Created by Alyson Bowman

Directed by Lisa DiBenedetto

Photographed by Sassy Mouth Photography

Simpson & Vail tea: Lewis Carroll

“It’s ALWAYS Tea Time” 

  • 1 oz. Peel Limoncello 
  • 1 oz. Simpson & Vail Lewis Carroll’s black tea blend
  • 1/2 oz. Homemade basil syrup 
  • 1/4 oz. Lemon juice 
  • 1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse 
  • 2 dashes Scrappy’s cardamom bitters

Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, Queen of Sass, Sassy Mouth Photography, Meriden. sassymouth.net Wedding photography by Sassy Mouth is for independent, spirited, fiery, bold, flirty, indulgent, original, playful, peculiar, sexy, dorky, sassy people.

Michele-A Bridal Boutique Bridal & special-occasion gowns and accessories micheleabridalboutique.com A calm haven within the property of Water’s Edge Resort and Spa is the perfect marriage for style and affordability.

Taste by Spellbound Enchanting sweet treats, Avon. tbspellbound.com Boutique dessert bakery making everything from scratch in small batches.

Floral Designs by Justine Wedding and event florist, Bethlehem. floraldesignsbyjustine.com  A high-end event florist specializing in weddings. Always creating fresh, hand-made floral art.

Pennachio Jewelers Jewelry for any occasion, Glastonbury pennachiojewelers.com Relaxed, fun, no pressure.

More Than A Moment Design & decor services, Cromwell. morethanamomenteventdesign.com Services include consulting, paper product design, custom fabric/ribbon backdrops, rental items and day of styling and breakdown.

Cat Wilcox watercolor and calligraphy Artist and calligrapher, Milford. catwilcox.com Distinctive and unique custom wedding stationery and day-of pieces.

PEEL Liqueurs Fine liqueurs, Ashford. drinkpeel.com Limoncello, Bananacello and Cremoncello created in small batches using the highest-quality ingredients available.

Krystalized Designs Makeup artist & lash-extensions stylist, Wallingford. Facebook: @KrystalizedDesigns  Professional on-site services for all occasions.

Connecticut Rental Centers Quality rentals for weddings since 1969, Middletown. ctrentalcenter.com From tents to flatware, everything needed to make weddings “The Talk of the Town.”         

The Connecticut River Valley Inn  Boutique accommodations and events, Glastonbury. crvinn.com  Specializing in garden events for weddings or any other memorable life event. Old-world design with a modern decor aesthetic of the property, landscape and manicured grounds.

Mèche Beauty Lounge A boutique hair salon in downtown Wallingford. mechebeautylounge.com Offering bridal services in-salon and on-location, as well as custom coloring, haircuts and smoothing services.

Balloons Above Balloon-decorating company, Farmington. balloonsabovect.com  Customized professional balloon decor for events. 

Riverhouse Catering  Full-service event caterer. riverhousecatering.com Provides a high-end, gourmet dining experience for any event, with an unmatched level of service, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence.

Adoro Paper Elegance Decorative paper flowers, Hamden. adoropaper.com One-of-a-kind paper flower backdrops to make your wedding stand above the rest.

Whitlock’s Book Barn Featuring Lewis Carroll: Photographer. Used and rare book sales since 1948, Bethany. whitlocksbookbarn.com For decades, buyers and sellers of used books, old maps and ephemera have come to Whitlock’s looking for intellectual adventure.

Romany Road Tile Works Handmade unique tiles. etsy.com/shop/RomanyRoadTileWorks Vintage Alice in Wonderland coaster set made from repurposed marble or travertine tile. 3.75” sq. x 3/8” in. thick with cork base.

Included Book titles: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: The Classic Edition by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Charles Santore. $19.95, Applesauce Press Book Publishers; Alice’s Adventures Underground by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Charles Santore. $19.95, Appleseed Press Book Publishers @cidermillpress