Connecticut Weddings

January 21, 2011

A Wedding Story: Saryn + David at the Guilford Yacht Club, Guilford Connecticut

Saryn and Dave married on a hot (!) July 4th weekend near the bride’s hometown of Madison at the Guilford Yacht Club in Guilford, Connecticut. We helped them plan a beautiful purple and aqua wedding with some fun and festive accents! We pulled in a vintage sea theme into their paper story and carried it through out the day. They had the talented married duo, Robert and Kathleen Trenske, on hand to capture all the gorgeous photographs below. Tom Morlock of Vantage Point Films was also there to shoot their video!

Saryn began the day at a family member’s home getting ready with all her bridesmaids, who each wore a different color dress in varying shades of purple and blue. Saryn wore the most beautiful Melissa Sweet gown, “Fern” and accessories from The White Dress by the Shore. Her dress was unbelievably gorgeous!!! A dream dress and she looked stunning. With Dana Bartone & Company on board for hair and makeup, the girls got all gussied and headed over to the Yacht Club.

Elisabeth from BLUSH designed their beautiful florals, from colorful purple bouquets dripping with green amaranthus to a white birch chuppah with clutches of purple flowers and flowing greenery. She really outdid herself and brought their color scheme to life. Little bunches of vibrantly colored ribbons were tied to the aisle chairs that lead to the chuppah near the giant flag pole. The ceremony was emotional, funny, and full of meaningful music— all the things that I think represent Saryn and Dave as a couple. The bride walked down the aisle to a beautiful Spanish guitar solo of Led Zeppelin’s “Over the Hills and Far Away…” We designed a gorgeous aqua program with pretty lavender ribbon. We had purple parasols available for guests to shield them from the hot summer sun, which was not only functional but also quite pretty! At the end of the ceremony, guests blew bubbles as Saryn and Dave recessed up the aisle.

Guests transitioned into a cocktail hour on the great lawn overlooking the marshes with pretty cocktail tables decorated by Elisabeth. Jordan Caterers had a wide faire of delicious passed food for guests to nibble on before it was time to be seated inside the ballroom and under the tent. Signature cocktails were passed and a lounge we created on the side deck was the perfect place for quiet conversation. The tablescapes were colorful and simple, with gorgeous high arrangements in shades of purple, green and blue on top of aqua crinkle linen. We had rolled hemstitch linen napkins and tied them with raffia for a sea grass look. They looked fabulous! Simple tented table numbers backed with aqua paper finished off the tablescape.

Saryn and Dave danced their first dance and enjoyed an amazing evening of delicious food, good wine, and amazing family and friends who flew from all over the US to share in their wedding day. John from Powerstation worked their awesome 80’s playlist and kept everyone on their feet for the night! Toward the end of the night we put together a festive and fun candy station, complete with jelly bans, Swedish fish, swirly pops and chocolate covered gummy bears to name a few. I loved how colorful and fun it looked— perfect for a 4th of July wedding. At the very END of the night, Jordan’s Caterer’s brought out mini sliders and milk shakes for guests to nibble on after a LONG night of dancing to great 80’s music!

The night ended with a sparkler send off…!

This wedding was also recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Amazing! Go here to check it out.

Credit Reel

Photography: Robert & Kathleen Photographers
Venue: Guilford Yacht Club in Guilford, CT
Event Design & Planning: Jubilee Events
Bridal Shop: White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT
Caterer: Jordan Caterers
Flowers: Blush Floral Design
Hair & Make-Up: Dana Bartone & Company
Entertainment: Powerstation
Cinema: Paper: Vantage Point Films
Paper: Jubilee Events
Bridal Gown: Melissa Sweet
Bridesmaid Gowns: Jenny Yoo
Cake: Madison Chocolate

Saryn and Dave – congratulations! We couldn’t be more honored to have been part of your personal history, and wish you all the very best in your new life together!


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    January 21st, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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  2. Weddingish

    January 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    That candy bar is amazing! Love it. <3

  3. erin * sparkle & hay

    January 24th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    those parasols are just to die for – and i LOVE the raffia wrapped napkins! gorgeous!

  4. sonya at zenobia studios

    January 28th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The candy table is my favorite!! The colors just POP! :)

  5. Tia

    July 25th, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I would love to know if this lady is selling her beautiful wedding gown? I’ve been looking everywhere for a melissa sweet ‘fern’ gown, but can’t seem to find one!

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