From the moment we met Shardei and Jeromy, we knew this wedding would be something special. They first toured the mansion at our 2012 bridal show and in the following month, booked their wedding. When we found out Jeromy was a professional football player, our executive director challenged him to an arm wrestling match. Good thing there was no money bet on the outcome!
Shardei and the talented team from Fancy Pants Event Planning had put together a beautiful, elaborate affair with stunning arrangements by Datura, A Modern Garden including a gorgeous arch that Shardei and Jeromy would stand under as they said their vows. A Thyme to Cook prepared a delicious menu and Power Posse Productions designed a custom lighting display to add that special touch to the dance floor.
Shardei had expressed concern about the weather, (as we all know May in Connecticut can be unpredictable) so she and her wedding planner put together an alternate plan in case of rain. Originally, the plan was to have the ceremony outside on the vista with cocktails on the patio and dancing in the West Ballroom. Fortunately, when the rain came everyone was prepared. The ceremony was moved into the Loggia, cocktails in the West Ballroom and the rest of the wedding fell into place.
Shardei took it all in stride and on the day of her wedding; she was cool, calm, collected, and looking absolutely gorgeous!
She and her bridal party took advantage of a brief pause in the rainy weather and headed outside for a few pictures
And luckily, the rain held off long enough for Shardei and Jeromy’s “first look” photos