Connecticut Wedding by Jen Causey Weddings
April 13, 2011

Jen Causey Weddings has certainly delivered the goods and we're so excited to share them with you on this wonderful wedding Wednesday. These pretty, pretty photos have me all in a tizzy. Seriously. I'm drooling over so many of the details, but my fav has got to the the table arrangements. Hello, gorgeous! The succulents...the super cool mini terrariums...the handmade napkins. Need I say more? Head on over to the gallery to check out the rest of the drool-worthy goods!





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Our vision for our wedding was an intimate event in the country with a casual dinner party setting.  We also knew we wanted to use as many local vendors as possible: vintage pieces and items that could be used again after the wedding. To set the feel and theme, Ben designed the wedding invitation suite using earthy colors and illustrations of  fruits and vegetables available during the Fall season. We chose the Still River Cafe for the amazing food and setting and the restaurant’s approach and philosophy to food.  Kara Brooks, the chef and owner, worked with us to create a delicious menu and made sure the property grounds were all set for us to put up a round tent. The style of tent made the event seem a bit whimsical with the little flag on the top.

On a crisp, sunny Fall day, guests arrived for the morning ceremony and were treated to coffee, cider, tea and donuts. Our good friend Joel Paradis played piano. The gorgeous aisle runner flowers were created by our fabulous friend Karyn and the altar arrangement was designed by our florist, Allison from Garden Gate Florists.  The bridesmaids (our sisters) wore deep purple dresses and the groomslady, our good friend, wore a gray dress to match her side of the party.  After the ceremony, guests strolled across the lawn, past the restaurant’s garden up to the dining area.

Once inside, guests were directed to a table with a vintage bread box filled with mini terra cotta pots.  The pots had signs with the guests’ names and an illustration of a fruit or vegetable that directed them to corresponding table.  At each spot, there was a screenprinted napkin with our wedding logo on it and a bar of chocolate from Mast Brothers. Guests were encouraged to take the homemade napkins with them after the celebration to be used again at home. We set up a vintage fire engine red typewriter for guests to leave a little note.  It was fun to read the well wishes and see who had experience using a typewriter and who did not!  Our cakes were placed on slate cheese boards with the flavors written on them with chalk.  The cake toppers by Melabo, were a fun and quirky addition to the cake table. Our florist worked with our vision of creating a casual environment with the choice of floral decor and helped us create a wedding where there was little waste.  Afterwards, guests were invited to take the succulents home in the vintage bottles and containers we had collected from Etsy.  A number of our family and friends have thriving plants in their homes to this day. One friend even named her 2 plants after us!

All the details of our wedding were captured by our wonderful photographer, Jen Causey.  She worked with us to get the best compositions and created an album that we have enjoyed reviewing and sharing with others.

Photography: Jen Causey Weddings / Bride's Dress: JCrew / Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell / Groom's tie: Burberry / Groom's suit: Hugo Boss / Venue: Still River Cafe /Wedding Cakes: Still River Cafe / Vegan Cake: Little Monster Cakes / Music: Joe Paradis / Flowers: Garden Gate Florist / Tent Rental: Sperry Tents / Cake topper: Melabo / Party rentals: Taylor Party Rental / Rings: Jelena Behrend / Wedding Favors: Mast Brothers Chocolate / Bride's shoes: Boden / Groom's shoes: John Fluevog / Wedding Invitations, table and place setting drawings, napkins: Swyne Design / Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone / Hair accessory: Emerson Made / Props: Ebay and Etsy