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Jonathan & Hilary | Summer Magic and Ribbons of Light Wedding | July 5, 2022


Photography by Carla Ten Eyck

Photos tell a story so beautifully and it was so incredible to see each detail intentionally woven into Jonathan and Hilary's story on their wedding day! Gardens have long served as a source of romantic inspiration for lovers, writers, and artists alike! Our couple, along with the incredible creatives they brought together, brought a traditional summer afternoon fête and elevated it with the most magnificent and whimsical summer soirée design. Their wedding planner, Chelsea, owner of Peal Weddings & Events, certainly outdid herself- ALWAYS bringing in her magic and beautiful energy in all that she does. Love is put into every wedding detail, from the décor to the menu, bringing the outdoors in. The bridal party donned hues of pink in unique silhouettes accented with the mismatched, floral motif. Throughout, these special details continued to dance their way through the warehouse- delicate blooms adorned the bud vases, welcomed each guest at their seat, and even placed on our wedding party's place setting, finely dressed with textured ribbons. These details make for the most exquisite photos! The time that went into the details was so marvelous and made each guest feel so special. The floral installation that hung above the head table, set the tone for more garden whimsy- the fluttering yellow ribbon-the Pièce de résistance! The magnificent wedding cake stood on its own as a gorgeous piece of floral artwork! All the details were just unforgettable!

For cocktail hour held in the courtyard garden- a summery grazing table that was laden with crudité veggies & Cloud Nine dips, and zacusca ( a Romanian vegetable spread with eggplant and red peppers), fresh fruit with domestic and imported cheeses, warm creamy, cheesy corn dip, chips, Lomi Lomi salmon ( always a HUGE hit), with house-made bread crisps, (Gluten- free and nut free) A caramel apple baked brie with gluten-free crackers, charcuterie, cornichons, grilled olives, and more! All crafted especially for our couple and their guests. Servers passed hors d'oeuvres throughout the premises and inside for cocktail hour - favorites including fig and mascarpone puffed pastry, a seared, five-spice duck breast with apple butter on a gluten-free ginger snap cookies, scallops wrapped in sugar bacon, tomato basil bruschetta along with other seasonal, mouthwatering choices! Something for everyone!

Signature Bourbon Bellini

~Bourbon Bellini~

Half ounce bourbon

Half-ounce peach purée made from our garden peaches~

Shake with ice & strain into flute

Top w/ champagne

As cocktail hour began to wind down, a gorgeous summer salad of clipped spinach with seasonal berries, Feta, candied walnuts & vinaigrette awaited them. Fabled foods artisan bread with herb oil and butter was a fantastic addition to each table. Dinner was served shortly thereafter with plated boneless braised short ribs ( one of our most popular and raved-about dinner options) and carrot puree. Also, served-Cloud Nine's signature curry ginger Salmon! To die for! A vegetarian option- Ratatouille with gremolata topping over a couscous timbale was enjoyed by all, including our gluten-free guests. Grilled veggie-topped baked stuffed tomato, and warm French potato salad with tarragon, and haricots verts were served as well. Children were served a gluten-free pizza and everyone left the table with full bellies!

Dessert was served- a magnificent wedding cake by well-known baketress & artist, Ana Parzych. A mouth-watering toasted coconut with mocha and lemon raspberry! Truffles and a basket of strawberries with lemon curd made for the perfect lite bites.

Donuts and Deep River Chips were given to guests way out the door to the train-the perfect, delicious ending to a gorgeous day rich in love and beauty!

Congratulations, Jonathan and Hilary! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness~

Photographer || Carla Ten Eyck

Planning + Design || Pearl Weddings and Events

Flowers || Studio Blush

Wedding Cake || Ana Parzych Cakes

Stationery || Coral Pheasant

Beauty|| Upstyle & Co.

Transportation || The Essex Steam Train

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