Connecticut Wedding Decor & Design Ideas, Connecticut Weddings, Tented Weddings

February 14, 2023

Alex & Sam’s Destination-Inspired Tent Wedding at the Highfield Club in Middlebury, Connecticut

It is love day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by sharing one of our favorite love stories! Alex and Sam’s destination-inspired tent wedding is one that will forever hold a top spot in our hearts. There’s an endless list of reasons, starting with their impeccable style and ending with, most notably, the incredible humans they are. Their love, kindness, warmth, humor, down-to-earth sensibility, and hold of what is most important in life are unmatched. We are grateful for them and even more privileged to have brought one of our favorite tent weddings to fruition!

A & S’s Destination-Inspired Tent Wedding

When I first saw Alex and Sam’s venue, it was like driving up to a tucked-away garden in the French countryside. The Highfield Club has a tree-lined driveway that leads into an old stone house with ivy climbing up the exterior. The nature of this house is inherently historical, full of generations who belong to this club and depicting architecture that dates back decades. It provided the perfect backdrop to our Sperry Tent, which was filled with romantic long tables, some of a deep walnut and others dressed in a textural velvet linen.

Lined down the tables was a mix of arrangements, mostly smaller and delicate but filled with texture in white florals and greenery. Elisabeth from Blush Floral Design nailed it and mixed a variety of candles within for added ambiance. Our space hosted close to 200 guests, all of whom are close, longtime friends and family members, but filled the tables in a very intimate and close-knit way.

The Tea House is a treat with its floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors that sit on three sides of the house. A fireplace in the corner fills the room with all the cozy scents of cooler nights. Here we hung parasols to connect the guests to our tent set on the sprawling green lawn of the venue.

What We Remember & Love Most from this Tent Wedding

As we said, this wedding is incredibly special and will always have a grip on our hearts. There was so much to love and appreciate about the process and, of course, the wedding day. We cannot let a moment go by without calling out what we’ll remember most from this monumental celebration!

  • Our bride and groom, Alex and Sam! Not only are these two stunning humans, but they are the easiest duo to celebrate. It’s no wonder how so many equally amazing people surround them. They attract the best because they are the best!
  • Our Mother of the Bride, Joanne. Boy, is she #momgoals !! We worked closely with her from start to finish, and the love she has for her kids is something I’ll remember when I have kids of my own. She also leaves such an impact on everyone she meets because she is as joyful and gracious as she is thoughtful!
  • Alex and Sam’s family! You see how we feel about Joanne, so it’s not difficult to discern how the rest of this family became an extended part of our own. I belong to their fan club because they are SO much fun!
  • Dancing on stage with the band at the close of the wedding. You read that right – this crowd never faltered from a lively party atmosphere, and joining the band on stage to close out the night might have been better than the last time I saw Earth, Wind, and Fire live!
  • The design! This tent wedding is one we often reference, and we cannot thank the creative team we partnered with to bring it to life!

A Thank You

Toward the close of dinner, our Mother of the Bride requested every vendor to join her on the dance floor. Naturally, we were all nervous because we are used to being behind the scenes. Our magic happens undercover. It’s widely felt and experienced, but we don’t take center stage to show how it’s done.

We all obliged and filed out onto the dance floor, unsure of what was next. My body is nervously shaking just a bit, thinking back to this, but the outcome was one of the most phenomenal events we’ve ever been a part of as a creative team. She thanked us each by name (both company name and by individuals) for bringing this event together. For allowing her, the couple, their family, and all friends present to be present and enjoy this experience. We all received a standing ovation, and since then, my cheeks have always been bright red when thinking about this.

Alex, Sam, Joanne, George, and family, we cannot thank you enough. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your history, and thank you for opening your doors to such a memorable and positive planning process. We all look forward to continuing to celebrate you every day!

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The Crew We’re Most Grateful For:

Photography: Madison Abbey Photography
Reception Location: The Highfield Club
Event Planning + Design: Diana of Jubilee Events
Flowers: Blush Floral Design
Entertainment: Silver Arrow Band
Catering: Marketplace Catering
Cake: Cutie Pies
Libations: Citrus and Rye Events
Cinema: Light Mill Film Studios
Beauty: Lyndsay Simon Beauty
Tent: Greenwich Tent Co.
Tent Decor: EZ Occasions
Rentals: PEAK Event Services, Nuage Designs
Stationery: Coral Pheasant
Styling: Beth Chapman Styling
Dress: Monique Lhullier

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