Classic Navy Wedding at Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park in Waterford, Connecticut
After a not-so-successful blind date, Paul Harding, 40, a contractor, headed to an Upper East Side for a quick drink. As fate would have it, that's where he met Claire Fabian, 30. After a snowy proposal skiing in Vermont, the couple decided on a summer wedding in coastal Connecticut. The couple wanted their Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park wedding to be "like the best dinner party you'd ever been to." Thanks to the mansion's homey layout and a stellar menu, they pulled it off, creating an old-world dinner party that would have made the home's original owners proud. Their venue's waterfront locale made navy and easy choice for their color palette which they accented with warm shades of each and coral. The result was a classic, preppy affair that flawlessly walked the line between classic and casual.