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Fur and Glitz

Fur and glitz were the fashion focal points of the Winter Wonder shoot at the snow-covered farm in the Berkshires. Jubilee Events vision of winter as defined by fur and wood elements continued through the styling of the bride and groom by Beth Chapman of The White Dress By The Shore. “I selected a long-sleeve angora wedding dress by Ivy & Aster as the focal point because I loved the clean lines of the silhouette,” said Chapman. A beaded belt and a white stole added a touch of glam to compliment the overall event design.

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Bountiful bouquets rich in textures designed by Hana Floral Design are paired perfectly for the bride and her MOH.

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A sweet & gentle horse adds majestic grandeur to the day. fur-and-glitz_0004

A beautifully scripted menu gets the guests attention. MOH dons a navy Amsale bridesmaid gown from The White Dress By The Shore. fur-and-glitz_0009

Sharing a moment before changing into their reception attire. fur-and-glitz_0005

A Kate McDonald gown with at dramatic beaded bib adds glitz & glam to the reception. fur-and-glitz_0007

LOVE and XO marquee lights from Ryan Designs illuminate the bride & groom and the dance floor! fur-and-glitz_0006

A Marsala tweed jacket introduces a new color and texture to the bridal fashion story.fur-and-glitz_0008

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Fur and Glitz

Fur and glitz were the fashion focal points of the Winter Wonder shoot at the snow-covered farm in the Berkshires. Jubilee Events vision of winter as defined by fur and wood elements continued through the styling of the bride and groom by Beth Chapman of The White Dress By The Shore. “I selected a long-sleeve angora […]

Winter Wonder

The Vision

Jubilee Events re-imagined the classic winter wedding consisting of whites and golds. Their vision was to juxtapose masculinity with a color theory of navy, burnt orange, and charcoal, with soft textures of luxe furs, glistens of silver, and a fresh snow-covered farm.  “We wanted to bring in a substantial amount of winter associated with texture – wood and fur being our top two favorites, explained Diana of Jubilee Events.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s part two post featuring the bridal styling of Beth Chapman of The White Dress By The Shore!

 

Crisp lines on the save-the-dates sets the stage for the invitation suite to follow by Coral Pheasant.winter-wonder_0001

Modern masculinity is defined with this luxe paper story designed by Coral Pheasant.winter-wonder_0002

A mirrored farm table from Rentals Unlimited paired with aluminum Alloy chairs from Reserve Modern Event Rental reflect the exposed wooden beams of the barn’s interior, while industrial marquee lighting from Ryan Designs illuminates the room. winter-wonder_0003

Bountiful blooms rich of texture and height, in hues of burnt orange, cream, and silvery greens designed by Hana Floral Design emerge from wooden containers. winter-wonder_0005

Mercury glass votive candles adds glitz and warmth to the table.winter-wonder_0004

Mini cakes featuring textural elements are perched on decorative cake stands in varying heights.winter-wonder_0006

 

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Winter Wonder

The Vision Jubilee Events re-imagined the classic winter wedding consisting of whites and golds. Their vision was to juxtapose masculinity with a color theory of navy, burnt orange, and charcoal, with soft textures of luxe furs, glistens of silver, and a fresh snow-covered farm.  “We wanted to bring in a substantial amount of winter associated […]

Vendor Spotlight: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

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Photo Credit: Simply K Studios

Name: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Tell us about the history of the space as a wedding venue. When did it open and how has it evolved over the years? Saybrook Point is a destination rich in history dating all the way back to 1870 with The Pease House, which evolved into the Terra Mar, a resort hotel boasting three swimming pools, a cabana club, marina, and accommodations for over 100 people in the 1950s. The Tagliatela family purchased the property in 1980 and built the luxury inn that stands today, which opened its doors in 1989. Since then, the breathtaking view, convenient location, and exceptional, personalized service have made the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa a favorite wedding, vacation, and conference venue, attracting couples from all over the Northeast.

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Photo Credit: Simply K Studios

Can you give us a brief overview of the venue? What special features make this a top pick for brides looking for the perfect place to say “I do!”? There are a multitude of options for every bride at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. We offer 82 guest rooms at the main inn, including our Lighthouse Suite—a unique accommodation located above our Dock House and featuring panoramic views of the water. This space is particularly popular for photo opportunities for our brides. In addition to the main inn, we have luxury guesthouses located across the way which offer a unique, quiet, and private space with intimate rooms as well as common spaces for guests to gather. The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa is also located on a private marina conveniently located where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound and offering both transient and seasonal boat slips.

An incredibly important part of our philosophy is holding only one wedding at a time. It is vital that each bride get the individualized attention on her big day and having exclusive access to the property is a big part of this. We also offer complete planning services and provide custom menus, creative thinking, and vendor assistance. In addition to these services The inn also offers a full service on-site spa, SANNO, perfect for wedding day pampering and Bridal Makeup. We have two outdoor ceremony spaces to choose from—one on our Terrace and one at Compass Rose, a new ceremony site located directly on the waterfront. Indoor space is of course also available for ceremonies, cocktail hour, and receptions.

