Wedding Aces Bridal Buds

Lindsay & TJ

June 8

Old Lyme, Connecticut

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Q & A with the Bride:

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

Its location.  We wanted our wedding to have a traditional New England summertime feel to it.  We chose a picturesque church for our ceremony and a beautiful beach area in which to do our portraits, and the country club is in close proximity to both.  Our venue is also representative of us as a couple – we love to play sports and spend time outside, and the country club is set on a golf course and has an indoor and outdoor component.

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Flowers — simply gorgeous.

2. Cupcakes — adorable and tasty.

3. Stationary — the Green Kangaroo’s invitations, programs, place cards, and table numbers were flawless.

4. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Attire — our sisters and brothers comprised our bridal party, and they looked perfect. Each bridesmaid wore something reflective of her style yet in keeping with our theme and color. 

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Invest in an amazing photographer.  Although you are always told that a wedding goes by quickly, you don’t fully understand how true that statement is until you experience your own wedding. By investing in an amazing photographer, as we did with Candace Jeffery, you are instilled with confidence that your beautiful memories will be captured in photos, and you are given something tangible to forever cherish.

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

Our sunset photos, which took place on the golf course about halfway through out reception.  This was the first moment that my husband and I got to be alone with one another, yet we could still hear the excitement of our family and friends in the background.  It was also a moment in which we got to reflect on the beauty of our day, which as cliché as it sounds, truly was the best day of our lives.

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Seasonal Summer Bouquets

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 04, 2013

With the official start of summer only three weeks away, we wanted to inspire you with a few of this summer’s seasonal blooms. Luckily for those June, July and August brides–more flowers are in bloom during the summer than any other season, which means max amount of options! Imagine those clear, blue skies and warm, sunny weather filled with an array of floral scents, and pick between colors like yellow, green and purple that pay homage to this time of year. Here’s what made it on our top 5 list:

1. Daisy

Daises come in a variety of colors. Consider choosing a neutral bridesmaid dress such a gray and add a pop of color like yellow as pictured below.

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Boutonnieres for Every Groom’s Style

Posted by Caitlin on May 09, 2013

Let’s face it, the bridal bouquet will get more attention than any other floral arrangement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show your groom’s lapel a little love with a statement-making boutonniere. A boutonniere must last for hours, meaning throughout the ceremony, photographs, dinner and dancing.  Depending on the sturdiness of the flower, it’s likely that one boutonniere just isn’t enough. So, be prepared and have two or more as backup. To help suit your wedding style, here are a few of our favorites:

Rustic – If you’re a sucker for succulents like we are, then choose this natural yet simple boutonniere filled with yellow billy balls and wrapped with twine.

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Photo: A. Blake Photography

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