Be still my vintage loving heart. Captured by Robert & Kathleen Photographers, these New Haven nuptials from Jubilee Events at the New Haven Lawn Club have my ticker all a twitter. The bride took her color inspiration from the flowers the groom brought along on their first date (can you say AW?) and the pink and purple could not work better with the vintage, Hollywood charm. I can’t decide what I love the most, be it the lacy cupcake wraps, the stunning flowers from Blush Floral Design, or those amazing art deco chandeliers. But honestly, I can’t stop looking at that gorgeous bride. Didn’t Dana Bartone & Company absolutely nail the sweet, classic hair and makeup? Click here for more!
Clark totally surprised me on our first date when I opened my door and found him outside, smiling, and holding a beautiful bouquet of pink and purple tulips and a small black box. I was totally flattered by the amazing flowers. We had chatted on the phone on the days leading up to our date, and I had told Clark that I loved office supplies, which I chalk up to being an elementary school teacher. I knew that this date was different and I knew that Clark really “got me” when I opened the box he brought for me and found a Staples “Easy Button!” We ended up talking the whole night at an Italian restaurant, and when they were getting ready to close, we took our date to an all-night diner where we shared dessert. We had an instant connection and quickly realized that we were meant to be together.
Clark has the ability to make me smile like no one else can, and I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. There are some ways that we are completely different; I have a type-A personality, and Clark is more laid back and able to calm me down. Clark will also take time to think through his decisions, and I am much more spontaneous… which is why Clark’s proposal almost didn’t work!
In late June of 2009, Clark had purchased a beautiful diamond ring and decided to propose on a summer evening on the beach near our apartment. The only problem is that when Clark decided it was finally time, it rained for an entire week! When it finally stopped raining, Clark took me to the beach and brought a nice picnic. We were enjoying ourselves, but many of my elementary students were there with their families and we kept getting interrupted. We finally finished dinner and headed home. Once we got home and got settled, Clark got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
I knew that I wanted to incorporated pink and purple into our wedding, inspired by those beautiful tulips from our first date. We decided that we wanted to have a wedding that was traditional, classic, romantic, and elegant but full of fun touches that it made it our own.
Photographers: Robert & Kathleen Photographers / Hair: Catie Bane from Dana Bartone & Company / Make-up: Amy Fiordelisi from Dana Bartone & Company / Flowers: Elisabeth Zemetis from Blush Floral Design / Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau / Lace Bolero: Modern Trousseau / Ceremony Location: Assumption Church / Reception Location: New Haven Lawn Club / Event Planning & Design: Candice Coppola from Jubilee Events / Reception Lighting: Rob Alberti from After Hours / Reception Entertainment: Bales Gitlin Band / Cupcakes: Sweet Cakes