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Irish Inspired Beauty

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Events, Ready Reference | 0 comments

Irish Inspired Beauty

So it was November and I was already dreading going into the winter season.  I was looking forward to when it would be green, and colorful outside again.   I was starting to make birthday preparations (in true Michelle fashion 4 months early) for St. Patrick’s Day when my mind started wandering.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a wedding in Ireland, with all the green, and amazing stones, I thought to myself.  I went to search out on google “Irish Wedding”, and I didn’t come up with anything too exciting.   Then I...

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Music Selections

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Ready Reference | 0 comments

Music Selections

You know how when you are driving down the road with your radio blaring, and an awesome songs on the radio, and say ooooh this would be the perfect song for me and my dad to dance to, or this is amazing for our first dance.  Then you get home 4 hours later and can’t remember what song it was for the life of you?    Well, I can’t help you with your memory, but I have listed below a number of awesome songs that you can take for your own. Most of these are my favorite, some of my past brides and groom’s personal songs. I always...

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Meera & John 8.10.13 Omni at Yale

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Meera & John 8.10.13 Omni at Yale

Venue:  Omni Hotel at Yale Cater: Priya Indian Cuisine DJ: Keith Alan Productions Photographer: Weddings by Alisa Hair and make-up:  Dana Bartone & Co. Videographer: Creative Video by Nelson Hundred of beautiful rose petals:  Fifty Flowers    ...

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Puppy Instagram Party!

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Puppy Instagram Party!

It’s the time of year again!  At least this time there was snow so the kids could go sledding outside.  It’s always tough trying to figure out what to do when you have a birthday in the winter.  I figured sledding was a new venture for kids to get out and get some fresh air…and get exhausted before they come in the house for the party.  Once they came in, I had set up a puppy adoption center so the kids could pick a puppy, give it a check up, and then get an adoption certificate.  I also set up a little station for making...

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Beth & Jonathan 10.5.13 Priam Vineyard

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Beth & Jonathan 10.5.13  Priam Vineyard

Venue:  Priam Vineyard Catering: Riverhouse Catering Photography:  JAG Studios Florist: Broad Brook Gardens DJ: Lights Camera Djs Cake/cupcakes:  Kim’s Cottage Confections Twinkle Lights/Lounge Furniture : Ryan Designs Hair and Make-up:  Beauty Entourage Limo Transportation: Joshua’s Limo School Bus Transportation: First Student Beth and Jon came to me at the beginning of their planning journey, and were a little overwhelmed since they were looking to buy a house at the same time.  A lot of my brides and grooms integrate buying...

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Katherine & Phil 8.16.13 Eolia Mansion at Harkness

Posted by on January 15, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Katherine & Phil 8.16.13 Eolia Mansion at Harkness

Venue ~ Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park Photography ~ Jasmine Balgobin for Carla Ten Eyck Photography Catering ~ A Thyme to Cook Entertainment ~ Power Posse Productions- DJ Doug Tent Beauty ~ Ryan Designs Flowers ~ Stems Flower Design Make-up/Hair ~ Dana Bartone and Co. Romantic Dress ~ Everthine Bridal Boutique Limo~ Joshua’s Limo Katharine and Phil are the type of couple that you look at and know their love is so intense and real.  They were surrounded with family heritage, grace, and beauty.  Phil’s dad had made all the red wine to be used...

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Leilani & Salem 8.1.13 Wadsworth Mansion

Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Events | 1 comment

Leilani & Salem 8.1.13 Wadsworth Mansion

Venue: Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate Catering: Gourmet Galley Photography: Michelle Debakey Photography some detail shots by my assistant Lynne Ann Entertainment and uplighting: CT Party Pros with living trees from ten31 productions Florist: Bridget at The Greenery Tent décor: Ryan Designs, including lounge furniture, twinkle lights, and chandeliers Cake: Felicia’s Sweetface Pastry Hair and Make-up- Naomi’s Studio and Salon Horse Drawn Carriage- Allegra Farm Leilani and Salem are two amazing souls.  They are always...

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Karen & David 6.22.13 Salisbury School

Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Karen & David 6.22.13 Salisbury School

Venue:  Salisbury School, Salisbury, CT Photographer: Love + Perry Photography Florist: Stems Flower Design Band:  Dreamkast Make-up/Hair-  Larissa Lake Make Up & Co Accommodations- Wake Robin Inn Karen and David came to me a little nervous about having their wedding at a private school for boys, and the reception in a cafeteria.   As soon as I saw the location I knew it would be gorgeous, and that we had to use a school theme.  Especially since Dave was a past student there!  Love + Perry were there to capture the most beautiful...

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H&M 9.13.13 Under The Night Sky

Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Events | 5 comments

H&M  9.13.13 Under The Night Sky

I am usually a private person for the most part trying to keep my personal life separate from my work, but when I began planning my 10th anniversary I quickly realized that I wouldn’t want to keep this magical party to myself.  I am a perfectionist, but I try to relax when it comes to parties.  Especially ones that I throw myself.  I say, “The beauty will happen just sit back and relax.” We decided to have our party on our property.  We built this house in the middle of the woods 5 years ago.  Hans and I designed every part...

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Kelly & Andrew 6.1.13 Burr Homestead

Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Events | 1 comment

Kelly & Andrew 6.1.13 Burr Homestead

Church- St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Weston, CT Venue-  Burr Homstead in Fairfield, CT Photographer- Beyond the Lens Make-up Larissa Lake Makeup Artist & Co DJ- CT Party Pros Caterer- AMG Catering & Events Florist- Hansen’s Flower Shop Cake- Palmer’s Bakery Luke’s Lobster NYC  Lobster Rolls! Caseus Cheese Truck- Grilled Cheese Truck!   What?!  Yes! All the bridal party shoes  TOMS! OH Kelly, and Andrew.  They are so happy, so funny, and so amazing.  As soon as we had our first meeting I knew we could make their...

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