We marched into the beginning of 2021’s season with some trepidation. Given what the previous year held – and nearly every day leading up until our first event – we were both ready for everything and unsure if we could be ready at all. But, boy, all the uncertainties vanished once Michelle and Jared’s shoreline wedding came to life! What.a.DAY!!
Michelle and Jared’s celebration at the Saybrook Point Inn started off with 50 guests, the allowed count at the start of planning. May 2021 granted us the go-ahead to host over 100 guests in a safe, outdoor setting, and that is just what we did.
I’ll never forget Michelle’s toast to her guests that day. She said, “We could be sitting on the ground, eating pizza off of a paper towel, and I know we’d all be having the time of our lives.” That statement resonates with me daily! We all lost out on a significant amount of time with our loved ones, enjoying the moments that matter. Despite what those moments looked like, being able to celebrate joy in person was the biggest gift of all. That day, celebrate is what did! We made sure this shoreline fete looked damn good, too!
Normally, we speak endlessly about the designs we create, and while we’ll touch on this, there are so many components of this wedding that we are still not over, and it’s worth highlighting each and every one!
We have had the pleasure of creating a handful of memorable designs at the Saybrook Point Inn, but this event stood out as we were able to host Michelle and Jared’s guests on the venue’s brand-new patio. By brand-new, I mean tiles were being placed hours before our rehearsal on the eve of their wedding!
Dinner was set under the new veranda, hugged in twinkle lights, with cocktail hour and dancing set on the private deck overlooking the docks. The setting of this shoreline wedding is the epitome of everything we crave in the days of summer.
A relaxed design with elegant touches, we combined all the elements of a nautical fete with our color palette of navy blue, white, taupe, and touches of gold and brought in an organic yet romantic aesthetic with the expertise of Beth from Blush Floral Design. The tables, both round and the extended farm table that centered the space, had romantic, bold blooms in white with greenery accents and touches of seagrass and herbs scattered throughout.
It’s easy for a wedding design to take a feminine approach, but I loved the darker accents in our floral decor’s natural details, stationery, and fashion. Texture was evident through so much of our decor, and, coupled with the rest of the experience, we ignited all five senses for our couple and guests.
We say it often, and we will say it again: we work with the best teams New England has to offer! This was the first event for many of our creatives that day, and the joy was palpable. Without a doubt, this day would not have been as classic if it missed one single member of our creative team!
We would be remiss not to call out one of the coolest couples in the world! Truly! From the start, Michelle and Jared led all conversations and plans with generous compassion. Their goal was to create a memorable experience for their guests in a comfortable environment that was focused on good food, endless dancing, and nonstop laughing. Check, check, and check!
They are easy to love, and as much as we loved bringing their day to life, it was such a bittersweet moment to cheer them on taking the lead on “Shallow” at the end of the evening because the planning journey for their shoreline wedding was complete. Thankfully, we get to see them on their new journey with the newest member of their team – baby Jett!
Michelle, Jared, and Jett, we love you dearly and wish you all of life’s happiness and songs to sing with one another!
Photography: Crystal Sullivan Photography + Athena Bludé
Ceremony + Reception Location: Saybrook Point Inn
Event Planning + Design: Diana of Jubilee Events
Flowers: Blush Floral Design
Entertainment: Millennium Music + Silver Arrow Band
Dessert: Donut Crazy
Beauty: Erica Martell + Amber Papastavros
Lighting + Draping: Drape Art Designs
Rentals: PEAK Event Services, BBJ LaTavola
Table Numbers: Gauge NYC