Nestled on the edge of a picturesque harbor, the Stamford Yacht Club provided nothing but gorgeous views and an exceptional celebration for this classic and timeless Connecticut yacht club wedding.
Kimberly and Mark were an amazing couple to work with throughout the planning process and their attention to detail was beyond exquisite (and it really paid off!). The soft peonies and vibrant pink florals were the perfect touch next to the stunning specialty linens from La Tavola! The room was completely transformed and brought a cozy and romantic feeling that radiated though the air on that beautiful summer evening. Kimberly even pulled off a surprise grooms cake for Mark after they cut their cake and it definitely wowed the crowd!
Once the sun started to set over the horizon, Kimberly and Mark sneaked away onto the beach below for some one on one photos. I was so lucky to get the chance to watch them interact in such an intimate setting and I could feel their love for one another. They way Mark looked at Kimberly while she was taking a solo shot made my heart leap from my chest. I could physically see how much he cared for her and when she turned around and their eyes met – I almost cried at how pure and beautiful their connection was. It was such a special moment to witness and I couldn’t have asked for a more magical experience to share with these two on such a big day of their lives.
After the sun set and the temperature started to cool, the heat inside shot through the roof as ETA Music rocked the house all night long! Every single guest came prepared with their boogie shoes and really brought the party to life in celebration of the bride and groom. It was the perfect ending to Kimberly and Mark’s day and I am so honored to have had the chance to be a part of it all.
I wish you both nothing but happiness in the next chapter of your lives and cannot wait to see what your future has in store.
Planning + Coordination: Double G Events // Ceremony Venue: Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist // Reception Venue: Stamford Yacht Club // Photography: Alicia Ann Photographers // Cinematography: NST Films // Florals: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design // Rentals: Smith Party Rentals // Linen: La Tavola // Beats: ETA Music // Lighting: James Daniel Entertainment // Glam: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Ok -- I will try to be as unbiased as possible on this blog post because Sarah has been my very good friend for years and I have watched her and Peter's love grow and get stronger every day leading up to this very special occasion!
Sarah and I met long ago when we were both working at a music school part time in Connecticut (yes! we are both classical music nerds!) and became fast friends! About six years ago, she said to me "You'll be planning my wedding one day," and here we are!
Sarah + Peter's stunning and elegant, rose quartz and serenity blue tented wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol Rhode Island was so authentically Sarah in every way -- stunningly beautiful, elegant, feminine, classy with a touch of whimsy. And I don't say that just because she's my friend! :)
Sarah and Peter wanted a romantic tented, destination wedding on the water and with Blithewold only minutes away from Newport, Rhode Island, it was the perfect spot! Gorgeous florals, gold geometric lighting, flowing drapery and linens along with custom menu cards with her favorite piano score printed on vellum by Coral Pheasant made every detail purposeful and intentional. And let's take ten minutes to talk about that cake made by her best friend and cake designer Whisk Me Away Cakes.
Although it rained for her ceremony, we were prepared with tons of umbrellas and the smiles and photos below tell you no matter what the weather, the smiles we still plenty! And the weather cleared up just in time for the party!
I don't have the words to describe to you both for including me and my team on this very special day. You could have chosen anyone to plan and design your wedding, yet you put your trust in me, your friend -- and that means more to me than anything. I cannot wait to continue to see you and Peter kill the marriage and relationship goals game! I love you both to the moon! xo
FUN FACT! Stay tuned because this wedding will be feature in print very soon! Stay tuned ...
Planning + Design: Double G Events // Photography: Andrew Henderson Photography // Cinematography: Ready Set Film // Venue: Blithewold Mansion and Gardens // Lighting + Drapery: Exquisite Events // Rentals: PEAK Events Services + Gather and Lounge // Linen: BBJ Linen // Stationery + DOP: Coral Pheasant // Beats: Beat Train Productions // Eats: Blackstone Catering // Sweets: Whisk Me Away Cakes // Ceremony Music: Atlantic Strings // Florals: Sayles Livingston // Gown: A Little Something White + Made with Love Bridal // Glam: Catie Bane
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