Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Real Connecticut wedding @ Sarah Porter's Memorial Hall

By: Jessica Robinson

As many of you are probably aware, each year our company hosts a "Deserving Couple" contest.  We take hundreds of applications for the contest.  We search for a couple struggling financially and really in need for an uplifting wedding.  That wedding, designed by our company becomes an over the top event.  We network with some of the industry's leading professionals to create a drop dead gorgeous wedding.  This wedding is something the couple never dreamed they could afford or have.  Doing this brings tears to our eyes and fills our hearts with many emotions of love, hope and faith.
Karri and Chris were married at Wesleyan Chapel in Middletown with their reception following at Sarah Porter Memorial Hall in Farmington, Connecticut.
You really could see the strong passionate love in both of their eyes.  It brings so much joy to our hearts to be able to bring tears to a bride's eyes as she looks at her flowers for the first time.  The process of design and talking about how everything will look to the actual creation of the event is amazing.  We have to listen to a client about what they want and be able to bring that out in our designs.  Karri wanted something different, something a bit modern and loved pops of color.

 All of the vendors that brought Karri and Chris' look together were amazing!  We are so very honored that they were able to be a part of something so special.

Sixpence For Your Shoe
Emily's Catering Group
JCF Events 
Steve Depino Photography
The Plumed Serpent
Paper Olive 
Dancing Pen Calligraphy
Taylor Rental of Manchester
Sandra Downie Beauty
Lovely Cakes
Cookie Creatives by Jennifer
Ryan Designs

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Selecting your wedding gown

By: Jessica Robinson

I think 90% of our clients say that they ended up with a dress they never visioned themselves in.  Even for my own wedding, I visualized one thing but ended up with something totally different.  My girls grabbed a gown off the rack and said try this.  I really didn't want to, but turns out... that was the one.

The location is a big factor when selecting your wedding attire.  Will you be married barefoot on soft sandy beaches?   or in a rustic barn setting?  (now a barn setting can be rustic and simple or completely sophisticated too, it really depends which way we take your design)  Will you be having a traditional church ceremony and elegant sit-down dinner after wards?

                                                                                                              (Modern Trousseau gowns)
The pieces of your wedding are like a puzzle.  Each one comes together as you plan.  You pick the date, then the venue(s) and start to select different vendors you will work with.  The design concept comes together as a major piece of the puzzle.
                                                                                                                 (Melissa Sweet gown)
Gown designers typically suggest ordering your gown at least six months prior.  Try attending trunk shows for different gown designers that grab your eye.  This gives you an opportunity to meet the designer in person, see their collection and possibly get a great deal on a designer gown.

Check out a few of our favorite designers!! 
Modern Trousseau
Winifred Bean
Melissa Sweet
Maggie Sottero
Priscilla of Boston