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Classic Garden Party Wedding in Connecticut

Posted by Kim on Dec 13, 2012

Lauren & Colin

May 28

Waterford, Connecticut

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I grew up near Harkness State Park and always loved visiting it.  I took Colin there when we started dating, and he ultimately chose to propose to me there on a snowy Christmas Eve.  After that, we both knew Harkness was meant to be.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

We chose white Victorian pitchers to hold the gorgeous flowers that Hana Floral created for us.  We were looking for a garden party look that would echo the turn-of-the-entury mansion, and I really felt like it helped tie it all together.

The wine we chose for our wedding was all from Jonathan Edwards Winery, a local vineyard that Colin and I frequent. Not only was the wine delicious and paired perfectly with our meal, but it brought in a bit of a personal element.

Our place cards and invitations were designed by a family friend, and were created to highlight the details of the beautiful Harkness Estate.  Notably the place cards echoed the architectural details of the mansion. Our invitations were designed to incorporate elements from the gardens of the estate with the a personal monogram representing our new family name.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

In her 20’s my 95-year-old grandmother was a singer in Boston.  On our wedding day, she approached the band and asked if they could play “All of Me” by Billie Holiday. Next thing we knew, were were all gathered around, watching my grandmother transform into her former entertainer role.  She was filled with life and her smile lit up the dance floor.  It was a special moment for both families and it stands out in my mind as one of the most memorable parts of our day.

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Classic Autumn Wedding at the Hill Stead Museum

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 12, 2012

Ina & Matt

October 1

Farmington, Connecticut

This New England Fall wedding took place at the Hill Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut.  My favorite part of this wedding is the table numbers. While I can’t imagine having to do math equations at a wedding reception, it was such a unique idea.

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Connecticut Summer Wedding at The Marquee

Posted by Jeffra on Mar 29, 2012

Lauren & Andrew

September 9

Hartford, Connecticut

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Sandra & Mark

November

Connecticut

From the Photographer: “Sandra and Mark were married the day after Thanksgiving on Black Friday. The wedding theme was awesome with a little of Thanksgiving and a little of Christmas. The best part of this wedding was the Christmas Tree. Sandra and Mark asked that all the guests bring them an ornament for their tree that would compliment their personalities.” ~ Jewel Photo

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Connecticut Wedding at the Society Room of Hartford

Posted by Jeffra on Dec 02, 2011

Shannon & Jon

June 2011

Hartford, Connecticut

From the Photographer: “Shannon and Jon are a down to earth, fun, and stylish couple. They have a very laid back vibe but are truly are in love with one another and surround themselves with people that share their love for life and music. Their wedding day vibe had a “back home” feel to it as both the couple and guests traveled back to Connecticut to see the couple exchange their vows and celebrate at their wedding reception.”-Robin Dini Photography

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Vendors
Photographer:  Robin Dini Photography | Hair Stylist:  The Hair Loft of Avon | Floral Designer:  JCF Events | Reception Venue:  Society Room of Hartford | Invitation Designer:  Betsywhite Stationery | Dress Store:  The White Dress by the Shore | Cake Designer:  Kim’s Cottage Confections | DJ:  Powerstation Events | Calligrapher:  Erica Hammer CalligraphyEverAfterNY | Etsy Designer:  Lovliday

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