In celebration of ourÂ Couture Bridal Event
, which runs through Saturday the 24th, we are 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!
Today we are featuring a post by Â planner Stacie Shea Events.
We choose to pair the sophisticated 'Sophia Loren' byÂ Romona Keveza Legends
Â with the wonderland that isÂ Â Lord Thompson Manor
. Read on for Stacie'sÂ recommendationsÂ on design, a brief bio and more information on the event.
I was thrilled when Beth chose the Romona Keveza Legends
Â 'Sophia Loren' gown to pair with Lord Thompson Manor
for my guest post. I couldn't have paired a more beautiful fit to flair silhouette with a more romantic venue! The beautiful back garden is the perfect place for this dress to make its debut as you walk down the aisle. The 'Sophia Loren' screams sexy, elegant, classy and curvy all at the same time. This dress just oozes confidence and classic fashion style much like the style icon Sophia Loren did in her time.
Lord Thompson Manor
is one of my favorite venues in the state of Connecticut to host a wedding and reception. The venue just far surpasses everything you could want from a wedding location. The getting ready cottage is decorated in beautiful whites and ivory tones that make your getting ready photos so simple and classic. The neutral tones through out the cottage make every wedding party photographed in the cottage look amazing with their dress colors.
Once you step inside the Manor the intricate details of the hearth, the fireplace, the many rooms of the manor overlooking the beautiful ivy covered outside garden it will be hard to find a more perfect Connecticut venue! I would suggest pairing very light pinks and ivory tones with beautiful goldâs and hints of green. The bridesmaids could be dressed in a soft bridesmaid dress in a neutral tone like the two below from Amsale
or Jenny Yoo
. The groom and groomsmen in a Two-button Notch Lapel Tux. For the perfect pump I would choose a blush colored pump with just enough sparkle on it.Â For the tables I would pair beautiful gold or fruitwood Chivari chairs with La Tavola Amelia linens on the tables. I would accent the tables with beautiful gold silverware and place beautiful ivory with gold-rimmed china for each place setting.
Stacie Shea is the owner and creative mind of Stacie Shea Events, an event design and planning boutique based in Greenwich, CT. To read more about her please visit http://www.staciesheaevents.com
She has been featured in The Connecticut Bride, The Knot Magazine, Well Wed Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, You & Your Wedding UK, Brides Magazine UK, Business Insider, and Cosmopolitan Bride Australia.
Stay tuned to the blog for more great event planners, venues and gowns as we continue our annualÂ Couture Bridal EventÂ
! Ring us atÂ 860.669.4596
Â to book your appointment for this once per year event and for a chance toÂ receive aÂ 10% discount
Â off of couture gowns between $3,500 and $3,999 andÂ 15% off gownsÂ
$4000 and up!