We love it when every table is in the same conversation but not exactly the same. In addition, we wanted to blend the old with the new, not being able to tell which was which, in addition to adding an assortment of rentals and finds that were store bought. Vintage became another theme. Vintage love birds do not need to be girlie! Remember there are no rules so why ever steer away from your first instincts!
Note the baskets with assorted blankets to be offered at the ceremony instead of purchasing a whole bundle of white scarves that no one is going to wear again. Use some pillows from home and purchase some new pillows to be included in the lounge area of the reception. Take picture frames directly from above your fireplace mantel to be included on your welcome table or at your cocktail reception. On your family’s dining tables consider including personal touches such as using your parents wedding china or crystal as shown here.
The venue we stumbled upon is the newly reopened and almost completely renovated “La Roue Elayne at Cobb’s Mill Inn” in Weston, CT. Tucked away, off the beaten path, this venue has a ton of history embedded into its newly restored thick chestnut floor boards and it’s large running waterfall that you can not only see but hear from its main dining room.
La Roue Elayne at Cobb’s Mill Inn was one of the first buildings in CT, predating the revolutionary war. Originally it was owned by the first ten or so families that settled in Fairfield County, Connecticut – so it is authentic vintage :).
The venue has many different rooms, almost like a maze. It is a great place for kids to play hide and seek during the reception, and great for private little gatherings before the big event, such as the handkerchief or shoe signing. The main event room is large with windows looking out onto a spectacular running waterfall. It is also large enough to accommodate an indoor ceremony if it rains. Outside there is a grass area right alongside the river- a perfect square, perfect for a ceremony. There is also a new outdoor ceremony space in development that will be up and running by 2013.
Whether simple or ornate in design, think in terms of a texture pallet besides a color pallet: The different fabric pillows, the mixture of berries, branches and succulents’ with flowers, etc. This design added the texture of paper which was perfect because it is an unpretentious touch and as creative as this Bride-to-be. To find paper mobiles such as this one search Etsy, or if you dare to take the time, make them yourself.
Event Design, Ashley Douglass Events, celebrating relationships; Floral Design, Carolyn Dempsey Design; Bride’s Styling, GownÂ & Jewlery, The Plumed Serpent Bridal in Westport, CT; Hair and Make-up, Arleigh Cole Hair and Make Up; Stationary, Menu, Seating Assignments by Foosie Design;Â Rentals, Events Party and Tent Rentals in Georgetown, CT; Venue, La RouÃƒÆ’Â© Elayne at Cobb’s Mill Inn; Photography, Bruce Plotkin Photography.
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