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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.

It is not lost on us how privileged we are to be a part of so many couples’ and families’ personal history. We have earned the opportunity to witness incredible examples of love, family, and celebration. It is so bittersweet to see a wedding day draw to a close – we love to see the entire planning and design process come to life and we absolutely adore seeing the faces of our beloved clients when they walk into their space, but saying goodbye is the worst! Our couples become our friends… a part of our own little family.

Sumiko and Max made this beyond easy. They are so kind, beautiful, and such selfless people. They possess the most infectious personalities that make you want to hang out and get to know them. They’re fun and they always have a way of making everyone around them grin from ear to ear. Their families highlighted these traits and were the most wonderful addition to this planning process!

Mirroring their personalities, Sumiko and Max’s design was filled with bright, colorful bursts of pink and blush speckled with soft ivory and classic gold. Priam Vineyard was the perfect backdrop, hugging us in rows and rows of lush green vines. Their beautiful floral arch was constructed by a dear friend, but we still cannot get over those gorgeous dahlias by Blush Floral Design! They, without exaggeration, exceeded the size of our heads. Our tables were dressed with the same breathtaking florals in an array of vintage gold vessels on top of the most playfully perfect linens to emulate an elegant garden party.

The fun and energy was never in short supply! Max may have stolen the show with his dance moves, as you can see, and rightfully so. Nevertheless, we will never forget this day and we will never forget this couple. Sumiko and Max, thank you for allowing us to take part in such a momental day. Big hugs to you and we wish you all the happiness and love you gave all of us that day! XO

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CREDIT REEL

Planning, Coordination & Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Photography: J. Fierick
Location: Priam Vineyard
Catering: Riverhouse Catering
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Makeup: Dana Bartone + Co.
Musicians: Rhythm Collective
Videography: Buzz Media
Lighting & Draping: Ryan Designs
Rentals: La Tavola Linen, Party Rental Ltd.

Here at Jubilee Events, we love all things wedding and events! Thank goodness we do what we do! Trust us, every spool of ribbon, delicate peony, luxurious Dupionique linen, romantically lit chandelier, and each spec of glitter on our fingers–and sometimes face–thrills us. The best part about each detail is what that means to our couple and their story. The way they are infused into their wedding day and how it is all brought to life.

When I met Rachel and Matthew, they were unsure as to which direction their wedding would process in, but shortly after we started, they said, “Why not get married on our favorite holiday?!” which was, of course, Halloween! Let me tell you how excited I was to collaborate on their wedding when I heard this! It was adventurous and most importantly, it was them!! The scene was set and all we had to do was have fun.

We took inspiration from an old haunted house–one that, in it’s prime, hosted lavish parties every weekend. It had to in order to host this amazing group! There is something truly beautiful in the story held in a forgotten home. Our tables were dressed in a vintage lace and topped with a collection of ghoulish hands, bloodied candles, decayed flowers, and insects crawling all over. Our girl Jane from Just For You Floral Design helped bring this to life…if you will.

The best part: our groom surprised his beautiful wife with the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. They put on an incredible performance to kick off dancing for the night! Their love for this holiday was in no short supply and it was a huge treat for us to design such an extraordinarily unique wedding.

A big thank you to Robert and Kathleen for capturing all of this extraordinary fun and to Epic Film Makers for allowing us to relive it!

Rachel and Matthew–a very happy first anniversary and a very Happy Halloween to you both (and Grant!!)! We wish you years and years of fun and imagination and all the love in the world that we saw present on your night! Thank you for giving us the gift to take part in such an exceptional day. XO!

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CREDIT REEL

Planning, Coordination & Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Photography: Robert & Kathleen
Reception Location + Catering: The Hartford Club
Ceremony: St. Stanislaus Basilica
Floral Design / Props: Just For You Floral Design
Hair + Makeup: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist + Co.
Videography: Epic Film Makers
DJ + Lighting: After Hours DJ
Linens: Nuage
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited, Party Rental, Ltd.

Feast your eyes! You may have seen these two love birds on Style Me Pretty yesterday, but prepare your hearts for the full details here!

Julia and Jamil were married on a hot summer day by the shore in Guilford, Connecticut.  The sun was out, it was bright, but it was no comparison to how beautiful of a bride and a person Julia is! We were very lucky to work with her and Jamil and hear about the unique story of how they met. Bicycles have a long history in Julia’s family and along a bike race she had participated in, Jamil rode into her life. They decided to get to know one another post-race and that was the first day of a great adventure!

Julia and Jamil’s day was dressed up with lots of lace and bright pops of yellow and green at the Guilford Yacht Club. Guests took home darling little bike bells as favors, which also dubbed as the glass clinging for toasts. We even brought in a fun vintage bicycle from New England Country Rentals, an amazing find! I always find that the guests at an event are reflective of the personality of the couple.  This couldn’t have been more true that night as everyone was so sweet and excited to celebrate their big day!  They danced all night long with milkshakes and sliders in hand. Everyone was sad to see the evening end!

