Unbelievably Romantic Botanical Garden Wedding at Eolia Mansion

October 16, 2018 | juliette

Melissa and Coury’s fairytale wedding at Eolia Mansion was timeless and elegant and featured the softest and dreamiest color palette. Their first look and ceremony were both set in the estate’s gardens, which were overflowing with lush foliage and pretty blooms to create a secret garden vibe that set the tone for a romantic day. Drawing on that natural beauty, Ashleigh’s Garden created bouquets and centerpieces in white and green hues that added a soft elegance and a minimalist feel to the decor. The bride, who glowed in a Sarah Seven ballgown, also put her artistic skills to use in creating all of the paper goods for the event. From the first look to golden-hour beach photos, this Connecticut wedding was as romantic as could be and Corey Lynn Tucker Photography captured it in stunning fashion!

The Couple:

Melissa and Coury

The Wedding:

Eolia Mansion, Waterford, Connecticut

We both felt very strongly about writing and sharing our own vows. We wanted to be able to put our own personal touch on the ceremony and share the story of our lives together thus far and the moments we look forward to sharing together in the future.

I’ve always enjoyed drawing + painting and worked as an illustrator for a few years so, naturally, I looked forward to creating our save the dates, invitations, menu cards, seating charts and other printed material for the day of. I illustrated and painted a few floral pieces inspired by the gorgeous botanical gardens at Eolia. For a soft palette, I worked in watercolor, specifically blushes and greens. I then laid out the designs and text in Illustrator and worked with a local printer to bring my vision to life!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
Venue – Eolia Mansion
Floral Design – Ashleigh’s Garden
Catering and Cake – Culinary Concerts
Live Music – Flipside Band
Hair and Makeup Artist – Upstyle
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridal Accessories – Anthropologie
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse


Congratulations to Melissa and Coury, and a special thanks to Corey Lynn Tucker Photography for sharing this wedding at Eolia Mansion! To see more from this talented photographer, check out this oh-so-romantic blush and ivory Jonathan Edwards Winery wedding!

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One Comment

  1. Thank you for the feature Junebug! I can’t say enough good things about their magical wedding day! I’m so grateful the rain stopped and held off for their outdoor ceremony! Even more spectacular was the grand finale sunset! What an unexpected surprise for two beautiful souls. Love them!

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