August was a busy month for weddings for us at Tarrywile Mansion. Katherine and Matthew were married on August 18th with their wedding ceremony celebrated under the lush grape arbor, with 66 of their closest friends and family in attendance. This lovely young couple came to us from Hamden, CT, looking for a wedding venue that reflected the vision of what their wedding day would look like, and Tarrywile Mansion fit the description beautifully.
Art Deco Style
The couple wanted their wedding day to reflect classic elegance as seen in the Art Deco style of the 1920s. The architecture of the mansion was a perfect match to the early 1900’s style, with finely crafted woodwork, graceful chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Katherine walked down the aisle under the protective cover of the grape arbor in a shimmering, vintage-style dress carrying a bouquet of white roses with one soft pink rose as an accent. Her bridesmaids were dressed similarly in shimmering gowns in pale champagne pink.
Great Gatsby Influence
Katherine rented the Mansion for two days so she could be sure it would be available for decorating and the wedding rehearsal. The decorations were simple, yet reflected the Great Gatsby Era. Set up in the foyer was an old-fashioned typewriter with instructions to “hunt and peck” some advice to the newlyweds. Their invitations and wedding favors reflected the type set of the time. They were able to arrange their floor plan to direct the flow of their guests with cocktail hour on the veranda, guest dining in the library, living, and dining rooms, DJ Anthony Gloria was set up in the conservatory, with dancing in the formal drawing room.
Wedding Day Ready
Katherine and Matt made Tarrywile Mansion their own on their wedding day. The bride’s room was utilized by the bride and her ladies to get dressed and have hair and make-up done. The groom’s room held Matt and his groomsmen, getting dressed, having a drink, and sharing memories, hopes and dreams. The vision of an Art Deco wedding reflecting the Great Gatsby style emphasized our motto of “your wedding, your way.”
The caterer hired for their wedding day was approved caterer Carriage House Events & Catering.