Litchfield Tent

Lakeville
Connecticut

David Hechler
Claudia Hanlin

Although I have planned weddings for over twenty-five years, I never thought I would have a wedding. When we decided to get married, my fiance’s biggest worry was that I would be a planner and not a groom.  Working with the Wedding Library solved that issue. Claudia gently guided us and kept the focus on our vision for the day. We could not have been happier with the outcome. I think the photos show how lucky we are to have our friends and family celebrate our union.

– Matthew Andersen, Groom

The couple was thrilled to share their favorite Litchfield retreat with friends and family. The surrounding woods inspired the faux bois wedding motif.

Custom suits, shirts, ties and hand-made linen boutonnieres trimmed with vintage ribbon complete the dapper grooms’ All-American ensembles.

The couple fell in love with the Wedding Library Collection’s Woodland invitation suite but wanted to stick with their “red, white and blue” color scheme for their July 4 weekend wedding. By testing the colors during the proof process, they got the custom invitation they were hoping for.

The grooms have a weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, and found a bucolic inn for their ceremony and weekend reception.  The lake, woodlands and tented reception all fit the relaxed, friendly, family-vibe perfectly.

Thoughtful, custom touches were offered in abundance throughout the weekend.  Classic American brands were on hand and sparklers for the July 4 bonfire were mandatory.  Note the couples’ monogram “carved” into the wood grain background.

Guests were reminded of the wedding date’s importance with small touches such as the groom’s cufflinks and larger ones like the vintage oversized American flag backdrop to the wedding photo booth.

The recurring motif of faux bois shows up on gift bag packaging and even on the wedding cake. Woodland creatures such as butterflies, hares, bees and bucks are printed on various pieces of the wedding paperie suite.

The tri-fold weekend program gave welcome guidance to the many events. Patriotic mini fans and retro drinking glasses keep the mother of the groom cool.

With the lake as a backdrop and simple gauzy banners flying in the breeze, the ceremony site was set.  The numerous nieces and nephews of the couple lettered their wishes for the couple on balloons that were then given to the grooms.

With a word from the officiant, the bio-degradable balloons and ribbons were released during the ceremony.

Each guest was asked to take a moment and reflect on their own wish for the couple at this moment.

A friend’s impeccable fire engine was on site to provide a cheery red photo opportunity for guests.

The engine served double duty as a lemonade station and resting spot for guests before and after the ceremony.

With lights flashing and bell ringing, the fire engine leads the procession of guests to the cocktail reception after the ceremony.

Spiked and kid-friendly mint or strawberry (home made) lemonade was on hand for thirsty guests.

A group of Litchfield friends observed the dress code for men. Women were encouraged to wear white. The harmonious attire added to the charm of the wedding design.

Since the couple loves candy and there were a large group of young family members attending the wedding, an abundant, old-fashioned candy bar was in order.

Candy was offered in penny candy jars, with Wedding Library pennants in each. Our gift box features a custom wrap that reinforces the spirit of the occasion.

The red, white and blue scheme was made more sophisticated by using combinations of only two colors at a time via pattern, flowers, linen, and paper goods.  We also adjusted the traditional bold red to our softer, happier cherry tone and elevated the standard navy to a happy cornflower shade throughout.

We often added a natural craft background instead of stark white when possible to further elevate the look. Creamy white flowers and chair cushions and sailor-blue tapers and napkins tie the look together.

Wedding Library Collection custom menu cards are further personalized with each guest’s name.

We layered our Wedding Library Collection patterned table number frames, textured votives and Wedgewood blue containers with our sophisticated chargers for a clean, masculine, country-sophisticate look.

As the sun begins to go down the room warms up. The mix of extra long banquet tables and rounds are used to maximize space and give definition to the open-air sides of the tent.

Round tables have one larger mixed arrangement and the long tables have groupings of single flower posies.  Hydrangeas and lilies, both grown at the grooms’ nearby home, are well represented.

