Built by the Groom’s great-great-grandfather in 1850, this old farmhouse was taken over by him and his high school sweetheart, and when you have a site as amazing as this, you don’t need to look far when deciding where to say your “I do’s.” It was the perfect setting for their boho chic bash, planned and designed by Always Yours Events and captured for eternity thanks to Jenny Moloney. Get ready to get inspired in our Vault gallery right this way!
From Always Yours Events… Last Autumn I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Spetalnick and Avery Chaplin at their gorgeous private estate and restored colonial farmhouse on Love Lane in Weston, Massachusetts to chat about their upcoming wedding over a cup of tea. Laura and Avery were high school sweethearts. Avery proposed to Laura with a stunning emerald engagement ring, so perfectly fitting and sentimental since he had given Laura an emerald “promise” ring when they had first started dating years prior. When they began the planning journey, they both agreed that their home would be the perfect backdrop for this remarkable celebration. The house on Love Lane was originally built in 1850 by Avery’s great great grandfather, and Laura and Avery moved back to the home after college to restore the farmhouse together. As they shared with me their family history as we walked out out into the expansive meadow just beyond their patio, I could tell that this wedding was not only going to be a beauty, but also magical in more ways than one.
This sweet couple hosted 260 of their family and friends in their backyard under a clear top tent strewn with bistro lights and stunning foraged privet bush greenery chandeliers. The entire design of the wedding was very much inspired by the couple’s farmhouse (which we had drawn and used on all of the stationery) and Laura’s stunning, couture Inbal Dror gown. Laura’s gown was a showstopper with it’s delicate draping sleeves, an open back and plunging illusion neckline. The bride instantly fell in love with the dress at Mark Ingram Atelier during a trip to NYC, as it reminded her of a bit of 1970s glamour, which then inspired the boho chic theme of the wedding design.
The color palette for the wedding was comprised of shades of mid tone greens, whites, charcoal gray and matte gold with pops of jewel tones including navy, forest green and mustard. The bridesmaids and flower girls all wore Jenny Yoo floral gowns with delicate floral crowns made of wax flower and smilax, which complimented the design of the wedding so beautifully. Under the clear top, guests danced on a reclaimed wood dance floor and dined at handcrafted farm tables covered in custom macrame runners and curated details such Love Lane honey bottle favors filled with the honey Avery cultivated from the beehives on the property. Guests enjoyed the honey signature cocktail bar featuring his and hers cocktails made with Love Lane Honey, to lounge vignettes filled with jewel tone vintage furniture, to the photo booth wall made entirely of greenery and wax flower and complete with white balloons tethered with smilax vines.
The Chaplins were such a pleasure to plan a wedding for, and their wedding planning journey was just as incredible as the wedding day itself. Every moment of Laura and Avery’s wedding was dreamy and ethereal, and two months after we are all wishing to go back to that gorgeous day.
Photography: Jenny Moloney Photography | Event Planning + Design: Always Yours Events | Floral Design: Fleur Events | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Stationery: The Printery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering | Lighting: Lightworks Productions | Entertainment: Red Hook Orchestra | Transportation: LTI Worldwide | Tent Rental: Chase Canopy | Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier | Ceremony Confetti: The Confetti Cone Company | Hairstyling: Jennifer Tawa | Lounge Furniture Rentals: Kadeema Rentals | Macrame Runners: Fiber and Threads, Etsy | Makeup Artistry: Natalie Lelless | Rentals: True North Rentals | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Rentals: New England Country Rentals