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Pretty Post’s are always special and even more so when it is one of our own bridal stylists’ wedding! This post just takes it over the top for us, as this lovely couple is expecting their first child in a few short months. We are finally sharing Holly & Adam’s sweet wedding that took place last summer! Take a peek below for all of the pin-worthy inspiration from this creative couple.
Holly and Adam are both artists and have known each other for over a decade. Their wedding paired sweet sentimentality with unique creative touches set upon the backdrop of picturesque Mystic, CT where the two grew up.
Having both worked at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters as Display Coordinators and attended the same college of fine arts, their heartfelt and handmade wedding was a true portrait of their lives together, infused with whimsical touches and heirloom details. They used all local vendors and paper as a common thread in kites, hearts, streamers and craft paper.
Having an intimate, casual gathering was really important to them, so they kept it small and had Holly’s grandfather, a Justice of the Peace perform the ceremony in his back yard on the bank of the Mystic River.
When it came time to party the pair invited all of their friends and family to a reception at The Boat House at Seaport Marine- thats right, a party right on the water. The fete was completed with a to-die-for brick oven pizza truck, starry Sperry tent, handmade decor and a down right funky band who call themselves ‘Folk, Yall’.
All in all, this wedding felt so much like Holly & Adam and we were so honored to be a part of their big day, just as we are to be a part of their next step in life as they welcome their baby boy into the world!
Congrats Holly & Adam, you two are truly special to us.
Photography: Ania Simpson | 4EVERANDEVER4 Wedding Photography
Venue: The Dock House at Seaport Marine | Mystic, CT
Tent: Sperry Tents
Rentals: Arrow Paper Party Rentals | New London, CT
Catering: Naples Pizza Wood-fired Pizza Truck | Guilford, CT
Bar: Two Pour Guys Bartending Services | New Haven, CT
Floral: Blush Floral Design | Madison, CT
Cake: Li’s Bake Shop | Mystic, CT
Gown: Modern Trousseau for The White Dress By The Shore | Clinton, CT
Makeup: Jennie Fresa | Clinton, CT
Earrings: Aquinnah Jewelry
Groom: J. Crew
Band: Folk Y’all
Today is the first day of our Couture Bridal Event! Take a peek below for our gown picks from our favorite couture designers; then give us a ring at 860.669.4596 to book your appointment to save 10% off of your gown priced between $3,500 and $3,999 or 10% off plus a complimentary veil* for gowns priced over $4,000 (*Veil is a $250 value) ! Follow the designer links for more gowns included in this sale!
Price: $5,200 | Price with Couture Bridal Event Discount: $4,680
Price: $4,350 | Price with Couture Bridal Event Discount: $3915
Price: $4,850 | Price with Couture Bridal Event Discount: $4,320
Romona Keveza Legends ’Sophia Loren’
Price: $3,750 | Price with Couture Bridal Event Discount: $3,375
Price: $4,800 | Price with Couture Bridal Event Discount: $4320
In honor of Bastille day, which was earlier in the week, and this gorgeous real couple (including our muse, Liane), who recently got engaged, we wanted to share this image from a shoot that owner, Beth Chapman styled in Paris.
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Shoot Design: Jubilee Events
Styling: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore
Dress: Ivy & Aster
Suit: Valentino Tailors
Hair & Makeup: Yoshiko Haruki
Happy Thursday! We are having so much fun this week celebrating our Summer Bling Event and this picture from our Arizona Desert photo shoot couldn’t be more ‘in the spirit’. Give us a ring to book your appointment to get blinged out for your big day- and receive a 10% discount off all that sparkles to boot (this includes gowns, shoes and accessories)! 860.669.4596
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Styling: Beth Chapman
Beauty: Makeup Therapy
Hair: Joya Salon
Accessories: Maria Elena
Happy Independence Day! We are celebrating with a patriotic Picture of the Week from our Nautical Nuptials Styled Shoot. We will be closed Friday, July 4th for the holiday but will resume with limited hours on Saturday the 5th and are currently working on a waiting list. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday the 8th.
Need some gorgeous red, white and blue inspiration? Click HERE for more from this celebratory shoot!
FASHION & STYLING: Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the Shore
ART DIRECTION: Candice Coppola | Jubilee Events
PHOTOGRAPHY: Carla Ten Eyck
FLORAL DESIGN: Tony Palmieri | Green Dahlia
BEAUTY: Dana Bartone
We loved dressing our bride Sharon! Not only did her kindness bring a smile to the faces of everyone in the boutique but she had style for days! We dressed her in a gorgeous Rivini gown that she made her own with a custom veil and cap sleeves. We loved seeing her and her groom, Mark, on Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s website! Take a peek below to read the recount of their big day written by Alison M. Leads and to watch their awesome wedding video!
“When Sharon Hargrove and Mark Bulkin met on a blind date, “I saw fireworks,” Sharon remembers. “I tried to kiss her, but she wouldn’t let me,” Mark laughs. Six years later, they were getting married. Sharon knew where she wanted the ceremony: in a lighthouse. “Not just any lighthouse,” she says. “But the Aquinnah lighthouse,” Mark finishes, referring to the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah. Concerned about the logistics of planning a Martha’s Vineyard wedding from their New Canaan, Connecticut, and New York City homes, Mark was hesitant. But “I would not let go of my dream,” Sharon says, and Mark finally came around.
Some of the details came together serendipitously, with one surprising twist. When the couple met with their celebrant Gerald (Jerry) Fritz, they fell in love with the church in Edgartown where he was pastor – so much so, they decided to move the ceremony from the lighthouse to the church! At the suggestion of Jim Eddy, of Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals, they looked at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club as a
potential reception venue. The view of Sengekontacket Pond sold them, says Sharon, “It was breathtaking.”
One planning detail kept them on their toes, literally. “Our motto is ‘love, laughter, and a whole lot of dancing,’” Sharon says. “It’s pretty much what we live by.” In keeping with that sentiment, they entertained their guests by dancing a fox trot, which they had perfected by taking dance lessons.
The morning of the wedding the couple met at the Gay Head Lighthouse to share a quiet moment that would be the realization of Sharon’s dream. “Lighthouses to me represent so much. It’s the light through the good times and the bad: it never waivers…To me that represents what love is.”
Photographer: Joe Mikos
Wedding Planner: Elegant Engagements
Ceremony: Federated Church
Reception: Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club
Caterer: Tea Lane Caterers
Flowers and Décor: Dandeneau Flowers
Rentals: Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals
Videographer: Weddings MV of Martha’s Vineyard Productions