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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.

Did you see these lovely sweethearts on Carats and Cake today? We still can help but obsess over Kristina + PJ‘s  dreamy end-of-summer wedding at the romantic Wadsworth Mansion and we are so excited that you get to share in that love with us! Check it out!

As seen on: Carats + Cake
Photography: Maggie Conley Photography
Venue: Wadsworth Mansion
Planning + Coordination: Libby of Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Jakkelyn Iris
Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

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

I’m so excited to share with you the wedding weekend of Megan and Mike– which started on a beautiful Friday evening at Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield, Connecticut! Megan and Mike were such a pleasure to work with– they had such wonderful personalities and style– and it showed with the first event of the weekend! Megan and I had worked together on her Lobster-themed, super preppy rehearsal dinner for several months. The Penfield Pavilion in Fairfield had just undergone a major renovation and I have to say, they did a fabulous job! The location is to die for right on Fairfield Beach and with the natural nautical touches, it was easy to bring in our favorite preppy nautical elements.

We had handsome blue seersucker linens on the dining tables with playful navy rope linens for cocktail hour overlooking the water. The tables were brightened by the gorgeous yellow and white floral design, created by Elisabeth from BLUSH Floral. We created little chalk board signs that stood inside each arrangement, naming each table after one of Megan and Mike’s favorite New England destinations!

The menu was your classic lobster bake so we had big red buckets on the tables for lobster shells (and cute instructions designed by Coral Pheasant on how to crack open those suckas!), bibs to catch any lobster dribbles (also designed by Coral Pheasant) and red lobster crackers which guests took home as a favor! And what fantastic caterer served up all that Lobster and Corn on the Cob? Outdoor Cookers, of course!

And to make it even THAT much better, we had our fav, Mr. Bruce Plotkin, on hand to document the entire weekend. Thank you Bruce for these wonderful images!

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CREDIT REEL

Planning, Rentals & Design: Jubilee Events
Photography: Bruce Plotkin
Catering: Outdoor Cookers
Floral Design: BLUSH Floral
Paper Story: Coral Pheasant

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Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

posted by Candice December 17, 2013 0 comments
Pantone Color of the Year: Vibrant Orchid; Styled by Jubilee Events | Photography by Carla Ten Eyck
{ all photography above copyright Carla Ten Eyck }

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1. purple centerpiece with floral design by hana floral design // 2. purple linens from la tavola linens and gold foil letterpress menu by coral pheasant // 3. purple linens from la tavola linens // 4. floral bouquet by datura: a modern garden // 5. floral church wreath by hana floral design

Color experts Pantone released their color of the year for 2014– and it’s a shade of purple know as Radiant Orchid! We’ve done so many gorgeous events, celebrations and weddings in this tone. I thought I’d share a few images from some of our favorite parties featuring Radiant Orchid, a color you can easily incorporate into your design through flowers, linens, stationery, food, and details. Enjoy! xx

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Featured in brideLIFE Magazine!

posted by Candice December 4, 2012 1 Comment
brideLIFE Magazine Barbados Destination Weddings
brideLIFE Magazine Barbados Destination Weddings

I’m very excited to share with you a feature I did for a new publication based in the Caribbean: brideLIFE Magazine. My good friend Malissa Blackman, along with her talented team, came together after realizing that Barbados needed a voice in the wedding industry. They set out to create an online publication featuring their fantastic island and all the amazing talent it has to offer. Having been to Barbados seven (yes, seven!) times this year, I can attest to how lovely, magical and wonderful it truly is.

Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore and I styled the cover image along with the fashion shoots in this premiere issue. You’ll have to visit brideLIFE Magazine’s website to see the images! Here is an article I wrote which appears on page 12 of the premiere issue. I’ll also be a weekly contributor to the brideLIFE Magazine blog, sharing inspiration for your destination wedding in Barbados!

XOXO

On a cool December afternoon what’s better than reliving this fun, rustic and cheerful wedding of Rachel and Adam from this past June? We loved working with them alongside Rachel’s dotting parents on this gorgeous yellow, ivory and green wedding perfectly placed in The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. They had an absolutely gorgeous day for their late morning Jewish ceremony overlooking the giant willow tree at The Barns.

