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Connecticut River Museum Brunch

About a month ago, I had the privilege of heading down to the stunning setting of the Connecticut River Museum for a delicious (and absolutely lovely) brunch catered by Gourmet Galley to speak about SMP. It was the definition of a perfect morning. Planned to perfection by the lovelies at True Event complete with take-your-breath-away florals from Hana Floral Design, it was a fabulous way to get to meet some of the vendors right in my own backyard. Thankfully the darling Julia of Julia Jane Studios was on hand to capture all the pretty for us to devour, and you can see it all right here. Thank you for having me! xoxo

From True Event …The view over-looking Essex Harbor was gorgeous despite the chilly weather when the Connecticut River Museum debuted their new property, the 1732 Samuel Lay House, at a wedding “industry” brunch organized by True Event on November 20th. The special guest was Abby C from Style Me Pretty Rep who shared the secrets of getting photos posted on the site. Fifty top caterers and wedding planners were rapt listeners as they warmed themselves in a heated Sperry Tent and fortified themselves on Gourmet Galley’s creative breakfast feast. Special thanks to Julie Jane Studio for the photos and to the Ladies at True Event for giving the Lay House wedding venue such a splendid reveal!

Photography: Julia Jane Studios | Event Planning: True Event | Flowers: Hana Floral Design | Cakes: Essex Cake Company | Catering: Gourmet Galley | Lighting: Ryan Designs | Wedding Venue: Connecticut River Museum | Tent: Sperry Tent | Coffee: Ashlawn Farm Coffee | Paper: Tie That Binds | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited Boston

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Connecticut River Museum Wedding from True Event + An EVENT!

This post is like two fabulous things in one. First, a drop dead gorgeous (and I mean, gorgeous) wedding at the beautiful Connecticut River Museum captured by Julia Jane Studios from some of our favorite vendors including True EventBLUSH Floral DesignRyan Designs, and Sperry Tents (just to name a few). And it’s also a little invite from me to you asking you to join the ladies of True Event and me at this very venue next Wednesday for a yummy breakfast where we can chat about all things weddings, or anything else you can dream of! Details are below, but we’d love, love, LOVE to see you there!

And you can see this gorgeous venue in person, and ask little ol’me all the questions you could possibly dream of on Wednesday, November 20th! Here are all the deets! Hope to see you there!


Event Information: 

Date: November 20, 2013

Breakfast: 9:00am- 9:30am

Style Me Pretty Q & A: 9:30am-10:00

Open House/ Tour of the property: 10:00am -11:00am

* Park at the Museum at 67 Main St,…and walk up the stairs to the tent.

RSVP by 11/15 to

From Tie that Binds WeddingLauren wanted the paper details of the wedding day to be romantic and chic, but not too modern, not too rustic or vintage, and not too formal. She asked Tie That Binds to create programs, menus, table numbers, escort cards, and an escort board to coordinate with her dreamy wedding concept. Their designers specialize in creating custom paper goods that embody the client’s vision. They presented delicate blush water color illustrations with peach, gold and cream accents, and it couldn’t have been a better fit. (optional further details:) Each program was delicately hand-folded and tied with satin ribbon, and the escort board was custom-painted and slightly distressed to reflect the overall luxe and laid-back feel of the wedding day. Paired with clean table numbers and shimmer-paper menus at each place setting, the entire wedding from ceremony to reception had thoughtful details throughout – exactly as envisioned by the bride.

From True Event …A beautiful fall wedding holds little to the romantic and magical night that lay before Lauren and Adam on their special day. The day turned from overcast skies to clear heavenly ones, the moon and the stars twinkling above as the overabundance of candles twinkled below. Lauren wanted a warm, modern, and romantic wedding filled with lots of natural beauty all around, and the newly acquired Lay House property at the Connecticut River Museum encompassed all the natural beauty she could desire. Located along the Connecticut River, The Lay House offers a spectacular waterfront view along with an amazing flat green canvas to meet the wishes of any wedding couple! The crystal chandeliers, the blush and soft tones of the flowers and linens embraced the design that Lauren envisioned. Ryan Designs captured the lighting perfectly with these amazing crystal chandeliers of varying sizes. Elisabeth from Studio Blush brought out all the soft tones by using garden roses, dahlias and ranunculuses in the floral arrangements. The chuppah was the epicenter of all things beautiful as it was overflowing with gorgeousness down to the ombré aisle of pink rose petals. Warmness filled the ever so perfect Sperry tent with the subtle gold touches in the décor. And to top it off, an Ana Parzych cake that looked too good to be real with its sweet pink and gold accents, made everyone gawk at its beauty. Seriously, how could you not?! And if that wasn’t enough for you dessert connoisseurs, Del’s Lemonade served up some of it deliciousness too! A beautiful starry wedding filled with romance and magic, yeah, that’s what this wedding was, and we couldn’t wish this for a more wonderful and deserving couple. Congratulations Lauren and Adam!

Photography: Julia jane Studios | Videographer: Hart Pictures | Wedding Planner: True Event | Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design | Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes | Reception Venue: ct river museum | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Gourmet Galley | Makeup: Kai Pitchard | Hair: Mia Moore | Lighting: Ryan Designs | Ceremony Music: Juhasz Music | Tent: Sperry Tent | Del’s Lemonade: Del’s Lemonade | Linens: La Tavola | Music: Jerry Kravat New York | Paper: Tie that Binds Wedding | Port O Potty: Country Portables | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Trolley: Jolly Red Trolley

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