Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fairy Tale Wedding in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut

It was an extraordinary wedding weekend for Lauren and Marco. The location: Winvian, a Relais & Chateaux compound nestled on 100 + acres in beautiful Morris, Connecticut. A special gathering of family and friends …many of whom stayed on the property and enjoyed the luxuries of the cottages and the spa. The festivities started with the rehearsal dinner…. and continued with the wedding Reception and the Sunday brunch.

The wedding Ceremony was held at the Gothic-style Chapel of our Lady on the campus of Canterbury School where both the bride and groom had been students.

All photos in this blog by Connie Schippert www.schippertmartin.com

For her bouquet, the Bride selected a classic floral design including roses and mini calla lilies with a collar of phaleonopsis orchids …all encased within bittersweet vines.

The perfect flowers to complement the silk navy blue dresses: burnt orange roses, freesia and imported hydrangeas.

The Maid of Honor’s bouquet included the roses matching the Bridesmaids’ roses and the roses and mini calla lilies matching the Bride.

After the Ceremony, the guests returned to Winvian for an amazing cocktail hour and the elegant dinner dance held in the Gordon Brown House. The d├ęcor featured hundreds of orchids.

The tall dramatic centerpieces included stems of brown cymbidian orchids, an abundance of Hawaiian dendrobium orchids mixed with off white roses and white hydrangeas. They complemented the exquisite table settings: fine china, crystal, beautiful tablecloths and the chocolate brown underclothes, which matched the napkins. (Party Rental Ltd. www.partyrentalltd.com)

The low centerpieces were luscious, featuring white hydrangeas, cymbidian orchids, roses and hypericum berries.

The many courses of delicious foods and wines, the music and dancing, the flowers, the merriment….. It was all definitely “over the top”… an unforgettable evening for the guests and for the very happy bride and groom.