For our wedding, we knew we wanted to transport people out of the urban environs of the city. We wanted water, we wanted green, we wanted elegance and, like any couple looking for the perfect backdrop for their "I do's", it becomes a mission. We found the perfect setting that encompassed all our wants at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, Connecticut. The farm and the surrounding areas offered so much beauty, relaxation, and association to food, we were sold. Our incredible die-hard, coordinator Josh Chalmers of Earth 2 Events, made every one of our visions a reality...but more on that later.
For our rehearsal dinner, we knew we wanted a setting that represented shoreline Connecticut and offered a classic New England atmosphere. We found that at Oyster Club- just rated by Travel and Leisure as one of the best oyster bars in America. We could not agree more. A causal fine dining spot with a fantastic raw bar and rustic charm, the menu changes daily based on what is caught or procured at the farmers' market. It was here where we kicked off the weekend festivities with the most incredible minerally and plump local oysters, chowder with house made oyster crackers, pole caught local tuna, and plum crisp topped with fresh cream. Flowers were created by my amazing Man of Honor, Kevin Michael Ericson, and the incredible photographs you see here, were shot by the dear multi-talented Georgi Richardson of Maggie Marguerite. Guests who arrived on Friday met us in the Treehouse, the rooftop bar of the Oyster Club, where the revelry continued with the backdrop of bistro lights and Mystic river breeze.
Miranda's skirt: Jason Wu (thanks kme)