Johanna and Kamran wanted their day to truly represent them, their life together, their traditions, their style and their loves. There was so much thought put into every detail, everything had purpose, so I welcomed the challenge of making everything look cohesive.
Having their wedding at Saltwater Farms Vineyard, a beautifully renovated airport hanger, we included bi-planes into the favors and used them as table numbers. Keeping with the retro- vintage theme, which was certainly the couple’s vibe, old hankies adorned the bouquets and centerpieces, eclectic jadeite containers were the focal point of the guest tables, and an old typewriter was used as the guest book. Wanting the flowers to be very bright and have an effortless feeling, we used hand picked garden flowers with accents of natural elements such as succulents and willow! The bright retro style also came into play with their cake, which was the perfect replica of them and their dog, Arthur! Oh yeah…the Ring Bearer, A.K.A, Arthur had his own limo that dropped him up and picked him up…it was the cutest thing I ever saw! Of course, I decorated his collar so he could look as dapper as his parents!
It was wonderful to see them being faithful to Kamran’s Persian traditions during the ceremony. The Sofreh table various housed organic elements that signified certain things. For instance, there was a bowl of eggs to help with fertility. My favorite was the honey that they sensually fed to each other to signify that there marriage and love may always be sweet.
Johanna and Kamran’s photographer is Kelly Prizel Photography, but I also asked my friend and professional photographer Kiva from Annandale Photography take detail shots for me since I did not want to miss a thing! They both did an amazing job! See for yourself……
This summer has been great fun with my brides wanting to go BRIGHT with their flowers!
Devra and Will’s wedding was held at The Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, where we are happy to announce that Candi’s Floral Creations is now a preferred florist! They were so fun to work with, which makes me LOVE my job!
It was a perfect day for a summer wedding…the weekend after Hurricane Irene…things were tough..no power, etc but we made it work!
Creative Images by the Awesome Kiva from Annandale Photography…he IS the best!
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I LOVE photo shoots! First of all they are so much fun! There is no pressure of designing for someone’s most important day and I can be as creative as I want to be. I can design trendy styles or styles that I’ve always wanted to design but haven’t got the chance to. It also gives me a chance to collaborate with so many different vendors : vendors I love to work with or vendors that I haven’t worked with before. This shoot at Chamard Vineyard in Clinton, CT was great because I have never been to this venue before and I was able to work 2 wonderful people, Christine from Piece of Cake Events and Kiva from Annandale Photography.
If you’re thinking of having an event at Chamard Vineyards and want Candi’s Floral Creations to be your florist, then you may have to fight for us! They have an on sight coordinator that is wonderful, but only uses her “click” of vendors, however, you can bring in any vendor you choose.
I had floral balls and feathers on the brain! We designed 2 tables, each having their own wedding style.
The Elegant Red, Black and White Table…..
…and the Natural Purple and Green Table….
..and the Vineyard….
This was a very special day for Dan and Giancarlo, you could see it in their families eyes….Love was definitely in the air! I even got a little choked up as their families brought them down the aisle to a very emotional orchestrated Jack’s Love Song. This was the most beautiful song I have ever heard and I couldn’t have imagined them walking to anything else.
Their venue was St. Clements Castle in Portland, CT, which is a very strong vision in the midst of breathtaking gardens every where you look. They wanted their decor to compliment the castle, to be more of an accent so the castle and all it’s glory was the focal point.
Their style is very clean and masculine with a touch of whimsy! They loved organic elements and let me do my thing.
I received the best compliment from them, I will never forget it. They told me that if they had the talent to design they would have created everything just as it was. They wouldn’t have changed a thing.
I LOVE THAT!
That is the whole reason why I do what I do, so I can take someone’s vision of their most special day and bring it to life for them.
Enough mushiness……have fun looking at Dan and Ginacarlo’s special day! These fantastic photos were taken by Kiva Sutton of Annandale Photography. Once again, he did not disappoint. He even met me there an hour earlier than he needed to be to take time with my creations. He’s the best!
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In the 18 years I’ve been in this industry, this was my first Persian wedding.
Johanna and Kamran were one of my favorite couples. Not only was their style unique….I like to call it “Vintage – Chic”, but they let me have creative freedom with the designs.
We came up with the concept together and just ran with it. We created the tablescapes by using colorful summer garden flowers arranged very effortlessly in various jadeite vessels. Along with the cluster of containers, we added tons of old handkerchiefs to the tables for the vintage effect.
Handkerchiefs were also used to wrap the bouquets and used as a linen to lay under antiqued silver sugar and creamers on the cocktail tables.
The ceremony was so cool! In the Persian culture there is a Sofreh table which housed organic elements that signified certain things. For instance, there was a bowl of eggs to help with fertility. My favorite was the honey that they sensually fed to each other to signify that there marriage and love may always be sweet.
And….we can not forget Arthur! Their Dog / Ring Bearer! He has his own limo that dropped him off and picked him up. Of course, I decorated his collar so he could look as dapper as his parents!
I had my friend and professional photographer, Kiva Sutton from Annandale Photography take these photos for me. I asked him to have fun with some of the photos and give them a vintage feel…and boy did he! What an amazing job he did.
The venue was Salt Water Farm Vineyard located in North Stonington, Ct. The owners Merrily and Michael are the greatest and refer me often. Please click on their names to check out the website to learn more about their renovations and how they turned an old airport into a Winery. The hanger is where receptions take place and the original runway is nestled in between the vineyards. It is the coolest place ever. They are also a part of the CT wine trail…visit them!
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed this couple and creating their vision!
(Johanna and Kamran’s Wedding Photographer’s Photos to come soon. Will have pictures of the bridal party)
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