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Greenwich, Connecticut Wedding from IRIS Photography

Say the words “Greenwich, Connecticut” and it’s almost impossible not to let your mind wander to perfectly styled soirees filled with preppy meets classic details and elegant parties just made for dancing the night away.  That’s because in Greenwich, they really know how to throw a wedding… and it’s days like this little gem from the talented team of Stella Day Events and IRIS Photography that prove that point whole-heartedly.  From the pretty blooms from Something Special Flowers to the gorgeous gown from Gabriella New York to all kinds of amazingness from Laura Hooper, it’s a non-stop day of pretty.  See it all in the full gallery.

And a little something extra special from Generic Brand Human?  Yes, please.


From IRIS PhotographyA touch of the Riviera on the CT Gold Coast: Dinner Jackets and Jenny Packham bride’s dress set a stylish tone for this seaside wedding with lots of nautical details for this tented wedding at the Riverside Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT. Abundant paperie and a color palette ranging from pastel pinks to bold oranges, ending with a romantic send-off on a 1950′s wooden Riva Italian powerboat.

From Kerri-Lynn of Stella Day EventsIt’s hard to say what I loved most about this simply stunning June wedding in Greenwich, CT. The couple, Maddie and Dave, both attended Georgetown University and our custommade dance floor was filled with Hoyas all night long! It was clear as day that family and friends are one of their main priorities and the goal was to have a carefree and memorable day.

When the planning began, we realized they would be married on the longest day of the year, so we wanted to make sure the day was filled with lots of bright but classic vibes. From the tablecloths to the signature cocktails – rum punch and vodka lemonade – we were able to mix in the right amount of color and fun while still remaining elegant. We teamed up with Lisa Salley of Something Special Flowers to create a colorful candy bar filled with all orange, pink and yellow candies. In addition to the candy bar, she created centerpieces and boutiques filled with both bright and soft pinks, whites and greens. Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy created the invitations, menus and custom maps of the town of Greenwich that were left for guests when they checked into their hotel rooms at the Delamar.

With the reception being held at the bride’s longtime family club, Riverside Yacht Club, we incorporated a bit of ocean flair. From the men’s cufflinks, to the napkins, to the seahorse ice sculpture and stunning topper to the cake created by Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, it was just enough flair to a day already filled with so many details.

Maddie wore a stunning Jenny Packham dress from Gabriella NewYork Bridal Salon, while Dave and the groomsmen wore classic off-white dinner jackets. Dave’s custom suit was made by Lord Willy’s in New York and the bridesmaids looked radiant in their Amsale dresses from The Wedding Library.

Social Décor dramatically changed the look of the already spectacular Northeast Tent. We worked with them to create a cheerful, elegant vibe. In addition to the colorful lanterns , they added a mirrored disco ball over the custom dance floor that sparkled throughout the night. Guests enjoyed a steel drum band during cocktail hour before Hank Lane’s Kevin Osborne Band took over and the dance floor was filled all night.

Maddie’s dad and stepmom got married at Riverside Yacht Club when she was a little girl, so it always held a special place in her heart. When it came to looking for wedding locations, Maddie knew it would be the perfect place to start her future with her now husband, Dave.

As the night came to an end, the couple made a mad dash through sparklers and jumped on an antique Riva Italian powerboat owned by a family friend of the bride that once belonged to JFK.

In addition to all the colors and details, this day was filled with such vibrancy between the couple and their family and friends. It was a very special day to be a part of! Thanks to Iris Photography for these incredible images and Generic Brand Human for capturing all of Maddie and Dave’s special moments throughout the day!

