Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stylish Perfection blog

By: Jessica Robinson

We've been toying with the idea of creating a truly unique blog that featured lots of talented wedding professionals and many real weddings.  The real weddings will be from all over New England, New York and Pennsylvania. (we'll expand from there as we go)  So, welcome Stylish Perfection!   Right now, we're accepting applications for outstanding vendors in their field.   email us for more details:
Our team of writers will be blogging about everything wedding related.  Rehearsal dinners, great venues and all sorts of unique decor ideas.  No wedding would be complete without custom designed wedding invites, scrumptious wedding cakes and pastries.  Top industry leaders will be featured so you can find the best of the best.  We are grinning from ear to ear with excitement. The launch of the new blog starts mid-September.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Design studio for weddings

By: Jessica Robinson
Be inspired in our new Collinsville design studio.  We are situated right in the heart of Collinsville, Connecticut.  Our design team can transform any venue into your wildest dreams.
We have two lovely flower boxes that are overflowing with hot pink pentunias under our windows.  Our plan is to create the same look over the entire length of the trestle bridge in Collinsville on the rails to trails path.  So far, we have permission from the rails to trails committee.  Just waiting now for approval from the town of Canton. 
One of the bigger things we are working on is a new wedding blog.  It's going to be called Stylish Perfection.  Our goal is to bring readers a wide range of weddings, real advice and pure inspiration to create real weddings that fit their own individual styles.  We'll be featuring real weddings from all over and many vendors we love.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Real Connecticut wedding @ Webb Barn

By: Jessica Robinson

Every detail about this fun barn wedding are incredible!  Many talented professionals creatively put together this fun wedding.  Justin & Mary Marantz took all of the breathtaking images and we couldn't be more beyond pleased with them!  They are simply amazing, as always~
So here is part ONE of their images from Justin & Mary.  While your mouth drops over those images, take a look at all the vendors involved!  Who ever said a barn wedding would be a backyard event was completely wrong!  This wedding is romantic, whimsical and simply gorgeous.  The flower blooms were put into various Depression Glass tea cups and bowls.

Emily's Catering group
Sixpence For Your Shoe
Sandra Downie Beauty
Modern Trousseau and The White Dress by the Shore
Kendra Scott (Bride's necklace)
Cookies Creatives
Dancing Pen Calligraphy
Stonington Paperie
Lauren Kroesser- cake (groom's sister)
Ryan Designs

HB home- mirrors
Webb Barn (Wethersfield, Connecticut)
Niletti Creations (rings)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Choices for Favors

By: Jessica Robinson

Food is always a good option for favors.  I think it's important to remember the season you are getting married in.  If you have time, you can always make something yourself.  But, I stress that you should only do that if you have time and it won't make your already crazy life more crazy!
Maple candies are a great New England choice for a perfect taste of New England.  Lamothe's Sugar House can make maple candies in various shapes and sizes.  Packaging can also be customized depending on your style and tastes.  Any of their products are also a great addition to Out of Town guest bags as well.  They make really great Maple Kettle corn for that perfect salty yet sweet craving.

Cookie Creatives offers many wonderful choices for favors as well.  Of course, I'm big on attending an event and walking away saying "Wow! that was so different!"  So when you are looking for something out of the box call her.  I love the idea of a scrumptious dessert station with lots of goodies you remember from your childhood.  That way everyone can fill up a small container and bring it home with them for that mid-night snack.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Inspirational styled shoot (behind the scenes)

By: Jessica Robinson

A few weeks back, we teamed up with some pretty amazing wedding professionals to design a styled shoot for Well Wed magazine.  Candace Jeffery Photography, DL Video Productions, Larissa Lake Make-up, Camille Bridal, Go Against the Grain, Lamothe's Sugar House, Avery Soda, Party Rental Ltd., Lovely Cakes and Cookie Creatives joined forces to design something many will be inspired by.
Raspberry Rhubarb jam packed in pretty glass jars and flower lid from Lamothe's Sugar House. (which as many of you know is my parents farm)  I picked the rhubarb fresh and made a big batch of jam with my Mother the week of the shoot.  We punched a small whole in the custom designed tags (by Go Against the Grain) and tied a natural piece of twine onto the jar.  That added touch of something made from home.  Food is always a really great choice for a favor.  Something guests are sure to remember and savor.
Beautiful Farmhouse style tables were used for a lovely table setting.  We went for a French country inspired style, with a touch of rustic and a ton of great detail.  Detail, detail, detail makes all the difference. You'll see what I mean below.  We put lots of effort into making every little detail stand out.  Jennifer from Cookie Creatives made a yummy selection of desserts and pastries for our dessert station.  (which we set up on a vintage white washed bench that Larissa had)  Details go beyond the food too, it goes into the detail of how we displayed everything so pretty.  Jennifer had some great glass footed cake dishes and plates that displayed everything nicely.  Renata from Lovely Cakes designed a stunning cake that fit

Take a look at the incredible behind the scenes video that DL Video Productions put together of the entire shoot!  I'm so impressed with this video Dave made.  Every little detail is captured and brought to life in his video.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Barn wedding inspirations

By: Jessica Robinson

Barn weddings are big right now.  There are many barn properties throughout New England, New York and Pennsylvania.  Barns can either be rustic and simplistic or over the top gorgeous!  Many barns start as blank spaces.  As a designer, it’s a great opportunity to let my creative juices flow freely.  Earthy wooden exposed beams allow us to hang lanterns, chandeliers and drape sheer fabrics.  I love hanging vintage doors and old window panes from rafters too.