Yacht Club Weddings

Riverside Yacht Club Wedding Fairfield County : Diah and Colin!


The Endless Summer.  I used to have that dayglo movie poster on my wall back in the day.  A few weeks ago at Diah and Colin’s wedding, Colin’s brother Andrew–as only one’s siblings can do–recounted the time that his teenage brother, inspired by that surfing movie, handmade his own surfboard…and took to the waters of Long Island Sound on an oddly-shaped, sinking fiberglass creation.  So it was all quite fitting that Colin and Diah were married in the summer, at the seaside–with a gorgeous red-orange sunset for a backdrop at the Riverside Yacht Club in Greenwich CT.

Guests, many who traveled from India, dined under the tent decorated with flowers from Something Special florist,  before hitting to the dance floor bigtime to the high energy sounds of Joe D’Elia and the Allstar Band.   All very relaxed and in-the-moment, right up to the sparkler exit, when Diah &  Colin hopped a getaway on Riverside’s harbor launch.

It was nice to return to the Riverside Yacht Club and a it was pleasure working with Slainte event planners from Madison CT.  Congratulations Diah and Colin and your parents!!  Enjoy your 2nd wedding celebration in India…and thanks for having us photograph your day!

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Larchmont Yacht Club Westchester Wedding Queensberry Matted Album


We loved Christina and Trevor’s seaside wedding at the Larchmont Yacht Club in Westchester so much that we made a sample album from their wedding.  And we made a copy album too…a “mini-me” version of the 12×12 matted Queensberry album.  These copy albums make great gifts for parents or grandparents.  Queensberry albums are built to last with quality paper, leathers and workmanship which sets them apart from many other wedding albums.  In this day & age when we email iPhone snapshots taken 20 seconds ago, Queensberry’s in the business of making a timeless, handmade story told through your photographs, and–as they say–”We believe the people who will most value your new album haven’t yet been born.”



Betsy and Charley’s Wedding at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex CT


9/10/11 was the lucky day this year in Connecticut, with gorgeous late summer weather for Betsy and Charley’s relaxed, fun and stylish wedding at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex CT.  Betsy in her Vera Wang dress and Charley in his blazer & yellow pants with Vineyard Vines bowtie looked beautiful and so comfortable with one another.  After their ceremony at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Essex, the couple and bridal party jumped on their friends’ wooden powerboat for a Champagne-fueled ride from Middle Cove Marina to the Essex Yacht Club…that’s arriving in style!  Onto the cocktail party on the EYC lawn complete with an ice sculpture of Betsy’s dad’s sailboat adorning the raw bar…with the actual boat docked alongside, fully decorated with colorful signal flags.

Then into the glowing Sperry Tent with great speeches and dances…especially Betsy and her dad’s dance which segued into a high energy version of the YMCA!  More dancing ensued to the sounds of the Red Hot Rhythm Band before the afterparty around the corner at the Gris.  A classic nautically-inspired wedding right in Betsy’s hometown…often called the best small town in America.  Have to also mention the really nice flowers by Yumiko of Hana Floral Design and the beautiful cake came from Ana Parzych Custom Cakes.

Betsy and Charley, thanks so much for having us document your great day…congratulations..hope you had an awesome adventure in Thailand!!

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Farrell and Darius’s Wedding at the Dauntless Club in Essex CT!


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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Andrea and Jordan’s Wedding at the Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport CT!


Anchors aweigh!  Jordan arrived by boat at his sunny outdoor wedding to Andrea at the Saugatuck Rowing Club in beautiful Westport CT.  With a gorgeous setting on the Saugatuck river, The SRC boasts The Boathouse, an acclaimed restaurant, along with its Olympic-caliber training facility for rowers.  Prior to the ceremony we stopped in Southport next to the Pequot Yacht Club for photos…one of the prettiest spots in Connecticut.  Andrea and Jordan worked with our friend and event planner Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events and the nautical theme–anchors and ship wheels on the invitations and table settings–and the pink and blue color scheme (with pink peonies from Datura)–looked great.

