Tales of weddings as told in pictures by the caterer/wedding planner
Photos courtesy of Roe Chlala, Festivities of Norwalk
SARAH & CASEY
Great stories last a lifetime.
And when it comes to weddings, start with one simple rule: spell out the title of your story in big letters! That’s what Sarah and Casey did with a Nantucket-in-Connecticut theme. On an expansive lawn, under a white tent, with florals inspired by the property’s landscaped gardens, the two created a narrative that reflected their love of New England.
At-home wedding, New Canaan
Photography: Bruce Plotkin
Everyone knew this event was going to be “in tents,” under a sailcloth big top adorned with custom burgees from Grace Connell Designs.
Navy-and-salmon-toned groomsmen were on the right track, arriving by trolley shuttle. And when it came to footwear, the bride opted to board the Jimmy Choo-choo train.
No need to think twice before they throw the rice. A gown from the Plumed Serpent in Westport is the understated intersection of classic and contemporary.
Summer is warm, so fans and flip-flops made the bucket list.
First course. A pre-plated salad allows the waitstaff to be ready with wine service as guests file in. But serving plain iceberg would be a titanic mistake. The superior choice: an English cucumber crown filled with baby bibb lettuce on a bed of summer Connecticut tomatoes with Festivities’ signature Dijon shallot vinaigrette.
En garde! Grilled swordfish with ancient grains primavera, sauce Provençale and asparagus lemonata is the definitive entrée presentation.
A hobnail charger, fine crystal and custom linens ensure a warm and inviting table setting.
The bride’s home gardens inspired this lemon and raspberry cake with buttercream frosting.