RW: Colleen & Dustin | Lion Rock Farm, Litchfield Connecticut
Working with Colleen and Dustin was an absolute dream! When they had first reached out to us, we knew that their wedding was going to be something incredible. Living in California, and planning a wedding from across the country, they certainly wanted to make sure that they brought a piece of their home with them.
In the beginning stages of talking about the design with Colleen and Dustin, they really wanted to make sure that the West Coast vibe was felt, even though we were in upstate Connecticut on a farm with mountains surrounding us, and no coast in sight. We were really able to create that feel through our color palette, picking the right textures and a good plan.
Some people might think it is tricky working with clients from across the country, managing schedules, and making everything come together, but we personally love being a part of a wedding like this! Seeing Colleen and Dustin bring just the right amount of their laid back, and relaxed California lifestyle to this fully working farm in upstate Connecticut turned out to be more incredible that we could have ever imagined!
Photography: Pat Furey Photography
The lounge furniture from Gather and Lounge was the perfect addition to the casual vibe to both cocktail hour and the reception. During one of Colleen and Dustin's visits to Connecticut, we went over to the Gather and Lounge warehouse, and Colleen was in here glory! She was able to pick out the exact couches, chairs, and every single accent piece for the lounge. We went through a few different options until we found the perfect combination, and seeing how much their friends and family enjoyed spending time lounging throughout the night was exactly what she was aiming for!
Yellow is Colleen's favorite color, and she really wanted to make sure that we incorporated it into the flower details. Adding gorgeous butter yellow flowers, in with a mix of blushes, soft whites, and greens helped us achieve that! Something Colleen knew she wanted from day one, was to dance under a floral chandelier dripping in lights. The combined effort of Colleen's unbelievably talented mom, the amazing floral team at Kamilla's Floral Boutique, and Handy Boy's lighting, her dream came true. It was the perfect focal point for the tent, and all of their guests were absolutely blown away by it!
We also wanted to have some fun with texture throughout the wedding. Bringing in a gorgeous natural colored, true linen napkin from LaTavola Linen was the base of each place setting. Ontop of the napkin, we added Borrowed and Blu's gold rimmed Alabaster charger. This semi opaque glass plate had an almost marble look, and added another level of gorgeousness to the guest tables. Adding some more rich gold coloring into the tablescape was a priority for Colleen and Dustin, so the modern shape of the Vanderbilt gold flatware from Party Rental Ltd was absolutely perfect. Finally, we sought out find just the right color vintage green for the water glasses. This sea green glassware was the exact tone Colleen and Dustin had talked about, and thanks to Classical Tent, it helped round out the foundations to our guest tables!
A giant thank you to the incredible vendors:
Photography: Pat Furey Photography | Event Planning and Design: Amy Champagne Events | Floral Design: Kamilla’s Floral Design |Venue: Lion Rock Farm | Wedding Dress: Wtoo by Watters | Veil: Love and Lace Bridal Salon | Shoes: Sam Edelman |Jewelry: Gorjana and David Yurman | Hair + Makeup: The Beauty Bar | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Catering: Hunt + Harvest | Wedding Cake: Lovely Cakes | Specialty Glassware: Classical Tent | Flatware: Party Rental LTD | Chargers: BorrowedBlu | Tent: Mahaiwe Tent | Lounge: Gather + Lounge | Linens: LaTavola Linens | Lighting + Draping: Handy Boys | DJ: NEPA Entertainment | Invitations: Hayley Lyons