The Inn at Longshore : Summer Love

Summer Weddings are my fav.  The weather is hot and steamy just like the love that is being celebrated! I know, cheesy! but I’m serious, there’s something about Summer Lovin’…..Yup, that’s a Grease reference….



You see what I mean??? Emily and Jon’s Summer Wedding was absolutely flawless and I never use that word. Ever.  The hair, the dress, the groom, the flowers, the flowers, the venue, the sunset, the birch chuppah, did I mention the flowers? Not only was Emily so gracious throughout the planning process she trusted me implicitly which makes my job so much easier.  It means I am able to make design decisions on the fly if I want to change something for the better, I can without a worry. It means I can be creative and add touches that come to me when I’m in design mode that I know the bride will love and I can just go ahead and do it!  Everything comes out better than ever imagined when I can be fully trusted and do what you hired me to do…bring your vision to life.  Which is what I did here…take a look for yourself…

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I couldn’t have hand picked a better team of Creative Partners to work this wedding with. I have to start with the unbelievably talented Victor from Binary Flips Photography.  Their entire team are so creative it blows my mind.  I added a few beautiful photos of Emily below that I just needed you to see, enjoy!

The Inn at Longshore, Westport CT  I am happy to announce that I am now their preferred florist! YAY

The Delamar, Southport CT  The bridal party got ready here and they were very accommodating

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Indian Island Wedding

Newport, Rhode Island is the most beautiful place to have a wedding…especially when it’s at the Ocean Cliff Hotel!  Indian weddings don’t come my way often, but when they do, I can’t help but fall in love all over again with the traditions, the elegance, the saris and the sarongs, the culture…..It’s just truly magical!

I am so thankful for Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs for introducing me to Deepti and Sunil because they were not only so sweet and so much fun to work with but they trusted in me and my team to make their vision come true and gave us tons of creative freedom.

While writing this post, the memories came flooding back; leaving the shop at 4:00am with a convoy of trucks;  watching the sunrise over the Newport bridge.  The anticipation of seeing the Ocean Cliff, the water and seeing Deepti dressed and beautified was overwhelming.  She was stunning!!!!!!…. but I have to say that Sunil was probably the most handsome groom I had ever seen! (besides my hubby, of course) And the weather….for October it was heaven sent for a waterside wedding…everything was just perfect!!!!

So, I will now just let the photos taken by Dennis from Binary Flips speak for themselves…..


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Featured on Ruffled Blog!

I am so excited to have one of my favorite weddings featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs!

Rick and Darren’s wedding was lovingly displayed on Ruffled Blog for all to see!

To see the feature on Ruffled Blog’s website, click here!

To see my original blog post, click here!


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All the fabulous vendors that made this wedding so unique:

Admire Design LLC

Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs

Binary Flips Photography

Carte Blanche Vintage Band

Correlation Productions/Lighting

Lion Rock Farms

Ragamont House Bed and Breakfast

Taylor Rentals


Rick and Darren’s Swanky wedding

Are you ready for a 1920’s….Safari….Vintage…Earthy…French….Fall…themed wedding???? Well, then you are really “In for it”!  In celebration of the Roaring 20’s, I thought it would be great fun to use some catch phrases from that era to describe this “Swanky” wedding!

Rick and Darren were the “Bees Knees”! Most would think their ideas and tastes were a little “Off the Wall”, but not me! I welcomed every quirky email I got from them…embraced them all.

The Ceremony took place in at Lion Rock Farm, a heavenly farm…seriously…heavenly…you’ll see why!  Very intimate and sweet.

But, the reception…was the “Cat’s Pajamas”, under a tent in the courtyard of The Ragamont House Bed and Breakfast…which is where some of the inspiration came from.

Since I can not come up with the words to describe this fabulous affair..I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.  Look closely for all the details…1920’s band that sings in French and other languages of love, a forest of lights, safari animal place cards and coordinating menus(Adrienne from Admire always brings it!), vintage and I mean OLD silver, etc etc  I won’t give it all away…….

This is only a sampling of their wedding…there will be a TON more pics on my website coming soon……

Lion Rock Farms…..

Barn ceremony

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Inside The Ragamont…..

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The happy couple all “Dolled Up”…..

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Rick and Darren’s “Dogs”…hehe

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The Tented Reception…..Isn’t it just so “Copacetic”?

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The Band Carte Blanche Vintage in their “Glad Rags”!

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I found a great little jade elephant bell for the “spiffy” couple…..

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bells of ireland

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The traditional French wedding cake…Croquembouche…

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Rick and Darren…I “Carry a Torch” for you!

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Well, this has been so much fun for me to share such a detailed wedding that I am very proud of.  I am also very thankful to Erica of Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs for introducing me to Rick and Darren! Every vendor that was involved with this wedding worked so hard to make everything perfect…there are so many to thank…so THANK YOU to everyone below…it has truly been a honor….

Admire Design LLC

Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs

Binary Flips Photography

Carte Blanche Vintage Band

Correlation Productions/Lighting

Lion Rock Farms

Ragamont House Bed and Breakfast

Taylor Rentals