Since these two lovebirds one year anniversary just passed, what better way to celebrate than reminiscing about their incredibly beautiful wedding day?! Their classic & neutral fall farm wedding was published in the MyWedding Summer 2017 magazine and there are more photos over in the gallery.
Sara & I actually grew up together, although lost touch after high school graduation, but when she contacted me about working together it was a no-brainer. We quickly realized we have such a similar style and that working together was going to be so much fun! Sara and Greg grew up in the same small town but didn’t manage to cross paths until after high school. Eventually mutual friends introduced them and they were immediately inseparable, which is so fitting since they keep friends and family at the core of their lives!
With that in mind, they planned a wedding with the number one goal of family and guests being the center of attention and being able to thoroughly enjoy the wedding festivities. For them, that meant also involving many people throughout the planning process! Sara wanted a very classic and neutral wedding but also wanted a lot of handmade and hometown touches, so she and Greg worked with her family, neighbors, and local vendors to create nearly everything for the wedding. The bride’s mom handmade all of the strawberry jam favors, her aunt made the most amazing naked cake, neighbors lent brass candlesticks for the centerpieces, and antique art easels were borrowed from the art studio downtown.
Greg, with Sara’s dad, built the wooden photobooth, signage, and a whole host of other pieces. Sara applied the calligraphy skills she learned at the Laura Hooper Calligraphy and Paris Chic Boutique classes to letter all her own signage and a majority of the paper suite. Every single detail was looked after, right down to paying homage to their pup (who stayed snuggled up at home) with one of their signature drinks and a dedicated table in memory of lost loved ones.
The weather forecast originally looked gloomy but they had the most amazingly perfect early fall weather – crystal clear blue skies and a crisp chill to the air. After their touching full-mass ceremony, it was off to the breathtaking grounds at Candlelight Farms Inn where everyone danced the night away under a sailcloth tent. Sara and Greg’s hard work totally paid off, not only was it an incredibly elegant wedding but their guests had an absolute ball and it was one of the most packed dance floors I’ve ever seen! And bonus, afterward there was a campfire under the stars complete with s’mores and a basket of ultra soft blankets to cozy up under!
Coordination: Kate & Co. Events
Photography: Joanna Fisher Photography
Ceremony: Chapel of Our Lady at Canterbury School
Reception: Candlelight Farms Inn
Catering: Event Caterers
Videographer: Vantage Point Films
DJ: Jimmy Dee Entertainment
Florals: Rita’s Floral Touch
Rentals: Durkin’s Tent & Party Rental
Wedding Dress: Katie May from Everthine Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Accessories: Badgley Mischka, Melinda Rose, Sara Gabriel
Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Makeup: EyeCandy by Linda
Men’s Suits: Pronto Uomo by Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell, Nouvelle Amsale, Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids Westport