A huge hug and the biggest thank you to Katie Slater Photography for these absolutely beautiful photos!

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Credit Reel

Photography: Katie Slater Photography
Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Jordan Caterers
Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Guilford Yacht Club
Bridal Gown: A Little Something White in Darien, Connecticut by Liancarlo
Celebrant: Mary Coburn
Tent: Connecticut Rental Center
Wedding Day Paper: Coral Pheasant
Musicians: Millenium Music
Entertainment & Uplighting: Powerstation Events
Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co.
Vintage Bicycle: New England Country Rentals
Cake: JCakes
Rentals: Party Rental, Ltd. and La Tavola Linen through Jubilee Events

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

As I’m peeking outside my window, thinking about the snow that is headed our way, I’m reminded of one of my favorite weddings we have had the pleasure to be a part of: Caitlin and Matt’s. These two lovebirds were married just over a year ago at the end of 2012 on the Yale Campus. If you’ve never been to Yale, make a stop next time you are driving near New Haven and peek up at the gorgeous architecture that surrounds the streets. You’ll get lost in the complex detail and just about fall in love!

Caitlin and Matt planned their big day from overseas in Germany, where Matt is stationed and Caitlin attends school. Working with them was a dream for everyone! Caitlin had quite a fun vision and collaborated with her vendors to create a very personal wedding, where guests traveled in from all over the world. Caitlin started with a playful yet elegant color combination of mint, ivory, and gold and brought in vintage chess pieces for table numbers, a collection of mismatched mirrors depicting escort assignments, and close to 150 hand-folded (yes, you read hand-folded) personally addressed paper airplanes for place cards!

Shortly after getting their day started, Mother Nature made an appearance with the prettiest snowstorm I’ve seen to date. The ceremony was held on campus at the Dwight Chapel, so guests were able to make the short journey to dinner and dancing through the serene campus streets. The night was nothing short of energetic and filled with the highest spirits as guests danced until the early morning hours!

A big thank you to Justin & Mary for capturing every sweet detail!

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Caitlin and Matt, thank you SO much for allowing us to be a part of such a monumental day! It goes down in our books as one of the prettiest, most exciting, and meaningful days. Sending you 100+ more years of adventure and dance filled nights! XO

Credit Reel

Photography: Justin & Mary
Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Floral Design: Datura, A Modern Garden
Ceremony & Reception Location: Timothy Dwight College
DJ: Play Something Good
Wedding Day Paper: Designed and created by the bride
Ceremony Musicians: Quartetto Vivo
Cocktail Hour Musicians: Tin Pan
Makeup: Jennie Fresa Makeup & Skincare Boutiquerie
Hair: Wedlocks by Amanda
Cake: Marjolaine’s
Rentals: New England Country Rentals

In sitting down to write the story of Rachelle and Richard’s wedding I get excited all over again to relive the details of this beautiful and wonderful day!

Rachelle and Richard’s wedding for our company will go down in history as one of the prettiest and most romantic weddings we’ve ever had the joy of planning. I worked with Rachelle and Richard for over a year to design and develop the look for the day. When I met with them for the first time in our studio it was clear their want for a party that felt like it had come from a bygone era. They wanted their guests to feel transported in time back to the 40’s and 50’s– where weddings and parties were a grand affair. They also wanted to incoporate their monogram, “R&R”, and have the wedding weekend truly embody a relaxing weekend of “R&R” in the country for all their guests from New York.

We looked at so many lovely locations, but when they met the Tomes Higgins House in Greenwich, they instantly knew that was what they had been searching for. I absolutely love this property– and it was a source of great inspiration for us!

Rachelle and Richard were married on a warm May afternoon where a spot of rain could have ruined their ceremony– but instead– made it so romantic under our gorgeous Sperry Tent. They had no wedding party, so the ceremony began with Rachelle driving up the long, circular rock driveway in a classic Rolls Royce to meet Richard. It was a very emotional moment when she and her father stepped out of the car and Richard saw her for the first time. The skies cleared just as cocktail hour began and the rest of the evening was nothing short than perfect. Guests donned their best black tie attire and dinned on a multi-course gastro-feast from Gourmet Galley, who truly set the bar for delicious and impeccable food. Their staff dressed in white dinner jackets with white gloves– such a fabulous touch to our formal affair!