Some of my favorite details are the day are the subtle infusion of lace– everywhere from Rachel’s gorgeous Jim Hjelm gown, to the antique lace cloth that hung above them on the chuppah, to the lace wrapping around each napkin. Feminane, soft and with a bit of texture, it was the perfect compliment to the rest of their design. Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design created a truly unique invitation suite starting with wooden save the dates that had their intials and a heart engraved along with the date. For the invitations themselves, she created little wooden heart tags which were tied with gold and ivory twine, laced around a band of lace. Love! My favorite little detail was the wooden tags attached to the heart with Rachel and Adam’s wedding website engraved on them.

The reception was gorgeous with tan linens, rattan chargers, vintage plates, pretty yellow napkins and the most beautiful yellow, green and ivory centerpieces by Blush Floral Design in large wooden boxes. The tables were overflowing with garden roses, sunflowers with their petals plucked (the perfect addition of green and brown!), ranunculous and crespidia. Each place setting had a sprig of rosemary and a menu card printed on card stock that looked like wood grain.

Guests danced the afternoon away to my new favorite band, like, ever The Rhythm Shop, who literally couldn’t have been more perfect. A Little Imagination Cakes‘s took inspiration from our save the date and created the cutest most delicious cupcakes you’ve ever seen, displayed on tree trunks and wooden circles. Guests took hope chocolate covered oreos (Rachel’s favorite!) in pretty kraft paper boxes.

A big thank you to Carla Ten Eyck and Buzz Media Company for capture the still and motion photography for the day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats Rachel and Adam! It was such a pleasure working with you both. Wishing you many, many more moments exactly like this wonderful day. XO

Credit Reel

Event Design, Rentals, and Planning: Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Cinematography: Buzz Media Company
Location: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
Paper & Invitations: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Favors: Christina’s Gourmet Cookies
Cupcakes: A Little Imagination Cakes
Entertainment & Band: The Rhythm Shop
Beauty: Dana Bartone & Company
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Dress: Jim Hjelm from Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaids: LuLaKate

It’s A Jubilee Event of epic proportions today! To say that I miss working with Katie and her wonderful mom, Barb, would be an understatement. They were one of my favorite duo’s from 2011! We started off their wedding design in shades of the lightest pink to the deepest red, we came up with a gorgeous ombre color story and infused that into their design in everything from floral, linens and paper. Katie is definitely a glamour girl and in our first meeting she told me that she wanted to have a lot of sparkle! Katie handmade her gorgeous shoes, bridal clutch and stunning veil with hundreds of swarovski crystals– and we brought in more sparkle with our gorgeous rentable venetian crystal candelabras for centerpieces and shimmering gold sequin linens. Yumiko of Hana Floral Design created amazing arrangements in ombre patterns and designed a STUNNING mantel with huge flowers and hanging crystals. Some of my favorite details include the pavilion Sperry Tent, the beautiful paper hand crafted by the bride, the sweet biscotti favors at each place setting and our beautiful gold flatware!

We integrated the ombre style into many details of Katie and Mike’s wedding design; from the petals down the aisle and the flowers that hung from the chairs, to Katie’s bouquet, the fire place mantel, and tablescapes. I absolutely love this look– romantic, dramatic, interesting, luxurious.

I have to give up a moment of silence for Yumiko and her team at Hana Floral Design, who straight up rocked this weddings floral design to the nth degree. I mean, can we discuss the mantel piece? Can we discuss how difficult it is to do an ombre bouquet in the round? Yumiko used beautiful flowers through out– from a dozen or more types and colors of roses, to dahlias, orchids and beyond.

A huge thank you to the incredibly talented team at Binary Flips for these beautiful images! And thank you to all our amazing vendors who made this wedding stunning!

Credit Reel

Photography: Binary Flips
Cinematography: Vantage Point Films
Flowers: Hana Floral Design
Event Design: Jubilee Events
Event Planning: Jubilee Events
Ceremony Location: The Branford House
Reception Location: The Branford House
Invitations: Creative Couture Design
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones
Dress: Pnina Tornai from Kleinfield
Headpiece: Maria Elena from The White Dress by the shore
Beauty: Dana Bartone & Company
Band: Heartbeat Dance Band
Officiant: Mary Coburn
Tent: Sperry Tents
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Lounge Furniture: Jubilee Events
Catering: Coastal Gourmet
Lighting: Rob Alberti