Connecticut Weddings

November 2, 2015

Rachel + Matthew’s All Hallow’s Eve Wedding in Hartford, Connecticut

Here at Jubilee Events, we love all things wedding and events! Thank goodness we do what we do! Trust us, every spool of ribbon, delicate peony, luxurious Dupionique linen, romantically lit chandelier, and each spec of glitter on our fingers–and sometimes face–thrills us. The best part about each detail is what that means to our couple and their story. The way they are infused into their wedding day and how it is all brought to life.

When I met Rachel and Matthew, they were unsure as to which direction their wedding would process in, but shortly after we started, they said, “Why not get married on our favorite holiday?!” which was, of course, Halloween! Let me tell you how excited I was to collaborate on their wedding when I heard this! It was adventurous and most importantly, it was them!! The scene was set and all we had to do was have fun.

We took inspiration from an old haunted house–one that, in it’s prime, hosted lavish parties every weekend. It had to in order to host this amazing group! There is something truly beautiful in the story held in a forgotten home. Our tables were dressed in a vintage lace and topped with a collection of ghoulish hands, bloodied candles, decayed flowers, and insects crawling all over. Our girl Jane from Just For You Floral Design helped bring this to life…if you will.

The best part: our groom surprised his beautiful wife with the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. They put on an incredible performance to kick off dancing for the night! Their love for this holiday was in no short supply and it was a huge treat for us to design such an extraordinarily unique wedding.

A big thank you to Robert and Kathleen for capturing all of this extraordinary fun and to Epic Film Makers for allowing us to relive it!

Rachel and Matthew–a very happy first anniversary and a very Happy Halloween to you both (and Grant!!)! We wish you years and years of fun and imagination and all the love in the world that we saw present on your night! Thank you for giving us the gift to take part in such an exceptional day. XO!

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Planning, Coordination & Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events
Photography: Robert & Kathleen
Reception Location + Catering: The Hartford Club
Ceremony: St. Stanislaus Basilica
Floral Design / Props: Just For You Floral Design
Hair + Makeup: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist + Co.
Videography: Epic Film Makers
DJ + Lighting: After Hours DJ
Linens: Nuage
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited, Party Rental, Ltd.


  1. Ninoska says:

    i just absolutely LOVE the camera quality on these photos — i just purchased a camera recommended by a lot of makeup artists – can you please tell me what kind of camera you’re using in these photos? Thank you!

  2. I am in love with every detail of this wedding. It’s perfect in every way. I see so much love there. I can’t look at all the pictures enough. Congratulations and I wish you both all the blessings in the world.

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