Tyrone Farm Wedding from Heather Waraksa
June 20, 2011
New England
DIY InspiredVintageRustic Weddings

Wow. This Connecticut wedding is so breathtaking, I'm not sure if I've got enough breath in me to completely do it justice. Lucky for me, amazing LBB vendors like Jennie Fresa Beauty Library, Studio 539 Flowers, and Tyrone Farm speak for themselves. Beautifully captured by Heather Waraksa, this wedding boasts fresh colors, a gorgeous bride in an amazing gown, and some of the best, fabulously thought out, handmade details we've seen in a while. There was no way we could do it justice in just one feature, so make sure to visit the full image gallery for every last detail.

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From the bride ... As many modern day love stories begin, Ally met Brian online.  She had been living in Connecticut for a few years and was interested in meeting new people.   After chatting for a while on the phone,  she invited Brian over to carve some Halloween pumpkins.  As soon as she let Brian into her apartment, they just started talking.  They talked so much that before they knew it it was after midnight and the pumpkins didn’t have a single dent in them. Four years later, they decided to get married.

The second Ally and Brian drove up the dirt path to Tyrone Farm, in Pomfret, Connecticut, they knew this was where we they were meant to be married.  A little bit vintage, a little bit countryside, with a whole lot of New England Charm.  With Brian's sense of whimsy and Ally's nod to vintage detailing, their wedding captured  a Connecticut Countryside dream come true.

Tyrone Farm was established in 1742.  The estate  is tucked quietly away in one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of New England -- Connecticut's Quiet Corner.  It was the perfect setting for Ally and Brian's nuptials.  The simple Aspen tree huppa draped with Ally's grandmother's tablecloth, framed the couple as they said their vows.

The estate's acres of manicured lawns, lovely English gardens, breathtaking views, and hundreds of wild flowers surrounded guests during cocktail hour. As the sun began to set, guests were escorted into a renovated Chestnut Barn.   With its  hand-hewn beams, wide plank floors and rustic charm, the Barn provided a striking setting for the reception.

Guests were surrounded with handcrafted details throughout the evening.  Using the vintage aesthetic of Amy Butler's Nigella collection of fabrics, Ally created herb pot fabric covered table numbers, custom cocktail stirrers, ring pillows, customized match books and program pockets to adorn the back of the ceremony chairs.  Inspired by burlap table runners she had seen in a previous wedding, Ally set out to find something similar.  She was thrilled to find the bride from the inspiring wedding selling hers on Etsy and was able to repurpose them for her reception - making what's old new again - a perfect analogy for her wedding at Tyrone Farm.

Venue: Tyrone Farm / Caterer: Peppers / Florist: Studio 539 Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library / Invitations: HeatherJeany / Photography: Heather Waraksa / Wedding Gown Designer: Melissa Sweet Reverie, Style Antigua / Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Tadashi, J. Crew, Ann Taylor