Photo Credit: Joseph's Photography Inc.

Photo Credit: Joseph’s Photography Inc.

What is your busy season? While our busiest season is typically summer, the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa is open and offers incredible views all year long—there is never a bad time to visit us!

In addition to weddings, what other events is the space available for? Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal & Baby Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Holiday Parties, Anniversary Celebrations, Birthday Celebrations, Family Gatherings/Reunions, Corporate Meetings/ Incentive trips.

Is there a favorite event that you’ve hosted? When asked about our “busy” season, I mentioned that there is never a bad time to visit Saybrook Point. One of my favorite events we’ve hosted demonstrates just that. In 2013, we had a beautiful winter wedding planned. We were completely blindsided, however, when we were hit by a blizzard. Even though all that snow was not a part of the original vision, we all worked together to ensure the event was a success. The Bride and Groom were great and definitely made the best of it. Their wedding ended up being one of the most unique and memorable weddings we’ve ever had at Saybrook Point

What makes the space so special–especially as a destination for getting married? The two biggest features that set us apart are our location and service. Not only do we have incredibly beautiful views in a space that’s equidistant from New York and Boston, but we are also a family business who has over 25 years of hospitality experience. The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa offers the level of service and strong attention to detail that one would expect from a family business. We pride ourselves on making each couple feel that they are our only couple and upholding our AAA Four Diamond standards for each and every event.

Do you have any advice or recommendations for brides that may be considering the venue? Schedule a tour and meet with our wedding specialists by calling 860-395-2000 or by emailing weddings [at] saybrook [dot] com. They can show you everything Saybrook Point Inn has to offer from ceremony and reception space, to our elegant rooms and indulgent spa.

What is the mission or business motto that the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa functions under? How did it get it’s name? Saybrook Point is a distinct luxury getaway experience situated along the picturesque shores of southern New England. At the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, our goal is to provide impeccable, personalized service as a AAA Four Diamond, family-owned property. We want the Inn to be your home away from home along the Connecticut Shoreline.

How far in advance should you put in a request to secure a date? Typically, a year in advance is sufficient, but that sometimes changes from year to year and is very dependent on what time of year you are looking for. However, as long as we have the date open we are happy to discuss it.

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Vendor Spotlight: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

Name: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut Tell us about the history of the space as a wedding venue. When did it open and how has it evolved over the years? Saybrook Point is a destination rich in history dating all the way back to 1870 with The Pease House, which evolved into the […]

10 Wedding Photos Your Photographer Should Snap

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography

As recent brides know: Your actual wedding day is a total blur. All your friends and family–plus your soon-to-be-spouse–are together in the same room. It’s emotional and something you want to get on film. Cue your wedding photographer! It’s his or her job to make sure no memorable moments are missed. But a little advance planning and prep can go a long way. That’s why we caught up with Ashley O’Dell, owner of Ashley O’Dell Photography based in Boston, to find out the top 10 shots you want to make sure your photographer doesn’t miss.

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography

1. A Sibling Photo (if applicable) Without Spouses. Parents love these.

2. Photos of Parents (if they’re not divorced). I try to always capture each set. They may also be paying for a portion of the wedding, or more, and it’s a nice way to recognize them. You’ll also be thankful for these one day.

3. Candids of Grandparents (if applicable).

4. Details That Are Specific to the Venue. Think beyond your chosen flowers and place settings. Landscape photos, the sunset (if you can see one) and the architecture are all good examples.

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography

5. Parents Expressions. Especially during the ceremony.

6. Heirloom or Special Jewelry You May Be Wearing. Or maybe it’s attached to your bouquet or simply something you have with you that day.

7. Both Sides Getting Ready. It may sound obvious, but in the case of a heterosexual marriage, the women have so much prep. Don’t forget about the guy’s details, too.

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography

8. A Wide Shot of Your First Dance. In addition to close ups of the two of you, it’s nice to see your friends and family looking on in the background.

9. One Full-Length Formal Portrait of the Two of You Smiling at the Camera. Your mom will thank you.

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Photo Credit: Ashley O’Dell Photography

10. A Night Shot of the Property, Tent, the Moon, Etc. I find it to be a nice way to end your album.

Bonus Tip: In addition to wedding coverage, hiring your photographer for the rehearsal dinner is a great way to familiarize them with the VIPs. A lot of times it’s just close family and friends, so it’s easier for your photographer to put a face to a name. If that’s not an option however, be sure to provide your photographer with a detailed list of names and relation, noting if there have been any divorces, or if someone has passed away. It’s also important to notate if someone may be leaving the reception early, such as small children or grandparents, so the photographer knows to capture them earlier in the day.

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10 Wedding Photos Your Photographer Should Snap

As recent brides know: Your actual wedding day is a total blur. All your friends and family–plus your soon-to-be-spouse–are together in the same room. It’s emotional and something you want to get on film. Cue your wedding photographer! It’s his or her job to make sure no memorable moments are missed. But a little advance planning […]

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