1 Sep

Elegant Connecticut wedding: Cameron + Josh

categories Real Weddings

One look at today’s couple and you’ll see why Charlotte Jenks Lewis found it a breeze to photograph them – they’re one naturally attractive couple, these two. Plus, they’ve got a knack for knowing what looks good. Cameron is the Senior Designer at Aeropostale, and Josh is a stylist for American Eagle (brownie points if you recognize him for his widely known inflatable bag monsters street art). The Wadsworth Mansion, a historic home stretching across an impressive piece of land, was the perfect setting for their elegant, timeless, personal and simple wedding. This is one wedding that won’t ever look dated 5, even 10 years from now!

elegant connecticut wedding

elegant connecticut wedding

In memory of Cameron’s father, who passed away of lung cancer 5 years ago, the officiant suggested they make a pouch to hold their rings out of something that belonged to him. Cameron sewed the pouch you see above from one her father’s ties, and during the ceremony the pouch was passed among all of their guests so that each person could hold it to their hearts a give a blessing to the couple.

elegant connecticut wedding

elegant connecticut wedding

Cameron is a bit of a stationery lover, so invitations and other paper goods was where she wanted to splurge (we’re suckers for lovely paper goods here too, so you go girl!). They worked with the awesome Mr. Boddington’s Studio in NYC to create a classy letterpressed invitation suite.

elegant connecticut wedding

elegant connecticut wedding

This tent from Sperry Tents is just gorgeous!

elegant connecticut wedding

They used a calligrapher out of Texas named Tara Jones to do the calligraphy on their envelopes, escort cards, and the lettering on the illustrated signs that Josh hand painted for the lemonade station, photo booth and the guest sign-in cards.

elegant connecticut wedding

We became slightly obsessed with the idea of collecting milk glass to use as the vessels for the flowers, and I think after scouring eBay, Etsy and every Goodwill, we collected about 115 pieces!  We really wanted  to create an eclectic feeling so that each table felt slightly different. It also allowed us to give away the vases and flowers to guests at the end of the night…and at the end of the night, there wasn’t a vase left in sight!

elegant connecticut wedding

elegant connecticut wedding

elegant connecticut wedding

Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous wedding + couple with us, Charlotte!

Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis / Planning & Rentals: Jubilee Events / Location: The Wadsworth Mansion / Catering: Gourmet Galley / Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design / Paper & Invitations: Mr. Boddington’s Studio / Calligraphy: Tara Jones / Tent & Lighting: Sperry Tents / Officiant: Mary Coburn / Musicians: Millenium Music / DJ: Rob Alberti / Bride’s dress: Amsale (from the Blue Label Line) / Bride’s shoes: J.Crew / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Junior bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal

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  1. Love the marquee concept.

  2. I live in CT and have always loved the Wadsworth mansion! This dress is just spectacular on her! So perfect! I love all the signage with the scrolly writing and the cake. Just beautiful!

  3. absolutely breathtaking! gorgeousness everywhere! my favorite pic is the peony with the french fries…PERFECT combo!

  4. most gorgeous wedding ever. we were so fortunate to be part of cameron and josh’s wedding day. they are the most beautiful couple, inside and out, and their wedding was a day filled with so much LOVE and JOY– which is so evident in their photos…. thanks for letting us be part of your personal history– and thanks for featuring such a loving and sweet wedding, 100layer! xo

  5. That wedding dress is just about PERFECT for her. Love the paper goods, too!

  6. I love seeing elegant and classic yet modern weddings on 100LC too. Lovely and effortlessly chic. MLH x

  7. That necklace is GORGEOUS and classicly understated. Is there any way to find out where it’s from??

  8. What a great combination of fun, romantic, and sophisticated. I love the pretty pink peonies mixed with the black and white damask, the minimalist cake, and the artful table numbers. Not and easy combo to putt off, but this couple did it beautifully!

  9. what a gorgeous wedding! the photography is amazing and really captures the day and the couple. love all the milk glass and all the other details.

  10. I’m with Elisabeth – I would LOVE to know where her necklace is from. Gorgeous, classic. Just like the whole wedding!

  11. Every detail is beyond gorgeous. I dream that my wedding will be as classy and beautiful as this!

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love everything about this wedding!

  13. The necklace is Tiffany’s!

  14. Wow…. I love… I love!!! I, too, am from CT and went to school just down the street from this mansion and have attended weddings there… but you made it look even more magical the way you captured the light and the emotion. Brava!! So nice to stumble upon your beautiful work. xx

  15. Gorgeous, I’ve worked with Josh & he’s an incredible & thoughtful guy. Best of luck to the both of them!

  16. This is really amazing wedding. It seems the couple had planned each every thing before months. Bride is looking beautiful.

  17. Great arictle but it didn’t have everything—I didn’t find the kitchen sink!

  18. I know it’s been about a year…but, I’m wearing the Calista at my wedding! Any idea if the bride bustled her dress and if so how? I’m having issues figuring out what to do!

  19. David, you you should not receive copies of the previous letters. As the letters go forward that variety may be in the hundreds. But if there’s a particular letter send us an email and maybe we can figure something out.

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