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!

Rustic Elegance at The Hartford Golf Club

Where do I begin with Michelle and Adam??? Not only were they the sweetest couple EVER, but they had such trust in me to create their vision that Michelle burst into tears at the site of her bouquet.  She then made me cry as I revealed the room to them!  I think it was because we BOTH worked so hard on all the details and to finally see it come to fruition was a bit overwhelming for her.  You could literally see the weight lift from her shoulders as she looked at everything saying…”you read my mind”…”it’s so much more than I expected”   Another beautiful moment I got to share with one of my brides…THIS is what it’s all about for me!

Michelle and Adam wanted their wedding to be elegant, but deep down they desired a natural, earthy, and rustic flair so that it would feel inviting for their guests.  Michelle thought this may be a challenge since her venue, The Hartford Golf Club, is so very elegant. Therefore, I rushed to meet with her at the venue and we got down to business.  The banquet director, James (who was awesome to work with, very accommodating!)  was having a hard time envisioning and I think even understanding all of our ideas, but as I was assuring him, Michelle saw it coming together and felt at ease that her vision could be realized.

We were able to not only mesh these two styles together, but we did it without missing one detail that the couple loved…white mini pumpkins, branches, moss covered spheres, wooden boxes, and so on.  I’m laughing because she also wanted hanging lanterns.  Where, you ask?  OVER the tables!  Well, the ceiling did not allow for this, so I built an arbor and Michelle got to have her lanterns hanging over the guest tables! This was the favorite part for her, Adam and I and as it turns out, for every wedding guest and staff member at the club, too!  Michelle had a few other favorites as she was a crafty one, and made the pumpkin soap place cards as well as the rustic table numbers. I love it when a bride get’s involved and our creations together is a marriage of it’s own.

I was overjoyed when I found out who the photographers were…Justin and Mary Marantz…and they certainly kicked everything up a few notches when they released the pictures.  OH. MY. PHOTOS.!!!   The vision that they have behind the camera is astonishing to me.  The fact that they can capture floral beauty as well as the emotional beauty of Michelle and Adam’s day is breathtaking…as you will now see since words can not explain……

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Thank you, Michelle and Adam, for having me be a part of your wedding and memories for years to come!

I’ll miss the long emails back and forth about the details and the fact that Adam didn’t want any of  “those ‘dead’ looking things” included in the decor!  Makes me smile just thinking about it!