This is a wedding that Delaney Todd Bagwell (DTB) planned - a chic Greenwich, Connecticut wedding and reception held at the Belle Haven Club - a yacht club with gorgeous water views. This was an event where East met West and met North and met South in the most elegant way.
Here's what I mean...a bride from the South has a wedding held in the North East, the reception is inspired by a venue in the West and the event is managed by a man who is living in the North (New York) but is from the South.
Leave it to Delaney Todd Bagwell to make all of these regions, sensibilities and cultures seamlessly come together to create a fabulous event. Oh did I mention the hurricane in the mix (explanation later in the post)!
DTB is one of the best event and wedding planners in the country (I know this only because I have attended several amazing events that he has meticulously planned and orchestrated). A true professional whose attention to detail is unending, whose imagination is filled with sophisticated and entertaining ideas, and who works closely with clients to design events that are extraordinarily personal while also keeping the guests' every need, want and desire in mind. From what I have observed, the end result of his work means he's made his clients extremely proud and happy hosts.
Exterior of a private club in Greenwich, CT; stair railing decorated with lush green garland and poultry inspired topiaries in honor of the bride's family(above and below).
I asked event maestro extraordinaire, Delaney Todd Bagwell (DTB), a few questions about this event...here is the Q&A:
COCO: When and where was this event?
DTB: September 6, 2008. Christ Church and private club. Both located in Greenwich, CT.
COCO: How did you become involved with this wedding?
DTB: The bride's family is in the poultry industry. I have a large clientele in this industry. So, I was employed for the event via reputation among her family's peers.
Black and white toile tablecloths, white Chippendale chairs with black and white striped seat cushions and tasteful greenery centerpieces decorate the dining tables. (above)
DTB: The Cabana, Beach Resort, Viceroy Hotel - Santa Monica, CA [was the inspiration].
COCO: Tell me about the venue...? What did you bring in to transform the space?
DTB: Belle Haven Club is a private yacht club with a wonderful water view. We attached a clear tent to the back of the clubhouse and removed all the floor to ceiling windows in the club's dining room to create one large space. We draped the tent and brought in beachy lounge furnishings with custom made pillows to create a Connecticut Cabana!!!!
A communal square bar acts as the perfect "centerpiece" for the reception space making a fun visual statement with lime green draping, large green topiaries in white urns and a row of white bamboo stools. (above)
Classic urns were used to create elegant floral table arrangements with white Virginia roses and a variety of green leaves. (above)
COCO: Flowers - What kinds of flowers did you use and why?
DTB: The bride was really not a "floral" person. So, we did lots of big green things like pear branches in urns on upholstered pedestals and topiary style trees on the bars and flanking the entrances. The flowers we did have were all white and simple.
Black rattan outdoor furniture (sofas, chaises, ottomans coffee tables and stools) and custom pillows were brought in to transform the tented area into a beach cabana-like space. (ab0ve)
COCO: What was the biggest challenge with this event?
DTB: Hurricane Hanna hit the New England coastline the afternoon of the wedding - NOT FUN when you have a tented event! However, we survived with great aplomb.
Band area featured a black and white checkered dance floor (above)
COCO: What element did you like best and why?
DTB: The bride! She was just an awesome gal and made the entire process fun and funny!
A five tier modern wedding cake mirrors the wedding's color scheme and features a monogram for the bride and groom. (above)
Hope this wedding post has inspired a few 2009 brides-to-be with some great wedding reception ideas!
Please expect to see another wedding from Delaney Todd Bagwell (DTB) here on Cococozy very soon (will post that one after the New Year). If you would like to reach DTB directly, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org; to see more of his work you can click here or go to http://www.delaneytbagwellassociates.com/.
Thank you DTB for providing these fab photos...will hope and wish for even more from you in the future! (xo)
Photos in this post courtesy of Delaney T. Bagwell Associates