The wedding of Ellen & Matt, this past September at Lighthouse Point Park, was a bit of a dream come true for this lover of all things whimsical, shabby chic, and brightly hued. When I first met Ellen & Matt at a little coffee shop on the Yale Campus, and they told me of their mutual love of music (they are both accomplished musicians and scholars), appreciation of Matt’s Scottish roots (kilts and bagpipes were a must as the proposal took place at a castle in Scotland!), and genuine desire to have a non-wedding wedding (they wanted an awesome party, with a marriage ceremony thrown in between), I knew Polished was the perfect planner for them! They had some very specific elements and concepts in mind for their big day and I was 100% prepared to deliver on every single one. Including…wait for it…a casual pot luck dinner for their 130 guests! True, some wedding planners would run kicking and screaming into the woods at that request but I thought- Hey, why not?!? And when I came to Ellen with the crazy idea of using bright yellow dinner chairs as a substantial pop of color in the design and she said- Hey, why not?!? See what I mean? Kindred Spirits! What fun we had and what an absolutely beautiful celebration it was!
Thank you to our beautiful and adventurous couple for letting us plan a truly memorable celebration! And thank you to the amazingly talented Sidney Morgan Photography for such stunning photographs, perfectly capturing the spirit of the day!
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Venue: Lighthouse Point Park // Photographer: Sidney Morgan Photography // Floral Design: Stems Flower Design // Catering: Festivities // Wedding Cake: Friend of the Couple // Band: Friends of the Couple // Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. // Linens: Wildflower Linens // Wedding Dress: Everthine Bridal