Stamford Wedding from Carla Ten Eyck + Sixpence For Your Shoe
August 8, 2012
New England
CasualNauticalRustic Weddings
Lovely LBBers, meet this wedding. She is full of personality, has wonderful style, and is a total blast to be around. Just ask Carla Ten Eyck, who spent her time behind the camera giggling along with the gorgeous couple at center. And Sixpence For Your Shoe can vouch for her sense of spunk after planning and designing her from her fun nautical pieces to her cowboy boot reception. It's a wedding you will instantly add to your BFF list, and it's all right here!
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From Carla Ten Eyck ... This Nautical/Cowboy themed wedding was one of our very favorites. Not only was the couple truly adorable and full of personality, but the details were to die for! The bride arrived to the ceremony in her family's boat, and the feel of the day was so personal, and gorgeous. The day included fun lawn games, lots of cowboy boots, a seafood feast including lobster and clam chowder, and beautiful light.

From Sixpence For Your Shoe ... In a boots and boat shoes, beachy western sort of fete, Christina and Chris wed at her family's community yacht club.  From the first time we met, we knew this would be spectacular.  Christina's ideas were well solidified from nearly our first meeting, playing on coral and sea blue with vibrant navy and orange as accents.  In the desire to keep their wedding intimate, personal, and downright fun, details were infused throughout to conjure memories of home, youth and festivity.

As guests arrived, they were greeted with pashminas to warm chilled shoulders, offered to leave their shoes and set their feet in the grass with a shoe-check station, and offered a pre-ceremony beverage.  A family friend married the couple under a seaside arbor, complemented by modern tunes played via a classic string ensemble.   Following the ceremony, the newlyweds took a quick jaunt on Christina's family boat - Grace, which had been adorned with yachting flags translating to "Just Married."

Christina and Chris's focus was to deliver to their guests an upscale clambake experience that combined classic New England fare and Texas down-home bbq, representing each of their upbringings.   The perfect fit was found with the incredible talents of the team at Outdoor Cookers!   From the raw bar to the pulled pork sliders, the cocktail hour was a hit, as guests played croquet and corn hole, sipped cocktails through colorful silly straws and mingled about.  Nautical touches in the rope knots on the cocktail tables and a beer bar in a small wooden dinghy added to the fun.  Once inside the Pavilion which gives the appearance of the interior of an old wooden boat, lanterns were strung, with table images attached, each a carefully crafted cut out of meaningful aspects of Christina and Chris as a couple.  The tables were dressed with an aquatic themed linen and runner, pale blue irish linen napkins and buckets of goodies for the meal which would be served.  The flowers were the perfect pop of color and texture to bring out the table top decor.  Guests helped themselves to custom lobster bibs with the C&C logo on them, one which was repeated from the invitations through the reception details, adding the cohesiveness to the entire event.  The dessert bar carried the theme of classic New England treats with homespun touches, peach cobblers, cookies, and a mini two tiered carrot wedding cake that guests could not wait to try!

The bridal party delighted guests with an unexpected line dance, having everyone on their feet cheering.  The toasts by both fathers, as well as the friends were sweet and sentimental, humorous and upbeat and just about perfect.  Guests danced and danced the night away leaving everyone with unforgettable memories of Christina and Chris's wedding celebration.

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck / Flowers: Lisa Eisenman-Salley / Event Planning + Design: Sixpence for Your Shoe / Location: Dolphin Cove Clubhouse / Invitations + Paper Goods: Erica Keuter Designs / Dress: Bride Designed it / Bridesmaids Dress: ASOS / Strings: Millennium Music / Band: One Step Ahead / Makeup: Donna Puma / Cake: Fairway / Catering: Outdoor Cookers