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A Laid-Back Multicultural Wedding in Connecticut

  • Marie Labbancz Photography, Philadelphia, PA
    Joe Marini, River, CT
    A private residence in Essex, CT
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Monica & Victoria in Essex, CT
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Tory carried a lush and soft bouquet of white peonies and lavender roses, while Monica opted for a romantic one of deep-red peonies and roses.
Joe Marini, River, CT
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The seven bridesmaids wore navy-blue J. Crew dresses in various styles. Everyone went barefoot for the ceremony on the grass.
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The couple exchanged vows on the front lawn of Tory’s family estate, overlooking the Connecticut River.
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These custom-made stickers topped the inner envelopes of the invitations.
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After the wedding, Monica and Tory escaped for a few minutes alone.
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Both brides wore delicate lace dresses by Claire Pettibone. Monica chose one with an Empire waist and lace sleeves, while Tory wore a geometric number with a deep V-neck.
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Rich draping and uplighting decorated the tent.
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Monica and Tory chose “Always” by Patsy Cline for their first dance.
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After the barefoot ceremony, Monica and Tory changed into these cowboy boots for dinner and dancing.
Stylish Shoe Corporation, New York, NY
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Guests hung out around this fire pit set up with Adirondack chairs.
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To give off a relaxed vibe, a truck draped in Dutch colors (a nod to Tory’s heritage) served up beer on tap and in bottles.
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The bar inside the tent had a more upscale vibe than the beer truck. It was decorated with red and white flowers and votives.
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Instead of traditional vases of flowers, urns filled with rich green succulents decorated the tables.
Joe Marini, River, CT

Monica & Victoria in Essex, CT

The Bride Monica Dedet, 39, training to be a nutritionist The Bride Victoria (Tory) Winkelman, 28, an event planner The Date July 4 Monica and Tory decided to get married on Tory’s family estate in Connecticut, where she spent many summers growing up. They created a Miami-meets-New England beach vibe with lots of multicultural accents. Think: Latin salsas on the menu and New England Adirondack chairs at the reception.
- Amanda Black
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  • Marie Labbancz Photography, Philadelphia, PA
  • Joe Marini, River, CT
  • A private residence in Essex, CT
  • J. Crew

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