Lots of love in a relaxed and intimate setting…..thanks so much Andrea and Jordan for having us document your day….congratulations!!

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Athena and John’s Essex CT Wedding on Style Me Pretty Today!!


Whoohoo!!  Athena and John’s Essex CT wedding is featured today on Style Me Pretty!  A terrific couple….their nautically-inspired wedding last June was perfect…with their outside ceremony at Main Street Park (the rainy skies parted just in time) and their reception a short stroll down the street at The Essex Yacht Club.  A great wedding…with the dynamic duo of event planners, Talia and Lindsay from Sixpence for your Shoe, super vibrant flowers from Yumiko Fletcher’s Hana Floral Design, hair and makeup by Dana Bartone & Company and a sailcloth tent from Sperry Tents!  Click on the image below to see the photos and article in Style Me Pretty!

Christina and Trevor’s Wedding at the Larchmont Yacht Club in Westchester


Jane and I are still in an Empire State of Mind after Christina and Trevor’s very festive and fun seaside wedding at the Larchmont Yacht Club (LYC) in Westchester County NY a few weeks back.   The LYC is the perfect place for a summer wedding and the Top-Sider NOOD Regatta held the same weekend added to the nautical party atmosphere.

Christina got ready and into her beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress at her parents’ home in Stamford while Trevor and the groomsmen readied themselves at the The Delamar hotel on Greenwich Harbor.  Their ceremony was held at the Church of St. Augustine in Larchmont, then it was a short stroll to the LYC, where it was so nice to work with John Wall, the Banquet Manager.  Christina gave her bridesmaids unique jewelry from Lulu Frost (Lisa Salzer, the designer, attended as well).   And The Flower Bar in Larchmont provided the beautiful flowers for the day.

OK…back to Empire State of Mind.  Later in the night, Trevor got on stage and belted out Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys with the Sultans of Swing, who we’ve met at weddings on Martha’s Vineyard.  That dance floor pulsated with a huge crowd dancing and singing…it was awesome…check out the photos!  Great anthem for NYC weddings.

Christina and Trevor left Larchmont but continued sailing on their honeymoon in Croatia…where I’m sure they’ve got Jay-Z on the karaoke machine somewhere in Dubrovnik or Split : }

Thanks Christina and Trevor for having us photograph your day!!

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Larchmont Yacht Club wedding photo in front of clubhouse


Athena and John’s Wedding at the Essex Yacht Club in Essex CT


“You’re the real deal” John wrote in his heartfelt letter to Athena, read in their ceremony last Saturday in Essex in a wonderfully warm and fun Connecticut shore wedding.  Athena and John are a great couple and their wedding day really came together beautifully.

In her letter to John, Athena talked about how she’d been thinking about this day and planning her wedding for a long, long time.  Athena grew up in Essex CT (aka, the Best Small Town in America) and wanted her wedding outdoors in the Essex park overlooking the water.

So, precisely at 3:45pm, the downpour stopped, and they held their ceremony outdoors–and it was just great.  The reception at the Essex Yacht Club under a Sperry Tent was also perfect..and the sun shone throughout the cocktail party.

The nautically-inspired red, white, yellow and blue theme was striking and classic coastal New England (the blue striping reminded me of the cabanas at the Chappy Beach Club on Martha’s Vineyard).  And the guys’ Nantucket Red pants (and Nantucket Red cocktails) rounded out the New England feel.

Everyone got ready at our favorite, The Griswold Inn.  We really enjoyed working again with our friends Lindsay and Talia from Sixpence Events who, in addition to all their planning, also design the stationery, seating cards and paper for their wedding.  The preppy flowers were from Hana Floral Design of Mystic.  And DJ Rob played just the right playlist for dinner and dancing to make everyone happy.

Athena and John, fantastic wedding…thanks so much for having us document it for you!!

Essex Sperry Tent Wedding at Essex Yacht Club