Connecticut Weddings

April 26, 2012

A Jubilee Event: Sandy & Mike’s Vineyard Wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in Stonington, Connecticut

Sandy and Mike’s wedding was a day that reminded me why I love my job so much; from seeing their vision come to life, to spending time with their adorable and funny families, I got to know the two of them like friends over the course of a year and consider them to be just that. It was a beautiful September evening at one of our favorite vineyards in Connecticut with one of the most incredible sunsets of the year. Surrounded by 80 of their closest family and friends, they exchanged vows amongst the vines and danced the night away under a romantically lit Sperry Tent. Sandy has undeniable style, and when she came to me with her inspiration, I instantly fell in love with her color palette. It was unique, different, fun, and colorful– and Elisabeth at BLUSH Floral Design really embraced all these elements. I have so many favorite details from this wedding but my absolute favorite was the quote on the program cover, calligraphed by our friend Elizabeth Porcher Jones, that read “It takes two when it use to take one.”

Sandy wrote about her wedding for Style Me Pretty and I wanted to share her perspective of the day…

From the bride...We had a small wedding of less than 100 people, as we really wanted an intimate evening with our closest friends and family. We chose Jonathan Edwards Winery because we are big wine people, and we thought the place had a great mix of Connecticut charm and outdoor elegance. September is the perfect time to get married there, as the grapes are almost fully grown, and the weather is mild. Since many of Mike’s friends and family members live on the West Coast, it was exciting to show them the beauty of New England. The natural, understated beauty of the venue also allowed me to design my own space from the ground up, not only for the ceremony, but inside the gorgeous Sperry tent for the reception. I worked closely with Candice of Jubilee Events to make my vision come to life and loved every minute of it. I didn’t want to go with the typical dark, fall color palette, and chose to mix pops of colors and textures. I have a real love for beautiful typography and had calligraphy strewn throughout the wedding. My Amsale “Dahlia” gown served as a great inspiration for everything, from the floral design and the wedding cake to the welcome bags I designed. We included a lot of thoughtful details that had special meaning for us as a couple. We had succulents throughout the space as a nod to Mike’s home state of Arizona and a tequila signature cocktail to represent our shared love for Mexico (I studied abroad there, and Mike lived there for five years). Robert & Kathleen Photographers captured our day so beautifully, and thanks to them and the rest of our wonderful vendors, we had a lovely wedding day!

And now, the beautiful images by one of our favorite photographers, Robert and Kathleen.. and the wonderful video by our friend Mike Cyr of Buzz Media Company.

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all our amazing creatives that made this wedding one of the most beautiful events we’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of. I can’t stretch my arms wide enough to thank Sandy and Mike for letting me be apart of their personal history. Congratulations guys– love ya! XOXO

Credit Reel

Photography:Robert & Kathleen Photographers
Venue: Jonathan Edwards Wineryin North Stonington, Connecticut
Event Design + Planning: Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design Studio
Wedding Cinematography: Buzz Media Company
Officiant: Mary Coburn
Catering + Wedding Cake: A Thyme To Cook
Lighting: Shoreline Audio Visual
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.
Linens: La Tavola
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Joe Kiernan Trio
DJ: Rob Alberti
Tent: Sperry Tents Marion
Wedding Signs: SweetWeddingDetails
Cake Topper: ReadyGo
Wedding Invitations: Smock
Wedding Gown: AmsaleDahlia via Amsale Flagship Salon
Jewelry: Prins & Volkhardt Jewelers (610-687-8840) +Tiffany & Co.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale via Plumed Serpent
Beauty: Jennie Fresa
Bride’s Shoes: Milk & Honey Shoes
Groom’s Attire: JoS. A. Bank+Brooks Brothers
Flower Girl Dresses: Crewcuts

  1. Ali Phillips says:

    Gorgeous! Love the color palette and the centerpieces were gorgeous!

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