Photography: IRIS Photography | Videographer: Generic Brand Human | Planner: Stella Day Events | Wedding Planner: Stella Day Events | Florist: Something Special Flowers | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes | Invitations: Laura Hooper | Reception: Riverside Yacht Club | Band: Hank Lane’s Kevin Osborne Band | Men's Attire: Lord Willy's LLC | Bridal Boutique: Gabriella New York | Bridesmaid Dresses : Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses via: The Wedding Library | Decorations: Social Décor | Guest Hotel: Delamar | Tent: Northeast Tent

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Traditional Hindu Wedding with a Modern Twist from Trent Bailey Photography

Taking inspiration from Chanel’s Bombay-Paris collection, these two sweeties created a day that was not only drop-dead gorgeous, but rich in warmth and tradition.  From the stunning ceremony held at the beautiful Delamar Greenwich Harbor to the “understated opulence” of the L’Escale Restaurant reception, it’s moment after moment of pure beauty, all wrapped up in a plethora of take-you-breath-away details created by some of the finest vendors you will ever come in contact with.  I’m talking the amazing Trent Bailey PhotographyLoli Events and Elegant Affairs (among others) joining forces to bring this couple’s breathtaking vision to fruition.  See every shining moment right here.

And a stunning film from Kiss The Bride Films to send you off into the weekend… enjoy.


From the Bride… Our wedding concept was an inspiration in evolution.  We wanted to embrace the ancient tradition that surrounds an Indian wedding but infuse it with a modern, opulent flair.  It was serendipity that Chanel’s Bombay-Paris collection was designed for Fall 2012, coinciding with our September 2012 wedding season.  The concepts, details, and depth from the collection directly complemented our vision.  We extracted a few particulars from this Chanel inspiration and found ourselves with descriptors such as “purposefully mismatched,” “lavishly textured,” “understated opulence,” and “jeweled.”  We tried to blend those descriptors with what we understood of romance, warmth, and tradition.  Our chosen venue location on the Greenwich Harbor, Connecticut provided us with a unique backdrop to help transform this inspiration into a reality.  Our end product was everything we could have imagined and more!

Wedding Photography: Trent and Dara of Trent Bailey Photography | Ceremony Venue: Delamar Greenwich Harbor, Greenwich, Connecticut  | Reception Venue: L’Escale Restaurant, Greenwich, Connecticut | Cinematography: Kiss The Bride Films | Event Planning: Loli Events | DJ  + Lighting: DJUSA | Floral Design: Elegant Affairs | Dance Floor: Stamford Tent | Makeup: Gina Truhe Makeup | Wedding Cake: Sono Baking Company

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Connecticut Wedding by Joshua Zuckerman Photography

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the absolute perfection that is this bride’s dress?  It is a beautiful, fluffy dream!  Set against the backdrop of a grand estate, this classic, Great Gatsby-inspired wedding photographed by Joshua Zuckerman Photography just makes my inner romantic go all gooey.  The full gallery has even more inspiration from this fine Connecticut affair!

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My mother and I planned the wedding together, we wanted it to be simple but elegant, and feel like a classic at home wedding in Connecticut. We approached it like a a Gatsby affair, as we wanted big band music, the formal elegance of black tie, complimented by shades of ivory and creams that were carried through in the flower arrangements, groomsmen and bridesmaid attire, candle light, and ivory lanterns. Rather than incorporating complex details, we focused on making sure the core elements that made up the wedding were memorable. What helped make that easy was that we had great vendors and a wonderful venue, my parents house. The backdrop, couldn’t have been more beautiful with the rolling lawn and greenery of the trees. As a result, we didn’t have to add complex flower arrangements or bring in additional decor. Our vendors were wonderful to work with because they produced flawless work, especially the outstanding photography. The food was delicious, the music was wonderful, the tent and flowers were simply elegant, and we are so lucky to have great pictures to remember it all by!

What made all the difference in the planning process was maintaining our classic theme, and remembering that we wanted the wedding to feel intimate amongst our close friends and family. With around 125 guests, we were able to focus on our guests, and ensure they felt that were a special part of the event. We engaged a day of wedding coordinator, who helped make the day stress free, and ensure that the months of planning came to fruition!

Wedding Photography: Joshua Zuckerman / Florist: Greenwich Orchids / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet / Caterer: Aux Delices / Band: Bob Merrill & His Orchestra / DJ: DJ Vinny Vulcano / Hair + Make up: Phillip Bruce Salon / Bridesmaids’ dresses: J Crew / Groomsmen tuxedos: Christian Dior / Day-of-Coordinator: Erin Mills