Saturday, November 3, 2007

Nuala & Rob | October 27, 2007

Nuala and Rob's wish for their late October celebration was a cozy, intimate gathering with those near and dear to their hearts. Following a touching ceremony at Nuala's childhood parish, guests moved on to a casual reception at the Historic Hartford Club in Hartford, CT, where a stationed dinner set the relaxed atmosphere Nuala and Rob desired.

The couple decided to forego much of the traditional wedding fanfare, including the cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter toss events, to allow more time for mingling with their guests. A diverse range of musical favorites from the 80's and 90's ensured that the dance floor was packed all evening.

Here are a few images from Nuala and Rob's wedding, taken by Bliss Weddings:

[Portrait credit: David Photography]

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Tami & Jason | October 6, 2007

Tami and Jason's late evening wedding took place at the Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, CT. At their lakeside ceremony, the couple exchanged marriage vows under a custom-designed chuppah adorned with rich gold fabric, while luminaries lining the aisle cast an ambient glow against the setting sun.

Though their wedding day was unseasonably warm for early October, a luscious color palette of cream and chocolate brown with accents of mango set the tone for a chic autumn wedding. Even sweeter than the colors, however, was the array of desserts that were offered. Guests enjoyed red velvet cake made from a cherished family recipe as well as rich chocolate truffles that were placed upon each table. As a final treat, a delectable buffet of cookies and milk thanked guests for their attendance as they departed from the reception.

Here are a few images from Tami and Jason's wedding, taken by Studio 1923:

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jen & Ryan | September 22, 2007

Jen and Ryan chose a theme of classic romance for their afternoon wedding, which took place at Villa Bianca in Seymour, CT. In keeping with this vision, various shades of red ranging from bright crimson to deep burgundy lent great texture and interest to a monochromatic color palette. In their wedding chapel, the couple used simple decor elements to subtly enhance the romantic feel, with a single red rose adorning each pew.

Following the ceremony, guestss moved on to the reception in one of Villa Bianca's handsome ballrooms, where favors of personalized votive candles were set against the backdrop of an elegant centerpiece - a single red pillar candle nestled on top of glass beads in a beautiful crystal vase.

Here are a few images from Jen and Ryan's weddings, taken by Touch Moffet:

Paula & Brooke | September 22, 2007

Paula and Brooke's wedding, which took place at a private residence in Weston, CT was tastefully elegant in its simplicity. Following an intimate garden ceremony, guests moved on to a tented courtyard, aglow with candlelight, for a casual hors d' oeuvre reception. The couple selected a color palette of hydrangea blue and crisp green to reflect the fresh colors of the summer season, which concluded on their wedding day.

To encourage mingling and conversation, Paula and Brooke allowed guests to choose their own seating among a variety of different table sizes, each featuring their own unique centerpiece. Guests were given delicate boxes of chocolate tied with blue ribbon to thank them for sharing in the wedding celebrating.

Here are a few images from Paula and Brooke's wedding, taken by Kelly Schatz:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Boni & Jose | September 2, 2007

Guest entertainment was of utmost importance at Boni and Jose's wedding, which took place at 707 on Main in Monroe, CT. The couple incorporated several fun and unique touches to ensure that their reception was a party guests would never forget, including a salsa band which provided dance lessons to anyone who wanted to learn.

The couple also chose a clever way to distinguish guest tables by naming them after various celebrities. Guests were given trivia questions to answer about their respective celebrities, which determined who got to take home the table centerpiece. Boni and Jose's wedding day was more than just a celebration of their marriage, however. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple happily announced that they were expecting their first child in just a few months.

Here are a few images of Boni and Jose's wedding, taken by R&J Photography:

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Natasha & Bart | August 18, 2007

Natasha and Bart's wedding, which took place at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven, CT, was a creative fusion of their Canadian and Polish cultures. Following a traditional ceremonty, which featured readings in both English and Polish, guests moved on to the reception, where bottles of Canadian wine sat atop each table.

The couple chose a unique and romantic way of distinguishing guest tables - each was named "love" in a different language. Simple escort cards tucked beneath strips of pale blue ribbon led guests to the dining room, where a combination of tall and low floral centerpieces in soft shades of blue and green complemented the subtle seaside theme.

Here are a few images from Natasha and Bart's wedding, taken by Bliss Weddings:

[Portrait credit: Russel J. Corriveau]

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Erin & Noe | July 28, 2007

Erin and Noe hosted a lovely summer wedding at La Mirage in North Haven, CT. A crafty and talented do-it-yourself bride, Erin created nearly all of the decorations for both the ceremony and reception, using a sensuous color palette of champagne, gold, and blush tones. Her creations included pew decorations fashioned from silk flowers in varying shades of pink, a floral wreath adorned with the couple's initials which graced the altar and head table, and handcrafted ceremony programs.

The details at Erin and Noe's wedding struck a perfect balance between traditional elements, like the guest book with plumed feather pens, and modern touches, like the gobo featuring the couple's monogram which was projected onto the dance floor throughout the reception.

Here are a few images from Erin and Noe's wedding, taken by Bliss Weddings:

[Portrait credit: Future Wedding Photography]