Connecticut Wedding from Michelle Gardella Photography + Everthine Bridal Boutique
September 3, 2013
New England
VintageEstate WeddingsSummer Weddings
It's kind a party in the SMP offices today because one of our (super gorgeous!) LBBers just tied the knot and we've got the amazing images from Michelle Gardella Photography right here. Chelsea of Everthine Bridal Boutique married her sweetheart in a soiree that has our hearts racing and the butterflies in our stomaches doing flips!
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From the beautiful bride... When planning our wedding, we truly focused on making sure it felt natural. We didn't anything to feel too perfect. The grounds at Harkness are so beautiful, we wanted to magnify it in the wedding details. Harkness State Park was actually the only venue we looked at! My husband and I both grew up on the CT Shoreline, so we knew that no matter where we got married, it had to be on the water. It felt so right, there was no reason to look any further!

By using a very soft color palate of peach, light green, and creams we were able to highlight natural elements and romantic details. I come from a family who treasure hunts on a weekly basis, so we used lots of pieces that were from our own antique collection. We used about 50 different vintage bottles that my dad collected throughout his lifetime. They made the perfect centerpieces for tables without larger arrangements. Our table numbers were potted herbs that also doubled as favors. A big hit among the guests! I wanted to be able to send our guests home with a memory and they loved them! My dress was a bit daring with the low cut and open back, but i paired it with a long cathedral lace veil to play with some tradition. I'm all for unexpected details, so my dress could be none the less! I happen to own Everthine Bridal Boutique, which is where my dress is from. My heart was set on Jenny Packham and I instantly fell in love with the old hollywood feeling of my gown.

Overall, our wedding was everything we could have imagined and more. It felt effortless, timeless, and irreplaceable.