In celebration of ourÂ Couture Bridal Event, which begins tomorrow, we will be teaming up with the best Connecticut event planners in a new series!Â Each day we will pair a beautiful couture gown with the perfect venue and the planner will weigh in on why the match works so well. Be sure to check the blog daily for the latest pairing! To kick off the series, weÂ are very happy to feature event planner, Josh Chalmers of Earth2Events!Â Earth2EventsÂ craves clients who like to serve a side dish of social responsibility at their weddings,Â which is why we paired The "Quinn" gown designed by Connecticut based designer,Â Modern Trousseau Â with White Gate Farm in Essex, CT.Â White Gate Farm specializes in organic produce so it's the perfect venue for Earth2Events to weigh in on! Scroll below for Josh's commentary, aÂ briefÂ bioÂ explainingÂ Earth2Events'Â wonderful mission, and a bit more information about this casual, yet elegant pairing. There's just something about a wedding on a farm -- from the moment guests arrive, there's a relaxed and neighborly vibe that turns food into a feast and friends into family.Â An Earth2 Events farm wedding doesn't skimp on sweet and stylish design details, but opens the barn door to a kick-up-your-heels elegance that gives a wedding day a different kind of joy.Â Â This lovely Modern Trousseau gown does the same thing.Â I'm imagining this stunning and refined cotton lace dress on a bride as she crests the hill at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, CT.Â The long walk through the field and tall grasses of this 100-acre New England farm would give guests (and a mesmerized groom) plenty of time to admire the bride as she arrives pond-side to share her vows.Â I'm not the most articulate guy when it comes to fashion terms, but this dress seems to perfectly blend wedding glamour with join-us-for-cocktail-hour-by-the-chicken-coop comfort.Â Â Â And comfort is key at White Gate.Â Whether your reception takes place lakeside or in the sweeping and seemingly endless upper fields, it's a warm weather event, and this dress will take you from hot afternoon sunshine to a cooler evening breeze beautifully.Â And when you turn up the volume on the dancing, this is a gown that is just begging for a shimmy shimmy shake. Â It's a testament, once again, to the talented eye and experience of Beth and the White Dress by the Shore team that this dress is an exact echo of what a farm wedding is meant to be -- there's tradition and a hint of formality, there's elegance and a sense of style, there's beauty and charm and picture-perfect fashion.Â But if you want to chase a curious turkey out of the dinner tent, you can do that, too.Â Â Josh Chalmers is the CEO (around his office, this stands for Cheerfully Eager Overachiever) of Earth2, including the Earth2 Events division, which designs and coordinates weddings and special events that honor Earth2'sÂ Change The World Before BedtimeÂ mission statement.Â In big and little ways, every event introduces elements of social responsibility.Â Weddings, in particular, identify venues and vendors that give back to the community, focus on earth-friendly practices, create a supportive and kind business culture, and celebrate brides and grooms who like the idea of using their wedding to be a force for good.Â Josh has been creating events for over 20 years, from his hometown of New York City to New England, and in destinations around the country and abroad. Stay tuned to the blog for more great event planners, venues and gowns as we launch our annual Coutre Bridal Event ! Ring us at 860.669.4596 to book your appointment for this once per year event and for a chance toÂ receive aÂ 10% discount off of couture gowns between $3,500 and $3,999 and 15% off gowns $4000 and up!