Oh, good morning sunshines. Hope you drank an extra cup of joe, and if not you’re going to need it to keep up with Wedding Wednesday! We have nine (count it – NINE!) top notch weddings lined up to keep coming your way all day long. And to start things off, we have a lovely affair sent to us by The White Dress by the Shore where this gorgeous Bride found “The One”  – a lacy Augusta Jones number that is.  The über talented Robert Norman Photography set a gorgeously colorful scene for this vineyard wedding. With a candy apple red pick up truck and rows of grapevines that go on for days, you are sure to fall in love with this delectable couple. Not to mention, the mother of bride owns A Thyme to Cook catering, so the food in the gallery looks outrageously delicious! Get ready to indulge.

From The White Dress by the ShoreWhat’s more fun than teaming up to do the wedding of the daughter of one of the region’s top caterers? How about this — a trusting and adventurous bride and groom open to creative quirks and whimsical additions that made even the early brainstorming as exciting as the party itself!  It all grew from the inspiring and beautiful Saltwater Farms Vineyard, with a modern color palette of soft gray, persimmon and ivory. They wanted elegant comfort food and an intimate feast for 135 family and friends, topped off with humor and wild dancing.

The caterer was, of course, also the Mother of the Bride, Linda Sample, and A Thyme To Cook. Imagine hot, tabletop skillets of cornbread, the groom’s mother’s meatloaf recipe, a Taco Truck off the bed of a red pick-up, ingredients from local farms, and a surprise groom’s cake (he’s a cheese monger) topped with a hockey-playing mouse.  Event planner Josh Chalmers, of Earth2 Events, borrowed furniture and props from his own Connecticut cottage to create displays — an arrival beverage station at an antique writing desk, an Irish Pine hutch to host the stationary hors d’oeuvres, an old card catalog box for the guest book station, and a gift drop made from old trunks. For a twist on the standard escort card display, he asked for an edible version, which resulted in baby biscuits for guests to “Eat To Find Your Seat.”

Knock-your-socks-off florals came from Yumiko Fletcher and the Hana Floral design team. “We were so thrilled to work on Lexi’s wedding,” says Yumiko, “and just a tad nervous, too, as we knew Linda had seen it all when it came to wedding flowers!” This imaginative and fun client wanted a bold color scheme, so persimmon was the choice throughout. They also loved using various textural flowers.  The bride was styled by The White Dress by the shore. She wore a delicately beaded lace gown by Augusta Jones. Alexis accessorized her look with an organza floral and beaded sash and lace-trimmed veil, both by Augusta Jones, and vintage-inspired filigree earrings by Maria Elena.

Wedding Photography: Robert Norman Photography / Wedding Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, Connecticut / Wedding Planning + Design: Josh Chalmers for Earth2 Events / Decor: Ryan Designs / Floral Design: Hana Floral Design / Wedding Catering: A Thyme to Cook / Wedding Invitations: Maxie Etess / Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones from The White Dress by the Shore / Shoes: Christian Dior

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