Ana Parzych Cakes BLUSH Floral Design Brown Linen & Co. Character Zoo Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography Coral Pheasant Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design Courtney Wetzel at Riverside Yacht Club Fredrick Fekkai Julie Rodini Julie Rodini Of Simply Gorgeous By Erin La Tavola Linen New England Country Rentals Nuage Designs Patina Patina Vintage Rentals Smilebooth Sweet Lisa's The Plumed Serpent Vantage Point Films Widflower Linens Wildflower Linen
Weddings like this beauty captured by Charlotte Jenks Lewis are pure perfection to me. In every sense of the word. The timeless style and breathtaking details carefully placed by Stacie Shea Events move this soiree into a league of its very own, making every image in this gallery jaw-droppingly-gorgeous to say the very least. Get lost in all the lovely here.
From the Bride…Taylor and I met in college as blind dates to one of my sorority’s events. Despite that most unlikely of starts, we knew we had something special. We dated all through college, and even when I left campus for my semester abroad in Paris, Taylor traveled to visit me. We had an amazing time in Paris and always considered it a very special place for us.
Seven years later, now living in New York, I had planned to take some time off for the 4th of July to escape the city by way of my parents’ lake house. Little did I know, Taylor had completely different plans. I woke up early in the morning with the intention of catching the first train out, but Taylor stopped me and told me that we instead were going to the international airport. I was so confused that Taylor had to abandon his plans to keep our mystery destination a secret until we got to the airport. Instead, he told me right there that we were going to Paris. I’m so glad he did, because I would have ended up in Paris with only flip-flops and cut-off shorts! Taylor planned an amazing trip for us, complete with romantic dinners and opera tickets. The day after we arrived, he took me on a walk along the Seine. We tried to find the same bench where we had picnicked during his visit seven years ago. When we found it, I sat down, but Taylor went down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It couldn’t have been more perfect!
I’ve always known that I wanted to get married in my home state of Connecticut, but other than that, I had never really thought through how my wedding would be. But then, I found my blush pink lace wedding dress, and it inspired the rest of the wedding design. Stacie from Stacie Shea events helped us plan a beautiful event inspired by the blush color and lace on my dress. I’m so thrilled with how everything turned out.
Above all, we wanted to have a really fun party, and that’s what we got! Our band, Character Zoo, got everyone on the dance floor and the photo booth was a major hit. My mom and I designed a guest book where guests would stick in a photo from the photo booth and write us a message. Now, after the wedding, it’s a fantastic photo album for us to have!
Photographer: Charlotte Jenks Lewis | Videographer: Vantage Point | Event Planner: Stacie Shea Events | Florist: Blush Floral | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes | Church: Stanwich Congregational Church | Reception Venue: Riverside Yacht Club | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Caterer: Courtney Wetzel at Riverside Yacht Club | Makeup: Julie Rodini Of Simply Gorgeous By Erin | Hair: Fredrick Fekkai | Calligraphy: Brown Linen & Co. | Band: Character Zoo | Vintage Car: Private Owner | Tent: North East Tents | Bridal Boutique: The Plumed Serpent | Cocktail Tables, Dinner Tables: Nuage Designs | Cookies & McDonald's: Sweet Lisa's | Furniture Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Linens & Lace Runners: Nuage | Napkins: Widflower Linens | Paper: Coral Pheasant | Photobooth: Smilebooth | Vintage Mercedes: Antique Autos | Vintage Rentals: Patina Vintage Rentals