The inspiration of a modern take on classic chinoiserie, a mixture of Eastern and Western stylistic elements, was born with a super gorgeous venue in mind, Hill-Stead Museum of Farmington, Connecticut. No other locale seemed more appropriate as a backdrop than the classic architecture of the grand home filled with great masters of the world. From the stunning florals from Azalea Floral Design to the Claire Pettibone gown everything about this shoot screams gorgeous!
With the linen as our muse, romantic wedding gowns were chosen with divine detailing and soft draping, while dramatic hair and make-up created a majestic feel. And of course, the adorable children stole the show.
On the West Lawn we created a chic setting grounded in a fanciful Asian-inspired butterfly linen and jade patterned china, featuring luxurious metallic accents, preppy stationery, and striking seating. The gorgeous blooms atop shapely vases, infused the sunset colors of peach, tangerine, and cerise to the surroundings, bringing a sense of regal delight to the table.
An eclectic fruit, cheese, and sweet table dressed with vintage mirrored and wooden trays as well as the statement multi-tiered cake with exquisite cherry branch detail and sequin linen, continued the vibe of old world glamour against the natural setting.
Dress Shop: Everthine Bridal Boutique
Photography: Eric Foley Photography
Event Designer: Sixpence For Your Shoe
Venue: Hill-Stead Museum
Stationery: Paper Moss
Flowers: Azalea Floral Design
Cake: A Little Imagination Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Company
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Groom’s Attire: Formals by Antonio
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Linens: Wildflower Linen & LaTavola Linen
Calligraphy: Lettres Stationery of Distinction | Caterer: Michael Torrant