Bohemian Preppiness at the Shore

Merrin and Gabe came to me with some GREAT ideas but needed my experience and talent to bring it all to life! I’ve recently created another division of my Floral Design Experience called ‘Design Coordination’ which you can read more about HERE, which allows you to be able to sit back and relax and let me execute the vision above and beyond the flowers.  This level of planning works great when my clients have extremely busy schedules or are from out of state…or in Merrin and Gabe’s case out of the country and living in London! Merrin wanted a Bohemian flair on the tables and the underlying theme was Ikat patterns on her fabric and paper, so, with the help of my mother (where my creative genes come from) we not only found some great eclectic fabrics to incorporate into her decor but we took it up a notch and hand made the guest Table Top Linens, as well as Merrin and Gabe’s chair covers, along with runners for the seating card table and toppers for the cocktail tables. When I saw her invitations and menus I was astounded that the fabrics I chose for her tables were the exact pattern she chose for her paper! It all came together elegantly with pops of Hot Pink and Gold with accents of driftwood, succulents and mercury glass.  This wedding was a TRUE partnership…so much so that I just received an email from Merrin stating that I have inspired her to make a career change to become an Interior Designer!  If that’s not flattering, I don’t know what is!



MerrinGabe14W_0043 copy


MerrinGabe14W_0071 copy

MerrinGabe14W_0247 copy

MerrinGabe14W_0710 copy

MerrinGabe14W_0838 copy

We chose 3 different Bohemian patterns for her table toppers…..

MerrinGabe14W_0841 copy

MerrinGabe14W_0864 copy

MerrinGabe14W_0875 copy

Guests signed the oars! Such a fun idea for a seashore wedding

MerrinGabe14W_0884 copy

Cocktail Hour Decor

MerrinGabe14W_0890 copy

MerrinGabe14W_1033 copy

MerrinGabe14W_1575 copy

MerrinGabe14W_1991 copy

We made the Bride and Groom’s Table more special with a larger hand made topper, pink underlay and hand made chair covers!

MerrinGabe14W_1996 copy

MerrinGabe14W_2978 copy

HUGE thanks to:

Christine at Piece of Cake Weddings for introducing me to Merrin and Gabe

Eric at be creative Photography for taking such fabulous pictures.  You wouldn’t have known by looking that there were torrential downpours all day.

Maggie at The Wee Burn Beach Club of Darien for being so fantastic with my team and I and on point with their inclement weather plan

Ashley at A Little Something White Bridal Couture for Merrin’s incredible dress

make up: kathleen richards  |  hair: rick garcia salon |  music: ceremony, string serenade  cocktail hour, vinnie ferrone  reception, crispin cloe from cracked ice

Merrin and Gabe’s Testimonial:

“I cannot say enough about Candi… I had an idea of what I wanted when we first spoke, but if you could have shown me what the final product was that day, I wouldn’t have believed it could be so beautiful. Candi took my idea- that could’ve been too casual and come out terrible- and made the tablescapes chic and elegant- the room was STUNNING. I cried when I saw it- I was literally more worked up about how beautiful the room was then my dress. The flowers were just as beautiful- all the bridesmaids loved their bouquets and I couldn’t have been happier with mine! Her mom did an amazing job making all the linens- I am excited I will have them for the rest of my life!!!! Both Candi and her mom have an amazing ability to understand what you want and to elevate it. I am sure that if you aren’t totally sure what you want they would be able to work with you and come up with a beautiful room. They are amazing partners and I wish every bride could be as lucky as I was to work with them. I literally cannot say enough good things about them. Your wedding will be beautiful and fun to design with Candi!”


Hot Pink and Navy Preppy-ness

Kristen and Greg were SO involved with the decor and details since they wanted their wedding to stand out, be personal, and for their guests to feel like they were at an Elegant Party…and I think they did a wonderful job!!  I LOVE it when not only a bride but a groom really gets on board with a theme and runs with it!  It really makes for a better planning experience and even more excitement and anticipation for that special day to see how it all comes together.  I am a true believer of hiring the right vendors, ones that are on the same page and can relate to your vision because then you can totally trust in them to do what they were hired to do while you can really enjoy the process of it all and be less stressed. Thank you, Kristen and Greg, for choosing me!  I adored both of you ( and your awesome dog that came to every consultation) and appreciate the level of trust you had in me and let me say NO to a few too many ideas…I think we made the right choices :)  It’s couples like you that make me truly fall in love with my talent and career all over again!

Okay, so I don’t even know where to start as there were TOO many details to include photos or even talk about…but I’ll try to do my best….

HOT PINK and NAVY…STRIPES, STRIPES, STRIPES!!! This was their theme and you could see it everywhere you turned….Jr Bridesmaids and Jr Groomsmen walking down the aisle each holding a sign in Hot Pink hanging from Navy and white striped ribbon  “Here…Comes…The…Bride”, Hot Pink Peonies wrapped in specialty Navy and White striped Fabric, Custom Made Navy and White Striped Linens, Hot Pink Table Numbers,  Menus in the same pattern and colors…..THEN…some fun accents….Fans for each guest to use during the ceremony that doubled as programs, Streamers for guests to wave as they said “I do”, Bottled Water with their logo, Tri Colored Flip Flops, Popcorn Bar, Signature Drinks, A Photo Booth, and the night ended with star shaped chocolate chip cookies and milk!!!

The Dresses from A Little Something White  were more than perfect and the men in Blue Blazers/Khaki pants and Navy and Hot Pink Striped Ties made for the Preppiest wedding ever!!!

They couldn’t have chosen a more perfect town and venue as Madison Beach Hotel, being on the beach in Madison and all…(I may be biased as I am a preferred florist and just LOVE this place)

Of course, this wedding wouldn’t be what it is without Tim Nosenzo capturing not only all of the details but their love and special moments as well…Oh, and the VIEW!!!!

Without further delay…..see for yourself!!!