Friday, May 4, 2012


WE'VE BEEN PUBLISHED ON STYLE ME PRETTY!! Words can't even describe how excited I was to see one of my 2011 weddings up on Style Me Pretty this week. 

I was on my way to Island Farm on Elihu Island in Stonington, CT to meet with a potential 2013 bride as well as one of my May 2012 couples, when I saw the email from photographer extraordinaire, Anna Sawin. How perfect that I was headed to the exact location where it all took place, which just so happens to be one of my most favorite places in the entire world. At that moment all of the emotions and wonderful memories came rushing back.

Working with Amy and Tim has been one of the highlights of my career. They are the sweetest couple (not to mention, gorgeous), full of love and gratitude, and can literally light up a room (or a Sperry tent in this case). Their wedding was the epitome of rustic bohemian chic, and was full of personal details and all things pretty. The design plan stemmed from the gorgeous ikat stationary created by the amazingly talented Lucinda Wesson of Chocolate Creative Design, which was inspired by the dozens of images Amy shared with us that captured her overall vision. 

I used these unique paper pieces, as well as the natural beauty of the Island as a jumping off point and created this inspiration board to capture the essence of our vision for the day. 

From there we dove into the details. The escort cards were polaroid pictures of EVERY guest that we hung from a clothesline and wrapped around a tree, perfectly executed by Kate the Great, my fabulous assistant and owner of Oh, The Days. The fact that Amy had a picture of every single guest just shows the type of person she is. The favors included a packet of saffron and her grandmother's paella recipe printed on artwork designed by her grandfather, and all bundled together in textured sacks stamped with a custom design by Lucinda. The guest book was a map of Stonington that everyone signed, and that I'm sure is hanging in their home now.

We made pillows and table toppers out of purple ikat fabric and burlap for the cocktail area, wrapped votive candles in shimmery burlap and lace, and decked out the kids table with jewelry, play-doh, and coloring books. We also created custom wooden signs that were dispersed throughout the Island directing guests to the ceremony, cocktails, dinner, dancing, and even beers on the beach.

Gourmet Galley served a scrumptious selection of food and drink, which included a PICKLE BAR! Hana Floral Design created the most gorgeous flower arrangements, which I won't even begin to describe since that wouldn't do them justice - you just have to see them to believe it. And New York City Swing rocked the dance floor all night long. All under a perfectly lit Sperry tent, while guests and the bridal party, beautifully made up by Jennie Fresa and the W Salon, hung out and smoked cigars in the pimped out vintage Ford pick-up truck.

Check out the photos below by Anna Sawin Photography, and don't forget to visit the feature on Style Me Pretty, which includes an unbelievable video by Buzz Media Company. Plus see all of the amazing photos in the full gallery.

All wedding photos by Anna Sawin Photography

Amy and Tim made my job so enjoyable, and we had such an amazing time designing the day together. All of the vendors worked together in perfect harmony to give Amy and Tim the night of their dreams and we celebrated under the September stars. As happy as I was for Amy and Tim, I was sad to see the wedding (and our time together) end. I wish them a lifetime of happiness – they certainly deserve it!

Thank you to the amazing team of people who made it all happen - you all rocked it!:

Venue: Island Farm on Elihu Island 
Tent: Sperry Tents 
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited & Party Rental Ltd.
Paper (save-the-dates, invitations, programs, menu cards, map, cupcake tags, favor bags) & Truck Design: Chocolate Creative Design
Photography: Anna Sawin Photography
Cinematography: Buzz Media Company
Floral Design: Hana Floral Design and Boutique
Catering: Gourmet Galley Catering
Makeup: Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie
Hair: W Salon
Ceremony Music: Golden Scroll Soloists
Reception Music: New York City Swing 
Guest Transportation: Livery Limited
Toilet Trailer: Country Portables
Generator: Power Posse
Pastor: Reverend Ron Lake
Babysitter: Caitlin McCoy 

Event Planning & Design (pillows, table toppers, candles, wooden signs): Ruffles & Tweed + Assistant: Kate Troxell - Oh, The Days


  1. Wow! It is really a unique kind of wedding. Congratulation to the new couple.

  2. Ohhh Miss A!!! You did such an AMAZING job...with style, grace and creativity!!