There is something completely magical about today’s photoshoot. It’s very Anthropologie, very dreamy. It’s the kind of life that I live inside of my crazy imagination and to see that really come to life is such a treat. Designed by Lucinda Wesson of Chocolate Creative Design, along with help from some of our favorite Connecticut vendors (see full list below), the style is so steal-worthy, I hope you are all saving it in your must have folders!
A truly old-fashioned wedding reception would consist of nothing more than cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, champagne and cake. Inspired by the color and texture of champagne, I hung more than 40 clear, hand glittered and hand-snowed glass bubbles gently above the guests. Textures, layers and a bit of sparkle to capture the light was what inspired a true warm and decadent winter wedding.
A glittery gold-specked overlay over cream satin crinkled linen created the foundation of an all-white dessert table. An antique sterling-silver swan filled with white lilies and glittery spikes anchored one side of the table while apothecary jars filled with clear glass bubbles anchored the other. Small glass globes filled with snow and miniature lit paper houses acted as bases to hold vintage plates covered in coconut and delectable desserts were artfully placed on top. Petite old-fashioned desserts covered the table. Last but not least, a gingerbread wedding cake depicted the Island’s own barn, complete with miniature weathervane and snow-covered truck.
Three glass cloches, each depicting a handmade winter scene, traveled down the center of the table and served as conversation pieces. Shades of white lilies, carnations, spider mums and roses spiked with glittered ferns and colored glass balls filled vintage milk glass and pressed glass goblets. Vintage candlesticks with hand-glittered white candles festooned the table with light. An assortment of clear and purple glass balls danced in between the arrangements. Glittered and illuminated Star Paper lanterns filled the darkened corners of the room and brought in the clear winter night sky.
Art Direction/Concept & Design/Styling: Lucinda Wesson, Chocolate Creative Design / Photography: Anna Sawin, Anna Sawin Photography / Flowers: Yumiko Fletcher, Hana Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa & Lindsay Milan, Jennie Fresa Beauty Library / Clothing/Styling: Women- Tove Vigen, Tova’s Vintage / Kids and Men: Lucinda Wesson/Crista Taylor, Chocolate Creative Design / Film/Video: Mike Cyr, Buzz Media Company / Food, drinks and dessert: Lucinda Wesson, Chocolate Creative Design / Rentals: Party Rental (three silk linens, napkins and tinted glassware) / Tableware and brooches: Private collections of Island Farm, Hester & Ben Smith and Lucinda Wesson / Models: Nicole Frechette, Crista Taylor, Tove Vigen, Chelsea Tyler, Steve DePino, / Jayson Drobiak, Gabriella Taylor, Henry Sawin and Sophie Heublein