A Beautiful Garden Party Filled with Vintage-Inspired Details
November 7, 2016
New England
Al FrescoWeddings in Historical VenuesOutdoor Weddings
Take it from beautiful bride, Leah - style is in the details. We couldn't have said it better ourselves, and when it came time for her to tie the knot to her handsome beau, Jon, she filled her gorgeous garden party with stunning invites from Momental Designs, an amazing Kate McDonald gown from The White Dress by the shore and stylish Joanna August bridesmaid frocks. Kate Preftakes Photography captured every moment of pure happy and you can, and should, see it all in THE VAULT.
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From Kate Preftakes Photography... I am SO excited to share the gorgeous wedding of Leah and Jon and I honestly don’t even know where to start! There is so much perfection in every aspect of their day. From the vintage record player, and the Bob Dylan ceremony song, to the AMAZING flowers and details, to, well, just about everything. I loved it all. Most importantly, I loved Leah and Jon. They were relaxed, sweet, and completely happy on their wedding day, even when the weather was not agreeable. Rain came through just before their first look and things were looking pretty gloomy and then it cleared up and we were able to be outside as planned.

Their intimate garden party style wedding was held at The Fells Estate in Newbury, NH and it was the perfect backdrop for their wedding. As Leah said, it took a lot of willpower for them to keep their guest list small but they were unwavering on their goal of having an intimate wedding with just family. Leah is all about the details so of course, I adore her. The hand painted invitations gave a nod to their Jack Russell, Bodie, and the luxurious silk pink ribbon could be found throughout all the details. She wore a stunning Kate McDonald gown and pink Louboutin shoes! Jon and his brothers were so handsome in their Alton Lane suits. I can’t say enough about Emily Herzig and her talent with floral design. She brought Leah and Jon’s vision to life and it was perfection.

The gorgeous farm tables were set on the back porch overlooking the beautiful gardens and the ceremony held a view of the gardens and lake beyond. The dessert table was to die for, filled with delicious cakes, cookies, cupcakes and macaroons. They gave honey jars as their favors with honey made by Leah’s father’s bees. Signature drinks included mojitos and “Bee’s Knees”. Guests played yard games and talked while Van Morrison and James Taylor wafted through the air on the record player and the merriment went well in to the evening. This was truly a magical day for a very special, wonderful couple and their families.

From the Bride... Our wedding day took a lot of careful planning. We wanted to have a casual elegance like a garden party! We completely stumbled upon The Fells and loved the expansive grounds, beautiful gardens, and understated beauty of the old country mansion. I am a strong believer that style is in the details and I wanted these details to have personal charm that reflected our personalities. We used all of our own white ware for the floral centerpieces and we spiced up the traditional peonies by adding coral charm, poppies and some organically arranged seeded eucalyptus. My favorite detail of all was using the record player during dinner. It’s something you don’t see often and it adds a vintage vibe! Overall it’s about family, style and fun!