A Vintage Industrial Wedding at The Lace Factory in Essex, Connecticut

Kerry Ann Mullen (36 and an office manager) and Tyler O'Hazo (39 and a real estate appraiser) had dated on and off for 10 years before their engagemen

Kerry Ann Mullen (36 and an office manager) and Tyler O'Hazo (39 and a real estate appraiser) had dated on and off for 10 years before their engagement. On a trip to Spain, the couple found themselves on the funicular train up to a medieval tower overlooking San Sebastian. Once on top of the tower, Tyler surprised Kerry Ann with a proposal which influenced their inclusion of many Spanish elements in the wedding. Tyler had been talking about finding a location near the Connecticut River for the longest time so the couple went to check out the area. They found a beautiful open area in Deep River, Connecticut where they held their grassy outdoor ceremony. An antique steam train began at that very spot and rode guests down to The Lace Factory for the reception. Upon arrival to the open industrial warehouse type venue, guests could find their seat from the escort cards of bud vases and tiny flowers. Kerry is a vegetarian so the focus of the meal was an incredible vegetarian paella accompanied by Spanish influences for all of their visiting guests. Before finishing off the night with hours of dancing, guests were treated to a large dessert buffet featuring Tyler's favourite, chocolate cream pie.

Kerry Ann's bouquet had garden roses, white majolica spray roses and dusty millers wrapped in white satin tulle with a single line of beads up one side.
The bridesmaids bouquets were peegee hydrangeas and dusty millers and groomsmen bouts were dusty millers and dried peegee hydrangeas. The florist supplied each girl with a vase in order to display her bouquet at the reception.
White Rose Boutonniere
The bride wore a strapless ivory lace fit and flare with champagne sheath and satin sash. She decided against a veil and wore flowers in her hair instead. She accessorised with vintage  jewellery and a clutch.
Tyler and his 5 groomsmen wore charcoal suits with aubergine ties to match the bridesmaids. Tyler wore an ivory tie to match the brides dress. One groomsmen has very long curly hair and loves to wear a bandana so he found a special purple bandana to go with the days themed colour.
Each girl wore the same floor length Aubergine dress and jewelry from Etsy, which the bride gifted them. The jewelry was a matching necklace and earrings of antique bronzed chain with ivory Swarovski pearls. They each chose their own gold shoes.
Rose Petal Coated Aisle
Outdoor Father of the Bride in Processional
First Kiss Under the Oak Tree
Train Ride to the Reception
Essex Antique Steam Train
During the ceremony, a poem was read by one of the bridesmaids followed by the best man's speech. The brides college friend, a part time stand-up comedian, also gave a heartwarming yet funny speech.
The escort cards were combined with the favours put together by their florist. They had bud vases with flowers and hand written names and table numbers. Ashleigh’s Garden is a green florist and instead of utilizing plastic, uses twigs and all recyclable materials.
Kerry Ann loves the look of white and ivory so the table clothes were white with ivory napkins. The Lace Factory doesn’t require much in terms of decorating because it can stand on it's own so the couple decorated lightly in neutral tones.
Round Lantern Centerpiece
The crudité table was a fully stocked harvest table. The bride and groom invited friends from Spain so they served manchego cheese, a Spanish favourite, and several passed horsdeurves as well.
Reformed Factory Reception Venue
The couple opted against a wedding cake and instead served a variety of delicious desserts. They had the groom's favourite, a chocolate cream pie, along with cupcakes and cookie.
Black and White First Dance