K Shea & Company

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

K Shea & Company, LLC is a full service salon in Ellington, CT. They specialize in wedding day and special event on-site hair and makeup. With over 1,000 weddings under their belt it is a favorite of their many services. They offer a full service hair salon and cafe to make your natural beauty glow on your big day!

View all of their beautiful work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

k shea and company

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Dream Moments Wedding

Ryan Flynn Photography

Do you have a fantasy wedding all planned out? Are you eying a dream dress, or have plans for a blow out party? Or do you want it at some over the top venue? Claire and Ted had dreams of a once in a lifetime experience for their guests as well as some amazing photos that would last a lifetime. With these goals in mind they were excited to find the perfect venue at the Spring Creek Ranch and the dream photographer in Ryan Flynn Photography. And the rest, it seems, fell into place.

With a gorgeous and organic color pallet of soft pastels this dream moments wedding is one you are sure to remember. If you are itching to see more, don’t forget to take a look at the full gallery.

spring creek ranch wedding

wedding dress with a twist top

ryan flynn photography

As you may know from our Little Twist Dress collection by Dessy, we love a twist wrap dress. Even though it’s not one of ours, Claire’s elegant Shareen wedding dress is to die for! So in love!

mismatched bridesmaids dresses and customized handkerchiefs

pink bridesmaid bouquet

grey suit pink tie groom look

We decided to get married in Winthrop after a road trip brought us up the Methow Valley in 2010. We knew that we wanted to get married there since it truly felt like the old west, and I’m not talking about the board walk and the miners museum. The warm light made it feel like the west, the rolling hills and big sky.

We wanted long days, and of course a dry, outdoor wedding. We wanted to take our guests to a special place, that they wouldn’t have otherwise experienced if it wasn’t for our wedding. We knew it had to be outdoors with a lot of open space. Spring Creek Ranch was perfect for just that. Large manicured lawn surrounded by alfalfa fields made it feel like our own farm. We also made a lot of the decorations ourselves.

lavender seeds for your guests to toss

wedding alter ideas

here comes the bride

pink and white floral aisle decor

pastel bridesmaids

you may kiss the bride

We wanted our wedding to feel simple, but timeless and elegant. These are the same reasons we chose Ryan Flynn Photography as our wedding photographer. His photos have a classic and vintage feel without trying too hard. We wanted someone that used different mediums – film and digital. Ultimately we wanted our wedding pictures to look just as good 30 years from now, and not look ‘dated’ by trendy photography methods.

tent wedding reception

burlap napkins

rustic coaster wedding favors and succulent centerpiece

bride and groom chair signs

hanging eat sign

wedding menu ideas

Check out this couples stellar idea for letting their guests know where to find nibbles and nosh! Giant light up signs are a must, and they also provide a fun way to light your reception after dark. We approve!

light up drink sign

cocktail hour chalkboard drink menu

wedding cheesecake

pie and ice cream table

I wouldn’t really do much differently, we got really lucky. We didn’t taste our food or hear our band before the wedding day and they both worked out great! I guess the one thing I would change would be to prepare to spend at least 30% more than you think you are going to spend. That might not be the case for everyone, but it definitely was for us. Our ‘budget’ was to do everything as cheaply as possibly (for the most part, we splurged on a few items like photography) and we still spent a lot more than we had planned.

yard games

luminaries to light your reception

lit up wedding reception

Photographer: Ryan Flynn Photography

Venue: Spring Creek Ranch
Cake & Caterer: Stew Diez Catering
Dress Designer: Shareen Bridal
Veil or Hair Accessories & Groom's Attire: J.Crew
Stationery: Papersource
Prop or Furniture Rentals: All Seasons Events
Bridesmaid Bathrobes: etsy | Flowers: Local | Live Band: Phil Woras, a local Winthrop musician and some of his musician friends

Read on to see how much this dream moments wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you. (more…)

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, pink, white
Styles: classic, rustic

Malibu Forest DIY Wedding

cute floral and lace getting ready robes

Carly and Alex said “I do” in the Malibu forest at the lovely Malibu Phoenix venue. Almost every single detail of their day was DIY. A bridesmaid made their cakes, the bride designed her own dress, mismatched ivory bridesmaid dresses were all unique and vintage, and the bride made all her reception details. These two love nature, family, and each other, and their day was an absolute reflection of that.

There’s so much love bursting from the seams of this Malibu forest DIY wedding that we couldn’t fit it all in! See every darling detail in the full gallery here, beautifully captured by Intuitive Images Photography.

vintage wedding dress

blue wedding shoes

boho bridesmaid dresses

red and white wildflower bouquet

cascading bouquet

the littlest ring bearer

modern groomsman ideas

intuitive images photography

One of the details of this wedding that you absolutely cannot ignore, are the darling scrapbook-esque escort cards. Each one is completely unique and together hung in the frames create a stunning display.

chalkboard love quote

globe guestbook ideas

cards and gift table

framed hanging escort card wall

unique escort card tag ideas

The bride DIY’ed her heart out for her wedding. From the sweetheart table to the S’mores station; the flowers were also by the bride. She went to the downtown flower district the day before her wedding and chose from what was in season.

pretty little flower girls

woodsy wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony decor

If you can’t decide which two…or three, or four cake flavors you want at your wedding, let’s just face it, we all love cake, then no problem! Just have a range of smaller cakes and that way you get a large variety of flavors and designs!

love potion number 9 wedding favors

wildflower centerpiece ideas

gold dipped silverware

sweetheart table

Malibu wedding

smores tables with gold cut letters

wedding cake table ideas

all white cake table

lighted boogie sign


Photographer: Intuitive Images Photography
Venue: Malibu Phoenix
Prop Rental & Coordinator : Timeless Love Events
Make up: Malissa Miller
Hair: Shannon Johnston
Cake: Sarah Miller
Officiant: Caitlin Doughty
Dress: Designed by the Bride and constructed by L'ezu Atelier
Bride's Shoes: Zigi Soho
Groom's Shoes: Stacey Adams
Bride's Ring: Agaurius Jewelers
Bride's Earrings: Antique Faire from Mychele Chamberlin
Groom's Attire: JF Ferrar & Express Men
Bouquet: Antoinette Powell
Bridesmaid's Custom Robes: SuperStoked Inc.

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue
Styles: vintage