shoes: Manola Blahnik

Nina and Kevin–two of the most darling people you will ever meet! We all fell in love with how genuine and fun they and their families are! They are creative, too. It was such a treat to be invited into their home and see the items they crafted and there was plenty of that present on the big day! Truly, if you ever see anything from Nina or her mom on Etsy, do not second guess the purchase. I would not be surprised if I hear about them opening up their own store!

The ceremony was held at Nina’s family home in Westbrook on the beach. As guests arrived on this breezy summer day, they were treated to fresh squeezed lemonade and cucumber water while they dipped their toes in the sand. After saying, “I do,” under the bamboo chuppah, Nina, Kevin, and their family and friends were shuttled onto the charming Essex Steam Train that would bring them right to the reception at the Lace Factory.

The Lace Factory was filled with the prettiest and most colorful hand-picked wildflowers mixed in various glass bottles that Nina and one of our favorite Mother-of-the-Brides, Sharon, had diligently collected for so long. They sat atop the lace and burlap runners, handmade especially for this day. Add the gorgeous sunlight shining in from the tall windows and it gave you goosebumps, even in the August heat!

The night was nothing short of the best dance party ever with our girl, DJ Eko on site to provide THE best tunes for everyone! I’m not sure we saw anyone sit throughout the night–chairs were needed only for the Horah, which left all attendants laughing on and smiling.  The amount of love present that night was immeasurable! Hearing the way Nina and Kevin’s guests were talking about them was no surprise at all. This was one of those nights that left your heart feeling full!

The biggest round of applause to some of the greatest people you will ever know, Julie, Alison, and Ryan from Carla Ten Eyck Studios for capturing it all!

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Nina and Kevin, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for allowing us to be with you on such an amazing day, but even more so for allowing us the chance to meet you and your wonderful families.  We wish you all the best and all the love in the world! Many more to come! XO

Credit Reel

Photography: Julie, Alison, and Ryan from Carla Ten Eyck Studios
Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Cloud Nine Catering
Floral Design: Ashleigh’s Garden
Reception Location: The Lace Factory
Videography: Timeless Moments
Wedding Day Paper: Crafted by the bride
DJ: DJ Eko
Transportation: Essex Steam Train
Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Rentals: Party Rental, Ltd., AFR Events

This wedding…this day was one for the books! Beth and Jeff are one of those couples that make all the work worth it and make us appreciate what we do so much. They are sweet, down-to-earth people, and have such infectiously pleasant personalities! Some of you may know the charming Beth, who recently started Lovely Day Styling & Events, located in New York and Connecticut. Shortly over nine months since their wedding, the vendors still reminisce over this amazing day, which wouldn’t have been nearly as perfect without the creativity behind Beth’s ideas coupled with the passion of all those involved.


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Start with the perfect backdrop: Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park and its lush gardens and gorgeous view of the summer ocean. Throw in a dash of sunshine, (no really, we were jumping through monsoon like rain storms that morning) and a heaping supply of bubbly smiles from Beth and Jeff and you’ve got yourself a day worth squealing over. A big thank you to the beyond talented Katie Slater for bringing her story to life. You may have seen a sneak peek of this fete on Style Me Pretty a few weeks ago, but here is the full scoop!

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We had the darling Jane from Just For You Floral Design on our side that day. Beth’s overall vision had a fun twist on a nautical aesthetic, which you can see in the beautiful pastels throughout the eclectic arrangements around the mansion. Many of the details you see, such as the varied tree trunk decor, table numbers, and corn hole games were created by the one and only Mr. and Mrs.

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Can we talk about Beth’s dress for a minute? This girl happened up on it at a Pronovias flagship store in Manhattan, and it’s totally swoon-worthy! How happy are you when looking at her in this picture below?!

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It was sad to see this one end, but we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such an amazing couple and be a part of something so special and personal. Beth and Jeff, thank you both so much! We are excited to see all the wonderful things that the future holds for you two! XO

VENDOR REEL:

Photographer: Katie Slater for Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Florist: Just For You Floral Design

Caterer: Gourmet Galley

Cake: J Cakes

Videographer: Vantage Point Films

Hair/ Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty

Officiant: Rev. Victoria Burdick

Band: Gypsy Wisdom

Bride’s Gown: Pronovias

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale

Chevron Clutches: Etsy

Invitation Suite: Mr. Boddington’s Studio

Save the Dates: Posh Paperie

Calligraphy: Etsy and Michelle Dowling