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A Peacock-Inspired Rustic Wedding in Pomfret, CT

Justin proposed during a walk around Castle Island in South Boston. It was a pretty nasty day out -- cold and rainy, but I said yes to the walk, said

Justin proposed during a walk around Castle Island in South Boston. It was a pretty nasty day out -- cold and rainy, but I said yes to the walk, said Kathryn. When we were about half-way around the loop Justin popped the question. The Bride: Kathryn Wenzel, 29, small business owner The Groom: Justin Shepard, 31, software sales The Date: June 2012 Kathryn and Justin planned their wedding with a rustic romantic theme in mind. The color pallet was inspired by peacock feathers, consisting of blue and lime green.

Blue and Green Invitations
A few mason jars filled with flowers hung on the back of the aisle chairs.
The program was 2 sided – the front had the schedule for the day on it.  Since there were quite a few locations involved for all the different sections of the day we wanted people to have a heads up on when things would be taking place and where.  The back included the traditional program details with a thank you from us.
Kathryn's bouquet was made up of all organic flowers in different shades of ivory and purple. The florist chose flowers that were grown locally and in season during the wedding.
Kathryn wore her hair back in a curly low bun and had a hair piece that was made of a silk flower and peacock feathers.
At the end of the night guests grabbed sparklers that they used to light the way for Kathryn & Justin's send-off. The sparklers were displayed in vases and each had a tag with the  saying “Let Love Shine.”
Blue and Green Save-the-Date
Kathryn and Justin featured Golden Groom margarita and  Blushing Bride (made with St. Germaine) as their signature drinks. Each guest was given a mason jar with a tag for them to write their name on.  The Blushing Bride’s were garnished with a sprig of lavender.
Kathryn and Justin's cake was two tiers with olive branches and  lavender flowers decorating the edges and two glittered deer as the topper. Justin is an avid hunter so to honor his hobby the couple had a subtle buck and doe theme.
Ceremony SiteTyrone Farm, Pomfret, CT Reception SiteTyrone Farm, Pomfret, CT PhotographyNed Jackson Photography, MA OfficiantSkip Cheney, friend of the bride and groom GownBlue by Enzoani,Precious Memories Bridal Shop, Malden, MA HairNaomi’s Salon, Hartford, CT MakeupNaomi’s Salon, Hartford, CT Wedding RingsGold Rush Jewlers, Rowley, MA Bridesmaid Dresses Davids Bridal Groom and Groomsmen's FormalwearMen’s Warehouse Invitations, Programs, Escort Cards, Favors and Menu Cardsdesigned by Amanda Fox, printed by Wedding Ink, Norwell, MA Flowers Studio 539 Flowers, Providence, RI CateringGSeven Catering, Pomfret, CT, Island Creek Oysters, Duxbury, MA MusicThe Blockheads, Providence, RI Dance LessonsThe Vakas, Marshfield, MA CakeChocolate Rose Bakery, Pomfret, CT TransportationKnights Limo, Hartford, CT AccommodationsComfort Inn, Dayville, CT
For the escort cards, Kathryn and Justin dug through hundreds of old photos and found a picture of either one of them with .  The guest's pictures were printed to look like old Polaroid photos.  These were the highlight of cocktail hour – so many guests showed off their photo and told stories of when it was taken.
Rather than a traditional guest book that would end up packed away somewhere, Kathryn and Justin decided they would use wine bottles. Kathryn visited a local wine shop and they recommended 4 different wines, each would be great to drink in either 1 year, 5 years, 10 years or 20 years. Amanda of Wedding Ink then designed labels for each bottle and Kathryn gave their guests special pens to sign the bottles, which the couple will open and celebrate with on each anniversary.
Kathryn had two bridesmaids and a maid of honor. All of the girls wore peacock-blue dresses and gold sandals. As a thank you gift for each girl Kathryn gave them all a necklace make with their birthstone and initial, which they wore during the wedding.  To add some interest to the dresses they each wore a silk flower pin that was adorned with peacock feathers.  These pins matched Kathryn's peacock hair piece.
Each guest received a small tin with a different kind of herb seed for the favor. The tin had a sticker on the top that said “love grows” and a second sticker on the bottom with directions for planting.  We wanted to give something that was easily portable since our guests were all traveling and something that our guests could use and enjoy.