As a landlocked girl, I so look forward to the nuptials by the sea. You have no idea how much my little water-loving heart lives for seaside weddings. So when Robert & Kathleen Photographers sent over a Connecticut wedding with views of the ocean, the most beautiful bride, and the softest, sweetest color palette you could imagine, you better believe I was in full swoon mode. This wedding has satisfied my quench for water for now, but you better believe I'll be spending all afternoon in the gallery, just to be sure. Click here to join me!
I am a meeting/event planning for a large pharmaceutical company and I plan hundreds of events a year - most of them boring - so I couldn't wait to plan our wedding and being able to make it personal to Colin and I. We got married on Memorial Day weekend at Saybrook Point Inn.
My grandfather is part of the FCM and he performed the ceremony, which was really special to us. During the ceremony we had a rose ceremony where we had two vases of roses and family members from each side added a flower to a center vase. It was suppose to display our two families becoming one. We had little bags of dried lavender for our guest to toss when we exited.
We went for a a relaxed and simple but elegant theme for the reception. Being an event planner I wanted to do as many DIY projects as I could. For the centerpieces, I collected all the candle sticks from different stores, yard sales, and eBay. I used wooden numbers so our guest could find their table.
For the candy bar I followed the same pattern by collecting jars from different stores and then ordering the candy from a candy warehouse to match the colors of the bridesmaid dresses. I used stamps to write out the candy labels.
The escort cards were seeded wildflower paper that our guest could take home and plant. We wanted to do something other then a traditional guest book so we did a wishing tree instead. Near the end of the night we lit sparklers, an idea I got from SMP, and it was a huge hit!
Photography: Robert & Kathleen Photographers / Flowers: Gira LLc Stonington, CT / Event Planning & Design: The Bride / Ceremony Location: Saybrook Point Inn / Reception Location: Saybrook Point Inn / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Shoes: Paul Green / Cake: Pastry Fusions / Dress: Jenny Yoo, White Dress by the Shore / Table Runners: eFavor Mart / Birdcages: Save on Crafts / Hair: Beauty Entourage / Place cards: Botanical PaperWorks / Bridesmaid dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Cake Toppers: WeddingStar / Blue and Grey Straws: Etsy Sellery Dandyyou / Wishing Tree tags: Green Acres Cottage / Brides Nacklaces: Virginia Geiger Jewels / Veil: Simple Beauty Veils