Monday, August 2, 2010

Real wedding at St. Clement's Castle

August 2, 2010 by Jessica Robinson

With all of good intentions when planning an outdoor ceremony, sometimes it's a good idea to have a backup plan.  We designed this wedding last October at St. Clement's Castle in Portland, Connecticut.  The old saying in New England about the weather is.... wait a minute and it will change.  It was cold, snowing, raining and sleeting on the October day that Kimberly and Gaetano were married. (the bride said her wedding was unique because of the chaos that surrounded the day)

Alissa Dinneen Photography captured all of the beautiful details of this romantic fall wedding.  The bride and groom originally had planned for a ceremony in the sunken gardens at St. Clement's... but Mother Nature had other plans.  So we created a warm and inviting ceremony space inside the ballroom.  After the ceremony, we transformed it into the most romantic receptions ever! 

It's important to keep in mind, while in the search for a great photographer, to find someone that can capture fabulous photos no matter what the weather throws at you!  As you can see, Alissa did a wonderful job being able to capture details of this couples day, even with the cold, wet snow that was falling out of our New England sky's. 
 This beautiful, hand-tied bouquet consisted of dark eggplant color mini calla lilies, 'milva' roses, 'black magic', rose hips and cinnamon color cymbidium orchids.  The stems were wrapped partially with a eggplant and mustard color striped ribbon.
 Her stunning gown was San Patrick which she purchased at Harold's in New Haven, Connecticut.  The bridesmaids gowns were also purchased there.
For a dramatic entrance piece, we created an over the top curly willow 'tree' centerpiece for her escort card table.  The tree was set in the center of a round table and completely surrounded by her favor/escort cards candy apples.  At the base of the tree were mini pumpkins, moss and more flower touches.
Custom created centerpieces with a rustic wooden base were overflowing at top with antique hydrangea, 'milva', 'black magic' and 'sexy red' roses, along with rose hips and seeded eucalyptus.  Detailed on the table with lady gala apples and moss.  Nothing said a wedding in New England more than these stunning centerpieces!  Cakes by Donna designed her delicious cake.

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