May 2015

May 9, 2015

The Attire

Lauren Ann stunned in a Hayley Paige gown featuring long sleeves and an illusion floral beaded bodice. Steve wore a suit from Suitsupply with a tie and pocket square from The Tie Bar

The Boutonnière

In a nod to the groom's last name of DePino, which means "of the pines" in Italian, Hana Floral Design placed a small pine in his boutonnière along with a mini succulent and some wax flower.

The Shoes

Lauren Ann's blush suede Pilcro d'Orsay pumps complemented the layer of pink tulle in her gown, as well as her rose gold engagement ring and wedding band.

Photos in the Orchard

Before the ceremony, the pair took portraits among the rows of apple trees. "I remember thinking this was the best decision I have ever made," says Lauren Ann of choosing to do a first look.

All in The Family

Steve's sister and brother served as maid of honor and best man, respectively. The maid of honor wore a lavender frock from ASOS while the two flower girls, Steve's nieces, wore dresses from Etsy.

The Bridal Bouquet

Hana Floral Design created Lauren Ann's stunning bouquet of king ice protea, pink peonies, wax flower, hellebores, astilbe, ranunculus, tulips, dianthus, peach hypericum berries, and several types of eucalyptus greens. In a nod to the ceremony's orchard locale and the bride's father who is a gardener, the flowers were tied off with a seed packet.

The Ceremony Setting

Hana Floral Design constructed a cherry blossom tree at Bishop's Orchards for the nuptials. Using several bundles of Kwanzan cherry branches, the tree looked to be in full bloom even though it was April in Connecticut. Guests sat on wooden benches handmade by the groom.

The Ceremony Tears

The bride's father walked her down the aisle to the sounds of her brother playing John Mayer's "XO" on the guitar. During the emotional ceremony, the couple's friend and wedding planner, Candice Dowling Coppola of Jubilee Events, read one of the couple's favorite poems, "Empty Spaces" by Ernest Hemingway."My favorite moment of the wedding was coming down the aisle surrounded by all these people who have embraced me as their own," Lauren Ann says. "To see Steve's face as I walked down the aisle of benches he handmade, seating all of our family and friends, was a moment I will never forget."

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