“Katie and Rian are such a sweet, fun loving couple! They have been together FOREVER and finally became husband and wife this summer. All parts of their wedding took place at the beautiful Inn at Longshore, in Westport CT, which complemented their love of all things nautical as well as their coral and navy color scheme. It was a pleasure working with them!” – Candace Jeffery Photography
I absolutely love these darling gifts that Katie gave her bridesmaids! Beautiful styling… and I bet her girls were absolutely thrilled! Make sure to do something nice like this for your besties… I’m going to buy that bracelet, I’m obsessed!
“We have so many great memories from our wedding day, it’s hard to choose just one! But I would have to say our first look. I got a ride on a golf cart and met Rian where he was anxiously waiting in the middle of the huge oak trees that line the long windy road to the Inn At Longshore. It was so beautiful, romantic and exciting. It was so nice to have that special moment together and some relaxing time before we said “I do”…
..We had many DIY projects for our wedding. I feel that it’s the little details that truly make your wedding unique and special. We were very lucky to have the help of a friend and artist Molly Shanahan who’s amazing talent helped make this possible. A few were hand painted chalkboard signs for the bar, bathrooms, favor table and thank you photo. As escort cards we came up with the idea of message in a bottles laid in sand, which were so adorable! As table numbers we purchased blown glass balls with nautical rope and attached sand dollars to them with the table numbers written on. A top favorite was our favors which was my Uncle Kenny’s homemade relish! As a family we spent many hours canning and putting the jars together. It was definitely time consuming but well worth it to see the final product beautifully displayed at our wedding!
..Have Fun!! It’s very easy to become overwhelmed with all there is that goes along with planning a wedding. Take the help when offered. Give yourself plenty of time if possible to plan your wedding. This will ease the stress and also allows you to really get creative and most importantly have fun doing it! Go with your instinct, if you like something and think it’s a good idea then go for it! There will be many different opinions but do what you feel will make you happy. My family and friends and I made some amazing memories throughout the whole process!” – Katie, the bride
photography: Candace Jeffery Photography // venue: The Inn at Longshore // dress: The Wedding Embassy // bridesmaids dresses: Mariellas Creation // shoes: Nordstroms // jewelry (bridesmaid’s): J.crew // makeup: The Beauty Bar // hair: Hair by Asije // grooms apparel: Melluzzo Menswear // flowers: Agnew Florist // stationary: The Greeting Shoppe // cake and cannoli display: Mozzicato, Hartford CT // band: Marty Q Band // calligraphy artist: Molly Shanahan