Connecticut Weddings

July 12, 2011

A Wedding Story: Melissa & Pete at L’escale at the Delamar Hotel, Greenwich Connecticut

Melissa and Peter were married on a chilly November evening in Greenwich on the harbor, with a beautiful vintage / deco wedding style with some modern elements. In a color story of crisp white, blue, and silver– they warmed up their palette with shades of amber and orange.

Their ceremony was held in a local church with 200 of their closest family and friends. Melissa wore a stunning Claire Pettibone dress with a gorgeous lace back. Her bridesmaids were beautiful in state blue j.crew dresses and jewels. Datura: A Modern Garden created a stunning bridal bouquet, choosing white paphiopedilum orchids which were so fresh and perfect, accented with only a single green trick dianthus at the center and a few spirals of grass at the base. The bouquet was wrapped with fabric from her mom’s wedding gown. For her maids, Datura chose bronze cymbidium stems with uluhe fern shoots and grass.

The altar was dressed with two massive 14′ tall fall foliage trees at their autumn peak with Moroccan lanterns strung from the branches. The aisles were lined with fresh autumn leaves and accented with over sized lanterns and nearly 200 candles, designed by Datura.

Melissa and Peter’s reception was held at L’escale, a world famous restaurant in downtown Greenwich with the most delicious french food! They took over the entire restaurant, where guests dined in a room filled with thousands of candles and gorgeous long and round tables with two centerpiece designs: a white orchid and candle component composition in slender stemware along with gathering vases with an art-deco style branch centerpiece strung with white vanda orchids and votives in blown glass globes. For their sweetheart table, Datura designed a custom branch cascade with willow and orchids.

We used a mixture of gorgeous La Tavola Linen in the Andalusian in Silver and Nonius in Silver accented with a deep grey pintuck. Their napkins were Dupionique Iridescence in New Moon were folded horizontally across silver beaded chargers with a deco designed circular menu card.

They had an incredible lounge that guests enjoyed toward the end of the evening! L’escale’s long banquets were lined with silk pillows in varying shades of silver and blue, silver pewter chiavari chairs, and mirrored coffee tables. We created unique lounge vignettes with white leather tuffeted ottomans and mirrored coffee tables, along with a velvet tuffeted couch. Datura created varying centerpieces in square mirrored vases and round glass bowls. We lined the patio with hightops in the Nonius Silver and draped the edges of the patio with fabric and uplighting.

Guests danced the evening away to a sick band from Vali Entertainment and a photobooth by Carla Ten Eyck Photography! Check out the gorgeous images below by Katie Slater and after your finished, head over to Vantage Point Films to check out their highlight reel!

Melissa– Pete– thank you SO much for letting me be part of your wedding day. I miss our daily emails and planning pow-wows. I am so happy for you both and wish you all the very best things that life has to offer. XOXOXO!

Credit Reel

Photography: Katie Slater for Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Cinematography: Vantage Point Films
Floral Design: Datura – A Modern Garden
Event Planning & Design: Jubilee Events
Reception Location: L’escale at the Delamar Hotel
Dress: Claire Pettibone
Beauty: Jill Imbruogo and Arlene Cole
Bridesmaid Dresses & Jewelrey: J. Crew
Cupcakes: Great Cakes of Westport
Uplighting: Shoreline AV
Lounge Furniture: Jubilee Events
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Band: Vali Entertainment

  1. Jeanette says:

    ANOTHER flawless event – completely exquisite from top to bottom with an amazing team. You’ve made sure that their lives together started in the best way possible… :)
    So happy to share the industry with such great talent and personalities. Thank you for the inspiration you all put into the world with each event!

  2. Erika says:

    I love their bouquets. Can’t get much better than that!

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