Tropical Wedding Inspiration

Tropical wedding inspiration dreams! This beautiful styled shoot was featured over on Love Inc. Mag, if you missed it click here. This one will forever be a little extra special. The incredible bride’s happens to be my niece and her wife. There is nothing quite like having a real life couple to bring some wedding inspiration to life. Also, who says tropical wedding style is only for island weddings!? We really wanted to showcase that this vision can happen in any space or place. The theme, our fresh and modern take on a tropical wedding. We kept it refined and yet didn’t want to leave out the whimsical aspect of getting married in paradise. Be warned, you may be wishing for a getaway!

Photography: Shaina Lee Photography
Venue: The Boathouse at 305 Knowlton
Planning & Styling: Detaille Weddings & Events
Design & Styling: Jo Designs
Floral Design: Fleurscent
Floral Design: Rustle Floral Co.
Stationery & Paper Goods: Bespoke Designs
Calligraphy & Signage: Nob Hill Jane
Rentals: Peak Event Services
Lighting & Decor: EZ-Occasions
Cake Design: Sweet Cupcasions
Mixology: Lifted Spirits
Plant Decor: Plantations Inc.
Hair & Makeup: Belle Noelle Beauty
Dress Store: A Little Something White
Wedding Dress: Kelly Faetanini
Wedding Suit: Pressed & Dressed
Lingerie: Beneath The Gown
Jewelry: Libero Jewelers

Connecticut Indian Wedding | Anna & Nik

Anna and Nik's Connecticut Indian wedding  was a cultural celebration that blended their traditions for an unforgettable wedding day.  The day began with Anna getting ready at  the  Marriott in downtown Hartford with hair and makeup by the talented artists of Simply Gorgeous by Erin. Studio 1923 was on hand from beginning to end to capture every detail and moment. Anna had henna covered hands by Orchid Threading that she had done at her Mehndi and also had a sari dresser to help complete her stunning Indian bridal look. 

First look's, don't they just give you all the feels?! Anna and Nik saw each other for the first time at the Hartford City Hall where they also took portrait pictures with their bridal party before heading over to The Society Room of Hartford to kick off the festivities with their ceremony and a luncheon. The luncheon reception was decorated with colorful blooms and beautiful gold accents by Love Decor. Guests dined on traditional Indian cuisine catered by Curry Leaves and danced to the sounds of DJ Bobby. The fun had just begun. Guests were then treated to a night reception aboard a Lady Kate Cruises Yacht where the night ended with a gorgeous cake by Modern Pastry Shop and a vegan cake by Dee's One Smart Cookie complete with a wedding sparkler send off.  I was so honored to have been able to plan a day filled with so much love. The end result of this multi-event day was something very special.


Photography: Studio 1923
Wedding Planner: Detaille Weddings and Events
Getting Ready Hotel:  Marriott in downtown Hartford
Hair and Makeup: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Orchid Threading
Portraits: Hartford City Hall
Luncheon Reception Venue:  The Society Room of Hartford
Floral and Decor: Love Decor
Catering: Curry Leaves
DJ:  DJ Bobby
Dinner Reception Venue:  Lady Kate CruisesYacht
Cakes: Modern Pastry Shop and Dee's One Smart Cookie

Charming Wedding Features Unique Bridal Party and Vintage Accents

Photo:  Mark Aikman

Photo:  Mark Aikman


Sometimes setting down roots means going back to your own roots. Meet Joanne and Aaron, two charming people who married on September 12, 2015 at breathtaking South Farms in Morris, CT.

This couple certainly incorporated unique and personalized touches into their ceremony and reception. In fact, all of the décor was handmade and arranged by the groom, including the flowers! What a catch! This couple decorated the ceremony and reception with antique accessories, like vintage bottles used as flower vases, an orange Volkswagen Bug used as a gift and prop table, and vintage signs to guide guests.

South Farms had never hosted a wedding, but the couple chose it for a very personal reason. The venue allowed dogs in the wedding party! Family is family, we say. During the ceremony, guests were seated on benches and charming hay bales. The country chic aesthetic fit the couple perfectly, and it carried on into the reception.

