Elise and Jonathan

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


























Ivory peonies, white dinner jackets, a wedding on the lawn and an aquamarine engagement ring-that is what little girl's dreams are made of. Elise planned this wedding at her parents' gorgeous home with the help of her mother; The Great Gatsby was front and center in their inspiration, giving this stunning celebration all the loveliness of one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's heroines.

The bride wore a ruffled confection from Melissa Sweet, the perfect compliment to the full bouquet of peonies designed by Greenwich Orchids that she and her attendants carried. Inspired by their creamy palette, bridesmaids also wore long white gowns from J.Crew, while the groom and his attendants wore classic Christian Dior tuxedos.

After a ceremony overlooking the lush green lawn, guests toasted the newlyweds at their tented reception; caterer Aux Delices laid out a spread worthy of a West Egg affair. Bob Merrill & His Orchestra and DJ Vinny Vulcano provided bursts of Big Band sound, while day-of coordinator Erin Mills ensured that everything ran smoothly. And of course, we would be lost without the work of Joshua Zuckerman, who captured each stunning moment and was kind enough to share these images with me!

42 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous wedding, the dress is amazing, the cake looks like the dress and that crystal ring, oh my!

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  2. Lavish and gorgeous! The bride's ring is amazing! Quite a knuckle-duster!

    Sal x

    http://danielandi.blogspot.com/

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  3. what a beautiful ring shot & I love the one of the dress in the window, too.

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  4. what a gorgeous wedding. that dress is over-the-top! i love the whimsical feeling it has.

    Happy Wednesday, Lena!

    xoxo, chrissy from the perfect palette.

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  5. I'm with Chrissy- that dress is phenomenal! I'm loving that the bridesmaids all wore long white dresses too! Oh! And her ring... sweet heavens... that ring!!! :)

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  6. Oh my gosh I am in love with her ring and her dress! Gorgeous!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  7. the ruffles on her dress are insane. i had a dream last night that i woke up and the diamonds on my wedding band had fallen off. more like a nightmare....

    random thought, but whatever. we're tight like that.

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  8. yes the wedding was pretty, her dress is fab but can we talk about tat ring. Holy moly that thing is a beauty.

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  9. Wow, that sprawling house is gorgeous! I'm really starting to love white bridesmaid dresses - the shot of the bride and her gals dancing around her room is adorable!

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  10. I always love looking at the ring pics :)

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  11. love the great gatsby inspiration!

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  12. I love that gorgeous dress of hers with the roses! Just so pretty xo

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  13. this is so absolutely positively STUNNING!!! just makes my heart give a little sigh :)

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  14. aquamarine ring at one o'clock? LOVE IT!! xo-C

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  15. I can't get over all the white and the ruffles and the pure perfection of this wedding!! I have to go stare at that gown some more!!

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  16. Oh my gosh, that dress and ring! I die!

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  17. ohh i love all white weddings!! how fun is that pic of the girls partying it up while getting ready.

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  18. that dress. that ring. that couple. where to begin? i love it all.

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  19. Great Gastby was my wedding inspiration too, until my Husband refused to wear a tux!

    That gown is divine and I love the white bmaids dresses and the photos of them jumping. Adorable!

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  20. I die for that Melissa Sweet dress and beautiful blue ring! xo style, she wrote

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  21. OH my goodness. This is perfectly amazing. Le sigh.

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  22. I don't care what anyone says, I LOVE BM's in white! It has such a classy look!

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  23. That dress got me at "Hello"!!!!

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  24. wow- that dress looks like an anthropologie window display! beautiful!

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  25. This wedding really looks like every girl's dream wedding. The setting and dress is beautiful! You have such a cute blog, just found it.

    Following you now
    xoDale
    I have a fashion blog here in San Francisco if you have time :)
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow! Pretty sure this is the definition of "dream wedding." Her gown is stunning, as is everything else!

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  27. Look at that dress!!! And I love that the bridesmaids are wearing white, gorgeous!

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  28. I love all of the white in this wedding! So classic and chic!

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  29. Oh so pretty :)
    And that aquamarine engagement ring is indeed dreamy!

    Hugs,
    Signe

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  30. I love love love these photos! The photographer captured those little moments so well. And it's really all about the details, isn't it?

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  31. that dress is gorgeous! and wow what a lovely ring...i am also totally loving all the white.

    life spelled jen

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  32. how pretty! I love that color blue in the ring too :) White dresses for all huh? not sure Im onboard for that look. but it is very lovely

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  33. this is a truly beautiful wedding. but I have to admit that I think the ring is really bad. Could be a very expensive aqua marine or a very cheap blue termoline. If I were going to wear a ring like that it would have to be a stone where there was no doubt about what side of the volcano they got it from. Actually really could be CZ...I am not a fan.( of the ring .. all else was beautiful.)

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  34. Gorgeous dress! Looks like a beautiful evening!

    http://blog.badjoan.com/

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  35. lord have mercy! that ring just melted my heart. okay this whole event did. f scott fitzgerald is right--this looks like something straight out of gatsby. in total love.

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  36. Heavens! This is an amazing wedding! Adore her ring and her dress, too!

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  37. I love the white bridesmaid dresses and the simple rings. The picture of the bride and the bridesmaids rocking out before the wedding is my favorite!

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  38. I have a secret. A few days after T proposed, I thought "I want our wedding to be featured on Lena's blog when it happens." True story. I'm either 1). a nutcase; 2). way too immersed in social media; 3). happy to call you a friend. (I diagnosed myself as a combination of all three, with nutcase taking the obvious lead)

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  39. I think I was just convinced that white, green, and gold are THE perfect wedding palette!

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  40. So so sweet! I adore the bridemaids bedroom photo! And how refreshing to see bridesmaids in white as well, they look stunning!

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  41. I wouldn't have thought that much white would work, truth be told. But it does, and it's so chic. Hooray for them!

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