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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

modern elegance on a colonial style estate: patrice & Chris

Patrice and Chris put together a stunning wedding on a colonial estate. We asked Patrice a few questions about what it took to create this gorgeous event.

PV: Where did you get your inspiration for your wedding?
Patrice: We drew our inspiration from a lot of different places. We spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking up other estate weddings. We also looked at wedding blogs and magazines.

PV: What area of your wedding did the bulk of your budget go to?
Patrice: Food!

PV: Was there any part of your wedding day that wasn’t worth the cost?
Patrice: We were pretty budget conscious and had a good sense from the beginning where we were willing to spend more money and where we weren't. There really wasn't anything that wasn't worth the cost.

PV: Did you hire a wedding planner? If so, how did they help?
Patrice: No, but we did hire a day-of coordinator, and she was a huge help even before the day of our wedding. She laid out our timeline and made vendor suggestions. On the day of the wedding, she made sure everything ran smoothly and exactly according to our plan. Our wedding wouldn't have been perfect if we hadn't hired her.

PV: What is your best advice for future brides and grooms on their big day?
Patrice: Build a cushion into your budget.


Photographer – Pizzuti Photography
Day of Coordination - Without A Hitch
Caterer – Capers Catering
Ceremony and reception location –Commander’s Mansion
DJ – Kevin Dottin, Sounds of Success
Makeup - Makeovers by Ligia
Transportation - Boston Bridal Bus and Rockstar Limo
Florist –Karla Cassidy Designs
Photobooth – XO Photobooth
Videographer - Lollie Videography