Featured in The Knot Spring/Summer 2017 Magazine

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

Cinematography: @yameanstudios

Wedding Coordinator: @viceventsnyc

DJ: @iknowmikemusic

Stationery: @ijorere

Custom Decor: @ten23designs

Cake: @wildflourconfections

Makeup: @arelquintese

Hair: @isewtracx

Ceremony Venue: Edgerton Park

Reception Venue: The Country House

First, Let’s Celebrate!! (As you’ll see Danica and Dueren did that well)


DuerenlovesDanica-2949 DuerenlovesDanica-0206 DuerenlovesDanica-3469 DuerenlovesDanica-4089 DuerenlovesDanica-4347 DuerenlovesDanica-4403 DuerenlovesDanica-4466

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!













Brad and Brian at Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Brad and Brian wanted to blend the feel of New England, the venue and their love of travel. Earthy, Natural Elements such as Driftwood, moss rocks, river stones, reindeer and spanish moss, scabiosa pods, sea sponges, and manzanita branches were used to keep the feeling very crunchy New England, masculine and to coordinate with the Saltwater feeling.  We brought in orange orchids for a pop of color against the browns and greens of the locale and decor.

The designs are kept simple and artistic so that the room would look intriguing and give you the feeling that you’re outdoors, where nature is not so balanced.  The cocktail hour couches and hand made driftwood table made and rented  by Ryan Designs, really is the cherry on top and brings it all together!

Lester from My Name Is Photo did a great job capturing special moments of Brad and Brian!  I love the way this wedding came together and I hope you do too!

(I took some photos, they are not as great as Lester’s but wanted to show some detail.  My photos will be marked)



(the above 3 photos are mine, not Lester’s)


Enchanted Forest Wedding

There are many different types of Enchanted Forest themes, but this wedding takes the cake! (no pun intended) Everything you could imagine an enchanted forest would have, was included….but without going too far.

Since a forest can contain various elements, we decided to run wild with a collection of different accents to capture the concept.  There were 3 styles of centerpieces: an enchanted tree, a bowl filled with flowers and butterflies and a floral arrangement designed in a moss container.  All centerpieces were surrounded my moss rocks, colorful gems and votive candles decorated in peacock feathers. Peacock feathers accented the bride’s bouquet, shoes, hair, etc; real butterflies sealed the kiss(none were hurt in the process); flower girls were fairies with the most gorgeous wings you’ve ever seen; the ring bearer held a lily pad with frog moss pillow…..and so much more…..we will let the pictures show you the rest!
….but you’ll have to wait just a little bit more because I have to talk
about the amazing people that were involved in this wedding….
KELLY and ROB, aka the bride and groom: they were the best couple EVER! I was so happy to be able to create Kelly’s vision, which was a challenge because she was so devoted to every aspect of every detail. She deserves every picture perfect moment, as you’ll soon see.
Erica at Ambiance {chic} Wedding Designs came through again with such a great wedding and couple. She and her team took such good care of those butterflies!Lol
Fox Hill Inn, Brookfield, CT; Rosa is the best! Easy to work with and very accommodating.

Adrienne at Admire Design captured the vision in the escort cards, menus and table numbers.

Time Frozen Photography was A-MAZ-ING!!!!! Take a look….
(click on pics for a larger view)

Natural Bouquet

Kelly and Rob, MARRIED!

Enchanted Forest Wedding

Yes! REAL butterflies!

Fairy Wings for a Flower Girl

You can't be a fairy without WINGS!

Enchanted forest ring bearer pillow

Lily pad and frog for ring bearer!

Enchanted Forest Wedding Arch

Ceremony Arch

wedding aisle with rose petals

Rose petal design down the aisle and lined with hanging lanterns

Wedding lanterns

Bridesmaids carried enchanting lanterns

Enchanted Forest boutonniere

Enchanting Boutonniere; Groom's included a peacock feather

Enchanted forest wedding centerpiece

Enchanting tree centerpiece

enchanted forest wedding centerpiece

Low centerpieces designed in a moss covered vase

wedding centerpiece

above view of the enchanting bowl centerpiece

peacock feather votive candle

moss topiaries

peacock wedding shoes

gotta love these!

And my favorite photo of all…….

kelly bouquet

Floral Tree, Feathers, Enchanted Tree for Rent

We can design in any color or flowersWedding Centerpiece tree for rent

Enchanted Forest Tree Rentals

We can design any color feathers and any color beads in vasesFeather centerpiece

Full Feather Centerpieces for rent

We can design in any color schemeFloral tree wedding centerpiece

Floral Tree Rental