Wedding was held on October 14th 2001 at The Mansion at Turner
a beautiful mansion in historic Ipswich Massachusetts surrounded
by the foliage that can only be seen in New England in the fall.
The Theme was Unique Autumn artistic. The Flowers included pomegranates,
artichokes, chili pepper, rosemary, tiger striped orchids, hydrangia,
and branches of all kinds (extremely different). Hand painted
framed watercolors as favors on every table as well as around
the mansion, handmade scroll wedding programs, invitations and
place cards (all made by the bride) all with a surprise poem inside
(poems by Hafiz, Pablo Neruda and the groom Rick Beaty.) The theme
was all centered around the gorgeous fabrics by Sila. Every color
and detail was used as the inspiration for the rest of the wedding
Cocktail hour included lollipop lambchops with rosemary dipping
sauce, sweet corn polenta rounds, Sesame chicken brochettes and
garlic shrimp. Dinner included tomato and mozzarella salad followed
by a butter nut squash soup and entrees of maple pecan encrusted
trying out designers like Lazaro and St.Pucchi and still not getting
the exclusive style they wanted, Robin and Richard met with Saman
to design the clothes for the bride and her entire party.
dress was a custom made Ball Gown cut Lehnga with a form fitted
bodice and a waltz length veil. Handloom woven Atlas silk with
an exclusive weave was used with revivalist arabesque moghul embroidery
accents in metal bullion and gilt wire in copper, bronze and matte
gold on the Lehnga, blouse and veil.
brides maids wore copper lehngas and mid length blouses with a
wrap carrying the same metal accents as the bride. The maid of
honor and flower girl presented the final touch to the world famous
New England Foliage setting in burnt orange lehengas.
A classic tux with a gold tie and vest handmade from the same
fabric as the brides gown. The grooms men also wore handmade ties
and vests from the same fabrics as the brides maids dresses)
of course! Also I found "TheKnot.com" and "theweddingchannel.com"
helpful, when it came to our gift registries. Honestly, "we"
were our best resource (along with our many artistic friends)
for creativity and originality in our wedding.
I mentioned , everything was handmade by us or friends right down
to our wedding rings and the cake!