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Howard & Mackenzie | Sweetest Summer Wedding for highschool sweethearts- June 18, 2022

Howard and Mackenzie were high school sweethearts, who over the course of ten years created the most beautiful life together, growing alongside each other, honoring the people they were then and the young professionals they are now as they vowed to spend the rest of their lives and beyond together. The wedding day was extra sweet because The Lace Factory and Cloud Nine got to know these two as they grew- Howard and Mackenzie were part of the Cloud Nine and Lace Factory family. We saw them grow and thrive together, make their way through school, graduate, and become PAs! So, it was a doubly special day for us!

Guests gathered in the garden for the ceremony that day. The wedding party made their way down the stone steps to the arbor that sat in front of the large, ten-foot windows and brick of the Lace Factory. The wedding party wore sage green gowns, ties, and pocket squares, and the florals with white and eucalyptus florals- touches of peach roses and Baby's Breath were a beautiful accessory. The flower girl wore a softer sage green and white lace top, along with a Baby's Breath flower crown-just so sweet!

The love and joy that afternoon were palpable!

We saw the color again on the tables with tall, peach taper candles and satin sage napkins. The warm and cool tones played off of each other perfectly. The dining room exuded a tranquil and ethereal aesthetic with its soft, muted hues. The sage green and light peach created a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for dining and dancing. The table numbers and place cards were clear acrylic, as well as the signage at the bar. There were "His and Hers" signature cocktails-a Whiskey Smash for Howard and a Mojito for Mackenzie.

We had hung our white swags and curtain wall to add to the airy summer vibes and the ladders hung with greenery and Edison bulbs really brought that natural luxe vibe in.

Our Rattan lounge vignette was added as a second space for guests to gather inside, during cocktail hour, and especially people-watching as guests got down on the dance floor later on as the evening went on.

As the evening went on and the sun set at 8:30 -fueled by whiskey and sweets- guests enjoy the vanilla wedding cake with tiramisu filling and that was just the beginning.... cookies, brownies, bars, cannolis, and Lemon squares-oh, my! The kicker was the donut table on the way out! Donut Mind if I do............and, I did!! :)

Congratulations, Howard and Mackenzie! One of the greatest honors of 2022 was hosting this beautiful day beside you and your wonderful families and making all your wedding dreams come to fruition!

Creative Dream Team :

Officiant || Richie Beaumont

Rehearsal Nosh || The Gelston House

Photographer || Anchored Roots Photography ​​​​​​​​

Makeup/Hair || Larissa Lake and Co / Glam Rose

Mens Attire || Ramanis Clothiers

Transportation || The Essex Steam Train

|| First Student Bus Co.

After Party || Surfridge Brewery

Hotel Accommodations || Quality Inn Old Saybrook


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