Not gonna lie, guys, I was really hesitant to share Ben + Maura’s summer Hill-Stead Museum garden wedding. They really wanted privacy, so they asked that pictures of them not be shared or published. My couples are the biggest piece of a wedding paper story, and I love sharing their beautiful, happy faces with my readers! So just having pictures of details feels like I’m jippin’ you. But the details and custom wedding stationery of their romantic Hill-Stead Museum tented wedding are so beautiful, I just couldn’t keep this wedding to myself.
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I love Hill-Stead for a Connecticut summer wedding. The museum building itself is beautiful, but the grounds have so many gorgeous spots for cocktail hour and ceremony. And putting a sailcloth tent on the grass allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery while creating your own custom reception space.
Their wedding starting point was all about greens. We knew they would be using lots of greenery in chandeliers and table runners in the reception space, so we incorporated different green hues into their custom wedding invitation suite. It was printed on luxurious double thick cotton stock and tied together with a soft pink hand-dyed silk ribbon. Calligraphy from BL Calligraphy was the icing on this paper cake! The whole package communicated to guests they would be attending a classic, romantic + summery nuptial celebration.
Their cocktail hour was held around the gazebo area (another charming spot amongst the grounds), and delicious bites were passed out with custom cocktail napkins with a custom wedding monogram. Guests grabbed their escort card on a custom built display using the same ribbon from the invitation suite, and I love how Beth from Studio Blush adorned the fence area to make this such a statement piece!
Sixpence For Your Shoe Events really knocked it out of the park, because entering the tent was a serious wow moment. The florals were my favorite detail throughout their wedding. The whole reception space was dripping in eucalyptus, from the table runners to the chandeliers, and those bright pink flowers were such a fun pop of color. The menus, table numbers + favor tags were all classic + simple, complementing the bold colors + greenery texture on the table.
We kept the menus, table numbers, and other paper goods simple + elegant, to complement the candles, bold pinks in the florals and the lush greenery. The table had so much visual interest without being overwhelming. I also can’t get enough of monogrammed cocktail napkins!
The evening had a sweet ending, with an ice cream truck greeting guests as they exited the tent. Food always tastes better when it’s from a truck, don’t you think?
Ben + Maura, thank you for letting me share the beautiful details of your wedding. This is one that exudes beauty, just like the two of you!
If you want to see some beautiful faces, follow the #RDcouple hashtag on Instagram, and even better, follow Roseville Designs! And if you’re looking to see more weddings from this stunning venue, scroll through Catherine + Michael’s Hill-Stead Museum nuptials.
Planning + Design: Sixpence For Your Shoe
Photography: Abby Grace Photography
Venue: Hill-Stead Museum
Catering: Emily’s Catering
Rentals: Peak Event Services
Florals: Blush Floral Studio