A Classic Fall Wedding at the Waveny House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Catherine Burns (27 and a marketing manager) and Todd Burns (27 and a risk assurance manager) pulled off a classic, fall wedding with a color palette of gold, ivory, peach and color hues. The Waveny House in New Canaan, Conn., a historic Tudor-style home built in the early 19th century, served as a striking backdrop for the day and provided a number of different settings for each portion of the elegant affair. The day commenced with a ceremony in the lush rose garden, where the flowers were in full bloom. Catherine and Todd exchanged vows as butterflies floated by and pomanders filled with carnations, roses and mums lined the aisle. Catherine’s childhood pastor officiated the ceremony and the couple treated guests to refreshments as they arrived. The festivities then moved to the Wavney House’s terrace for cocktail hour, where guests sipped on sangria, played lawn games and took in the views of the beautifully estate. The venue’s grand hall, where the reception took place, was the picture of old-world elegance characterized by dark wooden panels, hand-stenciled murals and original wood flooring, which set the tone for the rest of the decor. The couple kept things simple and classic, catering to the locale, topping the tables with understated arrangements of roses, hydrangeas and hypericum in cheerful peach, coral and pink colors, styled alongside gilded accents, ivory linens and warm candlelight. Wines from the couple’s favorite vineyard, as well as their favorite Brussels sprouts dish was served, followed by dancing under a moonlit sky.