This wedding has heart. It’s got that stop you in your tracks, grab the box of tissues, and maybe a cupcake to enjoy alongside the images, kind of heart. And a beautiful horse. Does it get any better? Dave Noonan of Carla Ten Eyck Photography captured these two in all their tenderness on the biggest day of their lives, and we couldn’t be happier that he sent it our way.
From David… Alyssa & Mark are awesome, I am so thankful to have such great clients. I don’t even know where to begin while trying to describe their wedding at White Memorial in Litchfield. So, I guess I’ll just let the photos tell the story of their day. I will say that Alyssa baked the amazing cupcakes herself and Mark handmade all the little rustic wooden details and displays. Sit back and take a look through some of my favorite photographs from the day.
Photography: Dave Noonan for Carla Ten Eyck Photography | Flowers: Still River Gardens | Cake: Hannah's Bakery | Stationery: Of the Earth | Shoes: Tom's | Hair and Makeup: Marinello School of Beauty | White Memorial: White Memorial
Thank you so, SO much to Lyndsey Hamilton for sending us today’s absolutely gorgeous wedding. And to all of the other vendors involved…Jake McBride of the fabulous Christian Oth Studios, Matthew Robbins of Artfool, and Marcey Brownstein of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events…you are so inspiring to all of us.
Now for the real treat! The jump-out-of-your-chair gorgeous reception!
Don’t forget to enter the Weekend Inspiration Board contest (you still have 2 hours) where we will turn one of your designs into reality! We’re going to document the whole thing on Backstage next week, then show you the finished product right here on the main page.
Oh and if you guys are looking for a FAB photographer to shoot your day, head on over to Snippet and Ink where A Bryan Photo is gifting one lucky reader a free e-session!
Within our Little Black Book, there are groups of vendors that tend to work together on some of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen. Whether it’s that they just luck out with great clients or they simply work beautifully together, the three vendors that helped to build this affair are simply genius.
Lyndsey Hamilton is the fabulous planner behind the day, Matthew Robbins of Artfool is the designer and florist responsible for the pure gorgeousness, Marcey Brownstein of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events catered the event, and Jake McBride of Christian Oth Studios is the photographer responsible for the perfect photographs…love, love, love.
More to come in just a flash! Oh and see those perfect purple arrangements on the table above…well imagine that as a kicking off point for the unbelievably beautiful reception!
Lyndsey Hamilton is the ridiculously talented planner behind today’s first real wedding. She collaborated with some of my all time favorite vendors, including florist and event designer Matthew Robbins of Artfool, caterer Marcey Brownstein of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events, and photographer Jake McBride for Christian Oth, to pull together a wedding that is as timeless as it is chic, as elegant as it is personal.
The wedding was held at the bride’s father’s Flower Farm (wow) and set the backdrop for Matthew Robbins to work his magic. It seems that every detail just flowed so effortlessly into the next, with a casual elegance and a formal flair that is completely and totally beautiful.
And as usual, the photos that Jake McBride for Christian Oth Studio shot, have left my heart a flutter. They are simply stunning. We have so much more to come from this beautiful affair including an incredible pop of color in the reception decor. Big time gorgeous.
We are back from a whirlwind weekend in Aspen, where we attended one of my dear friend’s RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous wedding. Seriously one of the prettiest weddings I’ve ever seen (we’ll have more details on Backstage when it launches this week). It was a much needed vaca and has left me totally invigorated and excited to get back to SMP.
And the wedding that we are featuring today is the perfect way to kick off the week…filled to the brim with elegance and style. Plus, the affair was a orchestrated by a bevy of SMP’s Little Black Book Vendors which always makes me really happy. The AMAZING Lyndsey Hamilton planned the entire wedding, while Matthew Robbins of Artfool did the florals and event design, Marcey Brownstein of Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events catered the event, and Jake McBride for Christian Oth photographed the story. It’s a lesson in perfection…despite nature’s imperfections!
From the lovely, lovely Lyndsey Hamilton…
White Flower Farm is owned by the bride’s father, Eliot Wadsworth. WFF is a world-famous flower farm that grows and exports rare and exotic flowers. The farm also raises livestock. The caterer, Marcey Brownstein, actually used the farm raised beef for the reception meal!
We worked with Eve from the beginning of the planning: hiring all the vendors, orchestrating the details and coordination, and executing the production of the wedding day. The ceremony took place at Litchfield Congregation Church, then guests returned to the farm for the tented reception. The bride wore Vera Wang and then changed into a party dress. The bridesmaids also wore Vera Wang and their dresses were altered to a short version of the original design.
We have so much more to come and if you haven’t already designed your inspiration board for our Weekend Challenge, you have until 5PM today! We will announce the winner tomorrow!