A land of prep schools, horse farms and hilltop vistas–Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner” was the ideal spot for Eleanor and Matt’s relaxed and elegant Provençal country wedding. It really was relaxed, from their wedding ceremony held at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock where Eleanor’s brother Jed sang beautifully, to Tyrone Farm in Pomfret where guests grabbed a glass of Willimantic’s Hosmer Mountain Soda to cool off when they arrived. As for the elegance, these guys looked great with Eleanor in her Anne Barge dress from White Dress by the Shore, and Matt and his groomsmen sporting white dinner jackets.
Three such dashing groomsmen were brothers Patrick, Hamilton and Matthew–so nice to see them and their wives again (we photographed Hamilton and Matthew’s weddings over the past few years). While we’re talking bridal party…Eleanor gave her bridesmaids lovely engraved metal jewelry boxes and earrings, and Matt’s groomsmen received cool duffles made from recycled sails from Sea Fever…very nice!
This wedding featured an all-star team of vendors starting with the distinctive Tyrone Farm which is the real deal, run by Ian MacLaren with a commitment to going green (most all their electricity comes from their solar panels), free range chickens, a tent out back for dinner, gardens galore and a big barn for dancing. The très creative Lucinda Wesson of Chocolate Creative Design designed all the paper and decor in a button & feather theme (fun feather escort cards in a chicken wire nest, mother of pearl button mosaics of E and M adorning the long tables). Loved the French Country touches–lavender wreathes and menus with Toile linen wrap and button and tables cards with farm animals en français–just beautiful! And one of our favorite florists, Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design made gorgeous bouquets with dahlias, roses and feathers complementing the look so well.
Gourmet Galley catered their wedding, excellent as always, and as for music, Millennium Music who we’ve worked with several times played during cocktails and then Eight to the Bar kicked it up in the barn.
Eleanor’s great smile said it all…a wonderful wedding! Thanks so much Eleanor and Matt…congratulations!! To see lots more photos click here…