Rachel + Andrew | Classic White Inn at Mystic Wedding


If you know me, you know I’m all about color. I love bright clothes, I have kids with bright red hair, and I love bright-colored weddings. But with that said, I can still appreciate the classic beauty of a black + white wedding. And that’s exactly what Rachel + Andrew at at the Inn at Mystic this past June.

Rachel was referred to me by her future sister-in law Liz, whom I worked with on their beautiful Branford House Wedding. (It is so gratifying to get referrals from past clients, because it affirms that they really saw value in working with me.) Rachel wanted an invitation that was clean + classic, so the focus for her suite was finding the perfect fonts and a special add-on to give it that truly custom feel. We decided on a vellum belly band, and added a little twist by having it go across horizontally vs. the typical vertical wrap.

Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic is this quintessential New England home (white of course), and their tent for the reception was draped in white fabric. It was the perfect setting for a black tie affair! For day-of paper, Rachel fell in love with the bud vase escort card display she saw on my Instagram that we did for a past bride. (A great reminder to brides of the value in following your vendors on Instagram. Lots of inspiration that you know can be executed IRL!) I love that she had that subtle pop of color with the blush florals, including in the bud vases + in her bouquet. The display is one of those great two-in-one wedding elements: it serves as escort cards but also adds to the floral decor once at the table! Actually in the cases three-in-one, because guests can take them home as favors!

Scroll down to see all the beautiful details of Rachel + Andrew’s wedding, and how they transformed the Inn at Mystic to a wedding white wonderland!

Blush Velvet Monogram Ring Box

Mystic Wedding Bride Getting Ready

Mystic CT Wedding Tux Groom

Inn at Mystic Blush Ranunculus Bridal Bouquet

Inn at Mystic Blush Bridal Shoes

St. Theresa’s Church Mystic CT Wedding Ceremony

Mystic CT Custom Simple Black & White Wedding Invitation Suite

Mystic CT Custom Simple Black & White Wedding Invitation

Inn at Mystic White Floral Greenery Wedding Centerpiece

Mystic Wedding White Blush Floral Bridesmaid Bouquet

Inn at Mystic Blush Wedding Bridesmaids Dresses and Bouquets

Inn at Mystic Simple White Wedding Reception Decor

Inn at Mystic Wedding Bride & Groom Portrait

Mystic CT Wedding Signature Cocktail

Mystic CT Wedding Floral Bud Vase Escort Card Display

Mystic CT Wedding Floral Bud Vase Escort Card Display

Inn at Mystic White Wedding Reception Decor

CT Simple White Greenery Wedding Cake Display

Inn at Mystic White Wedding Cake Cutting

CT White Wedding Cake Display

Inn at Mystic CT Wedding Bride & Groom Portrait

Rachel + Andrew, thank you for letting me be part of your gorgeous celebration, and reminding me of the beauty that comes from a black + white palette!


Reception Venue & Catering: Haley Mansion at Inn at Mystic | Photography: Shaina Lee Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Theresa Church in Trumbull, CT | Floral Design: Flowers by Danielle | Hair: Alyssa Piscitelli | Makeup: Cree Culmo | Band: Radio Riot Band | Bride’s Wedding Gown Designer: Eve of Milady | Bridal Dress Boutique: Bridal Reflections | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Jewelry: Maria Elena | Bridesmaids’ Dress Boutique: Bella Bridesmaids | Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Cake: Sweet Cakes | Invitations + Paper Goods: Roseville Designs

For more black + white wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Katharine + Josh’s Cape Cod wedding and Jeanelle + Marco’s NYC Pier Sixty nuptials!

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