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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.

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

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

In honor of tonight’s soiree at The Bee and Thistle Inn and Spa to celebrate the newest issue of Gala Weddings Magazine, I wanted to share with you all images from the gorgeous photoshoot we collaborated on with our amazing creative team! All of us share a special love for the undeniably beautiful Jackie Kennedy Onassis and have been dying to work together on designing a photoshoot inspired by her classic and effortless style. At Anne Barge‘s market run way show, Beth Chapman and I saw “Jackie” walk down the runway and we instantly knew we had to plan a shoot around this incredible gown that Anne designed, inspired by Jackie’s original dress. It just so happens that our shoot took place on the anniversary of Jackie and John’s magical Newport wedding (not even intended!). We worked with our team to design a classic, yet modernized wedding in shades of hydrangea blue with soft and bright yellows.

Some of my favorite details from this shoot include the customized menus made out of gorgeous satin ribbon with gold foil engraving, the ghost chairs we designed with Datura: A Modern Garden that included inset calligraphy as a place card and boxwood trimming on the chair backs, the classic half wedge of pineapple that guests truly dinned at at Jackie and John’s wedding, the customized blue taffeta skirt and white collared shirt by Coren Moore (Beth’s vision that was designed especially for our shoot), the classic hair and makeup by Dana Bartone, and of course, my own personal Louie Vuitton suitcase as part of the going away look!

 

 

Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Shoot Design & Tablescape: Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman |  The White Dress By  The Shore
Location: The Bee and Thistle Inn
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Beauty: Dana Bartone
Cake: A Little Imagination Cakes
Paper Design: Coral Pheasant Stationary
Gown: Anne Barge
“Going Away” Dress: Siri
Fascinator: Bijou Van Ness
Jewerly: Aquinnah for The White Dress by the shore
Bridesmaid: Coren Moore (skirt), Ann Taylor (shirt)
Tuxedo: Valentino Tailors
Chandelier: Ryan Designs
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Tableware & China: Party Rental Ltd
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones

 

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We were so excited to be apart of the planning for the grand opening of the newest event space in Connecticut– the historic Lace Factory in Deep River. It was a gorgeous and fun filled evening hosted by Bliss Celebrations Magazine and catered by Cloud Nine with nosh and nibbly from made to order mac n’ cheese to personal pizzas and sliders. Guests road on the antique Essex Steam Train and were greeted with champagne alongside the newest line of gowns from The White Dress by the shore, Ivy & Aster.

We transformed the raw, industrial style space with gorgeous lounge furniture, custom pillows, driftwood furniture, draping and chandeliers from Ryan Designs. The evening’s plighting and entertainment was provided by Rob Alberti Special Events. We brought in a gorgeous black and white checkered dance floor from Connecticut Rental Center and bright citrus orange linens from Rentals Unlimited.?Datura: A Modern Garden created artistic centerpieces using floral, greenery, rock, moss, and other interesting pieces. Tony even suspended tropicals from the ceiling! Coral Pheasant designed a beautiful e-vitation for the event.

The Lace Factory is a gorgeous location for your wedding or event. With it’s raw, industrial space, the possibilities for a uniquely designed event are endless.

Big thanks to all our amazing vendors who participated and the Lace Factory for inviting us to join them on such a wonderful grand opening!

xxoo