I knew the minute I met Nikki (Ally’s mom) Ally’s mom that this going to be a wedding to remember t! And then when we skyped Ally, and saw all her design ideas, we were hooked. Most of our brides have some idea of what they want, but not Ally, she was different. She knew exactly what she wanted and we knew exactly how to execute it! With the bride’s family in Texas, the bride in Colorado and the groom in California we knew there would be some unique challenges, but thank God for Skype! Add in the Bride’s Mother traveling up to Connecticut every few months to oversee her house being renovated, and we had a full on coast to coast event!
We finally got to meet Josh around Christmas it was great. Getting off the redeye from California he was thrust straight into wedding planning, starting off with an early morning cake tasting, not a bad way to get your feet wet!
We chose the location of the Inn at Candlelight Farms in New Milford, it was a perfect venue for their country chic, travel inspired wedding. Both Ally and Josh have lived all around the world, so we knew that travel would be play a huge part in their wedding. Ally’s must have for her wedding were long feasting tables. We decided to name the tables after places they had lived, then to purchase corresponding postcards as escort cards.
The card holder was this amazing little suitcase. Keeping with country chic and their teaching careers, some reclaimed windows and chalkboard paint provided us with menu boards to highlight the culinary greatness of Event Caterers.
Flowers were a huge part of our vision; wildflowers all over. Marci and Thom, from Dragonfly Events, did a fabulous job. They were really able to capture the country feel, while also wrapping the tent poles with moss!
Being a horse trainer and rider, Ally absolutely didn’t want any hay as part of her wedding! However, with a little arm twisting we were able to convince her of a must needed lounge area, made out of Straw accessorized with some beautiful hand-made pillows which matched the lining of her invitations!
The night was absolutely amazing, food even better, thanks to Joe and his amazing staff at Event Caterers. Tent and rentals were provided by Dave at All Seasons Rental, who was onsite all night to make sure we were cool enough (oh yeah did I mention this all occurred during the July heat wave, that’s right 107 degrees!)
These two were one of our favorite couples by far and their families so sweet and inviting. We are happy to see that they are finally living together in Colorado! We wish you two a life full of happiness and laughter because you always had us laughing!!