When planning their wedding at Willowbend Country Club, Emily Marcotte, a sweater designer for Lilly Pulitzer, and Rob Montgomery, a staff sergeant in the Air Force National Guard, made sure to include thoroughly personal touches.
“I’m a pink girl, I’ve always loved pink,” confesses Emily, who infused the color into several aspects of her wedding celebration, from the pink shawls she and her attendant’s wore, the pink dress for the flower girl and shades of pink in all the flowers.
The couple’s florist, Karen Taddei of Lilacs Florals, concentrated on Emily’s fondness for medium-to-hot pinks in creating the bouquets and floral arrangements. “Instead of pulling together several tones of pink for contrast, I chose flowers in a narrow spectrum of Emily’s color palette, an aesthetic which blurs the colors together into jewel-tone swirls of color,” says Karen. When working with such strong hues, Karen suggested chocolate as an accent color to ground the pinks.
That unexpected palette of chocolate and pink popped perfectly against the stone terrace overlooking the lush golf course at Willowbend Country Club where the couple gathered with friends and family for their cocktail reception. In the club’s expansive light-filled reception space the pink theme continued with tall floral arrangements providing an elegant contrast against crisp white linens and the room’s neutral hues.
One of the best decisions the couple made, says Emily, was advance photography. “We had the family photos, bridal party photos done before the ceremony to free us up time-wise so we could join our guests at the reception,” she says. This decision amounted to a First Look for the couple. “It was such a private, emotional moment. I’m so glad we did it.”
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Hansen of Hansen Photography
VENUE & CATERING: Willowbend Country Club
CAKE/ DESSERT: Delicious Desserts
WEDDING PLANNER: Grace Phillips of Willowbend Country Club
BRIDAL GOWN: Jim Hjelm through Country Weddings
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Stafford Essentials through JCPenney
HAIR & MAKEUP: InStyle Designs
LINEN RENTALS: Rentals Unlimited
VIDEOGRAPHY: Frank Coombs
TRANSPORTATION: Kon Limo’s
REHEARSAL DINNER: Wimpy’s
INVITATIONS: Wilton Paper Products
OTHER: Yankee Candy Company
**This real wedding was seen in the 2012-2013 Southern New England Weddings Destination Edition.