Connecticut Weddings, Tented Weddings

September 9, 2020

A Jubilee Event: Ally + Zac’s Classic Boho Inspired Tented Wedding in Darien, Connecticut

Ally & Zac’s Tented Wedding

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: curating a tented wedding is our jam! So much so, that I would even call it our love language. Personality and family history are infused into these events and there’s no better way to celebrate the love of two people than to be immersed in who they are. Peep more of our favorite love stories and tented wedding inspiration here!

We knew we were in the presence of greatness from the moment we first laid our eyes on this home. Rich in history and so much love, it was the perfect setting to host almost 200 of Ally and Zac’s nearest and dearest. Between incorporating inherent structures on the property to including sentimental nods to the parents of our couple, this is a wedding that will forever live on in our minds as one of the most personal we’ve had the honor to be a part of. We’re eternally grateful that we had the talented Sasithon Photography to capture every sweet detail!

The Property

When you step onto the property, you feel something special. One of the first things our bride and her mother mentioned about the property was the need to incorporate their Carriage House, a 200-year-old structure original to the home. Exposed brick and white panes are laced with growing green ivy, our driving inspiration behind much of the design for our home wedding and flow of the day!
Our Carriage House became home to our bar and lounge area since that would be a widely visited space for guests. Our dear father of the bride spent the near year of planning refurbishing the Carriage House — a welded metal staircase, mirrored back bar, and speakeasy lounge in what used to be a stable. We decided to give it another reason to love by adding in a gallery of the groom’s later mother’s photographic art. Our guests shared in her talents and spend a bit of time with her that evening. After just one minute in the house, you see why it was such a widely loved part of the property.
The Carriage House overlooks the rest of the backyard, specifically where we placed our gorgeous Sperry Tent that would hold all the stories of dinner and merriment that night!

The Tented Wedding Design

We kept with the white and green theme and delighted guests to a classic boho vibe, with towering palms and clean white linens. The Mom of the bride is an interior decorator so seeing this design come to life was especially fun and having the blank canvas of a tented wedding made it extra special! We always love collaborating with our clients, so this was a treat to dive into!
Sperry Tents are so beautiful on their own — you WANT that sailcloth home for your wedding. So much so that we did not want to do too much to cover the ceiling. Our mismatched basket lanterns from Drape Art Designs mixed with the classic bistro light gave just enough ambiance to our dinner, followed by that perfect romantic glow once every foot made way to the dance floor.
As a clean palette for our lush palm arrangements, the tables were dressed in a textured white Tuscany linen. Surrounding were the Alexander teak chairs. Simple, yet perfect!
This design exudes a classic, clean, and refreshing look and it was a delight to enjoy it as much as our couple and guests did that sweet September evening! Thank you to this dear family for giving us the opportunity to create irreplaceable memories and an experience that we’ll hold in our hearts forever! XO

vendor reel

Photography: Sasithon Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location: private residence, Darien, CT
Event Planning + Design: Diana of Jubilee Events
Tent: Greenwich Tent Co.
Flowers: Flowers and Flowers by Adam
Catering: BITE New York
Entertainment: Gypsy Jazz
Stationery: Greenwich Letterpress
Lighting + Draping: Drape Art Designs
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

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