Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happenings of Summer

We just had the most AMAZING photo shoot with Jamie Collins Photography and a hand full of the best in the industry!  Jamie Collins has the most energy I've seen!  She gets so excited about what she's photographing and is practically rolling on the ground to get the best shot!  Just wait until you see her images! Just fabulous!!  Her images from Katie's winter wonderland wedding at the Society Room are simply breathtaking!!

637 Bantam Road (Rt. 202), Litchfield, Connecticut

It's this stunning earthy stone villa with such a welcoming atmosphere.  Big beauiful windows overlook the entire property while you enjoy your reception.  French doors open into the dining room and gorgeous chandeliers are throughout the facility.  Creamy color walls with all white trim.  Enjoy cocktail hour down stairs and then dine upstairs or the opposite.  The outside grounds are amazing, with a pond surrounded by granite benches, beautiful trees and flowers.  A split-rail fence that borders the edge of Bantam River and the surroundings of Mother Nature.  If your party is over 100 guests you can have your wedding in the beautiful crisp white tent overlooking all of these views. 

Dress on site in your own private suite or in another private room.  Frank Rosa, the owner is meticulous over every little detail.  He makes you feel as though you are family and it's your wedding so it's got to be perfect!  Have your wedding what ever time is convenient for you, since you reserve the entire day.  Personalized service goes far beyond that when he asks you to come to dinner and pick out your dinner for your wedding.  He wants to personalize it and make something your guests are sure to remember for a VERY long time!  (you can ask our guests, they are still raving over 8 years later!)

Fizz Paperie created beautiful menu cards for our shoot.  She even created matching escort cards.  I designed family-style table settings, since that is what they do in Italy. (according to Frank)  Things are different there, not so fast pace as our American ways.  You take the time to enjoy each others company and soak in the aromas and flavors of good food and wine.  All of our rental items (including farmhouse style tables, beautiful stemware and flatware) were provided by Rentals Unlimited.

Sara Faella was on site (she's fabulous by the way!) to help with the stylings of the model.  She not only will travel to your venue to do your hair and make-up, but creates Couture (one of a kind, never duplicated!) head pieces, bird cage veils, etc.  So trendy and hip for the bride looking for something different than a veil, or to add to the simple veil.  Her pieces went great with the GORGEOUS gowns that Alison from The Plumed Serpent brought!  LOVE, LOVE the gowns... cannot wait for Jamie's images!

Kelly's Sweet Rewards made the most tasty creations ever!  Chocolate dipped cake (cake balls).  Melt in your mouth, yum!  Her cakes coordinated perfectly with our florals for each table setting!

The weather was perfect!  The clouds were in the sky with the sun poking through.  The rain held out right until the end!  Perfect timing for a down pour!

Keep your eyes on our blog for updates of where you can see the entire shoot!

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