Today's feature wedding is a sweet early fall affair in New England. The couple brought 2 worlds together & celebrated both in style. Hill Stead Museum provided the perfect backdrop for this colorful fall outdoor wedding. I love the couple's idea of how they handled table numbers, though I must admit, it made my head hurt to think!
“Both of our families were very supportive throughout the planning – Ina’s parents were a huge help with vendor planning and arrangements, and Matt’s family was instrumental on the creative side, designing and making many of the special touches for the wedding. Our florist was fantastic – she had lots of great ideas that perfectly articulated our vision and helped with many last minute touches. Of course we would not have been able to make it without the tremendously helpful staff at Hill-Stead.”
“We wanted our wedding decorations to be in harmony with the setting and time of year. Our overall theme was rustic elegance, with natural colors and autumnal floral arrangements. Our ceremony, reception and dinner were all outside which allowed everyone to experience the natural splendor of the area. For special touches, we had signs of weathered barn wood and small chalkboards for the table numbers, giving a very rustic feel to the wedding. For some fun we built small paper chairs with everyone’s seat assignments, directing everyone to “please take your seat”.”
The Couples Favorite Moment?
“It’s hard to pick just one! Exchanging our vows and having our first dance in front of all our friends and family were definitely highlights of the day.”
Ina grew up in Bulgaria and came to Connecticut when she was in high school, while Matt was raised in North Carolina. We both ended up in New England for college, and met shortly after graduation, when we both then moved to Boston. We immediately hit it off. After dating for a few years we went on an exciting adventure together, living in Germany and travelling around Europe for most of a year. Our next stop was New York City, where we still live.
“At the reception we had some Bulgarian songs and dances to celebrate Ina’s Bulgarian roots. It was so great to see everyone join in on the fun.”
Wedding Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini
Hair & Makeup Artist: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hill Stead Museum
Caterer: Jordan Caterers
Cake Designer: JCakes
Floral Designer: Stems Floral Design
Musicians: Wildwood Groups
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Equipment Rentals: Party Rentals
Tent: Sperry Tents
Officiant: Justice of the Peace
Photographer: Eric Foley Photography