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This past fall, Lauren and Evan married at the beautiful Glastonbury Boathouse in Glastonbury, CT. This swoon-worthy wedding had a soft and romantic feel on the quiet waterfront that any couple would love! We asked Lauren a few questions about their big day and the planning process.

Where did you get your inspiration for your wedding?: I wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us. I got my dress pretty early on and based a lot of things on that. I wanted it to be really romantic and soft.

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What area of your wedding did the bulk of your budget go to?: The catering and photographer were our biggest expenses, but we were lucky enough to have our parents help us out.

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Was there any part of your wedding day that wasn’t worth the cost?: I bought me and my bridesmaids robes to get ready in that none of us wound up wearing because we were hot in the hotel room getting hair and makeup done. Other than that, I tried really hard not to make frivolous purchases.

I wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us.
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Did you hire a wedding planner? If so, how did they help?: I did not hire a wedding planner. I'm a music teacher, so I'm used to planning and organizing things myself.

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What is your best advice for future brides and grooms on their big day?: Keep it about you and your partner. Don't let other people's opinions bother you or deter you from the choices you want to make. It's YOUR wedding, not theirs. Also, it's easy to get caught up and stressed out about every little detail. People won't remember what color the napkins were. They're going to remember the love in the room and the open bar.

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People won’t remember what color the napkins were. They’re going to remember the love in the room and the open bar.
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What moment do you cherish the most about your wedding day?: Our ceremony was amazing. My husband's sister performed it for us and made it so personal. If that wasn't enough, a bunch of our musician friends surprised us with a choral performance of "This Marriage" by Eric Whitacre before we processed out. It was so special.

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Venue: The Glastonbury Boathouse Glastonbury, CT
https://www.facebook.com/glastonburyboathouse/
Instagram: @glastonburyboathouse

Photographer: Jennifer Sullivan Photography
https://www.facebook.com/JenniferSullivanPhoto/
http://jennifersullivanphotography.com/
Instagram: @jennifersullivanphotography

David Alan Catering
https://www.dahospitalitygroup.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davidalancatering/
Instagram: @davidalancatering


Make up: Jackie Tanguay
Instagram @allaboutthatface.jt

Flowers: Laylock Cottage Designs West Hartford ct

Center pieces/signs were all DIY between bride, MOH, and friends

Invitations: Cat Ficht
https://www.cathleenficht.com/
Instagram: @catfightpress

Dress: BHLDN
https://www.bhldn.com/
Instagram: @BHLDN
https://www.facebook.com/bhldnues/

brides maids: https://www.weddingtonway.com/
groomsmen: menswearhouse.com

DJ: Mike at Upbeat City Entertainment
http://www.upbeatcityentertainment.com/
https://www.facebook.com/upbeatcityentertainment/
Instagram: @upbeatcityent

Sparkle Is Always an Option

Image Source:  The Knot

Image Source: The Knot

Your wedding checklist is starting to shrink and your day is fast approaching. Exciting! Now it’s time to think about the details of your outfit. We know how powerful feeling confident in an outfit can be and of all days your wedding day is a day to shine!

Read below for our breakdown of what you may want to add to your style. So many rules and guidelines out there, the one rule we say you should follow, be true what makes you feel beautiful!

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Deciding on how to embellish your décolletage can be the hardest decision as it will be at the forefront of your look. We advise you to look to your dress and how your neckline is designed.

If you are going strapless, you will want to height and balance by wearing a necklace that is shorter and lays just below your collarbone. In terms of style, there are so many options out there, we think the necklace is the perfect place to add a bit of your own personal style. Go bohemian with a shoulder necklace, keep it classic with a simple pendant or go bold with a statement piece. 

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Image Source: Wedding Party App

Image Source:  Blair Nadeau Millinery

Image Source: Blair Nadeau Millinery

Image Source:  Mon Cheri Bridal

Image Source: Mon Cheri Bridal


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The biggest deciding factor on choosing earrings is how you will wear your hair that day. If you are going with a swept up style, all your hair off your shoulders, you can go with a statement earrings to add to the glitz factor or you can keep it simple by wearing classic studs. A place to play up your personal style is to incorporate colored gems to add some warmth and flare.

Image Source:  Belle The Magazine

Image Source: Belle The Magazine

Image Source:  Amy O Bridal

Image Source: Amy O Bridal

Image Source: Wedding Wire

Image Source: Wedding Wire


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We suggest you consider adding a bracelet after you have decided on a necklace and earrings. A bracelet is a great way to add a style pop to a simple dress and or add more bling when needed (which is pretty much always!). The one thing to really consider when choosing a bracelet is thinking about whether the bracelet will catch on the fabric of your dress, you don’t want to create snags in the fabric.

Image Source:  Style Me Pretty

Image Source: Style Me Pretty

Image Source:  Amy O Bridal

Image Source: Amy O Bridal