From Instagram to New Milford
I have known Clarissa of Pink Olive Events for almost a year now. We first met at a networking function at her new office space. Next, as most wedding vendors do, we started following each other on Instagram. As the months went on we would take to each other through stories. After days of likes and heart emojis I DM’d her about doing a possible styled shoot with a new designer she featured. Carissa also has a great relationship with the coordinator at 19 Main in New Milford, CT. This got the ball rolling and the rest is history.
The Wedding Dress
The dress was a custom design created by the talented L.Ariel designs a local Connecticut maker. First, I love showcasing local small business owners. Next, I love that I got to work with another woman of color seeing as diversity is something is often lacking in the wedding community.
The Venue- 19 Main: New Milford, CT
19 Main is a refurbished old bank right in the center of New Milford, CT. From the outside, it looks like a classic downtown building. On the inside, you will find contemporary fixtures and clean decor. You will also find inside both rooms two untouched vaults with bars and old P.O. boxes with their original keys. Last, you will find downstairs two rooms perfect for bridal suites.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I love wedding cake. I tend to joke that that is the reason I chose to photograph weddings in the first place. The cake for this shoot was elegantly executed by Sunny Side Sweet Shoppe. The cake was decorated with classic white fondant, silver ribbon, white sugar flowers. Making this cake perfect for any winter wedding.
19 Main Shoot Vendors
Equipment Rentals: Party Rental LTD.
Calligrapher: Nob Hill Jane
Dress Designer: L.Ariel
Invitation Designer: Lace and Ink
Floral Designer: Elise Floral
Culinary: Spice Catering Group
Cinema and Video: Millside Wedding Films
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Modern Formals
Jewelry: Achiq Designs
Bakery: Sunny Side Sweet Shoppe
Hair Stylist: Amanda Rose Salon
Makeup Artist:Laura Moore Beauty
Event Planner: Pink Olive Events
Reception Venue: 19 Main
Til Next Time
If you like banks for venues also check out this blog post