Wickham Park Wedding, Manchester, CT

Wickham Park lends itself to such grandeur moments. From the lush and meticulously landscaped gardens, to that amazing view that looks out over their ceremony space; you simply can't go wrong with any nook or cranny on their grounds. Nick & Emily are similar - they're both beautiful people who are completely opposite personality that melt together harmoniously.

Photography: VO Photographers

Venue: Wickham Park, Manchester, CT

Camp Cedarcrest Wedding - A 4th of July Campsite CT Wedding

Jacquie and Steve - An Indie Love Story

There's nothing quite as exciting as finding a blank canvas space. Lucky for me, I got the opportunity to work with Jacqueline and Steve who were dedicated to a true farm to table experience. They own a small farm in Woodbridge and brought in all local products for their fete. Every detail was carefully considered for its impact on the environment and it's long term effects. From the farmhouse tables to the gorgeous hand selected jewelry, every inch of the wedding was highly considered and wonderfully put together.

Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding
Camp Cedarcrest Wedding

Location: Camp Cedarcrest, Orange, CT

Photo/Video: Wonton Creations

Food: Locally Serviced through New Haven Eateries & Their Farm

Glamour & Lace Feature - Branford House

Love On A Remote Island - Set Back 50 Years

These two were gems. The art deco feel fit easily with the Branford House and melted perfectly with the deserted island feel of the private beaches of Madison, CT. The gorgeous shades of peacock green were accented with golds and the softest yellows. It felt like we were stolen back 50 years and left to wonder at the love of the couple who transported us there. From the flower girls in flapper dresses and headpieces, to the suspender accented ring bearers, to the handsome "unofficial" party crashing pup... every detail was meticulously thought of and brought to life.

Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding
Branford House Wedding Madison Beach Wedding

Photography: Robyn Blasi

Ceremony & Reception: Private Island (Madison, CT) and The Branford House

Florist: Kim's Flower Shop

Catering: Impressive Catering

Videography: Wonton Creations

Entertainment: Young Love & The Thrills

Transportation (Vintage Car): Professional Limos

Hair: CT Posh

Make Up: Jennie Fresa

Spotlight Saturday - Bridget Caviness - Justice of Peace

Name:  Bridget Caviness
Email:  Bridget.Caviness@gmail.com
Other Contact Info: 860-221-8384

 

What is one piece of advice you would offer a bride or groom?

Take the time to breathe, remember the moment and the reason you are there.  And most importantly, ENJOY!

What’s the biggest mistake or issue that you see clients make? 

When hiring vendors for your special day let your friends and family members enjoy the wedding and leave the jobs to the professionals.  Generally, friends and family are a lot more laid back than a professional would be, and thus, they aren't going to be as prepared or handle your wedding the way they should.   For instance, it’s your special day and you really like the idea of asking your cousin to officiate.  But, unless your cousin is a skilled public speaker there's a lot of pressure on them to get it right. 

From a Justice of the Peace point of view, within the state of Connecticut, I see couple’s friends obtaining an online ordainment in the hopes of marrying the friends.  However,an online ordainment are not legal within the state and Connecticut has cracked down on “internet ordained minister” ceremonies.

If you would like to have your friend or family member perform your ceremony, please contact a friendly Justice of the Peace.  It is our goal to make your ceremony perfect for you.  Your Justice will work with your friend or family member so that they can conduct the social part of the ceremony and a JP will take care of the legal portion. 

What would be a dream project for you? 
I am lucky. I am doing my dream job.  I am blessed to be a part of one of the most special events in a couple’s life and meeting some incredible couples and vendors while doing it.

What is something you do that most people don’t realize or know? 
I work with each couple to create a custom and unique ceremony that reflects them as a couple.  Almost each one of my ceremonies that I officiate is different in some way or another and all are just as special to me as they are to the couples.

Do you have a favorite something? 
My first ceremony I officiated for was for a very dear friend of mine.  I wanted so badly to give her the moment in time every bride should have and dreams of on her wedding day.  Within a period of twenty-five minutes, it was a rollercoaster of emotions – smiles, laughter, crying and cheering.   After that pronouncement of the newly Mr. and Mrs. I just knew.  I knew that being able to be a part of couple’s special days was for me and I have been doing it ever since. I love my job ... and it shows.

Spotlight Saturday - Jeweled Bouquets!

Name: Jeweled Bouquets

Email: danielle@jeweled-bouquets.com

Website:www.jeweled-bouquets.com

Contact Info: 860.961.9478                       www.facebook.com/JeweledBouquets

What is one piece of advice you would offer a bride or groom? It’s one of the biggest days you’ll ever have in your life. Make sure you remind yourself why you’re having a wedding in the first place. Take the time to cherish the process and the day of your wedding make sure you stop for a minute to take it all in and see how the big day came together.

What’s the biggest mistake or issue that you see clients make? It’s your wedding day, most of you won’t know how to put a wedding together and why would you? Don’t be afraid to hire someone to help you out or look to your vendors for advice. This is why they’re in this industry! Make sure to collect pictures of the stuff that catches your eye but also keep in mind to be realistic if you have a budget. Maybe they can come up with something the same but in another way.

What would be a dream project for you? To do Lady Gaga’s wedding! Haha I can only imagine what she would come up with and I love to be innovative.

What is something you do that most people don’t realize or know? With my bouquets, I include customized metal brooches. They are created by hand which always the flexibility to really match the different colors my customers choose. 

Do you have a favorite something? Feel free to share with us your favorite venue or location, a special moment that confirmed why you love what you do, or you can share a photo you’ve shot that still makes you smile/takes your breath away, a cake you’ve built, a bouquet that was a stunner. Anything! I attached a picture of a bouquet that most brides love. J

Anything else you want to share? My grandmother had a love for brooches and used to take me antique shopping with her. She taught me that each brooch has a story and this is a great way to share a couples story for years to come.

We cannot stress how much we love Danielle's bouquets. Flowers are timeless and can be dried and saved for later, but there's nothing quite like her special sparkly bouquets. They'll last forever and are super low maintenance and will travel well should you ever move. This is also a great alternative for boutonnieres and cake toppers. Seriously look at this stunner - how gorgeous are they?