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….

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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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1920’s Elegance with Flair

It only took a day and we were all hooked! I mean they booked! When I first talked with Kristin and Brian on the phone, we all knew this was going to be an awesome collaboration.  It was the day after we spoke for the first time that they booked with me…having never met me.  It was truly meant to be as I knew exactly what they wanted and we had just clicked so well. Knowing that I had their trust from the get go, I was able to really be creative and push the envelope with some over the top ideas.  When designing an Old Hollywood style wedding you always want more crystals, more pearls, more sparkle!  They were not afraid!  We kept light on the feather because we really wanted the flowers to be the focus as Kristin LOVED flowers and wanted them everywhere.  Love the little twists in design they so happily said YES to…feathers shooting out one side of the centerpieces for a modern flair, crystal curtains, feathers and crystals decorating the chuppah, etc  I even made major changes the day of, knowing they were going to LOVE it…keeping the chuppah in place after ceremony and having them sit under it at their reception…uplighting all four chuppah poles (which was not in the plans, but once Rob from Correlation Productions saw the chuppah he was able to get creative and we made that awesome decision together!) It was just an easy, elegant, beautiful wedding and experience working with Kristin and Brian and all of their great vendors!  This was truly a wonderful group of vendors that went above and beyond to make their day the best it could be!

Photography: Benedicte from MVB Photography

Videography: Felix ( and his lovely wife) from Felix Roman Films ( can’t wait for his short film to grace the pages of my blog)

Ceremony and Reception Venue: New Haven Lawn Club

Lighting: Rob from Correlation productions

Suite for getting ready: The Study  at Yale….GORGEOUS views of New Haven

I hope you enjoy looking at these gorgeous photos…and the gorgeous couple…movie star gorgeous!

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