The best part about today’s wedding, in my humble opinion, is that the pair actually draped their uncle’s garage to look like something right out of a fairytale. Complete unabashed garage luxury! LOVE.
Dinner, also vegetarian and prepared by The Pantry, was located in the house garage which was completely transformed to an intimate and serene space with white satin draperies against the walls and ceilings, white lanterns spread across the room for ambiance lighting, and floral arrangements throughout.
The large flower arrangements, created by Fleur de Lys, were filled with white hydrangeas, roses and ranunculus and complemented by smaller bud vases carrying a small mix of white roses and yellow snapdragons. We placed three large rectangular tables parallel to each other to re-create a family-style atmosphere.
On each plate, we placed a gold box to serve as name cards as well as a gift. Inside each box, guests would find a paper scroll revealing that they’re now the proud sponsor of a shelter dog for the month of April. Along with their sponsorship, we also included a lovely heart-shaped dog tag that read ‘Patrik & Jessica, April 11, 2009’ and gold almonds to signify luck.
Dinner was delicious and started with sweet potato and coconut soup with cilantro garnish, followed by a warm vegetable lasagna with a side of spring vegetables, and a mesclun and breaded goat cheese salad to finish off. The simple cake was a double-layered yellow cake with white chocolate ruffle. Throughout dinner, 15 selected guests made very personal speeches that were animated, emotional, funny and touching.
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Thank you so very much to Jessica and Patrik for giving us a glimpse into their special day. And to Jen Huang for capturing the most beautiful photographs ever…perfectly complimenting the easy elegance of the affair. We have ANOTHER real wedding on the way so stay tuned!
Ever since I saw Father of the Bride years ago, I’ve had this thing for home grown weddings. There is something so romantic, so warm about a wedding at the home of someone you love. It’s just so soulful, so completely intimate. And this absolutely beautiful wedding that Jen Huang photographed, is no exception…
After the ceremony, we provided guests with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The hors d’oeuvres, prepared by The Pantry, were vegetarian as a tribute to the vegetarian bride and included an assortment of mini quesadillas with brie cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds and apple chutney sauce, crostinis with artichoke and garlic tarpenade, mini tarts with roasted grapes, bucheron goat’s cheese, candied fennel and thyme. During the cocktail hour, the bride, groom, family and friends took pictures in front of the house with our photographer Jen Huang.
More on the way!
I fell head over heels for this wedding the minute I saw it. Any wedding that Jen Huang photographs is generally a keeper, but there is something special about the quaint, simple style of this particular affair that I just love.
The ceremony took place on the patio under a tent, lit by some lanterns, overlooking the property. The ceremony was incredibly intimate as the Justice of Peace recounted the story of how we met and fell in love. The Justice of Peace even managed to include our dogs as a mention in our love story. A singer serenaded us with my favorite song by Des’ree ‘I’m Kissing You’ which added a bit of theatrics to something that was quite casual and Patrik’s sister read a poem called ‘An Invitation’. Further, we had prepared our own vows which made everything ever so special.
So much more to come!
Today’s first real wedding is all about sweet, effortless charm. Shot by the amazingly talented Jen Huang, Patrik and Jessica tied the knot just a couple of weeks ago at Patrick’s uncle’s home in Connecticut. Before we dive into the absolutely beautiful details, I wanted to show you the gorgeous landscape where the couple said their I-do’s…
From the beautiful bride, Jessica…
On April 11, 2009, Patrik and I were married in a private home called Deer Meadow in Southport, Connecticut. The sprawling estate on over 22 acres belongs to Patrik’s Uncle and Aunt. The wedding was an intimate affair including 50 family members and very close friends.
More on the way!