Connecticut Wedding at Tyrone Farm from Studio Nouveau
September 24, 2012
New England
CasualRustic Weddings

A Monday morning agenda that includes a quick trip to the lovely state of Connecticut and a breathtaking Tyrone Farm affair sounds like a pretty great day to me... especially when that breathtaking affair includes a plethora of darling DIY details, pretty yellow hues and a bride and groom that seriously sweeter.  Add in a cotton candy cocktail hour, lawn games and potted plant favors and, well... you're about to go seriously gaga for every.last.moment of fun-filled lovely snapped up by Studio Nouveau.  See it all right here.

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From the Bride... Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, Connecticut, was the first venue we looked at, and as soon as we drove up the gorgeous driveway, we knew we had to be married there. The food was catered by G Seven Catering, and we knew they were the right fit for us when they didn't bristle at Justin's idea of cotton candy during the cocktail hour. Everything was absolutely delicious — we just wish we had eaten more of it! We were going for a casual vibe, and Justin knew from the start that he didn't want a tux. The boys (being boys) waited until the last minute, but all ended up with a charcoal gray Kenneth Cole suits.

Tyrone Farm is very focused on providing low environmental impact events, and we wanted to stick to that theme as much as possible. Our caterer sourced the food locally when possible, and we decided to use potted herbs as both the seating cards and the favors.  We had a local business, Rock Meadow Farm, grow 135 basil, sage and rosemary plants for us, and one weekend, Justin and I DIYed the seating flags. The herbs smelled amazing, and we love going to our friends' and families' houses and seeing the herbs growing on their kitchen window sills. In keeping with the sustainable theme, we decided to minimize the use of cut flowers and liked the way the parasols translated in photos. We ordered many online but ended up with paper ones from The Knot for the bridesmaids. And just in case of rain, I also ordered the girls cute, matching purses from the Etsy shop FA2u.

We tried to personalize our day as much as possible, and we were psyched when our friend Ashley (ASK Dzign) volunteered to do our invitations and all the printed items. We had so many positive comments about the invitations, and she did an amazing job capturing our vibe. We are so thankful to have such a talented and generous friend. We had another close friend who, after seeing what we were looking at for centerpieces, decided he could make them for us. A few weeks later, we had boxes full of hand-made birch candle holders.  They turned out absolutely lovely and were perfect in the barn setting at Tyrone. We also asked an aunt and cousin to make our cake for us. We wanted to serve cupcakes and other small desserts, but we also wanted a small cake for the ceremonial cutting.  We are both into biking and had a bike theme going from our engagement photos and the invitations, so we purchased the cake topper from the adorable Etsy shop, Daryl's Rock Wire Works. Every year Justin and I throw a big "Lawn Game Olympics" party, so lawn games at the wedding was a given.  We were so blessed with a gorgeous May day and love looking at the photos of our nearest and dearest strolling around the grounds at Tyrone and playing lawn games. The day was so perfect we wish we could do it again!

Wedding Photography: Studio Nouveau / Wedding Venue: Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, Connecticut / Floral Design: LILIUM / Catering: G Seven Catering / Wedding Cake: Family Members / Other Desserts: Verilli's Bakery / Cake Topper: Daryl's Rock Wire Works / Wedding Invitations: Ashley of ASK DZIGN (A Friend) / Potted Favors: Grown by Rock Meadow Farm / Parasols: The Knot / Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Bridesmaids' Clutches: FA2u / Men's Suits: Kenneth Cole