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An Elegant Coastal Wedding That’s Quintessentially Summer

While fall may be a contender for your new favourite season, allow me to remind you of that magic that is summer. Thanks to this stunning affair captured by Perry Vaile Photography, it’s a day blooming with Hana Floral Design and undeniable romance. See it all and get ready to join #teamsummer once again via The Vault!

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Summer
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Mansion
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Classic

From Perry Vaile PhotographySunnie and Jin celebrated their wedding day in the lush gardens of Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park – the bride’s breath-taking gown complimented the architectural and natural beauty of the venue, while her maids floated across the grounds in pale hues and full florals. The invitation suite was a nod to the airy blue and blush tones of the rest of the day. Sunnie’s sophisticated wedding was highlighted with unique fluffy reeds instead of typical florals for much of the reception and ceremony decor.

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Photography: Perry Vaile Photography | Floral Design: Hana Floral Design | Cake: Creative Cakes by Donna | Catering: Coastal Gourmet Caterers | Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Coco | DJ: Power Posse Productions | Officiant: Reverend Jonah So | Wedding Venue: Eolia Mansion | Getting Ready Venue: Spicer Mansion

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Festive Fashion-Forward Winter Wedding Inspiration

I may be a tad bit biased, but I think it’s safe to say that anything in front of Rebecca Yale‘s lens is bound to turn into pure wedding gold. Gold with a side of subtle, yet festive red and green in this case. And while we usually gush over one bride, we’ve got two beauties today—and that means double the rings, dresses and bouquets (thanks to Ariel Dearie Flowers!). Ebb & Flow sat behind the striking design and you can see it all in THE VAULT.

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Winter
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Luxury Venue
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Al Fresco

From Rebecca Yale PhotographyFor this bridal editorial we drew inspiration from two fashion forward brides with distinct aesthetics would combining their vision for a gorgeous same-sex winter wedding. We wanted a very clean palette playing with tone on tone in varying shades and textures of black and white with pops of red, green and gold as the only color. In our vision one of our brides was sleek and modern, choosing two architectural dresses and simple nude Valentino pumps. Her bouquet and ring were both structural and modern complimenting her aesthetic. We chose two sexier illusion dresses for our second bride, pairing them with strappy gold Jimmy Choo’s and a lush red bouquet and vintage inspired ring from Claire Pettibone’s new collection for Trumpet and Horn. We were drawn to the idea of two brides selecting their engagement rings from the same designer so they complimented each other, while still feeling uniquely them. We carried the juxtaposition of the sexy and modern aesthetics throughout the details of the editorial in the tablescape and the cocktail table with deep red florals with sleek marble chargers, and jewel toned hors d’oeuvres in cut glass and white vessels. We ended the editorial with a romantic horse and carriage, the perfect way to make your wedding exit befitting for a Victorian Mansion, decorated in architectural and minimal floral elements created by Ariel Dearie.

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Event Design: Ebb & Flow | Floral Design: Ariel Dearie Flowers | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: On The Marc | Makeup: Anjeh Bourne | Hair: Shavaughn Byrd | Invitations And Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Venue: Eolia Mansion | Chairs: Lillian August | Crystal Candelabra: CT Rental Center | Horse And Carriage: Cedar Knoll Farm | Photography Assistance: Rachel Watkinson | Rentals: Ebb & Flow | Ribbon And Runner: Silk & Willow | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | Wedding Dress #1: Gabriela Cadena | Wedding Dress #2: Rivini | Wedding Dress #3: Zuhair Murad | Wedding Dress #4: Tony Ward

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Elegant Connecticut Wedding at the Eolia Mansion

Weddings like this beauty captured by Joanna Fisher Photography are so incredibly perfect they will casually stroll arm in arm with Father Time and always be stylish. It’s a rare and lovely thing when that happens, but when it does, we are simply besides ourselves with anticipation to share it with all of you. Take a peek here.

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Summer
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Elegant

From Joanna Fisher PhotographyJillian and Tulio’s love is contagious. From the moment we had our first consultation (and ended up talking Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings for about three hours over coffee), I felt like they were my old friends. Being able to photograph and capture their love was just the icing on the cake!

On the day of the wedding, Jillian and her maids arrived at the stunning Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park and were whisked upstairs into the historical mansion guest room which served as the bridal suite. Sunlight filtered through the antique lace curtains, showering over Jillian’s stunning gown. The flowers arrived and filled the room with perfume just as the bridesmaids were finishing getting into their gowns. Shades of spring green were complimented by blush and ivory blooms, and the suite bustled with anticipation and energy. Jillian dressed in front of an age-old boudoir mirror, helped by her maids and her mother. Even as she stood still, helped into her shoes and buttoned and laced into her gown, she was stunning.

Outside under the pergola, Tullio waited patiently with his groomsmen, glancing up at the shaded windows of the mansion every once in a while, hoping that he might catch a glimpse of the woman he was about to marry. Rain had been predicted for that afternoon, but the sun was shining brightly through the vines and onto the ceremony – short, sweet, and joyfully tearful.

Following the couples’ vows, and first kiss, guests were ushered under the hand painted stone archways for cocktail hour, while Jillian and Tullio took their time for their portraits. They had informed me early on that they wanted only a few small groups photographed – that they wanted the focus and the majority of our time spent together, capturing their love.

We walked the length of the pergola, through the English Gardens, past hundred year old gates overlooking the ocean. Every photograph was effortlessly stunning. Their love shone through in each and every image.

When the sun began to set, the couple joined their guests under the tent, and danced the night away, breaking only to share toasts with friends and family, and to cut the cake that they baked themselves at the groom’s family-owned bakery.

This couples love – and their day – was picture perfect.

Photography: Joanna Fisher Photography | Floral Design: Forget Me Not | Cake: Milani Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Eolia Mansion | Catering: Culinary Concerts | Makeup + Hair: Beauty Bar | DJ: Vinny Valentino