Monday, January 19, 2009

Kaitlin and Duncan's Wedding at Castle Hill

We first met when they were on a quick stop between Dubai and their London home. Three months before the wedding and they were setting up house in Ghana!!! These jet setters had terrific taste and style. Africa was the perfect thematic jumping point for the reception decor and having done events in both East and South Africa, they had come to the right place. We had a blast designing it! Here are a few shots of this world class event on a most glorious day in Newport:

Colorful parasols and a trio of moss-covered balls greeted guests at the beginning of the aisle. They enjoyed iced tea and lemonade set on one of Stoneblossom's wooden farm tables before the ceremony.


Castle Hill's trumpet vine covered arbor was embellished with salmon roses and lilies, with loads of hydrangea, roses and hanging amaranthus.


The party immediately got into full swing at the cocktail reception. The central, burlap-covered bar was a popular spot all night long. Kaitlin brought lots of choice goodies with her from Africa that we worked into our displays including zebra, cow and springbok skins that were perfect under our white leather lounges. We even made toppers for the cocktail tables from hand-blocked fabrics that she found at market. Such terrific detailing!




The sexy round leather ottoman seen through our 3 dimensional wall drapes!


Place cards were arranged on our ruddy wooden Farm Table. Pale salmon "Princess Caroline" delphinium were massed in the Bride's carved wooden Unity bowl and African accents and lanterns were grouped with tropical leaves


The ceiling was underlit and the high and low centerpieces were pinspotted for extra pop by Ormonde Productions. Antique and white hydrangea were mixed with mokara orchids, roses, passion flower vine, grasses, and hanging amaranthus. Succulents and fiddlehead fern added great texture to the tabletop pieces.


Heading to the reception after photos. Check out that ultra-glam gown!



This wedding is featured in the 2009 Southern New England Weddings as well as under Castle Hill on our website! Check it out!

Lounges and Tent Decor: Stoneblossom
Photographer: Christian Oth

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beuatiful wedding.
I am also being married at Castle Hill so I really enjoy seeing what can be done there. thank you.
sarah