There are always flowers for those who want to see them

-Henri Matisse

Last July I was invited by Mia Fattrosso, Senior Designer and Creative Strategist from Party Rental Ltd., to collaborate in a summer-wedding styled shoot at Winvian Farm, a 113-acre luxury resort nestled among the Litchfield Hills in Morris, Connecticut, along with Winvian’s other preferred wedding professionals.

This shoot aspired to capture the look and feel of a whimsical wedding on a midsummers day. Inspired by a vibrant summer palette, the mood board showcases bright citrus, magenta & wood tones,  while embracing the natural elegance of Winvian Farm.

Winvian farm outdoor wedding

Winvian Farm offers a secluded and luxurious experience for those looking for the ultimate destination wedding, with its 18 unique cottages, each embodying its own theme, which were designed by 15 talented architects.

This beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony setup surrounded by meadows made this the perfect spot for a countryside wedding.

Mia designed the cocktail reception in the Gordon Brown House outdoor patio area, which offers a magnificent view of Connecticut’s bucolic woodlands. Bar, glassware, linens & chairs by Party Rentals Ltd. Flowers by Diane Gaudett Custom Floral Designs

A refreshing signature cocktail to match the pink & yellow wedding colors & theme.

Following the cocktail party setup, our hardworking team set up for a summer themed inspired reception inside The Gordon Brown House.

Pictured here: top right: Creative expert Mia Fattrosso at  Party Rental Ltd. arranging the place settings while paying particular attention to every last detail. Left column, third photo: My dear friend and floral maven Diane from Diane Gaudett Custom Floral Designs adding the final touches to her beautiful wedding flowers.  The wedding table centerpieces consisted of a lush mixture of peonies, dahlias, zinnias, ranunculus, freesia, sweet peas, berries and vines in shades of yellows, corals and magentas. Bottom: Pretty & fun wedding menus custom designed by Honeybee Paper. The pink and yellow shades perfectly harmonized with the overall look.

This rustic but elegant styled barn at Winvian Farm hosts the vast majority of the estate’s intimate wedding receptions, offering a neutral canvas to any special event.

Pictured above is the alternate bride-groom sweetheart table setup from Party Rental Ltd: Sunshine Velvet Collection. We love the modern and fun tile place settings by Honeybee Paper!

Pictured bottom left: Ana Parzych & Winvian Events Manager & Wedding Coordinator Elizabeth Goslee, a hospitality expert who will make sure every aspect of your wedding day goes smoothly,  scouting through Winvian Farm grounds for the perfect spot to shoot the wedding cake.

The aesthetic of the whimsical themed wedding design from the mood board served as the inspiration for this colorful bespoke summer wedding cake. The wedding cake tiers were covered in pure white vanilla Swiss fondant, with the main adornment being a lush cascade of magnificent sugar flowers.  The bright citrus hues carry through in the abundance of our pink, yellow, and orange hand-crafted sugar peonies, garden roses, poppies, freesias, sweet peas, ranunculus, foliage, and vines.

A special thanks to all involved in this fun shoot!

It’s always a pleasure to work with outstanding wedding professionals:

Venue: Winvian Farm

Winvian Events Manager & Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth Goslee

Design + Styling: Mia Fattrosso Party Rental Ltd.

Photography: Mark Scardilli

Floral Design: Diane Gaudett Fine Florals

Paper Details: Honeybee Paper