Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Aimee and John

Aimee and John's day started on the charming Tolland Green in Tolland, Connecticut. Aimee and her girls got ready at the historic Tolland Inn, and then made the short walk to the church, just a few doors down. The bride was stunning in her billowing, side-gathered gown; she seemed to float rather than walk down the aisle. As a fellow purple enthusiast, I loved her color choice. Family members were instructed to don purple—even her adorable grandparents were decked out in lovely lavender. After the ceremony, we crossed state lines into Springfield, Mass. to attend the reception at the grand Carriage House at the Barney Estate in Forest Park—a gorgeous Victorian house nestled in the middle of the park. I loved the place cards, which were little posies of purple statice bound with ribbon and a tag with the guests’ names in purple calligraphy—what a sweet, fresh idea! One of my favorite moments was when John stood up and told the story of how he met Aimee when she was a student teacher at the Elementary school where he teaches; he caught a glimpse of her, and the rest is history! Congratulations to the lovely couple--enjoy your summer vacation as newlyweds...

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