Noah and Rachel started their marriage standing in sunbeams amongst their nearest and dearest friends and family. The sunshine had to compete with their bright smiles. Their ceremony in front of the 10-ft windows absolutely illuminated Rachel in her gown- ethereal magic there! The couple opted for a freestanding arrangement of white roses and greenery that framed the altar.
Earlier in the morning, Rachel and her party prepared for the day with some leisurely lunch and glam in our Riverview Room-everyone in matching comfy pajamas and feeling amazing. The room exploded with constant laughter and music. A few photos were taken outside in the summer gardens before everyone got into their wedding attire.
Shortly after, Rachel got into her gown and met Noah in the front driveway by the garden of lilies- a first touch, first and then a first look! Rachel also coordinated a first look with her dad on the front stone terrace. Priceless moments as the nerves dissipated and laughter and happy tears abound.
Photos by Elizabeth Grant Photography
Our couple chose to go with a variety of delicate pastel tones to be painted over a foundation of neutrals -white and almost a ballet slipper pink. A pop of New England blue on the guys made a stunning statement. The florist delivered the perfect finishing touch with bouquets made of white florals and seasonal greenery.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed our idyllic gardens and courtyard. The couple had a vast selection of canapés served during their cocktail hour, made with seasonal ingredients and showcasing the local cuisine. Guests sipped on Rachel and Noah's fun signature cocktail they named "Flight to Antigua" a double berry margarita. The raw bar added to the gorgeous luxe summer vibe and guests flocked to it per usual. It's always a hit! The satellite bar in the courtyard was the perfect touch for refreshing sips!
The hallway was lit with pillar candles down one side, nestled together along the way. Greenery made yet another appearance hung through the hall, bringing in the natural beauty of summer. Noah and Rachel reimagined the typical seating chart by affixing escort cards to the large gilded gold floor mirror with wax seals. A beautiful book with a map of Deep River, CT was set out as a guest book.
The room was bathed in light!
After the cocktail hour, guests moseyed inside for a night of dinner and dancing. The couple brought the ceremony’s romantic, garden vibes to the reception with white table linens, tapered candles set in delicate gold candle sticks, and eucalyptus runners as well as ladders floating above the head table adorned with draping greenery.
A champagne toast helped to kick off the festivities!
Guests were served boneless braised short ribs with carrot puree, Sun-dried tomato, basil, & parmesan stuffed chicken breast with a basil cream sauce, and Vegetarian Paella. Mashers, carrots, and our summer garden ratatouille made for the most mouthwatering side dishes.
Dessert tempted guests with a ceremonial cutting cake which was a light and zesty lemon cake with raspberry mousse and white buttercream frosting. Our bake-tress added gold leaf touches. Mini cupcakes of chocolate salted caramel and pistachio stood by for an easy grab as well as cannolis!
Deep River potato chips were the favors at end of the night! The perfect salty to their sweet!
Congratulations, Noah and Rachel! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
Caterer|| Cloud Nine Catering
Officiant || ❤️
Music || ECF Entertainment
Photographer || Elizabeth Grant Photography
Florist || Floral Designs by Justine
Videographer|| Toast wedding films
Favors || Deep river potato chips