Ann & Justin got married at The Lace Factory on a sunny and warm Saturday in May. Their wedding ceremony was hosted across the street from us at the town park; Deep River Landing. The ceremony was designed with the Connecticut River as their backdrop as well as a magnificent arch adorned with white flowers and it was absolutely exquisite! Just look at those photos!
Guests made their way over to the Lace Factory after the ceremony while Justin and Ann stayed for some more gorgeous photos on the river. Of course, their beloved pups Fred & Lola were in the wedding and were the sweetest little things, also dressed to impress!
Cocktail hour was enjoyed by all! The spring stationary table was a huge success and guests poured over the seasonal, colorful beauty of the table. Servers pass hors d'oeuvres throughout the space. The signature drinks were the Aperol Spritz and a traditional Old Fashioned. A delicious SanGiovese was also found at the bar-delish! The string quartet played for guests in the garden and the luscious floral story spilled inside the venue along the hall and walls with an incredible installation over the dance floor that gave us all Bridgerton vibes! It was truly a bit of magic and I will never forget seeing the installation come to life.
Our bride and groom joined cocktail hour shortly thereafter and it was a joy to see these two as they interacted with all the family and friends that gathered there to celebrate with them.
Soon, it was time for Ann and Justin to have their first dance as husband and wife and the joy in the room was palpable as folks watched from the sidelines. Friends and family were then invited to take a glass of bubbly from the champagne wall that greeted them on their way into the formal dining area. Dinner consisted of a plated choice- grilled salmon with sesame teriyaki glaze, boneless braised shortribs, or butternut, sage, and brown butter pasta. If guests had room in their bellies, a 2- tier carrot cake with cream cheese filling and white buttercream frosting made for a mouthwatering sweet treat while dancing. Guests also enjoyed two types of mini, bite-size cupcakes -vanilla with strawberry buttercream and key lime! Dangerously delicious and easy to pop right in your mouth! Assorted cookies and brownies made for the perfect snack grab as guests ran to the dance floor.
At 9:30, our couple did an outfit change and Ann was ravishing in her jumpsuit and ready to party! Our large industrial cart was wheeled out and this contained everything for "Crazy hour" -masks, glow sticks, and headpieces to put on! This made for some fantastic photos. It was also really fun to see Justin and Ann in their second outfits! On the way out, guests were able to take a small favor with them-a small token of thanks- a Love Potion ( a tiny bottle of rum).
There were so many details of this day from the gorgeous hallway entrance full of rambling greenery to the black acrylic signs to each hand-picked rental to the menus, table numbers, and everything in between. Pops of gold candlesticks and chargers elevated the design for the most ethereal fairytale!
Incredibly talented creatives on this team, are listed below.
Wedding Industry Creatives, Dream Team : Venue || The Lace Factory
Planning & Design || Sarah Brehant Events Photo || Krista Jean Photography Florist || In Bloom Event Designs Video || Embark Films Glam || Larissa Lake and Co Signage|| Phillips Designs DJ || Lights Camera DJs Caterer || Cloud Nine Catering Rentals || Peak Event Services Rentals || CT Rental Center Dress Designer|| Leah Dagloria
Ann's Accessories || Untamed Petals
Ann's Shoes || Aquazurra
Justin's Shoes || Louboutin
Transportation || The Essex Steam Train