August 2018 is when I first met Christina and Jess to design and produce their original wedding date of June 2020. Originally from the east coast, Christina relocated to Texas where Jess was raised. After visiting several venues in New York and Connecticut, the couple fell in love with the extensive 600 acres of Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, Connecticut. Lion Rock's stunning grounds, multiple guest houses, and barns made it the idyllic wedding venue for hosting 110 guests beginning with a welcome party and concluding with a day after brunch.
The planning began, the vendors were secured and the design was complete; we were merely a few months away from their wedding date when the pandemic struck. Like most couples of 2020, they had to face the awful and difficult decision of postponing. They postponed to July 2020 with fingers crossed, however only a few months later had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone a second time to Memorial Day weekend 2021. Three years in the making, and we all were overjoyed when it finally came to pass.
Although their originally planned guest count of 200 was reduced by half due to government mandates and travel restrictions, those who were able to attend were ready to socialize and party! Christina and Jess threw away all traditions and formalities and instead opted for a cocktail party style reception with food stations, passed mini-tacos and lighted headbands. After over a year of celebrations being on pause, our 2021 spring season kicked off with the absolute best couple and wedding!
Christina and Jess, I wholeheartedly thank you for putting your trust in me and my team. You are troopers and have the patience of saints. It might have taken three years, however during that time, I was able to learn more about you and your families, and made a lifelong friend along the way. I wouldn't have changed one thing about it. xo
Production & Design: Double G Events // Photography: Robert Norman Photography, Stephen Wang Photography and DeCarlo Photo // Cinema: Will Talamelli Films // Florals: Carrie Wilcox // Venue: Lion Rock Farm // Tent: Events Unlimited // Rentals: Peak Event Services // Linens: Nuage Designs and BBJLaTavola // Welcome Dinner Catering: Hunt & Harvest // Reception Catering: On The Marc Events // Lighting & Drapery: Shindig Lighting // Lounge: Gather and Lounge // Band: Around Town Entertainment // Ceremony Music: Millennium Music // Paper: Coral Pheasant // HMUA: Larissa Lake and Co.