Sean & Jennifer made The Knot…

Good news for Missy Photography.  I am thrilled to announce Sean and Jennifer’s wedding (of last August in Connecticut) made the Real Weddings section of The Knot.  What a treat!  Here is the link.




Jennifer & Sean in Waterford, CT
Jennifer’s bouquet was densely packed with brightly colored orchids, lilies, stephanotis, dahlias, and tulips. Her bolero, handmade by her grandmother from lace Jennifer picked out in New York City’s Garment District, was the perfect finish to her romantic wedding day look.
Staying true to his wedding (and school!) colors, Sean’s unique boutonniere was composed of two orchid blooms in purple and orange, each adorned with a pearlescent lavender pin. The hand-wrapped stems trailed off in a playful curlicue.
The color palette was inspired by Sean’s days at Hobart College. The couple was determined to stick to their bold color scheme -- no pastels allowed! Jennifer’s attendants, in their vibrant orange, shantung silk dresses, were no exception.
The elegant, monochromatic bridesmaid bouquets contained blossoms in every shade (and shape!) of purple under the sun, including hydrangeas, vanda orchids, lisianthus, and bachelor buttons. The stems were wrapped in purple ribbon and glammed up with matching pearlescent pins.
Belle, the younger of the couple’s two pooches, wasn’t about to be left out of the ceremony fun. After proper grooming befitting her best friends’ big day, she was quite a hit during the wedding processional.
The groom’s niece, looking heavenly in a classic white, shantung silk dress with a bright orange sash, walked the couple’s “girls” down the aisle with their color-coordinated leashes. Her floral headpiece, a wreath of baby’s breath dotted with tiny purple flowers and orange ribbons, was perfect for the outdoor summer wedding.
An amphitheater overlooking the Long Island Sound made an intimate setting for the ceremony. The couple adorned the space with a few elegant touches: The benches were covered in white fabric, colorful petals were scattered along the aisle, and a lush garland studded with orange blooms was placed along the balustrade at the front.
The cameo-style table numbers featured white cutouts layered over bright orange card stock.
For the reception, Jennifer and Sean wanted to keep their centerpieces low so they wouldn’t interfere with conversation -- but that didn’t keep them from going over the top with these magnificent arrangements! The luscious, intensely hued arrangements took their cue from the wedding bouquets and featured orange and purple blooms, like vanda orchids, tulips, larkspur, mini calla lilies, pincushion proteas, lisianthus, hydrangeas, and dahlias.
The intricate ivory piping on the buttercream-iced cake was based on the bride’s Belgian veil, which her mother wore at her own wedding. Orange and purple orchids added a touch of whimsy to the tiers, while a porcelain claddagh cake topper crowned the confection.
The bride’s mother used her die-cut machine to make monograms for the koozie favors. The couple chose the favors to help keep the sophisticated wedding relaxed and fun. “I’m from the South and koozies are a must,” says Jennifer.
Another DIY favor was a silver tin filled with Swedish fish, which the bride’s mother embellished with colored circles embossed with a claddagh ring. Since Sean’s family is Irish, the claddagh motif was used throughout the wedding, from the invitations and the favors right down to the groom’s custom wedding ring.
Each guest also received a bottle of hot sauce -- Sean’s favorite. The DIY tags were hand-stamped with the couple’s monogram and claddagh motif.

Jennifer & Sean in Waterford, CT

Jennifer and Sean planned an alfresco wedding outside a mansion in Waterford, Connecticut.

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Photos By: Missy Photography, New York, NY

Event Planning: Latresse Thornton, LMT Designs, New York, NY

Jennifer and Sean met while hanging out at a mutual friend’s party. After almost three years together, the two decided they were ready to take the next step: They went to New York City’s Diamond District to pick out the essentials, and while her stone was being set, Sean officially asked Jennifer to marry him. 
The Bride Jennifer Sapitowicz, 25, administrative coordinator 
The Groom Sean McGlynn, 30, senior underwriter in commercial real estate 
The Date August 30
Early on in their planning, the couple decided to host a Labor Day weekend celebration, and narrowed their search to Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park for its proximity to both the fun-filled Mystic area and their friends and family. The estate’s dramatic outdoor amphitheater was the icing on the cake for their chic but relaxed family-friendly wedding.
— Elizabeth Stadele





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7 responses to “Sean & Jennifer made The Knot…

  1. glenda

    wow…..that is Huge! Congratulations!

  2. Amy

    That is so wonderful Melissa~ Congrats! It took them long enough 🙂

  3. Jonna

    The colors are amazing, everything just sings with happiness! That little pooch is pretty cute too, congrats Jennifer and Sean!

  4. Jonna

    Congrats Melissa! The colors, the moments, the ambience, all is amazingly captured, well done!

  5. congratulations! and may i say, what a lovely blog you have! (i found you via cup of jo.) have a great evening 🙂

  6. beautiful! also, congrats! you’re the winner of the Kelly + Olive giveaway on my blog, cup of jo 🙂 i think you’re going to love it!!! just email me and we’ll get it all sorted. thank you! xoxo joanna_goddard (-at-) yahoo (-dot-) com

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