Monday, April 18, 2011

Candlelight Farms, New Milford, CT

An event produced by Elegance in the Country, a special group of talented vendors, on Sunday, April 10, 2011. The newly renovated barn at Candlelight Farms is the perfect party venue for the host/hostess who wants a beautiful country setting… with views of horses, fields, gardens and a lake.

For last Sunday’s party, Sarah Pineault/All Seasons Rentals, selected earthy tones for the tablecloths: terra cotta and lime green. What a perfect palette to work with. To add a little zip, I complemented these colors with bright orange and purple. One of my designs featured orange parrot tulips and purple vanda orchids.

Surprise details… notice the one vanda orchid glued onto the outside of the container.

A second design was created in a “cutting edge” rectangular container and included orange pincushion flowers, fiddle neck ferns and one aubergine mini calla lily.

The polished river stones at the base of the container were an important feature.

Another design incorporated green wire swirls inside the tall clear glass container,

which was used as a base for a dramatic arrangement of yellow arachnea orchids and curly willow.

The food was absolutely amazing!! Event Caterers of CT were tops in both presentation and food quality.

The favorites: the tuna tartare

presented in individual glass cups and procuitto wrapped around a cluster of arugula, topped with crème fraiche and reduced balsamic vinegar. The flavors of the food were so fabulous…. You had to taste Chef Joe Yorio’s food to believe it.

The focal point in the center of the room was Sweet Rewards’ cupcake tower. The pole was covered with birch bark…which matched the trees right outside the windows, and the plates on the tower were a showcase of colorful cupcakes…which were not only a feast for the eyes…but were oh so delicious.

The dessert table featured an abundance of Kelly Linquist’s goodies, including cookies, cake balls and a unique dessert: mini apple pie on a stick.

As you can see, the photos by Valdorama (Val Nanousky) captured the glory of the day….and behind the scenes…playing an important role was make up artist, Kelly Fischer Knisley, Pretty me Artistry.

A great team effort. You can view the websites as follows. (contact: Nancy Saggese) (contact: Kelly Linquist) (contact: Joe Yorio) (contact Sarah Pineault) (contact Val Nanousky) (contact Kelly Fischer Knisley) (contact Loretta Stagen)