A storm named Irene didn’t deter Farrell and Darius from getting married on August 27th in Essex CT with an outdoor tented reception alongside the docks of the Dauntless Club on the Connecticut River. Everything came together beautifully despite the hurricane, with the weather holding off until all were safely under the Sperry Tent (OK, so a few hours later things were a little different as these photos show).
Farrell was beaming all day, and looking at the her photos you can’t help but smile. She looked great in her mother’s classic lace top wedding dress from the 1970s, fitted by Dorothy Staley their good friend and dress designer from Madison CT. And Darius in his poplin suit (from Essex’s own J. Alden Clothiers) and Vineyard Vines tie looked great as well. Onto to the reception where Farrell’s father toasted the couple, remarking that parenting Farrell was such a pleasure he’d gladly do it all over again. And the Maid of Honor read from her “best friend certificate” with Farrell and the list of required boyfriend attributes that she and Farrell made as little girls…just to make sure Darius measured up!
The folks from Thyme to Cook catered New England style with chowder and a raw bar. The perfect pastel flowers came from the Madison Flower Shop. The Sultans of Swing, who we’ve worked with before on the CT shore, kept the dancing going strong. And we have to commend Sperry Tents…these guys are troupers…that night they had to take down 19 tents in the area due to Irene.
Farrell and Darius, great wedding! Thanks so much and congratulations….glad you got to your honeymoon after all!!
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