A Romantic, Vintage-Glam Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut

For their midsummer wedding, Christina DeFilippo (29 and owner of the blog Oh So Glam) and Raja Tarabishy (31 and an entrepreneur) planned a vintage, romantic affair with an elegant palette of neutral and pale-pink hues. Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut, offered the ultimate backdrop for the glamorous old-fashioned affair, with its stately facade, beautifully appointed rooms and lush gardens. From the flowers to the food and everything in between, Lord Thompson Manor took care of all the details. For the ceremony, lush bunches of white hydrangeas, candles and dozens of hanging crystal-accented lanterns infused the manor’s gardens with undeniable sophistication and ambiance. But the reception was where the couple’s vision truly came to life. Gilded candelabras, garden-inspired arrangements of roses and hydrangeas in glass antique boxes and a slew of quirky antiques ranging from cameras to typewriters and record players struck the perfect balance of opulence and rustic glamour. “I loved that each table was truly different and that nothing matched,” Christina says. “We also set up a beautiful area on the lawn under the largest trees on the property with hanging chandeliers and a picnic blanket as a place for guests to take photos.” The Fensgate Chamber Players set a sophisticated, romantic tone during cocktail hour, while a menu of decadent bites—from braised duck with figs to shrimp fra diavolo and honey-glazed salmon—gave guests the energy they needed to shake it out on the dance floor all night. A tip from Christina and Raja: “One thing we decided early on was to be as present as possible to enjoy our day. We had both heard on many occasions that the day flies by and that couples feel pulled in a hundred different directions. We chose both our photographer Rebecca Arthurs and videographer Barnberry Productions because they were able to capture our wedding from afar and didn’t constantly pull us out of the moment to get the perfect shots. We were able to enjoy ourselves the day of, and were so surprised that so many candid moments were caught when we didn’t even know they were there for them.”