I grew up on a Main Street in a quaint town, so when I learned that the bride got dressed at her parents' historic home and took a horse-drawn carriage down Main Street Farmington to the nearby church, it was everything I'd imagined a wedding would be when I was growing up. Add piles of peonies, family china patterns and gorgeous images by IRIS Photography of pretty, preppy details and I was hopeless to resist!
Sixpence For Your Shoe planned this New England celebration, keeping the details (like pink and grey letterpress invitations from Lettres Stationery of Distinction) traditional but the tone of the day relaxed. The bride wore a spectacular Angel Sanchez gown from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon paired with a pearl bracelet, drop earrings and an understated veil. Her bright pink Kate Spade peep toes matched her peony and rose bouquet by Dragonfly, and the bridesmaids' Jenny Yoo chiffon dresses. Her groom wore a timeless Ermenegildo Zegna tuxedo while the groomsmen added Vineyard Vines bowties to their black tie duds.
After a traditional ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to Hill-Stead Museum for croquet and cocktails in the sunken garden. The Sperry Tent erected on the lawn was filled long farm tables covered in arrangements of brightly colored peonies, roses and hypericum berries tucked into silver julep cups and compotes by Dragonfly, and the tables were set with vintage china patterns. After dinner by Emily's Catering and a scrumptious three-tiered confection from J Cakes, everyone was on the dance floor, celebrating with Caity and Matt.