In September of 2016 a group of FABULOUS vendors converged at the
The Munger Barn at The Dudley Farm Museum,
in Guilford CT for a Western Wedding Themed Style Shoot for The Connecticut Bride Magazine!
I was so honored to be planning and designing this super fun shoot, and was able to call on
some of my favorite vendors to do so! It is so important as a planner to have a fabulous pool of talented
and amazing people to call upon for any Wedding or Event and this shoot was no different!
So follow us on this journey into the Western Wedding captured by photographer
As the Planner and Designer for this style shoot I felt it was important to have a Western Wedding with CT Flair!
This started by scouting locations and bringing together the right vendors who could think outside the box, we didn’t
just want to pull off a country New England wedding but we wanted to ensure the desired theme was attained by
special Western touches that are evident in all the details!
Wedding and Event Planning/Design: Creative Concepts by Lisa, LLC, Hamden CT
For the Floral Design we worked with Forget Me Not Flowers in order to create the necessary color scheme and
presentation. The trend of more authentic and natural style with the use non-traditional vessels was brought to the
forefront in this shoot, as well as jewelry accents in the brides bouquet! Gone are the days when all the elements have
to match bring in more texture with outside the box flair!
Forget Me Not Flower Shop, North Haven, CT
It takes a village to create a special day and that was clear with all the details that our rental team brought in!
Chase Canopy was able to provide us a variety of large and small! From Barrel Bar, and farm tables, to farm chairs,
and table top plates, cutlery and more! With rentals for all your event needs Chase Canopy is great location for any
couple looking for event rentals!
Chase Canopy, Mattapoisett, MA/ New Haven, CT/Madison, CT
Vintage Rentals are a must have for any western themed event! With our friend Danielle of Gathered Vintage we
were able to create a fabulous sweetheart table for our bride and groom with a one of kind outdoor lounge area, true
to trend and true to style! Danielle also provides small items, like vintage table wear, props and more!
Vintage Rentals: Gathered and Lounge, Bridgeport, CT
Lighting has become an industry must have to create your one of a kind design! Featured today is Shindig
Lighting,with Amber Up-lighting and a one of kind wood box chandelier, adding pop to your special event!
Shindig Lighting, Bridgeport, CT
Western Wear and Specialty Western Decor was the exclamation point on the day! Western Clothing Design and
Accents, from furniture, to design elements and props are an easy find with Patty at Consign and Design Shoreline,
and their Western Shop! Cowboy Boots, hats, stunning accent jewelry and more! Check out this one of kind shop!
Consign & Design Shoreline, Branford, CT
One of a Kind Signs are all the rage! For your one of kind creation visit Lisa Fatone Art & Design! With several
special signs in our shoot Lisa helps to create the mood for each special moment!
Lisa Fatone Art & Design
Having a second location for photos is not only on trend but a must for all New England Couples; Trout Lily
Farm was our escape on horseback for our bride and groom! Trout Lily Farm LLC grows and sells organic edibles
and seasonal cut flowers for the table, weddings and events.
Trout Lily Farm, Guilford, CT
Horses, Special Thanks to:
Gianna Alberti and her Horse Jersey Girl, which was Ridden By Our Bride
Ashley McNamara and her Horse Max, which was Ridden By Our Groom
Traditional Jewelry was provided by Rumanoff’s, an award winning family operated 4th generation shop!
The stunning jewelry collection contained;
Brides Engagement Ring – Tacori Diamond, Petit Crescent Collection in Platinum
Brides Wedding Band- Tacori Diamond Eternity, Petit Crescent Collection in Platinum
Grooms Wedding Band- Tacori Gent’s Wedding Band, Sculpted Collection, 18K White and Rose Gold
Grooms Gift- Watch from the Baume & Mercier Moon Phase, Clifton Collection
Rumanoff’s, Hamden CT
Bridal Fashion was provided by Lucille’s Bridal and Val’s Formalwear, a full service bridal boutique and tuxedo
rental shop specializing in all your wedding attire needs. Our couple was accented with western wear and jewelry
found at the Western Shop at Consign & Design Shoreline!
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero, Laverna
Grooms Tuxedo Jacket and Shirt: Allure Men by Jean Yves, Onyx Jameson
Lucilles Bridal Shop & Val’s Formalwear
For food and beverage and one of kind menus La Cuisine Catering led the charge! With cast iron pans and wooden
trays the presentation is an importation and the flavor and service! Airline Chicken, T-Bone Steak, and all the sides,
your guests will walk away raving about the food on your special day!
La Cuisine Catering, Branford, CT
Wedding Cake provided by J-Cakes is where we melding together the rosette cake with rope details, in earthy tones
to match the event theme!
J-Cakes, North Branford, CT www.j-cakes.com
Invitations and Accents were provide by Charmcat and Creative Laser Art 4 U
We offered HIS and HERS invitations, place cards, favors, table numbers and more!
Charmcat Artistic Invitationry provided fabulous watercolor invitation set for any cowgirl to love! With matching
table numbers, menus and so much more! Create your one of a kind look today!
Charmcat, Hamden, CT
Creative Laser Art 4 U presented one of kind creative laser art and engraving gave the true cowboy in your life a
personalized rugged invitation set! With one of kind board games, favors and table numbers!
Creative Laser Art f4 U, Lakeside, CA
For the perfect wedding favor or fun snack station look no further than Kennedy Kitchens! Gourmet Popcorn, using
only natural ingredients and never any gluten, nuts or dairy.
Kennedy Kitchens, Hamden, CT
Bride: Meg Vokey
Groom: Dale Eldridge
By Lisa Antonecchia