To walk into the fully decorated Tomes-Higgons house was an experience– largely due to Elisabeth from BLUSH Floral Design, who absolutely outdid herself with all of the beautiful decor and floral details. There were flowers everywhere– big blush peonies, huge white anenomies with dark back centers and big ivory garden roses. Elisabeth used a mixture of black footed vases and the pink rose glass collection that Rachelle had dutifully put together during our planning process. Table arrangements were created in rose colored bowls, tea cups, serving dishes and large vases. For the ceremony, Elisabeth strung blush colored dupionique ribbon down the backs of our chairs and added white gardenias.

The tablescapes featured blush dupionique linen from La Tavola with perfectly folded ivory tuscany napkins, gold beaded chargers, and lots of candlelight. Because the menu was so extensive with a lot of unique courses and wine parings, Rachelle designed a menu booklet with hand sewn binding. Our cocktail tables on the blue stone patio had pink polka dot linen. Strung above the dance floor were hundreds of feet of french-style bistro bulbs, which guests danced under to sweet tunes from Lapis Luna of Elan Artists.

Our escort cards were strung from linen boards and affixed to hand-died ribbon in a shades of pink with a single skeleton key. We attached some gardenias and little flowers to the display– which I loved! Rachelle wore two stunning dresses for the day, changing out of her beautiful ceremony gown into a fun, playful tulle shortie for the rest of the party. After dinner, guests enjoyed a delicious dessert table paired with dessert wines.

All the stunning images below are courtesy of Katie Slater for Carla Ten Eyck Photography… who truly captured the very essence of this wonderful and amazing day!

Credit Reel

Event Design, Rentals, and Planning: Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Photography: Katie Slater for Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Tents: Sperry Tent
Location: The Tomes-Higgens House
Catering: Gourmet Galley
Paper & Invitations: Rachelle and Leyko Creative Group
Favors: John and Kira’s Chocolates
Cakes: J. Cakes
Entertainment & Band: Lapis Luna of Elan Artists
Beauty: Dana Bartone & Company
Officiant: Mary Coburn

Fall was just around the corner and there was no better way kick the season off than with Danielle and Ramsey’s big day. Danielle and Ramsey were married at a gorgeous and intimate barn in Connecticut, surrounded by their closest family and friends. We had the fortune of being part of their wedding day as they planned their wedding from LA. Danielle is currently guest staring on one of our all time fav television shows– Community!

One of my favorite parts of this wedding was that it wasn’t just a celebration of a new family unit, but it also honored their history. The couple was married on the lush lawn overlooking the river surrounded by their closest family and friends. Their ceremony was deeply personal as their parents and siblings stood by them underneath the Chuppah, which housed them with a family prayer shawl. Guests made their way up to the cocktail hour, where they were greeted by one of the most cheerful and entertaining A Capella groups, the LarKings. Guests were quick to find their seats as the sweet candy apple escort cards were too good not to touch!

The inside of the barn was adorned with garden lights strung across their beams coupled with long billows of fabric to give it a romantic look. Azalea Floral Design created a magnificent look with the centerpieces with branches extended from tall vases filled with apples. The walls held mason jars and old glass containers that Danielle’s mom wrapped in various colored tissue paper for a pop of color once the candles inside were lit. Danielle’s mom truly outdid herself with all of the fabulous decor. Not only did she personally create all of the table numbers, decorative jars, programs, menu cards, and tasty cookies that guests were able to take home with them, but she brought in so many heartfelt details that brought Danielle’s vision to life. The gift vignette contained rustic tables, antique shutters, and old crates filled with fresh apples. A gift bag, carefully sewn together out of the bride’s aunt’s wedding dress stored the cards from all of Danielle and Ramsey’s loved ones.

As the couple sat together at their table, they toasted with their heirloom champagne glasses in front of numerous photos of their family members throughout the years. It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be a part of such a special day in a family’s history.

Credit Reel

Photography: Raya Carlisle Photography
Cinematography: Vantage Point Films
Event Planning: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design
Cake: Palmer’s Bakery
A Capella Group: The LarKings
Beauty: DD Nickel
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Middletown, CT
Invitations: DIY by Danielle’s Mom, Jodi
Shoes: Anthropologie
Dress: Marissa, Lace detail styled and added by Kleinfeld

 

1. polka dot blusher veil from etsy// 2. fabulous polka dot dress via tumblr// 3. handbag from kate spade
4. vintage pumps via Pinterest // 5. michelle roth’s wedding dress to die for // 6. polka dot tie for the gentleman via Gia Canali 
7. sassy polka dot tights from marc jacobs //8. carolina amato gloves

I don’t know what it is about polka dots but there isn’t a polka dot pattern that I don’t love! Maybe it derives from our constant fascination by Kate Spade and her easy-to-love designs and ensembles, or maybe it’s my love for Roy Lichtenstein’s notorious pop art. I find them to be so fun and versatile-they can be preppy, charming, sophisticated, playful, and downright glamorous! If I can find a way to wear them or incorporate them, I will!

XO!