Echeverria, Photography, Wedding

Real Wedding: Erica and Brandon

By: Colleen Lennehan

Erica and Brandon’s waterfront wedding is a picture perfect example of how unique couples can be when planning their big day.

The two were married on August 27th, 2016 at Brandon’s families lake house in Winsted, Connecticut. At the end of their dock, under clear blue skies and in front of nearly a dozen loved ones, the pair said “I do”.

To create their dream wedding, Erica and Brandon focused on blending an intimate ceremony with a laid-back reception of about 150 guests.

The couple kept their wedding party small, with three people total: a maid of honor, groomsman, and Erica’s sweet daughter Ella as their flower girl. Later, they celebrated at The Village at Boulder Ridge under a pavilion full of flowers, lanterns, and love.

Terri has been friends with Erica’s mother, Noreen, since the two were in grammar school, so when the wedding preparation began Terri was thrilled to be involved. They then asked me to photograph the wedding and how could I have said anything but yes!

Two bouquets, one flower crown, one wrist corsage, 30 arrangements, and five garlands were used to complete their flower wish list.

Erica’s bridal bouquet was completely stunning. A wild and natural look paired well with her entire day. Terri used some beautiful blooms in both the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets. A mix of garden roses, queen anne’s lace, ranunculus, succulents, freesia, dahlias, and greens made up these bright and breezy bouquets.

A sweet flower crown of eucalyptus and spray roses was worn by Ella, the most photogenic flower girl I have ever seen!

After some wedding party photos in downtown Riverton and at the Saville Dam in Barkhamsted, the couple arrived to a packed pavilion full of friends and family.

To welcome guests, two twelve foot garlands draped along the entry railings, while a rustic chalkboard greeted everyone. Inside, under dozens of lanterns and banners, each picnic table had a weathered wooden box full of flowers that matched the bouquets.


We loved the personal touches at their reception. From the vintage card holder, to the sangria bar, Erica and Brandon’s afternoon was full of creativity and entertainment.

Boulder Ridge was the perfect spot for a laidback style wedding. With dozens of kids in attendance, the venue offered a swimming pool, playground, volleyball courts, and even a zip line!

After hours of mingling, eating, drinking, and diving in the pool, it was time for everyone to enjoy the dessert table!

A three-tiered cake, decorated with more fresh flowers was the main event, but the grooms cake, a life-like fish replica to highlight Brandon’s favorite past-time, caught everyone’s eye.

We loved the carefree air that surrounded their big day, these two are a genuine example of what marrying your best friend looks like. We loved working with them and hope they have nothing but happiness as their marriage begins!

Venue-The Village and Boulder Ridge

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Colleen Anne Lennehan

Hair and Makeup- Beauty Entourage



Echeverria, Peonies, Photography, Wedding

Blooming Boutonnières

By: Colleen Lennehan

Boutonnieres, a sweet staple to any wedding, are just as necessary as a bridal bouquet, or the first dance, and can be as unique as a field of wildflowers.

Many boutonnieres are classic, made of a few stems of flowers, perhaps wrapped in ivory ribbon, others are quite unique in style and include personal objects meaningful to the couple.

Some of the most popular blooms Terri uses for boutonnieres are ranunculus, spray roses, succulents, and mini calla lilies. She often adds greens in as well to give the little lapel accent a fuller look.

Many brides love a classic and clean feel with a single flower and a strand of ivy or baby’s breath, while others love a messy natural look of eucalyptus or dusty miller accompanying their flowers.

Either way, these wedding day necessities are the perfect way to continue your color scheme, theme, or character!

We’ve gathered a few classic and quirky button hole ideas for you! Enjoy!





Florist- Terri Krisavage

*All other photos were credited to the website that featured them or their original photographers and florists!

Echeverria, engagement party, Uncategorized, Wedding

Sweet Succulents

By: Colleen Lennehan

From bouquets, to cake toppers, succulents are quickly becoming the new “it” addition to any dream wedding!

These earthy flower alternatives are being incorporated into many of our recent weddings. One of Terri’s brides, with a coral and peach color scheme, loved the pop of green succulents gave to her bouquets, as seen in the first photo.

Their durability allows them to be effortlessly tucked into bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnières, flower crowns, and even cake toppers!

Succulents are also an extremely versatile plant, when paired with cacti and shades of pink they give off a desert feel, but can easily be bunched together with greens and rich blooms for an earthy look.

We see so many gorgeous examples of succulents in use on Pinterest and couldn’t help but share some of our favorites in this post. We have pinned plenty of wedding inspirations on our Pinterest boards that you can follow, here!

There are multiple varieties of these sweet succulents, giving tons of options for any brides style. We love the natural look they lend to floral arrangements, as well as an overall unique touch!

Though succulents are loved by many brides and grooms, they are also being used in everyday arrangements too!

Mark your calendars for our Succulent Garden Class this fall on September 20th, from 12:30pm-2:30pm, or September 21st, from 6:00pm-8:00pm! Reserve your spot by September 13th to create a beautiful textured succulent garden using different varieties of these gorgeous plants! We hope to see you there!

Florist- Terri Krisavage

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

*All other photos were found via Pinterest, and credited to their original photographer