Dreamy Vineyard Wedding

“Dreamy” is what comes to mind when I look at Julianne…her dress, her hair piece, her bouquet…. Her and Andrew’s wedding was so soft and full of romance…you have to see for yourself….

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Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard (where we are PREFERRED)

Caterer: Gourmet Galley, Keri Bell is awesome!  They refer us quite often and we are PREFERRED at their venue, Guilford Yacht Club

Photographer: Maggie Conley  This was my first time working with her and she was lovely, so easy going and so talented.  She is the reason this blog post is even titled Dreamy!

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!

 

 

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

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

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Cocktail Hour Decor

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

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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!”

 

Bohemian Beach at Owenego

That’s right!!!!…..              ” Bohemian Beach 

I knew this was going to be a very unique wedding when Katie and Jason came to me with their ideas…LOTS of ideas!  I was able to narrow them all done to create their summer beach wedding with a twist of their personalities, which is of course, Bohemian.

They wanted COLOR!!! and a way to incorporate fun, unique, accents of the shoreline, since there wedding was at the Cottage-Chic,  Owenego Beach Club in Branford.

I want to talk about the details…therefore, let’s talk about what  “Bohemian” means….

‘unconventional’, ‘non-traditional’,  ‘creative’, ‘extremely wide range in taste of music, art, etc’, ‘the love of mixing different textiles together just for fun’

Beach-y accents were: Pieces of Coral, Sea glass colored “message in a bottle” bottles, Air Plants (which look like it should be part of an underwater reef), Jute toppers (which gave you the illusion of sand)

Bohemian accents were: Metal Cut-out vessels and candle holders…of course we sprayed them all using earthy tones, Metal cut-out lanterns, vintage turquoise patterned ribbon, Earthy Colored Mercury Glass, Tissue Paper Pomanders, Satin Ribbon, Mosaic Vases…..

The tables were very eclectic, the flowers were mostly locally grown farm flowers, they got married in front of hanging tissue pomanders blowing in the wind, the aisle was create with mostly trailing ribbons…again…blowing in the wind, because that day was very windy!!!! It was a perfect day, a prefect setting, the perfect couple!

Take a look for yourself, as Henry from HenryShoots captured the day so beautifully!

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This is my favorite picture! I love the look on their faces when the first lay eyes on their ceremony arbor and Tissue Pomanders!henryshoots-0016

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