Saturday, August 29, 2009

Amanda & Matt's wedding (our deserving couple for 2009)

What a wonderful day! Even with a little rain, nothing could spoil the love and passion shared between this couple and their special day. Here is a sneak peak at the wonderful flowers and details of their incredible wedding!

The "tree" we created for their place card table was really a conversation piece. With lavender cymbidium orchids and 'cool water' roses cascading down the trunk of the "tree". Just simply stunning detail with hand cut paper leaves which were delicately created by Jubilee Events.

There were a fabulous group of incredibly talented wedding professionals who came together to throw one amazing 2009 deserving couple wedding!
Which included:
Jamie Collins Photography, Jubilee Events, Lamothe's Sugar House, Festive Occasions, Emily's Catering Group, Regal Stageways, La Belle Chateau Salon & Spa, Dana Bartone, Kim's Cottage Confections, The White Dress by the Shore and Kathy Faber Designs

Friday, August 21, 2009

Jonathan Edwards Winery wedding

Real wedding: Jonathan Edwards Winery, Stonington, Connecticut

photos: Alissa Dinneen

The ceremony setting was in the vineyard overlooking the maturing grapes. Simply romantic and sophisticated summer colors of raspberry pinks with seasonal flowers. The tent reception glowed with a mix of ivory and pale pink Chinese lanterns, along with a mix of high and low centerpieces, overflowing with dahlias, hydrangea and roses.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jessica will be a guest writer on La Bella Bride's NEW Blog!

Keep your eyes peeled for tips and creative inspiration on La Bella Bride Magazine's new blog.
All of the hottest trends and tips from the best wedding professionals in New England!

Jessica will be a guest writer from time to time with wonderful tips, trends and inspirational ideas for making your wedding truly unique. Our real weddings will be featured on La Bella Bride's blog. Giving you inspiration ideas with vivid images and wonderful descriptions.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer wedding at home

I love the look of rectangle tables. Such warmth and intimacy is obtained as you enjoy dinner with rich conversation. Try a mix of various little centerpieces in glass vases, ceramic pottery or metal containers filled with seasonal flowers. Rich, bold summer colors will be a dramatic punch to dress up a simple white tent. Ask your tent company to drape fabric from the top of the poles down to the ground. This is an inexpensive way to dress up the metal tent poles.

Take simple brown kraft bags (lunch bags) add a glass jelly jar with a votive candle inside to light pathways to the tented event. The look of glowing candles in the bags is simply stunning for a romantic evening wedding. Not to mention it's something you can prepare yourself along with some girlfriends for a fabulous look at a budget friendly cost!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Simple summer weddings

Summer is a wonderful time to get married and celebrate the union of two individuals. There are a wide variety of flowers readily available which are in season.

Try simplifying your decor by having only a few different types of flowers and one or two color choices. A mix of low centerpieces and high centerpieces will add drama to a reception venue with tall ceilings. I love using different containers for the centerpieces, so they all have their own personality.

At this wedding (held at Wood Acres Farm in Terryville, Connecticut) we utilized some lovely wooden boxes, lined them with moss and they were overflowing with summery flowers. I simply added a little additional detail by roses in votive cups surrounding the main centerpiece.

Choose a unique venue for your reception and you are sure to have a wonderful experience. Try an empty barn, loft area overlooking the city or an open field with a tent. Add jar luminaries around the outside of the venue (be sure and check with the venue for permission) for a lovely glow during a summer evening. You can purchase citronella votive candles help keep the bugs away and glow into the night.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weddings should be about your own personality. Reaching deep inside your soul and grabbing tight to every emotion. In the moments that embrace each of us it is the simple little details that mean the most. Sharing the joy and love with the people who surround us in our daily lives. Those that touch us the most.

Keep costs down by:
Utilizing the linen choices you have available by your reception venue. Accent with a rented overlay if you so desire.

Host your wedding reception at a beautiful restaurant. More of an intimate gathering of dear friends and close family.

Eliminate meal choices by serving the same dish to every guest and choosing only one red along with one white wine.

Host a brunch reception. Which will definitely be distinctive.

Cut your guest list. Invite only close friends and immediate family.

Wedding at Gershon Fox Room

Elegant, deep purple linens, along with various purple and ivory flowers create a warm and inviting feeling to this intimate wedding night. Various glass vases filled with purple dahlias, 'cool water' roses and purple asters gathered on the centers of each table. Along with chocolate/bronze color urns filled with white hydrangea to create a wonderful experience.

Simple is sometimes better. A red dahlia set at each place setting for their family style bridal table, accented every detail perfectly.

Some perfect summer flowers are:
Calla lilies
Gerbera daisies

Monochromatic color choices can make a very dramatic statement. Simple is more. It is all in the details, creating an environment in which your guests feel welcome, relaxed and simply enjoy themselves.

Earthy, woodsy and organic

Earthy and organic elements make up this fabulous tree table setting. The wedding held at Tumblebrook Country Club (Bloomfield, Connecticut) was romantic and sophisticated yet utilized as much local florals as possible. Fabulous 'super green' roses along with 'cool water' roses and lime green cymbidium orchids cascaded down the trunk of each tree leading to the base of river rocks, moss and fern plants.

Summery cocktails were passed to the guests after the ceremony which took place outside overlooking the golf course. Guests were treated to scrumptious hors d'oeuvres while the couple enjoyed a few moments alone.