Connecticut Weddings

May 1, 2012

A Jubilee Event: Nichole & Tim, A Vintage Old Buttonwoods Wedding in Warwick, Rhode Island

Nichole and Tim had one of those weddings where every detail was meaningful, beautiful and styled. It was such an honor to be a part of this wedding for many reasons– but mostly because Nichole is my girl. Becoming fast friends with her was easy– she’s so dang talented, funny, and a joy to be around. You probably already know this, but Nichole is the creative dreamer behind Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design– the hippest and most creative paper company ever. And after seeing her wedding and wedding day paper– all of which she designed– it comes as no surprise how successful she has become in this industry. Her wedding has been featured everywhere from 100 Layer Cake to the newest issue of Gala Weddings Magazine.

The story of Nichole and Tim’s wedding was so eloquently told by Nichole herself in a blog post, and we’ve shared it here below :) Don’t forget to peep the wonderful video by Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema and obviously the stunning images by Carla Ten Eyck!

From the bride…”We were married in the charming neighborhood of Old Buttonwoods in Warwick, Rhode Island and all of our events took place within walking distance of each other. We popped over the the Casino (yup, we walked there!) and had our first look on the bowling lanes. Tim was wearing his heart on his sleeve that day and his tears made my heart melt. In remembrance of my mother, I tied a locket and her gold wedding band to my bouquet. I had worn her ring every day for the past six years only taking it off on this day when I would later receive my wedding ring from Tim.

Tony from Datura: a modern garden was the flower and foliage extraordinaire on hand that day. The only direction we gave him was to create a woodland vibe that included succulents ( I ADORE succulents!), interesting foliage, ferns, branches and orchids. And Queen Anne’s Lace. My mother loved Queen Anne’s Lace. She would tell me that while most people considered it a weed, she chose to see it as a flower growing in the wrong place. My bouquet included a patch of Queen Annes lace, placed at the top where I could see it.

After our first look, we hopped on a golf cart–the preferred mode of transportation for peeps who live in the neighborhood–and took photos on tandem swings. The swings hang from the oldest Buttonwood tree on the peninsula.

The wedding dress chandelier we created was major eye candy at our reception. My father rewired an abandoned brass chandelier and hung it from an overhead beam. That week while scouring thrift stores for finishing touches, we found a vintage white tulle wedding gown that made for a perfect lamp shade. With some wire, safety pins and more tulle (yes, even more tulle!) a beautiful wedding dress light installation was created. It was stunning against the wooden beams and a real show-stopper!

Tag sale elk antlers in all their glory! How sweet is the vintage Louie luggage with our Snug-as-a-Bug blankets? Candice of Jubilee Events scored that beaut on a trip to the Brimfield Flea.

Our dessert table was a hodge-podge of baked goodness that we adore–miniature bananas foster, strawberry shortcakes and chocolate brownie sundaes served in shot glasses, as well as homemade treats. My grandmother is a fabulous baker. Her two signature recipes are chocolate and cream cheese cupcakes with chocolate chips and apple pie. She offered to bake these delicious desserts for our wedding and I loved sharing her treats with all of our guests. We chose to have her apple pie as our wedding cake. The pie plate itself belonged my great grandmother and the milk glass pedestal belonged to Tim’s grandmother. The sign on top of the domed cheese plate reads: “A pie without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze.” –my family’s mantra when it comes to eating apple pie!

Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Video: Jim Altieri?s Vintage Cinema
Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden
Paper Design: coral pheasant stationery + design ** the bride’s company
Catering: Russell Morin Catering
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones Calligraphy
Gown: Alvina Valenta from The Wedding Atelier
Flower Fascinator: Untamed Petals
Veil: The White Dress by the Shore
Makeup: Lissa Bloom of 2 Kiss and Makeup

  1. Stacey says:

    I love the details, and the font on that stationary! Fun and quirky!

  2. Lauren says:


    Do you happen to know if this venue is a private venue? If you could please let me know I would greatly appreciate it!!!



  3. Dawn says:

    Just beautiful.. I would also love to get number. Near our home but no numbers listed to call. I do know fire district owns but number is disconnected. Our daughter would love to rent this for a party. Do you have a contact person and their telephone number? I would like information on rental of this hall. Thank you in advance..?

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