First, let me start off by congratulating today's bride, Emilia, who was very pregnant a couple of weeks ago when I was in touch with her to get more information for this post. Chances are, her and her husband, Chris are caring for their very own newborn at this very moment! Which makes me all the more happy to get to share their wedding day with you today, which was photographed by Corey Hendrickson, who I am quickly becoming a huge, huge fan of!
Emilia was an event planner living in New York City when she met Chris during one of her annual work trips to Sun Valley, Idaho in the summer. The couple did the long distance thing for about six months, and Emilia eventually moved to Sun Valley to be with Chris and continue her event planning work there. The couple welcomed 185 guests to their elegant wedding that began at the Aquinas House on the Dartmouth University campus in Hanover, New Hampshire. After the ceremony, guests were bused over to a gorgeous New England inn in Plainfield, where they enjoyed cocktails outside. In order to avoid the table visiting frenzy that often falls upon married couples, Chris and Emilia opted to greet each one of their guests just before entering the reception tent for dinner and dancing.
The refined reception tablescapes highlighted the wedding's green, orange and white color palette with an eclectic mix of ranunculus, orchids and succulents, among earthy greens, and fresh oranges, all designed by Lynda Dandeneau. An event planner herself, Emilia took on a majority of the wedding planning herself, with DIY details like the cake stand, which Emilia made using ribbon and dresser knobs that she collected from Anthropologie as the legs of the wooden stand. Her favorite detail of all though were the placecards, which were displayed at each placesetting using vintage clip-on earrings! Inspired by some of her own grandmother's earrings, Emilia spent nearly a year collecting vintage clip-on earrings, and when she realized that she wouldn't have enough time to collect all 185 pairs that she needed, she made some using vintage buttons. Emilia was happy to see some of her guests wearing their earrings later on in the evening!
Refined New England Wedding - Vendors & Sources
Photographer: Hendrickson Photography Weddings
Floral Designer: Dandeneau Flowers
Reception Venue: Home Hill Inn
Onsite Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Oberdorf
Cake Designer: Slice of Life
Stationer: Cheree Berry Paper
Calligrapher: Mindy Mraz
Celebrant: Father Francis Belanger
Bride Hair and Make-Up: Kari O'Toole
Bridesmaid Hair and Make-Up: Gustav Salon
Wedding Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo Collection
Shoes: Kate Spade
Mens Attire: Hugo Boss (Groom) and Canali (Groomsmen)
Tent: Sperry Tents Vermont
Band: The Sultans of Swing
Linens and Coverings: Wildflower Linens (Napkins Only), Rentals Unlimited (underlays, candelabras, stemware, plates, etc.) and SARO (white linen overlays)
Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Jozsef Halajko
Photo Booth provided by New England Photo Booth
Ring Pillow: The Blooming South