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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Vintage Inspired Wedding in Connecticut

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It can be difficult for couples to figure out what is right for their wedding. One may want a classic, laid back event while the other wants a wild dance party rave. Discussing what you want with your partner is a good first step to wedding planning. This way, you don’t move forward with any decisions until you are both on the same page.

For Colleen and Casey, figuring out their style and priorities did not take long. A vintage lake wedding was the first thought for both of them. Having met at Candlewood Lake in Fairfield Connecticut in 2006, it only made sense that they wed there too! This made The Candlewoods Knolls Clubhouse the natural choice. The space was a blank canvas, which made the design process both fun and challenging. They ended up with a “Great Gatsby meets little lake community” event filled with chic pinks, yellows, and lots of greenery.

As the couple discussed what they wanted for their day, they decided that the food, photographer, and band were the most important elements to them. But they knew that their first step was to hire a coordinator. Colleen says that hiring Maggie from Double G Events was the best and most important decision they made for their wedding. She was able to help with the décor process as well as keep the day running smoothly.

This couple knew that they wanted a big dance party, so hiring a band was the best choice for them. They were excited about all the dancing that would be happening throughout their event, and still remember their first dance as one of their favorite moments. As is the case with many weddings, the photos were also an important piece of the puzzle for Colleen and Casey. Something they decided to splurge for, though, was the photo booth. It added a fun element for the guests and gave them an extra favor to remember the evening by.

Besides the vintage inspired style and great vendors, the couple wanted to make sure the day had lots of heart and meaning. The meaningful venue was a great start to the sentiment. In addition, Colleen’s mother made homemade fudge for all the guests to take home as favors. With the help of all the girls in the family, the memory of boxing it all up before the wedding is a highlight of the process for Colleen. The Officiant, Cora Poage, was also a close friend of the couple, which made the ceremony that much more special. Colleen wore her grandmother’s sapphire and diamond bracelet as her “something blue” and Casey’s father’s wedding band was passed down to him, making the familial love radiate throughout the wedding and the couple’s entire marriage.




Photography: Andrew Henderson Photography

Ceremony  Venue: Candlewood Knolls Clubhouse

Reception  Venue: Candlewood Knolls Clubhouse

Event  Design: Double G Events, Planning  +  Design

Floral: Fleurescent

Stationery: Coral Pheasant

Videography: Vantage  Point  Films

Catering:  Bailey's  Backyard

Rentals: Peak Event Services

Linens: Peak Event Services

Band: Wha Entertainement

Wedding  Cake: Sweet Rewards

Photo  Booth: NYC photo booth

Officiant: Cora  Poage

Wedding  Dress: Monique L'Huillier

Groom's  Attire: MOHAN'S 

Bride's  Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid  Dresses: Azazie

Beauty: Pink  Soda

Submitted  via: Matchology

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