Things are about to get real lovely in here. I'm sure you've got your pretty heels on, after watching the Royal Wedding this morning, so keep them on a little longer. This Connecticut winter wedding, seen through the lens of the talented Katie Slater of Carla Ten Eyck Photography, stopped us in our tracks. The brides beauty is so fully complemented by the divine flora from Datura - A Modern Garden, we spent more than a few minutes pouring over the images with our jaws on our desks. The entire evening was designed and orchestrated by the lovely ladies at Jubilee Events, which confirms the fact that this fête was flawless. Don't take our word for it. Check it out, and when you're done, check it out some more in the gallery.
All the fab rentals came from our favorite Luxe Event Rentals!
We weren't quite done with this lovely fest, so when we heard the talented team at Vantage Point Films was on hand for the wedding, and had an amazingly beautiful highlight film, we were all over that. Want to see it?
From Jubilee Events ... Melissa and Peter were married on a chilly November evening in Greenwich on the harbor, with a beautiful vintage / deco wedding style. Their ceremony was held in a local church with 200 of their closest family and friends. The altar was dressed with two massive fall foliage trees dripping with candles and lanterns as designed by Datura - A Modern Garden. The aisles were flanked with custom iron lanterns and nearly 200 candles.
Melissa and Peter's reception was held at L'escale, a world famous restaurant in downtown Greenwich with the most delicious french food! Guests dined in a ballroom filled with thousands of candles and gorgeous long and round tables with beautiful branch centerpieces.
From Datura - A Modern Garden ... It was clear from the first moment I met Melissa that her bouquet had to be something special. We chose white paphiopedilum orchids which were so fresh and perfect, we decided to accent them with only a single green trick dianthus at the center and a few spirals of grass at the base. For her attendants, we chose bronze cymbidium stems with uluhe fern shoots and grass.
For the ceremony, we brought in 14 foot beech trees at their autumn peak and strung Moroccan lanterns from the branches. We lined the aisle with fresh autumn leaves and accented with over sized lanterns.
At L'escale, we chose two centerpiece styles: we countered a white orchid and candle component composition in slender stemware and gathering vases with an art-deco style branch centerpiece strung with white vanda orchids and votives in blown glass globes. For their sweetheart table, we designed a custom branch cascade with willow and orchids.
Photography: Katie Slater for Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Cinematography: Vantage Point Films / Flowers: Datura - A Modern Garden / Event Planning & Design: Jubilee Events / Reception Location: L'escale at the Delamar Hotel / Dress: Claire Pettibone / Beauty: Jill Imbruogo and Arlene Cole / Bridesmaid Dresses & Jewelrey: J. Crew / Cupcakes: Great Cakes of Westport / Uplighting: Shoreline AV / Lounge Furniture: Luxe Event Rentals / Band: Vali Entertainment