Yay! So excited to share with you these amazing photos by Abbey Domond Photograhy of Danica and Dueren’s summer wedding in New Haven!
And…..this wedding is also featured in the pages of The Knot Spring/Summer 2017 magazine! WooHoo!
Not to mention the sweet image of them below landed on the blog of The Huffington Post!
Here are the amazing team of vendors(and their direct link to IG pages) that made it all happen for these two: Instgram
Wedding Coordinator: @viceventsnyc
Custom Decor: @ten23designs
Ceremony Venue: Edgerton Park
Reception Venue: The Country House
First, Let’s Celebrate!! (As you’ll see Danica and Dueren did that well)
“Fresh ~ Calm ~ Ocean”….are the words that Jennie and Andy used to describe their vision to me. Having their reception at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa (where I am a preferred florist) was the perfect backdrop to make that happen. Jennie spent months collecting sea glass and starfish to scatter all around the ballroom because she wanted her wedding to be personalized. As you’ll see below, they had bag pipes playing during the receiving line at the Old Lyme Congregational Church, they had custom color straws for their personalized cocktails, and even an artist painting their reception in real time. They were such a fun couple and it shows in these awesome photos by Alicia of the newly rebranded and redesigned Alicia Ann Photographers.(formerly known as noeyehasseenphotography)
I know, I know…it’s January! But, I have a ton of July brides contacting me right now and I’ve been thinking about this Colorful ~ Shoreline ~ Bohemian wedding at Madison Beach Hotel. (where I am a preferred florist)
Megan and Mike were not only one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with, they were the LUCKIEST! I know what you’re thinking, because they got to work with me, right? HAHA….NOPE! It was because there was a crazy storm the night the Madison CT fireworks were scheduled for and had gotten rescheduled…TWICE…for July 6th…Megan and Mike’s wedding night!!!! Talk about the best seat in the house as the fireworks let off from a barge in Long Island Sound right outside the Hotel.
“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….
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!
Joanna and Greg were so sweet to work with! Another couple that used me for my Style Services as I worked closely with them on all the details such as bridesmaids dress color, linen choice and color, lace topper, colored lace detail on the seating cards, table numbers, etc etc I remember walking into the Pine Orchard Yacht Club with the flowers and hearing a gasp from the staff…not only because these centerpieces were.to.die.for but because it was an ‘Aha’ moment as they saw everything come together and make sense. I will let the photos from the very talented Sean and Micheal from millimeter photo not only show you the details but the love and happiness that they captured from Joanna and Greg that day. Joanna was prettied up even more than normal by the fabulous Maria Licari! PERFECTION!
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…
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
Summer is my favorite season for a wedding at The Inn at Longshore….especially when you have a couple like Brooke and Tom! They totally embraced their summer wedding by using very vibrant florals for the decor and by choosing a steel drum band for the outdoor cocktail hour which allowed me to come up with a fun idea to use tiki torches as vases! They weren’t afraid to use COLOR which matched their personality perfectly, so why wouldn’t we have explosions of color bursting on every guest table. That ballroom came alive that day.
Take a look for yourself…. Amazing Photos by Misty Enight
Candi’s Floral Creations is the Preferred Florist of The Inn at Longshore
What do you do when the sweetest bride ever! tells you she bought her fiance an Orange, Raspberry, Deep Purple and Bright Green bow tie and wants her wedding to be that color story….and using summer-like flowers for her ‘Fall” wedding…? Well, if you’re me, you say ‘Hell yeah, that’s awesome, let’s do it!’ So…we did it and turned out to be one of the best color combinations and floral varieties I’ve designed in a long time. What most people don’t know is that towards the end of wedding season and autumn many flowers become unavailable and the inventory of unique, colorful flowers can be very limited. This is where hiring an experienced designer can benefit you due to the years of connections they have with suppliers as well as knowledge of what can be in season in other countries, etc I’ll spare you the behind the scenes details and just show you what I’m talking about……
Loved how these colors really brightened up the ballrooms at The New Haven Lawn Club
A HUGE thanks to Kathy at Simply K Studios for not only taking these INCREDIBLE photos but for allowing me to show them off to every bride that may want something a little different…something bright and elegant….something so colorful that it transforms a room and a venue! Thank you!
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!
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
Merrin and Gabe’s Testimonial:
Having been designing for over 20 years, starting my business from scratch 15 years ago it is always VERY exciting to get recognized by the wedding industry’s most prestigious magazines, books and websites!
I thought it would be fun to gather all of my featured weddings and events throughout the years. There have been many trends, many themes, intimate affairs and grand events…yet, I love every single one of them!
They are my babies and every couple a part of me along this journey….enjoy…
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Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine: The first same sex wedding EVER featured in the magazine and it was also their 15 year anniversary :
You can also see more of this wedding gallery HERE!
Fun side note…the couple’s dog that was the “ring bearer” and wore a seer sucker suit, was featured on the cover of “Wedding-Dogs” Magazine.
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The Art of Celebration ~ New England: A hard cover coffee table book. The top 1% of the industry is featured…Queen Latifa was even featured in this book!!!
You can see our creations on Pages 64 – 67 and again on Page 361 of the book. OR you can view them right HERE! (but the book is fantastic, have fun viewing it!)
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We have 3 different features with Bliss Celebrations!
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Rick and Darren’s wedding has been featured in TWO publications!
Ruffled Blog: Barn Wedding meets Roaring 20’s
Reverie Gallery: They describe it as Safari-Vintage!
I got creative when blogging about their wedding…find out how HERE!
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Rustic Weddings Chic: Rustic Elegance (with some pumpkins involved):
See why this was one of my favorite weddings and couples HERE!
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Wedding Chicks: Vintage Travel Creative Shoot
Get behind the scenes look at what goes into a creative shoot HERE!
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Wedding Reports: Simple Elegance
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Destination Wedding and Honeymoons: This is a fun one…One of my couples is featured ON THE COVER of this magazine!!!
This link will show you the gallery of their wedding, photos taken by Jag Studios
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Pretty Pear Bride: A Plus Size Bridal Magazine: Winter Wedding at New Haven Lawn Club!!!
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Lulawed (previously Prepare to Wed): Peacock feathers and Butterflies (REAL butterflies!)
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Thank you to all that have loved my creations enough to publish them and enough to trust me in making your special day beautiful!