Connecticut Winery Wedding by Maggie Conley
September 8, 2010

We are going to switch gears a bit and give you some inspiration of the artsy, rustic kind. Totally different from the Swiss wedding we just pored over but breathtaking none the less. If you are a fan of gorgeous, organic florals, then this particular wedding is surely going to make you smile. A bevy of power hitters were at work behind the scenes to make this day come to life. From the photography by Maggie Conley , to the beautiful flowers by Hana Floral Design and the yummy catering by A Thyme to Cook, this is one Winery wedding you will want to see more of in the gallery!

Winery Wedding 1

Winery Wedding

Winery Wedding 2

Winery Wedding 3

Winery Wedding 4

see more pretty lanterns and flowers here!

This lovely wedding ALSO has the loveliest of films to go along with it from Buzz Media Company. Sit down and take a load off with this sweet, sweet super 8 video.

From the Bride:

Tyler and I both really enjoyed the process of planning the wedding. We knew we didn't want it to be a cookie cutter wedding. And, we both knew that we were creative, had some time to think about how we wanted things to look, so we decided to do pretty much everything on our own.

We did not want the centerpieces to be purely floral arrangements, so we got the idea of lanterns.  We started going to little old antique shops, HomeGoods, garden shops from Vermont to New York to Connecticut and in total I think we had like 42 lanterns. Yumiko, the florist, worked with us to make little wreathes around the lantern that looked like they were draping or climbing up each lantern. We also wanted a mix of round tables and old vintage farm tables which A Thyme to Cook was able to find from Party Unlimited.

After thinking and trying different things, Tyler and I decided to do our own programs. We found some nice assorted scrapbook paper that is double sided and created the program contents. We sewed each program together (in a sewing machine) - - very frustrating, as if you make a mistake, there is little room for error as the integrity of the paper is comprised. So, needless to say, it took a long time, was very tedious, but looked beautiful as there was texture to the paper. Lastly, we applied adhesive ribbon to the binding and then glued buttons on each of the cover. Then, Tyler had the idea of making little pouches for each of the programs just to make it a little more unique. So, we proceeded to make 200 of these pouches (each different colors and patterns) - with different size buttons.

Photography: Maggie Conley / Cinematography: Buzz Media Company / Flowers: Yumiko of Hana Floral Design / Catering: A Thyme to Cook / Ceremony and Reception Location: Jonathan Edwards Winery / Shoes: DSW / Dress: Monique Lhuillier, Scarlet from The Plumed Serpent in Westport, Ct. / Groom's Vest: Jennifer Butler, a local clothing designer