Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ambiance Luxe Wedding | Hartford Connecticut Wedding at the Pond House {Photography by HK Photography}

Amanda & Kevin met with us last year, and had decided to plan their wedding on their own. We were thrilled when we heard from them again last month to add a last minute Month Of + Design package! We loved helping to tie up all of the final details, especially the design. Amanda & Kevin were married at the Pond House in West Hartford, this past Sunday.

We met Amanda in her room at the Farmington Inn to bring her and the girls their bouquets. Amanda chose  a beautiful dress adorned with Swarovski crystals. The bridesmaids and Maid of Honor had chocolate brown dresses with Swarovski embellishments.

Hubert and Alka of HK Photography set up Amanda's dress on the end of the bed post to take some full length dress shots. I can't wait to see their photos from Amanda & Kevin's wedding! They spent so much time capturing every single detail.

Amanda asked me to design and print her placecards and ceremony programs for her. I used a beautiful woods butterfly for their programs to match Amanda & Kevin's fall color scheme.


Their custom monogram was featured on the front of Amanda & Kevin's programs. I noticed Hubert and Alka taking some photos of the program on the mantle, I can't wait to see them! 


The Pond House looked beautiful set up for Amanda & Kevin's rainplan ceremony. It was raining but all of the decorations we had looked absolutely stunning inside. I love the draped fabric and the cement floor of the Pond House in front of the dramatic back windows with the pond view.

Amanda was escorted down the aisle by her father and her grandfather. I love this shot with the three of them. The ceremony was so emotional!

Amanda & Kevin are such an amazing couple, they had waited for their wedding day for so long. Amanda incorporated handfasting into her ceremony, personalized by their JP Ernest Adams, who performed an absolutely perfect ceremony.

Click the above photo to view the mantle that Liz &  I worked on together. Liz found two sets of letters for Amanda & Kevin from Anthropologie! I had no idea they carried letters like this. She placed these two on the mantle and the other two on the backs of Amanda & Kevin's chairs.

We decorated the cocktail tables very simply with orange rose petals and purple dahlias. Sometimes simple is beautiful! 

The cake from Creative Cakes by Donna was provided by the Pond House. Amanda chose a simple fall colored cake with ribbon and gerber daisy accents.

Here you can see the other set of letters that Liz chose from Anthropologie, and Amanda & Kevin's son Donovan visiting them at their head table. As the night progressed on, the Pond House was more and more beautiful as the night went on. We loved how the candles in the windows sparkled like fireflies! Thank you so much Amanda & Kevin for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day. We are looking forward to seeing the professional photos from Hubert and Alka!

Ceremony & Reception Venue Pond House Cafe 
Blog Photography & Paper Designs Ambiance Chic Wedding Designs
Photographer (images not shown) HK Photography
Wedding Cake Creative Cakes by Donna


  1. What an amazing ceremony location! I'm sad I missed this one!

  2. Beautiful ceremony, great use of the 'butterfly tree' behind the altar!