They didn't want to ruin a good thing. But Melinda and Jesse risked their friendship and ended up in love. ''When I first met him,'' Melinda says, ''Jesse seemed so conservative, not really my type.'' So she took it upon herself to match him up with other women. The two friends eventually became inseparable. They had much in common -- including, it turned out, an irrepressible mutual attraction.
The letterpress wedding stationery takes its inspiration from the garden. Save-the-date dials reveal teasers about the impending day when rotated -- their floral images, as well as those on the invitations and reply postcards, are clip art. Plain stickers, hand-stamped with monograms, serve as envelope seals. Store-bought cards (bottom) are used as thank-you notes.
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Florence Griswold Museum
Cake and Desserts: Queen of Tarts Old-Fashioned Baking
Chocolates: Woodhouse Chocolate
Flowers: Art and Garden Floral Design, 860-526-9376
Stationery: Paper Source
Calligraphy: Rona Siegel Fine Art Studio, 415-314-1019
Custom Rubber Stamps: Stampworx 2000
Paper Umbrellas and Parasols: Asian Ideas
Favors: Michael Roger Press
Wedding Gown: Veronica by Amy Kuschel Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie
Groom's Attire: suit and tie by Ted Baker
Music: Ron Murray, and Willow Entertainment
Rentals: Braun Tent and Party Productions, 203-452-8810