Master baker Ron Ben-Israel, a longtime friend of the groom, created this stunner of a cake. The faux bois of the invite is incorporated and butterflies from the paper suite make an appearance. Finally, the cake is topped with the fireworks of the fourth of July.

The ever-present monogram is of course “carved” into the “wood” grain of the cake.

A final glimpse of the moon and the party that lasted long into the night.

The couple was thrilled to share their favorite Litchfield retreat with friends and family. The surrounding woods inspired the faux bois wedding motif.

Custom suits, shirts, ties and hand-made linen boutonnieres trimmed with vintage ribbon complete the dapper grooms’ All-American ensembles.

The couple fell in love with the Wedding Library Collection’s Woodland invitation suite but wanted to stick with their “red, white and blue” color scheme for their July 4 weekend wedding. By testing the colors during the proof process, they got the custom invitation they were hoping for.

The grooms have a weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, and found a bucolic inn for their ceremony and weekend reception.  The lake, woodlands and tented reception all fit the relaxed, friendly, family-vibe perfectly.

Thoughtful, custom touches were offered in abundance throughout the weekend.  Classic American brands were on hand and sparklers for the July 4 bonfire were mandatory.  Note the couples’ monogram “carved” into the wood grain background.

Guests were reminded of the wedding date’s importance with small touches such as the groom’s cufflinks and larger ones like the vintage oversized American flag backdrop to the wedding photo booth.

The recurring motif of faux bois shows up on gift bag packaging and even on the wedding cake. Woodland creatures such as butterflies, hares, bees and bucks are printed on various pieces of the wedding paperie suite.

The tri-fold weekend program gave welcome guidance to the many events. Patriotic mini fans and retro drinking glasses keep the mother of the groom cool.

With the lake as a backdrop and simple gauzy banners flying in the breeze, the ceremony site was set.  The numerous nieces and nephews of the couple lettered their wishes for the couple on balloons that were then given to the grooms.

With a word from the officiant, the bio-degradable balloons and ribbons were released during the ceremony.

Each guest was asked to take a moment and reflect on their own wish for the couple at this moment.

A friend’s impeccable fire engine was on site to provide a cheery red photo opportunity for guests.

The engine served double duty as a lemonade station and resting spot for guests before and after the ceremony.

With lights flashing and bell ringing, the fire engine leads the procession of guests to the cocktail reception after the ceremony.

Spiked and kid-friendly mint or strawberry (home made) lemonade was on hand for thirsty guests.

A group of Litchfield friends observed the dress code for men. Women were encouraged to wear white. The harmonious attire added to the charm of the wedding design.

Since the couple loves candy and there were a large group of young family members attending the wedding, an abundant, old-fashioned candy bar was in order.

Candy was offered in penny candy jars, with Wedding Library pennants in each. Our gift box features a custom wrap that reinforces the spirit of the occasion.

The red, white and blue scheme was made more sophisticated by using combinations of only two colors at a time via pattern, flowers, linen, and paper goods.  We also adjusted the traditional bold red to our softer, happier cherry tone and elevated the standard navy to a happy cornflower shade throughout.

We often added a natural craft background instead of stark white when possible to further elevate the look. Creamy white flowers and chair cushions and sailor-blue tapers and napkins tie the look together.

Wedding Library Collection custom menu cards are further personalized with each guest’s name.

We layered our Wedding Library Collection patterned table number frames, textured votives and Wedgewood blue containers with our sophisticated chargers for a clean, masculine, country-sophisticate look.

As the sun begins to go down the room warms up. The mix of extra long banquet tables and rounds are used to maximize space and give definition to the open-air sides of the tent.

Round tables have one larger mixed arrangement and the long tables have groupings of single flower posies.  Hydrangeas and lilies, both grown at the grooms’ nearby home, are well represented.

Master baker Ron Ben-Israel, a longtime friend of the groom, created this stunner of a cake. The faux bois of the invite is incorporated and butterflies from the paper suite make an appearance. Finally, the cake is topped with the fireworks of the fourth of July.

