Connecticut Weddings, Tented Weddings

December 18, 2018

A Jubilee Event: Whimsical Carnival Wedding at Priam Vineyards in Colchester, CT

Under the Big Top Tent

Over the last 10+ years, we have had the incredible opportunity to meet a variety of couples, their families, and closest friends. Often times, that group of people becomes an extension of our own family. Jenny and Victor, their kind and lovable parents are the perfect poster couple for this great fortune. Aside from their epic carnival wedding that we will detail below, we planned, designed, and celebrated a number of other milestone events together. Their personal backyard engagement party, Jack and Jill (hello, wedding party Olympics), and entire wedding weekend were just a few.

After growing with this family for the last two years, we have been afforded the chance to simultaneously plan events for their second baby on the way and their brilliant baby girl’s first birthday early next year. Like we’ve said before, life is made up of a series of moments with those we love and it is with great honor that we have been a part of so many with this amazing crew!!

Come one, come all: Carnival Wedding

We’ll take it back to October 1st when Jenny and Vic celebrated the start of their own wolf pack with the perfect level of fun they were hoping to treat their guests to. While their wedding held many traditional elements that honored the history of Jenny and Victor’s family and story, there were also quite a number of whimsical twists that this couple gifted their guests.

They had decided that they wanted the emphasis of their wedding to be on the fun had by all their loved ones. We knew it would be easy to accomplish with all of the wonderful vendors and plans we had in our back pocket, but in true Jenny and Victor fashion, they opted to take it a step above and bring everyone to a carnival — rather, bring a carnival to them!

Surprises for All!

We had the best time developing unexpected, yet thoughtful plays on many aspects of their carnival wedding decor! Their ceremony program came complete as a box of fresh popcorn and in place of escort cards, each person had a caricature created, customized with nods to some of their favorite hobbies and pastimes with the couple.

Instead of floral decor, the tables were lined with an array of cotton candy cones for everyone to enjoy. Of course, no carnival wedding is complete without games, a plethora of games (and prizes!), all which sat underneath the big top tent, masterfully decorated by the one and only Drape Art Designs. Check out every strand of ribbon individually placed from top to edge!

The best part of it this day is that their wedding truly represented Jenny and Victor and brought everyone memories that will never be topped. It’s so special to see the unique paths each event takes and this one will go down in our hearts as one of the best!

Jenny and Victor (and the Cormier and Maso family), thank you for giving us the opportunity create something so special and so wonderfully you! This day gave us a relationship and new family that we are honored to not only be a part of, but to witness grow through life. Love you all!

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Photography: Laura Dee
Ceremony + Reception Location: Priam Vineyards
Officiant: Elisa Chase
Event Planning + Design: Diana of Jubilee Events
Flowers: Just For You Floral Design
Catering: Riverhouse Catering
Music: DJ Eko
Barbershop Quartet: Downtown Crossing
Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery
Beauty: Beauty Entourage
Cinematography: Buzz Media
Cake: But a Dream Custom Cakes
Cotton Candy: Le Puf
Carnival Games: Aardvark Amusements
Tent Decor + Lighting: Drape Art Designs
Rentals: PEAK Event Services

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