Connecticut Weddings, Featured Posts, Tented Weddings

November 14, 2022

A Jubilee Event: Katy & Dan’s Garden by the Sea Wedding at Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, Connecticut

I spoke with a dear friend and colleague just the other day about how we have so many incredible weddings to share here. 2021 was a year, to say the least. By now, we know the magnitude of what 2020 pushed into 2021 and how it affected weddings and life in other ways. Katy and Dan are among our many couples who were forced to postpone their wedding, but the way everything came together so beautifully is a testament to what these two deserve! Their Stone Acres Farm wedding was every ounce of perfection, and I truly believe that’s in large part to who they are.

A Stone Acres Farm Experience

Their wedding was set on the most incredible September day. You know, the kind where it’s right in between Summer and Fall. The ceremony was held in the garden, with the reception under a sailcloth Sperry Tent. If you’ve ever been to Stone Acres, then you know how quintessential their grounds are, not needing to be enhanced by much at all.

Having spent so much of their life on the Groton shoreline, it only made sense to incorporate some type of nautical nod. We accomplished this with classic tones of navy, slate, and serenity blue, softened with white, ivory, and touches of blush throughout the floral decor. Our favorite part of our designs is the incorporated personality; here, we did that by way of patterns and textures. From the playful blue, slate, and gray linens to the wildflower-like arrangements by the incredible Hana Floral Design. The wooden chargers and mismatched rattan lanterns suspended throughout the tent. It’s safe to say this wedding was all of our something blue! It’s a timeless design, something we’ll love for years and trends to come!

My favorite part of this Stone Acres Farm wedding was not a singular design detail. It was not Miss Maisy making her appearance for the ceremony with her sweet floral collar. It was the absolute outpouring of love we witnessed from everyone present! You can see this in the wedding party photos, years of friendship coming together to celebrate Katy and Dan. You could feel this in the toasts, which evoked the most heartfelt emotion that embraced everyone. We witnessed this in Katy and Dan’s brother performing a song for them and their guests to set off the liveliest dance crew we’ve seen down by the shore!

That and Katy’s reception and afterparty dress! That bow!!


Katy and Dan, thank you and your families so much for allowing us to be a part of such an exceptional weekend! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to create this setting for you and your loved ones. Most of all, thank you for the memories! I’m sure they can’t hold a flame to yours, but we will try. XOXO


For more of our tented, shoreline, and Stone Acres Farm weddings, visit our galleries here!

the A team!

Photography: Maggie Conley Photography
Ceremony + Reception Location: Stone Acres Farm
Event Planning + Design: Diana of Jubilee Events
Flowers: Hana Floral Design
Entertainment: Silver Arrow Band
Catering + Cake: A Thyme to Cook
Cinema: Henry Loves Hazel
Beauty: Erica Martell, Upstyle Co.
Tent Decor: Ryan Designs
Rentals: PEAK Event ServicesLa Tavola Linen
Stationery: Karri Lee Designs

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