The ever-present monogram is of course “carved” into the “wood” grain of the cake.

A final glimpse of the moon and the party that lasted long into the night.

The couple was thrilled to share their favorite Litchfield retreat with friends and family. The surrounding woods inspired the faux bois wedding motif.

Custom suits, shirts, ties and hand-made linen boutonnieres trimmed with vintage ribbon complete the dapper grooms’ All-American ensembles.

The couple fell in love with the Wedding Library Collection’s Woodland invitation suite but wanted to stick with their “red, white and blue” color scheme for their July 4 weekend wedding. By testing the colors during the proof process, they got the custom invitation they were hoping for.

The grooms have a weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, and found a bucolic inn for their ceremony and weekend reception.  The lake, woodlands and tented reception all fit the relaxed, friendly, family-vibe perfectly.

Thoughtful, custom touches were offered in abundance throughout the weekend.  Classic American brands were on hand and sparklers for the July 4 bonfire were mandatory.  Note the couples’ monogram “carved” into the wood grain background.

Guests were reminded of the wedding date’s importance with small touches such as the groom’s cufflinks and larger ones like the vintage oversized American flag backdrop to the wedding photo booth.

The recurring motif of faux bois shows up on gift bag packaging and even on the wedding cake. Woodland creatures such as butterflies, hares, bees and bucks are printed on various pieces of the wedding paperie suite.

The tri-fold weekend program gave welcome guidance to the many events. Patriotic mini fans and retro drinking glasses keep the mother of the groom cool.

With the lake as a backdrop and simple gauzy banners flying in the breeze, the ceremony site was set.  The numerous nieces and nephews of the couple lettered their wishes for the couple on balloons that were then given to the grooms.

With a word from the officiant, the bio-degradable balloons and ribbons were released during the ceremony.

Each guest was asked to take a moment and reflect on their own wish for the couple at this moment.

A friend’s impeccable fire engine was on site to provide a cheery red photo opportunity for guests.

The engine served double duty as a lemonade station and resting spot for guests before and after the ceremony.

With lights flashing and bell ringing, the fire engine leads the procession of guests to the cocktail reception after the ceremony.

Spiked and kid-friendly mint or strawberry (home made) lemonade was on hand for thirsty guests.

A group of Litchfield friends observed the dress code for men. Women were encouraged to wear white. The harmonious attire added to the charm of the wedding design.

Since the couple loves candy and there were a large group of young family members attending the wedding, an abundant, old-fashioned candy bar was in order.

Candy was offered in penny candy jars, with Wedding Library pennants in each. Our gift box features a custom wrap that reinforces the spirit of the occasion.

The red, white and blue scheme was made more sophisticated by using combinations of only two colors at a time via pattern, flowers, linen, and paper goods.  We also adjusted the traditional bold red to our softer, happier cherry tone and elevated the standard navy to a happy cornflower shade throughout.

We often added a natural craft background instead of stark white when possible to further elevate the look. Creamy white flowers and chair cushions and sailor-blue tapers and napkins tie the look together.

Wedding Library Collection custom menu cards are further personalized with each guest’s name.

We layered our Wedding Library Collection patterned table number frames, textured votives and Wedgewood blue containers with our sophisticated chargers for a clean, masculine, country-sophisticate look.

As the sun begins to go down the room warms up. The mix of extra long banquet tables and rounds are used to maximize space and give definition to the open-air sides of the tent.

Round tables have one larger mixed arrangement and the long tables have groupings of single flower posies.  Hydrangeas and lilies, both grown at the grooms’ nearby home, are well represented.

Master baker Ron Ben-Israel, a longtime friend of the groom, created this stunner of a cake. The faux bois of the invite is incorporated and butterflies from the paper suite make an appearance. Finally, the cake is topped with the fireworks of the fourth of July.

The ever-present monogram is of course “carved” into the “wood” grain of the cake.

A final glimpse of the moon and the party that lasted long into the night.

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