Siobhan and Mark's October Wedding at the Heritage Hotel

Burgundy and yellow – if this color palette doesn’t just scream FALL WEDDING, then I don’t know what does. These colors were in abundance at Siobhan and Mark’s October wedding at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT.

The day began with the bride and groom getting ready separately at their family homes in Stamford, CT. Bridesmaids were clad in matching denim shirts and black leggings during hair and makeup (provided by Lisa Hayes and Marie Orecchio) while sharing tons of laughs.  The bride selected beautiful burgundy dresses for her bridesmaids, each dress was slightly different in style (a trend we love!).

The couple opted for a church ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Fairfield, CT. The bride and groom arrived separately to church as they chose to not do a First Look. The bride pulled up in a limo moments before the ceremony began. Her bridesmaids made their way down the aisle one by one and Siobhan was escorted down the aisle by her father, Sean. Needless to say, she took everyone’s breath away! Their ceremony was a full mass and lasted approximately an hour. They receded down the aisle and guests had gathered outside of the church to send the newlyweds off with a grand bubble exit!

A limo was waiting to transport the bridal party to Southbury Falls for some stunning photos while guests made their way back to the Heritage Hotel to indulge in cocktail hour. Guests were treated to an array of passed hors d’oeuvres and stationary items, including a chef-attended pasta display and the couple’s signature cocktail, Mark-a-Ritas!

Around 6:30pm, guests were asked to move into the Timbers room for the reception.  Tables were decorated with yellow linens, wood slab table numbers (crafted by the bride!), romantic burgundy and yellow floral centerpieces, and dazzling twinkle lights overhead. Music was played by the talented Silver Arrow Band. The bridal party was introduced followed by Siobhan and Mark. The couple went right into their first dance to the song Everything by Michael Buble.

Toasts and speeches followed with dinner to be served afterwards. Guests had the option of filet mignon, salmon or chicken served with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. The fun really got started with the bride/father dance! Siobhan and her family are huge fans of Queen so it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when she and her dad rocked out to Somebody to Love by Queen. Mark and his mom were up next and they didn’t disappoint as they moved their feet to Pretty Young Thing by Michael Jackson! Now the party was started and the dance floor open. This crowd was dancing all night long!

In between songs, guests were treated to coffee and dessert. Storeybook Cakes provided two different flavors of cupcakes, both of which were delicious! Cupcakes were set out on a birch cupcake stand that the bride also made herself! The reception wrapped up around 10:30pm but no one was ready for bed yet! Everyone moved upstairs to the tavern and kept the party going!

This wedding was such a blast for everyone involved! We wish Siobhan and Mark the best in their new life together as husband and wife!


Wedding Planner: Alyssa Jean Signature Events /

Venue: Heritage Hotel /

Ceremony Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Parish /

Photography: Kevin Kelley Photography /

Videography: DMO Films /

Music: Silver Arrow Band /

Flowers: Agnew Florist /

Cake/Cupcakes: Storeybook Cakes /

Photobooth & Uplighting: JMG Music /

Bistro Lighting: Spin Doctor Entertainment /

Beauty: Lisa Hayes (makeup) and Marie Orecchio (hair)

Transportation: Elite Limousine /

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