The food was delicious and full of homey comfort. We set up three stations at the reception, including summer grille, southern comfort, and a mac and cheese bar. Amanda Bakes served desserts out of an airstream trailer, which was another unique touch that had guests oohing and ahhing.

Aaron was hesitant to hire an event planner at first, but by the end of the wedding, both he and Joanne were very appreciative of our work. We specialize in these fun, unique elements, so we were able to accommodate this couple’s needs to create a flawless event. We’re all about letting you tell your story. We just make it easier to tell!

If you’re ready to plan your big day, stop by our website for more information about the services we offer.

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A special thanks to Mark Aikman for the photos below!!!


Day-Of Coordinating Gives Couples Peace of Mind

Photo:  Alexandra Roberts Photography

Photo:  Alexandra Roberts Photography


When Cindy met a unique couple who wanted to get married in an art museum, she knew it would be a fun and unique wedding. Melissa and Phil already had a theme and major details in mind, so they hired Cindy Sanchez Lark of Detaille Weddings and Events for month- and day-of wedding coordinating.

This fun couple married on September 7, 2014, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams, MA. The venue was truly unique and told the couple’s story perfectly. The unconventional layout required a bit more strategy when deciding where to place guests, gifts and tables. Cindy managed all of the details on the day of the wedding, so the lovebirds were able to simply enjoy the celebration of their new journey together.

The best part about hiring a day-of coordinator is the peace of mind. When a problem arose, Cindy handled it with grace and ease. The groom’s sister was the officiant for the wedding, and she did a fantastic job. There was a hiccup during the ceremony when Cindy noticed the officiant had forgotten the exchanging of the rings. Oops! But Cindy was quick on her feet and subtly caught the officiant’s attention. Cindy monitored everything at the reception, and it went off without a glitch.

Cindy met with the couple a month before their wedding to finalize details, make calls to vendors and keep the plan in motion. The wedding was exquisite due to her teamwork with the couple, and guests loved the unique touches like the Instagram seating chart with place cards on photos. That was just one detail Melissa and Phil chose, and Cindy’s coordination helped make it a success.

Do you have a unique story like Melissa and Phil? If you’re ready to plan your dream wedding, stop by our website for your complimentary consultation.

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Vibrant Couple Creates Personalized Wedding of Their Dreams

Photo by Elena Wolfe

Photo by Elena Wolfe


Meet Laurie and Gavin, an artistic couple living in New York City who married on August 30, 2014, in Wethersfield, CT. The couple planned a wedding that was as fun and vibrant as their personalities.

This creative couple incorporated a lot of DIY projects, and plenty of personal and vintage touches were scattered through the ceremony and reception at The Webb Barn in Wethersfield. The rehearsal dinner was relaxed and even involved pool time, which set up the laid-back and intimate feel of the entire wedding.

When it came time to walk down the aisle, the bridal party, with a background in theater, perfectly synchronized their strides with the processional song. Just as graceful and flawless was Laurie when she met her Gavin at the altar. To end the ceremony, the bridal party danced back down the aisle during the recessional.

The personal touches of the reception really brought together this unique celebration, and even the flowers were grown in the backyards of the couples’ families. Laurie and Gavin’s first dance was nothing boring. The couple choreographed a theater-worthy dance that had the guests cheering, and the bridal party joined in on the fun.

With lawn games and a cocktail hour, the reception went off without a hitch, though behind the scenes Detaille was there to handle last-minute complications. Cindy showed her impeccable problem-solving skills and resolved the issue without worrying the couple, so they were left to enjoy their magical day, stress-free.

Laurie and Gavin relied on Detaille to coordinate the ceremony and reception in Connecticut, as well as cater to their needs and ensure every detail was perfect. This wedding was featured in Well Wed Magazine, with amazing photography by Elena Wolfe.

If you’re ready to plan your dream wedding, stop by our website for your complimentary consultation!

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