We do lots of weddings at the Inn at Longshore in Westport, Connecticut, and I can’t believe how long it has been since I’ve blogged one! Longshore is absolutely one of my favorite wedding venues, so I’m thrilled to share Caroline + John’s big day!
It all started with their custom watercolor crest, incorporating the pastel blues, pinks + whites that were the focal point of their wedding style. The suite was held together with blush velvet ribbon + a hand-poured wax seal. Definitely a labor of love!
We used the floral elements from the watercolor crest throughout the paper story, with the shining star being the custom Longshore wedding venue illustration printed on the envelope liner. I can’t tell you how many people email me asking about recreating this! But alas, everything I do is custom, so there have been more than a few from the last season. But that’s what I love, each one is unique. And one venue can be painted and interpreted in so many ways!
The bridesmaids donned pastel blue-green gowns in an airy material perfectly fitting for the style of the wedding. We continued that soft floral feel on welcome signage, and a sign explaining the history of the Longshore venue. I loved this idea, because it gave the guests a stronger connection to the space and was an unexpected history lesson as you entered the reception!
Caroline saw the bud vase from Rachel + Andrew’s Inn at Mystic wedding on the blog, and loved the idea. (Yes, you can use my blog for inspiration. Just click on the “real weddings” category!”) For this one, we used all the fun summer florals in an array of happy colors.
The reception space focused more on the blushes and whites, and relied on texture for visual interest. The textural table linens complemented the table numbers on handmade paper and with the same wax seals from the invitation suites (but with a different color wax). I love thoughtfully weaving in elements throughout the wedding paper story!
Caroline + John, you may be the sweetest wedding couple I’ve had the privilege of working with in my career. Thank you for being so stylish, easy-going, and letting me come along for the ride of planning your gorgeous wedding!
photography: vicki + erik
venue: the inn at longshore
florals: diana gaudett custom floral designs